Celebrating Lynx House Press
Featured poets will include Kirsten Kaschock, Joe Wilkins, Emily Banks, Piotr Florczyk, and Laura Stott.
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About Lynx House Press:
Lynx House was founded in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 1975 by Christopher Howell, David Lyon, and Helena Minton. Between 1975 and 1990, Lynx House published books by Don Hendrie Jr., Valerie Martin, Yusef Komunyakaa, Floyce Alexander, Ray Amorosi, Margaret Robison, Jeff Walker, Jenne Andrews, Robert Hahn, and Philip Garrison, among others.
Christopher Howell became sole editor in 1990, after which the press published books by, Fred Pfeil, Patricia Goedicke, Vern Rutsala, Earl Ganz, Madeline DeFrees, James Grabill, Carlos Reyes, Carol Oles, Bill Tremblay, Robert Abel, Gary Fincke, Joyce Thompson, John Hodgen, Carolyn Miller, Domenic Stansberry, William Michael Ryan, Anthony Robbins and many others. The press moved to its present Spokane, Washington, location in 1996.
In 1997, Howell initiated the Blue Lynx prize competition, a national poetry contest offering a $2000 cash prize and publication. Winners included Carolyne Wright, Robert Gregory, Lisa Beskin, Lynne Burris Butler, Doren Robbins, Miguel Murphy, Jim Daniels, Julie Gamberg, Randal Watson, Jorn Ake, and Arianne Zwartjes.
About the poets:
Kirsten Kaschock is author of several poetry books, in addition to a chapbook and a novel: Unfathoms, A Beautiful Name for a Girl, WindowBoxing, The Dottery (winner of the Donald Hall Prize for Poetry), Confessional Sci-Fi: A Primer, and Sleight. She teaches at Drexel University
Joe Wilkins grew up in eastern Montana on a sheep and hay ranch north of the Bull Mountains. He is the author of a memoir, The Mountain and the Father, winner of a 2014 GLCA New Writers Award, and three collections of poetry, including When We Were Birds, winner of the 2017 Oregon Book Award in Poetry. His debut novel Fall Back Down When I Die was praised as “remarkable and unforgettable” in Booklist (starred review). He lives with his family in western Oregon, where he directs the creative writing program at Linfield College.
Emily Banks was born in Brooklyn, New York, and lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She teaches poetry and creative writing at Emory University. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including Superstition Review, Blood Orange Review, Cimarron Review, storySouth, Free State Review, Pembroke Magazine, and Yemassee. Mother Water is her first volume of poems.
Piotr Florczyk was born and raised in Kraków, Poland, and moved to the United States at the age of sixteen. He is author of Barefoot, a chapbook of poems, as well as Los Angeles Sketchbook, a volume of brief essays and photographs. He has also translated or cotranslated seven collections of Polish poetry.d.
Laura Stott is author of In the Museum of Coming and Going; her poems have also appeared in Western Humanities Review, the Aurorean, Sugar House Review, Rock and Sling, Copper Nickel, Memorious, and Cutbank. She teaches at Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.
Winner of the Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry
Thieve is a pointed, political book, though the politics here are local, particular, physically felt.
Born of hours spent watching and listening to the testimonies of Polish Holocaust survivors and those who came to their aid, these poems by noted Polish poet Piotr Florczyk document the unspeakable evil unleashed by the Nazis in Poland, while also interrogating the very concept of memory literature.