Category Archives: Author

Backwaters’ poet Susan Firer featured on Whad’Ya Know?

Susan Firer, author of Backwaters Press collections The Laugh We Make When We Fall and Milwaukee Does Strange Things to People was featured on the April 25th episode of the popular public radio program, Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know? Susan read poems, and talked the time she was accused of giving Allen Ginsberg food poisoning. Susan was the poet laureate of […]

Also posted in News & Information | Comments closed

Zeina Hashem Beck Recites “Winged Carrots”

From the B-Change YouTube channel. B-Change describes themselves thus, “With an intellectual approach to entertainment and a lighthearted, creative approach to news, B-Change is a platform for people who would like their neighbors to be kinder, their parents to be more understanding, their children to be less isolated and life to be more stimulating.”

Also posted in News & Information | Comments closed

Anstett on Verse Daily

Backwaters Prize winner, Aaron Anstett, will be featured this week (3/15/15) on Verse Daily.  Check the archives for exact day of publication. Anstett won the 2004 Backwaters Prize for his manuscript, No Accident, and the press published his latest collection of poems, Insofar as Heretofor, in 2014.

Also posted in News & Information | Comments closed

2013 Backwaters Prize winner in Sukoon

Our latest award winner, Zeina Hashem Beck, let us know that four of the poems from her collection have been selected for the Summer 2014 issue of Sukoon, an Arab-themed magazine.

Also posted in News & Information | Comments closed

The Backwaters Press presents an evening with Rebecca Rotert and Aaron Anstett

Wednesday, October 29 at 7:00pm; House of Loom The Backwaters Press quarterly reading series continues with this event to be held at House of Loom. We will celebrate the new titles from the authors. Desserts will be provided. The reading is free and open to the public.More information:Rebecca Rotert received her MA from Hollins College […]

Also posted in Readings | Comments closed

Interview with Zeina Hashem Beck

The 2013 Backwaters Prize winner, Zeina Hashem Beck, has a conversation with arts and culture blog, Danna Writes. The form of the interview is a correspondence that focuses on the role of place — especially the city of Beirut for Beck — in the practice of poetry.

Also posted in News & Information | Comments closed

Upcoming Readings for the Release of The Untidy Season

Book Release at House of Loom Come celebrate the release of The Untidy Season: An Anthology of Nebraska Women Poets on Sunday March 23, 2014 at House of Loom – 1012 South 10th Street, Omaha. This anthology published by The Backwaters Press is a collection filled with poems by Nebraska female poets. Some poets still live in the […]

Also posted in News & Information, Readings | Comments closed

Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet reviewed in Story Circle Book Reviews

Twyla Hansen and Linda M. Hasselstrom’s 2011 collection, Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet, was recently reviewed by Story Circle Book Reviews. In the review, Khadijah A. concluded: Duet, perhaps, yes. But even more, both poets bring to life the every day of countless women, past and present, who have a connection to family, to home and to […]

Also posted in News & Information, Reviews | Comments closed

Susan Elbe, Finalist for Julie Suk Award

The Map of What Happened, Susan Elbe‘s 2012 Backwaters Prize winning collection, is now short listed by Jacar Press for the 2013 Julie Suk Award for the best poetry book.

Also posted in News & Information | Comments closed

Interview with 2013 Backwaters Prize Winner, Zeina Hachem Beck

Lebanese poet Zeina Hachem Beck is interviewed by Dubai Scene about her work as a poet, her recent award of the Backwaters Prize, and the general state of poetry. The press cannot be more pleased to have awarded our most recent prize to such a dynamic and passionate poet.

Also posted in News & Information | Comments closed