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AWP Backwaters Press Author Signings

Stop at our booth #973 while you’re at AWP. We will have a prize wheel with fun giveaways plus these amazing BWP authors signing books: Thursday, Feb. 9: 12pm John Ronan 12:30pm Susan Elbe 1pm Lola Haskins 1:30pm Howard Robertson 2pm Zeina Hashem Beck 2:30pm John Bradley 3pm Susan Firer Friday, Feb. 10: 11am Richard […]

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DRONE Recommended by Small Press Distribution

Our favorite distributor and online retail outlet, SPD, has recommended the 2015 Backwaters Prize winner, DRONE, by Kim Garcia in their latest e-mail news letter. You can purchase the newly published DRONE from SPD and see why it was selected for the prize last year.

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Marjorie Saiser on the Writer’s Almanac

Backwaters Press poet, Marjorie Saiser, will be featured on Garrison Keillor’s daily program, The Writer’s Almanac, on July 3rd. Keillor will read Saiser’s poem, “Last Day of Kindergarten” from her most recent collection, I Have Nothing to Say about Fire. Saiser says of the work, “The poem is based on a photo of my grandson […]

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Upcoming Readings for Zeina Hashem Beck

Backwaters Prize winner, Zeina Hashem Beck, has three US readings in April. April 9, at the Pen and Brush, NYC April 11, Brandywine Workshop, Philadelphia, PA April 15, Split This Rock Poetry Festival, Washington, D.C.

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Backwaters Press presents a reading with Susan Elbe and Todd Robinson

Wednesday, July 29th at 7 p.m. This free reading is held at UNO’s Community Engagement Center on the 2nd floor. Please join us! This program is funded in part by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. Parking information can be found here: More information about the poets: Susan Elbe is the author of […]

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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 […]

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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