Indigo Moor and Jennifer K. Sweeney featured in Second Tuesday Poetry

The Modesto-Stanislaus Poetry Center will be featuring Indigo Moor, author of Everybody’s Jonesin’ for Something (Backwaters Press, 2021), and Jennifer K. Sweeney, author of Foxlogic, Fireweed (Backwaters Press, 2020), in their Second Tuesday Poetry reading event. The remote event is … Continue reading Indigo Moor and Jennifer K. Sweeney featured in Second Tuesday Poetry

From the Desk of Jennifer K. Sweeney: On Lyric Space During the Pandemic, and a Poetry of In-betweenness

Jennifer K. Sweeney is the author of three other poetry collections, including Little Spells, How to Live on Bread and Music, and Salt Memory. The recipient of the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and a Pushcart Prize, she teaches at the … Continue reading From the Desk of Jennifer K. Sweeney: On Lyric Space During the Pandemic, and a Poetry of In-betweenness

From the Desk of Indigo Moor: Lost and Found in the World Machine

Indigo Moor is poet laureate emeritus of Sacramento and an author, scriptwriter, and integrated circuit layout engineer. His other works include Tap-Root, Through the Stonecutter’s Window (winner of the Northwestern University’s Cave Canem Prize), and In the Room of Thirsts and Hungers: The Mirrored Tragedies … Continue reading From the Desk of Indigo Moor: Lost and Found in the World Machine

From the Desk of Jay Williams: Writing about Jack London

Jay Williams is the senior managing editor (ret.) of Critical Inquiry. He is the author of Author Under Sail: The Imagination of Jack London, 1893–1902 (Nebraska, 2014), editor of Signature Derrida and The Oxford Handbook of Jack London, and general editor of the forthcoming thirty-volume complete works … Continue reading From the Desk of Jay Williams: Writing about Jack London

From the Desk of Katharine Whitcomb: Our Real and Imagined Seascapes

The Backwaters Press is now accepting submissions for this year’s Backwaters Prize in Poetry contest. The winner and honorable mention will receive cash prizes and book publication with the University of Nebraska Press. The judge for the 2021 contest is … Continue reading From the Desk of Katharine Whitcomb: Our Real and Imagined Seascapes