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

Announcing the Backwaters Prize in Poetry Winner for 2019

  UNP is proud to announce the winner of the Backwaters Press Prize in Poetry for 2019: Jennifer Sweeney of Redlands, California and her manuscript Foxlogic, Fireweed. Her collection follows a sequence of five physical and emotional terrains—floodplain, coast, desert, … Continue reading Announcing the Backwaters Prize in Poetry Winner for 2019

From the Desk of John Sibley Williams: Don’t Assume It’s All True

John Sibley Williams serves as editor of the Inflectionist Review and works as a literary agent. He is the author of four poetry collections, including As One Fire Consumes Another, which won the Orison Poetry Prize; Disinheritance; and Controlled Hallucinations. He lives in Portland, Oregon. He is … Continue reading From the Desk of John Sibley Williams: Don’t Assume It’s All True