15 Years of Chapbook Publication, 16 Years of Anthology Publication


THE HUDSON VALLEY WRITERS' CENTER
SLEEPY HOLLOW, NEW YORK

THE NEWSLETTER OF SLAPERING HOL PRESS

Excerpt below from
Jianqing's Zheng's The Landscape Of Mind,
former Slapering Hol Press chapbook winner:

photo: Jianqing Zheng

 

OUR READING SERIES
WILL BEGIN AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER
ON 2nd FRIDAYS
AT THE WRITERS' CENTER

SEE CALENDAR FOR INFO

Issue 2, July 2006

Rendering by Karl Tanner
of the Philipse Manor train station
that houses Slapering Hol Press

Slapering Hol Press is lodged in
The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center.
The building was restored
by the Center and won the
2005 Award For Excellence
in Historical Preservation from the Preservation League of New York State


Slapering Hol Press authors' works appear in many contemporary anthologies.
Here are some recent anthologies with work by authors from Slapering Hol Press:

Ann Lauinger's poem "Three Songs for King Leir" was anthologized in In a Fine Frenzy: Poets Respond to Shakespeare, eds. David Starkey and Paul Willis (U. of Iowa Press, 2005).

Rachel Loden's poem "In the Graveyard of Fallen Monuments" was anthologized in The Best American Poetry, eds. Paul Muldoon and David Lehman (Scribner Poetry, 2005), "The Killer Instinct" in Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry (5th ed.), eds. David Mason and John Frederick Nims (McGraw-Hill, 2006), "My Test Market" in Visiting Frost: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Robert Frost, eds. Thom Tammaro and Sheila Coghill (University of Iowa Press, 2005), her poem co-authored with Connie Deanovich "Sestina for Horse and Destiny" in Saints of Hysteria: A Half-Century of Collaborative American Poetry, eds. David Trinidad, Denise Duhamel, and Maureen Seaton (Soft Skull Press, 2006).

Susan H. Case's poems "Mountain Path" and "Watershed" were anthologized in Rough Places Plain: Poems Of The Mountains, ed. Margot Wizansky (Salt Marsh Pottery Press, 2005).

Suzanne Cleary's poem "Trick Pear" was anthologized in 180 More: Extraordinary Poems For Every Day (Random House, 2005), "Anyways" in Pushcart Prize XXIX: Best Of The Small Presses, ed. Bill Henderson, (Pushcart Press, 2005).

Margo Stever's poem "The Nightly Weeping Rock" was anthologized in A Chance Of A Ghost, An Anthology Of Contemporary Ghost Poems, eds. Gloria Vando and Philip Miller, (Helicon Nine Editions, 2005), "Ascension" in The Dire Elegies: 59 Poets on Endangered Species of North America, eds. Karla Linn Merrifield with Roger M. Weir (Foothills Press, 2006).

Estha Weiner's poem "On the Island of the Old Women" was anthologized in Blues For Bill: A Tribute To William Matthews, for which she was also co-editor (University of Akron Press, 2005), "When My Poem Appeared" in Never Before: Poems About First Experiences, ed. L. Bosselaar (Four Way Books, 2005), "Named For a New England Milltown" in Paterson: The Poets' City (The Poetry Center, 2005), as a winner of the Paterson Poetry Prizes, "New Orleans Has Collapsed" in Hurricane Blues: How Katrina And Rita Ravaged A Nation (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2006).

 

WATERMELON

You stand a watermelon on the table.
In a flash of blade the melon
zips into slices of red moons.

You take one and your mouth
slides on it like playing a harmonica,
red juice dribbling through your fingers.

Under your green dress, a pond
is rippling while black seeds
are sliding on the plate like tadpoles.

from Jianqing Zheng's The Landscape of Mind, Slapering Hol Press

Jianqing Zheng is professor and Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages, Mississippi Valley State University. He is a member of The University Press of Mississippi Board of Directors and editor of Valley Voices: A Literary Review.

 

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