I’m excited to announce that I’ll be reading at the Roaming Goat cafe in Grass Lake, MI on November 11! It will be such an honor to bring Infinite Collisions home to the place of its inspiration. Stay tuned for a time, although it will likely be in the late morning or early afternoon.
Additionally, check out the announcement from CALYX: http://www.calyxpress.org/LoisPrize.html Alicia Ostriker named me as a runner-up for the 2017 Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize for my poem, “Child’s Pose.” The other runners-up and the grand prize winner are simply amazing, too–thank you to both CALYX and Alicia for putting me alongside such beautiful poetry!
I’ll be reading at three different venues in early June to promote Infinite Collisions! Please join me at any and all–they are all open to the public!
June 2, 6pm: FEED, (259 S. Schuyler Ave, Kankakee, IL) with Tara Betts and Danelle Lejeune
June 4, 4pm: 755 20th St., Des Moines, IA with Danelle Lejeune
June 7, 7pm: First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, MI with Susan Blackwell Ramsey and Danelle Lejeune
I treasure my status as a regular reviewer for Mom Egg Review. Not only are they an excellent journal, both online and in print, dealing with the kinds of issues I connect with deeply, being a reviewer for them gives me access to some really excellent books! The most recent one I read, Kafka’s Shadow by Judith Skillman, was mentally challenging and musically lovely. Read my review here: http://momeggreview.com/2017/05/11/kafkas-shadow-by-judith-skillman/
Thanks to Jennifer Collela Martelli for her lovely review on Mom Egg Review! : http://momeggreview.com/2017/03/23/infinite-collisions-by-issa-m-lewis/
Infinite Collisions (Finishing Line Press, 2017) is now available to the public! You can order from Amazon.com or directly from Finishing Line Press–or, for a signed copy, contact me!
If you’re new to my website–you’re in good company, because so am I!
I hope you enjoy perusing it and reading more about me, my poetry, and my latest collection, Infinite Collisions. I’ll post here often on a variety of topics; please feel free to comment and contribute to the conversation whenever you like!