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Still Life With Poem

  • Still Life with Poem
    Still Life with Poem
October 03, 2016

The Rose O’Neill Literary House Press celebrates the launch of its new anthology, Still Life with Poem, on Oct. 18.

This fall, the Literary House Press will launch an anthology of brand-new work called Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse, co-edited by Jehanne Dubrow and Lindsay Lusby. A celebratory event will be held on Tuesday, October 18 at 4:30 p.m. at Washington College’s Rose O’Neill Literary House, featuring readings by contributors James Arthur, James Allen Hall, Leslie Harrison, dawn lonsinger, Dora Malech, Jason Schneiderman, and co-editor Lindsay Lusby. This event is free and open to the public.

In Still Life with Poem, 80 contemporary American poets participated in an unusual writing experiment led by the Press. The task: to imagine and build their own still lifes, and then to transliterate that visual scene into the verbal. The poems gathered in this anthology are about art and art-making, domestic scenes, memories, anxieties about the body and desire, meditations on faith, engagements with urban and rural landscapes, and elegies. The great gift of these poems is how they manage to create an atmosphere of movement and urgency from a static arrangement of objects.

Jehanne Dubrow is the author of five poetry collections, including most recently The Arranged Marriage (University of New Mexico Press, 2015). She is an associate professor of creative writing at the University of North Texas. Lindsay Lusby is the author of the chapbook Imago (dancing girl press, 2014) and her poetry has been featured in Fairy Tale Review, The Lumberyard, and The Feminist Wire, among other literary journals. She is the assistant director of the Rose O’Neill Literary House.


Still Life with Poem: Contemporary Natures Mortes in Verse ($20) will be available for purchase through Small Press Distribution, select independent bookstores, and direct from the publisher.

For more information about the book, visit the website at

www.washcoll.edu/centers/lithouse/programs/our-paperback-books.php. Learn more about Small Press Distribution here: www.spdbooks.org/Products/9780937692233/still-life-with-poem-contemporary-natures-mortes-in-verse.aspx

Last modified on Oct. 3rd, 2016 at 12:21pm by Wendy Clarke.