Turtle Light Press Award News and Honors . . .
It has been quite a summer for Turtle Light Press. . .we’re pleased to announce that TLP founder Rick Black has won the 2012 Poetica Magazine poetry chapbook contest with his submission, Star of David. Written as a result of his research for the upcoming limited edition that he is making of Yehuda Amichai poems, the book will be published in the fall of 2013. A $250 prize comes with the award of the magazine, which specializes in contemporary Jewish poetry and prose. Please click here to read judge Claudia Mazur’s comments about Black’s winning manuscript.
And we’re also happy to announce that Nick Virgilio: A Life in Haiku won Honorable Mention in the 2012 Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards. Sponsored by the Haiku Foundation, a total of 92 books were submitted for consideration this year. You can read more on the Haiku Foundation website about the winners of this year’s awards.
As part of National Poetry Month festivities, TLP Publisher Rick Black was named poet-of-the-month at the Albert R. Mann Library of Cornell University. Each day in April, a new haiku was posted on the site, ranging from Israel to Nepal, New Jersey to Virginia. Just click to visit Mann haiku in order to see the current poet of the month or click on the archives to read Black’s poems.
Latest Turtle LIght Press Events…
TLP poet and publisher Rick Black will be giving a haiku workshop at the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center in Philadelphia, PA, on Saturday, June 29th. The workshop will include writing exercises, a history and background of haiku, as well as a ginko in which participants will take a walk and write/share their own poems. A pizza lunch will be followed by a screening of remembering nick virgilio, a poignant documentary about a master of American haiku whose work continues to resonate today. Please contact the Manayunk Roxborough Art Center for more information about hours, fees, etc.
remembering nick virgilio, a poignant documentary about a pioneer of American haiku from Camden, N.J., will be screened at the upcoming Haiku North America conference in California this August. For more details, please take a look at the HNA list of presentations. Susan Antolin, editor of Acorn, a fine haiku journal, is going to be running the session and leading the discussion.
New Digital Paintings of New Hope, Pennsylvania!
A quaint, picturesque town in Bucks County on the Delaware River, New Hope has been a hub for artists and writers for many years…take a look at these new digital paintings of New Hope, Pennsylvania. They can be purchased at Farley’s Bookshop or in our own TLP online store.
Interview With Turtle Light Press Poet/Publisher Rick Black..!
In an interview on Charlotte DiGregorio’s Writer’s Blog, which is for authors, creative people, journalists, publishers, and poets, TLP founder Rick Black discusses the connection between poetry and art, beauty and solace. Rick also recently penned a piece on the behind-the-scenes process of putting together the new Nick Virgilio book. See the online journal, Notes From the Gean, pp. 101-105. To see the article, just click here. More articles and reviews of the new Virgilio book are expected soon…will keep you posted!
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Art is a way to restore a sense of calm and refresh a sense of peacefulness, especially these days when life has gotten so hectic for most of us. It’s a way to find solace in the wake of trauma, comfort following pain.
“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso
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At Turtle Light Press, it is our mission to help you regain a sense of calm and peacefulness through beautifully handmade books, fine art prints, digital paintings and an array of note cards, including sumi-e note cards and Jewish note cards. Whether it’s a gift to yourself or another, you will thank yourself for doing so – and we would like to thank you.
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If you would like, you can take a break here from the fast-paced information highway by reading a haiku poem, admire a Japanese sumi-e ink painting, or read about one of our musician note cards. Have any questions? We would be glad to be in touch through our e-mail or by phone at 908-227-7951.
Want to have a memoir writing workshop for adults? A haiku or bookmaking workshop for teens? Or a talk about what it’s like to be a reporter/poet in Israel? Take a look at some of our talks/workshops and let us know how we can structure a talk or workshop to meet the needs of your community.
We are located in Arlington, VA, and are particularly open to doing talks/workshops in the Washington, D.C. vicinity.