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  • Susan Donahue
    Date: Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:52 AM ... other book announcements AND  PUBLISHING NEWS at the bottom of this page !!! ... The Lincoln Underground
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 14, 2013

    Date: Monday, January 14, 2013, 1:52 AM

    HOT NEWS :


    other book announcements AND 


    at the bottom of this page !!!


    The Lincoln Underground Magazine 

    is accepting submissions NOW!:


    Click HERE 

    for the latest info on Music and Poetry at


    8th & P sts, LINCOLN!!!!


    Pictures, Pictures: Go to this address for many, many Readings pictures --



    check out more info at: 

    Prairie Moon Reading & Music News: 

    Matt Mason's Poetry Menu: 
    The Nebraska Poetry Menu at www.poetrymenu.com 

    Brett Spencer's Nebraska Center for Writers

    YouTube page at Creighton: 

    Nebraska Center for the Book: 

    Reynolds Series , UN - Kearney :





    Monday, January 14th, 7pm - Poetry at the Moon

    presents the Lincoln UNDERGROUND magazine 


    for the Winter issue!!

    check out the FACEBOOK event page here


    OPEN SESSION --------------------

    EVERY TUESDAY - The Alley Lincoln - 1031 M Street -

    Open Mic night for Singer/Songwriters, Slam Poets, and Stand Ups.
    Every 4 weeks a 2 hour recording session will be given away from Studio P.H. -
    Hosted by Susan Steele and Aimless Entertainment


    Wednesday -- 8pm-12am, Acoustic Open Mic for musicians and poets at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Hosted by Spencer. For more information call 402-477-2007.


    Wednesday, January 16th-- 8pm, Travis Davis invites you to "Poet Show It" at 1122 D St. (Lincoln). Local writers come and read. Local people come and drink. Coffee, Booze, Poetry, Fiction. Discovery. Discovery. Discovery. Go here for the FaceBook link:Facebook.com. 

    Monday, January 21st, 7pm - Poetry at the Moon

    presents a slamfest fundraiser for Spectrum UNL, a registered student organization dedicated to the promotion and wellness of all gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and allied students and staff.

    the event is headlined by Stacey Waite, UNL Professor and all-around SlamMaster, who brings on a plethora of area Slammers!!!  Make yourself present here, folks!!


    Here is the current listing!!:
    Katie F-S
    Poet and playwright KATIE F-S hosts The Encyclopedia Show: Omaha. Best known as a performance poet and founder of the Epicene Furies, a troupe dedicated to startling choral performance, Katie is earning her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University because, as she puts it, "genres are for suckas." She has performed in poetry slams on Teams Omaha, Denver, and Des Moines, and performed from Minneapolis to Austin, Albuquerque to Worcester. Her work has been published in Slamma Lamma Ding Dong: An Anthology of Nebraska's Slam Poets, Denver's 90 Proof, and most recently in Rattle's Tribute to Slam Poetry. She's the author of two plays: IN:VERSE and Girl on Girl, which won the 2000 Barbara Lounsberry Award for Best Creative Non-Fiction. Her three favorite things are bikeriding, ice cream, and transforming verbs into nouns by adding -ery as a suffix (i.e., transformery).

    Beth Loofe
    Beth Loofe (a.k.a. Oracle Jones) has been slamming for 6 or 7 years, has travelled nation-wide as a part of Omaha & Lincoln Slam teams competing at the Slam Nats, and is currently masterminding theSMASHTEETH slam poet series at Panic! bar at 18th & N sts, Lincoln, the 2nd Wednesday of the month ....Beth is an energy-packed dynamo with sensous, literate, fulsome writing, and power-master delivery!!

    Ben Wenzl
    Ben has been a fixture on the local and regional SlamScene for years, travelling to Nationals with the Omaha team many of the past 5 or so years, and headlining events across the country -- come see a master at this kinda artform!!

    Stacey Waite
    STACEY WAITE is a poet originally from New York and received a Master of Fine Arts in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. She is currently Assistant Professor of English at the University of Nebraska. Stacey has published three collections of poems: Choke(winner of the 2004 Frank O'Hara Prize in Poetry), Love Poem to Androgyny (winner of the 2006 Main Street Rag Chapbook Competition), and the lake has no saint (winner of the 2008 Snowbound Prize from Tupelo Press). Stacey’s individual poems have been published most recently in Bloom, Cream City Review, The Rattling Wall, Black Warrior Review, and The Pinch. Stacey will have a new collection of poems entitled Butch Geography forthcoming from Tupelo Press in 2012.
    Make yourself present here, folks!!
    (for more info on Spectrum, CLIK HERE )


    OPEN SESSION --------------------

    EVERY TUESDAY - The Alley Lincoln - 1031 M Street - Open Mic night for Singer/Songwriters, Slam Poets, and Stand Ups.
    Every 4 weeks a 2 hour recording session will be given away from Studio P.H. -
    Hosted by Susan Steele and Aimless Entertainment


    Wednesday -- 8pm-12am, Acoustic Open Mic for musicians and poets at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Hosted by Spencer. For more information call 402-477-2007.

    Saturday, January 26th-- 7:30, poetry slam founder Marc Smith performs at the OM Center (1216 Howard St., Omaha). Marc returns to Omaha as an event for Louder Than a Bomb: Omaha. $7. Sponsored by the Nebraska Writers Collective.
    Monday, January 28th-- 7-8pm, WriteLife Presents: Writers' Open Mic at The PS Collective (6056 Maple St., Omaha). There will be 10 minute slots available for writers to sign up to read their work. This can be poetry, an excerpt from your published book, a piece that you're working on...anything goes, as long as you wrote it! Not a writer, but want to catch a glimpse of local creativity and talent? Stop by and be entertained! 

    Monday, January 28th, 7pm: Poetry at the Moon

    presents the Womens Center UNL , with a reading for the anthology, Becoming: What Makes a Woman


    Wednesday the 30th -- 8pm-12am, Acoustic Open Mic for musicians and poets at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso (1624 South St, Lincoln). Hosted by Spencer. For more information call 402-477-2007.





    Lincoln professor Joy Castro's book, "Hell or High Water" has been optioned by Zoe Saldana and friends ... READ HERE

    "Hell Or High Water follows New Orleans reporter Nola Céspedes as she is dragged into the city’s post-Katrina underworld on the trail of what she thinks will be her big scoop. The novel was released July 17 by Thomas Dunne Books and was called one of the best books of 2012 by The Kirkus Review.":::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Nebraska author news!! emily m. danforth is one of five nominees for the 2013 Morris Award, given for a first-time young adults' book author! emily graduated from UNL last year with an MFA in fiction ....

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post, written by emily m. danforth, published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

    On the same day that 12-year-old Cameron kisses her best friend, Irene, her parents are killed in a car accident. Nearly crushed with guilt, Cameron spends the next several years in self-imposed gay-movie therapy with her VCR or drinking and smoking pot with her track and swim team friends, gradually coming to terms with her sexuality. It’s not easy being gay in rural 1990s Montana, and it’s harder still when your aunt drags you to an Evangelical church every weekend — where you meet the girl of your dreams.
    CLIK HERE for more ---

    Doug Smith of the Lincoln Arts Council sends us this:

    How can I make a living with my art?

    Where is the most colorful art for giving this season? 
    What are they going to do with Canopy Street? 

    How can First Friday get more attention?

    What’s up with Union Plaza on Antelope Creek?

    Why don’t ducks wear shoes? 

    If these questions matter to you, and they should (mostly), we suggest that you seek the answers with the ever-changing group of people who join our Creative Conversations at the Mill in the Haymarket on Fridays from 8:30am to 10:00am. 

    We focus on the arts, but aren’t above contemplating the higher mysteries of life. We can promise you great coffee, great conversation, and a chance to make a difference in the lives of every Lincoln resident. Join us. 

    Doug Smith --- doug@... 


    Nebraska Book Awards, 2012:

    012 (13th annual) for books published in 2011


    Aspects of Robinson: Homage to Weldon Kees, edited by Christopher Buckley and Christopher Howell 

    Publisher: The Backwaters Press 

    Anthology Honor:

    Women on the North American Plains, edited by Renee Laegreid and Sandra K. Mathews

    Publisher: Texas Tech University Press 


    First Telegraph Line across the Continent: Charles Brown’s 1861 Diary, edited by Dennis Mihelich and James E. Potter

    Publisher: Nebraska State Historical Society Books

    Designer: Reigert Graphics

    Cover/Design/Illustration Honor:

    Flushed During Play: 51 Pet Rodent Deaths, compiled by Jeff Lacey

    Artwork: Calvin Banks

    Publisher: Rogue Faculty Press


    To Be Sung Underwater, by Tom McNeal

    Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    Nonfiction: Biography:

    Rattlesnake Daddy: A Son's Search for His Father, by Brent Spencer

    Publisher: The Backwaters Press

    Nonfiction: History:

    The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the ‘68 Racial Divide, by Steve Marantz

    Publisher: University of Nebraska Press 

    Nonfiction: Nebraska as Place:

    Portraits Of The Prairie: The Land That Inspired Willa Cather, by Richard Schilling

    Publisher: University of Nebraska Press 

    Nonfiction: Reference:

    Field Guide to Wildflowers of Nebraska and the Great Plains, by Jon Farrar 

    Publisher: University of Iowa Press 


    Dirt Songs: A Plains Duet, by Twyla M. Hansen and Linda M. Hasselstrom

    Publisher: The Backwaters Press


    Ted Kooser's Poem Inspires a Film!

    Ted KooserA short film by Dan Butler, inspired by Ted Kooser's poem "Pearl" has been making the rounds of the film festivals, and the New England Festival has put it online. 

    (CLICK HERE for online version)


    and down the road, at UNL: 

    Sherman Alexie on January 28th, 

    and Lee Young-Li from February 16th til March 1st


    Melissa Homestead Receives Honorable Mention by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers for its  first Edition Award

    ClarenceAn edition of Catharine Sedgwick's novel Clarence, co-edited by English department faculty member Melissa J. Homestead, has been awarded an Honorable Mention by the Society for the Study of American Women Writers for its  first Edition Award. The SSAWW Edition Award is given every three years at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers’ conference to recognize excellence in the recovery of American women writers. First published in 1830, Sedgwick's novel of manners is set in New York City in the 1820s. Co-edited by Homestead and Ellen A. Foster (Clarion University of Pennsylvania) and published by Broadview Press, the edition features an introduction authored by Homestead focusing on Sedgwick's place in transatlantic literary culture and her imaginative engagements with New York City and the Caribbean, as well as a selection of contextual documents and images



    William Kloefkorn Award 

    for Excellence in Poetry 

    Our good friend and poetry workhorse, Jim Reese, of Mt Marty College in Yankton, SD, sends us this:

    One winner receives $500 and publication in PADDLEFISH. Submission fee $12 (for two poems). All poets submitting to the contest receive a copy of the forthcoming journal. All submissions will also be considered for the forthcoming issue of PADDLEFISH. The contest is judged byPADDLEFISH editor-in-chief Jim Reese and associate editor Dana DeWitt. All contest entrants can submit up to two poems for consideration each year. Each poem should not exceed two pages single-spaced. NO previously published work. NO simultaneous submissions.

    Send a $12 check payable to Mount Marty College. In the subject line write Kloefkorn Award. On the submission envelope please write Kloefkorn Award. Please include SASE for the winning announcement. Submission period Nov. 1, 2012 - Feb. 28, 2013. The winner will be announced no later than April 30, 2013.

    Submissions should be sent to:

       Mount Marty College
          c/o PADDLEFISH 
          1105 West 8th St .
          Yankton, SD 57078

    *Don't forget to include your email, phone number and mailing address on the REVERSE side of each poetry submission.

    William KloefkornThe William Kloefkorn Award for Excellence in Poetry was established in memory of the late Nebraska State Poet William Kloefkorn. Bill was named the Nebraska State Poet by proclamation of the Unicameral in 1982. In addition to his many publications and honors, he also won first-place in the 1978 Nebraska Hog-Calling Championship. A retired professor of English at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, he was the author of over twenty collections of poetry and other books, including Alvin Turner as Farmer (Logan House, 2004), Sunrise, Dayglow, Sunset, Moon (Talking River Publications, 2004), andWalking the Campus (Lone Willow Press, 2004). He also published four memoirs, This Death by Drowning, Restoring the Burnt Child, At Home on This Moveable Earth and Breathing in the Fullness of Time (U. of Nebraska Press). He was the author of two collections of short fiction, A Time to Sink Her Pretty Little Ship and Shadow Boxer (Logan House Press). Other books include Sergeant Patrick Gass, Chief Carpenter: On the Trail with Lewis and Clark (Spoon River), Uncertain the Final Run to Winter (Windflower Press), Loup River Psalter (Spoon River), Welcome to Carlos (Spoon River), and Drinking the Tin Cup Dry (White Pine Press, 1989). His poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Georgia Review, Poet & Critic, and elsewhere. Bill mentored innumerable students and folks interested in the written word. Bill was a great friend and inimitable teacher.


    from the Bookguide at Lincoln city Libraries:

    ..... and, the Selection for the 

    2012 One Book - One Lincoln 


    Destiny of the Republic 

    by Candice Millard!

    Readers in Lincoln cast their votes in June and July, and by an overwhelming majority, the tome you all selected for this year's 
    One Book - One Lincoln title was Millard's engrossing look at the assassination of President James A. Garfield.

    You can visit this year's official One Book - One Lincoln website for resources related to this year's selected title. The special programs for this year are still being finalized, and we'll announce those on the libraries' website, on Facebook, and via the One Book - One Lincoln e-mail list and Blog as soon as possible.

    Thanks for your continued support for One Book - One Lincoln -- we look forward to another Fall of engaging discussions and informative programming related to the selected book!

    The readers' services page of the Lincoln City Libraries
    Lincoln, Nebraska


    Kwame Dawes, professor of English and Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner, has received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. He is among 181 scholars, artists and scientists in the United States and Canada who were selected for the honor from nearly 3,000 applicants.

    The fellowship will support his work on the poem cycle, “August: A Quintet,” which is based on the work of August Wilson, an American playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner whose work illustrated the African-American experience in the 20th century.


    UNL professor Joy Castro's forthcoming debut novel, Hell or High Water, has been chosen as the September 2012 Book of the Month by the Las Comadres and Friends National Latino Book Club. It's good national publicity for a first novel: there are book club chapters all over the country, and Joy will be doing teleconferencing in September.


    UNL professor Wheeler Winston Dixon's book A History of Horror (Rutgers UP) has been chosen by Choice, the ALA Library Journal, as an Outstanding Academic Book of the Year for 2011. As Choice notes, their list of Outstanding Academic Books "comprise[s] less than 9 percent of the titles reviewed during 2011 and 2.5 percent of those submitted during that same time span, [ensuring that] these exceptional titles are truly the 'best of the best.'" In addition, A History of Horror will be released as an audio book by Redwood Audiobooks in 2012, and has just gone into a second printing from Rutgers.


    Rex Walton
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