I am delighted to share that Patrick Thomas has been named Managing Director here at Milkweed Editions.
The world recently learned that Derek Jeter, famed New York Yankees short stop, would become the publisher of an imprint at Simon & Schuster upon his retirement from baseball. At first we felt only concern: Namely that Mr. Jeter might not be ready for the intensity and high stakes nature of modern publishing. But then, as is often our practice, we consulted a poet for perspective. Here is Ada Limon’s take.
Tagged Ada Limón, baseball, Derek Jeter, poetry 12/11/2013 Leave a comment
Huge thanks to Motionpoems and the stunning poet Leila Wilson for this beautiful and sensual adaptation of “Lisp of Cloud,” excerpted from Wilson’s most recent collection of poems, The Hundred Grasses.
Tagged Cogitatio Mortis, Éireann Lorsung, Eric Pankey, historical fragment, leila wilson, Motionpoem, Motionpoems, the hundred grasses 12/10/2013 Leave a comment
Milkweed Editions is pleased to open submissions for the 2014 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. This annual prize awards $10,000 as well as a contract for publication to the author of the winning manuscript.
Tagged L&V, Lindquist & Vennum, Lindquist & Vennum 2014, Lindquist & Vennum prize for poetry 12/06/2013 2 Comments
As the holidays draw near, we at Milkweed realize how lucky we are to be inundated by the gifts of incredible writers and artists who share their work with us every day. But gifts require giving! And that’s where you, dear readers and supporters, come in.