We are thrilled to announce that former poetry contributor Stacie Leatherman–whose poem "Making the Bed" appeared in issue 3.1 and who was also interviewed for our blog earlier this year–has joined the Conte staff as Assistant Poetry Editor. Welcome aboard, Stacie!
We’re excited that poetry contributor Bruce Bond’s new collection, Choir of the Wells, is now available from Etruscan Press. Bruce’s poem "Via Negativa" was included in 8.2, our most recent issue. Congratulations, Bruce!
We here at Conte would like to extend a hearty congratulations to our friend and former contributor Bruce Weigl for being named a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry! Weigl’s poem "Gate" originally appeared in Conte 6.1, our Summer 2010 issue, and is now included in The Abundance of Nothing, his nominated collection. [...]
Poetry editor Adam Tavel recently interviewed contributing poetry editor Eric Anderson as part of a special issue of Connotation Press: An Online Artifact that published today. You can read Eric’s insights and witticisms about his new collection, The Parable of the Room Spinning, here.
We are thrilled that Paul Hostovsky’s "The Trombone Lesson," which originally appeared in Conte 3.2, is today’s featured poem on The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor! Kudos, Paul! Kudos, us!