December 07, 2009

I'll Never Tell

First: Thanks, Barrelhouse, for the Pushcart Prize nomination! I was honored to have "Antiquity" appear in Issue 7, otherwise known as "The Future" issue. Now I look forward to getting my t-shirt (shown right).

While I gather my thoughts for an ode to Pittsburgh, I wanted to direct your attention to the blog for No Tell Motel, which has been posting 2009 book recommendations. My picks can be found here. I also want to share Nicole Steinberg's list, because 1) she's a cool chick and 2) I like her taste in books...

Best Poetry Books of 2009 - Nicole Steinberg

Saint Nobody by Amy Lemmon (Red Hen Press)

A Plate of Chicken by Matthew Rohrer (Ugly Ducking Press)

Apocalyptic Swing by Gabrielle Calvocoressi (Persea Books)

The Dance of No Hard Feelings by Mark Bibbins (Copper Canyon)

Advanced Elvis Course by CAConrad (Soft Skull Press)

Ka-Ching! by Denise Duhamel (University of Pittsburgh Press)

[[Nicole Steinberg is an editor-at-large of LIT, contributing editor to BOMB, and the founder, curator, and host of Earshot (, a reading series dedicated to emerging writers. Her work appears in Coconut, BOMB, Barrow Street, Wheelhouse, No Tell Motel and elsewhere, and she’s the author of the forthcoming chapbooks Undressing (Scantily Clad Press) and Gamblers (Taiga Press). She lives in Queens, NY.]]

See what more No Tell poets are reading by visiting the blog.


Jessie Carty said...

love that shirt! but i'd have to have been nominated for a pushcart for it to count :)

congrats on your nod!

Maggie May said...


bill said...

Congrats on your nominations! And c'mon, tell, tell...

Valerie Loveland said...

That shirt is hilarious, I'm getting one! Congrats on the nomination!

dylan said...

congratulations, Sandra! (can I touch the shirt?)

Dan said...

No Pushcart nomination necessary for Purchase. Thank you, Sandra, for placing your poem with us. We've also published Nicole so this is like a double Barrelhouse shout out post. She is one cool chick.