Poet and lecturer in English Jeff Friedman’s sixth book, Pretenders, has just been published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. The book combines poems and prose pieces. His poems, mini stories, and translations have appeared in many literary magazines, including American Poetry Review, Poetry, New England Review, Poetry International, Quick Fiction, North American Review, Missouri Review, Ontario Review, Antioch Review, Agni Online, Big Bridge, 100-Word Story, Prairie Schooner, Sentence, New England Review Digital, Vestal Review, Plume, Flash Fiction Funny, The New Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish Poets, and The New Republic.
Other books by Jeff Friedman include:
Working in Flour (Carnegie-Mellon Univ Press, 2011)
Black Threads (Carnegie-Mellon Univ Press, 2007)
Taking Down the Angel (Carnegie-Mellon Univ Press, 2003)
Scattering the Ashes (Carnegie-Mellon Univ Press, 2003)
The Record Breaking Heat Wave (BkMk Press-UMKC, 1986)
KSC’s Mason Library recently established the Modern Poetry Collection, a special collection of books, periodicals, and archival manuscripts of 20th century poetry. Three significant gifts are now, or soon will be, in the Collection. A bequest earlier this year of a 2100-volume modern-poetry library, valued near $89,000, from the family of Frank C. Shuffelton inspired the creation of the Collection. Frank Shuffelton, a long-time summer resident of Harrisville, N.H., was the chair of the English department at the University of Rochester. The Shuffelton family choose Keene State College over the University of Rochester because of Shuffelton’s love for the Mondanock area. The Shuffelton collection includes first and rare editions of works by John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks, Frank O’Hara, Stanley Kunitz, Robert Lowell, Allen Tate, William Carlos Williams, and many other poets—a who’s who of modern poetry.
Adding to the scope of the Modern Poetry Collection, the Zephyr Press (Brookline, Mass.) will soon be donating its editorial and publishing records, and those from its earlier incarnation as Aspect Magazine. The records span the years from the 1960s to 1997. Zephyr Press is best known for publishing the works of all the major Eastern European and Chinese poets. Continue reading Modern Poetry Collection Established at KSC→