Kirby Wright’s work appeared in three prior issues of The Conium Review, and he has been published in numerous other literary magazines, including Pithead Chapel, Calliope, Drunken Boat, Monkey Puzzle, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and others. He is the author of several books, most recently Hong Kong Man (Lemon Shark Press, 2015).
Kirby Wright has been a regular contributor to The Conium Review, with work appearing in our Spring 2012, Fall 2012, and Spring 2013 issues. His latest poetry collection, The Widow from Lake Bled, has just been published by Moon Pie Press.
Our Associate Editor, Tristan Beach, had this to say about The Widow from Lake Bled:
Whether it be a Hawaiian beach or an attic in eastern Europe, each locale is rendered in precise and empathic verse. Wright’s poems are wrought with such care and intelligence — testaments to his mastery of craft.
Congratulations on the new book, Kirby!
Our nominations for the Pushcart Prize are in the mail. Congratulations to this year’s nominees!
From the The Conium Review‘s Spring 2012 issue, the Pushcart nominees are:
- “Nogoodfornothin’,” by Nick Sanford (fiction)
- “Buy Your Own,” by Margarita Meklina (fiction)
- “Dear Penthouse,” by Benjamin Schachtman (fiction)
- “Earl Grey Moonlight,” by Ben Nardolilli (poetry)
And from our Fall 2012 issue, the nominees are:
- “Inside/Man,” by Tigh Rickman (fiction)
- “Sunrise in Honolulu,” by Kirby Wright (poetry)