Black Lawrence Press
August 6, 2009

The Unemployed Man Who Became A Tree

Pilkington PhotoBlack Lawrence Press is very pleased to announce the recent acquisition of The Unemployed Man Who Became A Tree, a poetry collection by Kevin Pilkington. This title will be available from BLP in 2011.

Kevin Pilkington is a member of the writing faculty at Sarah Lawrence College and teaches a workshop in the graduate department at Manhattanville College.  He is the author of six collections: his collection Spare Changewas the La Jolla Poets Press National Book Award winner and his chapbook won the Ledge Poetry Prize. His collection entitled Ready to Eat the Sky was published by River City Publishing as part of their new poetry series and was a finalist for an Independent Publishers Books Award. Another collection entitled In the Eyes of a Dog was published by New York Quarterly Books.  His poetry has appeared in many anthologies including Birthday Poems: A Celebration, Western Wind, and Contemporary Poetry of New England.  Over the years, he has been nominated for four Pushcarts and has appeared in Verse Daily.  His poems and reviews have appeared in numerous magazines including: Poetry, Ploughshares, Iowa Review, Boston Review, Yankee, Hayden’s Ferry, Columbia, Greensboro Review, North American Review, Gulf Coast, Valparaiso Review.

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