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Meet our Poetry Editor, Regina DiPerna!

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Regina is a 3rd-year poet in the MFA program at UNCW. We love her and we knew you would too, so we asked her a few questions so y’all could get to know her:

Favorite author, book, journal? What do you like? “Although I am a poet by trade, I find Paul Auster and Milan Kundera very inspiring. I also cannot wait to order the newest from Zadie Smith and Junot Diaz. As for poetry, I try to read the newest chapbooks I can find— I’m interested in exploring the current moment in poetry, however experimental or traditional, and always considering if a new voice would be a good fit for Ecotone. Also, let’s face it, I read an embarrassing amount of celebrity gossip”

Hit us with a place-based factoid/story about yourself: “I never thought I would live within walking distance of a Hooters. Sigh.”

Your favorite thing Ecotone ever published? “Mary Reufle’s three poems in the Remembrance issue were dynamite. Also, I really enjoyed Peter LaSalle’s short story ‘Tell Me About Nerval’ in the Happiness issue.”

Something random? “I sometimes have fantasies about breaking into other people’s houses and cleaning them.”
 
 
And that, dear readers, is Regina in 4 questions and a picture!
Want to meet the rest of our staff?
Stay tuned!

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This Week With Lookout Authors

Steve Almond, (the guy with all the sex stories) had an awesome The Week in Greed post on The Rumpus a couple of days ago.

And it’s just been announced that he is the recipient of the 2012 Paterson Fiction Prize! Go Steve!

Check out some more praise over at City Book Review for John Rybicki’s When All The World Is Old.

There’s also a Bincoular Vision by Edith Pearlman giveaway courtesy of Erika Dreifus!

And we’ve recently unveiled the cover of Ben Miller’s River Bend Chronicle, with artwork by Matthew Kaven Brooks.

Great things going on!

– John Mortara, Lookout Intern

Filled to the Brim

This past week was full to the brim with fantastic Lookout events and guests! John Rybicki flew in to Wilmington on Thursday, April 12, and visited Roland-Grise Middle School the next day as a guest teacher for a class of thirty-seven seventh graders. The class loved him and showed some pretty powerful poetry chops themselves! We got some great video of the lesson.

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What We’re Reading :: Poetry Month Edition

Lookout celebrated National Poetry Month by releasing John Rybicki’s When All the World is Old last week. The book of raw and wise poetry pays homage to the brave love John and his wife, Julie, shared during her sixteen-year battle with cancer. If we do say so ourselves, it is a collection for every kind of reader. To continue to honor Poetry Month, some of the Lookout interns would like to share the other poetry currently on their nightstands.

“I just finished reading Rocky Dies Yellow by Michael Lally. Fantastic poems, but I may have some kind of a bias because Lally is a Jersey boy, too. Read it through one sitting, and plan to read it again before giving it back to my professor, Mark Cox. A+ for teachers who lend students awesome poetry all the time!”

(Rocky Dies Yellow is out of print. It was published by Blue Wind Press.)

– John Mortara, Lookout Intern

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Quite a Day

We’re having quite the day here at Lookout Books!

First, it’s the official release day for John Rybicki’s When All the World Is Old.

AND this morning, The Boston Globe featured Leah Hager Cohen’s smart and engaging profile of the beautiful and wise Edith Pearlman on the cover of today’s “G” section.

I knew I liked Tuesdays!

– John Mortara, Lookout Intern