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NEWS FLASH:  Past editor Diane Lockward's book, The Crafty Poet:  A Portable Workshop, is out from Wind Publications. The book "includes model poems and prompts, writing tips, and interviews from 56 poets including 13 former and current state Poets Laureate."  Available through  Amazon.

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NEWS FLASH:  Past contributor Alyse Knorr's first book, Annotated Glass, is out from Furniture Press Books.  Annotated Glass is a novel-in-verse that explores the intersections of grief, religion, and the lesbian lyric erotic, set against the backdrop of the deep American South.  Order at http://furniturepressbooks.com.

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NEWS FLASH: Congratulations to Adanna contributor Greg McBride whose poetry manuscript has won the 2011 Liam Rector First Book Prize with Briery Creek Press. The book is scheduled for publication in spring 2012.

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NEWS FLASH: Adanna congratulates Ingrid Wendt who has just received a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission to support a 15-venue book tour to promote her new book, Evensong, forthcoming from Truman State University Press. Ingrid's poem, "October Meditation, " will appear in our first issue.

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 NEWS FLASH: We've just learned that Sarah Busse has received a Pushcart Prize for her poem "Silhouettes," which first appeared in Think. Her poem will appear in the 2012 edition of The Pushcart Prize: The Best of the Small Presses. Sarah's poem, "The Second Dream," will appear in the first issue of Adanna.

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NEWS FLASH: We are so proud to have Robin Lim as a contributor for the first issue of Adanna. Her poem, "Janet's Son Has Died," will join many other outstanding works. Robin, also known as Ibu Robin, lives in Indonesia where she is a midwife, or "baby catcher." She has done great service to improve birthing conditions for women. In fact, her service has been so impressive and so valuable that she has been named a CNN Hero for 2011, and an award-winning documentary film has been made about her work. Please look over the flier and then watch the short preview of the film. We're sure you'll agree that Robin is an amazing woman.