Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pushcart mention for upstreet poem

"Live at the Village Vanguard," a poem by Bill Zavatsky that appears in upstreet number two, is listed in Pushcart Prize XXXII: Best of the Small Presses (Pushcart Press, 2008) as one of the notable poems which were nominated for the Prize but were not selected for publication in the anthology. It was nominated for the 2007 Prize by upstreet Poetry Editor Jessica Greenbaum and Editor Vivian Dorsel, and also appears in Zavatsky's poetry collection, Where X Marks the Spot (Hanging Loose, 2006).

Bill Zavatsky grew up in Bridgeport, CT, and holds BA and MFA degrees from Columbia University. He has worked as a journalist and published two previous collections, Theories of Rain and Other Poems and For Steve Royal and Other Poems. A longtime jazz pianist, he has written poems for CDs by Bill Evans and Marc Copland. He has also translated Valery Larbaud, Robert Desnos, and Andre Breton's Earthlight, which won the PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize. He was the owner and operator of SUN, which gave many fine poets their first publication credits. He lives in New York City and teaches English at The Trinity School.
upstreet is delighted, and congratulates Bill on his well-deserved accomplishment.

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