Big thanks to the editors of New Limestone Review for nominating my poem, "They," for a Pushcart Prize. (And thanks again for publishing my work in the first place.)
You can read "They"--and another poem, "The Boot"--in NLR right here.
Last year I visited Towson University, where I had the chance to sit in on my friend Leslie Harrison’s poetry workshop and speak with her students, and later give a reading to a welcoming and attentive audience.
At that reading I was introduced by James Hancock, a Towson student and the nonfiction editor of their literary journal, Grub Street. James spoke kindly and insightfully about my book, and later invited me to talk more about my work with him for the magazine.
You can read the interview here.
Thanks again to Leslie, James and everyone at Towson who made me feel so welcome!
Hearty thanks to the editors of The Southern Review for picking up "Forgotten Until You Find It," a poem from my upcoming book, The Grace of Distance. It will appear in the magazine next year.
Big thanks to the editors of Cherry Tree for taking two of my poems. “After All” and “That was Me” will appear in their next issue, due out in 2019. These poems are part of a new book manuscript I'm working on, which explores a teenage boy’s experiences in a time of war and just after.
This is a happy reunion for me. Two other poems from this project were first published in Cherry Tree #3. In fact, you can hear me read them on Cherry Tree's audio page, The Stump.
I’m excited to have a poem, "Respair," accepted for publication in The Bennington Review. This will be my second appearance there since the journal re-launched. Big thanks to editor Michael Dumanis for this journal I enjoy reading and am honored to appear in.
Dear Almost has been named the winner of the Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry. This award is given to the best poetry book published in the past two years, as selected by the editors of the Lascaux Review.
I'm grateful for this recognition for my work--and proud to be in the company of all the terrific finalists for the prize.
Click here for more info.
Big news here: my next book of poems, The Grace of Distance, will be published by Louisiana State University Press in Fall 2019.
I’m thrilled to be working again with Ava Leavell Haymon, editor of LSU’s Barataria Poetry Series, and all the kind, talented people at LSU Press.
I'm excited to have two poems featured in the July issue of New Limestone Review. Thanks so much to the editors for publishing "They" and “The Boot,” two poems from my new book project.
Poems from this manuscript are also forthcoming in Cave Wall, Field and Poetry Northwest.
I’m now sharing photo updates on Instagram, including the occasional new poem, publishing updates, happy snaps from the garden (and the Garden State), and more. Follow @thorburnpoet to see them.
Thanks so much to the editors of Cave Wall for accepting four poems for their upcoming issue. "A Little," "Disappear," "Once" and "The Stag" are all part of a new project I’m working on—a book-length sequence about a teenage boy’s experiences in a time of war and just after.
I’m honored to appear in these pages again. Cave Wall has long been one of my favorite journals to read.