Gillian Conoley’s new Omnidawn book, The Plot Genie, was a finalist for the 2010 Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Poetry Book of the Year. Follow the link to read the announcement.

The Offending Adam published an interview with Gillian–conducted by Omnidawn staff member Sara Mumolo–here. Excerpt:

“Just in terms of sheer shape and form, I very much felt the presence of a wheel as I was writing the book, a kind of churning machine. We’re hardwired to create narratives about what happens to us during the day so we can sleep at night. And then when we sleep, we create more narratives. It doesn’t seem to be something we can stop, it’s eternal.”