Monday, June 8, 2009

From Kitchen Sinks to No Tell Motels

Albert. Goldbarth. Here's the funny thing about Mr. Goldbarth. For a while, it seemed like every journal that rejected me would publish a poem or five of Goldbarth's. In fact, he's becoming like an early James Tate, you know what I mean? At one time it seemed like every journal had a Tate poem, now it seems like Goldbarth is in a lot of journals I thumb through. In fact, to amuse myself I decided that Goldbarth and I would never appear in the same publication, but that streak seems to be over since we both appear in Zoland. I've recently been rejected from a few journals so I'll see if he shows up again. He looks pretty cagey in the photo doesn't he?

Nicole Steinberg has been the opposite of Goldbarth. Seems her & I always wind up in the same journals. In fact, we'll both be in the next issues of Coconut and Taiga. And speaking of Steinberg she's this weeks poet over at No Tell Motel.

Intercultural Poetry Series Hosts Julia Istomina and Andrey Gritsman present a special evening at Cornelia Street Cafe on Wednesday, June 10th, at 6pm: the poetics of Komo Ananda, Melinda Wilson, and Matthew Yeager, with a *SPECIAL TWIST*!

Komo Natu Ananda was born 22 September 1980 in San Diego, California, where he lived for twelve years before moving to New England. In 2006 he moved to New York city to attend the Creative Writing program at The New School. Komo occasionally writes poetry reviews for His poems remain unpublished and tonight will be his first public reading.

Melinda Wilson's work has appeared in Arsenic Lobster, Avatar Review, The Lumberyard, and elsewhere. Her chapbook, Amplexus will be available from Dancing Girl Press in the fall. She holds an MFA from The New School and is originally from New Hampshire.

Matthew Yeager has published poems in The New York Quarterly, Bat City Review, Ocho and elsewhere. His poem "A Big Ball of Foil in a Small NY Apartment," selected by Paul Muldoon for The Best American Poetry 2005, is currently being adapted into a short film. A native of Cincinatti, OH, he currently lives in Harlem.

Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Hope to see you there!

How to get to the Cornelia Street Café by Subway

A, C, E, B, D, F & V TRAINS

Get on the south end of the train.
Take the train to the West 4th Street stop.
Exit at West 3rd Street.
Walk one block north to 4th Street.
Make an acute left onto Cornelia Street.
1 & 9 TRAINS

Take the train to the Sheridan Square stop.
Walk 21/2 blocks east on West 4th Street.
Make a right onto Cornelia Street.

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