Thursday, December 30, 2010

Here & There Part 2

New issue of Paperbag journal here.

New issue of Rabbit Light Movies here

Fuzz Against Junk- a blog & now a journal.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Here & There

I have a poem up on Poets for Living Water, you can read it here.

3:AM Magazine has an interview with Aase Berg here.

Birds, LLC are taking pre-orders for two new books:
Either Way I'm Celebrating by Sommer Browning
King of the Fucking Sea by Dan Boehl.

Corollary Press is taking preorders for Douglas Kearney's new chapbook released as a 12" including 7 12x12 broadsides.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Glass Is Really A Black Ocean Of Liquid

I've been slowly reading Bruce Covey's new book which you can purchase here. Here's a poem I quite like:

Three Ring

It's all the same whether you or me's
The one who lifts it. Ten pounds
Of feathers or ten pounds of dimes--
The one who weighs the more
Will ring a bell of jelly beans.
Yup, a circus theme: The five ways
The stilt man walks, his balance the key
& answer to over 500 questions.
Or the wolf that claims to be
A bearded woman. Fear of being
Torn, howling at the camera's
Flash & brighter than the moon.
Or, shutter speed slow, a record-
Setting lifter, five small & full of aim,
Cigarette-smoking paper bag:
Redeem your tickets here! Skeeball
Or no, the capital of Tennessee's
Root beer is the national bird,
The state bush, the first one to appear
On the 41-cent postage stamp.
Here's a great deal to end the year!
Dear Black Oceanographers,

In honor of all you stranded in various parts of the country due to the blizzards (or anticipated blizzards) sweeping across the Eastern half, I'd like to offer a free copy of PIGAFETTA IS MY WIFE with EVERY purchase made between 11:59a on 12/26 and 11:59p on 12/27 (EST).

Why PIGAFETTA IS MY WIFE? These poems fragment the journals of Antonio Pigafetta, a 16th Century traveler who recorded Magellan’s hellish circumnavigation of the globe, while tracking a present-day speaker and his beloved as they are distanced and reunited across the map.

Find it, and other titles in our catalog. Make your purchase within the alloted time-frame and we'll automatically include it with your order. And as always: SHIPPING IS FREE!

Patti Smith and Jonathan Lethem in Conversation

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Seriously, More Friday Madness

Julia Cohen used to live in Brooklyn. I used to see Julia around. She's as rad as rad(ness) comes. Julia has a new book & she's reading at my tied-for-first, favorite reading series (In theory, I have to rep for Stain of Poetry, right?) Yardmeter. Yardmeter tends to be on Saturdays. This special edition of Yardmeter is on Friday. I already booked my Friday so will miss radness one night stop in New York. Please go & make me jealous. Also read Ken L. Walker's profile on Yardmeter here.

Yardmeter 14 presents:
poetry readings by
Julia Cohen,
Lily Brown,
and Cynthia Arrieu-King,
film by Dana Matthews,
music by Mark Delpriora,
and artwork by Johnny Mattei.

Come for the last Yardmeter of 2010,
Friday, December 17th, 7 p.m.,
at Shelton Walsmith's studio.
A champagne punch will be provided.
Please bring your own beer or wine.

Okay, time for take two. Amy is awesome. You know how awesome refers to space as in like astronomy-- you know like star jazz & tuba tones emitted from moon pot-holes. In other words, Amy lives in Brooklyn. I see Amy around. I went to grad school with Amy. Amy's first book came out a long bit ago. Amy has new poems. Amy's new poems are damn damn good poems. Amy is also an excellent reader. Off the cuff, foul, funny, and a charm seducer. There is a reason why we call Lawless "Flawless." Amy is reading for SuperMachine. If you've read this blog before you know I likes me some SuperMachine.

Fri., Dec, 17, 8pm
Amy Lawless
Guy Pettit
Joseph Calavenna



1014 Fulton St between Grand & Classon
Thurston "Fucking" Moore? Really? Fa rills! Late night style so see J.C. OR A.L. then get to getting here!

Thurston Moore – Samara Lubelski – Bill Nace – Mary Lattimore quartet with readings by poets John Coletti – Stacy Szymaszek – Karen Weiser
December 17, 2010
10:00 pm

Thurston Moore + Bill Nace – guitars

Samara Lubelski – violin

Mary Lattimore – harp

The quartet will play an improvised piece composed on the heart.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Dean Young Needs Our Help

Reprinted via Coldfront Magazine:
Dean Young is in desperate need of a heart transplant, according to an open letter from Tony Hoagland that has been published by The National Foundation for Transplants.

“…Our friend is in a precarious position. Dean needs a heart transplant now. He also needs your assistance now,” Hoagland writes.

According to the letter, Young is expected to have “enormous bills not covered by insurance.” Interested parties can donate by clicking here.

Here is Hoagland’s entire letter:

Dear Friends,

If you are reading this, you are probably a friend of Dean Young and/or a friend of poetry. And you may have heard that our friend is in a precarious position. Dean needs a heart transplant now. He also needs your assistance now.

Over the past 10 or 15 years, Dean has lived with a degenerative heart condition–congestive heart failure due to idiopathic hypotropic cardiomyopathy. After periods of more-or-less remission, in which his heart was stabilized and improved with the help of medications, the function of his heart has worsened. Now, radically.

For the last two years he has had periods in which he cannot walk a block without resting. Medications which once worked have lost their efficacy. He is in and out of the hospital, unable to breathe without discomfort, etc. Currently, Dean’s heart is pumping at an estimated 8% of normal volume.

In the past, doctors have been impressed with his ability to function in this condition. But now things are getting quickly worse. Dean has been placed on the transplant list at Seton Medical Center Austin, and has just been upgraded to a very critical category. He’s got to get a heart soon, or go to intermediate drastic measures like a mechanical external pump.

Whatever the scenario, the financial expenses, both direct and collateral, will be massive. Yes, he has sound health insurance, but even so, he will have enormous bills not covered by insurance–which is where you can help, with your financial support.

If you know Dean, you know that his non-anatomical heart, though hardly normal, is not malfunctioning, but great in scope, affectionate and loyal. And you know that his poetry is what the Elizabethans would have called “one of the ornaments of our era”–hilarious, heartbreaking, courageous, brilliant and already a part of the American canon.

His 10-plus books, his long career of passionate and brilliant teaching, most recently as William Livingston Chair of Poetry at the University of Texas at Austin; his instruction and mentorship of hundreds of younger poets; his many friendships; his high, reckless and uncompromised vision of what art is: all these are reasons for us to gather together now in his defense and support.

Joe Di Prisco, one of Dean’s oldest friends, is chairing a fundraising campaign conducted through the National Foundation for Transplants (NFT). NFT is a nonprofit organization that has been assisting transplant patients with advocacy and fundraising support since 1983.

If you have any questions about NFT, feel free to contact the staff at 800-489-3863. You may also contact Joe personally at

On behalf of Dean, myself, and the principle of all our friendships in art, I ask you to give all you can. Thanks, my friends.


Tony Hoagland

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Weekend "Monday Morning/Monongah, WV"

I Like Making Lists

I don't really invest much in "best," but I like making lists so click this link here & see what (chap)books I picked for No Tells 2010 list.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I Am A Natural Wonder

Lily Ladewig
& Anne Cecelia Holmes have a collaborative chapbook forthcoming from Blue Hour Press. In the spirit & celebration of their forthcoming chapbook, they've asked friends to write poems with the same title. I was super-flattered that Ms. Ladewig asked me. You can find my poem & other poets' variations here.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Your Friday/ Your Sunday

Harp & Alter have out a new issue and will be featured on Friday at the Poetry Project.
New ish here, info for reading below:
Please join us this Friday, Dec. 10, at the Poetry Project for a reading to celebrate the release of the eighth issue of Brooklyn-based online magazine Harp & Altar. Edited by Keith Newton and Eugene Lim, Harp & Altar has emerged over the past four years as an important new source for innovative and risk-taking literature, publishing poetry and fiction alongside criticism and reviews of writing and art. Keith Newton will give a brief talk about the magazine, and readings will be given by Harp & Altar contributors Jared White and Shane Book.

As usual, this all gets started at 10pm in Parish Hall.

Keith Newton is co-editor of The Harp & Altar Anthology (Ellipsis Press, 2010), a selection of writing from the online magazine Harp & Altar, which he founded in 2006. His chapbook Sent Forth to Die in a Happy City was published last year by Cannibal Books, and his writing has recently appeared or is forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, 1913, Harvard Review, Konundrum Engine, Typo, Cannibal, Saltgrass, Sink Review and Ekleksographia, among other journals. He lives in Brooklyn.

Shane Book recently directed a film based on his first poetry collection, Ceiling of Sticks, which won the 2009 Prairie Schooner Book Prize and was published this fall by University of Nebraska Press. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. His work has been translated into Italian and has appeared in numerous American, British and Canadian magazines, in anthologies—including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets—and on film. His honors include a New York Times Fellowship in Poetry, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a National Magazine Award.

Jared White’s chapbook Yellowcake was included in the hand-sewn anthology Narwhal from Cannibal Books in 2009. His poems have been recently published or are forthcoming in Action Yes, Coconut, Fulcrum, La Petite Zine, Laurel Review, Meridian, Modern Review, No, Dear, and Horse Less Review, and his essays on poetry and music have appeared in Open Letters Monthly, Poets Off Poetry, and Harp & Altar. He lives in Brooklyn, where he co-directs the Yardmeter Editions event series and blogs at

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Thanks to Dustin Luke Nelson & Jess Grover for nominating "Friends for the Departed" for a Pushcart from InDigest.

Cults - "Go Outside" Live @ Mercury Lounge

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Living Room
154 Ludlow Street
New York, NY
SUMMER FICTION – Album Release Party! [Set time: 8:30]

Summer Fiction is the new music project from Bill Ricchini. The self-titled debut album was recorded in Philadelphia studios, bedrooms, and church basements and features a cast of over 20 classical and rock musicians including a string quartet, horn section and members of Philly favorites Buried Beds and BC Camplight. Sounds like: baroque pop, torch songs, freewheelin’ folk, and the golden days of missing you. Raised on a diet of: The Beach Boys, The Smiths, Simon and Garfunkel, The Zombies, Nilsson, Left Banke, Burt Bacharach, Veronica Spector, and South Philly bad girls.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Thursday, December 2 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Pacific Standard Bar,82 Fourth Ave,Brooklyn, NY
Please join us for our upcoming Chin Music reading featuring three fine poets: Ben Lerner, Timothy Donnelly, and Ken Chen. Series curated by Bryan Patrick Miller.
Hello! How was your Thanksgiving? The Multifarious Array has missed you.

We will be together again soon. Let's say--Friday.

Join us this Friday, 12/3, at 7 p.m. for three great poets!

We will be featuring: Farrah Field, Tanya Larkin, and Amy Lemmon. More information here: Also, for the Facebookers among us (I guess that is everyone), here is an event page for you to populate and share:

See you on Friday!

The Multifarious Array is a semi-monthly reading series featuring the very best poets at the very best place (Pete's Candy Store).

Pete's Candy Store is located at 709 Lorimer in Williamsburg Brooklyn. Take the G to the Metropolitan stop or the L to the Lorimer stop. (Map:

Join us at Rose Live Music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Friday, December 3 at 7:30 PM
@ Rose Live Music
Admission: $5 + FREE DRINK!

Guest Host: Peter Bogart Johnson

Joe Hall (Pigafetta Is My Wife)
Bernadette McComish
Eric Weinstein (New York University)
Nedda Alammar (Sarah Lawrence College)
Marina Blitshteyn (Columbia University)

ROSE LIVE MUSIC is located at 345 Grand Street in Brooklyn, between Havemeyer and Marcy. Visit their website for directions:

Please join us at St. Mark's this Friday, December 3rd at 10pm for a reading by Paige Taggart and a musical performance by Michael Vallera. I'm super excited about this event and hope to see you there.

Paige Taggart lives in Brooklyn. Her chapbook Polaroid Parade is forthcoming with Greying Ghost Press. She has an e-chapbook, Won’t Be A Girl, with Scantily Clad Press. She was a 2009 NYFA Fellow. Peruse her blog:
Michael Vallera is a sound/visual artist currently based out of Chicago, Illinois. His work in both contexts focuses on slowness and symmetry. He has recorded for Immune Recordings, Catholic Tapes, Complacency Records, and Reverb Worship. He is a member of the duo Cleared, with Steven Hess, and has performed with David Daniell, Sinkane, Mike Weiss and Rhys Chatham. He received his MFA in sound from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the spring of 2010. His website is at

Monday, November 29, 2010

Around the web in 60 or more seconds

The new ish of Vinyl came out today & I thrilled to be included in it. It features tons of great work by FGP-mate, Angela Veronica Wong, my favorite MoGa, Bright Sun Pritts, Mancus musings, and so much more great stuff. Check it out here.

Guess what else? No Tells Blog is listing fave books/X-mas book lists. I don't care about rankings & all list are arbitrary esp. mine, but I love to see what books really flipped other people out. Check out the entries thus far here.

Speaking of No Tell over at No Tell Motel Bronwen is holding it down all week. These are poems to get excited about it. Keep up with the everyday radness here.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Start Your Week Out Right

Monday, November 29 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, NYC
KGB Monday Night Poetry welcomes Ben Mirov and Reb Livingston!

Ben Mirov is the editor of and the author of the book of poems Ghost Machine. He is a graduate of the New School Writing Program lives in New York.

Reb Livingston is the author of God Damsel (No Tell Books, 2010), Your Favorite Ten Words (Coconut Books, 2007) and co-editor of The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel anthology series. She’s also the editor of No Tell Motel and publisher of No Tell Books. She blogs at

Tuesday, November 30 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
ACA Galleries, 529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr. NYC
Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press
No Tell Books
(Washington, D.C.)

Featuring readings from

Bruce Covey
Lea Graham
Reb Livingston
Karl Parker

and music from

Binary Marketing Show

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum

C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues

Friday, November 26, 2010

Some Thing I've Been Up To Including News On An Exciting December Reading

I have a collab list with Katy Henriksen up on Coldfront featuring some excellent poetry subscriptions. Check it out here.

I also have an essay write-up on the Poets House (Re)Writing Culture panel featuring Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Craig Santos Perez. Check that out here.

InDigest Magazine is having a 3 year anniversary reading & I've been invited! There will be broadsides & an amazing line-up featuring: Becca Klaver , Martin Rock , Leigh Stein , Ronaldo V. Wilson , Erica Wright , me , Bianca Stone , Jackie Clark and Autumn Giles. It's on December 12 at 7pm. All info here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chapbook Round-up

I have been told that (Ir)Rational Animals is sold-out. Awesome. What a year! Thanks to all those who purchased a copy.

I have recently picked up (but not read) the following chapbooks:
The Archers by Macgregor Card
ATM by Chris Salerno
Office Work by Jackie Clark

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Here, Here, Here, Here!

I wrote an essay recap of an afternoon with Gary Snyder at the Poets House, you can read it here, I also have a review of C.D. Wright's whopper of a new book here.

There is a new ish of Small Doggies featuring some great poems by Amy Lawless.

Check out the new issue of Notnostrums which includes a video poem by Chris Martin.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Your Friday.

November 19, 7pm Stain of Poetry at Goodbye Blue Monday
Douglas Allen
Macgregor Card
Kathy Fagan
Richard Jeffrey Newman
Chris Salerno

St. Mark's Poetry Project Friday Nights 10pm curated by Brett Price

So, this coming Friday (19th) is the Poets' Potluck, which starts at 10pm and will feature work from a good bunch of people, including: Anelise Chen, Farrah Field, Patrick Morrissey, Kelly Ginger, Josef Kaplan, Christine Kelly, Dorothea Lasky, Chris Martin, Jamie Townsend, Jared White, Thom Donovan, Sara Wintz, and more. Bring a dish for free admission and come hang out.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Fri., Nov 12, 8pm
James Yeh
Hailey Higdon
Luke Bloomfield
Dan Magers
SATURDAY November 13, 2PM
POETS HOUSE, 10 River Terrace

(Re)writing Culture with Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Craig Santos Perez & Barbara Jane Reyes

In this panel, three young poet-scholars investigate the intersection of research and poetic practice, including Perez’s interest in ethnography and poetry, Reyes’s practice of rewriting/retelling Filipino mythology and Lee’s exploration of geography, psychology and the textuality of nations (focusing specifically on the United States and North and South Korea).

$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members
Yardmeter 13 presents:
readings by
Phill Provance
Natalie Lyalin
Ben Fama
and paintings by
Doug Campbell.

This all happens at
Shelton Walsmith's stuido,
7 p.m.,
November 13, 2010.
Please bring your own beverage.
Farrah Field & Christie Ann Reynolds

Sunday, November 14 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
82 W. 3rd St.
Zinc Bar Reading Series
Farrah Field’s first book of poems, Rising, won Four Way Books’ 2007 Levis Prize. Her poems have appeared in many publications and are forthcoming in Fou, Drunken Boat, and Mantis. She co-hosts a reading series called Yardmeter Editions and blogs at Her second book of poetry is forthcoming in 2012.

Christie Ann Reynolds is the author of Supermachine's first chapbook, Revenge Poems. idiot heart, a previous chapbook, was the 2008 winner of The New School Chapbook Competition. She teaches writing at Hofstra University and is co-curator of the Stain of Poetry Reading Series.

We request a $5 contribution.

Join us for a night of poetry & libation!

Readings by Craig Santos Perez, Jason Koo & Solmaz Sharif

Open bar, 4:00 - 5:00pm
...Reading begins promptly @ 5pm
$5 suggested donation

Poets' Bios:

Craig Santos Perez, a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guahan (Guam), is the co-founder of Achiote Press and author of two poetry books: from unincorporated territory [hacha] (Tinfish Press, 2008) and from unincorporated territory [saina] (Omnidawn Publishing, 2010). He received the Poets & Writers California Writer’s Exchange Award in 2010. He earned an MFA from the University of San Francisco and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Jason Koo is the author of Man on Extremely Small Island, winner of the 2008 De Novo Poetry Prize (C&R Press, 2009). He was born in New York City and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his BA in English from Yale, his MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston and his PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, he has published his poetry and prose in numerous journals, including The Yale Review, North American Review and The Missouri Review. He teaches at Lehman College, where he serves as Director of Graduate Studies in English. He lives in Brooklyn.

Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif holds a BA in Sociology and Women of Color Writers from U.C. Berkeley and an MFA in poetry from New York University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in jubilat, Diagram, Witness, and PBS’s Tehran Bureau. Between 2002-2006, Sharif studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People. She is the managing director of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Kundiman is dedicated to the creation, cultivation and promotion of Asian American poetry
Sunday, November 14 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Soda Bar
629 Vanderbilt Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
Readings and Conversation with:
Mairéad Byrne, Daniel Groves, Stephanie Barber, Andy Devine, Adam Robinson

Mairéad Byrne emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1994, for poetry. Her books include The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven (Publishing Genius 2010), Talk Poetry (Miami University Press 2007), SOS Poetry (/ubu Editions 2007), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press 2003). She lives in Providence and teache...s at Rhode Island School of Design. Check out the new book at http://www.whatsleftofheaven/.

Daniel Groves was born and raised in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and educated at Johns Hopkins University. His first book, The Lost Boys, was recently published as part of the VQR Series (University of Georgia Press). His poems have appeared in Paris Review, Yale Review, Poetry, and Best New Poets 2005. He is on staff at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

Stephanie Barber is a multi media artist who creates meticulously crafted, odd and imaginative films and videos as well as performance pieces which incorporate music, literature, video and anything she is thinking about. She has had numerous solo screenings of her film and video work including shows at MoMA and Anthology Film Archives (both in NYC), San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center, Chicago Filmmakers and The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Her performances have been featured at the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Milwaukee Museum of Art, The Haggerty Museum of Art and galleries and artspaces around the world. Her book poems was published in 2006 by Bronze Skull Press and these here separated to see how they standing alone or the soundtrack to six films by stephanie barber, a book and DVD, was published in May 2008 by Publishing Genius. Included in this book is her experimental essay “the inversion, transcription, evening track and attractor” (the soundtrack for the video of the same name) which was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Andy Devine’s alphabetical fiction and essays have appeared in a variety of literary magazines, including New York Tyrant, Unsaid, Elimae, Everyday Genius, and Taint. In 2002, he was awarded the Riddley Walker Prize (for a work that ignores conventional rules of grammar and punctuation). In 2007, he published a chapbook, “As Day Same That the the Was Year” (Publishing Genius). In 2009, Andy Devine was awarded The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Award (for fiction in the face of adversity). WORDS (2010, Publishing Genius) is his first book. Andy Devine Avenue — in Flagstaff, Arizona — is named after him.

Adam Robinson lives in Baltimore, where he runs Publishing Genius and plays guitar in Sweatpants, a rock band. His first book, Adam Robison and Other Poems, was just released by Narrow House. He writes for HTMLGIANT, the Internet literature magazine blog of the future.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Official & Unofficial Reccomendations for (Ir)Rational Animal

InDigest Magazine included (Ir)Rational Animals among their 10 favorite chapbooks for 2010. What an honor especially considering the company I'm included in. Check it out here!

On her blog, Sueyeun Juliette Lee wrote, "And for those of you who haven’t checked out his chapbook, you should check out (Ir)Rational Animals (Flying Guillotine Press), a delirious exploration of human (s/t)exuality."

Thomas Fink (via email) had this to say about the chapbook, "Thank you very much for (IR)RATIONAL ANIMALS. I hope we will get a chance soon to discuss your use of the page, which has ample innovative drive, and what I take to be an interesting doubling gesture about the issue (in both sense of the noun) of pornography--a kind of Bakhtinian double-voiced discourse or, more generally, heteroglossia."

Claire Donato (via a text message) said this about (Ir)Rational Animals, "Yr chapbook is rad! In the awesome sense. And radical! In the innovative sense. I love it! Treat to read yr work."

The Home Video Review of Books reviewed it here.

The chapbook is close to being sold out so if you want a copy go over here & pick one up.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Apocalypse Anthology

Flying Guillotine Press has officially released the Apocalypse Anthology as an e-book which means you can go here & read it for free. Includes poems by myself & Josh Kleinberg, Thom Donovan, Brennen Wysong, Ben Fama, Leslie Anne Mcilroy, Rob Ostrom, Toni Browning, Brett Price, Gregory Bem, Nathan Logan, Wynelle Bridge, Jefferson Carter, Elisa Gabbert & Kathleen Rooney, Matthew Everett, Stephanie Anderson, Francis Raven, Melissa Koosmann, Douglass Piccinnini, Dolan Morgan, Paul Siegell, Mark Terrill, Kate Schapira, Kristi Maxwell, Christine Leclerc, Sommer Browning, Adam Roberts, Lauren Harrison, Tony Mancus, Sarah Heller, Brandon Shimoda, John Ebersole, Vincent Zompa, Thomas Oristaglio, Alex Cuff, Ally Harris, Jeff Hawkinson,Jen Currin, J. Townsend, Elinor Payntor, Dave Carillo, Steven Breyak, Cate Peebles, Nate Pritts, Frank Sherlock, Estela Lamat & Michael Leong, Esther Smith, Emily Brandt, Mathias Svalina, Dan Chelotti, Michael Rerick, Theresa Sotto, Leigh Stein, Joe Fletcher, Martin Rock

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Podcast, journals, readings

InDigest has put out a podcast for the reading I did. I manage to read poems & blather on about the 76ers. Check it out here.

There's a new ish of Sixth Finch over here and Lamination Colony over here.

I'm teaching tonight but here's a reading just for you:


Join us on Thursday, October 28 at 7 PM for A Very Special Chrystie Street co-hosted by Molly Dorozenski & Leigh Stein. Featuring Alex Phillips*, Lauren Ireland's former employer, and Lauren Ireland, Alex Phillips' former employee. Also featuring backslapping, boardroom cackling, dirty deals, & poetry. Yeah, it's a week late. That's because we do whatever we want.

7 PM Sharp (ha ha, I know)
The Four-Faced Liar
165 W. 4th St., at 6th Ave.

Alex Phillips was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1977. He is the poet in residence at Fort Juniper in Cushman Village, Amherst, and is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts.

Lauren Ireland usually hosts this reading series & is always an editor at Lungfull! Magazine. She grew up in southern Maryland & coastal Virginia & currently lives in Brooklyn. Find her work at

*Alex Phillips is an amazing poet & adorable person. He actually made it on merit, which means that American poetry might be okay after all.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

H_ngm_n & No, Dear!

New issue of H_ngm_n is up. Check it out

New issue of No,Dear out & a release party reading at Pete's Candy Store on Friday, Oct 29th, 7pm. It should be a great reading, alas, I'll be hosting Stain. There have been some last minute changes to the line-up but will post info on this blog as soon as I get confirmations.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Some Readings Going On In NYC/BK

Friday 10:00pm - Saturday at 12:00am
10/22: Claire Donato and sara wintz (Evan Commander is under the weather)

Claire Donato's poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Octopus, and Action Yes. She holds an MFA from Brown University, where she was involved with Writing: Digital Media and received the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction. She currently lives in Brooklyn and teaches at the New School.

sara wintz’s writing has appeared in The Poetry Project Newsletter, Jacket, 6X6, Physical Poets and on Ceptuetics. She co-edited INVISIBLY TIGHT INSTITUTIONAL OUTER FLANKS DUB (verb) GLORIOUS NATIONAL HI-VIOLENCE RESPONSE DREAM: New Writing from the US+UK with Ryan Dobran, Justin Katko and Cristiana Baik in 2008. She currently co-curates at the Segue Reading Series with Thom Donovan.

Saturday, October 23 · 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer St.,Brooklyn, NY

TRNSFR Magazine Presents... An Evening with Shya Scanlon, Molly Gaudry, Thom Donovan, and Catherine Lacey


Saturday, October 23 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Shelton Walsmith's studio, 267 Douglass Street,Brooklyn, NY
Yardmeter Editions returns this Saturday for an evening of art, poetry, music, and more...

Yardmeter presents:

film by Eric Jordan,
poetry by Ryan Murphy,
photography by Michael Elsden,
music by The Modern Airline,
and a dramatic work by Kristen Kosmas.

See for more information!

Sunday, October 24 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY
Featherproof Books, Amelia Gray, Suzanne Dottino, Lindsay Hunter, Grace Krilanovich, Christian TeBordo

Two of the most dynamic, attractive, and funny small presses have decided to make a public display of their affections for one another. Featherproof Books and Two Dollar Radio have been carrying on a long distance love affair for years. Watch the sparks fly when they meet up in Manhattan for a night on the town. Emptying the contents of their hearts, along with their latest books, will be Lindsay Hunter, Amelia Gray, and TeBordo, standing on featherproof's side, while Grace Krilanovich holds it down for Two Dollar Radio. A night of extreme reading, big crushes, and doe eyes, this is one meeting of the minds not to be missed! It's going down at KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, NYC

Monday, October 18, 2010

Back From Philly

The Philly reading was a blast & lots of people came out. I did a brief write-up about it here.

Flying Guillotine released my most recent chapbook & they were quite good to me. Now it's your chance to bathe in the goodness that the press is: Flying Guillotine Press announces its Open Reading Period! We're accepting poetry chapbook submissions from now until November 15th. We're looking for beautiful, for interesting, for sonically perverse, for arresting.Guidelines:

* Send up to 30 pages of poetry to flyingguillotinepress at gmail dot com.

* Email your chapbook as an attachment with the $5 reading fee paid through PayPal, the button is below.

* The reading fee gets you a copy of one of the handmade chapbooks we publish from the open reading period.

* Please place the transaction number of your reading fee in the body of the email.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

If You Find Yourself in Philly on Saturday

I'm reading here: Fergies is located at 1214 Sansom Street, and is a frequent spot for poetry readings. Here is a link:

Here is the reading roster:

James Belflower

Lauren Bender

Andy Devine

Kate Greenstreet

Joe Hall

Steven Karl

Dan Magers

Chris Mason

Adam Robinson

Ben Segal

Monday, October 11, 2010


Blake Butler has a great post/review on Abe Smith's new book, Hank.

Speaking of Smith his book is published by Action Books, which is in part Johannes Göransson whose book is reviewed here. I bought this book after seeing Johannes read at Earshot maybe a year or so ago & love the book. It's obsessive and looping in a way which I think Apostrophe Books publishes best. Also see Catherine Meng's Tonight's the Night and the soon-to-be-released Jessica Baran’s book, Remains To Be Used which we were lucky enough to publish poems from in the current issue of Sink Review.

Back to Johannes, there's a wonderful essay up on Montevidayo titled,
A New Quarantine Will Take My Place, or, Ambient Violence, or, Bringing it All Back Home read that here.

Then my dears, go back to Coldfront & check out the latest POP, which consist of mini-essays on Radiohead's Kid A.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Recently Recieved, Read, or Bought

Michele Glazer, On Tact, & the Made Up World (University of Iowa Press, 2010)
Abraham Smith, Hank, (Action Books, 2010)
Buck Downs, Ain't Got All Night (American Poetry, 2010)
R.T.A. Parker, from The Mountain of California... (Openned Press, 2010)
Sash Fletcher, when all our days are numbered marching bands will fill the streets & we will not hear them because we will be upstairs in the clouds, (Mud Luscious Press, 2010)
Jennifer Moxley, Clampdown, (Flood Editions, 2009)
Lisa Robertson, R's Boat, (University of California Press, 2010)
(I've come to realize that University presses are almost $5 more than most "independent presses"- I needed this book for my book club but the $19.95 definitely broke me!)
Cathy Park Hong, Translating Mo'Um, (Hanging Loose Press, 2002) found used at Unnameable Books for $6.00

Sampson Starkweather, Self-help poems, (Greying Ghost Press, 2010)
Natalie Lyalin, Try A Little Time Travel, (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010)
* This is a beautiful book with a letter-pressed cover- definitely worth the price!
Christie Ann Reynolds, Revenge Poems, (SuperMachine, 2010)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

WAVE Authors Tour Dates

Dear Friends of Wave Books,Pull your calendar off the wall, get out
your day planner, and get ready to sync your smartphones - have we
got some EVENTS for you this fall!

SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 at 8:00pm. To tune in, and for more information,
where you can watch small groups of Chicago and New York poets
perform live readings of Mary's work and partake of a special
day-of-event discount on Selected Poems. Dorothea Lasky reads as part
of the festivities. RSVP on Facebook.

MICHAEL EARL CRAIG tweets his way through September at the Poetry
Foundation's Harriet Twitter feed,
Don't miss the last week! To whet your appetite, this randomly chosen
gem: After shoeing Dewey today I saw this note about him in the
wrangler's logbook: "Recovering from back problems. Hangs out with

2010 at 7:30pm. Join Wave, Ugly Duckling Presse, Featherproof, and
Publishing Genius as we celebrate Indie Press Night at Word Books in
Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Readings also include Blake Butler, Jon Cotner,
Andy Fitch, and Rachel B. Glaser. RSVP on Facebook. WORD, 126,
Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY.

CACONRAD'S book release party for THE BOOK OF FRANK: Saturday,
OCTOBER 2, 2010 at 2:00pm at The Kelly Writers House on the UPenn
campus. Revelry will include a full reading of this amazing book, a
special Writers House broadside, books for sale, and a nail painting
table. RSVP on Facebook. The Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk,
Philadelphia, PA.

Thursday, OCTOBER 7, 2010 6-10pm at A Public Space, Brooklyn, NY. A
Public Space, 323 Dean St. (between 3rd and 4th aves.), Brooklyn, NY.
RSVP on Facebook.


Tuesday SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 6:00pm

EILEEN MYLES and DOROTHEA LASKY are reading with Todd Colby and
Rebekah Rutkoff. Music by Frank Bruno. Hosted by Robert Dewhurst. ACA
Galleries, 529 West 20th St, New York, NY.

Tuesday SEPTEMBER 28, 2010 8:00pm

JOSHUA BECKMAN and Emily Lacy will share a scary, musical reading of
"The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in the
rustic setting of the shipwrecked Sea Nymph. Machine Project, 1200 D
North Alvarado, Los Angeles, CA.

Thursday SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 TBA

MAGGIE NELSON is reading at the Poison Girl Lounge in Houston. Poison
Girl Lounge, 1641 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX.

Friday OCTOBER 1, 2010 7:00pm

GILLIAN CONOLEY is reading at Poet's House in New York City for the
Omnidawn Poet's Showcase. 10 River Terrace, New York, NY.

Tuesday OCTOBER 5, 2010 6:30pm

RACHEL ZUCKER is reading at The New School. $5 to the public, free to
students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID. The New
School, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street, Room
510, New York, NY.

Friday OCTOBER 8, 2010 7:30pm

TIMOTHY DONNELLY is reading with Emily Fargos at the Hudson Valley
Writers Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY.

Tuesday OCTOBER 12, 2010 6:00pm

NOELLE KOCOT is reading with Jeffrey McDaniel and Elena Rivera at the
New York Public Library. Brief poetry readings will be followed by an
in-depth discussion with Jennifer S. Flescher on how work is received
by readers and the decisions each poet and editor makes regarding the
accessibility of his or her work. New York Public Library (Main
Branch), 455 5th Ave, New York, NY.

Thursday OCTOBER 14, 2010 7:30pm

MAGGIE NELSON is reading from Bluets at Marylhurst University. Free
and open to the public. The Old Library, BP Administration Building,
Marylhurst University, Portland, OR.

Thursday OCTOBER 14, 2010 7:30pm

TIMOTHY DONNELLY is reading with Barbara Claire Freeman at Moe's
Books, 2476 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA.

Saturday OCTOBER 16, 2010 7:30pm

LAYNIE BROWNE is reading at Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681
Venice Blvd, Venice, CA.

Sunday OCTOBER 17, 2010 2:00pm

CAROLINE KNOX is reading at the Seamen's Bethel of the Whaling Museum
in New Bedford, MA. This reading is part of the Favorite Poem Project,
founded by Robert Pinsky. New Bedford Whaling Museum, 18 Johnny Cake
Hill, New Bedford, MA.

Monday OCTOBER 18, 2010 7:00pm

RACHEL ZUCKER is reading at the Stella Adler Gallery. Free. The
Stella Adler GAllery, 31 WEst 27th St (between 5th and 6th Avenues),
New York, NY.

Wednesday OCTOBER 20, 2010 TBA

EILEEN MYLES is reading at the Seattle City Arts Fest with David
Shields and others. The festival runs from October 20-23 and features
various presentations from artists of various fields. Seattle, WA.

Thursday OCTOBER 21, 2010 8:00pm

TIMOTHY DONNELLY is reading at Washington University in St. Louis.
Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Friday OCTOBER 22, 2010 TBA

MICHAEL EARL CRAIG reads at Machine Project, 1200 Noth Alvarado St,
Los Angeles, CA.

Sunday OCTOBER 24, 2010 3:00pm

MICHAEL EARL CRAIG reads with Steve Healey at the Poetry Flash series
in Oakland. Diesel Books, 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, CA.

Monday OCTOBER 25, 2010 6:00pm

JAMES TATE and DARA WIER are reading in the Michael Schimmel Theatre
at Pace University in New York, NY. Q&A to follow. Schimmel Theatre,
3 Spruce St. (near the corner of Gold St.), Lower Manhattan, NY.

Wednesday OCTOBER 27, 2010 6:00pm

TIMOTHY DONNELLY reads with Paul Legault and Priscilla Becker at the
NYU Bookstore, 726 Broadway, New York, NY.

Monday NOVEMBER 1, 2010 7:30pm

GEOFFREY NUTTER is reading with Craig Morgan Teicher at KGB Bar in
NYC. Free. KGB Bar, 85 East 4th St, East Village, New York, NY.

Thursday NOVEMBER 4, 2010 7:30pm

DOROTHEA LASKY is reading with Lewis Warsh at Open Books: A Poem
Emporium, 2414 N 45th St., Seattle, WA.

Thursday NOVEMBER 4, 2010 TBA

TIMOTHY DONNELLY is reading as part of the Graduate Poets' Reading
Series at Yale University. Location TBA, Yale University, New Haven,

Tuesday NOVEMBER 9, 2010 6:00pm

MICHAEL EARL CRAIG is reading at the BONK! Reading Series in RAcine,
WI. Reading begins at 6, doors open at 5:30. BONK!, Racine Arts
Council, 316 6th St, Racine, WI.

Wednesday NOVEMBER 10, 2010 7:30pm

MICHAEL EARL CRAIG is reading at Danny's Reading Series in Chicago.
Danny's Tavern, 1951 West Dickens Ave, Chicago, IL.

Thursday NOVEMBER 11, 2010 TBA

MICHAEL EARL CRAIG is reading in Cincinatti, OH. Location TBA.

Tuesday NOVEMBER 16, 2010 TBA

MAGGIE NELSON is reading at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, as
part of an exhibition of photographic and video work by William
Eggleston. LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA.

Thursday NOVEMBER 18, 2010 TBA

MAGGIE NELSON is reading at Columbia College Chicago as part of the
Nonfiction Writing Program. Free, open to the public. Columbia
College, Chicago, IL.

Thursday NOVEMBER 18, 2010 TBA

MICHAEL EARL CRAIG is reading in Amherst, MA. Location TBA.

Monday NOVEMBER 29, 2010 8:00pm

TIMOTHY DONNELLY is reading with Joanna Klink at the Cambridge Center
for Adult Education. Blacksmith House, Cambridge Center for Adult
Education, 56 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA.

Wednesday DECEMBER 1, 2010 6:30pm

TIMOTHY DONNELLY is reading with Tricia Taaca at the Center for Book
Arts in NYC. Introduction by Matthea Harvey. The Center for Book
Arts, 28 W. 27th St (3rd Floor), New York, NY.

Thursday DECEMBER 2, 2010 TBA

MAGGIE NELSON is reading at California State University San Marcos.
Location TBA.

Monday DECEMBER 6, 2010 7:30pm

The Monday Night Poetry Series at KGB Bar in NYC is holding a Tribute
to JAMES TATE. Free. KGB Bar, 85 East 45h St, East Village, New York,

Tuesday DECEMBER 7, 2010 6:00pm

RACHEL ZUCKER is reading with Kevin Prufer, Miranda Field, Sarah Vap
and Annie Finch as part of Poetic Fashion & Unfashion: On Sentiment
(panel discussion & reading). Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy
St, Cambridge, MA.

Tuesday DECEMBER 14, 2010 6:30pm

TIMOTHY DONNELLY is reading at The New School, followed by a
discussion with moderator Mark Bibbins. Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan
Hall, Room 510, The New School, 66 W. 12th St, New York, NY.

Saturday DECEMBER 18, 2010 TBA

MAGGIE NELSON is reading with Uljana Wolf, Stephen Motika, and Guy
Bennett at Beyond Baroque, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Equalizer

Please forward this email and attachment to interested readers. If you'd like to sign up for The Equalizer mailing list to receive sections as they're released throughout October 2010, please email Visit for more information, including updates & links to websites that will be hosting some or all of The Equalizer sections. Feel free to post this PDF to your blog or website. Please include the names of contributors in your post.

The Equalizer 1.1 available online via HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson. Features: Summer Block, Jim Behrle, Macgregor Card, Mark Bibbins, Emily Anderson, Aaron Belz, Don Share, Cody Walker, Christopher Salerno, Amick Boone, Adam Clay, Buck Downs, Stephanie Anderson, Owen Barker, and CAConrad.

The Equalizer 1.2 available online via HTMLGiant and Maureen Thorson.Features Matt Hart’s “Write This Today While You Were.”

Oct. 7: The Equalizer 1.4 featuring a selection of John Gallaher's Guidebooks.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Excerpt from "Mattress"



The role of a kiss is
to never swallow what it craves; not like
the heart, nothing breaks where it falls
though some one is left suspended until
another's mouth affixes. I don't believe in--
someone says and something ordinary
comes next, god, or premarital sex.
The earthworm, locking
its lips, takes in what it passes through. It
carves-- it craves-- it fillibusters
romance. I am troubled by belief: the
kiss repeats: see how it swallows and
where it lands and then the other body
bending so to catch it.

"Mattress" by Michele Glazer

Monday, September 27, 2010

Upcoming Readings- Mine & Others


Friday, October 1st, Pete's Candy Store 7pm Me with Buck Downs & Marisa Crawford


Join us October 2nd at PS1 for a reading of new work by Corrine Fitzpatrick,
Jeremy Hoevenaar, and Brett Price, three poets whose practice engages language
as a site of anxious yet undaunted negotiation with perception, memory,
meaning, and the semiotic chaos of contemporary life.

Saturday, October 2 · 2:30pm - 4:30pm

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, room S301 of the third floor Archive Galleries.
22-25 Jackson Ave at the intersection of 46th Ave Long Island City, NY


Sunday, October 3rd, Le Poisson Rouge 7:30 Me with Sasha Fletcher and Arthur Phillips

Ben Fama & Emily Pettit
Oct. 3, 5pm
Polestar Reading Series
152 Ludlow St.
New York, NY

Thursday, September 23, 2010

So Much Going On

Boog City Festival

4th Annual

Welcome to Boog City festival
5 Days of Poetry and Music

...Friday Sept. 24, Sidewalk Café
94 Ave. A

Free with a two-drink minimum

7:00 p.m. Noelle Kocot
7:20 p.m. Pierre Joris
7:35 p.m. Maureen Thorson
7:55 p.m. Steve Cannon
8:00 p.m. Nicole Peyrafitte
8:20 p.m. Poetry Talk Talk-David Shapiro reading and
in conversation with Joanna Fuhrman
9:10 p.m. Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye-poetry and music
9:50 p.m. Magnetic Island-music
10:50 p.m. i feel tractor performs, for its 45th anniversary, Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited
12:00 a.m. The Elastic No-No Band-music

Directions: F/V to 2nd Ave., L to 1st Ave.
Venue is at E.6th St.

Sat. Sept. 25, Unnameable Books
7th Annual Small, Small Press Fair

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.


Featuring readings from authors of the exhibiting presses

12:00 p.m. Fair begins

1:00 p.m. Fay Chiang, Bowery Books (ed. Marjorie Tesser)
1:10 p.m. Mark Horosky, Flying Guillotine Press (eds. Sommer Browning and Tony Mancus)
1:20 p.m. Abby Walthausen, Fractious Press (ed. Veronica Liu)
1:30 p.m. Jeffrey Jullich, Litmus Press/Aufgabe (ed. E. Tracy Grinnell)
1:40 p.m. Miriam Atkin, little scratch pad editions (ed. Douglas Manson)

1:50 p.m. Break

2:10 p.m. Matt Reeck, No, Dear magazine (ed. Alex Cuff)
2:20 p.m. Tom Orange-music
2:35 p.m. Dennis Leroy Kangalee, Savage Paw Press (ed. Kangalee)
2:45 p.m. David Mills, Straw Gate Books (ed. Phyllis Wat)

2:55 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Binary Marketing Show-music
3:45 p.m. Urayoán Noel
4:00 p.m. Peter Davis
4:20 p.m. Mel Nichols
4:40 p.m. John Godfrey
4:55 p.m. Jenn McCreary
5:20 p.m. Beat Radio-music
5:50 p.m. Ken Jacobs
6:10 p.m. Sommer Browning
6:30 p.m. Chris McCreary
6:50 p.m. Cathy Eisenhower
7:10 p.m. Rod Smith
7:35 p.m. Rorie Kelly-music
8:10 p.m. Lach-music
8:40 p.m. Douglas Rothschild

Directions: 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza, C to Clinton-Washington avenues, Q to 7th Ave.
Venue is bet. Prospect Pl./St. Marks Ave.

Sun. Sept. 26, Unnameable Books
7th Annual Small, Small Press Fair, Day 2

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.


12:00 p.m. Dustin Williamson
12:15 p.m. Kevin Varrone
12:35 p.m. Brandon Holmquest
12:55 p.m. Pattie McCarthy
1:20 p.m. Brian Speaker-music
1:50 p.m. Ivy Johnson
2:05 p.m. Carlos Soto Román
2:25 p.m. erica kaufman
2:40 p.m. Shafer Hall

2:55 p.m.-3:15-break

3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
You Are Here: On the Site-Specific Poem
curated and hosted by Pattie McCarthy and Kevin Varrone

With panelists Allison Cobb, CA Conrad, Marcella Durand,
Tonya Foster, and Carlos Soto Roman

Directions: 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza, C to Clinton-Washington avenues, Q to 7th Ave.
Venue is bet. Prospect Pl./St. Marks Ave.

Sun. Sept. 26, Zinc Bar

Zinc Bar
82 W. 3rd St.

$5 suggested

6:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m. You Are Here: Readings of Site-Specific Poems
curated and hosted by Pattie McCarthy and Kevin Varrone

With readings from Allison Cobb, CA Conrad,
Marcella Durand, and Carlos Soto Roman

Directions: A/B/C/D/E/F/V to W. 4th St.
Venue is bet. Sullivan and Thompson sts.

Mon. Sept. 27, Unnameable Books

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.


6:00 p.m. Chris Martin
6:15 p.m. Cate Peebles
6:30 p.m. Julian Brolaski
6:45 p.m. Farrah Field
7:05 p.m. J.J. Hayes-music

7:35 p.m. Break

7:45 p.m. Joe Elliot
8:00 p.m. E. Tracy Grinnell
8:15 p.m. Jared White
8:30 p.m. Mariana Ruiz Firmat
8:45 p.m. Laura Elrick
9:05 p.m. Jeremiah Birnbaum of The Ramblers-music

Directions: 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza, C to Clinton-Washington avenues, Q to 7th Ave.
Venue is bet. Prospect Pl./St. Marks Ave.

Tues. Sept. 28, ACA Galleries, 6:00 p.m.

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Satellite Telephone magazine
(Buffalo, N.Y.)

ACA Galleries
529 W.20th St., 5th Flr.


Event will be hosted by
Satellite Telephone editor
Robert Dewhurst

featuring readings from

Todd Colby
Dorothea Lasky
Eileen Myles
Rebekah Rutkoff

and music from

Franklin Bruno

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

Directions: C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues
Friday, September 24 · 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Blue Angel Wines, 638 Grant Street (btw Leonard & Manhattan Aves.), Williamsburg, Metro-Rhythm
The reading will feature four poets, NATALIE LYALIN, BEN FAMA, GARRETT KALLEBERG and KOSTAS ANAGNOPOULOS. The event will be held in promotion (and celebration) of Lyalin and Fama’s recently released books as part of the Time Travel Through the Cosmos Tour 2k10. As always, the event will be held at Blue Angel Wines in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Ben Fama is the author of Aquarius Rising, and Natalie Lyalin is the author of Try a Little Time Travel, both recently released from Ugly Duckling Presse. Read about these authors, as well as our other readers, on the Metro Rhythm website:

***After party at our place in Williamsburg! We have a backyard with a grill where you can smoke, drink, and cook burgers!!!

Saturday, September 25 · 5:00pm - 10:00pm
The Creek & The Cave
10-93 Jackson Ave, LIC (on the E, G, & 7 train, B61 bus)
Queens, NY

2nd Ave Poetry, vol 3: The Occult

guest edited by alan ramon CLINTON
5-7 PM readings & multimedia performances by

mitch HIGHFILL * toni SIMON * hector CANONGE
charles BORKHUIS * priscilla STADLER
kelly SPIVEY * brenda COULTAS * jill MAGI
douglas a. MARTIN * mark LAMOUREAUX

7- 10 PM downstairs after-party with dj DESPO

volume 3 also includes work by

kevin KILLIAN * leslie SCALAPINO * dodie BELLAMY
jeremy THOMPSON * rit PREMNATH * caitlin PARKER
tsering wangmo DHOMPA * thom DONOVAN
r. zamora LINMARK * thomas FINK * denise DUHAMEL
lyn GOERINGER * matt JONES * clayton ESHLEMAN
charles BERNSTEIN * stephanie GRAY * gerrit LANSING
joyelle MCSWEENEY * vincent KATZ * rusty MORRISON
laynie BROWNE * tim PETERSON * john HARKEY
jonny FARROW * kristin prevallet * dorothea LASKY
& alan ramon CLINTON

This is a free event.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Your Friday. Your Saturday.

Stain of Poetry

September 24, Friday ~ Deborah Ager, Eric Amling, Bill Freind, Laura Hinton, Janet Holmes & Debrah Morkun!

7 PM on September 24 @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn


Deborah Ager‘s first book, Midnight Voices, was published in 2009.
Her poems appear in Best New Poets 2006, The Bloomsbury Review, New England Review, The Georgia Review, Quarterly West and New South. She’s received fellowships from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and she received a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship to the Sewanee Writers’ Conference. She is founding editor of 32 Poems Magazine. Many poems first appearing in 32 Poems have been honored in the Best American Poetry and Best New Poets anthologies and on Verse Daily and Poetry Daily.


Eric Amling is the author of several chapbooks including TWIN VAPOR (Human Hair & Co.), SPLIT LEVEL IGLOO (Human Hair & Co.), and the most recent NINE LIVE TWO-HEADED ANIMALS (Greying Ghost Press). His illustrations and books can be found at


Bill Freind is the author of American Field Couches (BlazeVox, 2008) and An Anthology (housepress, 2000); he is also editing a collection of essays on Araki Yasusada that is forthcoming from Shearsman. He lives near an abandoned golf course in South Jersey.


Laura Hinton is the author of a poetry book, Sisyphus My Love (To Record a Dream in a Bathtub) (BlazeVox), and a critical book, The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911 (SUNY Press). She is also the co-editor of We Who Love to Be Astonished: Experimental Women’s Writing and Performance Poetics (University of Alabama Press). She has edited three special sections for the online journal How2, including the current feature, “Reading Carla Harryman.” She is now at work (co-editor) of a special issue in Postmodern Culture on poet’s theater, as well as a book on women’s hybrid poetry and the arts. She is a Professor of English at the City College of New York. In New York City she edits a chapbook series, Mermaid Tenement Press, and comments on feminism and the hybrid arts at her blog site “Chant de la Sirene” (


Janet Holmes is author of five books of poetry, most recently The ms of my kin (Shearsman) and F2F (U of Notre Dame Pr). She is also director and editor of Ahsahta Press, a 35-year-old all-poetry press based at Boise State University, and professor of English there in the MFA Program in Creative Writing.


Debrah Morkun lives in Philadelphia, where she is the founding member of The New Philadelphia Poets, a group committed to expanding the spaces for poetry in Philadelphia. Her first full-length book, Projection Machine, was released by BlazeVox Books April 2010. View some of her work at


Goodbye Blue Monday

1087 Broadway
(corner of Dodworth St)
Brooklyn, NY 11221-3013 (718) 453-6343

J M Z trains to Myrtle Ave
or J train to Kosciusko St


Hosted by Amy King, Ana Božičević et al

Multifarious Array
Poetry and Comedy Night this Saturday, 9/25

Please join us this Saturday at 7 p.m. for a Poetry and Comedy night. It is going to be funny!

Poets and comedians will include:

Evan Fleischer
Sommer Browning
Elisa Gabbert
Gabby Dunn
Mark Leidner
Dan Magers


Evan Fleischer is a writer and a comedian. His work has appeared in McSweeney's and been praised by The Guardian and the head writer of the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (the first one) as "intelligent, admirable, and very funny" and "very funny and clever." He has a beard.

Sommer Browning writes poems, draws comics and tells jokes. Her first book of poems is coming out in 2011 with Birds, LLC. Visit her at

Elisa Gabbert is the poetry editor of Absent and the author of The French Exit (Birds, LLC) and Thanks for Sending the Engine (Kitchen Press). Recent poems can be found in Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, Puerto del Sol, The Rumpus, Salt Hill, and Sentence. She currently lives in Boston, works at a software startup, and blogs at The French Exit.

Gaby Dunn began her comedy career at Emerson College in Boston as a writer and performer in the sketch comedy troupe, Chocolate Cake City. As a stand-up comedian, she has performed at Boston's Comedy Studio, at Comix and the People's Improv Theater in NYC and at the show she co-produces and co-hosts, Mish Mosh. (Every second Thursday of the month, 8 pm, Birch Coffee, be there!) She is also a writer whose work has appeared in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Boston Globe, and on Comedy Central's and, all of which she interned for in college. She is currently an entertainment media blogger for AOL TV Squad and Moviefone. She loves the Internet so much, she should just marry it.

Mark Leidner is the author of several chapbooks. Recent poems can be found in Skein and Lamination Colony. He also co-edits DUETS, an international chapbook series. He lives and tweets in western Massachusetts.

Dan Magers graduated from The New School’s MFA program and works on engineering books for a publishing company. He is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review (, an online poetry magazine, as well as a chapbook press called Immaculate Disciples Press. He has poems published in Sixth Finch, Eleven Eleven, the tiny, and forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio, among other places. A regular contributor of books reviews at New Pages (, he currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sawako, J.Mae, Rob, & Chris Enter A Room & Awe Begans

I had an idea, probably three years or so ago when I curated the Teachers & Writers reading series to have Sawako as a reader. She was never able to make it from the West Coast to NYC. Emails, postal mail, & friendship continued. Last year she was going to be at AWP, but again the traveling, the distance, proved not so. So when I found out she would be in New York briefly (2-3 days) I immediately set about to schedule a reading. I also wanted J.Mae Barizo & Chris Martin to read with Sawako. Mae & her husband generously offered the use of their beautiful apartment which made the reading much more intimate and cozy-- it also helped with the little ones (Marina & Ada) as bars tend to not be the most baby-friendly.

Chris Martin read first, delighting us with new poems which he referred to as "hymns." He finished off his reading with an acapella rap. Yep, dope.

J.Mae Barizo read her poems to the accompaniment of musician Rob Moose's( Anthony & the Johnsons) guitar. The music & poems fit perfectly & everyone seemed transfixed including Anne Carson- who was kind enough to stop by & support poetry & music & her fellow Canadian (J.Mae).

Sawako Nakayasu
closed out the evening. It was my intention to get her set-list for Coldfront but in my awe & consumption of wine, this did not happen. She read two titles then would ask the audience which they wanted to hear. The first group of poems were "ant" poems. She said they were old poems, but for most us they were "new" poems. She followed this up by reading a few translations from Time of Sky // Castles in the Air by Ayane Kawata (which Sawako translated).
Sawako closed her set out by reading from the immensely popular book, Texture Notes, if you haven't read this book, definitely do!

Then after the readings people mingled, ate bread & cheese, & drank wine. It was a great night & we were all lucky to hear Sawako, J.Mae, Rob, & Chris.

Special thanks to J.Mae, Wolfram, & Lila without whom the reading would not have happened.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thursday Is Just Sick!

Tonight, I'll get to listen to some of my favorite poets read in a very small intimate environment. I am excited! Alas, some of my other favorite people also appear to be reading or talking today so whatever you do PLEASE ATTEND ONE OF THESE EVENTS:

09/16 - 8:00pm - LITTORAL: Jared Hohl + Shelley Jackson

Issue Project Room at the Old American Can Factory

3rd ave and 3rd st, Brooklyn NY 11215

NO COVER plus a little free wine

Lily Ladewig & Leigh Stein are two founding members of a group I have just now created, The Poetry Resistance. According to Wikipedia, The Poetry Resistance is a defiant front, united against boring bullshit & bad poems. Lily Ladewig & Leigh Stein write poems both gorgeously disobedient & hilariously dangerous, in addition to providing first-hand intelligence information and maintaining escape networks that help those who have become trapped by obligation at never-ending readings.

& so, mon peu d'orge sucres, join the movement on Thursday, September 16, at 7 PM, when Lily “Le Lapin Audacieux Jacques” Ladewig & Leigh “La Licorne Courageux” Stein lead a thrilling revolt against apathy & goodfornothings, terrible verse & snoozy old literary regimes.
A Series of Panel Discussions on Poetics in the Arts
curated by Vincent Katz & Tim Peterson

Discussion #1
Not Nature Poems: Current Trends in Ecopoetics

Introducing QUIPS & CRANKS: A Series of Panel Discussions on Poetics in the Arts, curated by Vincent Katz & Tim Peterson, at the School of Visual Arts. We aim to create an engaging, We aim to create an engaging, unpredictable, and free-flowing space of discussion about pressing issues in the arts that can't or won't happen anywhere else. Based on such precedents as The Club and the Cedar Tavern, QUIPS & CRANKS is set to shake things up.

Our first discussion this season, is "Not Nature Poems: Current Trends in Ecopoetics" and features:

painter Rackstraw Downes
poet Brenda Iijima
critic/scholar Joan Richardson
poet Jonathan Skinner

on Thursday, September 16
at 6:30 PM
at The School of Visual Arts
133/141 West 21 Street, room 101C

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Ecopoetics : how are artists reconceiving their work in respect to nature? Poets Brenda Ijima and Jonathan Skinner join painter Rackstraw Downes and critic/scholar Joan Richardson to discuss recent developments in their work regarding how to make art in relation to devastating human-engendered changes in the natural environment. As more artists respond to the condition of climate change, ecopoetics asks how we can begin to have a new understanding of our volatile world. How can and should we reimagine the way we conceive our relationship to nature? Is language "just talk" in the face of the current environmental crisis? Have our traditional ways of articulating ecological awareness - through either elegy or Chicken Little pronouncements that the sky is falling - become outdated ideas that rely upon problematic assumptions? What can our active roles be, given the increasingly unstable world in which we live and participate?

Two of the jumping-off points for our discussion will be recent publications by panel participants, including Jonathan Skinner's ongoing journal, titled ecopoetics and Brenda Iijima's eco language reader, published by Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs in collaboration with Nightboat Books.

Presented by the MFA Art Criticism and Writing Department at SVA.

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Painter Rackstraw Downeswas awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2009. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC, and the Museum of Modern Art, Fort Worth, among others. Downes has published two books of his own writings: In Relation to the Whole: Three Essays from Three Decades, 1973, 1981, and l996. (New York: Edgewise Press, 2000) and Under the Gowanus and Razor-Wire Journal: The Making of Two Paintings, 5.9.99 - 11.15.99, (New York: Turning the Head Press, 2000). In 2005, a monograph on Rackstraw Downes was published by Princeton University Press with essays by Robert Storr, Sanford Schwartz and Downes. Downes is also the editor of Art In Its Own Terms, the collected writings of painter and critic Fairfield Porter. His MacArthur citation reads in part, "Rackstraw Downes is a painter whose minutely detailed, oil-on-canvas landscapes invite viewers to reconsider the intersection between the natural world and man-made objects. Rejecting picturesque views...his landscapes depict scenes generally overlooked or dismissed for lack of a traditional aesthetic appeal. His subjects range from the roadways, urban detritus, and industrial backyards of the East Coast to the oil fields and vast, empty terrain of Texas. In painting the American landscape as it is, not as it has been idealized, Downes imbues seemingly ordinary subjects with extraordinary power."

Brenda Iijima was born in the hilly town of North Adams, Massachusetts. She is the author of Around Sea(O Books), Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Press),'ll-ution (Displaced Press) and If Not Metamorphic (Ahsahta Press) as well as numerous chapbooks and artist's books. She is also the editor of the eco language reader (Nightboat Books and PP@YYL). Currently she is working on a body of work titled Some Simple Things Said by and About Humans- a chronicle of how humans have used animals as surrogates. She is also choreographing site-specific dances surrounding issues of environmental toxicity and human engagement in her hometown together with videographer Tammy Fortin. She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs (

Joan Richardson is Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and American Studies at The Graduate Center. Author of a two-volume biography of the poet Wallace Stevens, she coedited, with Frank Kermode, Wallace Stevens: Collected Poetry and Prose (Library of America, 1997). Her essays on Stevens, on Ralph Waldo Emerson, on Jonathan Edwards have been published in the Wallace Stevens Journal, in Raritan, and elsewhere, and essays on Alfred North Whitehead, William James, and pragmatism have appeared in the journals Configurations and The Hopkins Review. Review essays have appeared in Bookforum and other journals. Her study A Natural History of Pragmatism: The Fact of Feeling from Jonathan Edwards to Gertrude Stein was published by Cambridge University Press in 2007, and has been nominated for the 2011 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. She is currently at work on another volume for Cambridge, Pragmatism and American Culture as well as a book-length study, The Return of the Repressed: Stanley Cavell and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Joan Richardson has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships including a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and a Senior Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her work reflects an abiding interest in the way that philosophy, natural history, and science intersect with literature.

Jonathan Skinner's poetry collections include With Naked Foot (Little Scratch Pad, 2008) and Political Cactus Poems (Palm Press, 2005). Skinner founded and edits the journal ecopoetics, which features creative-critical intersections between writing and ecology. His most recent essay, "Thoughts on Things: Poetics of the Third Landscape," appears in the eco language reader (Portable Press at Yo-yo Labs and Nightboat Books, 2010). Skinner teaches in the Environmental Studies Program at Bates College in Central Maine, where he makes his home.

Vincent Katz is a poet, translator, and publisher. He is the author of ten books of poetry, including Alcuni Telefonini, a collaboration with painter Francesco Clemente published by Granary Books. He is the publisher and editor of the poetry and arts journal VANITAS and of Libellum books.

Tim Peterson is a poet, critic, and editor. The author of Since I Moved In (Chax Press), Peterson currently edits EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts and curates readings and events throughout NYC including the TENDENCIES: Poetics and Practice series at CUNY Graduate Center.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I wrote this; Mathias wrote that

I have two poems in the new ish of So and So (and they're short too!) Here's the line-up:
Boehl, Henriksen, Starkweather, Taggart, East, Doxsee, Karl, Stein, Burns, Devereux and Jonas.

Mathias Svalina has an essay up on Pop.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Mutifarious Array Fall Schedule

Sommer Browning, the founder & curator of Multifarious Array has moved to Denver but have no fear as Dottie Lasky has stepped up to keep the series alive. The readings take place at Pete's Candy Store. The schedule is below. I think the October 1st reading looks nice:)

9/17-Book release party for Kendra Grant Malone’s Everything is Quiet (Scrambler Books). Featuring Kendra Grant Malone, Matthew Savoca, Leigh Stein

Matthew Savoca (born USA 1982) has lived in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rome, Italy, as well as a lot of other places for short periods of time. long love poem with descriptive title is his first book of poetry. Find more information at

Leigh Stein is the author of the chapbooks How to Mend a Broken Heart with Vengeance (Dancing Girl Press), Least Inhabited Island II (h-ngm-n Combatives), and Summer in Paris (Mondo Bummer). Other work has appeared in DIAGRAM, Bat City Review, No Tell Motel, Washington Square, and h-ngm-n, among others. She lives in Brooklyn, where she teaches drama to children.

kendra grant malone lives with her cat, delores grant malone. this is her first book of poetry. for more information about her work and her cat, visit

9/25-Comedy and Poetry night: Evan Fleischer, Sommer Browning, Elisa Gabbert, Gabby Dunn, Mark Leidner, Dan Magers

Evan Fleischer is a writer and a comedian. His work has appeared in McSweeney's and been praised by The Guardian and the head writer of the The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (the first one) as "intelligent, admirable, and very funny" and "very funny and clever." He has a beard.

Sommer Browning writes poems, draws comics and tells jokes. Her first book of poems is coming out in 2011 with Birds, LLC. Visit her at

Elisa Gabbert is the poetry editor of Absent and the author of The French Exit (Birds, LLC) and Thanks for Sending the Engine (Kitchen Press). Recent poems can be found in Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, Puerto del Sol, The Rumpus, Salt Hill, and Sentence. She currently lives in Boston, works at a software startup, and blogs at The French Exit.

Gaby Dunn began her comedy career at Emerson College in Boston as a writer and performer in the sketch comedy troupe, Chocolate Cake City. As a stand-up comedian, she has performed at Boston's Comedy Studio, at Comix and the People's Improv Theater in NYC and at the show she co-produces and co-hosts, Mish Mosh. (Every second Thursday of the month, 8 pm, Birch Coffee, be there!) She is also a writer whose work has appeared in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Boston Globe, and on Comedy Central's and, all of which she interned for in college. She is currently an entertainment media blogger for AOL TV Squad and Moviefone. She loves the Internet so much, she should just marry it.

Mark Leidner is the author of several chapbooks. Recent poems can be found in Skein and Lamination Colony. He also co-edits DUETS, an international chapbook series. He lives and tweets in western Massachusetts.

Dan Magers graduated from The New School’s MFA program and works on engineering books for a publishing company. He is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review (, an online poetry magazine, as well as a chapbook press called Immaculate Disciples Press. He has poems published in Sixth Finch, Eleven Eleven, the tiny, and forthcoming in Forklift, Ohio, among other places. A regular contributor of books reviews at New Pages (, he currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

10/1-Marisa Crawford, Buck Downs, Steven Karl

Marisa Crawford is the author of The Haunted House from the feminist poetry press Switchback Books. She lives in Brooklyn where she works as a copywriter, is an editor of Small Desk Press, and volunteers as a writing mentor with Girls Write Now. Her writing has recently appeared in Shampoo and Action, Yes, and on the fashion blog Ironing Board Collective.

Buck Downs lives in Washington DC, where he works as a content coach and writer. His books include Marijuana Soft Drink (Edge Books), and his CD Pontiac Fever was released by Narrow House Recordings in 2006.

Steven Karl is the author of State(s) of Flux (Peptic Robot Press, 2009) which is a collaborative chapbook with Joseph Lappie and (Ir)Rational Animals (Flying Guillotine Press, 2010). He has e-chaps forthcoming from Scantily Clad Press and H_ngm_n. In one way or another he is involved with Borough Writing Workshops, Coldfront Magazine, Sink Review, and Stain of Poetry. He lives in Brooklyn, NY and blogs at

10/15-Corina Copp, Emily Pettit, Performances by Jess Barbagallo and company

CORINA COPP is a writer living in Brooklyn. Recent work has appeared in Wild Orchids, Supermachine, Brooklyn Rail, Wolf in a Field, ON Contemporary Practice, and Aufgabe. Her play, WALTZ, was produced at the East 13th Street Theater this July. Also author of performance texts Office Killer (NYCCT/Voorhees 2008) and A Week of Kindness (Tiny Theater Festival, Ontological 2007); as well as chapbooks Carpeted (Faux Press 2004), Play Air (Belladonna* 2005) and Sometimes Inspired by Marguerite (Open 24 Hours 2003). A new chapbook is forthcoming from MinutesBOOKS. She currently serves as the current editor of The Poetry Project Newsletter (, and is co-curator and host of The Twenty-Five Cent Opera of San Francisco.

Emily Pettit is the author of two chapbooks HOW (Octopus Books) and WHAT HAPPENED TO LIMBO (Pilot Books). She is an editor for notnostrums ( and Factory Hollow Press. As well as assistant editor at jubilat. Her first full-length book, GOAT IN THE SNOW is forthcoming from Birds LLC.

10/29-No, Dear new issue launch reading. Issue 6 features work by Joseph
Calavenna, Chris Caldemeyer, Anelise Chen, Katie Clemente, T. M. De
Vos, Jen Hyde, Curtis Jensen, Lauren Nixon, Eric Pitra, Andrew
Reynolds, Tyler Weston, and Jared White.

11/12-Jane Sprague, Rachel Zolf

Jane Sprague is the author of the books The Port of Los Angeles (Chax Press, 2009) and, with Tina Darragh and Diane Ward, The *Belladonna Elders Series 8 (*Belladonna, 2009). She is also author of the chapbooks Apache Roadkill (Dusie / Weekend Press, 2009), Sacking the Henwife (Dusie, 2007), Entropic Liberties (with Jonathan Skinner; Dusie, 2006), fuck your pastoral (Subpoetics, 2005) and The Port of Los Angeles (Subpoetics, 2004) among others. Her poems, essays, reviews and interviews with poets and editors have been published in numerous print and online magazines including Columbia Poetry Review, Rain Taxi, How2, Jacket, XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, ecopoetics, Dandelion, Tinfish, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Tarpaulin Sky , Kiosk, P-Queue, Hot Whiskey and others. Since 2004 she has edited and published the imprint Palm Press,, an independent press committed to making possible works which interrogate the boundaries of contemporary politics, poetry, pedagogy and poetics. She regularly reads from her work, recent readings include The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church (NYC), The Poetry Center at CSUSF (San Francisco), and Colorado State University at Boulder (Boulder, CO), among others. Additionally, she has curated several reading series in the states of New York and California and the conference “Small Press Culture Workers” (Ithaca, NY, 2004). Her current writing and editorial projects include My Appalachia, a poetry and prose work that explores geography, genocide and generational poverty in upstate New York, where she is from, in addition to the collection Imaginary Syllabi which gathers documents by contemporary writers who teach in modes of radical, utopian, fabulist and generative student-centered pedagogies (Palm Press, 2010). She is an associate faculty member of Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking and its Language and Thinking Workshop. She teaches writing at California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach, CA where she lives on an island with her family.

Rachel Zolf’s poetic practice explores interrelated materialist questions concerning memory, history, knowledge, subjectivity and the conceptual limits of language and meaning. She is particularly interested in how ethics founders on the shoals of the political. Her fourth full-length book, Neighbour Procedure, was released by Coach House Books in 2010. Previous collections include Human Resources (Coach House), which won the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award, Masque (The Mercury Press), Shoot & Weep (Nomados), from Human Resources (Belladonna books) and Her absence, this wanderer (BuschekBooks). Zolf’s work has been translated into French, Spanish and Portuguese and has appeared in anthologies such as Prismatic Publics: Innovative Canadian Women’s Poetry and Poetics (Coach House) and a forthcoming anthology of conceptual writing from Les Figues Press. She was the founding poetry editor for The Walrus magazine and has worked as a documentary film producer and communications consultant. She has received a Chalmers Arts Fellowship and multiple grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. She lives in Brooklyn.

12/3-Tanya Larkin, Amy Lemmon, Farrah Field

Farrah Field’s first book of poems, Rising, won Four Way Books’ 2007 Levis Prize. Her poems have appeared in many publications including Harp & Altar, We Are So Happy to Know Something, Ploughshares, Lit, and are forthcoming in Fou and Mantis. She co-hosts a reading series called Yardmeter Editions and blogs at Her second book of poetry is forthcoming in 2012.

Tanya Larkin teaches Creative Writing and English at the New England Institute of Art in Brookline, MA. Her poems have most recently appeared in Satellite Telephone. She is currently at work on a novel.

Amy Lemmon is the author of the poetry collections Fine Motor (Sow’s Ear Poetry Press, 2008) and Saint Nobody (Red Hen Press, 2009). Her poems and essays have appeared in Rolling Stone, New Letters, Prairie Schooner, Verse, Barrow Street, Court Green, The Journal, Marginalia, and many other magazines and anthologies. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has contributed articles to The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry, and the Facts on File Companion to Twentieth-Century British Poetry. She also co-authored the chapbook ABBA: The Poems (Coconut Books, 2010) with Denise Duhamel, and Enjoy Hot or Iced: Poems in Conversation with Denise Duhamel is forthcoming in 2010 from Slapering Hol Press. Amy holds a PhD in English/Creative Writing from the University of Cincinnati and is the recipient of a Walter E. Dakin Fellowship and scholarships from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, Vermont Studio Center, West Chester Poetry Conference, and Antioch Writers’ Workshop. Awards include the Elliston Poetry Prize, the Ruth Cable Poetry Prize, and the Ruskin Art Club Poetry Prize. She is Poetry Editor of the online literary magazine An Associate Professor in the English and Speech Department at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, she lives in Astoria, Queens, with her two children.

12/17-Rachel Levitsky, Jennifer Kronovet, Lynn Behrendt

Jennifer Kronovet is the author of the poetry collection Awayward (BOA Editions, 2009), which was selected by Jean Valentine for the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in the Colorado Review, Fence, Open City, Ploughshares, A Public Space, and elsewhere. She is currently a Writer-in-Residence at Washington University in St. Louis.

Rachel Levitsky’s first full-length volume, Under the Sun was published by Futurepoem books in 2003. She is the author of five chapbooks of poetry, Dearly (a+bend, 1999), Dearly 356, Cartographies of Error (Leroy, 1999), The Adventures of Yaya and Grace (PotesPoets, 1999) and 2(1×1)Portraits (Baksun, 1998). Levitsky writes poetry plays, three of which (one with Camille Roy) have been performed in New York and San Francisco. Her work is published in magazines such as The Recluse, Sentence, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, Global City, The Hat, Skanky Possum, Lungfull! and the anthologies, Boog City (vol. I & II), Bowery Women, and 19 Lines: A Drawing Center Writing Anthology. Recently her work was translated into Icelandic for the anthology 131.839 Slög Med Bilum by Eiríkur Örn Nordahl and into French for the Paris journal Action poetique. Online poetry and critical essays can be found on such sites as Narrativity, Duration Press, How2, Web Conjunctions, and is forthcoming in DWB, in the 2010 issue of the Dutch language magazine, “The Empire of Women,” which she is also guest-editing with Jan Lauwereyns. She has taught poetry workshops at Woodland Pattern, Naropa University, Poets House, the Poetry Project and the Pratt Institute. She is the founder and co-director of Belladonna*, an event and publication series of feminist avant-garde poetics. In 2008 she was the poet from the United States invited to attend The Tokyo Poetry Festival and throughout 2008-2009 she served as the CPCW Fellow in Poetics & Poetic Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. She currently teaches college courses in two prisons in New York State.