Monday, July 26, 2010

Your Tuesday & Wednesday, Thankyou

d.a. levy lives. Tues., July 27, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free.
ACA Galleries: 529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr. NYC.
J. Mae Barizo,
Suzanne Gardinier,
Amy King
In NYC? Join LIT Magazine and powerHouse books for an evening of literary refreshment, complete with a fine selection of readings from our LIT 18 contributors, and peruse the shelves of one of New York’s finest art & photography publishers. With readings by Eduardo Jiménez Mayo reading on behalf of Rafael Pérez Gay, Traci O Connor, Mike Young, and Nate Pritts. Wednesday, July 28, 6:30-8:30 pm. powerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) DUMBO, Brooklyn. For more information, please call 718.666.3049.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Popsickle- A Festival of Literary Arts

Popsickle Literary Festival, July 24 & 25 – and an announcement!

(from Ana B.)
As of 2011, Stain of Poetry will be directed by three brilliant new curators: the poets STEVEN KARL(me), ERIKA MOYA, and CHRISTIE ANN REYNOLDS. The Stain of Poetry founder Amy King & her co-director Ana Božičević — ie, we — will bow out to focus on our new books and on editing the soon-to-launch e-journal ESQUE.

Our incoming trio of curators will introduce themselves to you at POPSICKLE: A FESTIVAL OF LITERARY ARTS on July 24 & 25, where they will host the Stain portion of the readings, as well as at regularly scheduled Stain readings throughout the summer and fall. Don’t worry, we (Amy and Ana) will be around till the close of year, so there will be plenty of opportunity to raise glasses of sake lemonade together. We are so excited to welcome Steven, Erika & Christie Ann to Stain of Poetry!

The next Stain reading will be part of POPSICKLE: A FESTIVAL OF LITERARY ARTS:!/event.php?eid=108175169234412

POPSICKLE 2010 unites Brooklyn’s literary curators for a two-day festival of readings, performances and screenings. The festival will take place on July 24th and 25th, from 3-8 PM on Saturday July 24th & 1-5 PM on Sunday July 25th.

POPSICKLE will take place at Bushwick’s beloved MARKET HOTEL at 1142 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn.

Readers for the Festival include:


Curated by the series organizers of the following: Body Actualized Control, The Bushwick Reading Series, CROWD, POETRY Time at SPACE SPACE, STAIN, and SUPERMACHINE.

Show up on July 24th and 25 for Bushwick’s first monster literary festival, and visit;HTTP://POPSICKLEFESTIVAL.BLOGSPOT.COM/ for updates.

Here's the schedule:

SATURDAY | July 24

3:00 - 4:00 PM WHAT'S UP + Brandon Downing—video
4:00 - 5:00 PM Lauren Russell, Marc Nasdor
5:00 - 6:00 PM Brett Price & Dani Levanthal—video
Nicole Trigg, Alaina Stamatis, Jamie Peck
6:00 - 7:00 PM Michael Barron, Eddie Hopely, Anna Fitzgerald,
Jordan Michael Iannucci
7:00 - 8:00 PM Parker Phillips, Gina Abelkop, Timothy Donelly

SUNDAY | July 25

1:00 - 2:00 PM Evan Burton, Carter Edwards, Paige Taggart
2:00 - 3:00 PM Ben Fama, Natalie Lyalin, Emily Pettit, James Copeland
3:00 - 4:00 PM RAFFLE + SNACK TIME
4:00 - 5:00 PM Dan Magers, Leigh Stein, Joshua Mehigan

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010


Saturday, July 17, 2010, 6pm - NPP Presents: A Celebration of Tarpaulin Sky Press!! Featuring Andrew Zornoza, Gordon Massman, Jake Levine, & Kim Gek Lin Short. Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Samson Street, Philadelphia.

This reading contains two of my favorite people/writers: Zornoza & Short. If you're in Philly this event is not to be missed. Funny thing is I ate at Fergie's last time I was in Philly- you get a serious order of fish & chips- just so you know.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

HOOD - The lost you


TEXTFORM: a summer reading series
Ana Bozicevic
Ben Fama
Levi Rubeck
Hosted by James Copeland

TONIGHT: At the Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
at 6:30pm, July 14, 2010

TONIGHT: Special OMG (WTF) chapbook giveaway to attendees

TONIGHT: Ana Bozicevic will be reading from her book Stars of the
Night Commute and, from a new manuscript, poems on petroleum,
Mayakovski, Lady Gaga, and "portrait of the immigrant as your little

TONIGHT: Ben Fama will be reading from his brand new chapbook AQUARIUS
RISING, about which Heather Christle has said: "If you love someone
you might want to call her and leave Ben Fama’s poems as messages on
her voicemail. The messages would be informative and casual and
glowing. They would be a big deal—a glamorous shrug from the heart!"
Grab him up before Poets & Writers does!

TONIGHT: Levi Rubeck describes what he's doing this way: "This
performance is comprised of two pieces: one is a short film produced
by myself and my collaborator in evil, Julie Buck, who is a filmmaker
and producer in the master's program at Columbia. It is titled "Lunar
Flare," and was shot by Julie and I on Super8 in the city of New York
circa November 2009, then subsequently colorized, soundified, and
presented at the 2009 MONO NO AWARE film festival. I produced the
soundtrack from a sample of a song by the band The Life and Times,
internet cello samples, a Nintendo DS synthesizer, and guitar. The
poem will be read aloud along with the film and the music. The second
piece does not have a title at this moment, but will be comprised of a
group of collages. Each collage mashes pop culture, video game art,
fashion photography, and pages ripped from the New Testament, from
which I have created erasure poems commenting mostly on materialism
and masculine confusion. It will probably offend my mom when I
eventually show it to her."

TONIGHT: James Copeland will be introducing the poets, as well as
presenting his PowerPoint demonstration on the natural lineage of love
in Maryland.


Ana Bozicevic was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1977. She emigrated to
NYC in 1997. Her first book of poems is Stars of the Night Commute
(Tarpaulin Sky Press, November 2009), a Lambda Literary Award
finalist. Her fifth chapbook, Depth Hoar, will be published by
Cinematheque Press in 2010. With Amy King, Ana co-curates The Stain of
Poetry reading series in Brooklyn. She works at the Center for the
Humanities of The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Ben Fama is the author of Aquarius Rising (UDP 2010) and co-author of
the chapbook Girl Boy Girl Boy (Correspondences, 2010). He is the
founder of the Brooklyn-based Supermachine Reading Series and poetry
journal. His work has appeared in GlitterPony, Pank! and No, Dear
Magazine, among others.

Levi Rubeck is a poet from Wyoming. He teaches creative writing in the
Bronx, helps out at Ugly Duckling Presse, duplexes at Mr. Boddington's
Studio, tutors at NYU Poly, lends a hand at The Brooklyn Rail/Black
Square Editions, dabbles in personal assistance on occasion, and
smiles as passing strangers when appropriate.

James Copeland is the author of the chapbooks A Constructing Egg and
Why I Steal. Poems have appeared in No Dear, Fence, 6x6, and
elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he is Managing
Director at Ugly Duckling Presse.


Suggested donation: $10 / $5 for members, includes chapbook giveaway
for people! and the wine and cheese and grapes.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Bear In Heaven // Lovesick Teenagers // 01.27.10 // Mercury Lounge

Some of This & Some of That

Flying Guillotine editors, Tony & Sommer, have new poems up at Fawlt Magazine & Typo.

There's an interview with Mathias Svalina here.

Ben Mirov's book which was one of my summer reads picks has been reviewed here, here, & here.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Take a Moment & read This Poem

Kaveh Bassiri's poem, "How to Build a Bomb," has been published in VQR. It's one of my favorite poems. Take a minute & read it here.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Weekend Sale at No Tell Books!!

No Tell Books is having a * * *Sale * * * this weekend. 3 titles for just $25 (!!!) Omigod

More details here:

Tell your friends!