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.

* We are looking for two manuscripts, but reserve the right to change this number.

* The reading fee goes directly into making the books.

We look very forward to reading your work!

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