Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

On Display



Veronica sent me this photo which features both of our chapbooks on display at The Poet House.

Fun stuff.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friday Night Lights

June 25 - 7:00 PM Stain of Poetry
Goodbye Blue Monday in Bushwick, Brooklyn
1087 Broadway (@ Dodworth St.), Brooklyn, NY
J M Z trains to Myrtle Ave or J to Kosciusko Street
Readings by
Shelly Taylor
Claire Hero,
Kim Gek Lin Short
Wendy Wisner,
Matthew Thorburn
James Belflower


I'm definitely excited about this reading!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Weekend Wrap = Monday Blah

Thanks to everyone who came out for the chapbook release party on Saturday!

Sampson Starkweather killed it. If you're not reading his work do yourself a favor and start- I can't think of anyone else who writes like him. (I heard I wasn't awful either.) I had a camera but forgot to take pictures. Oh well.

After the chapbook party there was another release party for John Cotter's book. I haven't had a chance to buy it yet (with moving & little work- I'm on a book buying freeze pretty much until October) but I hear it's quite good. Read about here.

Another prose writer on my to-read list is Christian TeBordo. Read an interview with him here.

Later, on Saturday evening I checked out the Yardmeter Harp & Alter release party. That place was crazy packed. Dan Hoy, like Sampson Starkweather, also wowed at the reading. I can't wait to get my hands on some of Hoy's new work. It's damn good stuff!

After the reading, I had a late dinner with Jeff & Claire & some of their friends which was awesome.

Sunday I checked out the Lit mag fair at Housing Work, but didn't really buy too much 'cause I've already packed up 95% of my books & journals. Although in the last three days I have received three books in mail. Two from Otis and one from Omnidawn.

Today was the start of the summer semester at Lagcc so it was all 9am let's talk about Intro to Lit time. It's 8pm now and I'm exhausted.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Weekend Wrap = Monday Blah

I've been prepping for my Harlem Renaissance class all day- reading, making lecture notes, & just spacing out.

On Saturday I went to a reading featuring work written in the "teenage years." It was a blast & Farrah has a pretty damn nice review of it plus pics here.

On Sunday, I participated in the Save The Libraries Reading Marathon. The New York Times has a review of it here.

The debut ish of Lantern Review is up & it has poems by label-mate, Angela Veronica Wong, dopeness by Barbara Jane Reyes, awesomeness by Jai Arun Ravine, & lots of other great work. Check it out here.

'The Sweetest Kill' by Broken Social Scene on Q TV

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Four interviews & a journal for you

Read an interview with Nate (Pritts) & Matt (Hart) about their collab chapbook (that I keep recommending) here.

How about an interview with Ana Božičević? Click here.

How about the awesome Amy?

& don't forget about Dottie!

The new issue of Action Yes!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

I Do This & I Need Your Help



We are starting our Annual Fundraising Drive! Please consider donating, everyone! It's for a great cause: teaching creative writing to patients in long-term care facilities, cancer wards, hospitals, and retirement homes. Please spread the word and pass this along to anyone you know who can help or needs our services. Check out our website for me details, as well as, the donation page. Borough Writing Workshop.

In advance, thanks for your consideration and ongoing support.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Around the web in 60 or more seconds

The new ish of So & So is up and features poems by Nate Pritts, Tony Mancus, Michael Carr, Elisa Gabbert, Feng Sun Chen, Nicole Mauro, Lilly Ladewig, and Guillermo Parra. Check it out here.

There's also the debut of Paperbag. Featuring poems by Joanna Furman & Toni Simon, Matt Rohrer, Viktor Witkowski, Edwin Torres, Elisabeth Pancrazi, Rick Snyder, Anne Carson & Robert Currie, Solmaz Sharif, Brian Carey Chung, and Andrew Grace. Check it out here.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

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From Four Way Books

Hello lovers of poetry. Four Way Books author Monica Youn (Ignatz) has three upcoming readings in NYC. Fellow Four Way Books author Tom Healy (What the Right Hand Knows) and Monica will be reading together at Barnes and Noble (see details below). Please come out to support these wonderful poets! Summer Time is Poetry Time!

Monica Youn
St. Marks Bookstore Series
with Mark Bibbins
Thursday, June 3rd, at 7:30pm
Bar 82, 136 2nd Ave, between 9th Street and St. Mark's Place.

Monica Youn
Academy of American Poets
Poetry From the Rooftops
with Jonathan Weinert, George Witte
Tuesday, June 8th, at 6:30 p.m.
The Arsenal Building at Central Park
64th Street at 5th Ave

Tom Healy and Monica Youn
Barnes & Noble
with D H Melham
Wednesday, June 9th, at 7p.m.
2289 Broadway at 82nd Street

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Around the web in 60 or more seconds

Part 2 of Reb Livingston interview with Hoa Nguyen is here.

New issue of Sawbuck is up & it features current friend/former classmate/ Kiely Sweat who is accepting visits in Barcelona.

The inaugural issue of The Nepotist is up.

Slash Pine Press' Blog has a great review of MC Hyland's H-angm-n chapbook here.

Slash Pine Press also has a pretty nice list of chapbooks to be read here.

A new installment of Rabbit Light Movies here.