Sunday, February 27, 2011

Chapbook Festival 2011

Last year, I had the honor of reading (along with label-mate, Angela Veronica Wong) at the CUNY chapbook festival. This year, I won't be reading but will still be heavily involved with the festival. A full schedule of the festival is here. I suggest you attend some workshops and spend plenty of time hanging out & meeting people.

On Friday, I will be sitting in for Immaculate Disciples Press which in addition to their chapbooks, will also be selling Baby Broadsides (made by Peptic Robot Press)of Dottie Lasky, Matthew Henriksen, Lauren Ireland, and Angela Veronica Wong who have all been featured in Sink Review which I work on along with Dan Magers (Immaculate Disciples Press) & Douglas Hahn.

On Saturday, Stain of Poetry, will participate in an off-site chapbook reading from 1:00-3:30 at Goodbye Blue Monday along with Supemachine, CROWD, and Poetry Time at Space Space.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Poets & Puppets III

Friday, February 25 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm Goodbye Blue Monday 1087 Broadway Brooklyn, NY

The third installment of the undeniably/adorably ferocious reading series will include an octopus, a harpist, a marionette, and poetry of all shapes and sizes. Do you like pleasure? You will like us.

CLAIRE DUNNINGTON is a writer, harpist, literary agent, and tutor living in Brooklyn. This is her little harp; her big harp stays at home because it is fussy and hard to get onto the subway.

ELISSA BASSIST co-edited Rumpus Women, I, the first and most extraordinary anthology ever published by She edits Funny Women, a humor column. Her essay “A Baker’s Dozen of My Feelings about Infinite Jest” appears in Best of the Web 2010. Peruse for literary, feminist, and personal criticism.

LAUREN IRELAND grew up in southern Maryland and coastal Virginia. Currently an editor at Lungfull! Magazine, she also curates The Reading at Chrystie Street, a monthly poetry series. Her poems have appeared in Sixth Finch, Conduit, notnostrums, and Bateau, among other magazines. More work can be found online at She lives in Brooklyn.

LEIGH STEIN is the author of three chapbooks of poetry. She is the curator of the Poets & Puppets reading series, which has been featured on the Poetry Foundation blog, and in the magazine that you get for free when you ride in an airplane.

LILY LADEWIG'S poems have been published or are forthcoming in Absent, Conduit, Denver Quarterly, H_NGM_N, No Tell Motel, and Supermachine. She is the author of the chapbooks You Are My Favorite Person of the Year (Mondo Bummer Press, 2010) and, with Anne Cecelia Holmes, I Am A Natural Wonder (Blue Hour Press, 2011). She lives in Brooklyn.

LUKE BLOOMFIELD has poems in various places on the internet, and a chapbook on its way from Factory Hollow Press. He is from Massachusetts and edits the online journal notnostrums.

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 poems have appeared in Shampoo, Action Yes, and Invisible Ear, and are forthcoming in Columbia Poetry Review.

More photos here and here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011

News You Can Use

New ish of Taiga is out. Winter 2011. 100 copies. Includes poetry by Jen Tynes, Jennifer Denrow, Amber Nelson, Steven Karl, Matthew Klane, Dan Thomas-Glass, erica lewis & Lightsey Darst.

Musical inquiry and observation by Amaranth Borsuk, Helen Renaut, Ruthann Friedman-Carlisle, Steven R Smith, Jana Hunter & Ayla Nereo.

Edited by Brooklyn Copeland. Cover art by Mike Seall. You can purchase it here.

There's also an interview with me about music & the poem excerpted in the issue which you can read here.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Some Photos

Photo of Lincoln Memorial Stairs reading for H_NGM_N at DC'S AWP courtesy of Nicolette Wong & photos of Poetry Project reading by Francis Choung.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Because It Continues We Continue

If you happen to live in New York or Brooklyn, I'd be so very please to see you tomorrow for the Friday Late Night Series at Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church. It starts at 10pm & I'm reading with the ever-awesome Kathleen Miller.


A podcast of me reading for InDigest 3yr anniversary party is here.


Paige Taggart
at Softblow


How about a new issue of Esque!




Bookslut on Bhanu Kapil


Tony Hoagland writes a lame & seemingly racist poem here Claudia Rankine responds to said excuse of a poem here. It's under "AWP"


Nicolette Wong
has a new flash fiction piece here

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A'dub & Stuff

(photo thanks to Bianca Stone)

Seems like everyone is blogging about DC's AWP. I was a lot busier at this one in comparison to Denver, so my thoughts are the thoughts of someone working the table, as opposed to, a wander- which is all I did last year. The only panel I attended was Monsters, Mongrels, Writing Across Identity or something to that effect. It was 9am & I was tired, almost too tired to understand smart people talking about smart things. I just wanted a coffee. On Friday night, I read for H_NGM_N on the Lincoln Memorial stairs (pics forthcoming) & that was pretty awesome.

On Saturday night, Dan & I hosted a reading for Sink Review along with a ton of other super-cool presses & the readers, turn-out, & reading itself was great. Dan & I arrived an hour early to maximize the event space, inadvertently ordered the two most expensive beers on the menu, rearranged the entire room, set-up an amp (borrowed from Christie Ann's bf) then ate some damn good Mac & Cheese. Not wanting to lug an amp around, our night ended as many nights did- not on a dance floor or jammed into another reading &/or reading after-party but relaxing at our hotel bar.

I got to see lots of Jared & Farrah, Dan, Sommer, Tony Mancus & Sawako!!, as well as, J.Mae Barizo & Rich Scheiwe. I also got to meet Katherine Sullivan & Jen Hyde. I saw some of Mathias & Julia which was nice. Surprising I saw little of Vee, Carter Edwards, Ben Mirov, Christie Ann Reynolds, & Amy Lawless (all of whom I spent a ton of time with at Denver). I expected to but didn't, not even once see Molly Gaudry.

I'm pretty happy with the books I picked up:

Sommer Browning & Dan Boehl's books on Birds, LLC, Matt Henriksen's book on Black Ocean, Jessica Baran's book on Apostrophe, Jeremy Schmall's book on Xing, & Claire Becker's book on Octopus. Thomas Fink gave me a copy of his new book (which to my surprise has a blurb by me on the back cover-AWESOME!!) & I picked up my contributor copy of the Coldfront Yearbook. My friend Nicole gave me a copy of Rose Hunter's book on adp. I also got a copy of No, Dear.

I picked up the dbl-chapbook by Paige Taggart & Justin Marks on Poor Claudia, Chris Martin & Jennifer Denrow's chapbooks from BMP, Sasha Steensen & Mark Horosky's chapbooks from Flying Guillotine Press, Heather Christle's chapbook, The Seaside, an advance printing of an Eric Baus chapbook from minutes BOOKS,, Genya Turovskaya's chapbook by Octopus & an Amy Wright's chapbook from Apostrophe.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Awesome Is As Awesome Does

Farrah Field has a brand-new chapbook out on Immaculate Disciples Press! The chapbook has a silk-screen cover & the illustration is done by Matt Bollinger. For AWP, I shared a table with Dan Magers (who published this chapbook) & the level of excitement this book generated was intense. I had the chance to read my copy of it on the bus ride home from DC & fell into complete swoon. Pick up your copy of it here & check out the awesome poem by Farrah I snagged for the new ish of Sink Review here. Also check out my new favorite bookstore & Brooklyn's only all poetry bookstore!! ran by Jared White & Farrah Field. It's called Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop.