Tuesday, December 20, 2011

am i standing here with my hair down or don't try this on the piano

Nice interview with Angela Veronica Wong in which she discusses our collaborative chapbook forthcoming from Lame House Press. You can read the interview with her here.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A New Journal of Poetry & Culture

The Editors
J. Mae Barizo
Angela Veronica Wong
Richard Scheiwe

Issue One of
The Aviary Online


The Wasteland and Other Poems, by John Beer
Ordinary Sun, by Matthew Henriksen
Find the Girl, by Lightsey Darst
and Sight Map, by Brian Teare

Major Jackson
Janne Nummela

"In Place of Memory: Austerlitz and Architecture,"
by Leslie Maslow
"Coltrane, Deleuze and the Logic of Sensation,"
by J.Mae Barizo


A Statement of Poetics
by Timothy Liu
Copyright © 2011 THE AVIARY ONLINE, All rights reserved.
THE AVIARY ONLINE is a litquarterly dedicated to the art of the essay, interview and literary criticism.
Our mailing address is:
New York, Ny 10021

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Song of the Week

I have a song of the week (which is Slowdive's "Shine") up on Coldfront Magazine's Pop. Check it out here.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Support Small Press

This is a repost via Amy King

Eat* Drink* Bid* Participate* Get Down*!

We've got something for you at our Annual Benefit Performance and Live Auction!

* rope climbing and circus arts workshops
* two stunning collages by Laynie Browne
* signed copy of Zippermouth by Laurie Weeks
* sets of broadsides from Poetry Foundation AND The Center for Book Arts!

And while you're bidding on exciting auction items, getting your raffle tickets, taking in the performances and sipping on (complimentary) beer from Brooklyn Brewery, you'll be helping Belladonna* publish innovative writers and create yet another season of diverse, adventurous events.

Loving it? Tantalized? Check out our full online auction catalog.
We hope to see you!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 6:30 pm
Location: Hi Art! 227 West 29th Street, 4th Floor (between 7th & 8th) New York, NY 10001

Advance tickets only $12. Click here to purchase.

The Belladonna* Benefit will showcase a performance by Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye, live auction by renowned auctioneer Erin Ward of Star Benefit Auctions with special assistant Amy King, and a dance performance by the A.O. Movement Collective.

The Auction and the Benefit will support Belladonna*s 2012 season of publications and events, which share a theme of caring for the material realities of poets, viewing a publishing project holistically. We're referring to 2012 as The Year of Material Lives, and we plan to host combination readings/dinners with ample time set aside to discuss the economic and social concerns of writers, artists, publishers, and other creators. Moreover, in addition to continuing our commemorative chaplet series, we hope to publish five full-length books of hybrid and experimental work in the coming year including new work by Julie Patton, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, R. Erica Doyle and Tonya Foster.


Dear friends of Litmus Press & Aufgabe,

As someone who has published or worked directly with Litmus Press, we hope you'll consider giving us a boost during our Winter Fundraising Campaign.

We have just received multi-year support from NYSCA, which is wonderful, though their support of our full-length publications was cut in half. We are also supported by the Leslie Scalapino -- O Books fund, and this support has been crucial, allowing us to hire a part-time staff member to keep things moving.

However, it's the support of individuals through memberships, subscriptions & donations that creates the most solid foundation for the continuation of our programming.

I'm writing to enlist your help spreading the word about our Winter Fundraising Campaign. It will be the support of individual members, subscribers, and donors in the coming years that will support us in our efforts to do more on behalf of our authors, artists, and their work, so this drive is important!

We've just updated our website and will be sending out an email tomorrow morning announcing our Winter Fundraising Campaign. We are only asking that you forward this email (if possible, with a personal appeal to friends and family), and/or post it to your Facebook page, and/or share the link wherever you can. The email will also be posted on the Litmus Press Facebook page, so you can go there and "like" it (and anything else there!), which will give the appeal more visibility.

If you don't usually receive our emails, you may not be on our list -- there is an email list sign up box at the bottom of each page of our website. You can select preferences, so you only receive the announcements you want. If you don't receive our email tomorrow morning please let me know, and I will forward it to you.

To visit our newly updated support page, click http://www.litmuspress.org/support.html

Best wishes for the month, the new year, the poetry, the art, the occupation, & with deep gratitude for your artistic contributions to Litmus Press.


E. Tracy Grinnell, Editor & Director
Litmus Press/Aufgabe
925 Bergen St. Suite #405
Brooklyn, NY 11238


NEW from Litmus Press:
O Bon by Brandon Shimoda
I Want to Make You Safe by Amy King


I have a best of list up on No Tells.

Also check out this spotlight on Gina Meyers- a great poet who I'm lucky enough to have as a publisher for the collab chapbook with Angela Veronica Wong.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

A Tribute To Paul Violi

A Tribute to Paul Violi (1944-2011)

12/02/2011 6:30 p.m.

Paul Violi was a distinguished poet and esteemed member of the New School faculty. Violi was a man of great integrity, a dear friend to many, a generous teacher, an inspiring poet. Widely admired by his peers, he is regarded as the most consistently inventive of the generation of poets inspired by Ashbery, Koch, and O’Hara. Violi taught poetry workshops and literary seminars for many years in the New School’s MFA and Riggio programs. His classes were popular and, in some cases, life changing.

With Kate Angus, Paul Auster, Star Black, Donna Brook, Billy Collins, Alex Crowley, Bob Hershon, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Mark Hillringhouse, Amy Lawless, Charles North, Ron Padgett, James Periconi, Michael Quattrone, Helen Schulman, David Shapiro, Tony Towle, Maggie Wells, and Bill Zavatsky. Hosted by Robert Polito, director, and David Lehman, poetry coordinator of the School of Writing.

You look like one Whom time has surprised, Though the perfect sense Of what is final, The inmost view From behind the past, Beyond the long slope,T he frost and tall grass, Is not new to you: You’ve played along With it once or twice On your violio. —“To Himself,” Paul Violi

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served