Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Match Me Stab For Stab Press

Two Blogs in One Day? Yes, you're not hallucinating. Someone must be having trouble focusing on her work when the snow is falling like shetland ponies outside.

So this is happening to you Friday. But in order for it to happen to you in a way that will benefit your spleen and your kidney, amongst other internal organs, you must actually attend:

Please Celebrate the Birth of the New Series

With Bill Rasmovicz, Jean-Paul Pecqueur & James Hoch!
This Friday, February 15th -- 7pm!

Bill Rasmovicz is a graduate of the Vermont College MFA in Writing Program and Temple University School of Pharmacy. His poems have appeared in Hotel Amerika, Nimrod, Mid-American Review, and other publications. He has served as a workshop co-leader and literary excursion leader throughout Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, England and Wales, and was the recipient of the Alice James Books 2006 Kinereth Gensler Award for his manuscript, The World in Place of Itself.

Jean-Paul Pecqueur is from Tacoma, Washington. His first book, The Case Against Happiness, was published by Alice James in 2006. He currently lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, the tornado capital of NYC.

Prior to teaching, James Hoch was a dishwasher, cook, dockworker, social worker and shepherd. His poems have appeared in Slate, Kenyon Review, Ninth Letter, and many others. He is the recipient of fellowships and scholarships from Bread Loaf, Sewanee, and Summer Literary Seminars, and received a 2007 NEA grant. Miscreants will be published by WW Norton in June, 2007. A Parade of Hands won the Gerald Cable Award and was published in March 2003 by Silverfish Review Press. He resides in Mahwah, NJ with his wife and son.

Only at Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 302-3770

"L" to Lorimer, "G" to Metropolitan

And the on Sunday, this little gallery will rock your snowshoes off:

WHEN: Sunday, February 17th from 4:30-6:00 pm
WHERE: 440 Gallery, 440 Sixth Avenue (at 9th St., F to 7th Ave.)
CONTACT: Brooke Shaffner at brshaffner@hotmail.com
Admission Free


Joshua Harmon is the author of Quinnehtukqut, a novel. His fiction, nonfiction, and poems have appeared in many journals, and he has received fellowships in fiction from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts. He teaches at Vassar College.

Richard Scheiwe received his MFA from the New School in 2005. His poetry and criticism have appeared in Poet Lore, Verse, Octopus, and his chapbook, The Dry Moon Dialogue, was published in early 2008 by Fields Press. He is an adjunct professor of English composition and literature at CUNY and co-edits Sink Review.

Michael Spies graduated from the University of Vermont in 2006, where he received the Albee Award for outstanding prose and composition. He has published two feature articles in The Village Voice, and is working toward an MFA in creative nonfiction at Columbia.

So now that yuo have plans for Friday and Sunday, you can relax. You're "cool" man.
I'm not sure if "man" should also be in quotation marks.

I can't decide if I want to do the Birthright trip to Israel. It'd be my last chance to go for free and with my brother, before I'm "over the hill" in Birthright years. This might be something I regret if I don't go. I've actually been trying to register all day and it won't let me. Just trying to "cover the bases" since today/tomorrow is the deadline. The website brings you to the "Jewish Waiting Room" where your computer screen literally waits for its turn to register for the trip. Odd. I've been in the waiting room all day.

Do you think it's cheesy or cultish? Or a free trip/weird experience?


Poetry Bear said...

you should totally go. i wish i did. scratch that. i wish i was even aware of that while i was still "young" enough. that's what happens when you come from a family that's a mix of lapsed jews and mayflower descendent w.a.s.p's.

Tinaeatyourham said...

do it. eat your ham.

Logan Ryan Smith said...

Hey, my girlfriend is going on that birthright trip! It's in a couple weeks. You can still sign up for that? Or are there a bunch of different times?

Julia Cohen said...

a bunch of different ones. I'd go in July- I think its the less Jewish of the trips (does that make sense?).

Logan Ryan Smith said...