Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More Animal, More Press

My favorite (inappropriate) quote from lunch today:

"The only negative thing about her personality is that she's a Nazi."--poet on poet's sister-in-law

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Well, it feels like everyone in trade publishing got fired today:

Employees at all imprints of Simon & Schuster
Employees at Random House (Doubleday and Bantom are now being dismantled in addition to other lay offs)
Employees at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Take that, Auto industry.

I'm hoping my job in academic publishing will be preserved. Good luck to all of you. I hope you are neither 1) expendable nor 2) making so much money that they want to fire you even if you are good at your job. If you do not fall into the above categories, you're probably safe.

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Poems by Thanh Tam Tuyen, translated by Linh Dinh, are up at RealPoetik.

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Anne Waldman & Akilah Oliver are the winners of the 2008 SEXIEST POEM AWARD
details here: http://SexiestPoemAward.blogspot.com.

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This is happening Thurs-Friday, music-wise:

Tim Hecker
The Wordless Music Orchestra
Thursday & Friday, December 4-5 | 7:30pm
Limited ticket availability!

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This is what I'm going to this Friday, Dec 5th, 7pm, at Pete's Candy Store:

Eric Baus is the author of The To Sound (Wave Books) and Tuned Droves (Octopus Books). He edits Minus House chapbooks and writes about poetry audio recordings on the site To The Sound. He lives in Denver.

Adam Chiles' first book Evening Land was published this year by Cinnamon Press in the UK. His work has appeared in Best New Poets 2006, Indiana Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, Gulf Coast, Free Verse and others. He currently teaches English and Creative Writing at Northern Virginia Community College.

Mark Horosky was born in the 1970's and raised in New Haven, CT. He was educated at Southern CT State University (BA), University of Arizona (MFA), and Pace University (Masters of Science in Teaching). He is a Special Education Instructor in Brooklyn. His writing has appeared recently in Cue and Tight magazines. His new chapbook is out: Let It Be Nearby (with artwork by Amie Robinson; Cue Editions). He lives in Brooklyn with Miriam and Lucas.

Miriam Benatti lives and works as a licensed massage therapist in New York City. In between changing diapers, rubbing bodies, and cooking cutlets, she's currently working on a chapbook of poems called Open Your Mouth.

Only at Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 302-3770
"L" to Lorimer, "G" to Metropolitan.
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What was your Thanksgiving about?

Mine had a) home-made deep fried Twinkies

b) Glitter
c) fake birds
d) real fruit

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