Friday, October 29, 2010

Pre-Order Press

Oh, you can pre-order my full-length book, Triggermoon Triggermoon, now:

$14.00 from Black Lawrence Press
(You can read my outdated bio & a blurb with too many quotation marks. I think I need to ask them to fix this stuff. But more importantly, you can order it! Maybe you want a few copies? For stocking stuffers?)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Romantic Weather Press

What is romantic weather? What do you think?


Ok, these are my favorite Shelley lines:

"O mercy! mercy! / We die with our desire--drive us not back!"


"Burst, to illuminate our tempestuous day"


This week has been weird. But guess what? Mathias will be home soon & tomorrow is laundry day & this week I talked with Daniela and Katie & I see pumpkins & the light outside is a soft orange, & I love.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Date Press

Some things I saw & decided to try & not forget:

Also, this is the stroller I was pushed in as a wee babe. Did I tell you that already? It's now at Good Will. Pretty spacious & blue. I think this is more of a "pram" then a "stroller."

Then it got weird in September:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It Is Forbidden to Enter the Garden Carrying Flowers Press

A few things that are happening to me:

I have started to drink the juice of baby coconuts. I am ashamed.

I’m waiting for my hair to grow long enough to put in a ponytail. This is one of my goals. Should I be ashamed? This is a surprisingly difficult goal. I see scissors glinting at me all the time, beckoning.

Are all goals partly shameful? Or just mine?

Ok, what else.

Oh yes, this is the important one. I’m starting a new political party. It’s called The Americans. So, you can vote Democrat, Republican, Tea-party (gag me), OR American. From all of these choices, don’t you think people will want to vote American?

Because if they don’t vote American, aren’t they being un-American? And that would be terribly embarrassing.

Basically, voting American would be voting to kick a lot of assholes out of government and purify democracy. It's the democratic party not for fakers. The rhetoric of this party is duplicitous with good intentions. Hear me out. Everything is phrased exactly the way people wan to hear it: we want America to have the #1 education system!, #1 healthcare!, #1 justice system, #1 democracy, etc etc. And then you get what you vote for, major overhauls in every area of our society. Yay! Vote American!

In other news, please come to this reading Saturday evening:

This Saturday, October 23rd, The Bad Shadow Affair presents: Danielle Pafunda, Andy Fitch, Laura E. Wright & Aby Kaupang


at Lost Lake Lounge

3602 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Aby Kaupang is the author of absence is such a transparent house (forthcoming from Tebot Bach, 2011) and Scenic Fences | Houses Innumerable (Scantily Clad Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in VOLT, Verse, Denver Quarterly, The Laurel Review, Parthenon West, Aufgabe, 14 Hills, Interim, Caketrain, and others. Contact her at

Danielle Pafunda is author of Iatrogenic: Their Testimonies (Noemi Press 2010),My Zorba (Bloof Books), Pretty Young Thing (Soft Skull Press), and the forthcoming Manhater (Dusie Press Books). She's a member of the board of directors of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts, a contributing member of the lit/art/crit blog Montevidayo, and an assistant professor of gender & women's studies and English at the University of Wyoming.

Jon Cotner and Andy Fitch are the authors of Ten Walks/Two Talks (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). They recently completed another collaborative manuscript called Conversations over Stolen Food. Fitch’s Not Intelligent, but Smart: Rethinking Joe Brainard is forthcoming from Dalkey Archive. Fitch lives in Laramie, WY, where he’s an assistant professor in the U. of Wyoming’s MFA Program.

Laura Wright is a poet, librarian, and volunteer firefighter. With Anne Waldman she recently co-edited “Beats at Naropa,” an anthology of talks from the Jack Kerouac School; she and Anne are currently working on another anthology with the working title “Cultural Rhizomes at Naropa.” She lives in Nederland, Colorado, with 2 large black dogs and 1 large white cat.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jab Jab Press

Just some more photos:

Saturday, October 16, 2010

D'Count Press

D'Count has a baby monkey:

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Robot Button Press

Mathias is reading this Thursday. It will go something like this:

dah deets, yo:

Fiction & Poetry Reading
at Kilgore Books, 624 E 13th Ave
Thursday Oct 14th 7pm

Three Readers:

Josiah Hesse: Denver zinester & fiction writer, author of Zag Chronicle, a fiction zine of fiction & a chapbook novella.

Dan Landes: local fiction writer.

& Mathias Svalina: you know who he is because he haunts your dreams

Afterward we'll step over to City O City where Josiah & local art-rocker Sarah Slater will be DJ-ing

Friday, October 8, 2010

After Press

In the after: I wear cute hoodies. I have soft cuticles. I light candles with my fingertips. I let you in the first time.


What's up?


The new issue of the Denver Quarterly is out:

Check it out at and order a copy.


Catheribe Meng has a poem here:

New!!! the publication of GlitterPony 11 features these fantastic super stellar poets:

*Amy McDaniel, *Andrew Brenza, *Anne Holmes & Lily Ladewig, *Emily Pettit, *Erin J. Mullikin, *Guy Pettit,* J.A. Tyler,* Jackie Therrien, *Kate Greenstreet, *Kristen Evans

If I was going to be in San Francisco next weekend I would go to this:

Sunday, October 17
6:30 pm

21 Grand, 416 25th St, Oakland
Admission is 5 dollars
More Info:

Evan Kennedy is the author of a few chapbooks, including Us Them Poems (BookThug), and a video-poem, Voyage by Donkey, with Zbyszek Bzymek. His work has appeared in Try!, The Equalizer, Tight, Poetry Project’s The Recluse, and The Brooklyn Rail. He oversees Dirty Swan Projects out of San Francisco.

Mina Pam Dick (aka Hildebrand Pam Dick, Nico Pam Dick et al.) is a writer, artist and philosopher living in New York City. A native New Yorker, she received a BA from Yale University and an MFA in Painting as well as an MA in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. Her writing has appeared in Tantalum, BOMB, The Brooklyn Rail, The Portable Boog Reader 4, Aufgabe #9, The Recluse, and Everyday Genius, and is forthcoming in the online journal EOAGH. Her philosophical work has appeared in a collection published by the International Wittgenstein Symposium (Kirchberg am Wechsel, Austria). Her first book, Delinquent, was released by Futurepoem Books in late 2009.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Another Bad Shadow Press


The Bad Shadow Affair presents an evening of readings with Dani Rado, Lynn Xu, Joshua Edwards, and Sasha Steensen.

Reading is October 9th, this Saturday
at 7:30pm
at Lost Lake Lounge (a bar, so you should bring ID if you're drinking)

address: 3602 E. Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Lynn Xu was born in Shanghai. Her poems have appeared in 6x6, Best American Poetry 2008, The Boston Review, Effing, Eoagh, Poetry Daily, Tinfish, Octopus, The Walrus, Zoland Poetry, and elsewhere. She co-edits Canarium Books and is a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.

Joshua Edwards directs and co-edits Canarium Books. His poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Court Green, Skanky Possum, Slate, Vanitas, and elsewhere, and his translation of MarĂ­a Baranda's book Ficticia was recently published by Shearsman Books. He's currently a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

Sasha Steensen is the author of A Magic Book (Fence Books 2004) and The Method (Fence Books 2008). She is one of the poetry editors of Colorado Review and she co-edits Bonfire Press. She teaches Creative Writing, Literature courses, and letterpress printing at Colorado State University.

Dani Rado is pursuing her PhD in creative writing at the University of Denver; a pursuit that currently consists of avoiding campus and pretending to work on a dissertation. Her works have appeared in The Mochila Review, Clackamas Review, SNReview, and most recently in Bloom magazine, among other places. Most importantly, each year she works with Colorado Humanities and their Writers in the School program, where she teaches creative writing to school age children and has been told by a child that she is, in fact, the glow in the dark.

See you there, right?


Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saggy Britches Press

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Bad Shadow Affair reading last night. You are the sweetest. Like, watermelon.


Here are some photos of my grandma's childhood dolls. Her mom, my great grandma, Irmgard, made the clothing:

overheard conversation:

person: I like to exercise.
other person: Oh yeah? like what sort of exercise?
person: When I mow the lawn I sweat.