Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Punish Press

I watched a bad romcom and consequently I'm being punished because I've had this song stuck in my head for days. DAYS, I tell you:


Good thing songs like this also exist:

and:

I am heading to Northampton tomorrow. Are you there? Are you parting your hair? If so, let's fucking rage. You know?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Shiny Golden Shine Bone Press

Traveling:





On Saturday, I'll be apart of this Awesome:
December 3rd, 7pm: WWFLI Presents: jubilat 20 Release Party. Featuring readings by Ewa Chrusciel, Julia Cohen, Ben Fama, Peter Gizzi, Rachel B. Glaser, James Tate, Paige Taggart, & Dara Wier. There will be a raffle that we hope you help us with! www.jubilat.org

Friday, November 18, 2011

Jagaur Average Press

Jaguar Average
(for Zach & Mathias)

there is a loose tangerine jaguar flinging itself against
a tough year, remind me
of spinsters engulfed in a jungle, slapping again.
A belief reviewed into dust or: rivered prize morbid opening
already dead. Inside the pets
our pets tablecloths catch
mustard & hearts. How long does it take
to get to new Orleans how long is the jump rope hissing
back to me. Taken. Taken. Immediately logic has no
place in us solicitors
in the soldiers holding pages of matter divorced from projects.
For weapons. In a way I am discrete in another way nothing
discrete can be placed infinitely. Inverted, I miss toughness
in the year of the hammer. Regrets heave through summer
like the jaguar
average. Handy fireplace I lit with the dead I bought
this man a figure of a cloud. Pets shame
the form we mess up.
It depends. On the reminder. Where it started I would
like soldiers in jaguar, mouths speculate this loose man.
I would love to so invite me.
I’m going to read from my mother, she is a world when I am
small or when the phone rings into years. Don’t you ever ever. Yell.
Face again. Karate jaguar. I don’t want it to arrive
in pieces or like a shriveled thumb.
My face is pornography, an infinite number of trees.
Real loud taken. Close to a starting point. I’m giving up
arm wrestling because I want to hold the page.
I want to depend on instinct but it’s the year
of the cerebellum & we all know the body
has to wait in the pool. The preventative aspirin.
What do I do? I sleep in the fireplace like wax.

by Jennifer Denrow & me, written right now. You can add on in the comments box. Yes, it's friday and we're sitting around writing poems and shuffling tarot cards.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Grief Comb Press

Not to be bossy or anything...but I do hope you buy this book:
PANIC ATTACK, USA. by Nate Slawson.
A whole lot of info and kind words are available at the book's website: http://store.yesyesbooks.com/product/panic-attack-usa


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While you're at it:

Fewer & Further Press is pleased to announce the publication of Asterisk 10, featuring collaborative poems by Greg Fuchs and Jason Morris. Copies of Asterisk 10 can be purchased for $3.50, postpaid: http://fewfurpressasterisk.blogspot.com/.

Please visit the Fewer & Further Press site for details: http://fewfurpress.blogspot.com/. Payments can be made through the site with Paypal. If you would like to pay by check, my address:

Jess Mynes
121 Lockes Village Rd
Wendell, MA 01379

And now that you have his personal mailing address, I hope you send him gifts. Like frozen raspberries and lemongrass.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mommy Qualm Press

This is happening next month. Get ready:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011, 6:30 pm
Annual Belladonna* Benefit Performance and Live Auction

Location: Hi Art! 227 West 29th Street, 4th Floor (between 7th & 8th) New York, NY 10001

The evening 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, a silent auction, and a dance performance by the A.O. Movement Collective.

The auction and 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. 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, and Tonya Foster.


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And, right now, new issue of H_NGM_N:http://www.h-ngm-n.com/cur_ent-i_sue

Carrie Olivia Adams • Bryan Beck • Erica Bernheim • Jackie Clark • Smarie Clay • Kate Colby * Ryan Collins • Christy Crutchfield • Daniel D’Angelo • Carolina Ebeid • Jennifer H. Fortin • Joanne Hart * Matt Hart • Anne Cecelia Holmes • P.J. Horoszko • Gina Keicher • Ben Kopel • Kristin Marie Kostick * Travis Kurowski • Travis Macdonald • Gina Myers • Alexis Orgera • Kiki Petrosino • Eléna Rivera * M. Bartley Seigel • Natalie Shapero • Amanda Smeltz • Nick Sturm • Aaron Tieger • Gale Marie Thompson* Andrew James Weatherhead • Laurie Saurborn Young • Mike Young

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This weekend I'm going to Portland for the first time ever. Buckle up.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Air Is Filled The Air Is Filled Press

I have a lyric essay and a poem in the new issue of DIAGRAM. I hope you fall in love with the issue:

It's up at thediagram.com. Here's what you'll find:

TEXT and multimedia by: Mary Buchinger, Susan Briante, Joseph Chapman, Julia Cohen, Jamison Crabtree, Jonathan Dubow, Phil Estes, Devin Gribbons, Christopher Janke, Melissa Jones, Eric Kocher, Eric LeMay, B. J. Love, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, Luke Reid, Christina Stoddard, and Christian TeBordo.

And two REVIEWS, of Frederic Tuten's SELF-PORTRAITS and one of Jenny Boully's NOT MERELY BECAUSE OF THE UNKNOWN THAT WAS STALKING TOWARD THEM.


I hope the issue will make you feel like this:

This is my new favorite painting.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Skin Graft Press

This was the despicable game I played in the car the other day. It's so wrong, it must be right. Right? Right? See if you can guess the game by the answers:


Massachusluts
Slut Dakota
Nebraslut
Arkanslut
Minnesluta

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Friends!

An incredible Bad Shadow is lined up for your pleasure. Poetry! Non-fiction! Non-proetry! All of it!

Featuring Eleni Sikelianos, Carmen Gimenez-Smith, Evan Lavander-Smith & Megan Nix.

THIS Saturday:
November 5 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Lost Lake Lounge, Denver


Evan Lavender-Smith is the author of From Old Notebooks and Avatar.

Megan Nix directs the young writers program at Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Denver. She received her MFA from the University of Alaska. Her work has appeared in The Iowa Review, Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction, Shadowbox Magazine and elsewhere. She sometimes updates this site with new thoughts: www.megannix.com.

Carmen Giménez Smith is the author of a memoir, Bring Down the Little Birds (University of Arizona, 2010), three poetry collections—Goodbye, Flicker (University of Massachusetts, 2012), The City She Was (Center for Literary Publishing, 2011) and Odalisque in Pieces (University of Arizona, 2009)—and three poetry chapbooks—Reason's Monster (Dusie Kollectiv, 2011), Can We Talk Here (Belladonna Books, 2011) and Glitch (Dusie Kollectiv, 2009). She has also co-edited a fiction anthology, My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me (Penguin, 2010). She is the recipient of a 2011 American Book Award, the 2011 Juniper Prize for Poetry, and a 2011-2012 fellowship in creative nonfiction from the Howard Foundation. Formerly a Teaching-Writing Fellow at the Iowa Writers' Workshop, she now teaches in the creative writing programs at New Mexico State University and Ashland University, while serving as the editor-in-chief of the literary journal Puerto del Sol and the publisher of Noemi Press. She lives with her husband, the writer Evan Lavender-Smith, and their two children in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Eleni's bio to come. But seriously, you should know her work.