Monday, January 30, 2012

Beasts Press

Just returned from Sundance. I'm not sure how anything could have gone better for Benh Zeitlin and the crew of Beasts of the Southern Wild. I'm not sure I could have had more fun than watching one of my favorite friends win the grand jury prize for best drama.

Will post my own photos shortly.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Bad Shadow Press

Also, you must come to this reading on Saturday. I get real nervous beforehand because of the intros I write for the readers. So, you can watch me be jittery and then refocus your attention on the awesome readers. Sommer Browning will introduce people too, but she won't be nervous because she is invincible:

Exciting Bad Shadow Affair reading this Saturday, January 21st, also celebrating the release of Richard Froude’s second book. This reading will feature Kristin Naca, Heather Green, Peter Streckfus, and Richard Froude. Details and bios below:

Bad Shadow Affair: This Saturday, January 21st

Time: 7:30 (we will start on time, yo)

Location: Lost Lake Lounge

3602 E Colfax Ave
Denver, CO 80206

Kristin Naca's writing has appeared in Poetry, Indiana Review, and Octopus. Her collection of poetry, BIRD EATING BIRD, was selected for the National Poetry Series mtvU Prize and appears with Harper Perennial. BIRD EATING BIRD was named finalist for the Audre Lorde Prize and Lambda Literary Award in 2010. In 2010-11, she served as Poetry Mentor for the Loft Literary Center's Mentor Series Program. This past summer she lived in Marfa, TX, on a residency with the Lannan Foundation. Naca is a long-time member of the Macondo Writers’ Workshop in San Antonio, Texas.

Heather Green's translations of Tristan Tzara appear in Barrelhouse and Denver Quarterly. Her two chapbooks, No Omen and The Match Array, were published in 2010 by LATR Press and Dancing Girl Press, respectively. Her poems have appeared in Barrow Street, Octopus, Phoebe, DIAGRAM, and other journals.

Peter Streckfus's first book, The Cuckoo, was the 2004 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. His work has appeared or is forthcoming this year in Pleiades, The Academy of American Poets', The Seattle Review, and He teaches at the University of Alabama.

Richard Froude is from Bristol, England. He came to the US in 2002 as has not yet left. He is the author of FABRIC (Horse Less, 2011) and The Passenger (Skylight, 2012) as well as a book of translation, Tarnished Mirrors (Muffled Cry, 2004). He graduated from the English/Creative Writing PhD program at DU in 2011 and currently serves as Research Co-ordinator with an interdiscplinary team studying the benefits of narrative therapies for under-served cancer patients. He is an associate of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, a premedical student at CU Denver, and works with palliative care patients at University Hospital and at Denver Health. This summer he'll return to teach the weekly MFA class at Naropa's Summer Writing Program. He lives in Denver with his wife Rohini.

Pencils for Protein! Press

I'm starting a campaign on behalf of pencils that want more protein in their diet. Pencils for Protein!


Or, maybe it's like Overly Concerned People Who Think Pencils Need More Protein!


"Oh hey there lil' pencil. I didn't see you, you're lookin' so thin. WANT SOME PROTEIN?"

Oh, why don't you try this ZONE cookie dough bar. Then you can tell me how in god's forsaken world it is considered a health bar. IT'S PURE COOKIE DOUGH & PRESERVATIVES:

I went to my friend's art opening the first friday of Jan, when many studios and galleries are open to the public, and this one gallery had a bowl of these ZONE bars, as if they were pistachios or grapes.

I took two.


On a more sane note, sort of, Mathias Svalina and I have two bestiaries up at Dark Sky Magazine. Where? RIGHT HERE.

Oh yes, we're writing a book of bestiaries. Maybe we'll need to add the Zone Bar to the list of beasts.

Also, check out Brian Foley's poem up at Dark Sky Magazine, too. Oh yes you should.

I emailed my Colorado representative and 2 senators about SOPA & PIPA. I recommend you do that too, where ever you are. Join the "End Piracy, Save Liberty" campaign (admittedly, it is way better than Pfp!):


Or: if you go to wikki, it will direct you to your own state reps and senators when you plug in your zip code.