Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Classic Plastic Press

Watched Comedians of Comedy last night. Is there a comedian who just re-tells The Classics in a really funny way? Do you like the vagueness of "a really funny way"? Like, one book per show. I might start with Great Expectations.

Does that even count as a "classic"?

Oh sh*t, I would totally start with Moby Dick.
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My new nonfiction manuscript is going to be about my experience re-typing Kafka's The Trial in Comic Sans font.

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I'm going to tell you about my breakfasts this week:
bowl of: greek plain yogurt, ground chia berries, fresh cherries, sliced banana, cashews.

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Oh, you should either live in MA or move to MA so you can do this:

POETS & POEMS
at Flying Object
42 West Street, Hadley, MA 01035
http://www.flying-object.org/

A CALL TO POETS & PEOPLE INTERESTED IN POETRY

Flying Object is pleased to offer a poetry workshop this fall: an 8-week poetry workshop with Emily Pettit. The workshop will meet on Monday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm at Flying Object beginning on October 1st. Tuition is $150. Please email with questions Emily Pettit at— ecpettit@gmail.com



ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
I would like to tell you Everything. - Maira Kalman

In this workshop we will get curious. Writing, reading and discussing poems will be our means of propulsion. We hope for this workshop to be generative and reflective and offer many new perspectives to us each in relation your work and the work of other poets who’ll inspire us as we look around. Engagement with your work and outstanding contemporary poems and poets will help us to explore how an interest in poetry can be pursued in the larger context of one's life. Poetry will get us curious.

I hope for this workshop to use the unique space that is Flying Object to help inform our ideas, our writing, our reading. It is a laboratory and library.

If you are interested, please send an email explaining why you would like to join the class, along with a little information about yourself and a writing sample of 4-10 pages of poems to— ecpettit@gmail.com

ABOUT EMILY PETTIT:
Emily Pettit is the author of Goat in the Snow and two chapbooks: How and What Happened to Limbo. She is an editor for notnostrums and Factory Hollow Press, as well as the publisher of jubilat. She teaches at Flying Object and Elms College. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa.

ALSO TEACHING A WORKSHOP AT FLYING OBJECT THIS FALL IS RACHEL B. GLASER. Author of PEE ON WATER and forthcoming from Factory Hollow Press, MOODS.


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