Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Carpetbagger Press

Oh, are you, too, going to AWP?

YAY!

I hope you come to this NO BABY reading, which is also a release for the new co-chapbook with Mathias Svalina from Immaculate Disciples Press:

Other featured presses: Birds LLC, Brave Men, DoubleCross, Factory Hollow, Flowers & Cream, minutes BOOKS, and Projective Industries present:

No Baby, 7-10pm, THURSDAY

Readings by:
Taryn Andrews
Cody-Rose Clevidence
Julia Cohen
Ben Fama
Elaine Kahn
Mark Leidner
Dan Magers
Rob Ostrom
Caryl Pagel
Emily Pettit
Mathias Svalina
Paige Taggart
Michelle Taransky


Public Works Event Space
1539 N. Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL
tel. 773.529.7128

Also, new issue of Sink 9:


Sink Review 9 is out!

Poetry by:
Stephanie Anderson, Sommer Browning, Tina Brown Celona, Heather Christle, Tyler Flynn Dorholt, Amy Lawless, Mike Lala, Ashleigh Lambert, Dolly Lemke, Timothy Liu & Hansa Bergwall, Aubrie Marrin, Henri Michaux & Paige Taggart, Gina Myers, Bret Shepard & Jeff Alessandrelli, Brandon Shimoda, Bianca Stone, Robert Alan Wendeborn, & Jared White
Reviews of:
Raúl Zurita's Song For His Disappeared Love, Tan Lin's Seven Controlled Vocabularies and Obituary 2004. The Joy of Cooking, Héctor Viel Temperley's The Last Books of Héctor Viel Temperle

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Herman My Main Hermeneutics Man Press

Hi.

Did you know that from 2009 when I moved to Denver to 2012, which is now, apartment rent has gone up like $200? That's crazy. And frustrating.

What else?

This is what my co-chapbook looks like from Immaculate Disciples Press. So excited that they care to put this double chapbook out into the world:


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Today it's warm & sunny. My desk swarms with paper cranes, post-it notes, paper clips. Today I'm discussing McMorris's Entrepot and excerpts from Walter Benjamin in my poetry workshop. I'm pumped.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Nerd's The Word Press

Have you heard, the nerd's the word.

I think I was having like a 3 week long panic attack. It seems to have passed. Phew. Now there seems to be less impending doom. Don't get me wrong, there is doom for sure, it just got pushed back a little. Like a play-date from hell.

Won't the snow on the goddamn tennis courts melt, though? Throw me a bone. A hot, yellow, & bouncy, tennis-ball shaped bone.

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I'm wearing a new red sweater and a navy skirt. M said I officially look preppy or all-American today, which is hard to pull-off if you are Jewishy.

For most of my childhood, I never understood why all these people around me could pull off preppy collars and have coiffed hair. That sort of clothing always looked wrong on me (see photo below for evidence). It never occurred to me when I was a kid that it's because looking "all-American" excludes Jews (amongst, many other people, but those were more obvious, mainly because I was/am an atheist & didn't realize that I still looked jewish)

Now compare (NO JEWS ALLOWED, amongst many other restrictions):

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Anyways. Now I'm rambling.

Will someone please play me at Scrabble (i.e. Lexulous on facebook, duh)?

I hope to write a bunch this weekend. I need to write 2 syllabi, work on a 20 page creative hermeneutics project, and send some letters via post office. And then a birthday potluck for S on Friday and a brunch on Sunday. Pumped.


Now you know everything.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Pitchy Cloud Press

3 readings in Denver this weekend. Buckle up?

Here we go:

1. THIS FRIDAY:
Featuring readings by Maureen Owen, Bin Ramke, and Eleni Sikelianos, and including performance by nyckelharpist, Sandra Wong.

February 10th, 7pm, at the Dikeou Collection
located in the Colorado, Building, 1615 California St, Suite 515, Denver, CO.
Free and open to the public. Attendees will receive a free CD of jazz by Sonny Simmons and recordings of Owen, Ramke, and Sikelianos.

2. THIS SATURDAY EARLY EVENING:
Please join us on Saturday, February 11th, from 5-7 p.m.
at Counterpath (613 22nd St., Denver)
For a reading, musical performance and art display to celebrate the 10th anniversary paperback re-release of Laird Hunt’s The Impossibly. The new edition, which has an introduction by Percival Everett, an afterword by Laird and a previously unpublished “lost” chapter, will be for sale at the event.

Over the course of the evening their will be, intermingled:
Readings from The Impossibly by Jeanne Liotta, Richard Froude, Ben Prince, Eleni Sikelianos, Eva Sikelianos Hunt and Laird Hunt
Music by Roger Green (from his very recent, fabulous Impossibly inspired album) with Janet Feder, James Hann and Mark Harris
Art by Ben Prince (from his very recent, fabulous Impossibly inspired triptych)
A film projection of Impossibly inspired footage.
And food and drink

3. THIS SATURDAY LATER EVENING:

Bad Shadow Affair
7:30pm
Lost Lake Lounge (3602 E Colfax Ave)

The next Bad Shadow Affair features POETS & WRITERS LIVE IN PERSON!!! They are Emily Pettit, Rachel Glaser, derrick mund & Jesse Morse!
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And Please bring a book of poetry to donate to Streets Hope, a shelter for women in the sex industry, and the Denver Women's Correctional Facility, Denver's women's prison. All types of poetry accepted--your own, something in your get-rid-of pile, anything. Thank you!

Emily Pettit is the author of two chapbooks How (Octopus Books) and What Happened to Limbo (Pilot Books). She is an editor for notnostrums and Factory Hollow Press and she is publisher of jubilat. Her first full-length book, GOAT IN THE SNOW, is forthcoming from Birds LLC.

Rachel B. Glaser is the author of Pee On Water, a collection of stories published by Publishing Genius Press, and Heroes Are So Long, a poetry chapbook out by Minutes Books. Her work has appeared in McSweeney's, American Short Fiction, New York Tyrant and others. She lives in Northampton, MA and teaches Creative Writing at Flying Object, a bookstore/letterpress/gallery.

derrick mund is originally from Michigan. He moved to Colorado via Montana to pursue an MFA in poetry from the University of Colorado. He lives in Denver where he runs the Leon Reading Series and is the poetry editor for Spring Gun Press. He is also the co-publisher of Peninsulas Now Press. His work has appeared various places, most recently as an edition to Greying Ghost's pamphlet series.

Jesse Morse lives in Denver and is in the PhD program at the University there. He spends a lot time outside with his Labradane Hank. The chapbook Rotations came out in 2011 (C_L Press) and the chapbook paragraphs for dolphins is due out soon. Work forthcoming in Greetings and With + Stand. He hopes to sing again someday.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Igloos for Diamonds Press

It's a serious snow day in Denver.

We should build an igloo together and then eat tomato soup in it.

We should paint ourselves purple and then do summersaults down the white streets & trick people into believing we're wild grapes rolling in snow.

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I have a new poem up in the 16th issue of typo. Thank you, typo:
http://www.typomag.com/issue16/

TYPO 16:
EMILY CARR
JULIA COHEN
JOEL CRAIG
LIGHTSEY DARST
SIMON DEDEO
AMANDA DEMARCO
CARINA FINN
GARTH GRAEPER
JOSHUA R. HELMS & MATTHEW MAHANEY
COLIE HOFFMAN
CHRISTOPHER JANKE
SOPHIE KLAHR
THIBAULT RAOULT
ROB SCHLEGEL
NICK STURM
STEVEN TOUSSAINT
TIM VAN DYKE
COREY VAN LANDINGHAM
JOSEPH P. WOOD

THESE SENTENCES ARE NOT A POEM: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN DOT DEVOTA,
EMILY KENDAL FREY, CAITIE MOORE, LAURA THEOBALD, & KATE GREENSTREET