There's a new issue of EOAGH coming up sooner rather than later, I'm hoping in the next few months. We're especially interested in reviews and critical articles -- the key for me is acts of listening and reading. Drop me a line if there are any new books you'd like to write about.
Stacy alerts me to the presence of Fascicle number three, an entirely new mix tape altogether from Tost & Co. I'm impressed by the substantial poetics articles they are accumulating. Congrats to Shin Yu for a good job editing the section on Poets of Taiwan.
Though we sadly regret to tell you that Laura
Moriarty is unable to join us Tuesday, we are THRILLED to tell you that
impresario TIM PETERSON will graciously read with the sublime Deborah Meadows tomorrow night. Please join us.
Deborah Meadows & Tim Peterson
Tuesday, February 13, 7PM
@ Dixon Place
(258 Bowery, 2nd Floor—Between Houston & Prince)
Admission is $5 at the Door.
Upcoming Belladonna* Events: 3/13/07 Maureen Owen & Patricia Spears Jones 4/10/07 Rebecca Brown & Anna Moschovakis
5/8/07 Claudia Rankine & Jocelyn Saidenberg
Founded as a reading series at a women¹s radical bookstore in 1999, Belladonna* is a feminist avant-garde event and publication series that promotes
the work of women writers who are adventurous, politically involved,
multi-form, multicultural, multi-gendered, unpredictable, dangerous
with language (to the death machinery). In its eight year history,
Belladonna* has featured such writers as Julie Patton, kari edwards,
Leslie Scalapino, Alice Notley, Erica Hunt, Fanny Howe, Mei-mei
Berssenbrugge, Cecilia Vicuña, Latasha Natasha Nevada Diggs, Camille
Roy, Nicole Brossard, Abigail Child, Norma Cole, Lydia Davis, Gail
Scott, Renee Gladman, Rachel Blau Duplessis, Marcella Durand and Lila
Zemborain along with nearly 100 other experimental and hybrid women
writers. The curators promote work that is explicitly experimental,
connects with other art forms, and is political/critical in content.
Alongside the readings, Belladonna* supports its artists by publishing
commemorative chaplets of their work on the night of the event. Please
contact us (Erica Kaufman, Rachel Levitsky, Sina Queyras et al) at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a catalog and be placed on our list.
Martha Oatis pointing out the dilemma that it was hard to know whether to be really silly or serious and respectful...and the evening displaying both tendencies.
A lot of fucking, actually. That word was frequently and joyously used. It made me realize how seldom one usually hears about it across the poetry spectrum...
Eileen Myles giving a wonderful, charismatic reading which included some hilarious found poems from her girlfriend's answering machine.
Brenda Iijima's loud tie, and the poem she read that evoked a heartbreaking pathos of otherness within textuality: "I am here, and I love you..." As in what is "here," and who is "you"? Absolutely gorgeous.
EDITED BY CA Conrad kari Edwards Paul Foster Johnson Erica Kaufman Jack Kimball Tim Peterson and Stacy Szymaszek
Kazim Ali Antler John Ashbery Micah Ballard Jeffrey Beam Jen Benka Mark Bibbins Gregg Biglieri Julian T. Brolaski Nicole Brossard Brandon Brown Regie Cabico David Cameron Guillermo Castro Abigail Child Allison Cobb Sean Cole Jen Coleman Kyle Conner Dennis Cooper Cori Copp Jim Cory Phil Crippen Del Ray Cross Rachel Daley Almitra David Tim Dlugos John Mercuri Dooley Sarah Dowling Michael Tod Edgerton kari edwards Joe Elliot Maria Fama Michael Farrell Corrine Fitzpatrick Alex Gildzen Guillermo Gómez-Peña Alexandra Grilikhes E. Tracy Grinnell Nada Gordon Chris Gullo Jeremy Halinen Rob Halpern Julia Hastain Hassen Jen Hofer Yuri Hospodar Brenda Iijima and Stacy Szymaszek Mytili Jagannathan Paolo Javier and Ernest Concepcion Stephen Jonas Jeffrey Jullich Anne Kaier Amanda Katz Vincent Katz Candace Kaucher Erica Kaufman Eric Keenaghan Kevin Killian Jack Kimball and Tim Peterson Amy King Wayne Koestenbaum Bill Kushner Susan Landers Gerrit Lansing Rachel Levitsky Lori Lubeski Ben Malkin Filip Marinovich Tim Martin Janet Mason Farid Matuk Edric Mesmer Thomas Meyer Cathleen Miller Eileen Myles Sawako Nakayasu Tenney Nathanson Chris Nealon Martha Oatis Jeni Olin Akilah Oliver Ashraf Osman Ronald Palmer Stephen Potter kathryn l. pringle Austin Publicover Sina Queyras Camille Roy Trish Salah Jocelyn Saidenberg David Shapiro Nathaniel Siegel Cedar Sigo Jack Spicer Christina Strong Roberto Tejada Karl Tierney Jay Thomas David Trinidad Tony Towle John Tyson Stephen Vincent Alli Warren Jonathan Williams Stephanie Young Rachel Zolf Magdalena Zurawski Jason Zuzga
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Thanks to everyone who helped make this possible!
Don't forget: the NY Release Party and Reading on Saturday happens at 8 PM at the Bowery Poetry Club.
A Philadelphia release party and reading is also in the works; more info soon.