First off, here is a list of upcoming events at Poetry Project in NY.
Monday, October 12, 8 PM
Richard Deming & Dmitry Golynko
Richard Deming is a poet and a theorist who works on the philosophy of
literature. His poems have appeared in such places as Sulfur, Field, Indiana
Review, and The Nation, as well as Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to
the Present. He is the author of Let¹s Not Call It Consequence (Shearsman
Books), winner of the 2009 Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry
Society of America. About Let¹s Not Call It Consequence Susan Howe has
written, ³Deming restlessly calculates the split between promised and actual
experience. The poems in his impressive new collection balance at an edge of
danger syntax can only shadow.² Currently a lecturer at Yale University, he
is also the author of Listening on All Sides: Toward an Emersonian Ethics of
Reading (Stanford University Press).
Dmitry Golynko was born in 1969, in Leningrad, USSR. He currently lives in
St. Petersburg, Russia where he is a poet, scholar in Visual Ethics and
Biopolitics, and a literary and art critic. He is also a scientific
researcher at the Russian Institute of Arts History in St. Petersburg. In
2004-2005 Golynko was a visiting professor in Cheongju University¹s Slavic
Department in South Korea. He is a member of Moscow Art Magazine editorial
board and a professor at the University of Film and Television Studies (St.
Peterburg, Russia). His books of poetry include Homo Scribens (St.
Petersburg, Borey-Art,1994), Directory (Moscow, Kolonna Publications, 2001),
Concrete Doves (Moscow, New Literary Review, 2003), and As It Turned Out
(New York, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008). In to addition poetry, Golynko
regularly publishes essays on contemporary literary process and cultural
phenomena. In February, 2005 Golynko was writer-in-residence at
Literarischer Colloqium in Berlin, Germany. In September 2007 he was an
award-winning writer at CEC ArtsLink-Open World program. He is a CEC
ArtsLink Fellow for 2009, CEU (Budapest) Fellow for 2010, and DAAD (Berlin)
Artist-in-Residence for 2010-2011. Golynko¹s poems and essays have been
translated into English, German, French, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Swedish
Wednesday, October 14, 8 PM
Anne Waldman: Collaborative Works
Anne Waldman has been an active member of the international ³outrider²
experimental poetry community for several decades as writer, sprechstimme
performer, professor, editor, magpie scholar, infra-structure and
cultural/political activist. This evening she will be joined by frequent
collaborators Ambrose Bye, Steven Taylor, Douglas Dunn and Akilah Oliver.
Waldman grew up on Macdougal Street in Greenwich Village where she still
lives, and bi-furcated to Boulder, Colorado in 1974 when she co-founded The
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics with Allen Ginsberg at Naropa
University, the first Buddhist inspired school in the West. She currently
serves as Artistic Director of its celebrated Summer Writing Program.
Waldman is the author of over 40 books of poetry including Kill or Cure,
Marriage: A Sentence, Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble, and
Manatee/Humanity (2009) (all published under the Penguin Poets imprint), as
well as Fast Speaking Woman (City Lights) and the Iovis trilogy (Coffee
House Press). She is editor of The Beat Book (Shambhala Publication) and
co-editor of The Angel Hair Anthology (Granary Books), Civil Disobediences:
Poetics and Politics in Action ( Coffee House) and Beats at Naropa (Coffee
House, 2009 ). Her work has been published in translation into books in
French, Italian, Spanish, Czech, German and Chinese. She has been a student
of Buddhism since 1962, and an ambassador for the ³public space² revival of
poetry, appearing on stages from Berlin to Bombay to Beijing. She has been
instrumental in encouraging poetry projects world-wide and has helped
organize programs in Vienna and Indonesia. She has also collaborated with
artists Elizabeth Murray, Richard Tuttle, Donna Dennis and Pat Steir as well
as filmmaker Ed Bowes.
Ambrose Bye is the composer, musician and producer for/of the CD ³Matching
Half² with Anne Waldman & Akilah Oliver (Farfalla McMillen Parrish 2009). He
also composed the music & produced ³The Eye of The Falcon² with Anne
Waldman. Visit his MySpace page
Steven Taylor is a poet, musician and ethnomusicologist. He is the author of
False Prophet: Field Notes from the Punk Underground (Wesleyan University
Press, 2003). He has toured and recorded with Allen Ginsberg, Kenward
Elmslie, the Fugs.
Douglas Dunn is a dancer and choreographer. Visit his company Douglas Dunn
and Dancers at douglasdunndance.com
Poet Akilah Oliver¹s latest book is A Toast in the House of Friends (Coffee
House Press, 2009). She currently lives and teaches in Brooklyn.
And we¹re cosponsoring this event with POETS HOUSE:
Friday, October 16, 7 PM at POETS HOUSE
Living in Advance: A Tribute to David Bromige
This evening celebrates the life and work of poet David Bromige (1933-2009),
who was born in London, grew up in Canada, and arrived in 1962 in Northern
California, where he spent the rest of his life, teaching and writing more
than forty books of poetry. Readers include Charles Bernstein, Corina Copp,
Rachel Levitsky, Bob Perelman, Nick Piombino, Ron Silliman, Gary Sullivan,
Geoffrey Young & others.
Please note that this event will take place at Poets House
<http://www.poetshouse.org/> in Battery Park City.
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Over the past week I have seen a number of calls for submissions attached are a few of the more interesting.
Gov’t Issue is currently seeking poetry and essays. Please send all
materials to firstname.lastname@example.org
Government Issue publishes a selection of reprints, found pieces, lyric
prose, art, reviews, and interviews. Founded in Philadelphia in October
2008, it is the bellwether for American lives after the economic collapse.
Helix Literary Magazine, a perfect bound letter-press journal, is accepting submissions for both Fall and Spring issues. Deadline for the Fall is October 15th– anything submitted after that date will be considered for the Spring issue. Send work as an ATTACHED document to HELIXMAGAZINE@GMAIL.COM. We accept all literary genres with a focus in poetry, non-fiction, and fiction, as well as any and all art that lends itself to print publication.
Fence is pleased to announce that from now until October 30th you can submit Poetry, Fiction, and Other through our handy Submission Manager. We are, as previously stated, no longer open for long stretches, so get in there now, but we’ll open again for a month in the spring if you don’t have anything right now that you think is really right.
dandelion magazine is taking submissions for issue 35 number 2, “the sexual
politics of meat.” The theme of this issue is inspired by Carol J. Adam’s
theory of “the sexual politics of meat” in her provocative book the of the
same title (published in 1990).
In this issue, we are looking for works that sketch, hypothesize, challenge,
elaborate, query, and otherwise address unexpected juxtapositions between
the human and the animal and amongst sex, politics, and meat. What, we
invite you to consider, are the historic, gender, race, and class
implications of meat culture? How has the consumption of meat shaped our
contemporary human cultures? How, by extension, has the consumption of meat
shaped our notions of what it means to be humans? &, as a consequence, what
it means to be men & women? How does the language of meat bleed into the
vocabulary of gender, & vice versa?
We are particularly interested in what innovative thinkers, writers, &
artists have to say about the relatings (or lack thereof) amongst sex,
politics, and meat. How, by pushing language to increasingly expressive
limits, can innovative texts intervene in the discourse of gender and food?
How can innovative literatures articulate an alternative to meat culture as
portrayed in the mass media?
*dandelion* publishes both critical and creative work and has, historically,
been interested in writing that challenges (or otherwise ignores) generic
expectations. It is the oldest literary magazine in Western Canada and is
dedicated to publishing a diverse selection of writing by established and
emerging writers from Canada and abroad.
Submission deadline is Dec 1st, 2009. The issue is slated to be published in
late February 2010.
Email submissions are preferable, as a single attachment, with your last
name and “sexual politics of meat” in the subject line, to
Not a call for submissions, but an interesting little concept.
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING?!?
well whatever it is, be sure to tune out and tune into poetryTV!:
a new reading platform for writers, hosted at unnameable books, in
*the first episode
on october 18th
at 6:30 EST
features live broadcasts from:
danny snelson (philly)
justin katko (cambridge, uk)
and ed steck (pittsburgh)
which will be projected onto the walls of the glorious backyard at
unnameable books all evening!
and be sure to join us:
at 6:30pm EST
at unnameable books//600 vanderbilt ave./brooklyn, ny
see you soon!