rob mclennan’s Jacket2 commentaries:

the first twenty of my ‘commentaries,’ under the header ‘Notes on Canadian poetry’
(averaging twice a week throughout January, February and March)
are now online at Jacket2 magazine:

- A short interview with Sandra Ridley

- Emily Carr: three new poems

- A short interview with Mark Goldstein

- Shannon Maguire: three new poems

- Marcus McCann: two new [ … ]

Scientistic Poem: “‘Gavagai’ and ‘Rabbits’”

It is important to think of what prompts the native’s assent to ‘Gavagai?’ as stimulations and not rabbits.

Stimulation can remain the same though the rabbit be supplanted by a counterfeit.

conversely, stimulation can vary in its power to prompt assent to ‘Gavagai’ because of variations

in angle, lighting, and [ … ]

March 5th & 6th, TRANCE: 2015 CUNY Graduate Center ESA Conference

Dear all,

Join us at the Graduate Center on March 5th and 6th for panels, conversations, performances, and workshops at Trance: the 2015 CUNY Graduate Center ESA Conference. Trance not only challenges Enlightenment models of knowledge production, but also forces us to navigate extra-linguistic experience, thus challenging language as epistemological ground. Questions abound: is trance out-of-body [ … ]

A question on Leslie Scalapino’s “leg, a play”

Hello, all,

The book in which Leslie Scalapino’s play “leg” was published, Crowd and not evening or light (O Books / Sun & Moon Press, 1992), states , rather tersely :

“The play leg was performed by the Poets Theater”

and nothing else.

Would anyone have more information on this : when the play was produced, who directed it, played [ … ]

Help Fund Boog City 100 and 9th Annual Fest Program

Please forward
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Hey everybody,

I’m writing this because we need your help to make the physical issue of
Boog City number 100 and the program for the Welcome to Boog City 9
festival realities.

Boog City 100 will contain coverage of independent writers and artists in
our art, film, music, poetry, printed matter, and small press departments.

Boog [ … ]

Touch the Donkey supplement #19: seven questions for Kirsten Kaschock

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #20: seven questions for Kirsten Kaschock
http://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2015/02/ttd-supplement-20-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #19: eight questions for Nikki Sheppy
http://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2015/02/ttd-supplement-19-eight-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #18: seven questions for Jessica Smith
http://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2015/02/ttd-supplement-18-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #17: eight questions for Stan Rogal
http://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2015/01/ttd-supplement-17-eight-questions-for.html

The fourth issue is still available, with new poems by Maureen Alsop, [ … ]

New Swirl Mag online chapbook

@

http://issuu.com/swirlmag/docs/of_you

+ an excerpt from the Editors’ blog:

“i’m happy to announce that swirl editions has

published Of You by Maxwell Clark.

he submitted it before i set the unnegotiable limit of 50 pages for e-books

but i think i would have made an exception anyway because i really like the

baroque wildness of it

these were the 4 e-books waiting [ … ]

One week until Dodie Bellamy’s online workshop

Class runs: February 28th, 2015 / 1-4pm CST
Location: online at the Chicago School of Poetics
Student/educator pricing available.

Description:
The Beating of Our Hearts: Embodiment and the Turn to Content. With all the intense political realities bombarding us these days, many experimental poets are directly expressing overt content. This prose workshop/seminar will explore one path [ … ]

Loose Change Is Live and Reading Submissions

Loose Change Is Live and Reading Submissions through March 15

 

Loose Change 5.1 is live! Featuring work by Pam Brown, Bruce Covey, Clare Louise Harmon, Timothy Liu, Matthew Nye, Coco Owen, D. A. Powell, Marthe Reed, Joanna Ruocco, Donna Stonecipher, Megan Volpert, Keith Waldrop, Mark Young, and many others.

 

We are reading submissions in all categories for issue [ … ]

Another Scientistic Poem

in a saucer filled with a concentrated

solution of nitrate of potassa,

i placed horizontally a flat polished

piece of white marble, & upon the middle

LIKE or AS

of the marble a common half-dollar,

with its reverse in contact with the marble,

& having a [ … ]

On Writing #53 : David Dowker

On Writing #53 : David Dowker: Micropoetics, or the Decoherence of Connectionism

http://www.ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2015/02/on-writing-53-david-dowker.html

coming up: Julie Joosten, Anne Fleming + Sarah Burgoyne,

also: Touch the Donkey supplement #19: eight questions for Nikki Sheppy
http://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2015/02/ttd-supplement-19-eight-questions-for.html

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Tuesday poem #98 : Lina ramona Vitkauskas

Tuesday poem #98 : Lina ramona Vitkauskas : The Four Postmen of the Apocalypse

http://www.dusie.blogspot.ca/2015/02/tuesday-poem-98-lina-ramona-vitkauskas.html

coming up: Nikki Sheppy, N.W. Lea + Barbara Henning

also: Touch the Donkey supplement #19: eight questions for Nikki Sheppy
http://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2015/02/ttd-supplement-19-eight-questions-for.html

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announcing: VERSeFest 2015, March 24 – 29, 2015 (Ottawa)

The schedule for our fourth annual poetry festival, VERSeFest, is now online!

Readers to this year’s festival include Alessandra Naccarato, Amanda Earl, Anne Compton,
Anthony Bansfield, Arleen Paré, Armand Ruffo, Artemysia Fragiskapof, bill bissett,
Claire Caldwell, dalton derkson, Daphne Marlatt, Deanna Young, Dennis Cooley, Eric Charlebois,
El Jones, Emily McRae, Emma Blue, [ … ]

Touch the Donkey supplement #19: eight questions for Nikki Sheppy

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #19: eight questions for Nikki Sheppy
http://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2015/02/ttd-supplement-19-eight-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #18: seven questions for Jessica Smith
http://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2015/02/ttd-supplement-18-seven-questions-for.html

and: TtD supplement #17: eight questions for Stan Rogal
http://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2015/01/ttd-supplement-17-eight-questions-for.html

The fourth issue is still available, with new poems by Maureen Alsop, Stan Rogal,
Laura Mullen, Jessica Smith, Lise Downe, [ … ]

DAVID CAMERON: A THEATRE OF KNIFE-SONGS

David Cameron, British Prime Minister, is now also a theatre of knife songs. Shit Valley announces the publication of Lisa Jeschke & Lucy Beynon’s DAVID CAMERON. Watch them perform it here:

Buy the text for £2.50, €5, or
$4, shipping included, here: http://shitvalley.tumblr.com. If you have no
money, get in touch and we’ll send you free [ … ]

Tuesday poem #97 : Lola Lemire Tostevin

Tuesday poem #97 : Lola Lemire Tostevin : BeHeaded

http://www.dusie.blogspot.ca/2015/02/tuesday-poem-97-lola-lemire-tostevin.html

coming up: Lina ramona Vitkauskas, Nikki Sheppy + N.W. Lea,

also: Touch the Donkey supplement #18 : seven questions for Jessica Smith
http://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2015/02/ttd-supplement-18-seven-questions-for.html

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