Word For/Word Issue 27

I’m pleased to announce that Word For/Word #27 is online at

www.wordforword.info.

Issue 27 features new poetry by

Katie Hibner, John Gallaher and Kristina Marie Darling, Elizabeth Witte, Jeff Harrison, Anne Gorrick, Matthew Cooperman, W. Scott Howard, Christopher Mulrooney, Michael Broder, Arpine Konyalian Grenier, and Tom Hibbard,

plus new visual work by

Marco Giovenale, Adam Golaski, Andrew Topel, Scott Helmes, [ … ]

Pre-order: Bernadette Mayer & Jennifer Karmin / The Sexual Organs of the IRS

The Sexual Organs of the IRS & Other Poems
by Bernadette Mayer and Jennifer Karmin
Collaborative poetry by Bernadette Mayer and Jennifer Karmin conceived and written together in East Nassau, NY from 2009-2014.  Sections of their project are based on the 3:15 Experiment, a yearly collaborative-consciousness writing experiment exploring hypnagogic and hypnopompic sleep/dream states. In [ … ]

On Writing #86 : Jani Krulc

On Writing #86 : Jani Krulc : Practice, practice: On writing and yoga
http://www.ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2016/02/on-writing-86-jani-krulc.html
coming up: Ken Norris, Lillian Necakov + Alice Zorn,

also: Touch the Donkey supplement #47 : seven questions for damian lopeshttp://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2016/02/ttd-supplement-47-seven-questions-for.html
furthermore: Tuesday poem #151 : Laura Simshttp://www.dusie.blogspot.ca/2016/02/tuesday-poem-151-laura-sims-bomb.html
alternately: rob’s newest chapbook, Four Stories (Apostrophe Press)

Touch the Donkey supplement #47: seven questions for damian lopes

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #47: seven questions for damian lopeshttp://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2016/02/ttd-supplement-47-seven-questions-for.html
also: TtD supplement #46: seven questions for Pete Smithhttp://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2016/02/ttd-supplement-46-seven-questions-for.html
TtD supplement #45: seven questions for Billy Mavreashttp://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2016/02/ttd-supplement-45-seven-questions-for.html
TtD supplement #44: seven questions for Mary Kasimorhttp://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2016/01/ttd-supplement-44-seven-questions-for.html
The eighth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal) is [ … ]

new from above/ground press: panpiped pa nacea / панацея, ten poems by Yuri Izdryk, trans. Roman Ivashkiv and Erín Moure

panpiped panacea / панацея, ten poems by Yuri Izdryk
translated from the Ukrainian by Roman Ivashkiv and Erín Moure
$4synopsis

to close this world like a book half-read
where the author clings to a cumbersome plot
where hordes of heroes are sold at a discount
where the heroes’ sorrow is elevated to the imperative
where [ … ]

University of Alberta writersresidence: a reading/conference and new chapbook of short fiction,

In 2015-16 the Writer-in-Residence Program at the University of Alberta celebrates its 40th year of existence. This is the longest lasting program of its kind in Canada, and to honour that achievement in March this year, they are holding a three-day gathering of former writers-in-residence from across Canada (including me!).
March 3-5, 2016 ; Edmonton [ … ]

Call for Submissions!

UPSTAIRS AT DUROC, the literary journal published in Paris, France, seeks submissions for its Issue #17. We publish English-language poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and translations. We are especially interested in experimental forms, cross-genre work, prose poems and flash fiction. Standalone excerpts from longer works will also be considered. Submit no more than 5 poems, or [ … ]

Touch the Donkey supplement #46: seven questions for Pete Smith

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #46: seven questions for Pete Smithhttp://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2016/02/ttd-supplement-46-seven-questions-for.html
also: TtD supplement #45: seven questions for Billy Mavreashttp://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2016/02/ttd-supplement-45-seven-questions-for.html
TtD supplement #44: seven questions for Mary Kasimorhttp://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2016/01/ttd-supplement-44-seven-questions-for.html
The eighth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal) is now available, with new poems by Mary Kasimor, Billy Mavreas, [ … ]

new from Burning Deck

MICHAEL DONHAUSER
OF THINGS
Translated from the German by Andrew Joron and Nick Hoff
Poetry, 128 pages, offset, smyth-sewn
ISBN 978-1-936194-20-9. Original paperback, $14
Publication date: February 15, 2016

A thicket, a manure pile, a marigold, gravel, a tomato, a cypress — award-winning Austrian poet Michael Donhauser engages in a “close reading” of natural things. [ … ]

Announcing Versefest 2016 : Ottawa’s premiere poetry festival,

Six days, sixty poets, one festival. Celebrating written poetry and spoken word in English and French, VF ’16 brings you some of the most exciting poets on the planet. Twenty stellar showcases will present a range of talent from across Canada, Iceland, Ireland, Armenia, and Norway!
Amal El-Mohtar, Amy Iliza, Andre Duhaime, Anne Boyer, Annie [ … ]

The Factory Reading Series @ VERSeFest: Anne Boyer + Ben Ladouceur, March 19, 2016!

The Factory Reading Series
as part of the sixth annual VERSeFest poetry festival presents:

The Factory Reading Series Lecture Series, two talks and readings by:

Anne Boyer (Kansas City)
Ben Ladouceur (Ottawa)

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Saturday, March 19, 2016
FREE ADMISSION!
1pm at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar St. Ottawa
check the VERSeFest link for the [ … ]

U of Alberta writersresidence interviews: Maria Campbell

My interview with University of Alberta writer-in-residence Maria Campbell(1979-1980) is now online:
http://www.robmclennan.blogspot.ca/2016/02/u-of-alberta-writers-in-residence.html
For the sake of the fortieth anniversary of the writer-in-residence program (the longest lasting of its kind in Canada) at the University of Alberta, I have taken it upon myself to interview as many former University of Alberta writers-in-residence as [ … ]

new from above/ground press: snake charmers : a cycle of twenty poems, by Kristjana Gunnars

snake charmers : a cycle of twenty poems
Kristjana Gunnars
$4
liturgy of hours

a life where every moment has an Office
a duty just for this small measure of time

the placing of an olive-green bowl next
to another olive-green bowl, next to another

zigzagging along a blank acacia-wood table
bells of brass hanging on their strings [ … ]

Tuesday poem #149 : Ashley-Elizabeth Best

Tuesday poem #149 : Ashley-Elizabeth Best : Vieux Carré, New Orleans
http://www.dusie.blogspot.ca/2016/02/tuesday-poem-149-ashley-elizabeth-best.html
coming up: Nelson Ball, Laura Sims + Cassidy McFazdean,

also: Touch the Donkey: seven questions for Billy Mavreashttp://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2016/02/ttd-supplement-45-seven-questions-for.html
furthermore: from Lamentations (above/ground press) by Robert Hogg,now available (as are 2016 subscriptions!):http://www.abovegroundpress.blogspot.ca/2016/02/new-from-aboveground-press-from.html

AngelHousePress Presents “Sum: World Maps” by Gil McElroy

“Sum: World Maps” by Gil McElroy

In “Sum: Word Maps,” Gil McElroy offers a systematic and creative form of (dis)organization of text into visual poems in analogy with living organisms in order to free text from meaning, metaphor and connotation.

http://angelhousepress.com/index.php?Essays

Thanks to Gil for his essay. I invite you to send me your essays, rants, manifestos, interviews, [ … ]

Issue 5 of Opon is live

Hi all, I’m honored to have new work in the current, absolutely beautiful issue of Opon. (http://opon.org/issue5/susan-lewis/) Also featuring the work of Caroline Klocksiem, Caroline Knapp, Lori Anderson Moseman, Meredith Stricker, and Jennifer Brakefield — brought to you by Brad Vogler.

I hope you’ll check it out!
-Susan [ … ]

Touch the Donkey supplement #45: seven questions for Billy Mavreas

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #45: seven questions for Billy Mavreashttp://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2016/02/ttd-supplement-45-seven-questions-for.html
also: TtD supplement #44: seven questions for Mary Kasimorhttp://www.touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2016/01/ttd-supplement-44-seven-questions-for.html
The eighth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal) is now available, with new poems by Mary Kasimor, Billy Mavreas, damian lopes, Pete Smith, Sonnet L’Abbé, Katie L. Price, a [ … ]

4325 Baltimore Avenue

The odal poem 4325 Baltimore Avenue, by American poet Adam Fieled, originally appeared in Colorado journal Many Mountains Moving in 2005. Here is the WAV file of Fieled reading the poem on Internet Archive and Audioboom, and the text itself on As/Is.

Thanks!
Adam [ … ]