2016 – thank you

Thanks to everyone who took part in 2016: all who sent poems and shared the work via social media, blogs and e-mails or commented on the work. Thanks to rob mclennan for the feature in OpenBookToronto. And huge thanks and appreciation to this year’s contributors:

Gary Barwin (Canada), Jason Christie, (Canada), michèle provost (Canada), [ … ]

Emendations: Cheltenham, Cheltenham Elegies/Keats’ Odal Cycle: Open Library

Emendations have been made to the Open Library pages both for the ’12 Blazevox print book Cheltenham and for the ’15 Gyan Books chap Cheltenham Elegies/Keats’ Odal Cycle, which include separate editions and means to read them.

Adam Fieled

Neil Flowers on Northern Comfort (Commoners’ Press, 1973)

Neil Flowers on the anthology Northern Comfort (Commoners’ Press, 1973)
Neil transcribed and edited the public poetry reading that became the anthology Northern Comfort (Ottawa, ON: Commoners’ Press, 1973), an edited transcript of “a reading of poetry by various people, given in the back yard of the Victoria Hotel 18 Murray Street, the [ … ]

Tuesday poem #160 : Mairéad Byrne,

Tuesday poem #160 : Mairéad Byrne : Was it dreary

coming up: Amy Bagwell, Jamie Sharpe + Aaron Kreuter,

also: On Writing #92 : Ashley-Elizabeth Best
also: Touch the Donkey supplement #51 : seven questions for Stephen Collis: [ … ]

On Writing #92 : Ashley-Elizabeth Best,

On Writing #92 : Ashley-Elizabeth Best : The Hard Remainder
coming up: lars palm, Valerie Coulton + Claudia Coutu Radmore,

also: Touch the Donkey supplement #51 : seven questions for Stephen Collis:

Touch the Donkey supplement #51: seven questions for Stephen Collis

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #51: seven questions for Stephen Collis
The ninth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal) is now available, Stephen Collis, Laura Sims, Paul Zits, Eric Schmaltz, Gregory Betts, Anne Boyer, Sarah Cook and François Turcot (trans. Erín Moure). watch the blog over the next few weeks for [ … ]

d.a. levy-palooza 3 extravaganza. Event Sun., Issue Now!


This Sun is d.a. levy-palooza 3, where we honor the late Cleveland
poet-publisher d.a. levy by focusing on three killer non-NYC small presses.

The online pdf of the d.a. levy-palooza 3 issue of Boog City, issue 106
Part I, is now available (Pt. II online next week). You can read it at:

And the event [ … ]

Call for Work: Boog Fest’s Poets’ Theater

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Call for Work:

Boog Poets Theater

Sun. Aug. 7, 2016, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

On Day 3 of the 10th annual Welcome to Boog City Poetry, Music, and Theater

Sidewalk Cafe
94 Avenue A
New York City

Open reading period for submissions of plays.

New playwrights / underrepresented voices encouraged, all welcome.

Pieces should be no more than 15 minutes [ … ]

above/ground press backlist: (part eight)‏‏‏‏‏‏

Given the above/ground press archive is together for the first time, I’ve been digging through boxes and discovering titles I thought either completely out-of-print or very close. It was suggested to me that perhaps I should start offering various titles to the public, simply to see what might appeal (I emailed seven prior lists out [ … ]

FW: Inaugural $400 prize for emerging writers (May deadline)

Good afternoon,
This spring, thanks to the incredible support of publishers and literary organizations across Canada, we were able to launch our very first prize for emerging writers. With just over two weeks left until our May 6 deadline, we’re hoping you might be interested in helping us spread the word!

We are awarding six prizes [ … ]

Aspects of Strangers, new book by Piotr Gwiazda

Piotr Gwiazda’s new book of poems Aspects of Strangers is now out from
Moria Books:

Part meditation on public intimacy, part dystopian vision, part
poet-critic’s journal, this book explores the notion of strangeness in the
material spaces of urban life and within the self. Aspects of Strangers has
recently been included among six top 2015 [ … ]

Tuesday poem #159 : Kemeny Babineau

Tuesday poem #159 : Kemeny Babineau : Fragment(n)ations
coming up: Mairéad Byrne, Amy Bagwell + Jamie Sharpe,

also: Oscar Martens interviews rob mclennan:
furthermore: above/ground press backlist/rarities list #6:
and beyond that: On Writing #91 : A.J. Levin:

New Mudlark: Samn Stockwell

New and On View: Mudlark Flash No. 101 (2016)

by Samn Stockwell

Samn Stockwell has been widely and well published. Her two books, Theater of Animals and Recital, won the National Poetry Series and the Editor’s Prize at Elixir, respectively. Recent work of hers has appeared in Salamander and Poetry Daily. She has an M.F.A. from Warren [ … ]

April 20-23: Bernadette Mayer in Chicago + Milwaukee

Wednesday, April 20 @ 6pmReading: Bernadette Mayer
at University of Chicago’s Regenstein Library
1100 East 57th Street, Room 122*Free event, facebook page here
Thursday, April 21 @ 12pm
Talk: Bernadette Mayer with Jennifer Karmin + Stephanie Anderson
at the Poetry Foundation, 61 West Superior Street 
*Free event, facebook page here

Friday, April 22 @ 7pmReading: Bernadette Mayer + [ … ]