Tuesday poem #200 : Daphne Marlatt

Tuesday poem #200 : Daphne Marlatt : austral light


coming up: CAConrad, Sarah Dowling + Sara Renee Marshall

also: Amanda Earl on Sandra Ridley at many gendered mothers


furthermore: recent above/ground press chapbooks by Kyle Flemmer,

philip miletic, Geoffrey Young, Jason Christie, Carrie Hunter and John Barton


AWP 2017 off-site reading for Posit, Prelude, Inter/rupture, & Bone Bouquet

Going to AWP? Don’t miss this reading hosted by Posit, Prelude, Inter/rupture, and Bone Bouquet! Featuring Rae Armantrout, G.C. Waldrep, Amy King, Catherine Blauvelt, Armando Jaramillo Garcia, Lindsay Turner, Sarah Sarai, Laura Jaramillo, Dominique Salas, Eloisa Amezcua, Lucian Mattison, and Caroline Crew. [ … ]

new from above/ground press: ASTRAL PROJECTION, by Kyle Flemmer

Kyle Flemmer

[https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-JD9WK3F3Ngc/WIzx5wYOqJI/AAAAAAAAXB8/MH-izD91zssxKiRzoxdxvNNeoR1SecqagCLcB/s400/DSC04611.JPG]published in Ottawa by above/ground press
January 2017
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Kyle Flemmer


is an author, editor, and publisher from Calgary, Canada. Kyle founded The Blasted Tree Publishing Company in 2014, a small press and community of emerging Canadian artists. He graduated from Concordia University in [ … ]

Narrative Live-House Dance-Narrative-Voice Poetry With Jesse Glass AND UGADUB in TOKYO! LINK IS HERE!!!!

New narrative poetry in the style of CHARLES OLSON MEETS NARRATIVE MOTHRA: TWINS RESULT.  MANY THANKS!  HERE’S THE LINK:https://soundcloud.com/ugadub-427885321/sets/poetry-reading-session-of

Jesse Glass: Spoken words. David Hoenigman: Spoken words.

Lata Tap: Percussions. Kazuma Hyakutake: Synthesizers. Hiro Ugaya: Bass, samples and ambient sound.

The Small Machine Talks, Episode 9, Interview with Sarah MacDonell

Episode 9 – Interview with Sarah MacDonell

The Clock Tower Pub, January 25, 2017



We discuss Sarah’s chapbook “The Lithium Body” published by In/Words Press, her collaboration with American artist Evy Borkan, large and small geologies, the relationship with language, what it’s like working with editor, a.m. kozak. Sarah talks about the way the work is a [ … ]

New Mudlark: Alam/Ghalib

New and On View: Mudlark Flash No. 109 (2017)

Ash’aar: Selected Verses from Ghalib
Translated by M. Shahid Alam

The poems of M. Shahid Alam and his translations of Ghalib have appeared in The Southern Review, The Kenyon Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, New Letters, Chicago Review, Notre Dame Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Paintbrush, Raritan, and Salamander among [ … ]

On Writing #121 : Jennifer Baker

On Writing #121 : Jennifer Baker : On Writing


coming up: Sean Braune, Susan Glickman + Sarah Cook,

oh, and: Tuesday poem #199 : Klara du Plessis : The poem is its own portrait


also: many gendered mothers : Nam-Chi Tran on Trinh T. Minh-ha

furthermore: rob mclennan interviews Geoffrey Young: recent [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks, Episode 8, Interview with Claire Farley

Please listen to the latest episode in the Small Machine Talks, a podcast that explores the poetry scene of Central Canada and beyond.


We talk to Claire Farley about her poetry and editing duties and the mandate for Canthius, a feminist magazine exclusive to women and nonbinary contributors. We discuss expansive and inclusive feminism. We talk [ … ]

Tuesday poem #199 : Klara du Plessis

Tuesday poem #199 : Klara du Plessis : The poem is its own portrait


coming up: Daphne Marlatt, CAConrad + Sarah Dowling,

also: many gendered mothers : Nam-Chi Tran on Trinh T. Minh-ha

furthermore: rob mclennan interviews Geoffrey Young: recent above/ground press poet
& editor/publisher of the late lamented poetry publisher The Figures

Shakespeare, or not ?


The word “playwright” was not corrupted from the strange notion of
“play-write,” or any other such oddity. The word “playwright” is a
parallel of “shipwright,” “millwright,” “cartwright,” “metalwright,”
“wheelwright,” etc. The word “wright” connects with “wrought” and not with
“write”! A playwright *makes* a play; a playwright does not necessarily
*write* a [ … ]

Advertise in Welcome to Boog City 10.5 Festival Program

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This is our annual Presidents’ Day Weekend festival. Here is the full
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Sat. Feb. 4-Submit ad and make PayPal payment

Sat. Feb. 11-Issue PDF to be uploaded [ … ]

The new ebook from Argotist Ebooks is “The O and The Owl” by Leanne Bridgewater

The new ebook from Argotist Ebooks is “The O and The Owl” by Leanne Bridgewater


An eco-sound-poem in 50 parts

“The O and The Owl” is about a play on letter ‘o’ and the ‘owl’ as a word, phonically, but also metaphorically: environment; animal instinct; nature. We have become so dependent on having to know what everything [ … ]

New Chapbook from Moria Books/Locofo Chaps: A Continuum of Force

A Continuum of Force, by Francesco Levato, is a documentary poetics project that examines the material implications of Latin American otherness as constructed through U.S. policy, specifically via the erasure of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Use of Force Policy, Guidelines and Procedures Handbook—a set of policies that discursively constructs a criminalized other while [ … ]

New Mudlark: Susan Kelly-DeWitt

New and On View: Mudlark Poster No. 141 (2017)

Tectonics | Poems
by Susan Kelly-DeWitt

Susan Kelly-DeWitt is the author of Spider Season (Cold River Press, 2016), The Fortunate Islands (Marick Press, 2008), and nine previous small press collections and online chapbooks. Her work has appeared in many anthologies and in print and online journals at home and [ … ]

Tuesday poem #198 : Alexandra Oliver

Tuesday poem #198 : Alexandra Oliver : Hollywood. North.


coming up: Klara du Plessis, Daphne Marlatt + CAConrad,

also: many gendered mothers: essays on influence


furthermore: Touch the Donkey #12: now available,


subsequently: i answered Amanda Earl’s “The DevilHouse Six” questions:


new from above/ground press: THIRTY-THREE, by Geoffrey Young

Geoffrey Young


The quotidian intoxication of my style
Favors gesture over statement
Mixed diction over simplicity, shifting tone over
Monochrome. Dream bits, bare fact, and touches

Of the bizarre enliven my style as it opens
To whimsy’s breeze and fury’s despair,
Landing the first blow. Delicate as skin
When touched, it remains [ … ]

Erasing the Inauguration: A Free Online Political Poetry Workshop

In this moment of emboldened racism, misogyny, homophobia, and xenophobia, I believe it crucial that our work as poets be socially conscious and politically engaged. To that end, I am starting a series of free online workshops where we will explore the writing of poetry as an act of resistance, of disobedience, and of rebellion. [ … ]

New Issue of Talisman (Just Out)

Please take a look at the new Talisman:

talismanmag.net (talisman magnet)

Special Section on George Quasha
edited by Burt Kimmelman
​George Quasha, “Not Even Rabbits Go Down This Hole / preverbs”
​George Quasha, drawings from the *Dakini-Duende Series*
Vyt Bakaitis, “A Few Words for George Quasha and *poetry is (Speaking
William Benton, “Two Handed Transcendence”
Edward [ … ]

Touch the Donkey : twelfth issue,

The twelfth issue is now available, with new poems by Gil McElroy, Colin Smith,
Nathaniel G. Moore, David Buuck, Kate Greenstreet, Kate Hargreaves, Shazia Hafiz Ramji,
Erín Moure and Sarah Swan.

Seven dollars (includes shipping). Take a bow, sugar beet.


Copies of the first eleven issues are still available. As are subscriptions!

Over the next [ … ]



There was a mistake on the web-page for the Plonsker Prize.

That mistake has now been corrected.

The *genre* for the 2017 Plonsker Prize will *be* *poetry* and *not*

Only the first 200 submissions will be considered, so apply early!

They will close submissions once they reach 200.

So there is no need to inquire as to the total [ … ]

the launch of ottawater #13: Ottawa’s annual poetry pdf journal

Ottawa’s annual pdf poetry journal
edited by rob mclennan

Come out to the launch of the thirteenth issue of ottawater, featuring new writing by Susan J. Atkinson, Jennifer Baker, Meagan Black, Ronnie R. Brown, Faizal Deen, Amanda Earl, Adele Graf, a.m. kozak, Sarah McDonell, rob mclennan, Alcofribas Nasier II, Pearl Pirie, Nicholas Power, [ … ]

new from above/ground press: random_lines = random.choice, by Jason Christie (ITEM #800!

random_lines = random.choice
Jason Christie

# encumbrance at dawn

gravel with snow on top.

bridge – bridge – i want
language language language.

Image expressing
Through amber Snow

bridge – abridge – i want
music to introduce a baby

With a story about a
simple path, a relationship

to objects, friends huddled
close, closing soon a season
for music, you let [ … ]

AngelHousePress – Episode 7 of the Small Machine Talks

AngelHousePress presents a new episode of The Small Machine Talks with a.m.kozak and Amanda Earl and special guest, Claire Farley


Episode 7, The Small Machine Talks, recorded Sunday, January 8, 2017 with a.m. kozak, Amanda Earl and special guest, Claire Farley

0.00 INTRODUCTION: We welcome Claire Farley, who we will interview in the next episode. We discuss [ … ]