Delaware Exhibition




Archives and Special Collections at The Morris Library of

the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware organized

“NEW ACQUISITIONS : AN EXHIBITION” from Thursday, 6 July 2017

through Friday, 15 September 2017. This was a Single-Case

Exhibition, on the first floor of The Morris Library,

and was curated by Alexander C. Johnston.


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 [ … ]



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 [ … ]

Archive & Survive !


“DIVISION LEAP” is a bookstore selling rare books & objects.

“DIVISION LEAP” is located in Portland, Oregon in the U.S.

“DIVISION LEAP” provides old surrealist poetry, & old situationist texts,
old concrete poetry, poetry of Lettrisme, artist books, and much more …

OREGON LIVE report concerning “Division Leap” …

“Division Leap” TUMBLR image(s) & word(s) …


Séamas [ … ]

Funding possibility


*Funding* possibilities for writers of innovative or postmodern or
experimental or avantgarde (etc.) work are few and far between !

I am pleased to announce the Plonsker Prize for emerging writers …

Submissions will be accepted beginning Sunday, 1 January 2017.

Resolve !

Prepare !

Regards to *all* !

Séamas Cain


The Hollow Crown



On Sunday, 11 December 2016 and Sunday, 18 December 2016, *PBS*, as a
“Great Performance,” broadcast the First Part and the Second Part of King
Henry VI on Masterpiece Theatre. The publicity for this production,
overseen by Rebecca Eaton for PBS, described it as a work by William
Shakespeare. Indeed, [ … ]

The Otter Memoir



Laurens Otter was a prominent activist in the Ban-the-Bomb Movement in
Britain during the late 1950s and early 1960s. Indeed, he was a strategist
and theoretician for *The Committee of 100* and *Polaris Action*. Mr.
Otter has now published a *Memoir* of his life and activism. I think it
will [ … ]



John M. Bennett.

Innovador, experimental y único

an essay by César Espinosa

an illustrative & pictorial essay in Spanish on the

work of the American visual-poet John M. Bennett

he is an innovator indeed !


Best regards,

Séamas Cain


The Plexus Cabinet


Paul Holman and Bridget Penney will be reading

from 6:30 p.m. onwards on “CULTURE NIGHT,” Friday,

16 September 2016, in the course of “The Cabinet of

the Solar Plexus” Exhibition at Gallery X,

65 William Street South, Dublin, Ireland.

This exhibition runs until 24 September 2016.


Please examine the work(s) of Penney and Holman here :



Cosmic meltdown


*Invitation to Book Launch*


by Máighréad Medbh

(a fantasy in verse)

published by Arlen House

available through Amazon and other outlets


Saturday, 3 September 2016, at 3:00 p.m.,

Pearse Street Library

on Pearse Street,

Dublin 2, Ireland


“This highly evolved verse novel, inspired by the flamboyancy of Pauline
Bewick’s visual art, operates on several levels, as a documentary of faces
which proffers [ … ]



The Folger Shakespeare Library, in partnership with the American Library
Association and the Cincinnati Museum Center, is touring an original copy
of “The First Folio” of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the United States in
2016. The Tweed Museum of Art (at the University of Minnesota in Duluth)
will be the only exhibition site in the [ … ]



“ART PAPERS” current issue is available …

Alan Sondheim describes *CONTAGIONS* (spatial, imaginary).

“In a visual and verbal essay, the poet/artist narrates his
work on human vitality at the edge of the virtual world.”



with text by Timothy P.A. Cooper

“The 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s UTOPIA leads London to try
mapping the theoretical nonplace in history, and [ … ]





1933 — 2016


A number of poets and artists gathered in the early afternoon of Saturday,
9 July 2016 at the hall of the Old Village Church on The Common in Newbury,
Vermont to participate in a ceremony to remember and celebrate the
uncompromising life and work of Ann McGarrell.

She was a [ … ]

Chard deNiord


On Friday, 29 July 2016, as part of the Woodstock Literary Festival, “
BOOKSTOCK” in Woodstock, Vermont, Chard deNiord, the Poet Laureate of
Vermont, will give two presentations.

At 10:00 a.m., as a Poetry Workshop at the Woodstock History Center,
deNiord will present “All Things Counter, Original, Spare, Strange.”

And at 1:00 p.m., with the same subject, [ … ]

Book Exhibition



On Thursday, 22 October 2015, the Rare Books & Manuscripts Center at OHIO
STATE UNIVERSITY in Columbus sponsored an exhibition of recent
acquisitions. This exhibition, beginning with “Preview Night” in the
Creighton Reading Room of Thompson Library, showcased old and new books
added to the RBMC collections on [ … ]

FLUXUS at The Block


Charlotte Moorman & the Avant-Garde
1960 – 1980

The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois,
is presenting a series of exhibitions, readings, and performances from now
through July 2016.

All events are free and open to the public!

Charlotte Moorman (1933 – 1991) was a groundbreaking, rule-bending artist,
musician, poet, and advocate for the [ … ]

Billy Collins & the Ballymaloe Poetry Prize




Dear friends of POETICS CHICAGO,

The Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize, at €10,000, is the highest
paying literary award in Ireland. It is administered by the personnel of
The Moth Magazine. It is sponsored and funded in part by the Ballymaloe
Cookery School and its various commercial products and services. The

Billy Collins & the Ballymaloe Prize

The Steven Barclay Agency :
Dear Kathryn Barcos, Associate Director,
It is my understanding that your Agency represents the poet Billy Collins.
Billy Collins is the judge for the *€10,000 *poetry prize (Ballymaloe)
administered by *Moth* magazine in Ireland. This Irish prize gets about
3,000 entries, according to “The Irish Times” magazine section. So far [ … ]

Ocean, creature, sorrow


Two poems by Séamas Cain, “The Lady O’Handrahaun” and “Razors,” are
included in the November 2014 issue of the online literary journal “TRUCK.”
This issue of “TRUCK,” devoted to innovative and post-modern writing, has
been coordinated and edited by Anny Ballardini.

With November a time for world-wide commemorations of the dead, and death
itself, Ballardini has [ … ]

100th Birthday Celebration


William Burroughs 100th Birthday Celebration

A fundraiser for the WSB100 Festival

with Aaron Dilloway, David Grubbs, Elliott Sharp, Talibam!, Lea Bertucci, Philip White & Many More!
Wednesday, Feb. 5th, 7PM at The Bowery Electric