Welcome

Welcome to the Poetics List 2.0 at the Chicago School of Poetics. We hope to continue the conversation started at the Buffalo Poetics List and to provide an open space for the discussion of experimental, conceptual, and hybrid poetic aesthetics. Please feel free to post events/readings, calls for work, book/journal releases, discussions, announcements, opportunities, etc. [ … ]

Fw: Arc’s Poem of the Year Contest – Deadline Feb.15 (Tomorrow)

Arc: Canada’s Poery Magazine’s Poem

of the Year contest extended deadline is Feb. 15. Contest fee includes subscription. Your poetry’s worth a shot at the cash prize.
How much of a prize, you ask, dear reader? Well, the grand prize is $5,000 CDN. The Honourable Mention fetches $500 CDN.
A
shortlist of ten to 12 poems, [ … ]

Episode 28 of the Small Machine Talks is now online

Episode 28 of the Small Machine Talks with Amanda Earl and a.m. kozak was recorded on a cold day in Ottawa on February 11. https://soundcloud.com/user-301339427/episode-28

We open with a short statement about issues of racism, sexism, abuse of power in CanLit, including Ottawa and invite conversation. We talk about how to cope with the bombardment of revelations [ … ]

Tuesday poem #254 : Katie Fowley : CROWN

Tuesday poem #254 : Katie Fowley : CROWN

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/02/tuesday-poem-254-katie-fowley-crown.html

coming up: Emily Sanford, Geoffrey Nilson + Simina Banu,

also: new Adrienne Gruber chapbook from above/ground press:

abovegroundpress.blogspot.ca/2018/02/new-from-aboveground-press-gestational.html

furthermore: my (small press) writing day: Heather Sweeney, Ken Sparling, Cora Siré, Maia Elgin etc

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

alternately: Touch the Donkey; 7 questions for Julia Polyck-O’Neill:

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/02/ttd-supplement-95-seven-questions-for.html

etcetera: many gendered mothers: Sky Gilbert on [ … ]

new from above/ground press: Gestational Trail, by Adrienne Gruber

Gestational Trail
Adrienne Gruber
$4

Bamfield to Darling

Nausea jerks. Muscles stiff
rebellious. Swallow the last
refrigerated food.
Yoghurt drink, bagels and
cream cheese, fruit.
Boat leaves at 6 a.m.
battles an impenetrable fog.

We are the only people
in the ocean.

We bundle in greasy wool blankets
watch California Grays breech
vapor bullets from blowholes.
Sea Lions yawp [ … ]

Politicians: Two Poems > Kirby Olson

www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm?frm=189172&sec_id=189172

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Politicians: Two Poems > Kirby Olson – newenglishreview.org
www.newenglishreview.org
New English Review – A monthly political/cultural magazine with a literary slant. We present some of the finest new prose and poetry available anywhere today by the …



above/ground press 25th anniversary essays: Smith + Beaulieu (+ Zisimatos + Rogal, etc

I’ve started posting a series of short essays/reminiscences by a variety of authors and friends of the press to help mark the quarter century mark of above/ground press, aiming to appear on the above/ground press blog throughout 2018.

So far, short essays have appeared by above/ground press authors Derek Beaulieu and Jessica Smith, with forthcoming pieces [ … ]

New Mudlark: Shann Ray

New and On View: Mudlark Chapbook No. 64 (2018)

Atomic Theory 432
Poems by Shann Ray

www.unf.edu/mudlark/chaps/mudlark64/ray.html

Shann Ray’s work has appeared in Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Northwest Review, Esquire, Narrative, Poetry International, McSweeney’s, and Salon. Honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, the American Book Award, and the High [ … ]

TtD supplement #95 : seven questions for Julia Polyck-O’Neill

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #95 : seven questions for Julia Polyck-O’Neill

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/02/ttd-supplement-95-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #94: seven questions for Kyle Flemmer

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/01/ttd-supplement-94-seven-questions-for.html

The sixteenth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal) is still available,

with new work by Sue Landers, Kyle Flemmer, Donato Mancini, Anthony Etherin,
Catriona Strang, A.M. O’Malley, Claire Lacey, Sacha Archer and [ … ]

EKPHRAZEIN VI

*ARAS (The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism) is a pictorial
and written archive of mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic images from
all over the world and from all epochs of human history. The collection
probes the universality of archetypal themes and provides a testament to
the deep and abiding connections that unite the disparate factions [ … ]

fwd: many gendered mothers : c a l l f o r s u b m i s s i o n s

O god save all the many gendered-mothers of my heart, & all the other mothers, who do not need god or savior,

our hearts persist in excess of the justice they’re refused.
Dana Ward, “A Kentucky of Mothers”

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many gendered mothers is a project on literary influence featuring short essays by writers (of any/all genders) on [ … ]

the fourteenth issue of ottawater, Ottawa’s annual poetry pdf journal, is now online!

Come out to the launch of the fourteenth issue ofottawater, Ottawa’s annual poetry pdf journal, featuring new writing by Manahil Bandukwala, Stephanie Bolster, Sara Cassidy, Jason Christie, JM Francheteau, Spencer Gordon, Chris Johnston, N.W. Lea, Leah MacLean-Evans, Christine McNair, Colin Morton, Dani Spinosa, Priscila Uppal, Jean Van Loon, Ian Whistle and Maha Zimmo.

Ottawater 14 features [ … ]

TtD supplement #94 : seven questions for Kyle Flemmer

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #94: seven questions for Kyle Flemmer

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/01/ttd-supplement-94-seven-questions-for.html

The sixteenth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal) is still available,

with new work by Sue Landers, Kyle Flemmer, Donato Mancini, Anthony Etherin,
Catriona Strang, A.M. O’Malley, Claire Lacey, Sacha Archer and Julia Polyck-O’Neill.
Watch over the next few weeks for further [ … ]

the fourteenth issue of ottawater, Ottawa’s annual poetry pdf journal, is now online!

Come out to the launch of the fourteenth issue ofottawater, Ottawa’s annual poetry pdf journal, featuring new writing by Manahil Bandukwala, Stephanie Bolster, Sara Cassidy, Jason Christie, JM Francheteau, Spencer Gordon, Chris Johnston, N.W. Lea, Leah MacLean-Evans, Christine McNair, Colin Morton, Dani Spinosa, Priscila Uppal, Jean Van Loon, Ian Whistle and Maha Zimmo.

Ottawater 14 features [ … ]

new from above/ground press: faux foe, by kevin martins mcpherson eckhoff

faux foe
kevin martins mcpherson eckhoff
$4

RARE PRICK

full, kind
glass

stark men
grunt
on
expedition
motion:
overall
gem

studs
offer
dragon
bland
barn dog fart

bad
fog

bra, slut
on par

I
ax
or
fin

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
January 2018
celebrating twenty-five years of above/ground press
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

kevin martins mcpherson [ … ]

New Mudlark: Jess Williard

New and On View: Mudlark Poster No. 153 (2018)

Harvest: Five Poems
by Jess Williard

Later Work | Letting | Cord | Harvest | At It Alone

Jess Williard’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Third Coast, North American Review, Colorado Review, Southern Humanities Review, Barrow Street, Lake Effect, The New Orleans Review, Sycamore Review, Bayou Magazine, [ … ]

Tuesday poem #251 : Stephanie Gray : Go under the surface she said (surfacing under)(under surfacing)

Tuesday poem #251 : Stephanie Gray : Go under the surface she said (surfacing under)(under surfacing)

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/tuesday-poem-251-stephanie-gray-go.html

coming up: Christy Davids, Jay Ritchie + Katie Fowley,

also: rob’s ‘best of’ list of 2017 Canadian poetry books at dusie

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/a-best-of-list-of-2017-canadian-poetry.html

also: Touch the Donkey [a small poetry journal] #16: now available!

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/01/touch-donkey-sixteenth-issue.html

etcetera: many gendered mothers: Emily Ursuliak on Suzette [ … ]

OF; BABEL; TOWER;

________________________________________________

“TELL ME TELL ME NOW”!

There are currently 6,909 living

languages in the world. What do

the connected sounds and symbols

of words suggest for the arts?

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Studio Place Arts is seeking diverse languages and letterforms,

“poems” or “texts,” real or invented, new communication technologies,

appropriation, collage, graffiti, “urgent” messages, “censorship,” etc.,

to create a veritable “TOWER OF BABEL” in the center [ … ]

the launch of ottawater #14: Ottawa’s annual poetry pdf journal

Ottawa’s annual pdf poetry journal
edited by rob mclennan

Come out to the launch of the fourteenth issue of ottawater, featuring new writing by Manahil Bandukwala, Stephanie Bolster, Sara Cassidy, Jason Christie, JM Francheteau, Spencer Gordon, Chris Johnston, N.W. Lea, Leah MacLean-Evans, Christine McNair, Colin Morton, Dani Spinosa, Priscila Uppal, Jean Van Loon, Ian Whistle and [ … ]

Tuesday poem #250 : Domenica Martinello : PARTHENOPE & VIRGIL

Tuesday poem #250 : Domenica Martinello : PARTHENOPE & VIRGIL

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/tuesday-poem-250-domenica-martinello.html

coming up: Stephanie Grey, Christy Davids + Jay Ritchie,

also: rob’s ‘best of’ list of 2017 Canadian poetry books at dusie

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/a-best-of-list-of-2017-canadian-poetry.html

also: Touch the Donkey [a small poetry journal] #16: now available!

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/01/touch-donkey-sixteenth-issue.html

etcetera: many gendered mothers: Emily Ursuliak on Suzette Mayr

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2018/01/emily-ursuliak-on-suzette-mayr.html

alternately: my (small press) writing [ … ]

metatron : a request for an assist?

so apparently Montreal’s Metatron was awarded ZERO through their Canada Council grant-attempt this year, which seems like bullshit, given their engagement with authors and book-making; since we’d rather they not have to suspend their book publishing, might you consider purchasing a book or twenty from their website?

www.metatron.press/store/

Sennah Yee’s first poetry book, for example, was [ … ]

Touch the Donkey : sixteenth issue,

The sixteenth issue is now available, with new poems by Sue Landers, Kyle Flemmer,

Donato Mancini, Anthony Etherin, Catriona Strang, A.M. O’Malley, Claire Lacey,

Sacha Archer and Julia Polyck-O’Neill.

Seven dollars (includes shipping). If you ask me they’re all winners.
touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/01/touch-donkey-sixteenth-issue.html

With a small handful of copies of issue #15 (and #14 and #13 as well) available at


Fw: Free Close Reading Service Extended to Prose.

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I’ve decided to extend the AngelHousePress free close reading service to prose via DevilHouse.
DevilHouse, the AngelHousePress trangressive prose imprint hasn’t received submissions by women in a long time. Any submissions. This concerns me. I don’t want the imprint to be a voice for men only. I want it to share the works and [ … ]

On Writing #147 : Sarah Campbell : #balance

On Writing #147 : Sarah Campbell : #balance

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2018/01/on-writing-147-sarah-campbell.html

coming up: Sara Cassidy & TBA,

also: Tuesday poem #249 : Jake Syersak : from Neocologism: Encyclopedia Entries for the Anthroposcenic Psyche

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/tuesday-poem-249-jake-syersak-from.html

alternately: rob’s ‘best of’ list of 2017 Canadian poetry books at dusie

dusie.blogspot.ca/2018/01/a-best-of-list-of-2017-canadian-poetry.html

furthermore: Touch the Donkey supplement #93 : six questions for Christine Stewart

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2018/01/ttd-supplement-93-six-questions-for.html

concurrently: my [ … ]