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. [ … ]

new from above/ground press: GHOSTS, by Stephanie Bolster

GHOSTS
Stephanie Bolster
$5

GHOSTS

Just south of the Canadian border, what’s left
of Bolster’s ninety log houses, the few hopes
no wolf gusted down.
Little to live on, but much to live for.

Three stores, post office, assay office, newspaper
called “The Bolster Drill,” several
saloons, Doctor Beale’s office,
and a three-story hotel.

One year later, there goes [ … ]

The Small Machine Talks interviews Ottawa’s poet laureate

Dear AngelHouse Friends and Contributors,

a.m. kozak and I had an inspiring conversation with Ottawa’s new poet laureate, Jamaal Jackson Rogers. Please listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/user-301339427/jamaal-jackson-rogers-just-jamaal-thepoet

The Small Machine Talks Episode 20
Recorded Sunday, July 30, 2017
w/ a.m. kozak, Amanda Earl and special guest Jamaal Jackson Rogers

We have an inspiring conversation with Ottawa’s poet laureate, recording/performance [ … ]

new from above/ground press: a Baltic Friday early in grey, by Adele Graf

a Baltic Friday early in grey
Adele Graf
$5

to cool surmises where house met criteria
we or printer’s they their with
beautiful swelled the yeshiva time
eastern history
escape family later children Latvia

their amazing were killed to met the possible
any there after family and passed
became again front even any there Latvian
wouldn’t he [ … ]

the above/ground press 24th anniversary reading/launch/party!

above/ground press presents readings and other such by an array of poets:

Stephanie Bolster (Montreal)
Adele Graf (Ottawa)
Kristina Drake (Hawksbury)
Amanda Earl (Ottawa)
+ rob mclennan (Ottawa)

lovingly hosted by above/ground press author and Apt 9 Press editor/publisher Cameron Anstee
7:30pm door/8pm reading
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Backdrop Food & Drink
160 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa


the above/ground press 24th anniversary reading/launch/party!

above/ground press presents readings and other such by an array of poets:

Stephanie Bolster (Montreal)
Adele Graf (Ottawa)
Kristina Drake (Hawksbury)
Amanda Earl (Ottawa)
+ rob mclennan (Ottawa)

lovingly hosted by above/ground press author and Apt 9 Press editor/publisher Cameron Anstee
7:30pm door/8pm reading
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Backdrop Food & Drink
160 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa


On Writing #137 : Ryan Pratt

On Writing #137 : Ryan Pratt : On writing

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/08/on-writing-137-ryan-pratt.html

coming up: Lauren B. Davis, Dennis James Sweeney + Nicole Brewer,

also: Tuesday poem #227 : Aimee Herman : two strangers underneath a city
dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/08/tuesday-poem-227-aimee-herman-two.html

furthermore: Touch the Donkey supplement #84: seven questions with Jonathan Ball
touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/08/ttd-supplement-84-seven-questions-for.html

etcetera: Spotlight #16 : Edward Smallfield,

medium.com/@robmclennan/spotlight-16-edward-smallfield-729be1b063ab

addendum: the [ … ]

TtD supplement #84 : seven questions for Jonathan Ball

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #84 : seven questions for Jonathan Ball

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/08/ttd-supplement-84-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #83 : seven questions for David James Miller

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/07/ttd-supplement-83-seven-questions-for.html

The fourteenth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal) is still available,
with new work by David James Miller, Jonathan Ball, Cody-Rose Clevidence, mwpm,
Andrew McEwan and Brynne Rebele-Henry.

Seven dollars [ … ]

AngelHousePress: The Small Machine Talks Episode 19

Dear Friends of AngelHousePress,
I’m pleased to present episode 19 of the Small Machine Talks.
The Small  Machine Talks Episode 19
with a.m. kozak and Amanda Earl
Recorded on Sunday, July 30, 2017
https://soundcloud.com/user-301339427/episode-19

1. Recent Events

Aaron and Amanda both missed Tree’s Hot Ottawa Voices, but Amanda went to
Sawdust and enjoyed the sweetness of the [ … ]

m a n y _ g e n d e r e d _ m o t h e r s : e i g h t _ r e c e n t _ e s s a y s

many gendered mothers is a project on literary influence featuring short essays by writers (of any/all genders) on the women, femme, trans, and non-binary writers who have influenced them, as a direct or indirect literary forebear.

This project is directly inspired by the American website Literary Mothers, created by editor Nadxieli Nieto and managing editor [ … ]

Tuesday poem #226 : Julia Polyck-O’Neill

Tuesday poem #226 : Julia Polyck-O’Neill : I’m a rack of lamb.

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/08/tuesday-poem-226-julia-polyck-oneill-im.html

coming up: Aimee Herman, Christine Stoddard + Aaron Boothby,

also: many gendered mothers: t thilleman on jj hastain

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/07/t-thilleman-on-jj-hastain.html

furthermore: Touch the Donkey: 7 questions for David James Miller

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/07/ttd-supplement-83-seven-questions-for.html

etcetera: new chapbooks by Buck Downs & Sarah Dowling, and the above/ground press

summer sale (and 24th [ … ]

TtD supplement #83 : seven questions for

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #83 : seven questions for David James Miller

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/07/ttd-supplement-83-seven-questions-for.html

The fourteenth issue of Touch the Donkey (a small poetry journal) is still available,
with new work by David James Miller, Jonathan Ball, Cody-Rose Clevidence, mwpm,
Andrew McEwan and Brynne Rebele-Henry.

Seven dollars (includes shipping). I’ll be sleeping downstairs in the visitor’s center.


On Writing #136 : Frances Boyle

On Writing #136 : Frances Boyle : On Writing and Wandering

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/07/on-writing-136-frances-boyle.html

coming up: Ryan Pratt, Lauren B. Davis + Dennis James Sweeney,

also: Tuesday poem #225 : Sarah Moses : My French is Rusted

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/07/tuesday-poem-225-sarah-moses-my-french.html

furthermore: many gendered mothers: Sylvester Green on Jeanette Winterson

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/07/sylvester-green-on-jeanette-winterson.html



new from above/ground press: Entering Sappho, by Sarah Dowling

Entering Sappho

Sarah Dowling
$5

IN Ninety-seven Troys
Eighty-three Eurekas
Fifty-seven Etnas
Fifty-six Antiochs
Fifty-four Athenses
Fifty-four Romes
Fifty-one Albions
And fifty Arcadias

In forty-nine Palmyras
Forty-eight Spartas
Forty-five Senecas
Thirty-nine Phoenixes
Thirty-nine Alphas
Thirty-seven Homers
Thirty-six Caledonias
Thirty-six Carthages
Thirty-five Macedonias
Thirty-three Uticas
And thirty-one Corinths

In thirty Milos
Twenty-nine Omegas
Twenty-seven Smyrnas
Twenty-five Argoses
Twenty-five Adrians
And [ … ]

Julia Drescher’s Open Epic is available from Delete Press

Delete Press is thrilled to offer our third book selected from last year’s open reading period, Julia Drescher’s Open Epic. In the words of Susan Gevirtz, “Tramping through, hunting in, being hunted in the many woods (‘dark’ ‘Horrible’) that are the terrain of this book, Drescher finds/makes a clearing where a ‘gwhirl’ is ‘breathing freely’ and speaks [ … ]

Tuesday poem #224 : Carrie Etter

Tuesday poem #224 : Carrie Etter : Future Interlude

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/07/tuesday-poem-224-carrie-etter-future.html

coming up: Sarah Moses, Julia Polyck-O’Neill + Aimee Herman,

also: many gendered mothers: Nicole Brewer on Anakana Schofield and Miriam Toews

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/07/nicole-brewer-on-anakana-schofield-and.html

furthermore: Touch the Donkey [a small poetry journal] #14 : now available,

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/07/touch-donkey-fourteenth-issue.html

etcetera: the above/ground press 24th anniversary summer sale!
abovegroundpress.blogspot.ca/2017/07/the-aboveground-press-summer-sale-and.html



New Mudlark: Stephen Massimilla

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

Misdirection: A Poem
by Stephen Massimilla

Stephen Massimilla is a poet, scholar, professor, and painter. His co-authored multi-genre tome, Cooking with the Muse (Tupelo, 2016), won the Eric Hoffer Book Award, the National Indie Excellence Award, and others, and has received enthusiastic reviews [ … ]

The Factory Reading Series: Irwin, Rhodes + Landers, August 12, 2017

span-o (the small press action network – ottawa) presents:
The Factory Reading Series:

with readings by:

Marilyn Irwin (Ottawa)
Shane Rhodes (Ottawa)
+ Sue Landers (Brooklyn NY)
lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Saturday, August 12, 2017
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

Shortlisted for the 2016 bpNichol Award and winner of [ … ]

Glowing review of Francesco Levato’s “jettison/collapse”

Dear friends, contributors and supporters of AngelHousePress,

Please find below an insightful and glowing review of Francesco Levato’s chapbook “jettison/collapse” which we published in 2015. The review is by Alberta poet and editor Nikki Sheppy and it appears in the latest issue of Arc Poetry Magazine #83. Some copies of “jettison/collapse” are still available from AngelHousePress.com.

“At [ … ]

b2 interview, Vichyland, Pitch

Free pdf of my long dialog with Andrew David King, “Too Philosophical for a Poet,” from the new issue of boundary 2, compliments of Duke University Press.

Gertrude and Alice in Vichyland“: my long final contribution to the Stein Dossier at Jacket2, chronicling the historical context of the  disinformation campaign against Stein .

Pirch of [ … ]

New Mudlark: Peter Johnson

New and On View: Mudlark Poster No. 147 (2017)

from Old Man Howling at the Moon:
A Book of Complaints by Peter Johnson

www.unf.edu/mudlark/posters/peter_johnson.html

Peter Johnson’s forthcoming book of prose poems is Old Man Howling at the Moon: A Book of Complaints (MadHat Press). His second book of prose poems, Miracles & Mortifications, received the James Laughlin Award from The Academy of American [ … ]

Touch the Donkey : fourteenth issue,

The fourteenth issue is now available, with new poems by David James Miller,

Jonathan Ball, Cody-Rose Clevidence, mwpm, Andrew McEwan and

Brynne Rebele-Henry.

Seven dollars (includes shipping). I’ll be sleeping downstairs in the visitor’s center.
touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/07/touch-donkey-fourteenth-issue.html

With a small handful of copies of issue #14 (and #13 as well) available at
Toronto’s knife | fork | book!

Cha International Poetry Prize 2017 | US3201 in Prize Money | Free Entry

To celebrate the tenth anniversary issue of _Cha_ and to mark the
twentieth anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover, we are hosting CHA
INTERNATIONAL POETRY PRIZE 2017, in collaboration with PEN HONG KONG
[1].

The competition is open to ALL poets. Thanks to several generous
sponsors from the Asia-Pacific region, including the NINJA! Arts Grant,
we are [ … ]

Fw: many gendered mothers : a reminder of our ongoing submissions call,

________________________________
From: the many gendered mothers
Sent: July 12, 2017 11:02 PM
To: literary mothers
Subject: many gendered mothers : a reminder of our ongoing submissions call,

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 [ … ]

Tuesday poem #223 : Ander Monson

Tuesday poem #223 : Ander Monson : AFTER PREDATOR

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/07/tuesday-poem-223-ander-monson-after.html

coming up: Carrie Etter, Sarah Moses + Julia Polyck-O’Neill

also: On Writing #135 : Carla Funk : In Search of the Greengage Plum

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/07/on-writing-135-carla-funk.html

furthermore: many gendered mothers: Kim Fahner on Mary Oliver

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/07/kim-fahner-on-mary-oliver.html

subsequently: the above/ground press SUMMER SALE! (and twenty-fourth birthday!

abovegroundpress.blogspot.ca/2017/07/the-aboveground-press-summer-sale-and.html



Year Eleven August POetry POstcard Fest

Registration is now under way for the 11th annual *August Poetry Postcard
Fest*. Signup, get on a list of 32 and write 31 original poems onto
postcards before August 31. Details:

paulenelson.com/august-poetry-postcard-fest/

paulenelson.com/2017/07/04/august-poetry-postcard-fest-year-11-official-call/

And also see the link to registration for the 5th *Cascadia Poetry Festival*
in Tacoma, Oct 12-15, 2017, with Michael McClure, Patricia Smith, [ … ]