New Mudlark: Beverly Burch

New an On View: Mudlark Flash No. 118 (2017)

Poems by Beverly Burch

Beverly Burch’s fiction and poetry have appeared in New England Review, North American Review, Antioch Review, Willow Springs, Southern Humanities Review and Poetry Northwest. Her second poetry collection, How A Mirage Works, won the Sixteen Rivers Press competition and was a finalist for the [ … ]

The new ebook from Argotist Ebooks is “Backstories” by Jonathan Penton

The new ebook from Argotist Ebooks is “Backstories” by Jonathan Penton.

Description:

“Backstories” is a brief volume of poetry that takes mythological archetypes and forces and smashes them together, uncomfortably and anti-logically. It explores violence and sexism in current and antiquated myth, along with helplessness, power and the tragedy of the inflexible.

Available as a free ebook here:

http://www.argotistonline.co.uk/BACKSTORIES.pdf

Full [ … ]

Last Call: Presses Wanted for 15th Annual New York City Small Presses Night

In this, Boog’s 27th year, its “d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade
press” series recently kicked off its 15th season. Throughout each of
those seasons, Boog’s featured non-NYC small presses all but once a
season. That one time, its annual New York City Small Presses Night,
is when Boog hosts its local compatriots.

I’d like [ … ]

The Factory Reading Series pre-small press book fair reading, October 24: Earl, Thomas + hanna,

span-o (the small press action network – ottawa) presents:

The Factory Reading Series
pre-small press book fair reading
featuring readings by:

Amanda Earl (Ottawa)
Hugh Thomas (Montreal)
and natalie hanna (Ottawa)

lovingly hosted by rob mclennan
Friday, October 24, 2017;
doors 7pm; reading 7:30pm
The Carleton Tavern,
223 Armstrong Street (at Parkdale; upstairs)

[And don’t forget the ottawa small [ … ]

new from above/ground press: Pattern refuses to repeat itself = is divine, by Elizabeth Robinson

Pattern refuses to repeat itself
= is divine
[Rothko Chapel]
a suite by Elizabeth Robinson
$4

Black at center

is blue

like memory

Color’s semblance a form of the holy

smudged

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
November 2017
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Elizabeth Robinson is the author of multiple books of poetry, most recently Counterpart (Ahsahta, 2012) and Blue [ … ]

New titles from AngelHousePress/DevilHouse

AngelHousePress is pleased to present “Story of Lilith” by Sean Braune available via Paypal on http://angelhousepress.com/index.php?Chapbooks
and at the Ottawa Small Press Book Fair on November 25, 2017.

Story of Lilith is an excerpt from an experimental novel called Eros, which retells Romeo and Juliet through a variety of avant-garde constraints. Part Two of Eros tells [ … ]

TtD supplement #90 : seven questions for Cindy Savett

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #91 : seven questions for Cindy Savett

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/11/ttd-supplement-91-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #90 : seven questions for Harold Abramowitz

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/11/ttd-supplement-90-seven-questions-for.html

TtD supplement #89 : seven questions for Michael e. Casteels

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/10/ttd-supplement-89-seven-questions-for.html

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

with new work by
Colin Smith, Michael e. Casteels,
Harold [ … ]

On Writing #144 : Marci Nelligan : To whom it may concern

On Writing #144 : Marci Nelligan : To whom it may concern

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/11/on-writing-144-marci-nelligan.html

coming up: Josh Massey, Arisa White + Sarah Campbell,

also; Tuesday poem #241 : Ryan Eckes : chase scene

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/11/tuesday-poem-241-ryan-eckes-chase-scene.html

subsequently: my (small press) writing day: j/j hastain, Catherine Owen, Paul Carlucci + Yanara Friedland, etc;

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

etcetera: Touch the Donkey; 7 questions for Harold Abramowitz:



Tuesday poem #241 : Ryan Eckes : chase scene

Tuesday poem #241 : Ryan Eckes : chase scene

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/11/tuesday-poem-241-ryan-eckes-chase-scene.html

coming up: Kate Siklosi, Lissa McLaughlin + Ashleigh Lambert

also: my (small press) writing day: j/j hastain, Catherine Owen, Paul Carlucci + Yanara Friedland, etc;

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

Touch the Donkey; 7 questions for Harold Abramowitz:

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/11/ttd-supplement-90-seven-questions-for.html

furthermore: the ottawa small press book fair, November 25, 2017

smallpressbookfair.blogspot.ca/2017/08/the-ottawa-small-press-fair-autumn-2017.html



Vintage Lunchbox Artist’s Books

Over at Container, we recently invited a series of writers and visual artists to transform vintage metal lunch boxes from the 1960s-1980s into artist’s books. We invite you to check out their works of written and visual art at http://shop.acontainer.co/category/multitudes-lunchbox-series.

Specific works in this series include:

The Small Machine Talks Podcast, Episode 24

Dear AngelHousePress Friends,

It’s a busy time for the press, but we managed to sneek in an episode of The Small Machine Talks after a 6-week break.
https://soundcloud.com/user-301339427/episode-24

In this episode a.m.kozak and i drink Scotch while discussing the raw and feisty poetry of Liz Worth, the intriguing repetitions and compulsions in Kate Hargreave’s Leak, recent poetry [ … ]

new from above/ground press: IN MY EAR CONTINUOUSLY LIKE A STREAM, by Geoffrey Nilson

IN MY EAR CONTINUOUSLY LIKE A STREAM
by Geoffrey Nilson
$5

[https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BC3ZNC_YSmA/WfTASQxYdfI/AAAAAAAAZT4/YzhvNdJ0AkcH-dS_xctJiSyxEqpd8aYnQCLcBGAs/s400/aboveground%2Bnilson%2Bexcerpt.jpg]

[https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BC3ZNC_YSmA/WfTASQxYdfI/AAAAAAAAZT4/YzhvNdJ0AkcH-dS_xctJiSyxEqpd8aYnQCLcBGAs/s1600/aboveground%2Bnilson%2Bexcerpt.jpg]

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
November 2017
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Geoffrey Nilson is a writer, musician, multimedia artist, and father. He is the author of three chapbooks, Alchemy Machine (2015), We Have To Watch (The Quilliad Press, 2016), and O (Swimmer’s Group, [ … ]

book fairs a-plenty! above/ground press in Toronto + Ottawa, November 2017

in case you missed it, Calgary had their first ever Canzine recently (where there were plenty of above/ground press items for glorious sale),

but if you’re further east, you still have two more chances to see a whole table of above/ground press items for purchase:

Toronto ON : the annual Meet the Presses fair occurs on Saturday, [ … ]

book fairs a-plenty! above/ground press in Toronto + Ottawa, November 2017

in case you missed it, Calgary had their first ever Canzine recently (where there were plenty of above/ground press items for glorious sale),

but if you’re further east, you still have two more chances to see a whole table of above/ground press items for purchase:

Toronto ON : the annual Meet the Presses fair occurs on Saturday, [ … ]

TtD supplement #90 : seven questions for Harold Abramowitz

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #90 : seven questions for Harold Abramowitz

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/11/ttd-supplement-90-seven-questions-for.html

also: TtD supplement #89 : seven questions for Michael e. Casteels

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/10/ttd-supplement-89-seven-questions-for.html

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

with new work by
Colin Smith, Michael e. Casteels,
Harold Abramowitz,
Christine Stewart,
Cindy Savett, Jean Valentine, rob mclennan,


Video from Cascadia 5

Video from the 5th Cascadia Poetry Festival, Tacoma 2017, is now online:

splab.org/2017/11/video-cpf5-tacoma-2017/

Friday Main Stage: Patricia Smith, Bruce Weigl, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Lucia
Misch and Philip Red Eagle. MC – Jared Leising.
War Poetry/ Veterans Panel. MC – Abby Murray. Scheduled panelists, Philip
Red Eagle, Bruce Weigl, Doug Johnson, Gary Copeland Lilley & Simone
Gorrindo.

Tacoma’s [ … ]

Tuesday poem #240 : Rebecca Salazar : A death preceded by three auguries

Tuesday poem #240 : Rebecca Salazar : A death preceded by three auguries

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/11/tuesday-poem-240-rebecca-salazar-death.html

coming up: Ryan Eckes, Kate Siklosi + Lissa McLaughlin,

also: my (small press) writing day: Yanara Friedland, Karen Smythe, Jared Schickling, Kate Siklosi, etc;

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

furthermore: the ottawa small press book fair, November 25, 2017

smallpressbookfair.blogspot.ca/2017/08/the-ottawa-small-press-fair-autumn-2017.html



new from above/ground press: Trips from Here to There: Poems from the Dreamachine, by Eric Schmaltz

Trips from Here to There: Poems from the Dreamachine
Eric Schmaltz
$4

the whirr of turquoise
tufts of pulsing moss;
enter paradoxical sleep.

the turquoise pulls.
moments of rust.
a sense that eyelids have failed.

somewhere beyond that
not quite centred,
i can feel the sketches of a carousel,

grayscale;
a fragmented familiarity
looking back in age,
a silhouette [ … ]

new from above/ground press: Tribeca: Twentieth Anniversary Edition, by Joe Blades

Tribeca: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
by Joe Blades
with a new afterword by the author
$5

in tompkins square

no one bothers us
with our bag-wrapped vodka

here in the night
in tompkins square

even though we don’t sit
near trashcan fires

or have cardboard
bedding under plastic

we sit pulling grain
watching cops on avenue a

behind our backs
an open-columned shrine

faith [ … ]

Delaware Exhibition

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AN EXHIBITION AT THE MORRIS LIBRARY IN DELAWARE

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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.

“MEDIEVAL IRELAND [ … ]

Tuesday poem #239 : Biswamit Dwibedy : After Noon

Tuesday poem #239 : Biswamit Dwibedy : After Noon

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/10/tuesday-poem-239-biswamit-dwibedy-after.html

coming up: Rebecca Salazar, Ryan Eckes + Kate Siklosi,

also: On Writing #143 : Fisayo Adeyeye : On Falling / Failing

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/10/on-writing-143-fisayo-adeyeye.html

furthermore: many gendered mothers: Erin Bedford on Dervla Murphy

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/10/erin-bedford-on-dervla-murphy.html

etcetera: my (small press) writing day: Kate Siklosi, Kristina Drake, Larkin Higgins, Sacha Archer, etc

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

alternately: [ … ]

On Writing #143 : Fisayo Adeyeye : On Falling / Failing

On Writing #143 : Fisayo Adeyeye : On Falling / Failing

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/10/on-writing-143-fisayo-adeyeye.html

coming up: Sandra Moussempès, Marci Nelligan + Josh Massey,

also: Tuesday poem #238 : Kyle Flemmer : Constellations

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/10/tuesday-poem-238-kyle-flemmer.html

furthermore: many gendered mothers: Michele Leavitt on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane and Emily Brontë’s Catherine

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/10/michele-leavitt-on-charlotte-brontes.html

etcetera: my (small press) writing day: Kristina Drake, Larkin Higgins, Sacha Archer, [ … ]

TtD supplement #89 : seven questions for Michael e. Casteels

NEWLY POSTED! TtD supplement #89 : seven questions for Michael e. Casteels

touchthedonkey.blogspot.ca/2017/10/ttd-supplement-89-seven-questions-for.html

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

with new work by
Colin Smith, Michael e. Casteels,
Harold Abramowitz,
Christine Stewart,
Cindy Savett, Jean Valentine, rob mclennan,
Marilyn Irwin
and Tessy Ward.

Seven dollars (includes shipping). You’re gonna [ … ]

Tuesday poem #238 : Kyle Flemmer : Constellations

Tuesday poem #238 : Kyle Flemmer : Constellations

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/10/tuesday-poem-238-kyle-flemmer.html

coming up: Biswamit Dwibedy, Rebecca Salazar + Ryan Eckes,

also: many gendered mothers: Michele Leavitt on Charlotte Brontë’s Jane and Emily Brontë’s Catherine

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/10/michele-leavitt-on-charlotte-brontes.html

furthermore: my (small press) writing day: Sacha Archer, Oscar Martens, Claudia Coutu Radmore, Joshua Corey, etc

mysmallpresswritingday.blogspot.ca/

alternately: Touch the Donkey [a small poetry journal] [ … ]

Call for Submissions: Container

Container invites submissions of original poetry, fiction, nonfiction and other text-based work of any length – ranging from a single piece to a full length manuscript – to develop into limited-quantity text objects and artist’s books (think: a poetry manuscript published on a fold-out map, a short story printed on a milk carton, a novel rolled [ … ]

On Writing #142 : Lauren Turner

On Writing #142 : Lauren Turner : On Coping

ottawapoetry.blogspot.ca/2017/10/on-writing-142-lauren-turner.html

coming up: Sandra Moussempès, Fisayo Adeyeye and Marci Nelligan,

also: Tuesday poem #237 : Michelle Detorie : PINK DOLPHIN

dusie.blogspot.ca/2017/10/tuesday-poem-237-michelle-detorie-pink.html

furthermore: many gendered mothers: Christine Fischer Guy on Alice Munro and Jan Morris

themanygenderedmothers.blogspot.ca/2017/10/christine-fischer-guy-on-alice-munro.html

furthermore: my (small press) writing day: Claudia Coutu Radmore, Joshua Corey, Eileen R. Tabios, [ … ]