Wednesday, October 24, 2012
"Q: Is 'cities' a real word? A: No, there is only one city."Compressed and expansive by turns, Franklin Bruno's first collection of poems moves through the languages of commerce and philosophy, the forgotten codes of old Hollywood and the radio serial, and the contested spaces of the contemporary city with musicality, anger, and wit.
You can order it now from SPD. Congratulations, Franklin!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
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Thursday, August 02, 2012
Thursday, July 05, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Also, if you're in the DC area, please check out Steven & Veronica's reading tomorrow at In Your Ear. They'll be reading with Tony Mancus and Jordan Davis. The reading is at 3PM at the DC Arts Center, Sunday, May 20th. Steven & Veronica will have copies of their chapbook with them, and also be sure to check out Veronica's new full-length book How To Survive a Hotel Fire!
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Don't Try This On Your Piano or am i still standing here with my hair down by Steven Karl & Angela Veronica Wong is now available!
The hand bound chapbook is printed in a limited edition of 120 copies.
Cost: $6.00 (shipping $1.50)
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Periodically Speaking at the New York Public Library hosts The Common. Join editor Jennifer Acker in conversation with (and readings by): Brook Wilensky-Lanford; Maura Candela; and Angela Veronica Wong.
Periodically Speaking is "a reading series providing a major venue for emerging writers to present their work while emphasizing the diversity of America’s literary magazines and the magazine collections of The New York Public Library." Find more information about Periodically Speaking here.
Head to the main branch of the Library and enter at 5th Ave (betwixt the famous lions). Once you're in the lobby, take a left and walk all the way to the end of the hallway—we'll be in the last room on the left (Room 108).
Admission is free.
Monday, April 02, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Monday, March 05, 2012
Well, there was really no preparing for these poems. These poems came from a deep need to rebuild my emotional stability. I was trying to recover not only from a really bad breakup but from that kind of lost in the world feeling that usually accompanies them.
I worked on these poems internally for about four months before I was brave enough to write anything down. But once I did, I’d say I wrote these poems in about two weeks. Once I started I just couldn’t stop until I had said what I needed to say. I wrote most of these poems on the train in the morning, typing them up later in the day. Usually I find myself writing almost anywhere except at home. When I write varies greatly.
Read more from her interview in the Jersey City Independent.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
I Live Here Now by Jackie Clark
The latest offering from Lame House Press (which "irregularly publishes chapbooks from emerging poets"), Jackie Clark's I Live Here Now, reads like the description of an object that is just out of view, or the description of a feeling about an event, always at one remove. The only commitment to titling pieces is the recurring ( ) which introduces each poem. Maybe there's too much invitation to speculate, and maybe the reader begins to think, "now that's a handsome SWAT team guy" (ahem, awkward), or maybe there is just enough and each of the 15 poems may expand in the brain pan like a Shrinky Dink and take on that encoded form. An incomplete list of obsessions (go on, obsess) found herein: repetition, "counting the moments like counting the moments," lists, "prolongs the anti-effacing, / prolongs the darkness," reversal of the word onto the word, "even without the pay off, / which is the pay off," "all this while someone may or may not be looking over my shoulder," and a romance with the end-stop comma, which may or may not be self-evident. Available for $5 (+$1 shipping) from Lame House Press in a limited edition of 100. Jackie Clark can be found at nohelpforthat.com. Did I mention I'm a fan? –– AH
Check out her other recommendations and all the other great articles at FANZINE here.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
"I think each collaboration works (and each set of collaborators work) differently. The collaboration I refer to earlier (with Steven Karl) came about simply - I don’t even think we knew it was 'a collaboration' until it was finished. Basically, I sent him a poem just to look over, and he responded with a poem of his own. I wrote one back, and we kept doing that until we stopped.
Ending the series was somewhat intuitive and somewhat situational - we realized we had enough poems for a chapbook and there was a deadline for a contest coming up. Like I said, there was never a structure imposed on this collaboration (other than the back-and-forth), so I suppose we could’ve just kept going, but it did feel like a good endpoint. We then went through and made edits to our own poems, considered the poem order, came up with a title and sent it out."
You can read the full interview here. And look for Veronica and Steven's collaboration, Don't Try This On Your Piano or am i still standing here with my hair down to be released in late February/early March!