Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Franklin Bruno - The Accordion Repertoire

Franklin Bruno's first full-length book is now available from Edge Books! From the description at SPD:

"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

Congratulations to Becca Klaver!

Becca Klaver, who has a chapbook forthcoming from Lame House Press, had her chapbook manuscript Nonstop Pop selected during the Bloof Books open chapbook reading period! Read about the other selections and honorable mentions here.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Interns Needed

Frontier Psychiatrist has issued the following call for interns in Chicago and New York:

Frontier Psychiatrist seeks talented writers, pop culture junkies, and social media savvy people for Fall 2012 Internships in New York and Chicago. If you’re passionate about music, books, film, writing, art, and/or food, then we’d love to hear from you. Recent college or MFA grads are welcome.

Applications are due Friday, August 31. Internships start in mid-September.

Interns will be a crucial part of the FP editorial, publishing, and promotional team, pitching and writing articles, helping maintain and expand the site, and helping us grow our audience and presence. The position is unpaid, but offers great experience for building a resume and a portfolio.  Interns will work approximately 5 hours per week from September through December. After the internship, we hope that interns will want to continue to contribute and be involved with the site.

Click here for information on how to apply.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

New Review of Steven Karl & Angela Veronica Wong's chapbook!

Joshua Ware has reviewed Steven Karl & Angela Veronica Wong's recent collaborative chapbook Don't Try This On Your Piano or am i still standing here with my hair down at his blog. You can read it here, and you can still purchase copies of their chapbook for $6.00 here.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

The Human Hearts

Lame House author Franklin Bruno is running a Kickstarter campaign to make a vinyl edition of his new album. There are some great gifts that come along with donating, including copies of his poetry book The Human Repertoire and his rock-criticism book Elvis Costello's Armed Forces. There are 15 days left to contribute. Learn more/contribute here:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

A Review & a Reading

A nice review of Steven Karl & Angela Veronica Wong's Don't Try This On Your Piano, or am i still standing here with my hair down is now up at Good Reads. Check it out!

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

Now Available: Don't Try This On Your Piano or am i still standing here with my hair down

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)

To purchase, use the PayPal link below.


Tonight in NYC!

Angela Veronica Wong is taking part in a reading and discussion at the New York Public Library. Here's the announcement from The Common:

April 10, 2012 - 18:00 - 19:30

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

Jackie Clark @ Coldfront!

Jackie Clark gets a little write-up over at Coldfront Magazine today! Read it here.

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Review at Horse Less Press

Michael Sikkema reviews Ben Somers's Your Sorcerer's Way at Horse Less Press. It is a wonderful review in which Ben's work is described as tapping into that "good ole American weirdness." You can read the full review here. And if you're interested in picking up a copy ($5 + $1 shipping), click here.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Jackie Clark in the Jersey City Independent!

Jackie Clark on the writing of I Live Here Now:

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

LH#17: Coming Soon!

by Steven Karl & Angela Veronica Wong

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I Live Here Now gets some love!

Today at FANZINE, the wonderful Amy Herschleb recommends the latest Lame House chapbook, Jackie Clark's I Live Here Now:

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 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

Angela Veronica Wong at Redivider

There's a review with Angela Veronica Wong over at Redivider in which she mentions her forthcoming Lame House chapbook that she collaborated on with Steven Karl. Of the collaboration, she writes:

"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!