Saturday, January 29, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ekleksographia ~ The Oulipo Edition

Jesse Glass, Ahadada Books, announces the latest EkleksographiaThe Oulipo Edition, Curated by Phillip Terry

The Burden of Happiness

Featuring the work of Harry Matthews, Christian Bok, Alan Halsey, Geraldine Monk, Tony Lopez, David Miller, and Ken Edwards, among others, with a great essay/ introduction by Terry.

Please enjoy!  Jess

Oulipo (French pronunciation: [ulipo], short for FrenchOuvroir de littérature potentielle; roughly translated:"workshop of potential literature") is a loose gathering of (mainly) French-speaking writers and mathematicians which seeks to create works using constrained writing techniques. It was founded in 1960 by Raymond Queneau and François Le Lionnais. Other notable members include novelists Georges Perec and Italo Calvino, poet Oskar Pastior and poet/mathematician Jacques Roubaud.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Update on Beatlick Poet Joe Speer, Fixed and Free reading

Billy Brown writes to update us on Joe Speer and plans for Thursday's (1/27/11) Fixed and Free poetry reading

Poets and Poetry Lovers,
Yesterday I learned that our beloved fellow poet Beatlick Joe Speer is now writing poetry on another level of being. Apparently he was quite comfortable and peaceful in his last hours. I understand that, with the assistance of several close friends as well as his life partner, Beatlick Pamela Hirst, Beatlick Joe completed editing his book of poems! I imagine that he felt a deep sense of satisfaction at this accomplishment!

I have decided that the first 30 minutes (7:00 - 7:30 pm) of Thursday night's Fixed and Free reading will be given to a group of Beatlick Joe's closest friends to read some of Joe's poems, read poems they have written in his honor, and otherwise remember Beatlick Joe Speer. It is my understanding that our poetic brother Gary Brower will emcee this half-hour.
At approximately 7:30 we will return to the customary open mic format. At approximately 7:45 we will welcome our marvelous featured poet, Lauren Camp. After Lauren's set, there will be a short break, followed by open mic until approximately 9:00 pm, possibly later. Because of the special circumstances of this particular reading, I fully anticipate that we may well significantly go somewhat past our usual 9 pm ending.
Anyone who is not now eligible to submit poems for the Fixed and Free Poetry Anthology will have to read at either the January 27 reading or the February 24 reading. Thus, I will not end either of these readings until everyone has read who wishes to do so. If you need to leave the venue before the reading is over please feel free to leave quietly.

One of the things I have said about our forthcoming Fixed and Free Poetry Anthology is that it will celebrate the wonderful poetic community we have built together over the last couple of years. I hope that you agree with me that one of the precious qualities of our community is that we create opportunities to acknowledge, honor and celebrate our own.
Please join me at Thursday's Fixed and Free to honor Beatlick Poet Joe Speer, to honor our Featured Poet Lauren Camp, and to honor each member of our community.
Yours for powerful poetry
With love, Billy Brown

ECCOLINGUISTICS / call for issue 2

ECCOLINGUISTICS is now accepting work for issue 2

Issue 1 has shipped to Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Italy, Uganda, and of course, the lower forty-eight.

Contributors in issue 1: John Bloomberg-Rissman, Steve Dalachinsky, Patrick James Dunagan, Whit Griffin, W. Scott Howard, Mary Kasimor, Michael Leong, E. J. McAdams, Deborah Meadows, Jonathan Minton, Richard Owens, Nate Pritts, Chuck Richardson, Andrew Schelling, Brandon Shimoda, Tyrone Williams

Subscriptions are free; if you are interested in receiving future copies, please send your mailing address to:

ECCOLINGUISTICS is distributed in hard copy only.  The list of 200 will be maintained, altered and expanded as opportunity, subscription, and desire presents itself.

Issues take shape around the work that arrives.  If you have something you would like to send, we would like to see it. 

ECCOLINGUISTICS is an aspect of Delete Press. If you are interested, please do visit, send work, and / or subscribe.  It's free.

Best, Jared Schickling

x-posted from The Poetics List, which is moderated and does not accept all posts. Check guidelines and sub/unsub info online

Poet Charles Reznikoff Reading ‘Holocaust’

Prof. Abraham Ravett: CD of Poet Charles Reznikoff Reading ‘Holocaust’

Filmmaker and Hampshire College professor Abraham Ravett’s latest creative project — a CD of poet Charles Reznikoff reading Holocaust — took more than three decades to bring to completion.

Holocaust CD cover

Ravett made the audio recording in Reznikoff’s New York City apartment in December 1975, the same year that Black Sparrow Press published Holocaust and shortly before Reznikoff died.

Holocaust is largely based on translations from the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials. Read in the clear, aged voice of the great Objectivist poet, the recording captures the poem as an aesthetic object rather than feelings or thoughts, making the images it contains all the more haunting. Eighteen sections are entitled by opening testimony content, such as “One of the SS men…,” “The state is to get hold…” and “The bodies were thrown out quickly... .”

Listen to excerpts from Holocaust, read by poet Charles Reznikoff >>

read the rest of the story at

Posted via email from Meanderings

Monday, January 24, 2011

A book a day on the DukeCityFix

... a site of special interest to NM poets + a home for #NMpoetry at the Ditch Rider's Sunday Poems

A message to all members of Duke City Fix

All this week we're giving away a book a day to our readers!  Thanks to our friends at Bookworks, you can pick up great new reads from authors like Summer Wood, Conor Grennan, and Darynda Jones.

Today's book giveaway is from the awesome Jeanette Walls. Enter to win a copy of her latest, Half Broke Horses, and admission to her book signing and reading on January 29th at UNM's Woodward Hall. Watch the site over the next week to win! 

Visit Duke City Fix, a community site about digging life in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Learn more, on Facebook, Flickr and Twitter .... 

Friday, January 14, 2011

Adobe Walls Update

Hello Poets

Thank you to all the poets who submitted their work.  I am done proofreading the manuscript for the insidious typos that escape most people's notice and should be getting the proof sheets out starting this weekend and through next week. 

The Adobe Walls reading for the publishing of volume #2 will be Saturday, 2 April 2011, from 2pm to 5pm at the Harwood Art Center1114 7th Street Northwest, Albuquerque, NM.

Live a good poem ...

Kenneth P. Gurney, editor
Adobe Walls

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Quarterly Poetry Open House, Sat Jan15, 1-4:30 pm

#nmpoetry & #nmpoets at Billy Brown's #ABQ home. Billy writes...

to invite you to my home for the 24th Quarterly Poetry Open House, completing our 6th year of these lovely events!


     Poetry Open House
     1:00 - 4:30 pm
     Saturday, January 15, 2011

     Billy Brown's home:
     2909 Monterey Ave  SE, Albuquerque
     (3 streets south of Coal, 3 houses east of Girard)
     Read your own poems, or poems by other poets, or just relax, listen, and enjoy the magic of poetry. I provide the hot tea (weather permitting ... :-) OPTIONAL: You may bring a snack to share ~ NOT required!
Please invite/bring friends. Please RSVP only if you PLAN to attend, so that I can accommodate the number attending.

     (If you happen to change your mind and decide to attend at the last minute, PLEASE do come ... you are welcome,       even if you do not RSVP ... :-)

Call for Submissions

Deadline Jan. 15
$2000 each and publication in Crazyhorse
Enter online or by mail. Up to twenty-five pages of fiction or up to three poems (up to 10 pages total of poetry). Reading fee of $16 per manuscript includes a subscription to Crazyhorse. Complete guidelines and instructions are available online.

Red Wheelbarrow announces its 2011 National Edition submission deadline: postmarked February 1, 2011.

  • Poetry: up to five poems
  • Fiction: one short story (up to 5,000 words) or up to three short-shorts
  • Creative Nonfiction: one essay (up to 4,000 words)
  • Photographs, Drawings, & Digital Art: up to five prints, slides, or digital files—we prefer digital files.
  • Comics: one or two images or graphic narratives.

Red Wheelbarrow National Edition appears once a year usually in the early fall. We welcome unsolicited submissions and publish an artistically and culturally diverse range of voices from our region as well as from around the country and the world. We accept submissions from September 1 to February 1 and will make final decisions by the end of spring. We respond within 3 months. Red Wheelbarrow, formerly known as Bottomfish, has been publishing continuously since 1976. We also publish a De Anza-student-only edition of Red Wheelbarrow each June.

Guidelines and further information for both editions are available online.
Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine, De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014. Please enclose a brief autobiographical statement and an SASE (plus an email address) for reply. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable if so indicated. Please notify us as soon as possible if the submission is accepted elsewhere. Email submissions accepted (encouraged) at

Call for Submissions

Monday, January 10, 2011

Local Writers: monthly writing group meeting

.. Manzano Mountain Scribes meet tomorrow, 9:30am, Alpine Alley in #Mountainair. This time though, we will meet out front rather than in back. On the winter schedule. monthly meetings are the second Tuesday of the month. As you see below, group discussion continues between meetings by email. If you would like to join the writing group but live too far away or your work schedule interferes, don't let that stop you from joining the Scribes and participating online.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Emily Dickinson's To-Do List

Figure out what to wear—white dress?
Put hair in bun
Bake gingerbread for Sue
Peer out window at passersby
Write poem
Hide poem

White dress? Off-white dress?
Feed cats
Chat with Lavinia
Work in garden
Letter to T.W.H.

White dress or what?
Eavesdrop on visitors from behind door
Write poem
Hide poem

Try on new white dress
Gardening—watch out for narrow fellows in grass!
Gingerbread, cakes, treats
Poems: Write and hide them

Embroider sash for white dress
Write poetry
Water flowers on windowsill
Hide everything 

by Andrea Carlisle

Recently forwarded by a Californian colleague and former UC Davis cohort

Monday, January 3, 2011

Miriam's Well: Call for Submissions

Miriam at Writing on Walls reception, LAND/ART


The literary blog Miriam's Well is celebrating its first anniversary.  TEXTILES is new category for poetry, haiku, short prose, and sudden fiction. 

Miriam's Well is always looking for interviews with poets who have published a book, Japanese forms such as tanka and haibun, flash fiction, writing on our themes which include land art, Iceland, birds, glass, Baba Yaga, and more.

Submit directly to Miriam Sagan at

PS ~ we tweet also Miriam' Well regularly @PWPicnic, hashtag #nmpoetry
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