Thursday, March 23, 2017

THE MARSH HAWK REVIEW, SPRING 2017


Edited by Mary Mackey, The Spring 2017 edition of The Marsh Hawk Review is now out!  Go HERE for the issue and Archive of past issues.  The Spring issue features the following poets:


Corinne Robins
Maxine Hong Kingston
Wil Gibson
Thomas Fink and Maya D. Mason
Susan Terris
Susan Kelly-DeWitt
Steve Fellner
Stephen Paul Miller
Sandy McIntosh
Rusty Morrison
Rochelle Ratner
Robert Gibb
Richard Loranger
Rafael Jesús Gonzalez
Puma Perl
Paul Pines
Patricia Carlin
Michael Rerick
Marge Piercy
Joshua McKinney
Brad Buchanan
Jon Curley
Joan Gelfand
Jane Ormerod
Jane Hirshfield
George Quasha
Daniel Lawless
Eileen Tabios
Dennis Nurkse
Daniel Morris
Basil King
Claudia Carlson

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

POETRY & MUSIC FOR ED FOSTER'S "SOWING THE WIND"

The public is invited to:


"Sowing the Wind"
Poetry and Music Event for the
 Publication of Ed Foster's New Book
(Marsh Hawk Press)

Hosted by Yunus Tuncel
Piano Performance by Aysegul Durakoglu
Poetry Reading by Ed Foster


About the Poet: Edward Foster

Ed Foster has written, translated, and edited forty books to date. Sowing the Wind is his sixteenth book of poetry, including volumes in Russian, Slovenian, and Romanian, and individual poems in Turkish. He is the founding editor of Talisman House, Publishers, and Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.

A long gnostic poem, Sowing the Wind interrogates modern notions of friendship, which, compromised by possession, need, and performance, becomes in our time simply and essentially another expression of change.  

"As a writer, critic, editor, and teacher, Ed Foster is inveterately Apollonian: lucid, balanced, well organized." —American Book Review

"[Foster's poetry] reads in its entirety like a hymn to intellectual beauty. Its mood is almost always one of deep contemplation, a search for harmony among tangled relations. Each poem is an attempt to bring an inner light to the surface of the paper…Each word has a feeling of critical distinction, as if distilled out of some more turbulent compound of longing and agitation."—Jacket2

"Edward Foster's poetry, always exacting and infinitely sweeping, comes to us like a whisper from behind our own ears... His poems suspend themselves just above language, connotative of some understanding—perhaps common to all of us—that recedes at the brink of words…"—Brooklyn Rail


About the Pianist: Aysegul Durakoglu 

Since her highly acclaimed New York Debut, Aysegul Durakoglu has been concertizing nationally and internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. She received her Masters from Juilliard School and a PhD from NYU and has been serving on the Music and Technology Program at the Stevens Institute of Technology.  A pioneer of Debussy’s piano music, she has recorded all his Etudes, and recently released a solo album, Dances through the Keyboard, recorded at the Jazz at Lincoln Center.

About the Host: Yunus Tuncel
Yunus Tuncel, Ph.D. (New School for Social Research), is a teacher of philosophy. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Nietzsche Circle and the Editorial Board of its electronic journal, The Agonist. His book Towards a Genealogy of Spectacle (Eye Corner Press, 2011) addresses issues in theories of art and spectacle. His most recent book, Agon in Nietzsche, came out in 2013 (Marquette University Press). He works on intersections between various cultural expressions such as music and philosophy, philosophy and poetry/literature or philosophy and arts in general. He also organizes, within the framework of Philomobile, cultural tours to explore creations of culture on location.


Date: April 9Sunday
Time: 6-7:15 PM

Thursday, March 9, 2017

PAUL PINES REVIEWED IN JEWISH QUARTERLY


David M. Katz offers a lovely review of Paul Pines' CHARLOTTE SONGS and Michael Heller's DIANOIA in Jewish Quarterly. You can see entire review HERE, but here's an excerpt of what was said about Paul's poetry:

as deceptively simple in their clear images and common speech as they are, these poems are songs sung from the heart of this poet: they transcend as well as embody the occasion. The light touch of Pines’s handling of the poetic line lends a subtle melody to the sparest of metaphors. In “We Walk” he describes his emotion on a September morning as he and Charlotte are about to part on her first day of school:
my heart a leaf
about to
fall
So much is captured; even more is suggested. 



Sunday, February 12, 2017

ANNUAL MARSH HAWK PRESS BOOK LAUNCH

The public is invited to the annual Marsh Hawk Press book launch which will be held at Poets House, New York City. It will be Friday, May 19th at 6-8 pm. Join us in celebrating the publication of our fall 2016 and spring 2017 titles:












Saturday, February 11, 2017

A REVIEW FOR TANA JEAN WELCH!


Tana Jean Welch's award-winning Latest Volcano receives a review from Tampa Review online! You can see entire review HERE, but here's an excerpt:
Perhaps the best part of Welch’s collection is the continuous presence of two emotions—happiness and sorrow—that occur simultaneously within each poem. These polar opposite feelings are why Welch’s writing oozes intensity and suspense



Thursday, February 9, 2017

PAOLO JAVIER HAS NEW BOOK!


Paolo Javier has a new project out, a work from Texte Und Tone, Ur'lyeh/Aklopoliscollaboration with Listening Center (David Mason) & Fel Santos. Its edition is published in limited quantities, but the book and cassette comes with a mind blowing poster courtesy of SEEN Studios. 

You can listen to a live performance from the work here. Here's a project description:


cosmos breach. elder gods open yaw way south. planet swallowed doe-like, achilles star seashell leash heel to the thought. swells, dementia, hunger, urgency, seratonin blow bent tap dance little alsatian nonsense, clause thrum for bias


Poet Paolo Javier and Ghost Box recording artist Listening Center collaborate on an exploratory assemblage of clangorous sounds and mysterious fragments of speech. Field recordings of a shadowy Filipino poet are the starting point for a darkened journey through an underworld of language and postcolonial haunting.


Risograph publication. Fifth title in Flugschriften series. 100 copies only. All copies come with cassette and poster. A handful of posters are also available separately for purchase. (Please inquire.) Designed by Rob Carmichael, SEENand printed by Keegan Cooke at Circadian Press.

5" x 8"; 30 pages.