Friday, November 11, 2016

NORMAN FINKELSTEIN READINGS

Norman Finkelstein will have two readings this weekend, Nov. 12 and 13, 2016:
“From their earliest setting out, the poems of Norman Finkelstein have fetched a new Vision, not only mapping but marking the Vision with supernal inscription, the signature of Heaven as it were. And theirs is not a cold heaven. Nothing in these poems is imposed or rehearsed. What is permanently remarkable here is that the work goes forward to imagine what no American poetry has imagined before: a society of Vision.” — Donald Revell

On Saturday

"Total Midrash"/A Talk and Reading

1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
Society for the Advancement of Judaism (SAJ)
15 W 86th St (Just off Central Park West)
New York, New York

Norman writes: "In my poetry and criticism, I have used to the term "midrash" (however cautiously) to help me to better understand how my (Jewish) imagination works, and more specifically, to conceptualize what I’m up to in a given poem. In this talk, I will discuss these concepts and read some of my poetry, considering how my work, somewhere on the borderline of the sacred and the profane, may be considered an instance of contemporary midrashic writing."


On Sunday

Book Launch Reading and Celebration

3 PM - 5 PM
Suite Bar
992 Amsterdam Avenue @ 109th Street
NYC

Red Harlem Readers invites you to a gala reading and celebration of the publication of The Ratio of Reason to Magic by Norman Finkelstein. The festivities will begin with a brief introduction and reminiscence by David M. Katz and will end with a reading by Norman. In between five brother-poets of Norman's will read a poem of Norman's plus a poem of their own in response. Besides Norman, the readers will be Michael Heller, David M. Katz, Burt Kimmelman, and Hugh Seidman.


Monday, October 24, 2016

EILEEN TABIOS AT THE SITTING ROOM, OCT. 29

Eileen Tabios will present THE CONNOISSEUR OF ALLEYS along with her other 2016 books during this event celebrating Filipino American History Month. You're invited:

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MARY MACKEY ON USING "CREATIVE TRANCE"


Mary Mackey's essay, "Using Creative Trance To Write Visionary Fiction" is now up at the Visionary Fiction Alliance Website. Enjoy reading HERE!


Wednesday, October 5, 2016

RECOMMENDATION FOR EILEEN TABIOS POEM

Eileen R. Tabios' poem "It's Curtains" is recommended by Melissa Studdard in VIDA's series, "Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015." The poem is one of the poems in Eileen's latest Marsh Hawk Press book, THE CONNOISSEUR OF ALLEYS.


Monday, September 26, 2016

PAOLO JAVIER AMONG POETS TO READ BARBARA GUEST

You are invited to:

Metamorphosis: A Reading from the work of poet Barbara Guest

DATE AND TIME: 
October 1, 2016 - 2:00PM
EVENT LOCATION: 
Kray Hall
ADMISSION: 
Free & Open to the Public
Join us for a poetry reading and closing reception as we take one last look at the landmark exhibition, creative collaboration, and friendship between poet Barbara Guest and painter Fay Lansner. Contemporary poets Mel Elberg, Susan Gevirtz, Peter Gizzi, Paolo Javier, E. Tracy Grinnell, and erica kaufman, among others, will pay tribute to the life and work of the New York School poet and read from her Collected Poems
EVENT SPONSORED BY: 
Poets House

SANDY McINTOSH ON PBS/FRONTLINE

From Sandy McIntosh, author of several books including, most recently, A HOLE IN THE OCEAN:

            "The foreign press is waiting for you," the hostess of the Chat Noir, our local coffee shop told me, her eyes directing me to the back table.
                And, indeed, they were: The Washington bureau chiefs of "Le Figaro," the French daily, and "Die Zeit," the German weekly, a feature writer from "Jyllands-Posten" from Denmark, and his photographer- wife.
                I've been having an odd kind of fun these past six months giving print and TV interviews. Although I had a new book out in early spring, not one of my interviewers was interested in publicizing it. Instead, they all, foreign and domestic, wanted to know about the four years during which I knew Donald Trump and went to military school with him. Therefore, following Gore Vidal's advice to never miss an opportunity to have sex or go on television, I assented modestly to each invitation to tell what has now become my set routine of four or five Donald Trump stories.
                I will probably never see most of the TV interviews. But I do know that I've been dubbed into Hebrew, Portuguese, German and French. From what I've heard, I come off much more articulate and intelligent when dubbed. So I've begged the producer of the one interview I will see (this Tuesday night) that if he includes any of my comments in the film to please have James Earl Jones over-dub me.

PBS / FRONTLINE: “The Choice 2016” Tuesday 9:00 pm in most cities.

Here is the cover of Sandy's book that the press won't publicize:



Sunday, September 25, 2016