Sunday, February 12, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
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
Posted by EILEEN at 3:46 PM
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Paolo Javier has a new project out, a work from Texte Und Tone, Ur'lyeh/Aklopolis, a collaboration 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, SEEN, and printed by Keegan Cooke at Circadian Press.
5" x 8"; 30 pages.
Posted by EILEEN at 10:36 AM
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Robert Gibb's AFTER, chosen by Mark Doty for Marsh Hawk Press' Poetry Prize, receives a review in the Pittsburgh City Paper! You can see review HERE, but here's an excerpt:
When Robert Gibb quotes modernist master Ezra Pound saying, “The natural object / is always the adequate symbol,” in his Poundian poem “Cathay,” it’s a sign that what follows leans heavily on imagery and precise language. Gibb doesn’t disappoint as the poem unwinds in a series of painterly images (“The pleached frazzled asphalt / still splotchy with rain … / The guardrail, the river / still blue through the trees”) that add up to something emotionally evocative in his well-crafted lines.
Posted by EILEEN at 9:55 AM
Sunday, January 29, 2017
|THE FOURTEENTH ANNUAL MARSH HAWK PRESS POETRY PRIZE|
The Marsh Hawk Press Robert Creeley Memorial Award
Named for the late Poet and Member of the Marsh Hawk Press Advisory Board
The Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award
Named for the late Poet and Marsh Hawk Press Editor
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2017
Meena AlexanderMeena Alexander is an award winning author and scholar. Her new book of poetry, Atmospheric Embroidery, was published in 2015 by Hachette India. Her volumes of poetry include Birthplace with Buried Stones, Illiterate Heart (winner of the PEN Open Book Award), Raw Silk and Quickly Changing River. Her poetry has been translated into several languages and set to music. She has written the acclaimed autobiography, Fault Lines as well as two novels. She is author of the academic study Women in Romanticism and the book of essays Poetics of Dislocation. She is Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York and teaches at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York.
Click here to read poems from Meena Alexander’s newest collection of poetry, Atmospheric Embroidery (2015)
Posted by EILEEN at 3:07 PM
"Basil King: Bird Scripts," Opening February 25, 2017 - 5 to 7pm.
John Molloy Gallery, 49 East 78th Street, 2nd floor, New York City
Regular gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday, 11 am to 6 pm and Saturday 11 am to 5 pm.
There will be a screening of "Basil King:MIRAGE," a 22-minute film by Nicole Peyrafitte and Miles Joris-Peyrafitte,
followed by a poetry reading by Basil King at the gallery on March 18, 3pm - 5pm.
King has been working with bird images since 197l. The works on exhibit were all made between 2013 and 2017. The world-wide city pigeon is a central inspiration for King works that range through many emotions. Below, Perch, mixed media on canvas, 34" x 48" - 2016.
This show follows two museum shows in North Carolina this past fall.
"Basil King: Between Painting and Writing" --September 2 to December 24, 2016
Curated by Vincent Katz and Brian Butler at the Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center, Asheville, NC.
This mini-retrospective included King’s cover art for some 60 poetry books and journals, along with 18 paintings and 138 small works on paper. Also featured was a screening of the Nicole Peyrafitte-Miles Joris-Peyrafitte film, "Basil King: MIRAGE" and a reading by Basil King of his poetry. Below, the opening with King's book-cover art in vitrines, and a painting from The Cards.
"Basil King’s Birds" -- October 28 to November 19, 2016
Curated by Tom Patterson and art department staff at St. Andrews University, Laurinburg, NC.
This show, focused on King’s bird images, was part of a semester-long Black Mountain College Festival, with many exciting artists, dancers, poets and Black Mountain historians in residence for short visits. Below, partial view of installation at St. Andrew's University Museum.
Posted by EILEEN at 3:04 PM