Monday, May 15, 2017


Saturn Series Poetry Reading NYC - May 15 at 8pm -10pm
Features 4 extraordinary Wordsmiths :
Stephen Paul Miller, Anton Yakovlev, Dorothy Friedman, Jennifer Juneau
At Shades of Green Pub and Restaurant, 125 East 15th St between 3rd Ave. and Irving Place, New York.
Bring your work to read in the open!​​

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Basil King's latest Marsh Hawk Press book, HISTORY NOW, is reviewed by Eileen Tabios in Galatea Resurrects!  You can see the review HERE, but here's an excerpt:
The blurber Ammiel Alcalay (aptly) says about History Now that the book presents “the perspective of someone who has been trained not just to look but to see, and not to miss anything in his field of vision.” I agree, but I’d expand that to say that King doesn’t just see everything (in his field of vision) but he wants to see everything. Surely what King has accomplished in this book (as well as his other accomplishments as both writer and a visual artist) would not have been possible without such an immense desire.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017



Spring 2017 Book Launch
& Party at Poets House, NYC

When: Friday, May 19, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Poets House
10 River Terrace
New York City

Free and Open to the Public
Celebrating the publication of:
"Visionary, honed, distilled, charged with the immediacy of a dream before you coax it into a story and the challenges of our baffling history, Carlin's poems remind me- entirely on their own terms- of the intimate 'you must change your life' urgency of the Duino Elegies." -D. Nurkse
BASIL KING: History Now
"'Perspective' is what King brings to his vivid, hybrid writing. It is the perspective of someone who has been trained not just to look but to SEE... King's work always yields what his old now departed friend Amiri Baraka called'emotional validity.'" -Ammiel Alcalay
BURT KIMMELMAN: Abandoned Angel
"By way of a precise and pared-down language these poems artfully render a physical world while simultaneously serving as objects to be engaged for the contemplation of such a world... what might at first seem to be simple narrative progressions can often startlingly make manifest deeply heartfelt human illuminations."-Hugh Seidman

EDWARD FOSTER: Sowing the Wind
"As a writer, critic, editor, and teacher, Ed Foster is inveterately Apollonian: lucid, balanced, well organized." -American Book Review

Saturday, April 29, 2017


From now through to May 2, you can listen for free to a New Dimensions Radio interview with Mary Mackey about the Goddess -Worshiping Cultures of Prehistoric Europe. She talks about many things, including her travels to Romania and Bulgaria where she did much of the on-site research for the four novels of her Earthsong Trilogy. You can listen via the following link:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Robert Gibb's After and "Spring Sequence" is featured on Poetry Daily!  Congratulations Robert!  You can go see the poem HERE!.

Thursday, March 23, 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


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