Eric Hoffman author of Life At Braintree (Dos Madres 2008), The American Eye (Dos Madres 2011), and By The Hours (Dos Madres 2013), has two new books out: Oppen: A Narrative and Chester Brown: Conversations.
Owen Lewis on YouTube reads at New York University from his new book of poems Sometimes Full Of Daylight.
Essay by David Katz: Freedom’s Form: Robert Duncan’s ‘My Mother Would Be A Falconress’ and the Metrical Code
David Katz (Claims of Home, Dos Madres Press 2010) essay “Freedom’s Form: Robert Duncan’s ‘My Mother Would Be a Falconress’ and the Metrical Code” in Kin Poetry Journal.
Saturday, May 4, 10 am -4 pm. –California— Community of Creative Writing Retreat –Writers in any genre and with any experience level are invited write and share amidst natural beauty overlooking the Ohio River at Thomas More College’s Biology Field Station Education Center & Lodge. Led by award-winning author Richard Hague and Thomas More College’s Writer-in-Residence Pauletta Hansel, the retreat will provide a balance of writing time, community sharing and writing instruction. Bring a brownbag lunch. New fee of only $20 for this all-day retreat! ($15 for TMC students and alumni.) Information and registration at 859-344-3304 or http://www.
Drawings by Basil King
“The specificity of Burt Kimmelman’s poems has, for more than thirty years, been a singularly locating force. It situates us in space, in relation to the luminosity of objects, art, and one another. That every shadow of wonder can stand forth in the most familiar words is the gift this poet offers his readers time and again.” – Susan Howe
Come to the Book Launch at Poets House on September 20th, 7-9. (Please save the date!) Directions: PoetsHouse.org.
Ten Interview Questions for the Next Big Thing
What is your working title of your book?
My book is called Hey Folly.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
The man in the library with the pantyhose on his head will be played by the man in the
library with the pantyhose on his head. Amy Leach will be played by a bog in blossom.
Ashley Capps will be played by 1,000 newly-liberated goats. Anna will be played by
Connie Britton, sassy styles. Choi Jeong Rye will be played by an unmarked snowfield in
a great American city. Atoo will be played by Atoo, with Lillian Gish as her understudy.
The movie will be three days long and made of decayed film. It will be projected, out-of-
doors, on the featureless side of a whitewashed old building and supper will be served on
the grounds. No dialogue, just music.
This, the morning after the Joseph-Beth Booksellers three-poets reading that went down on St Patrick’s Day : an audience of about two dozen for one professor-poet in his late ’50s (Norman Finkelstein), one publisher-poet in his late ’60s (Robert Murphy), and the master poet, in his mid-’70s (Michael Heller). I mention those ages as much to indicate the richness of poetic witness & expertise in the offing as to draw attention to the fact that poetry is a lifelong engagement for some of us… the long haul goes on forever, as Word-Path and as Stand & Deliver Caravan-Pachanga : Each of the poets read for from 15 to 20 minutes, a compact of admirable concision, dramatic in its successive brevities…
Saturday, February 16, 1-3 pm, with reading at Roebling Point Bookstore:
Ruth Handel’s comments on “Allowing Women on the Front Lines” were published in the New York Times’ Opinion Pages on Friday , January 25, 2013. Handel’s personal experience of her mother’s service in the Navy during WWI moved her to praise the recent Defense Department move to open combat roles to female soldiers. Handel’s book of poems - Tugboat Warrior (Dos Madres 2013) explores her mother’s experiences and the effects on her family. You may read Ruth’s letter below.
Seattle, Friday February 22, 7pm - http://www.elliottbaybook.com
Raising funds for the publication of an early and selected poems to be published by Dos Madres Press in 2013. http://www.kickstarter.com/
Jennifer Arin will be reading along with Janell Moon, who is the current Poet Laureate of Emeryville (in the San Francisco Bay Area).
Friday, January 18th, at 7 P.M., at Expressions Gallery in Berkeley, California (2035 Ashby Avenue).
Ann Loveland, whose paintings appeared paired with Lianne Spidel’s poems in Pairings won the highest award given in a prestigious juried art exhibit called “Our Town” held in Birmingham, Michigan, ”Gladioli” was selected for a Golden Award, for which the prize was $1000. The judge was a curator at the Detroit Art Institute.
“Theories” and “Hibiscus,” also in Pairings, were honorees in other exhibits. “Theories” was the 2010 winner of a competition in Canton, Michigan, that prize leading to a one-artist exhibit in 2012. “Hibiscus” toured with the Michigan Water Color Association Traveling Show in 2011. Another of Ann Loveland’s paintings, “Tea for Charlotte,” an award winner in the spring competition, is traveling in the current Michigan Water Color Society show.
We are proud to announce that Sara Dailey’s Earlier Lives has been nominated for the 25th annual Minnesota Book Awards in poetry.