The What: Switchback is joining forces with Sarabande Books, Red Morning Press, and Red Hen Press to bring you a supernova-strength reading. The Who: Ivy Alvarez, Thomas Heise, Peggy Munson (via DVD!), Liz Bradfield, Brandi Homan, Sean Norton, Jason Bredle, Charles Hood, Eva Saulitis, Nickole Brown, Cate Marvin, Jen Tynes, Mónica de la Torre, Simone Muench, and Caroline Noble Whitbeck The When: Friday, February 1st @ 7:00pm The Where: 11th St Bar, 510 E. 11st St. (between Avenues A & B), New York, NY 10009, Phone: 212-982-3929

Chicago Marathon Reading

Be sure to stop by and check out Switchback at this year's Chicago Marathon Reading. We will be selling our wordy wares at the special low low price of $10/book. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHICAGO MARATHON READING an off-site event coinciding with the 2007 Modern Language Association convention. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28th from 7-9:30 pm at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago 112 S. Michigan Avenue, in the Ballroom. FREE and ADA accessible to the public. Co-sponsored by the the Writing Program at the Schoolof the Art Institute and the Poetry Foundation. OVER 50 POETS: Quraysh Ali Lansana, Joe Amato, Robert Archambeau, Dodie Bellamy, Ray Bianch

Happy Holidays + Many Thanks

Here's hoping everyone is having a terrific holiday season, celebrating with loved ones! Because it is the year's end, there are many, many people that we at Switchback would like to thank for all their hard work, support, and enthusiasm about our project. We hope you understand how much you mean to us! Here are a few folks that I, personally, would like to thank. For everything: Hanna Andrews, Becca Klaver, Kristin Aardsma, Cathy Nieciecki, Angie Homan, Daniela Olszweska, Mónica de la Torre, Caroline Noble Whitbeck, Peggy Munson, Beth Sampson, Jen Watman, Rachel Finkelstein, Melissa Severin, Addie Palin, Kristy Bowen, Jose Gonzalez, Joan Larkin, Arielle Greenberg, Simone Muench, David

Switchback Storefront

Whether you're looking for a last-second holiday gift, a New Year's Day present, or a pre-AWP token of affection, we've got you covered. From t-shirts to beer steins to magnets, our new Cafepress storeis outfitted to meet all your giving needs. Feel free to pick up a little somethin' somethin' for yourself as well as for the feminist poetry press-loving person(s) in your life.

YouTube Hearts Mónica de la Torre

For real: Hear the lovely and brilliant Mónica de la Torre read work from Talk Shows as well as work from her new manuscript, Public Domain, during the Lunch Poems series at UC Berkeley. Her introduction begins around 2:45 minutes, and she begins reading around 5:00. We're so proud of her!


We're on the list--Check out this month's issue of Bitch mag for a mention of your favorite feminist press... p.s. Thanks Susan for the shout out. Looking forward to the first issue!

Mónica de la Torre Reading

Mónica de la Torre reads tonight. Pegasus Books Downtown 2349 Shattuck Avenue Berkeley, CA She will be accompanied by Garrett Caples.

Announcing new Contest Editors

Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding this year's contest, we are bringing aboard two new contest editors, Addie Palin and Melissa Severin, to help with the 2007 Gatewood Prize. I have known both women for several years now and have the utmost confidence in their abilities as editors. Welcome aboard, guys! Addie Palin moved to Chicago after receiving her MFA from the University of Montana in 2004, where she was a recipient of the Richard Hugo Memorial Scholarship. She has had poems published in Faultline and Kalliope, and was a 2005 finalist for the Univeristy of Arizona Poetry Center Summer Residency Contest. She is currently working for a small Chicago advertising agency while finish

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