From our poetry-press love, Tarpaulin Sky:
Readers, writers, and friends,
Just a short email to remind everyone that the deadline for our full-length manuscript reading period is 31 October. New this year is the ability to send your manuscript via email as well as by USPS. We'll paste guidelines below; they are also available online here.
As always, you can keep on top of TSky Press's doings via the TSky News & Notes blog and the TSky Events blog, as well as via Facebo
Becca Klaver on Kate Durbin over at H_NGM_N!
A brief highlight:
"Girls who’d ignore you in front of some guy they liked, for example, or talk shit about you behind your back to other girls because they were jealous. Girls who were incredibly smart and yet would make fun of you for something stupid, like your period stained underwear. Certain feminists have talked about how the effects of the patriarchy are what have turned women against each other, and okay, that’s true.
"aaduna seeks to broaden the current online paradigms associated with publishing works by emerging writers and artists especially for people of color. From a multicultural viewpoint, aaduna comprehends the fact that while cultures and ethnicities tend to exist separate from each other, that development is a political, social, and contrived construct. Therefore, aaduna seeks to erase such artificial distinctions, and welcomes submissions from emerging writers and visual artist
Switchback poet Caroline Noble Whitbeck has work from a new project, 101 End-Time Recipes, up in the October issue of Elimae. She advises:
"Start with the simple cuts: the soft-cup /
bra atop the chainlink, snags"
...but we've got a slew of poems up over at HORSE LESS REVIEW #8!
Check out work by Switchbackers Jessica Bozek, Becca Klaver, and Dolly Lemke, plus our fellow Columbia College Chicago Poetry MFA compatriots Tyler Flynn Dorholt and Russell Jaffe.
The issue also includes other people Switchback hearts eternally, including Danielle Pafunda, Juliet Cook, Kate Durbin, and Samuel Day Wharton.
The New Salon: Poets in Conversation
Mónica de la Torre (with Robert N. Casper) Thursday, October 14th, 7:00 p.m. Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues New York, NY Translator and poet Mónica de la Torre’s second and most recent book of poems is “Public Domain” (Roof Books, 2008). In conversation with Robert N. Casper; co-sponsored with the Poetry Society of America.
Getting all Bookslutty on us again:
"Each woman is performing her identity for the ravenous audience, and a huge part of the performance of identity is the costumes we don and discard. Fashion is seen culturally as the most ubiquitous and feminine and therefore the lowest of the arts, the most shallow and market-driven. Teenage girls are obsessed with fashion, as are drag queens. Serious people, 'authentic' people, do not care about fashion."
Seems like other disciplines continue to ask the same kinds of questions we've been asking privately and VIDA's been asking publicly.
See the Venus article here.
Read more about the documentary here.
Join the conversation/community here.
San Francisco State University Poetry Center
Thursday, October 7th, 2010, 4:30pm
Marisa Crawford & Lizzy Acker
Lizzy Acker grew up in Oregon but she now lives in San Francisco where she collects bacon grease for hypothetical soap making projects, surfs, makes books and blogs at lizzyacker.com. She is the former co-curator of the Funny/Sexy/Sad reading series and she received her MFA from San Francisco State University. Her first book, Monster Party, a collecti
Hopefully by now you're aware of the important conversations going on over at the VIDA site, but if you're not, here are two to get you started.
What We Talk About When We Talk About 'The Count'
"The issue is, frankly, that publishing, reviews of one’s work, as well as awards, all help to further a writer’s “career.” This means, simply, that one is granted, via such recognition, the following: JOBS (more money + health insurance = greater health = more time to write); GRANT