September 23, 2007

Everyone's favorite editorial assistant / intern coordinator, Daniela Olszewka reads tomorrow at Manhattan's as part of the "Elbowing Off the Stage" reading series:


featuring poetry by Daniela Olszewska, Ivan
Ramos, Rey Escobar, and Jesse Crouse

Monday, September 24

7:00 P.M.

Manhattan's Bar
415 S Dearborn St(312) 957-0460
near the corner of Congress and Dearborn

Thank you to everyone who participated in and supported the last reading.
It was a tremendous success!

Continue to spread the word--readers of all genres & drinkers of all libations
are welcome. (This one may include some surprise fiction writers!)

Feel free to contact Nicole Wilson with inquires, reading interest, or statements
of inspiration at

Be there or be elbowless.

Also, in case you're not aware of the situation in Aurora, check this out. If you'd like to take action (as I have), visit Daniela's blog for details.

September 17, 2007

Had a blast at Renegade this weekend... here's some memories:

September 12, 2007

Check out Verse Daily to see work by Patty Seyburn, our 2007 judge for the Gatewood Prize!

After you've read her beautiful poem, submit to our beautiful contest.

September 8, 2007

We're thrilled to announce that Our Classical Heritage: A Homing Device by Caroline Noble Whitbeck is now available. Get your hands on this powerhouse via Switchback's website, through SPD, or at Amazon.

C.D. Wright's a fan: 

Opening with benisons infused with invective, Caroline Whitbeck's debut book reveals the armature of a classicist and the musculature of a crunk artist. The tone is forever-young exuberant; the vocabulary crosses every threshold, yet they are but understory to a flaming canopy. So, "strap a beefsteak to that, throw a / trainwreck. Hands / down where the money is these / days."

As is Jen Tynes:

The white breaks and silences are just as captivating and curious as the word-thirsty explosions in these poems; both are the buzz rising from an underground something: part sarcophagus (flesh eater? flesh keeper?), part dynamic new kind of wiring.

Get your hands on your copy of Our Classical Heritage: A Homing Device, the winner of the 2006 Gatewood Prize as...

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