Are you a Facebook junky? A technophile? Or do you just like summarizing your life in 140 words or less?
Switchback is looking for someone in the Chicago area to help us make the most of Web 2.0... a Communications Specialist who could help us with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, this blog, etc, etc.
Our new initiatives (our outreach efforts, the new office, and upcoming fundraising challenges, not to mention our current book and upcoming contest) are so exciting that we need someone to help us properly share all of our goings-on with the world!
If you or someone you know is interested, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brandi Homan's Bobcat Country is the unholy love child of Lynda Barry and Ween. Fabulously honest, surprising, and hilarious, these poems are a TGIFriday's extravaganza of retarded American enthusiasm, deftly rendered. Homan loves the "Fuck yeaaaah!"s our culture hoots just before it drives its rental car off a cliff. Her details are so spot on, their mere presence relieves us of the need for contrived, "poetic" resolutions. That's what makes the poems true—there are no easy answers in them. They make me proud to be a woman, and yet, simultaneously, wanna sincerely rock out in a parking lot to rape rock.—Jennifer L. Knox
If you live in, on, near, or around New York come see Jessica Bozek among many other talented poets for Stain of Poetry Reading Series hosted by Ana Božičević and Amy King.
March 26: Jessica Bozek, Kate Braid, Melissa Broder, Jackie Clark, Cate Marvin, Brett Eugene Ralph
Reading will take place at Goodbye Blue Monday in Brooklyn. An art and music space, library, bar, sculpture garden & magic cave, Goodbye Blue Monday is at 1087 Broadway in Bushwick.
"At each reading, you will hear a range of poetries and reading styles, as well as meet poets and appreciators, many who have traveled from the four corners. Please pass the word and invite your friends – we hope to see you at each month’s end, ready to share a word or two and a glass of something fresh!"
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
8:00pm - 11:00pm
3614 N. Damen Ave.
curated by Allison Gruber and Erin Teegarden
Remember when you first discovered Feminism? You were young and idealistic. You worshiped the Earth Goddess and told your dad to "Fuck off". You slapped, "subvert the dominant paradigm" stickers on your Dodge Omni, told your mom to read bell hooks. Remember Adrienne Rich, Audrey Lord, Ani Difranco, that "oh-my-God-I-AM-being oppressed!" feeling? Remember the notion that you needed to free all women from patriarchy's restraints? Of course you were crestfallen when you realized the rest of the world did not share your ideals. Navigating the treacherous terrain of sexuality, employment, and relationships is no easy feat for an unapologetic Feminist (and worse if she's wearing high heels). Home Ec taught us to sew a crappy pair of shorts. But we needed a different kind of education. In a world where Hugh Hefner is a house hold name, and young women repeatedly insist:...
Why do some diseases affect women more than men? Why do women respond to some drugs and treatment therapies differently than men? What environmental factors and behaviors most influence women's health?
We don't know. But we want to find out. And we need your help.