October 27, 2011

Sunday, October 30
6:00pm - 9:00pm
West Village, NYC

A parade of poets through the West Village, on the eve of All Hallows' Eve.

Costumed performances by...

Hanna Andrews
Shanna Compton
Marisa Crawford
Nada Gordon
Jennifer Michael Hecht (new addition!)
Becca Klaver
Jennifer L. Knox
Mark Lamoureux
Sharon Mesmer
K. Silem Mohammad
Danielle Pafunda
Jennifer Tamayo

Map with route and reading points will be available at a later date, but we will likely be hitting Washington Square Park, Jefferson Market & Library, and other public spots in the West Village. (March with us, or meet us along the way.)

Start/End stop:

165 West 4th Street,
(Between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 206 8959

OPEN MIKE portion after parade finale. (Sign up at the event. Costumes encouraged!) 

October 27, 2011

For about the past five years or more, I’ve been mostly writing about ideas of separation or loss. Not really in terms of grief, but more specifically the shifts that take place when things “come apart.” My first book, Slope Move, is a book-length poem entirely about separation–from an “other”, from the self (feeling divided, or having an alternate consciousness) and from narrative (the changes that occur in a story due to passage of time, shifts in perception, and ‘flaws’ in memory.)

October 26, 2011

We have a fantastic group of women behind the scenes at Switchback Books, and our Assistant Managing Editor, Colleen O'Connor, is a superstar!

Colleen is reading in Chicago tomorrow afternoon, as part of the 33 Reading Series at Columbia College Chicago. We New Yorkers are jealous!

Go see Colleen along with nonfiction writer Toni Nealie and poets Leif Haven and Steve Roggenbuck.

October 20, 2011

Danielle Pafunda reads from Jennifer Tamayo's work next week at the VIDA: Women in Literary Arts event at NYU!

[event site]

October 14, 2011

Come one, come all, to one or all of Jennifer Tamayo's upcoming NYC appearances!

Poetry Project 

St. Mark's Church

Monday, Oct. 17th @ 8PM

w/ Robert Fernandez

The 4th Annual Poetry Brothel Masquerade 

The Back Room
102 Norfolk St, NYC-$10

Sunday, Oct. 23rd @ 9PM (til 2AM)

w/ the Poetry Whores 

The Stain of Poetry Series

Goodbye Blue Monday

1087 Broadway BK

Friday, November 18th @7PM

ALSO: meaty review of [red missed aches] at HTMLGIANT

ALSO: new video at LIP SYNC 

October 10, 2011

The latest strain of Feminism, the so-called Post-Gender moment, which seems to return, ironically, to Feminism’s original rally for otherness over mere resistance, not a pushing back but moving another direction entirely, into an unnamed space, wouldn’t satisfy Tamayo’s complexity of vision which must be gendered: “(there) that instance is the motherest of mothers/ I can’t/ write experience without her.” It’s a fierce sound Tamayo uses, beyond language, certainly Anzaldúa’s la loqueria, but also doubly defined by her as “the path to knowledge.”

Read the rest of the supersmart review here. Thanks, Molly Brodak!

Buy [Red Missed Aches] from SPD here or from Switchback here.

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