Tuesday, September 4, 2012

New Titles by No Tell Poets

China Cowboy by Kim Gek Lin Short (Tarpaulin Sky Press)

Reveal: All Shapes & Sizes by Bruce Covey (Bitter Cherry Books)

TRISM by Rebecca Loudon (Horseless Press)

cloudfang : : cakedirt by Daniela Olszewska (Horseless Press)

The Soft Place by Kate Schapira (Horseless Press)

Desiring Map by Megan Kaminski (Coconut Books)

Love Rise Up: Poems of Social Justice, Protest and Hope edited by Steve Fellner and Phil E. Young, Editors (Benu Press)

Manhater by Danielle Pafunda (Dusie Press)

Triggermoon Triggermoon by Julia Cohen (Black Lawrence Press)

Snowmen Losing Weight by Noah Falck (BatCat Press)

Homo Sentimentalis by Nicholas Manning (Otoliths)

Invisible City by Jane Joritz-Nakagawa (White Sky eBooks)

The Coldest Winter on Earth by David Dodd Lee (Marick Press)

Idylls for a Bare Stage by Magus Magnus (twentythreebooks)

Loud Dreaming in a Quiet Room by Betsy Wheeler (National Poetry Review Press)

Raymond Carver Will Not Raise Our Children by Dave Newman (Writers Tribe Books)

2012 Fall for the Book Festival

Organized by George Mason University and the City of Fairfax

September 26th to 30th, 2012

Poetry Events:

Wednesday — Rita Dove, Sonata Mulattica — receiving the Busboys and Poets Award
Thursday — Mason MFA Fellows Benjamin Bever, Sheila McMullen, and Mike Walsh; Carmen Giménez Smith, Goodbye, Flicker; Jane Hirshfield, Come, Thief; Tom Pow, In the Becoming.

Friday — Cathy Park Hong, Engine Empire; Susan Howe, That This.

Saturday — Elizabeth Arnold, Effacement; Brian Brodeur, Natural Causes; Danielle Cadena Deulen, Lovely Asunder; David Keplinger, The Prayers of Others; Joshua Kryah, We Are Starved; Christopher Nealon, Plummet; Mel Nichols, Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon; Tim Seibles, Fast Animal; Jonathan Stalling, Yingelish; Rod Smith, Deed.

Sunday — Brian Brodeur, Natural Causes; Danielle Cadena Deulen, Lovely Asunder; Melanie McCabe, History of the Body. Gazing Grain Press, reading by chapbook contest winner.

Click here for the Full Schedule of Events

Friday, May 18, 2012

New Titles by No Tell Poets

Measured Extravagance by Peg Duthie (Upper Rubber Boot Books)

My Love Is a Dead Arctic Explorer by Paige Ackerson-Kiely (Ahsahta Press)

Skin Shift by Matthew Hittinger (Sibling Rivalry)

Doll Studies: Forensics by Carol Guess (Black Lawrence Press)

the relational elations of ORPHANED ALGEBRA by Eileen R. Tabios and j/j hastain (Marsh Hawk Press)

Route by Julia Cohen and Mathias Svalina (Immaculate Disciples Press)

The Hartford Book by Samuel Amadon (Cleveland State University Poetry Center)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Dark Room Collective Reunion at Folger Shakespeare Library

The Dark Room Collective Reunion reading tour, NOTHING PERSONAL, is coming to the Folger Shakespeare Library April 30, 2012 as part of the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series.

The Collective was founded in 1987 as an informal community of African American poets supporting each other’s literary artistry. The members of this successful group have gone on to distinguished careers, marking significant achievements and winning many literary awards, including a Pulitzer Prize, several Cave Canem Poetry Prizes, fellowships, and a Woman of the Year award, among others.

The Collective is reuniting this year for a reading tour, including an evening in Washington, DC on Monday, April 30, 2012. The touring group members include Tisa Bryant, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Major Jackson, John Keene, Tracy K. Smith, Sharan Strange, Natasha Trethewey, and Kevin Young, and the event is moderated by Meta DuEwa Jones.

Below and attached is the press release for this event as well as a promotional flyer. Tickets are $15 adults / $7.50 students and can be purchased at the Folger box office, 202.544.7077, or www.folger.edu/poetry

Conversations and Connections Conference

APRIL 21, 2012

Conversations and Connections is not the same old writer’s conference.

Get the real scoop directly from the people who are making decisions about publishing every day. Conversations and Connections features editors from a mix of established and cutting-edge literary magazines and small presses, all of whom will be there to help you take the next step in publishing your work.

Face to face.

Conversations and Connections provides a comfortable, congenial environment where you can meet other writers, as well as editors and publishers. Our “speed dating with the editors” (one session is included in the registration fee, additional sessions available for $5) is a ten-minute meeting with an editor who will review the first two pages of a story, a novel synopsis, or a few poems, providing feedback on how you might improve your work or where you might consider sending it.

Something for everyone.

Our participants know the current markets. Whether you’re an experienced writer looking to take the next step, a newcomer looking for the coolest small presses, or anybody else sending your writing out into the world, Conversations and Connections has a panel you need to hear and an editor you need to meet. This year, we’ve updated our format to include more craft lectures and other advanced topics.

It’s Cheap! And You’ll Actually Leave with Stuff.

For a registration fee of only $65 (same as last year), you get the full-day conference, one ticket to “speed dating with the editors,” a subscription to a participating literary magazine, and a book from one of our speakers.

Helix & Nomads Book Tour

featuring Lea Graham & Timothy Bradford:

Thursday, April 12, 7:30pm: University of Tulsa, McFarlin's Library Faculty Lounge

Friday, April 13, 7pm: Nightbird Books, Dickson Street, Fayetteville, AR

Saturday, April 14, 7pm: The Raven Book Store, 6 E 7th Street, Lawrence, KS

Sunday, April 15, 6pm: Prospero’s Books, 1800 W. 39th St., Kansas City, MO

Monday, April 16, 4pm: Westminster College, Hermann Room of the Hunter Activity Center, Fulton, MO

Tuesday, April 17, 7pm: Best of Books, 1313 E. Danforth Rd., Edmond, OK

Thursday, April 19, 7:pm: University of Alabama

Lea Graham is the author of Hough & Helix & Where & Here & You, You, You (No Tell Books, 2011) and the chapbook, Calendar Girls (above ground press, 2006). Her poems, collaborations, reviews and articles have been published in journals and anthologies such as American Letters & Commentary, The City Visible, Notre Dame Review and The Capilano Review. Her translations are forthcoming in The Alteration of Silence: Recent Chilean Poetry through the University of New Orleans Press. She is Assistant Professor of English at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and a native of Northwest Arkansas.

Timothy Bradford is the author of the introduction to Sadhus (Cuerpos Pintados, 2003), a photography book on the ascetics of South Asia, and Nomads with Samsonite (BlazeVOX [books], 2011), a collection of poetry. His writing has appeared in numerous journals including 42Opus, DIAGRAM, CrossConnect, No Tell Motel, Mudlark, Upstairs at Duroc, ecopoetics, H_NGM_N, and Drunken Boat. In 2005, he received the Koret Foundation’s Young Writer on Jewish Themes Award for a novel-in-progress based on the history of the Vélodrome d’Hiver. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Tulsa.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Titles by No Tell Poets

The Nanopedia Quick-Reference Pocket Lexicon of Contemporary American Culture by Charles Jensen (MiPOESIAS Chapbook Series)

The World Will Deny It for You by Janaka Stucky (Ahsahta Press)

A Woman Traces the Shoreline by Sheila Squillante (Dancing Girl Press)

Continental Drifts by Cheryl Pallant (BlazeVOX)

Meeting Bone Man by Joseph Ross (Main Street Rag)

Drift by Alan King (Aquarius Press)

The Silhouettes by Lily Ladewig (Springgun Press)

Sinead O'Connor and her Coat of a Thousand Bluebirds by Neil de la Flor & Maureen Seaton (Firewheel Editions)

I'll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women edited by Caroline Bergvall, Laynie Browne, Teresa Carmody, and Vanessa Place (Les Figues Press)

Fjords Vol.1 by Zachary Schomburg (Black Ocean)

The Bone Folders by T.A. Noonan (Sundress Publications)

O Bon by Brandon Shimoda (Litmus Press)

Thou Sand By Michael Farrell (TinFish Press)

Mother Was a Tragic Girl by Sandra Simonds (Cleveland State University Poetry Center)

COMATOSE by J. A. Tyler (Patasola Press)

I'll Give You Something to Cry about: A Gathering of Stories by Corey Mesler (Queen's Ferry Press)

POD: Poems on Demand by Jordan Davis (Greying Ghost Press)