Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Titles by No Tell Poets

The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits by Kim Gek Lin Short (Tarpaulin Sky Press)

from unincorporated territory [saina] by Craig Santos Perez (Omnidawn)

Almost Dorothy by Neil de la Flor (Marsh Hawk Press)

The Devastation by Jill Alexander Essbaum (Cooper Dillion Books)

Like a Sea by Samuel Amadon (University of Iowa Press)

A Cake Appeared by Shane Jones (Scrambler Books)

wild life rifle firewild life rifle fire by Paul Siegell (Otoliths)

Monday, February 22, 2010

This Week at No Tell Motel

sarah k bell is a pantheon for gods of black & green this week at No Tell Motel.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Dzanc Creative Writing Day: DC

Barrelhouse is organizing the Washington, DC Edition of Dzanc Books' National Creative Writing Workshop Day on March 20, 2010. Workshops will be held across the country (40 states!), with all the proceeds going to support Dzanc's teaching and writers in residence programs. The DC workshop will be held from 1 til 5:00 at the Wonderland Ballroom (upstairs), at 1101 Kenyon Street, Washington, DC. It'll run you $50.

Seating is limited. Seriously. Sign up today.

Our workshop will be a small, hands-on kind of thing, with craft lectures, writing exercises, and discussion. Focusing on elements of poetry, prose, and the new forms emerging from their overlap, this event will give hands-on feedback and insightful instruction to established and aspiring writers, all with Barrelhouse's patented pop culture sensibility and sense of humor. Participants include Barrelhouse editors Dan Brady, Dave Housley, and Mike Ingram, as well as writer Laura Ellen Scott and poet and publisher Reb Livingston.

Oh yeah, we're doing the workshop in the upstairs of a bar. And a damn good one at that. Probably there will be happy hour afterwards. Something to consider, we suppose.

Each participant will receive a free copy of Barrelhouse, as well as ninja style writing skills, and a damn good time.

Sign up today!

Monday, February 15, 2010

This Week at No Tell Motel

Lance Newman emotes top to bottom this week at No Tell Motel.

Friday, February 12, 2010

15% Off Sale on all No Tell Books Titles at Lulu

Use Promo Code: WASHINGTON to save 15% on all No Tell Books titles at Lulu, including the latest releases: PERSONATIONSKIN by Karl Parker, God Damsel by Reb Livingston and Cadaver Dogs by Rebecca Loudon.

Offer valid through 2/15

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Titles by No Tell Poets

Underground National by Sueyeun Juliette Lee (Factory School)

The Wonderfull Yeare by Nate Pritts (Cooper Dillon Books)

For the H in Ghost by Julia Cohen (Brave Men Press)

Approaching Ice by Elizabeth Bradfield (Persea Books)

Runoff by Clay Matthews (BlazeVox)

Poems for Lainna by rob mclennan (above/ground press)

Out of the Box: Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets edited by Michael Farrell and Jill Jones (Puncher and Wattmann)

Monday, February 8, 2010

This Week at No Tell Motel

Rebecca Lindenberg sings into this or that myth this week at No Tell Motel.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dzanc Books' Best of the Web 2010

Congratulations to Joanna Ruocco! Her poem "When I Worked For Madonna" was selected by guest editor Kathy Fish and Matt Bell for inclusion in Dzanc Books' Best of the Web 2010.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Delirious Hem: This is What a Feminist [Poet] Looks Like #2

Delirious Hem announces: This is What a Feminist [Poet] Looks Like #2, where each day this week you will find new responses.


Monday February 1: Ching-In Chen, Jennifer Bartlett, & Kate Durbin
Tuesday February 2: Juliet Cook & Kate Schapira
Wednesday February 3: Kirsten Kaschock & Michele Battiste
Thursday February 4: Michelle Detorie & Stephanie Strickland
Friday February 5: T.A. Noonan & Theodora Danylevich

There are likely as many strains and modes of feminist poetics as there are of feminism, but in reviews, discussions, and even our own manifestos, we often fall into shorthand that fails to explore this valuable friction, our own variations. I'd longed for unpacking, and so issued this open-ended call:

This is What a Feminist [Poet] Looks Like: what branch of feminism, model of feminist poetics, feminist icon, or etc. informs your poetry? Or, from which of these does your poetry diverge? Are there particular feminist tactics you employ? Do you consider yourself a feminist in many ways, but don't particularly involve it in the poetry? Feel free to take liberties with the questions! Short, long, essay, manifesto, whatever appeals to you!

Our first forum was full of such provocative, funny, thoughtful, revealing, and kick-ass work, I thought we'd better run another. We hope you'll enjoy and join in the conversation. If you post on your own blog in response to this conversation, please drop a note in the comments!

PERSONATIONSKIN Reviewed in Open Letters Monthly

. . . so many tricks up his sleeve! (Which, by the way, is already lodged up a hand puppet.) What you must believe is that Parker is not a gimmicky poet. He uses these moves so smartly, I never felt peeved, just entertained, as though by clever cocktail conversation that could be called “sparkling” if it weren’t so dark. But this book isn’t merely clever—and this too is a word I don’t use in any pejorative sense—it’s frequently gorgeous and brilliant . . .

—Elisa Gabbert at Open Letters Monthly, read entire review here


This Week at No Tell Motel

Carol Guess plots murder on a lazy gray pontoon this week at No Tell Motel.