Please note: NEW ADDRESS FOR LYN HEJINIAN EVENT 30 January 2007 at 7pm with translators Virginie Poitrasson launching LENTEMENT, and Martin Richet sharing excerpts from translation-in-process of The Fatalist. AT: Le NEXT, 17 rue tiquetonne, 75002.
Also not to miss this January!:
1) Special event with Moving Parts Jan 5th
2) Sarah Riggs trns in French with David Lespiau reading trans of the Waldrops 10th Jan
3) Live Poets 16th January with Vivienne Vermes, Damian Lennon & Derry O’Sullivan
5) Steve Dalachinsky’s event the 18th
6) The Modern Poetry in Translation event the 22nd or Tin House event the 29th at Shakespeare & Co.
7) Claire Potter launching her first book with translations by Christophe Lamiot Enos at VV the 25th
8) Lyn Hejinain reading for IVY Writers at LE NEXT the 30th
+ SO MUCH MORE—ie: Events set up at the American Libaray, readings in French at Violette & Co, some excellent readings at Village Voice are also to be had! Also, check in at Shakespeare to find out whether the open mic at Lizard Lounge will be happening this month!!!
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Part I: Readings (w/asterisks) & Other Events in order of date for December 2006 & January 2007
Part II: Writing Workshops & Courses to sign up for, listed by start date
Part III: Reviews News & New Reviews: calls for work, new books, etc!
JANUARY 2007 READINGS & EVENTS :
5th January 2007 at 7.30 pm. SPECIAL EVENT : Moving Parts Dinner-Theatre on Friday, 5th January This time we're having a go at Shakespeare. Not reading his plays, but 7 modern comic sketches which use his plays as a central theme. The author is American director Constance George, casting director is Mike Dineen, & an Elizabethan-era menu will be compiled by the ever-resourceful Conall Carr. Full details will be circulated nearer the time, but places will be limited, so reserve your table now by calling Carr's on 01.42.60.60.26 & visit the website to admire the poster! (www.scamparis.com, then click on the Moving Parts links).
* 5 jan à 19h : Rencontre avec SUZETTE ROBICHON suivie du vernissage de l'exposition préparée par l'ARCL (Archives, Recherches, Cultures Lesbiennes) : "Histoires de revues. Les mouvements lesbiens et féministes à travers leurs publications". Suzette Robichon, qui a participé à Quand les femmes s'aiment, à Lesbia Magazine et a co-fondé Vlasta, présentera un panorama de la presse lesbienne des années 70 aux années 90. (exposition du 4 au 28 janvier) . à la librairie Violette & Co 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*10th Jan at 7:30 PM Mark Crick reads from his book: Kafka’s Soup AT : American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau, RER C Pont d'Alma Bus: 42, 63, 69, 80, 82, 87 & 92 For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 ; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.americanlibraryinparis.org
*10th Jan à partir de 19 heures A l'occasion de la parution aux éditions de l'Attente de 28 télégrammes de Sarah Riggs traduit de l'américain par Françoise Valéry (présence de l'auteur et lecture de la traductrice) & light travels de Rosmarie et Keith Waldrop traduit de l'américain par David Lespiau (lecture du traducteur) lectures. AT: Librairie Michèle Ignazi, 17, rue de Jouy 75004 Paris métro : Saint-Paul ou Pont-Marie
*12 janvier à 19h : rencontre avec MARIE-JO BONNET à l'occasion de la parution de son essai Les femmes artistes dans les avant-gardes (Odile Jacob) à la librairie Violette & Co 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*14th January at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of a play by Dolly West "Molly : A Dialogue With Beckett" (2nd reading) AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris Metro: Tuileries www.scamparis.com or email@example.com for mailings + Info with StephanieCampion on : 06 14 67 18 58
16th Jan—8p.m.THE LIVE POETS’ SOCIETY presents a reading with Damien Lennon, Derry O’Sullivan & Vivienne Vermes At: The Highlander, 8 rue de Nevers, 75006 Paris. Tel: 01 43 26 54 20 www.the-highlander.fr metros: Odéon, St Michel, ou Mabillon. Donation: 5 E
*17th Jan at 7:30 PM An Evening With Harriett Welty Rochefort Rochefort has written two non-fiction books, French Toast, & French Fried. light-hearted but informative accounts of French-American cultural differences & memoir based on Rochefort's true experiences with her French family and her investigation into the world of French cuisine. Harriet currently writes a monthly “Letter from Paris” for the “Paris Pages” website and is working on a third book.AT : American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau, RER C Pont d'Alma Bus: 42, 63, 69, 80, 82, 87 & 92 For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 ; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.americanlibraryinparis.org
*17 jan à 19h Rencontre avec ELSA DORLIN pour la parution de son essai la Matrice de la race. Généalogie sexuelle et coloniale de la nation française (La Découverte). Elsa Dorlin, philosophe, analyse les articulations entre genre et race et leur rôle central dans la formation de la Nation française moderne. On est passé du sexe à la race pour définir la nation, blanche, saine, maternelle opposée à une féminité dégénérée, celle de l'esclave, de la tribade, de la sorcière... . à la librairie Violette & Co 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
*18 Jan—8pm Steve Dalachinsky—NY Poet back in Paris this spring—will be reading at the olympique café in montmartre with didierre lasserre batterie and abdelhai bennani on sax. AT: L’OLYMPIC, 20 RUE LÉON, 75018 Paris.
22 Jan—7:30pm. Brentano's Readers' Group is discussing THE INHERITANCE OF LOSS by Kiran Desai - winner of the 2006 Man Booker Prize. Please call the bookstore to reserve your place - 01 42 61 52 50
*22nd January, 7pm: An evening to celebrate “Modern Poetry in Translation” with well-known authors and translators This Paris event brings together four writers with French – and other – affinities, for an evening of poetry that creates living connections across frontiers, cultures, genres, mediums and ages. David Constantine has published six books of poems and four translations with Bloodaxe; Marilyn Hacker is the author of eleven books of poems, most recently Essays on Departure, New and Selected Poems 1980-2005 (Carcanet 2006). Olivia McCannon is a writer and translator based in Paris and London. She is currently working on a new version of Balzac’s Old Goriot for Penguin Classics and has also translated contemporary French plays by Marie Ndiaye and Pauline Sales for the Royal Court. Stephen Romer teaches English at the University of Tours & has also been three times Visiting Professor at Colgate University in the US where he teaches French poetry and a course on translation. He has published three collections of poetry in Britain, and a fourth, ‘Yellow Studio’, is forthcoming, & he edited ‘Twentieth Century French Poems’ for Faber. AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. www.shakespeareco.org
*24th Jan at 7:30 PM Michael Balter reading from The Goddess & the Bull AT : American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau, RER C Pont d'Alma Bus: 42, 63, 69, 80, 82, 87 & 92 For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 ; e-mail email@example.com www.americanlibraryinparis.org
**25 January 7pm. The Australian poet Claire Potter presents her first collection of poems
In Front of A Comma It will be a bilingual evening (French – English) presented by Jennifer K. Dick Claire Potter will read and sign books and the French poet Christophe Lamiot Enos will read his translations of the poems. BIO : Claire Potter’s work has been published in New Writing, LINq, soup, tessera, Atenea, Journal of Visual Culture (forthcoming 2006) and Cultural Studies Review. She is lecturer in French and English Literature at the Oxbridge Summer Academy of Paris (2005/2006) and has previously run women's writing workshops for two years at Lou's Place, Kings Cross., Sydney Having completed her undergraduate studies in literature and political science at the University of Western Australia, Claire is very glad to be returning to Perth for the month of March to take up the Katharine Susannah Prichard Emerging Writer in Residence position. This launch is part of the '2006 Young Australia Poet's Fellowship' that Potter was awarded in 2006. AT: The Village Voice Bookstore, 6, rue Princesse 75006. Métro: Mabillon http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/author_events.html
25th Jan at 7:30 PM Paris AWG - Bistro Chez Moi AT : American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau, RER C Pont d'Alma Bus: 42, 63, 69, 80, 82, 87 & 92 For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 ; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org www.americanlibraryinparis.org
*26 jan-- Steve Dalachinsky reads his poetry at instance chavires with the great sound poet japp blonk
*26 jan à 19h : Rencontre avec deux auteures des éditions La Cerisaie : BRIGITTE OURLIN pour la parution de Ingrid et Eva, et MARTINE MERLIN-DHAINE pour la parution de le Temps n'y change rien - tome 2. . à la librairie Violette & Co 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
* 27 jan—7pm, one set: Steve Dalachinsky performs with jazz musicians at the 7 lizards 10 rue d rosiers 75004.
*28th January at 7.30 pm MOVING PARTS presents a reading of a play by William Whitehurst "The Hideous Face of Love" AT: Carr's Pub & Restaurant, 1 rue du Mont Thabor, 75001 Paris Metro: Tuileries www.scamparis.com or email@example.com for mailings + Info with StephanieCampion on : 06 14 67 18 58
*29th Jan—7pm. Reading by John Baxter & Jeffrey Greene hosted by Heather Heartley to Celebrate the Publication of Tin House Books’ anthology: Food & Booze. “A triumph of unapologetic debauchery.” —Julie Powell, author of Julie & Julia. The anthology includes essays and recipes by Steve Almond, Jeff Koehler, Chris Offutt, Grace Paley, Francine Prose, Elissa Schappell, Anthony Swofford, Michelle Wildgen, etc. This literary feast of a book has something for everyone—gourmands, bon vivants, chefs, book lovers… AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. www.shakespeareco.org
* 29 jan-- 8 Pm Steve Dalachinsky is at it again. This time these poems are performed with cello drums, an italian poet, and video projection. This mix was arranged by someone else, so he hopes that you will all come check it out as thye give it a try! AT: le voute at frigo
**30 Jan—7pm. IVY WRITERS PARIS invites you to hear LYN HEJINIAN in English & in French with translations by two well-known young French poets: of SLOWLY (Lentement) by Virginie Poitrasson as well as The Fatalist by Martin Richet. BIO: Hejinian is the author of dozens of poetry books & essays as well as a publisher (Atelos Press). Her works include My Life (re-pub Green Integer Press), A Border Comedy (Granery Books, 2001), The Language of Inquiry (Essays), Happily, Oxoto: A Short Russian Novel (The Figures, 1991), The Cell (Sun & Moon, 1992), The Beginner, Slowly (en français translated by Virginie Poitrasson as Lentement), The Fatalist (2005), Writing as an Aid to Memory, My Life in the Nineties (Shark Books, 2003), etc. She has also participated in numerous collaborative works including SIGHT with Leslie Scalapino (Edge Books) & currently the 12-volume project The Grand Piano (see section III of listings for ordering & info!). She translated, with Elena Balashova, 2 collections by Arkadii Dragomoschenko: Description (1990) & Xenia (1993) both at Sun & Moon Press. In addition to her Paris reading, she will be reading with Double Change at Polytechnique & other schools in the ile de France region, organized by Vincent Broqua & Virginie Poitrasson among others. TONIGHT, the 30th January, AT: "Le Next" 17, rue Tiquetonne 75002 (right off of the rue Montorgeuil). Metro Etienne Marcel or else Les Halles. 01 42 36 18 93 http://www.lenext.com/ For a map to the site: http://www.lenext.com/contact.php5 More info: firstname.lastname@example.org co-curated by Michelle Noteboom & Jennifer K Dick.
31st Jan - 15h30The theme for WH Smith’s January Kids' Club is "In the Library/Bookshop"
We will read the following titles: Delilah Darling is in the Library by Jeanne Willis and Rosie Reeve, I Love My Little Story Book by Anita Jeram, & The Ghost Library by David Melling AT : WH Smith, 248 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, metro Concorde.
**31st Jan at 7:30 PM Jonathan Bloom reads & discusses “The Art of Revision in the Short Stories of V.S. Pritchett & William Trevor” AT : American Library in Paris, 10 rue du Général Camou, 75007 Paris Metro: Ecole Militaire, Alma-Marceau, RER C Pont d'Alma Bus: 42, 63, 69, 80, 82, 87 & 92 For more information, please call 01 53 59 12 60 ; e-mail email@example.com www.americanlibraryinparis.org
FEBRUARY EVENTS: A SNEAK PEEK at the start of next month!
* 1 Feb 7pm. The Booker Prize 2006 short-listed author Hisham Matar will present his novel “In the Country of Men” called 'a poignant story of a child exposed too early to the brutalities of Lybian politics' J.M. Coetzee AT: The Village Voice Bookstore, 6, rue Princesse 75006. Métro: Mabillon http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/author_events.html
2 fév à 19h : Vernissage de l'exposition de photos de SALIÂME KHELOUFI, "Photos-Graphs, voyage poétique à travers les graphs de Paris, Bruxelles, Berlin". . à la librairie Violette & Co 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
* 6 Feb 7pm : a special evening with the American novelist/essayist William H. Gass who will discuss his novel “The Tunnel” On the occasion of the publication of the French translation by Claro aux éditions du Cherche Midi (collection Lot49) AT: The Village Voice Bookstore, 6, rue Princesse 75006. Métro: Mabillon http://www.villagevoicebookshop.com/author_events.html
* 7 fév à 19h : Rencontre avec ARMELLE LE BRAS-CHOPARD pour la parution de son essai les Putains du diable. Le procès en sorcellerie des femmes (Plon). . à la librairie Violette & Co 102 rue de Charonne, 75011 Paris, M° Charonne ou Faidherbe-Chaligny. Bus 46, 56, 76, 86. tél : 01 43 72 16 07 www.violetteandco.com/librairie/
12 Feb—7 :30pm. Brentano's Readers' Group is discussing IN COLD BLOOD by Truman Capote. Please call the bookstore to reserve your place - 01 42 61 52 50
* 12th Feb 7pm: Launching Ninth Arrondissement Press and Chimera Five (Baby Beats issue) from the UK. Poetry readings by Derek Adams, BBC Wildlife poet of 2006 from his new collection Unconcerned but not Indifferent - The Life of Man Ray; Chris Ames, American poet based in France, Robert Cole, poetry editor of Chimera, published widely in the Small Presses, "a poet to look out for" (Poetry London); Mike Harwood, Creative Writing tutor at Essex University; Philip Wilson with his first collection Blessed but Unbroken by the Fall. Short prose readings by Olivia McCannon and Susie Reynolds, prose editor of Chimera. A unmissable event. AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. www.shakespeareco.org
PART II: CLASSES :
JANUARY: Fine Arts Workshop to encourage your creativity & discover your own way of seeing for all ages! The teacher proposes a specific program adapted to each student’s level & interest. A range of media (drawing, painting, watercolor, collage etc)+ styles from traditional to contemporary will be used. You will work in a large luminous studio opposite the Pompidou Centre, in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, very small groups, conversation about current exhibitions & styles of classical & contemporary artists. Sessions: four hours, 1 to 3 times a week. To arrange a class, learn more about the instructor, or get into a group: e-mail: NINA at firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 01 48 04 06 51
Other Writers' Group Saturdays in January: 3-5pm: Meets upstairs at Shakespeare & Co. An informal, friendly place to get feedback on your creative writing. (Poetry or prose.) Bring something of your own & 5 copies. Or just come to listen & give your reaction – what worked, what didn’t, what moved you, what made you feel "yes, that’s just how it is…" " Any healthy man can go without food for two days, but not without poetry." - Charles Baudelaire AT: Shakespeare & Company, 37 rue de la Bucherie, 75005 Paris. M°: St Michel. www.shakespeareco.org Also meets on Saturdays in January 2007 !!!!
13 Jan : Fiction writing workshops led by Ione Harrison, editor of The French Literary Review & professional writing tutor -.Explore your creativity in the inspiring surroundings of a magnificent country mansion. Further details, at www.thefrenchliteraryreview.co.uk or email email@example.com
January 16, 18, 22, 25, 29; Feb 1 (Mon & Thurs 3:30 – 5:30pm) COURSE: Fact or Fiction? This course will be an exploration of the line between fact and fiction, the points in one’s writing where they meet and the points where they diverge. Since the term “Creative Nonfiction” was coined, there has been an ongoing debate about this genre. We will discuss the work of Isabel Allende, Joanne Beard as well as other authors who test the boundary between fact and fiction. Writing exercises will be focused on this exploration, and the different techniques associated with these genres will be discussed and applied. Instructor: Tanio McCallum lives in New York and holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her experience in the publishing industry includes work as an assistant literary agent, a senior editor for an educational consulting and publishing company, a marketing and events manager for a small press, as well as a freelance writer, editor, and desktop publisher. She is also a recent first place winner of a New Millennium Writer’s contest. Code: WJ161 Fee: 124€ AT: WICE, 20 blvd du Montparnasse, metro Duroc, Falguiere or Montparnasse w/8min walk. SIGN UP IN ADVANCE. 01 45 66 75 50, www.wice-paris.org
January 17-21, 2007 FINDING THE FLOW: Writing from the Inside Out. Presented by Lynette Danylchuk, Katharine Weber, Floyd Skloot, & painter Beverly Hallberg. For writers at any level of experience, this is a workshop that will combine a variety of techniques (many not found in traditional writing workshops, such as guided imagery, psychodrama & role play, art projects), lectures, readings & private conferences to explore your imagination & writing potential For info, contact Pocket Sanctuary at 520-398-8073 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $900, including lodging & meals. See more at: www.katharineweber.com www.pocketsanctuary.com
January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 15 (Thurs 7:00 - 9:00pm) COURSE: Personal Essay: Finding Your Personal Voice How do those New Yorker writers do it? They blend first person storytelling, free-spirited riffing, and argumentative essay into a singular, delicious piece. The secret glue: Voice. Striking for its intimacy and liberty, personal essay is an ideal form to discover the unique, multilayered and honest sound of one’s own voice as a writer. Each session, we will study a different element of the personal essay and do writing exercises + explore the essays of some great voices such as Twain, Didion, and Orwell. Instructor: Justin Taylor's personal essays have been published in newspapers and magazines such as the San Francisco Chronicle. He has taught writing at the Sorbonne, where he received an MA in theatre, and San Francisco State University, where he received a BA in creative writing. He is the winner of the Markowski-Leach Award for his essay “A Perfect Home”. Code: WJ181 Fee: 138€ AT: WICE, 20 blvd du Montparnasse, metro Duroc, Falguiere or Montparnasse w/8min walk. SIGN UP IN ADVANCE. 01 45 66 75 50, www.wice-paris.org
January 22 & 29; February 5, 12 & 19 (Mon 7:00 - 8:30 pm) COURSE: The Writers Diet: Reduce Your Resistance & Expand Your Writing Are you a Wait-Watcher – someone who procrastinates while others write? If your creative energy is starved for attention, it’s time for the Writers Diet. Together, we’ll sample a menu of poetry, memoir, short story, essay, flash fiction – whatever your spirit craves. Each week we’ll test some “writer’s tapas” – tasty bits that we’ll create in class. Then, after exercising our writing muscles, we’ll each choose and complete a main course. So, pull up a seat and feed your spirit. Writers at all levels & genres are invited. Instructor: Mary Ellen Gallagher lives in Paris and is working on her MFA in Creative Writing at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. Chapters of her in-process novel have won literary awards in the United States, France and Australia, and her short stories have been published in Pharos & Upstairs at Duroc, etc. Mary Ellen has facilitated “reluctant writer” groups in Colorado and Wisconsin, and has taught creative writing in high school for more years than she can remember. Code: WJ221 Fee: 124€ AT: WICE, 20 blvd du Montparnasse, metro Duroc, Falguiere or Montparnasse w/8min walk. SIGN UP IN ADVANCE. 01 45 66 75 50, www.wice-paris.org
PART III: News REVIEWS & reviews NEWS
READ & SUBSCRIBE! Tears in the Fence (UK) run by David Caddy, has a lovely new issue now available to start off the new year! Order your own copy now, then submit work—they are interested in short critical book reviews, prose, poetry and translations. This new issue is stunning and full of great reads, and the magazine is always interested in getting Paris authors to submit—so check them out!!! http://www.indigogroup.co.uk/llpp/tears.html subscription: £15 for 3 issues or £6 for single issue. cheques payable to 'Tears in the Fence'
Upstairs at Duroc Issue # 9: Call for Submissions Poetry: Any subject or style of English language poetry. No more than 5 poems per submission. Prose: Fiction or non-fiction, length not exceeding 2000 words.Artwork: Black and white, preference for line drawings or works with good contrast. JPEG files on CD or by email.All submissions: Include cover sheet with full name, address, phone no. and email.Send email submissions to email@example.com, subject “Upstairs at Duroc submission”. Attach as Word for PC or RTF files only. Send mail submissions to WICE, Upstairs at Duroc, 20 boulevard du Montparnasse, 75015 Paris. We prefer email submissions. The deadline for the next issue is January 31, 2007.
MORE READINGS IN FRENCH at poezibao.com don’t miss Florence Trocme’s fabulous site!!!
BUY NOW! SUPPORT & READ this exciting collective poetry project: THE GRAND PIANO: AN EXPERIMENT IN COLLECTIVE AUTOBIOGRAPHY by authors Lyn Hejinian; Ron Silliman; Rae Armantrout; Bob Perelman, Barret Watten; Steve Benson, Carla Harryman, Tom Mandel, Kit Robinson, & Ted Pearson. THE GRAND PIANO is an ongoing experiment in collective autobiography by ten writers identified with Language poetry in San Francisco. It takes its name from a coffeehouse at 1607 Haight Street, where from 1976-79 the authors took part in a reading & performance series. The writing project, begun in 1998, was undertaken as an online collaboration, first via an interactive web site & later through a listserv. When completed, THE GRAND PIANO will comprise ten parts, in which each of the ten authors will appear in a different sequence. Issues designed & published by Barret Watten, Mode A This Press, Detroit. Each issue is 12.95 or benefit from the entire package of 10 issues for 90 dollars! Please add 10 dollars for extra shipping to Europe!!!! Send order & check payable to LYN HEJINIAN, 2639 Russell Street, Berkeley, CA, 94705 USA. Also available in single issue formats from spd: direct link: http://www.spdbooks.org/Details.asp?BookID=978097901980X
NEW POETRY PRESS: Counterpath, bringing some of its writers to Paris next June, invites you to take a look at their website, read about their first FOUR collections of poetry soon to come out, & you may even check into ordering copies or submitting when they next call for work! Counterpath Press Publishers :Julie Carr & Tim Roberts. www.counterpathpress.org
SUBMIT!: GREEN MOUNTAINS REVIEW: 20TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE Literature of the American Apocalypse Green Mountains Review seeks poems, stories, & essays for our 20th anniversary double-issue on Literature of the American Apocalypse. Send literature, darkly comic or deadly serious, that centers on American dread, inspired by everything from the current Administration’s war on terror & war on privacy, to continuing threats of environmental degradation, nuclear annihilation, world-ravaging disease, corruptions of culture & language, takeover by clones & computers, natural disasters that some say are caused by global warming & others say are acts of an angry god, or whatever else can be imagined by an end-of-days mind. We will read submissions for this special issue until March 2007, with a projected publication date of May/June 2007. Payment: $20/page. Send submissions to Neil Shepard, 2051 Clay Hill, Johnson, VT 05656
READ--NOW OUT : Pick up a copy of « Bureau vertical / Onze pour Table” de Martin Richet (poète français et traducteur d’anglais), dessin de Philippe Hélénon (expo récent : Galerie Artcore / Johan Tamer-Morael, 40 rue de Richelieu, 75001 Paris, tel : 01 47 03 09 60 www.artcore.fr.) 8€, frais de port compris Adressez votre commande accompagnée de votre règlement par chèque à l'ordre de : Les Cahiers de la Seine, 183 rue Lecourbe, 75015 Paris
SUBMIT NOW!!!: 1913 Press announces NEW Deadlines for its two contests: The 1913 Prize: NEW Deadline is January 13, 2007 The Rozanova Prize: NEW Deadline is March 13, 2007 http://journal1913.org/prizes.html The 1913 Prize: for a selection (series/sequence) of work (25 pages max.) to be featured in 1913 a journal of forms with a critical introduction. (Submissions may be verbal, visual, or any combination.) Prize includes $100 + 2 copies of the journal. Entry fee: $10 ALL entrants will receive a copy of the journal. The Rozanova Prize: for a book-length work (Submissions may be verbal, visual, &/or collaborative.) Prize includes publication by 1913 Press, standard royalties, & 25 copies of the book.Entry fee: $20 ALL entrants will receive a copy of the winning book.
SUBMIT: to Atlanta Review will be publishing a special edition with a focus on German Poetry, forthcoming in 2008. Guest editor Mark Terrill is looking for English translations of contemporary German poetry (preferably living poets), from middle-of-the-mainstream to outer-avant-garde. Send up to 5 translations, with originals, bio info, & permission to translate from poet or publisher, to Mark Terrill, Hafenstraße 37, 25712 Burg, Germany. Include email address for notification. Or send as an e-mail with the poems pasted into the text. No attachments. Deadline is June 31, 2007.
READ!: Press Lorentz announces the publication of Shin Yu Pai's "Love Hotel Poems" in a limited edition handbound artist's book. Included bound into this volume is also the work of Chicago book artist Ray Martin. Books will be available directly from the publisher at the Press Lorentz website & can be purchased with either check or credit card. View photos of the book: http://makura-no-soshi.blogspot.com/2006/09/new-book.html#comments & purchase from www.presslorentz.com
READ, SUBSCRIBE, SUBMIT!: "Bordercrossing Berlin | The English Language Literary Magazine". Order a copy then submit work by visiting http://www.bordercrossing-berlin.de/BM.php
LAST CHANCE TO SUBMIT! Versal v.5 is accepting submissions until January 15. Check website for details: http://versal.wordsinhere.com. Or pick up a copy of Versal 4 at Red Wheelbarrow, Paris.
Writers & bloggers wanted for a new Paris guidebook & website with a "sex & the city" mood to it. We are particularly looking for female writers from North America willing to write about their French dating experiences, the best places to meet eligible French bachelors, & any other tips for female visitors who want to let their hair down in the City of Light! Email firstname.lastname@example.org letting us know why you'd be the perfect contributor to this guide & blog.
Listen to the poem by Tears in the Fence editor, poet David Caddy: “Bloody Shard Gate”, read by Luc Simonic, on episode 18 of The Countdown, the Gertrude Stein edition, on MiPOradio at www.miporadio.com, available as a podcast and for free subscription through itunes, as well as a broadcast of Michelle Noteboom’s New York reading in early November 2006.
PURCHASE & READ: a little bilingual livret that just came out by American in Paris author Roman Payne in its"1st Paris Edition" of an exclusive 100 copies. Some info on Roman & the chapbook at his site: http://www.romanpayne.com/news-items/08-06_paris-ed-basementtrains.htm
Kenneth Rexroth said, "I've never understood why I'm [considered] a member of the avant-garde. ... I [just] try to say, as simply as I can, the simplest and most profound experiences of my life."
Ah, how Presidents have changed !
Edwin Arlington Robinson’s early poetry made it into the hands of Theodore Roosevelt, who became a big fan. He got Robinson a job at a customs house to help him earn a living while he wrote. Roosevelt told him, "I expect you to think poetry first and customs second." All he had to do was show up at his desk, read the morning newspaper, and leave it on his chair to prove he had been in. Robinson went on to win the Pulitzer Prize the first year it was awarded.