I’m very excited to be leading a workshop as part of The Millay Colony’s Sanctuary Series in June.
DISENTANGLING– Disaster Has Come from the Outside. Don’t Give Up Hope.
June 3, 1 – 4 pm at The Neighborhood Preservation Center
232 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
How do we stay grounded and reduce anxiety in the face of overwhelm? Join us as we disentangle ourselves from disorder and gain the capacity to welcome the unexpected. Through guided meditations and writing exercises we will explore the present moment in order to gain focus and effectiveness. We will develop (resistance) strategies of self-care and cultivate awareness of our interdependence using writing as our vehicle. We will explore the nexus between acceptance and resistance, complacency and direct action: the places where opposing impulses connect, investigating ways to successfully integrate these forces through our writing and in our bodies.
The Sanctuary Series of workshops brings together artists, healers and educators in collaborative sessions that ask participants to creatively imagine desired cultural and community outcomes as well as their role within those outcomes. Held in New York City, Hudson and other locations, these are 2-3 hour workshops centered on writing or visual art-making.
To Apply: Send a letter of introduction including a brief biography with a $25 deposit. Send materials requested to Caroline Crumpacker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Send deposit via PayPal using our DONATE Button. Or hard copy can go to The Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Road, Austerlitz, NY. Attention: Workshops. Make checks payable to The Millay Colony for the Arts.
Fee: Each workshop in The Sanctuary Series costs $60 or $125 for all three. Millay Colony Alumni receive a 15% discount.
Further details available here: http://www.millaycolony.org/betsy-fagin-workshop/
The February/March 2017 issue of The Poetry Project Newsletter is online now.
Issue #250 includes:
I was particularly happy with the timeliness of issue #249, now available online. The George Schneeman cover felt really perfect for election season.
Contents include Marcella Durand on Paul Blackburn and an interview with Anselm Berrigan about his book of Newsletter interviews, What Is Poetry? (Just Kidding, I Know You Know).
Poetry from Ari Banias and reviews: John Godfrey on Anselm Hollo; Sara Jane Stoner on Solmaz Sharif; Zoë Bodzas on Bhanu Khapil; Yanyi Luo on Safiya Sinclair; Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves on Metta Sáma; Matt Longabucco on Alejandra Pizarnik (transl. Yvette Siegert).
2017 means my gig as editor for the Poetry Project Newsletter is almost up. I’m really pleased with all the issues that have managed to come together while I’ve been holding the reins. Poetry Project Newsletter #248 is now available online here. Issue #248 features:
Thanks to all who contributed to this issue.
Looks like The New Yorker noticed & attended the recent Propaganda Party at Interference Archive.
“Over the weekend, an organization in Brooklyn called the Interference Archive gave away about five thousand stickers, three thousand printed posters, a thousand buttons, and almost two gallons of red and black paint…”
Here is an account from Colin Moynihan, “A Seedbed of New Images to Protest Trump.” Missing from the article though is the fact that there are lots more beautiful, inspiring images like the ones from the party available for download, printing and distribution at JustSeeds where you can also support the artists if you are able.
signal boosting the propaganda party happening this weekend at Interference:
Inaugurating Resistance Propaganda Party & Distribution Depot for Inauguration-related Protest
Interference Archive, January 14 & 15, 2017
12–5pm each day
131 8th Street — #4 Brooklyn, NY 11215
2016 is almost over! Believe it!
All this will soon be behind us. And what better way to celebrate the new year than with a poetry marathon?
I have the great honor of reading this year at the Poetry Project’s 43rd Annual New Year’s Day Marathon.
131 E. 10th St. NYC from 3pm January 1st until.
$25 general admission, $20 students/seniors/members.
Come through. I’ll be there some time along with lots of other wonderful poets & musicians.
Let’s get 2017 started right.
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If you’re interested in getting involved behind the scenes and getting into the Marathon for FREE, consider volunteering two hours of your time to help to make the event happen. Email email@example.com for more information or to sign-up.
If you’re feeling small, I’m here to remind you of what the great poet Rumi said, you are the universe in ecstatic motion. You don’t have to take my word for it, but if you’re feeling a bit disoriented and need some pointers, I’m offering my services as astrological counsel as part of Belladonna’s annual auction.
If you’ve got an accurate birth time, and location, I’m happy to read your chart for you. The natal chart is a beautiful metaphor and map of potentials for your life. Let’s have a look and see what it says. More details here: http://www.belladonnaseries.org/auction/?ult_auc_id=2070.
And even if astrology’s not your thing, please check out Belladonna’s auction, there are hundreds of fantastic items: books, artwork, memberships, experiences, wonderful gift ideas. All proceeds support Belladonna’s important work. Since the election, Belladonna has begun to discuss how we can use our resources toward sanctuary and continue our independent, feminist work of amplifying radical and non-normative voices so seldom represented in the mainstream culture. You can help.
Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.
Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.
Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
Thanks to the good people at Empire, I’ll be reading November 18th at 7:30 pm with Tyler Flynn Dorholt, Lawrence Kaplun and Yanyi Luo at Art Cafe + Bar, 886 Pacific Street in Brooklyn, NYC. Come join us.
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I’ll be reading at Berl’s, 141 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY on November 4th at 7pm along with Chialun Chang, Ariel Goldberg, Anselm Berrigan and Rachel Levitsky to celebrate Krystal Languell’s new collection, Gray Market (1913 Press).
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Please join us.