I’m incredibly grateful to be awarded a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship in Poetry.
It’s really an honor to have my work recognized and rewarded. A million thanks.
The Variety review has some issues, but I include it here just because it says “Cardona is handsome — bedroom eyes, chiseled smile — and in the movie his stoically sexy features are set off by a rather extreme fade haircut: shaved all the way up on the sides, but longish and combed on top, like an oil-slicked Mohawk.” um, ok.
- ArtForum: https://www.artforum.com/film/id=69089
- IndieWire: http://www.indiewire.com/2017/06/on-the-seventh-day-review-en-el-septimo-dia-jim-mckay-1201842380/
- New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/movies/jim-mckay-brooklyn-en-el-septimo-dia-on-the-seventh-day.html
- Variety: https://variety.com/2017/film/reviews/en-el-septimo-dia-review-jim-mckay-1202469667/
En el Séptimo Día premiered Sunday, June 18 at BAMcinemaFest and screens again on Sunday, June 25 at 2 PM in the BAM Rose Theater.
I ran into Fernando on the train in perfect time to find out about the World Premiere of En el Séptimo Día at BAM next weekend, centerpiece of the BAMcinemaFest. I’m so excited to finally see it. There are still a few tickets left, don’t miss out!
March 2018 update: Cinema Guild acquired the film & it will open in NYC in June 2018.
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 email@example.com. 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.
- “Madmen Who Were Poets,” a chapter from The Necklace Without Peer by Ibn ‘Abd Rabbihi from David Larsen
- Poetry from Sasha Smith, Nicole Shanté White and Jayson P. Smith
- Art from Rachel Schragis‘ Confronting the Climate: A Flowchart of the People’s Climate March
- Reviews: Abraham Adams on Lewis Freedman, Alex Braslavsky on Anne Waldman, Marissa Perei on Petra Kuppers, Saretta Morgan on Renee Gladman, Laura Henriksen on Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Alexandra Mattraw on Susanne Dyckman
- and a crossword puzzle on post-truth
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:
- Memorials for Ted Greenwald and Bill Berkson from Kit Robinson, Miles Champion, Duncan McNaughton and Julien Poirier.
- A conversation between Edwin Torres, Tracie Morris & Édgar Javier Ulloa
- Brandon Brown on Robert Glück
- Art from Katharine Betty (KB) Jones
- Poetry from Matt Longabucco
- Reviews: Lisa Jarnot on Lisa Birman (ed.); Michael Gottlieb on Robert Fitterman; Rachel Levitsky on Miles Champion (ed.); Jess Mynes on John Godfrey; Dia Felix on Garrett Caples and more!
Thanks to all who contributed to this issue.
“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.
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
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.
fb details: https://www.facebook.com/events/320515378334361/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign-up.