In honor of the NYSCA/NYFA Fellowship, Belladonna has All Is Not Yet Lost on sale through the end of July for the low, low price of $10. Get it while it’s hot & cheap here: http://www.belladonnaseries.org/all-is-not-yet-lost/
A poem of mine is currently being featured at The Poetry Society of America site.
I was asked to elucidate a poem & I did my best to give some background on what went into the writing of new old forest: infrastructure.
‘Velvet cushions for tea,’ the poem’s last words, are a sort of visceral memory of tea time and a particular sofa in the Rose Parlor (pictured above).
Everything else that goes on, all the suffering, but also tea & velvet cushions: this is the life!
“Fagin negotiates between structural powers and the revolution(s) brewing inside, recognizing in turn the contradictions in anything that might seem like an answer. This is a book of intricate operation on every level, from conception to line, from diction to affect.”
Thank you, Publishers Weekly.
It’s also made SPD’s list of summer reads and can be purchased there at 20% off until July 1st.
April 21, 2015 at 7pm Belladonna will host a group book launch for All is not yet lost, Tonya Foster‘s A Swarm of Bees in High Court and the reissue of Erica Hunt‘s Time Slips Right Before Your Eyes at the PowerHouse Arena in Dumbo,
37 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York.
Please join us.
FB details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/832429653471657/
I’ve just been informed that books are now available for pre-order at the Belladonna site. Pre-order now with free shipping. Books ship March 1, 2015.
$15 • Forthcoming 2015 • 70 pp. • 6.5″ x 8″
Lovely blurbs on the site including this one:
All is not yet lost bears witness to the interconnectedness, and interdependence that is unearthed in the fertile chaos of change. Through the cycles of degradation, disintegration and necessary resurrection that shape the dance of environmental, political and personal revolution we find common dreams and common ground: “a bond of love exists… the miraculous present.”
LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs wrote a wonderful year-end summary for the Walker Art Center: 2014: The Year According to LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs.
The Belladonna* Collective organizes events and conversations around feminist writing, hosts readings, and supports radical diversity in the poetry community. They’re also bringing out my book soon.
There aren’t that many feminist avant-garde collectives around these days.
Please help support the work if you can. More about Belladonna* here.