In their own words

roseparlor
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!

reviewed

A lovely review of All is not yet lost just appeared in Publishers Weekly!

A taste:qns1
“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.” 

from http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-9885399-2-1

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.

Happy summer!

book launch

images-16April 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/

pre-order

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.

anyl

$15 • Forthcoming 2015 • 70 pp. • 6.5″ x 8″
ISBN: 978-0-9885399-2-1

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.”

toasting 2014

What a year! A toast! a toast

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs wrote a wonderful year-end summary for the Walker Art Center: 2014: The Year According to LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs.

I’m grateful that All Is Not Yet Lost is included on her list of books for people to get hold of. Thank you, LaTasha. It’s not out quite yet–but soon! One more reason to get excited about 2015.

Belladonna* Benefit

bellauctionThroughout December, support the work of Belladonna* by taking part in the Online Auction. There are loads of great items. (I would happily accept a gifted IFC membership, btw.)

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.

upcoming reading & books!

In conjunction with City Lights’ publication of the 50th anniversary edition of Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems, there will be a celebratory reading Wednesday June 11th at 8:00 pm at the Poetry Project in the sanctuary. I’m happy to be participating with a host of great poets.

Details here: http://poetryproject.org/wed-611-lunch-poems/

I’m also thrilled to announce that two of my books are now on their way to publication:

Make Now is publishing Names Disguised at any moment and the Belladonna Collaborative will be publishing All Is Not Yet Lost in 2015.