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.
I’ll be reading with Erica Hunt, Rachel Levitsky and Christina Olivares at Pioneer Books, 289 Van Brunt Street in Brooklyn at 7 pm on Thursday, July 7th as part of the Paper Cuts feature on Belladonna* – please join us.
Tuesday October 6th at 7pm
come celebrate All is not yet lost.
I’ll be reading with R. Erica Doyle, John Keene and Rickey Laurentiis
at Torn Page Poetry Parlor
435 W 22nd St NYC. details: https://www.facebook.com/events/939100006142312/
I’m really looking forward to ending the summer/beginning the fall with these brilliant poets in such a beautiful place. Word for Word Welcomes Belladonna* with Tonya M. Foster, R. Erica Doyle, Betsy Fagin & Monica Ong
September 8, 2015 at 6:00pm in Bryant Park (42nd St & 6th Ave) NYC.
Fb event details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1615000928762002/
Thank you LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs for organizing this event.
Topside Press is hosting a Queer Poetry Beach Party on Fire Island at Cherry Grove
2pm Sunday August 9th.
I’ll be reading with Lilith Latini, R. Erica Doyle and Charles Theonia.
Enjoy summer with us at the beach.
Venue details still TBD, updates will be posted on the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/830412050406163/
A lovely review of All is not yet lost just appeared in Publishers Weekly!
“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 will be reading April 2nd at 7 pm
with Michael Leong and Dorothy Tse
at the Asian American Writers’ Workshop 110-112 W. 27th Street, New York City.
Please join us.
Reading details here: http://aaww.org/curation/belladonna-reading/
Through the end of February, Belladonna’s got a deal going on: get All is not yet lost along with Uljana Wolf’s letter-pressed broadside for just $20 with free shipping.
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.”