reading at Philalalia

I’m super-excited to go to Philadelphia later this month for PHILALALIA, Philly’s small press / handmade poetry and book arts festival.

PHILALALIA is a FREE three-day celebration that brings together poets, printmakers, book artists, paper-makers, comics poetry artists, publishers, & arts enthusiasts to showcase, perform, & sell their work. It’s taking place September 14-16, 2017 at Tyler School of Art & Temple Contemporary Gallery, 2001 N. 13th St., Philadelphia.

I’ll be reading at noon on Friday September 15th.
Full schedule here: https://philalalia.com/schedule-2/

set your life on fire

ecstatic

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.

― Rumi

Bryant Park reading

bryantpkI’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.

Queer Poetry Beach Party

fireisTopside Press is hosting a Queer Poetry Beach Party on Fire Island at Cherry Grove

2pm Sunday August 9th.
Yes!

I’ll be reading with Lilith LatiniR. 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/

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/