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.

 

Hoa Nguyen & Betsy Fagin at The Center for Book Arts

Beautiful letterpress broadsides for everyone!! Want one?
Come to the reading on Friday!

I think the image was meant to be a surprise, but the internets spoiled it.

Amazing work by Sarah Nicholls. I can’t wait to get my hands on it.

 

Center Broadsides Reading
Betsy Fagin and Hoa Nguyen

Organized by Marcella Durand and Krystal Languell on behalf of the Belladonna* Collaborative.

When: Friday, June 7, 2013 6:30pm
Where: 28 W. 27th St., 3rd Floor, New York, NY

Subway: N/R to 28th St., or F to 23rd St.
Admission: $10 suggested donation/ $5 members

Join us for the third broadsides reading of the spring!  A reception follows the reading, and guests receive free broadsides.

Born in the Mekong Delta and raised in the Washington, D.C. area, Hoa Nguyen studied Poetics at New College of California in San Francisco. With the poet Dale Smith, Nguyen founded Skanky Possum, a poetry journal and book imprint in Austin, TX where they lived for 14 years. The author of eight books and chapbooks, she currently lives in Toronto Ontario where she teaches poetics in a private workshop and at Ryerson University. Wave Books published her third full-length collection of poems, As Long As Trees Last, in September 2012.

Betsy Fagin is an activist, poet and librarian who explores the territory where art, information access and political engagement through direct action meet. She received degrees in literature and creative writing from Vassar College and Brooklyn College and completed her MLS degree in Information Studies at the University of Maryland where she was an ALA Spectrum Scholar. She is the author of Poverty Rush (Three Sad Tigers, 2011), the science seemed so solid (dusie kollektiv, 2011), Belief Opportunity (Big Game Books Tinyside, 2008), Rosemary Stretch (dusie e/chap, 2006) and For every solution there is a problem (Open 24 Hours, 2003). She is currently a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Writer-in-Residence.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS

The Center for Book Arts is committed to exploring and cultivating contemporary aesthetic interpretations of the book as an art object, while invigorating traditional artistic practices of the art of the book. The Center seeks to facilitate communication between the book arts community and the larger spheres of contemporary art and literature through exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications, and collecting. Founded in 1974, the Center for Book Arts was the first organization of its kind in the nation.

 

another poetry month

Looks like I’ll be reading at the MoMA on April 20th

Transform The World! Poetry Must Be Made by All!

Saturday, April 20, 2013, 3:00–4:00 p.m.
The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Painting and Sculpture Galleries, fourth floor

Barbara Morgan. Martha Graham, Celebration. 1937. Gelatin silver print, 19 x 15 7/16"

Here’s info from the MoMA site:

In celebration of National Poetry Month The Museum of Modern Art presents Transform The World! Poetry Must Be Made by All! For a full hour, the galleries come alive with the sounds of spoken word, as poets read their own works and those of others. The poets, ranging from emerging to established, from conventional to experimental, demonstrate and celebrate the broad range of American poetry today amid great works of postwar modern art in the Museum’s collection. This event is organized by poet Kenneth Goldsmith as part of the Artists Experiment initiative.

Thanks to all the lovelies at Belladonna for inviting me to participate. Full event details here.