Friday, June 10, 2011

Filter III Release and Reading next Friday, June 17!!

So excited to be part of the newest incarnation of Filter Literary Journal. And to attend and take part in the reading next Friday. If you're in Seattle, this is an event not to miss. And I say that not because I'll be there, and not even because of the other folks reading; you don't want to wait to get a copy of Filter. They are phenomenally beautiful and sell out quickly.

Filter Vol. III Release Party

An evening of readings from Zachary Schomburg, John Osebold, Stacey Levine, Maged Zaher, Karen Finneyfrock, Ed Skoog, Elizabeth J. Colen, Elissa Washuta, Susan Rich and Sarah Bartlett . Freshly letterpressed copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Friday, June 17th, the Fremont Abbey, 4272 Fremont Ave North, Seattle, WA 98103

Filter Vol. III has arrived. This 3rd issue of the entirely handmade journal is a box of wonder: The cover has a paint-by-numbers theme, and the box structure is letterpress printed by Kate Fernandez of Fernandez and Sons. The book will be filled with brilliant work in individually bound chapbooks of prose and poetry, with art postcards and posters that you can remove and display.

The contributors in Filter III are:

Yusef Komunyakaa, Zachary Schomburg, Stacey Levine, Amanda Manitach, Maged Zaher, Sharon Arnold, Martha Silano, John Osebold, Rebecca Brown, Counsel Langely, Ed Skoog, Karen Finneyfrock, Sean Ennis, Sarah Mangold, Gala Bent, Rachel Contreni Flynn, David Lasky, Elizabeth Colen, Sandra & Ben Doller, Brandon Shimoda, Ben Beres, Brandon Downing, Sarah Kate Moore, Dan Rosenberg, Susan Rich, Susan Denning, Sid Miller, Sarah Bartlett, Shawn Vestal, Marie-Caroline Moir, Lucy Corin, Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer, Jill McDonough, Jessica Goodfellow, Jessica Bonin, Friedrich Kerksieck , Erika Wilder, Elissa Washuta, David Bartone, Chris Dusterhoff, Britt Ashley, Becca Yenser, Anne Gorrick

Tickets for the Filter release party are on sale now through Brown Paper Tickets.

Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and $5 for students and seniors.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

interview and new work and where I'll be tomorrow

I have been a little lax in posting new things like this interview that happened between me and Jory Mickelson, in which we talk about Twin Peaks and how I can't tell the difference between poetry and prose and also some other things: Boxcar Poetry Review


Also, I have new work here (from what actually started as a short story and is now a 74 word poem): The Journal of Compressed Creative Arts - be sure to click on the DECOMPRESS at the bottom for a little more information about the poem.


Also, for Seattlites (and those willing to travel great or short distances to be in Seattle): I will be reading tomorrow night with local poet Trina Burke. This is the first of several 'launches' of the new book THEY COULD NO LONGER CONTAIN THEMSELVES: A Collection of Five Flash Chapbooks. I hope to see you tomorrow at 7pm at Ravenna Third Place Books.

But if you can't get there, you can grab a copy of this most excellent volume of new work from me and four other flash fiction writers here: Rose Metal Press