Schedule of Events | Participant Bios

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Adfempo report part 1

I've posted the first section of my conference impressions here.

Kudos to the organizers!


Saturday, September 19, 2009

Volunteers to Register and Sell Books

Hello all! Here is a call for volunteers interested in registering folks and selling BELLADONNA BOOKS on Thursday and Friday before the conference. If you are interested contact me, ELizabeth CRawford, at elizabeth.crawforda@gmail.com Looking forward to it


On Sunday, September 27th, Caroline Bergvall, Stacy Szymaszek and Evelyn Reilly will read at the Zinc Bar at 82 West 3rd Street.
ABCDEFV to West 4th

Friday, September 18, 2009

Holbrook, Queyras, Minkus and Turner at the Bowery Poetry Club on Sept.26

Susan Holbrook will read from her new collection, Joy is So Exhausting (Coach House Books, 2009), with three other visiting poets--Sina Queyras, Kim Minkus and Jacqueline Turner. The reading and book party will take place at the Bowery Poetry Club on September 26 (4:00 to 5:40).


Susan Holbrook is a poet and fiction writer whose first book, misled, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the Stephen J. Stephensson Award. Her chapbook Good Egg Bad Seed was published by Nomados in 2004. She teaches North American literatures and creative writing at the University of Windsor. She recently co-edited The Letters of Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thomson: Composition as Conversation (forthcoming from Oxford University Press, 2009).

Sina Queyras is the author of Slip, Teethmarks, Lemon Hound, which won the Lambda and the Pat Lowther awards for poetry, and Expressway (Coach House Books, 2009). She is also the editor of Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets. She currently lives in Montreal and keeps a blog, Lemon Hound.

Kim Minkus has two books of poetry: 9 Freight (LINEbooks 2007) and Thresh (Snare Books 2009). She has had reviews and poetry published in FRONT Magazine, Interim, West Coast Line, The Poetic Front, LOCUSPOINT, ottawater, Memewar and Jacket. Kim is currently completing her dissertation at Simon Fraser University

Jacqueline Turner is the author of Into the Fold and Seven Into Even. She lives in Vancouver, B.C. Her work has appeared in absinthe, West Coast Line, Rampike, qwerty, Tessera, and Fireweed. She has also published a number of chapbooks. In 2005, Turner was Queensland’s inaugural poet-in-residence at the Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts in Brisbane, Australia.

Agent 409 Reading & Zine Release

The writers of Agent 409 celebrate the release of their fourth collection with a reading at Bluestockings. Come for a vibrant evening of readings!

Agent 409 is a smart, irreverent, multi-racial, queer writing group that's poly-genre (poetry, fiction, playwrighting, etc.) and sex positive, committed to words, social justice. We have given readings and workshops around the east coast. We are anti-everything that is oppressive and wrong in this world and pro-everything that is liberating and good.

Agent 409 is cory schmanke parrish, Danielle Morgan Feris, Yasmine Chahkar Farhang, Judy Yu, Ronica Sanyal, and Tamiko Beyer. (Danielle and Judy will be reading.)

Sunday, September 27
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Bluestockings booksore
172 Allen St. at Stanton, near the F/V at 2nd Ave or J/M/Z/F/V at Delancey/

**We know that some members of our community won't be able to make the reading because it's a holiday. Our thoughts will be with our friends who are taking time for self-reflection and atonement.**

public letter-writing in union square, sept 23


I'm very excited to participate in ADFEMPO on Friday, Sept 25, presenting images, audio and some thoughts about my escritorio público, where I write letters in Spanish or English for people on the street. I'll be setting up the escritorio for the first time ever in New York City, on September 23, from noon until 7 p.m. in Union Square. I would be delighted to see you there, and to write a letter for you!

The "official" announcement (from the Reanimation Library, generous sponsor of this public intervention) is below.

Looking forward,



The Reanimation Library is excited to sponsor Jen Hofer's public writing project, Escritorio público, which she will bring to Union Square next Wednesday, September 23rd.

Jen Hofer's Escritorio público is a public letter-writing desk most often set up on sidewalks in public space, though sometimes invited into museums, galleries and other cultural spaces. Jen types letters in either Spanish or English for passers-by, charging $2 for a letter, $3 for a love letter and $5 for an illicit love letter. Please stop by to say hello or draft a missive!

Jen Hofer is a poet, translator, interpreter, teacher, knitter, public letter-writer, and urban cyclist. Her recent and forthcoming poem sequences and translations are available through a range of autonomous small presses including: Atelos, Counterpath Press, Dusie Books, Kenning Editions, Palm Press, and Ponzipo. She also makes small books by hand at her kitchen table in Cypress Park, Los Angeles.

Wednesday, September 23
12:00 p.m - 7:00 p.m.
Union Square
Precise location in the park will be tweeted @reanimationlib, once it has been discovered.


Thursday, September 17, 2009

Sunday Reading Brooklyn: Tysh/Scappattone/Heuving

Sunday September 27, 1pm

In town from Seattle, Chicago, Detroit, the poets Jeanne Heuving, Jennifer Scappettone, Chris Tysh will read @ Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY.

Jeanne Heuving's cross genre Incapacity (Chiasmus Press) won a 2004 Book of the Year Award from Small Press Traffic, and her book of experimental poetry Transducer (Chax Press) is just out. She has published multiple critical pieces on avant garde and innovative writers, including the book Omissions Are Not Accidents: Gender in the Art of Marianne Moore and is currently finishing work on a book-length manuscript, The Transmutation of Love in Twentieth Century Poetry.

Jennifer Scappettone is the author of From Dame Quickly (Litmus Press in 2008), and of severalchapbooks: Ode oggettuale, a bilingual poemetto translated into Italian with Marco Giovenale (La Camera Verde, 2008);Err-Residence (Bronze Skull, 2007); and Beauty [Is the New Absurdity] (dusi/e kollectiv, 2008). She is at work on a manuscript called Exit 43, an archaeology of the landfill and opera of pop-ups, for Atelos.

Chris Tysh was born and raised in Paris, and studied American literature at the Sorbonne. She was naturalized as a citizen of the United States on July 4th, 1998. She teaches writing and women’s studies at Wayne State University in Detroit. Her books include Secrets of Elegance, Porne, Coat of Arms, In the Name and Continuity Girl. Car men, a play in d premiered at The Detroit Institute of Arts in 1996, under the direction of Carla Harryman. She is a 2003 National Endowment for the Arts fellow.

To get to Unnameable:
Take the B/Q train to the 7th Ave stop. From Flatbush Ave, walk east on Park Place one block to Vanderbilt Ave. Turn left (north) on Vanderbilt, and walk one and a half blocks to Unnameable.
Take the 2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza. Walk north (away from the park) three blocks on Vanderbilt Ave to Unnameable.


Organisateur :
Les Figues Press
Type :
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Date :
samedi 26 septembre 2009
Heure :
19:30 - 22:00
Lieu :
Unnameable Boox
Adresse :
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
Ville :
Brooklyn, NY
Adresse électronique :




Numbers? We don't need no stinking numbers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Poetry Project/Coach House Release: Prismatic Publics

Wednesday (September 23), The Poetry Project kicks off its fall season with some innovative poets from north of the border.

The Project is helping Coach House Books launch its new anthology of experimental Canadian female poets, Prismatic Publics. The event will feature readings from Nicole Brossard, Margaret Christakos and Catriona Strang, as well as an introduction from anthology co-editor Kate Eichhorn. Several other writers featured in the anthology may also be in attendance, as the launch will serve as a perfect unofficial pre-party for the Advancing Feminist Poetics & Activism conference (at the CUNY Graduate Center).

September 23 – Poetry Project launches anthology of Canadian women writers
Trailblazing poets from across the country kick off the reading series’ new season

Featuring readings by

Nicole Brossard (Museum of Bone and Water, The Aerial Letter,Mauve Desert)
Margaret Christakos (Excessive Love Prostheses, Sooner, What Stirs)
Catriona Strang (Busted, Cold Trip, Light Sweet Crude)

Prismatic Publics anthology launch at the Poetry Project
Wednesday, September 23, 8:00 pm
131 E. 10th Street
New York, NY


About Prismatic Publics:

Nicole Brossard, Margaret Christakos, Susan Holbrook, Dorothy Lusk, Karen Mac Cormack, Daphne Marlatt, Erín Moure, M. NourbeSe Philip, Sina Queyras, Lisa Robertson, Gail Scott, Nathalie Stephens, Catriona Strang, Rita Wong, Rachel Zolf.

Prismatic Publics stages intimate encounters with these key figures as they work in and against Language, conceptual, post-conceptual, documentary and investigative poetry traditions – often across, between and at the interstices of genres.