Bling that Sings & New POP & The Rumpus & More Songs of the Week

Hi there.

Here I am taking care of business  while still under the grips of St. John’s and Tracy (my sister loaned it to me so I figured I’d give it a go, it’s very, very silly, I know).  I’ll try almost anything that will help me to continue propelling myself forward.  It’s been rough lately!

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be included in Paige Taggart’s Bling that Sings.  I know I’ve mentioned this here before but Paige is not only an awesome poet but she also makes super awesome jewelry.  Check out her newly revamped site here and buy something for someone you love now!

In other news, the latest Poets off Poetry is up and features an essay by Pulitzer Prize winning poet Rae Armantrout!  Check it out here.  Very exciting to have Rae contribute to my little series.

I have another review up at The Rumpus- Laura Gibson’s La Grande.  You can read it here.

And more Songs of the Week by the last of the Birds, LLC crew Sommer Browning, then Gregory Crosby, Zayne Turner, and the first two of four SOWs by  Matt Hart: Part 1 and Part 2.

Other than that things are just chugging along here…

New Birds on the Block

Birds, LLC is a cooperative press edited by  poets Dan Boehl, Justin Marks, Matt Rasmussen, Sampson Starkweather, and Chris Tonelli.

According to their website:

“Birds, LLC is an independent poetry press based out of Austin, Minneapolis, New York, and Raleigh. Specializing in close author relationships, Birds, LLC believes that great books are a collaboration of editors and authors. Birds, LLC supports readings, events, and podcasts for its authors, believing that poetry demands a human voice to read it, and an audience to hear it. After all, reading is the realist shit ever.”

The first two books published by Birds, LLC are:

The French Exit by Elisa Gabbert and The Trees Around by Chris Tonelli.

They are having a special pre-sale offer.  $20 will get you both titles but you have to order before March 31.  Books will ship the first week of April.

Otherwise, drop by and say hi to Birds, LLC at AWP and get your copies then.