New Song of the Week, Video from New York Poetry Festival, & Poems in Clock Magazine

Check out the latest Song of the Week by Katy Henriksen here.  Thanks Katy!

In other news, here is a short video from the New York Poetry Festival last weekend on Governors Island.  Thanks to DJ Dolack for putting the video together.

You can check out the full post and some additional photos here.

Also, if you are in the New York area on August 31, I will be reading for the new Mental Marginalia series.  The reading is at The West Cafe, 379 Union Ave, Williamsburg.  Maybe see you there?

Oh, and also, I keep forgetting to tell you that I have two poems in the first issue of CLOCK magazine.  The journal is a real pretty little thing and the poems in it are pretty awesome as well.  You can learn more about how to purchase CLOCK here.

Song of the Week feature up and running on Coldfront!

Song of the Week, a new weekly (duh) feature is up and running now on Coldfront.  Well, it’s actually been up for a few weeks already!  I’m just a little slow getting this information up here.

Basically, the premise of Song of the Week is to get poets to write about one song in 150 words or less, with pieces updated every Monday.  This feature is in addition to the monthly Poets off Poetry series, which by the way, I have a great POP essay by Ed Skoog to post later this week!

So far you can read Song of the Week pieces by Elaine Equi, J. Michael Wahlgren, Dustin Luke Nelson, and Eric Amling.  If you or someone you know would like to contribute a Song of the Week piece, be in touch!  You can email me at jackie@coldfrontmag.com.

In other news, I got a two week residency at the Vermont Studio Center.  Kind of awesome.  I will be away from November 20- December 3.  I’m a little bummed to be away for Thanksgiving but this may be the only chance I get to do something like this so I think I have to go for it!

 

 

 

 

New POP by Matt Hart and Boom Chapbook Contest Finalist!

Very excited to let you know that this month’s POP is up now, featuring part 1 of a 4 part essay by Matt Hart!  Matt’s essay was so massive that we decided to split it up into 4 parts, each part appearing through out the month of May.  What’s the essay about?  The Sex Pistols, The Blood Brothers, Gertrude Stein, Jawbreaker, Storm & Stress, and Kenneth Koch.  In addition to the four part essay, four selections from Matt’s  Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless will be featured each week as well.  Check out part one here.  HUGE thanks to Matt.  I am flattered and proud to be able to publish this!

Also, the POP page is getting a redesign/restructure in order to make room for the Song of the Week feature which will be appearing soon.  I think POP is getting a new, spiffy logo too.  Stay tuned for that.

In other news, my chapbook manuscript The City Salutes Itself is a finalist in the Boom Chapbook Contest from Bateau Press.  Exciting!  Fingers crossed!  But either way, I’m excited enough to be a finalist.  Bateau Press makes pretty, pretty books!