Monday, May 18, 2009

Scott Blackwood Reading in Houston, TX

Poison Pen Reading Series: Scott Blackwood, author of We Agreed to Meet Just Here, and Brian Nicolet
Thursday, July 31, 8:30 PM / Poison Girl Cocktail Lounge: 1641 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Justin Marks: Poetry Readings

The So and So Series
Justin Marks, Kathryn l. Pringle, and Chris Vitiello
Saturday, May 16th, 8pm
Morning Times, 8 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC

KGB Poetry
: Justin Marks & Jeffrey Yang
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York City, NY
Monday, May 18th, 7-9pm

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Justin Marks's Writer's Digest Interview

Robert Lee Brewer posted an interview with Justin Marks, author of A Million in Prizes, to his blog, Poetic Asides, on the Writer's Digest website.

A small sampling of the interview:

Robert: If you could pass on only one piece of advice to fellow poets, what would it be?

Justin: I've been given such large heaps of bad advice over the years, I'm hesitant to offer any of my own. So maybe my advice should be, “don’t take any advice.” Then again, I've also gotten some good advice that has often helped sustain me: Trust yourself. Don't let anyone or thing stop you. Be willing to change. Persevere. Stuff like that. That’s my advice.

Want more? And why wouldn't you? Follow this link for the full interview: Exclusive Interview with Justin Marks.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Stacie Cassarino Reads at Skylight Books

Stacie Cassarino will read from her newly released poetry book Zero at the Bone at LA bookstore Skylight Books. (more info, or call 323-660-1175)
Time: Saturday, June 13, 2009 5:00 p.m.
Location: Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Two New Poetry Titles for May

Zero at the Bone by Stacie Cassarino:

"Of the many ways of knowing the world, Stacie Cassarino in her elegant and poignant first book of poems, Zero at the Bone, reminds us of the primacy of the senses." —Michael Collier

Stacie Cassarino lives in Brooklyn, New York and Los Angeles, California. She is a recipient of the “Discovery”/The Nation prize and the Astraea Foundation Writer’s Fund, a finalist for the Rona Jaffe Writers’ Award, and nominee twice for the Pushcart Prize. She has worked as a chef, and has held teaching positions at Middlebury College in Vermont & Pratt Institute in NYC. She is currently a candidate for the Ph.D. at UCLA.
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Dirt Angels by Donald Platt:

"Donald Platt’s aptly titled and arresting fourth collection of poems, Dirt Angels, examines how we exist in states of physical disrepair, decay, and disability: the world’s transience exhibited in the slow degradation of our very consciousness and flesh." —Paisley Rekdal

Donald Platt is a professor of English at Purdue University. His first two collections, Fresh Peaches, Fireworks,& Guns and Cloud Atlas, were published by Purdue University Press as winners of the Verna Emery Poetry Prize. His third book, My Father Says Grace, was published by the University of Arkansas Press. He lives with his wife, the poet Dana Roeser, and their two daughters in West Lafayette, Indiana.
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Stacie Cassarino Gets Broadsided

Visit the Broadsided Press website to download the new broadside of Stacie Cassarino's poem "Snowshoe to Otter Creek," beautifully illustrated by artist Caleb Brown. Stacie's new book Zero at the Bone was released this spring from New Issues.