Wednesday, November 29, 2006


The latest issue of Galatea Resurrects (A Poetry Engagement) presents reviews of the following Marsh Hawk Press books:

Fionna Doney Simmonds reviews Sandy McIntosh's THE AFTER-DEATH HISTORY OF MY FATHER

Fionna Doney Simmonds reviews Sharon Olinka's THE GOOD CITY

Julie R. Enszer reviews Susan Terris' NATURAL DEFENSES

Laurel Johnson reviews Sigman Byrd's UNDER THE WANDERER'S STAR

Laurel Johnson reviews Mary Mackey's BREAKING THE FEVER

Marsh Hawk Press authors also display their reviewing chops, with reviews being done by Thomas Fink, Madeline Tiger, and Eileen Tabios.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


to a reading featuring Mary Mackey. Here are details:

Monday, November 27th at 7:30 pm.

Charlie Anders
Mary Mackey
Laura Moriarty

Michael Moorcock
Mercedes Sanchez

We hope you will join us for a reading by these ParaSpheres contributors.
Free hors d'oeuvres and refreshments provided by Omnidawn.

2476 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley CA 94704

For more information about ParaSpheres: www.paraspheres.com.


Martha King is also a fictionist and her most recent short story collection has been reviewed in Publisher's Weekly, as follows:

North & South
King, Martha (Author)
Stanley, George (Introduction by)
ISBN: 1933132272
Spuyten Duyvil
Published 2006-11
Paperback , $14.00 (200p)
Fiction | Short Stories (single author)
Reviewed 2006-08-21

King (Separate Parts) attended the fabled Black Mountain College in the mid-1950s: her short stories suggest the spare hardness and amused diffidence of Black Mountain poet Robert Creeley; wrenching plot twists and the instability of narrative itself--King often interrupts to discard or evaluate the proceedings--root her best work in the postmodern contingency forged by Black Mountain teacher John Cage. In "Conversation in Connecticut," the entire arc of a failed novelist's life gets condensed into a single revelation. "Dog Box" moves its focus violently inward from a gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood to a box on an art dealer's mantle. The collection's second half has one foot in the courtly landscape of the Old South (where King grew up), the other itching to escape to an "arts underworld." The narrators, often unnamed and female, reveal King's keen sensitivity to the caste system separating men and women, à la Tillie Olsen. King is more interested in demolishing notions of character in fiction than in character itself (although she's good at repulsive guys, young and old). These stories form the pinned edges of a very broad canvas.

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Wednesday, November 15, 2006


whose poem "Transubstantiation" from Sharp Golden Thorn, has appeared in Harold Bloom's new anthoilogy American Religious Poems.

Monday, November 13, 2006


Edward Foster & John High

read from their new books

Wednesday, December 6


followed by a celebration & reception


The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church
131 E. 10th St.
New York

Formerly the poetry editor of MultiCultural Review, Edward Foster is the founding editor of Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, Talisman House, Publishers, and Jensen/Daniels, Publishers. He has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards and is the Director of the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences in the Imperatore School of Sciences and Arts at the Stevens Institute of Technology. He is the author or editor of two dozen books, the most recent of which include Answerable to None: Berrigan, Bronk, and the American Real (1999), The Angelus Bell (2001), Mahrem: Things Men Should Do for Men: A Suite for O (2002); Selected Works (in Russian) (2004); and What He Ought to Know: New and Selected Poems (2006). With Joseph Donahue, he edited The World in Time and Space: Towards a History of Innovative Poetry in Our Time (2004), and he co-edited Naming the Nameless: Contemporary American Poetry (2006) in Romanian translation. His poetry has been translated into, and published in, many languages. The details:

John High is the author of eight books, including The Desire Notebooks (Village Voice top 25 books of the year). He is the recipient of four Fulbrights, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, and writing awards from the Witter Bynner Foundation, Arts International, and the Academy of American Poets, among others. A translator of several books of contemporary Russian poetry, he was the chief editor of Crossing Centuries: The New Generation in Russian Poetry. A Zen practitioner, he is on the faculty of the English Department at Long Island University, Brooklyn where he teaches creative writing and literature. High is currently featured on Web Del Sol's site of “Literary Dialogues with Valued Writers and Poets” with Lydia Davis, Aimee Bender, and Carole Maso: http://www.webdelsol.com/f-literarydialogues.htm
Visit the author at www.johnhigh.net

All events are $8, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for members

Thursday, November 09, 2006


Moving Archipelago: A Century of Writing Filipino America
For more information, check http://www.apa.nyu.edu/

Saturday, November 10-11, 2006

Location: Reception and conference at New York University, SCPS Conference Center, 2nd Floor, Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10038

Join A/P/A Institute at New York University in collaboration with Kundiman and the Centennial Planning Committee, on Friday night for an evening of readings and celebration of 100 years of Filipino immigration to the U.S.

Panel Discussions Saturday, Nov. 11th, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, reception follows with readings

The kick-off reception on Friday and series of panels on Saturday will feature readings from some of the major Filipino writers across the U.S. and from New York City to exchange stories, discuss ideas, and explore the varied meanings of literary texts. Just as importantly, the distinguished gathering will celebrate what has preceded us and the rich but ambivalent promise of what lies ahead.

Schedule of panels:

10:00am, Panel 1: Where Have We Been?
Luis H. Francia, moderator; Nerissa S. Balce, Peter Bacho, Luisa A.
Igloria, Lara Stapleton

11:30am, Panel 2: From Manong to Hip-Hop: Immigrant Stories
Bino A. Realuyo, moderator; Leslieann Hobayan, Brian Ascalon Roley, and
Oscar Penaranda

2:00pm, Panel 3: Rendering the Invisible Visible
Joseph O. Legaspi, moderator; Rick Barot, Eugene Gloria, Elda Rotor, and Eileen R. Tabios

3:30pm, Panel 4: Where Are We Going?
Allan Isaac, moderator; Nick Carbo, Andrew Hsiao, Sabina Murray, R.A.Villanueva

5:00pm, Reception and Closing Reading to follow panels until 7:30pm
Readings by: Eugene Gloria, Sabina Murray, Oscar Penaranda, Bino A. Realuyo, Ninotchka Rosca, Gina Apostol & Eileen Tabios

Co-sponsored by The Reginald F. Lewis Foundation, The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program, and NYU History Department.

Supported by the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Asia Society and NYU International Filipino Association.

Media Sponsorship by Asiance Magazine. Beer provided by Carlsberg. Food sponsors Cendrillon and Elvie's.


Stephen Paul Miller's latest Marsh Hawk Press book, Skinny Eighth Avenue, gets reviewed in Brooklyn Rail. Click on excerpt below to read the whole review:

The Ferlinghetti-esque manner in which Miller’s language trails off into flip asides and non-sequiturs—as if the speaker were becoming choked with emotion when he finds his experiences and memories confounding coherent speech—is uniquely affecting. Miller has redefined the confessional poem, and it’s all about juxtaposition, baby.

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