Wednesday, August 23, 2006


The latest issue of Galatea Resurrects (A Poetry Engagement), edited by Eileen Tabios, has just been released. The issue features reviews of books by some Marsh Hawk Press authors -- including our first contest prize winner WATERMARK by JACQUELYN POPE -- as well as some Marsh Hawk Press poets reviewing others' poetry projects. The issue is available here, but here are some direct links to Marsh Hawk Press poets' contributions:

Eileen Tabios reviews INSECT COUNTRY (A) by Sawako Nakayasu

Eileen Tabios reviews SLIP by Chris Stackhouse

Carlos Hiraldo reviews WATERMARK by Jacquelyn Pope

Eileen Tabios reviews IN THE WEAVER’S VALLEY by William Allegrezza

Julie R. Enszer reviews BEGGARS AT THE WALL by Rochelle Ratner

Thomas Fink reviews I LOVE ARTISTS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS by Mei-mei Berssenbrugge

Corinne Robins reviews A PANIC THAT CAN STILL COME UPON ME by Peter Gizzi

Sandy McIntosh offers a memoir with reviews of LIVING IS WHAT I WANTED by David Ignatow as well as SELECTED SHORTER POEMS and THE TABLETS, both by Armand Schwerner

and a fun "faux review":
Sandy McIntosh "reviews" OTIOSE WARTS by Argol Karvarkian

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Several Marsh Hawkers appear in the new TALISMAN (32/33, Summer/Fall 2006). The issue contains a prose piece by Basil King; 2 poems by Burt Kimmelman, 2 reviews by Burt, & an article on Burt's poetry; 2 poems and 3 reviews by Thomas Fink; and 2 articles on Norman Finkelstein's work as well as an article he wrote.

Monday, August 14, 2006



Philadelphia, PA - The Bridgette Mayer Gallery is pleased to present Greetings from Black Mountain College, a special exhibition of work from the former students and faculty of the original Black Mountain College.The show will run from July 5 - August 19, 2006 with an opening reception on First Friday, July 7th, 6:00-8:30pm. The show is guest curated by gallery artist Robert Godfrey and is a collaboration between the Bridgette Mayer Gallery, The Black Mountain College Museum & Arts Center in Asheville NC, the Black Mountain artists, galleries, and private collectors.

Black Mountain College, now famous as the gathering place and training ground for many of America's most renowned contemporary artists, was situated in the Western region of North Carolina among the hills of the Appalachian Mountains, not far from Asheville. An unlikely site for the creative explosions that were to occur there, Black Mountain was founded as a liberal arts college from which fewer than 1200 students who attended ever graduated. The college itself was only in operation from 1933 to 1956, but during those years Black Mountain was a place crackling with the sparks of new ideas and innovative artistic experimentation.

Greetings from Black Mountain College is a show about a unique slice of time, the years the College was in operation. Coming on the 50th anniversary of the closing of its doors the show seeks to explore both the meaning of the phenomenon of Black Mountain College as a whole, and also the individual stories of the artists who worked there. The show includes work by Josef Albers, Ilya Bolotowsky, Elaine de Kooning, Jorge Fick, Joseph Fiore, Fannie Hillsmith, Frank Hursh, Ray Johnson, Basil King, Gwendolyn Knight, Leo Krikorian, Jacob Lawrence, Gregory Masurovsky, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Neil Noland, Pat Passlof, Robert Rauschenberg, Dan Rice, Jack Tworkov, Esteban Vicente, Susan Weil and Jonathan Williams. Each one of these artists was influenced by his or her time at the College and each became part of the place and the moment of Black Mountain.

The range of work that came out of Black Mountain College bridged the divisions between artistic mediums. Painters, poets, writers, dancers and musicians merged their styles and energies to engineer some of the most creative happenings and art events of the time. In that spirit the Greetings show will also include two special events that showcase the literary and poetic talent of some of the artists who came out of Black Mountain. Michael Rumaker will read in the gallery from his 2003 memoir Black Mountain Days on Saturday July 8, 2006 at 7:00 pm and Basil and Martha King will present poetry from their recent publications on Thursday August 17, 2006 at 7:00 pm.

In addition, there will be a special showing of the photographs of Hazel Larsen Archer who documented Black Mountain College, the students and the faculty during the nine years she was in attendance. Rare images of early Merce Cunningham, Buckminster Fuller, Ray Johnson, Josef Albers, Willem de Kooning and others will be on view in the Gallery vault room.

Curator and artist Robert Godfrey lives and works in Asheville, NC, and has always been interested in the work of the Black Mountain College. Knowing many of the artists who studied at the school personally he has a unique insight into the environment of Black Mountain. For this exhibition he worked closely with the Black Mountain College Museum and Arts Center and the Museum's Operations Manager, Alice Sebrell, to select more than 50% of the exhibited objects from the Museum's collection. The Museum is located in Asheville, NC, and preserves the legacy of artistic innovation through preservation, educational activities, and publications.

The rest of the works in the show come from collectors, galleries, and the artists themselves. Greetings from Black Mountain College will run through August 19, 2006. Curator Robert Godfrey will be present at the opening reception, First Friday, July 7th from 6:00-8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10:00- 6:00 p.m., other days by appointment. For additional information please contact Bridgette Mayer, 215.413.8893 Fax 215.413.2283. Also: http://www.mayerartconsultants.com/


Thomas Fink's Hay(na)ku Painting Series is featured here in the new issue of OurOwnVoice!

Monday, August 07, 2006


It is our distinct pleasure to announce that David Shapiro will be the judge for the 2007 Marsh Hawk Prize Poetry Prize.

David Shapiro has published nine books of poetry, most recently A BURNING INTERIOR (2003), several books of art criticism, and a study of John Ashbery's poetry. His SELECTED POEMS will appear in 2007. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment of the Humanities. In 1971, he was nominated for the National Book Award. Shapiro has taught at Columbia University, Princeton, Bard, Cooper Union, and CUNY-Brooklyn College, and is currently a Professor of Art History at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

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