Monday, February 18, 2008


Alfred Yuson, a columnist for The Philippine Star, reviews Eileen Tabios' latest book, The Light Sang As It Left Your Eyes. Click on excerpt below for the entire review:
Eileen Tabios commands breadth and depth in her ongoing affair with poetry, surely a passionate one that involves all senses and evolving forms, and yet still drawing — as against the risks of too prolific and possibly profligate an output — on fundamental strengths. As in "Canto 32": "You dare to stare/ at the sun.// When you turn away/ from the light.// You can no longer see/ anything but its absence.// I see you, Daddy./ I see myself// seeing you looking back/ at me...."

These five couplets are followed by a prose rendering on a lower, right-hand column. It's too long to quote in full, so let's skip to its arc of closure, which could well be read as Tabios' ars poetica: "... you will conclude, no matter how many poets have labored, are laboring, will labor, there are never enough poems. Never enough poems. And as you read me now, you feel me sitting before a small desk, buried in a man's plaid bathrobe, unkempt hair falling over bloodshot eyes, ink smudging all fingers, munching on 'a cookie chock full of mountainous chunks of rich milk chocolate and munchable macadamia nuts,' as I write, as I write, as I write: Never enough."

Thursday, February 07, 2008


An Evening of Marsh Hawk Press Poetry

Readings by

Jane Augustine
Burt Kimmelman
sandy McIntosh
stephen Paul Miller
Rochelle Ratner

Hosted by Dorothy Friedman

February 28, 2008

8 to 10 PM

The Living Theater
21 Clinton Street (between Stanton and Houston Streets)
New York City
One flight down

212 792 8050


Admission Free

Wednesday, February 06, 2008


Steve Fellner will be reading from the Writer's Voice Visiting Author Series in New York City. Here are details;

The Writer's Voice Visiting Author Series Presents:

Sophia Kartsonis, Steve Fellner & Aaron Smith

Friday, February 8, 2008

8:00 PM Reading

West Side YMCA-- The George Washington Lounge

5 West 63rd Street (between Central Park West & Broadway)

Wines from 67Wine

Books from Mobile Libris

~Admission Free and Open to the Public~

Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Glimmer Train, Hotel Amerika & Prairie Schooner. She won the Academy of American Poets prize in both 2000 & 2004 and was the 2006 winner of the Fineline Contest sponsored by Mid American Review and judged by Denise Duhamel. Her collection Intaglio won the 2005 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize and was published in Autumn 2006 by Kent State University Press. She is currently at work on a novel. http://intagliodupinblue.blogspot.com/

Steve Fellner's first book of poems Blind Date with Cavafy won the Third Annual Marsh Hawk Poetry Prize, judged by Denise Duhamel. It has been favorably reviewed in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Art Voice, The Mid-American Review, Salt Lake city Weekly, among others. His poetry and essays have appeared in North American Review, Northwest Review, The Sun, Western Humanities Review, among other. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at SUNY Brockport.

Aaron Smith is the author of Blue on Blue Ground (Pittsburgh, 2005), winner of the 2004 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize and a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. His chapbook, What's Required (Thorngate Road, 2003), won the Frank O'Hara Award. He is a 2007 Fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and his work has appeared in many publications including: 5 AM, Gulf Coast, MIPOesias, Pleiades, Prairie Schooner, Poetry After 9-11: An Anthology of New York Poets, and WritingPoems. He is a poetry co-editor for Bloom, and he lives in New York City.

We are located at 5 W. 63rd Street, between Central Park West & Broadway. Accessible Trains: A, C, B, D & 1 to Columbus Circle, 1 to 66th Street.

Sunday, February 03, 2008


Claudia Carlson will be reading from her book THE ELEPHANT HOUSE as well as a selection of newer poems:

Bluestockings Radical Books/Word of Mouth Reading Series
February 12th, 2008, 7 p.m.

Bluestockings is located in the Lower East Side of Manhattan at 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington - 1 block south of Houston and 1st Avenue.
By train: 1 block south of the F train's 2nd Avenue stop and just 5 blocks from the JMZ-line's Essex / Delancey Street stop. 212-777-6028

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