Saturday, September 20, 2008

A Memorial Reading For Rochelle Ratner

A Celebration of Her Poetry and the Publication of Her Final Original Collection, Ben Casey Days

Writer and editor Rochelle Ratner was the author of sixteen collections of poetry, most recently Ben Casey Days (Marsh Hawk Press, 2008). Please join her loved ones and colleagues as we take an afternoon to remember her and her work. Readers will include Jane Augustine, Claudia Carlson, George Economou, Thomas Fink, Dorothy Friedman, Daniela Gioseffi, Bob Heman, Burt Kimmelman, Basil King, Martha King, Sandy McIntosh, Stephen Paul Miller, Carol Novack, Sharon Olinka, Rochelle Owens, Paul Pines, Marie Ponsot, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Jackie Sheeler, and Mark Weiss.

A reception will follow.

DATE: Saturday, October 4, 2008

TIME: 12 Noon

LOCATION:The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church
131 E. 10th St. New York NY 10003

Monday, September 15, 2008


Mary Mackey's Fall events:

Tuesday, Sept 24th, 6:30 PM: Mary Mackey reads from her work at the Epiphany Branch of the New York Public Library, 228 E. 23rd St New York, NY (at Second Ave), phone 212-679-2645

Sunday, Sept 28, 7:00 PM: Mary Mackey reads from her work at Bluestockings Bookstore, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY, between Stanton and Rivington (1 block south of Houston and 1st Avenue), phone 917.807.3877 www.bluestockings.com

Saturday, November 1, 7-10 PM: Mary Mackey reads from "Breaking The Fever" and other recent poetry at the Half Moon Bay Poetry Festival, Ink Spell Books, 500 Purissima Street, Half Moon Bay, CA, 94019-1031 Phone: 650-727-6571 www.inkspellbooks.com

Saturday, Nov. 8, 10-4 PM and Sunday, Nov. 9, 10-1 PM: Mary Mackey
will be teaching a course on poetry writing entitled "Revealing The True Poem." Book Passage Bookstore, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925. Phone 415-927-0960. www.bookpassage.com

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Jane Augustine has recorded poetry segments from all three of her Marsh Hawk Press books this past August to be broadcast over KWMV, the new local radio station in the West Mountain Valley (hence the call letters) around Westcliffe, Colorado, where Jane has lived in the summer months for 44 years. You should be able to hear her by "streaming" through your computer. Go to www.KWMV any time after 1:05 Tuesday, September 16 and up to 1:00 p.m. the following Tuesday, September 23. Then click on "Words on the Wind" halfway down the page. Poet Mike Heller (member, Board of Directors of Marsh Hawk Press) also recorded poems which will eventually be aired. We'll keep the blog posted.

In 2009 the University Press of Florida will publish Jane's annotated edition of a late novel by the poet HG.D. titled The Mystery. She is currently editing the final manuscript.


The public is invited to hear Norman Finkelstein read in New York with Lawrence Joseph and Safa Samiezade Yasd.

The reading will take place at the Cornelia St. Cafe, 29 Cornelia St., NYC, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:00. Cover is $7 which included one drink.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


This Fall, Marsh Hawk Press' sole release will be a posthumous collection by Rochelle Ratner, Ben Casey Days. There will be a memorial reading for Rochelle that will take place on Saturday, October 4th at the Poetry Project, St. Marks Church in New York City. More details to come but we welcome your attendance.

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