Monday, October 26, 2009


of Quantum Jitters in News Blaze. Click on excerpt below for entire review by Djelloul (Del) Marbrook:
"...as magisterial as Carlin. Her intimacy with 20th Century modernism emerges in her poems the way Robert Motherwell's paintings broke upon the mid-century, fully conceived, sure-handed and profoundly intellectual."

Congratulations, Patricia!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Steve Fellner and Phil Young are co-editing an anthology for Benu Press; its working title is Love Rise Up and they are looking for submissions! Here's info from the co-editors:
We both have been invested in the literary world for some time. Steve wrote and published a book of poems entitled Blind Date with Cavafy (Marsh Hawk Press, 2007) and a memoir entitled All Screwed Up (Benu Press, 2009); Phil has published in literary magazines such as Antioch Review.

The editor who commissioned this project asked that we focus on contemporary poets and poems that succeed on the following levels:

1.) The poem deals with social justice, not simply a social issue. In other words there has to be some action or suggestion of resistance or dealing with a social issue, not just having a social issue somewhere in the background.

2.) The poem offers an element of hope. This hope can be somewhat ambiguous, but at least some level of hope has to be detectable to the average reader. Think “Daybreak in Alabama” by Langston Hughes.

3.) The poem is an “accessible narrative or lyric that contains elements of genuine drama or comedy.”

4.) If the poem were a movie, it would have to receive somewhere between a G and PG-13 rating.

If interested, please send us a poem(s) for us to look at as a Word document.

We’d happily look at new work or previously published. My co-editor and I are responsible for paying all fees, so I would appreciate a waiver, if at all possible.

Contributors will include Martin Espada, Denise Duhamel, Rigoberto Gonzalez, David Kirby, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Barbara Hamby, Cheryl Dumesnil, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Fady Joudah, Rebecca Livingston, Alison Joseph, Laura Kasischke, Idra Novey, among others.

When the anthology appears (in Fall 2010, tentatively), all contributors will receive one copy. Please call 585-395-5040 or e-mail sfellner@brockport.edu and pyoung@brockport.edu if you have any questions.

If you know that you will be offering us something, we’d be indebted if you let us know by the middle of November.

Feel free to send this to anyone who you think may be interested. In fact, we’d be, once again, indebted if you did.


Steve Fellner and Phil Young

Monday, October 19, 2009


You are invited to the book launch celebrating new work by Corinne Robins, Ed Foster and Paul Pines

WHEN: November 5, 2009 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM

WHERE: Ceres Gallery, 547 W 27th St # 201 http://www.ceresgallery.org/
New York, NY 10001 Phone: 212-947-6100


The following titles' releases will be celebrated:

Corinne Robins: Facing It Again: New and Selected Poems

In Facing It Again, Robins does not shrink from naming her personal pains and triumphs, as well as the works of art that in her view reflect them, faced again as they are embodied in these deeply ruminative poems. This book is a testament to a long and committed life told here with painful honesty and marvelous lyric excursions.

Edward Foster: The Beginning of Sorrows

“As a writer, critic, editor, and teacher, Ed Foster is inveterately Apollonian: lucid, balanced, well organized.”— American Book Review

Paul Pines: Last Call At the Tin Palace

“Paul Pines’s poetry precipitates gritty reality with sparing drops of philosophical cyanide. If Robert Creeley had owned a bar, he’d have written not a few Paul Pines works—as it is he’d have approved, heartily.”—Andrei Codrescu

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