Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Mary Mackey's poem, "The Kama Sutra of Kindness: Position Number Three", was recently read by Garrison Keillor on his show "The Writer's Almanac." The poem is one of the ones in Mary's Marsh Hawk Press book, Breaking The Fever. You can listen to the reading at


Monday, February 14, 2011


You are invited to the following event with Norman Finkelstein:

Zinc Bar Reading Series


A Book Party
for Donald Wellman's

with Joel Lewis and Norman Finkelstein

Friday, Feb 18 @ 6:30 PM

at Zinc Bar
82 W 3rd St
New York, NY

Donald Wellman, poet, essayist, and editor, lives in Weare NH. His poetry includes A North Atlantic Wall, recently released by Dos Madres Press. In 2009, his Prolog Pages was published by ahadada. Other titles include urika, a chapbook from boat train in Gloucester, baroque threads (Mudlark) and Fields (Light and Dust). He has written about his life on the coast of Maine, as well as his experiences in Mexico, spain and Morocco. He has written extensively on Charles Olson, William Carlos Williams, and Ezra Pound.

Joel Lewis is the author of Learning From New Jersey (2007), Tasks Of The Youth Leagues (2006), Vertical's Currency (1999) and House Rent Boogie (1992). He edited Bluestones and Salt Hay, an anthology of contemporary NJ poets, as well as editing the Reality Prime, the selected poems of Walter Lowenfels and On The Level Everyday: the selected talks of Ted Berrigan. He has also written hundreds of articles, reviews, essays and profiles and currently is a staff writer at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. A social worker by day, he has taught creative writing at the Poetry Project, The Writer's Voice and Rutgers University. And, for better or worse, he initiated the ill-fated New Jersey Poet Laureate position that was such a headache for Amiri Baraka. With his wife, film theorist Sandy Flitterman-Lewis, he resides in Hoboken.

Norman Finkelstein's books of poetry include Restless Messengers (University of Georgia Press, 1992), Passing Over (Marsh Hawk, 2007), Scribe (Dos Madres, 2009), and the three-volume serial poem Track (Spuyten Duyvil 1999, 2002, 2005). He has also published five books of literary criticism: The Utopian Moment in Contemporary American Poetry (Bucknell University Press, 1988; 2nd ed., 1993), The Ritual of New Creation: Jewish Tradition and Contemporary Literature (SUNY Press, 1992), Not One of Them In Place: Modern Poetry and Jewish American Identity (SUNY Press, 2001), Lyrical Interference: Essays on Poetics (Spuyten Duyvil, 2003) and On Mount Vision: Forms of the Sacred In Contemporary American Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2010). Recent poems, essays and reviews have appeared such journals as LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory, Contemporary Literature, Cincinnati Review, Rain Taxi and Hambone.

Saturday, February 05, 2011


VOCAL PREMIERE OF THE TIN ANGEL OPERA: The Center for Contemporary Opera gala on Feb 10 at the National Arts Club will be performing scenes from 5 operas in different stages of development, among them two scenes from “The Tin Angel” by Daniel Asia and Paul Pines. The evening will begin with drinks at 8pm, the program at approximately 8:15 with. a reception to follow. Individual tickets, are $35.00, may be ordered by may be made by calling the company's office at 347-265-8943 or by email at js@conopera.org.

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