H-O-T-T lineup in Portland on June 1st. The Volta wouldn’t miss it. You shouldn’t either.

lovelyarc:

BBXII. This time we get bad at Valentines. Friday, June 1. 9pm. Caryl Pagel, Bianca Stone, Mark Leidner, and Emily Pettit. Put the poems in you, then shake them out with the djs afterward. 

H-O-T-T lineup in Portland on June 1st. The Volta wouldn’t miss it. You shouldn’t either.

lovelyarc:

BBXII. This time we get bad at Valentines. Friday, June 1. 9pm. Caryl Pagel, Bianca Stone, Mark Leidner, and Emily Pettit. Put the poems in you, then shake them out with the djs afterward. 

Jennifer Scappettone wins 2012 Raiziss/de Palchi Prize

  

New York, May 23—The Academy of American Poets announced today thatJennifer Scappettone has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Raiziss/de Palchi Book Prize for her translations of Amelia Rosselli inLocomotrix: Selected Poetry and Prose of Amelia Rosselli (University of Chicago Press, 2012). This $10,000 award is given every other year for the translation into English of a significant work of modern Italian poetry. Scappettone will accept the award and read from her translations at the Academy’s Awards Ceremony on October 19, as part of the sixth annualPoets Forum in New York City.”

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Marilyn Nelson’s Frost Medal Lecture

Marilyn Nelson’s Frost Medal Lecture

E-Poetry Reading & Exhibit: Counterpath

Poet Aaron Angello with help from collaborator Erin Costello brings us this excellent event in Denver. For more info, visit http://www.springgunpress.com/epoetry-event

E-Poetry: The Past, Present and Future of Electronic Poetry  is an electronic literature
reading/performance and exhibit that will feature the work of a number of prominent poets working in the field of electronic literature.

May 26, 2012 – Exhibit opens at 7pm, reading at 8pm.

Counterpath Gallery + Performance Space
613 22nd Street, Denver CO 80205

Will Alexander “The Blood Penguin”

The City Lights Blog put this up a month ago, but I just found it.

“I am the carnivore
the hounded night walker
searching for my wings scattered under glass

they claim I should return to monomial transfixing to exhibit A & no further

to some
I am six foot & lizard

to others
I am considered a mange lamb returned from the tropics”  

[the whole poem

Shane McCrae Interview at Puerto Del Sol

"…Now, of course, it’s impossible to have an absolutely individual voice anyway, but I think it’s worthwhile to do as much as you can to make yourself sound like yourself, and it’s a mistake to think that’s likely to be accomplished by simply opening your mouth and talking—when you do that, you reproduce what you hear and what everybody else hears. Reading books can help you to shape your voice, and, paradoxically, reading a lot of books can help you to sound more like yourself—it helps to have many examples of how other writers have made themselves sound like themselves, and it helps to see that it is in some ways a very artificial process. That said, not growing up in a house full of books—and I didn’t grow up in a house full of books—can make one feel as if one doesn’t have advantages others do. But one does have the advantage of the language of one’s home, and one can always read books later to see if books will help one express that language. And other things can help—music, for example, has shaped my language as much as books have.”

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"Barbara was a threatening figure because of the quality of her excellence."

Hadley Guest on Barbara Guest moving uptown.