Tuesday, August 22, 2006

LIT & Redivider...Together Again

What: A reading hosted by LIT and Redivider

Where: The Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (between Bleecker Street and Houston Street, across from CBGB's), NYC

When: Sunday, August 27th, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.


Laura Cronk received an MFA in poetry from The New School. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Conduit, LIT, McSweeney's, No Tell Motel and other journals. Her poems have been anthologized in The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel and Best American Poetry 2006.

Katie Degentesh lives in New York City. Her poems and writings have appeared in Shiny, Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, and numerous other venues. Her first book, The Anger Scale, is forthcoming from Combo Books. Each poem in the book is titled with a question from the MMPI (Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory) and constructed with the help of Internet search engines.

Timothy Liu is the author of six books of poems, most recently For Dust Thou Art (Southern Illinois University Press, 2005). He lives in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Sampson Starkweather was born and raised in North Carolina, where he got vomited on by a bunch of vultures in a greenhouse. He now lives in Chappaqua, New York, where he is an editor of science textbooks. He is working on a screenplay about the inner life of Alec Baldwin, involving two red blood cells whose unbridled desire leads to a short life of trouble, trouble, trouble. His handwriting has been discussed in several leading medical journals.

Pauls Toutonghi was born in Seattle, Washington. He received his MFA in poetry and his Ph.D. in English literature from Cornell University. His fiction has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, One Story Magazine, The Boston Review, Glimmer Train, Book Magazine, and many others. Pauls received a Pushcart Prize for his short story, "Regeneration," which appeared in The Boston Review in 2000, when he was twenty-three. His first novel, Red Weather, was published by Random House in May 2006.

About LIT

LIT, a journal based at New School University in New York City, released its first issue in 1999. The most recent edition, LIT 11, includes work by Michael Burkard, Katie Degentesh, Stephen Dixon, Stephen Dunn, D. Nurkse, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Amy King, Rosmarie Waldrop, and many others.

About Redivider

Redivider, a journal of new literature and art based at Emerson College in Boston, has recently published work by Pauls Toutonghi, Timothy Liu, Bob Hicok, and Dorianne Laux, as well as interviews with Kelly Link, Antonya Nelson, and Richard Russo. The Fall 2006 issue will feature Steve Almond, Kevin Wilson, Ed Skoog, Ange Mlinko, interviews with Cate Marvin and Tony D'Souza, and much more!

Friday, August 18, 2006

So and So Series 4

After taking August off, the So and So Series is back with an all-Emerson College Alum reading:

Dara Cerv is a New Yorker at heart, but a Massachusetts resident on paper. Sometimes she's actually a Vermonter or West Coaster at heart, too. She splits her time not at all down the middle between two jobs and a yoga studio, somehow finding time to write in between. In September she'll start massage therapy certification at the Muscular
Therapy Institute.

Dax Bayard-Murray grew up on a hillside overlooking farms in the Virgin Islands. He left for Boston in 1993 to become a linguist. He never quite got around to it. Dax now lives on a hillside with an Irishman who smokes a pipe and a dog who limps.

Emily Kendal Frey is originally from Seattle. She is the current poetry editor of REDIVIDER. Recent poetry appears in Washington Square Review and Poet Lore.

Matt Miller was born and raised in Lowell, MA. He earned a BA at Yale University and an MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College. He is a former Visiting Professor of Writing at New England College and has taught writing workshops at Harvard Extension, Endicott College, Cambridge College and the New Hampshire State Prison for Men. He has published work in Connecticut Review, DMQ Review, Third Coast, Beacon Street Review, Entelechy International, and PN Review. Nominated for three Pushcart Prizes, his first book, Cameo Diner: Poems, was published in 2005. He is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University.

See you at the Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St. Inman Sq. Feel free to BYOB.

Boog City Last Night

Just wanted to let everyone know how well Kitchen Press was received at the Boog City event last night. Ana recited (as in from memory) some really great sounding new poems, plus people in general seemed impressed with all the books. I sold at least two of each book (and made some pretty sweet trades for other chaps). Many compliments were exchanged.

So, hats off to Ana for her great recitation! And thanks to David Kirschenbaum for putting the whole thing together, and all the other presses.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

mp3 of Justin Marks...

...at Pete's Candystore

Monday, August 07, 2006

Boog City Celebration of Small Presses

Ana Bozicevic-Bowling will be reading for Kitchen Press at the Boog City Celebration of Small Presses.

Here are the details:

Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Season 4 Kick-off: 9 NYC Small Presses

Thurs. Aug. 17, 6:00 p.m., free

ACA Galleries
529 W.20th St., 5th Flr.

Fence, co-editor Charles Valle and poetry editor Max Winter
Fungo Monographs, editor and publisher Ryan Murphy
Futurepoem books, editor and publisher Dan Machlin
Hanging Loose Press, associate editor Marie Carter
Kitchen Press, editor Justin Marks
Lungfull, editor Brendan Lorber
Open 24 Hours, editors John Coletti and Greg Fuchs
Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, editor Brenda Iijima
Sona Books, editor Jill Magi

and music from
Rachel Lipson

There will be wine, cheese, and fruit, too.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum
For information call 212-842-BOOG (2664) * editor@boogcity.com

Justin Marks in MiPOesias