Out of Sequence
I’m thrilled that my poem, “Trinity,” has been selected for Out of Sequence, an anthology of poems based on the Shakespearean sonnets, to be published by Parlor Press this summer. Out of Sequence will be a 154-part publication with an editorial introduction both online and in print. Edited by D. Gilson, the anthology will feature poems, essays and visual art. Some sonnets still need remixing—see below!
Le Héros in Eleven Eleven, Exchanges and Inventory
The Manhattanville Review
Isn’t great to get an email that says, “We love your work”? That’s how I learned that The Manhattanville Review has accepted my poem, “Trackside Commissary,” for its upcoming issue. Stay tuned for details.
If you’re going to AWP, you’ll be able to purchase Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place (Sundress Publications, 2014) and The Widow’s Handbook (Kent State University Press, 2014). The latter has a series of recent blogs in Best American Poetry. The Rabbit Ears TV channel, now up and running, features my video poem, “Velocity,” and The Cancer Poetry Project 2 (Tasora Books, 2013) is also live on YouTube. Cities (Chuffed Buff Books, 2014) is now available on Amazon UK and on Kindle.
Periphery as new center
|Anne Sexton with Maxine Kumin|
|The Times highlights Lovrien's design work|
Lovrien complemented Julius’s work with murals or paintings within many homes he designed. Alas, many works, selling online, are disappearing into private collections. She also painted murals for the Children’s House at St. James the Less Church across the street, where she and Julius were parishioners. When the Depression hit, heartache of heartaches, they had to sell the house and move to a small apartment in New York’s Tudor City. I’ll complete her story in the next annogram.
Deborah Coulter Art Exhibit
‘Lucky Them’ preview
|Thomas Haden Church and Toni Collette|
Congratulations to award-winning poet Maxine Silverman on the publication of her long-awaited Transport of the Aim, poems on the lives of Emily Dickinson, Thomas Wentworth Higginson, and Celia Thaxter (Parallel Press, 2014). Maxine will read from Transport on Friday, March 7 at 5:30pm at the Discover Portsmouth Center; Sunday, March 23 at 2pm at the Nyack Library; and Sunday, April 27, 1:30 pm at JCC-on-the-Hudson.
Poetics of Work Workshop in Paris
This intimate look at writing with imagination and form with poet James Navé will take place March 21-22 in Paris (Métro: La Motte-Picquet Grenelle). Email Navé at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text +1-919-949-2113. Tuition is 300€ – Limit 15. Thanks to Francophile Susan Seligman for sharing this!
Beatles 50th Anniversary
Did you see the February 9th program on CBS? Jay Shulman, our resident music archivist, tells us that that “Boys,” the song that Ringo played, was originally recorded by the Shirelles. It was Ringo’s first vocal with the Beatles, recorded in one take February 11, 1963 and released on Parlophone in the UK and on “Introducing the Beatles” in the US on Vee-Jay.
Calls for haiku, ghost stories and more
Chuffed Buffed Books is looking for haiku for an online collection; deadline is March 14. Also, for short story writers, there will be another anthology coming up. The theme is in the vein of the 19th century ghost story. Details on website and more info to come over next few months.
Lunch Ticket, the online journal of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Antioch University Los Angeles is looking for translation, fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry and visual art. For guidelines, see www.lunchticket.org.
Out of Sequence seeks responses to Shakespeare’s sonnets. Respond to one below through a poem, essay of no more than 500 words, or visual piece amendable to .jpg formatting. Submit with your bio to email@example.com by March 1, 2014. Sonnets available: 4, 33, 37, 38, 39, 41, 42, 46, 48, 49, 53, 62, 67, 68, 70, 77, 78, 82, 84, 85, 86, 87, 89, 92, 96, 97, 99, 102, 107, 112, 113, 114, 117, 118, 123, 124, 131, 132, 133, 139, 141, 149, 150, 151, 152, 154.
Word Soup is raising money to end hunger while publishing poetry! To find out about the next deadline, go to http://wordsoup.weebly.com/ or read more here. Look for Linda Simone’s poem, “New York 10016” in the current issue.
Chocolate Cherry Muffins
After Scottish novelist Regi Claire described these muffins baking in her kitchen, I requested the recipe. What better, in this month of Presidential celebration? We can celebrate George Washington and his mythic childhood admission of cutting down his father’s cherry tree. In his honor, let’s be glad for our country, Scotland and the most creative Regi who added cherries for a gourmet take on a standard favorite:
4 ½ tablespoons melted butter
½ cup sugar
1 pinch salt
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
½ cup ground hazelnuts or almonds
4 ounces chocolate, melted
1/3 cup flour
few drops of cherry liqueur
jar of maraschino cherries
Preheat oven to 350oF. Combine in a mixing bowl melted butter, sugar salt and vanilla sugar. Beat eggs and add to mix, then nuts, melted chocolate, drop or two of cherry liqueur and the flour. Spoon into muffin tins, adding four to five cherries per muffin. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until well risen and lightly firm to the touch. Once cooled, dust the muffins with confectioner’s sugar. Bon appétit!
Round the Net
Thanks for the following people for sending these links, events and/or good news:
ALTA list-serve for articles on translation as a performing art, Margaret Atwood on translating translation and small presses growing translation readership
|The Boss and Fallon take on Gov. Christie|
Guitarist-songwriter Michael Cefola for this hilarious Springsteen-Fallon take on Bridgegate
My sister-in-law Elaine for sending me this song my dad used to sing at the dinner table
Assisi Editor Wendy Galgan for letting us know that Daisy Fried will read from Women’s Poetry: Poems and Advice, March 5, 4:30 pm, at St. Francis College’s Founders Hall
Congrats to Gary Glauber on the publication of “Not For Us,” “Not For Us,” “The Snowy Owl,” and “The Snowy Owl” in Eunoia Review; “Putrid Deliquescence” in Deep Water Literary Journal, “Hitchhiker” in Agave, “Seasons of Loss” in Ozone Park Literary Journal, and “Star-Crossed” in Three Elements Review
Congrats to Cindy Hochman on her poem, “Blank White Page,” appearing in Arsenic Lobster
Poet Robert MacDowell for this advice on how to listen with empathy and validation and alerting us to for his upcoming talk, Actualization of Women and Men in the New Global Paradigm, on March 2 at the Golden Gate Center for Spiritual Living
Poet Mary McCray for Tony Hoagland’s article, “Twenty Little Poems That Could Save America”
|Wait for me!|
Roof Books Publisher James Sherry for two new RB books, Erica Kaufman’s Instant Classic and Kit Robinson and Ted Greenwald’s A Mammal of Style
Poet Linda Simone for this article on the debate around Robert Frost’s character, more realistic images of women and families and this 2013 writers’ memoriam
|Frost Medal Winner Gerald Stern|
Congrats to filmmaker Frank Vitale on his video Hitchhike 1,2,3 being featured in French Canadian magazine 24images in the issue 50 Ans d'Art Video and thanks to his sharing Episode 3 from The Metropolis Organism
Thanks to photographer Elaine Whitman for this video of Pete Seeger
Enjoy the periphery!