The Operating System to publish Alparegho
The Operating System has selected Alparegho, like nothing else, my translation of Hélène Sanguinetti’s third book, for its Unsilenced Texts series. The OS, named among the Best of 2017 Presses by Entropy Magazine, will publish a dual-language version in 2019. Many thanks to publisher Lynne DeSilva-Johnson for making this timely and heart-wrenching quest for identity available to English readers!
Free Ferry in Transatlantic Conversation
In Transatlantic Conversation About Art and Poetry, art historian Beth Gersh-Nešić and French poet Jean-Luc Pouliquen engage in fascinating dialogue on poet and art critic Andre Salmon (1881-1969). As part of their conversation, they also discuss Free Ferry, which Pouliquen calls "A very original concept." The two talk about my workshop at Gersh-Nešić's Purchase College class last fall and the importance of getting poetry out into the world. Highly recommended if you love poetry and art!
Thanks to Upper Hand Press Publisher Ann Starr, Free Ferryis half-price until April 20. So take advantage! I am also honored to have the book recommended by one of its reviewers, James Lee Lord Parker, on Facebook. Please continue to build those five-star reviews on Amazon!
Translation in Transference
|Pierre de Ronsard (1524-1585)|
Bowie at the Brooklyn Museum
|David Bowie (1947-2016)|
Norwalk LitCrawl Honors National Poetry Month
The fifth annual Norwalk LitCrawl will meet on April 3rd at the Wall Street Theater at 5:30pm and move from 6:30 to 8:00pm to the restaurants Peaches, the Banc House, Fat Cat Pie Company, and Aji 10. They will provide free appetizers and cash bar. Buy a ticket online by donating $10 to Norwalk Reads. Want to participate? See Creative opportunities below.
Astrovisualization at WAA in April
Patricia Carragon, The Cupcake Chronicles (Poets Wear Prada, 2017)
Patricia Carragon, Innocence (Finishing Line Press, 2017)
Jim Daniels, The Middle Ages (Red Mountain Press, 2018)
Beth Gersh-Nešić and Jean-Luc Pouliquen, Transatlantic Conversation About Art and Poetry (CreateSpace, 2018)
Transference, the translation journal of Western Michigan University, Vol. 5, Fall 2017
Leafy Greens on Baguette with Gruyère
Scrounging around the kitchen one evening, I created what could only be considered a healthy pizza. So delicious I have to share it:
1 pound organic spinach, swiss chard or kale, rinsed with stems removed
1 organic garlic clove, crushed and peeled
1 organic baguette (look for three to four ingredients – yeast, water, salt, flour)
6 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded
extra virgin olive oil
Cut baguette in half, and then slice lengthwise into thirds or halves. Arrange slices on toaster oven tray, drizzle with olive oil, broil until golden, and repeat until all are toasted. In large frying pan over medium heat, add olive oil and garlic clove. Pile in the greens, turning them until wilted; remove from heat. Arrange greens over toast, drizzle with olive oil and top with Gruyère. Return slices to broiler until cheese melts, a minute or two. Great with sautéed organic mushrooms too.
Belmont Story Review – submit fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and narrative journalism on music, publishing, creativity, collaboration, faith and culture, by April 1 to BSRsubmissions@gmail.com
Norwalk LitCrawl on April 3 – to participate in the restaurant-to-restaurant reading, identify the 3-minute work you will read, include 1-2 line bio, and email to Christine Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23
Poetry Networking and Critique Group – Fairfield Public Library, second Saturday mornings of the month, 10-12pm; discussion of poetry events and publication possibilities followed by constructive critique of work by the first eight or so persons who sign up.
Transference – submit up to four poems in translation by May 31 for 2018 issue
One-Day Graphic Novel Writing Conference – Purchase, NY on March 24; adult workshops with Paul Levitz, past president, DC Comics; youth (10+) workshops, Barbara Slate, author, You Can Do a Graphic Novel; and free talk by Colleen Doran, illustrator of Neil Gaiman's Troll Bridge; workshops $75.
Maine Media Workshops + College – August 12-18, Make Your Poems Stand Out from the Crowd of Submissions, weeklong workshop taught by award-winning poet Kevin Pilkington; info here
Poetry / literary events
Scarsdale Public Library, March 14, 7pm, the Poetry Caravan Celebrates Women’s History Month; Loretta Cornell, Lisa Fleck, Ruth D. Handel, Linda Levitz, Marjorie Mir, Ann van Buren; free
The Poetry Institute Series, March 15, 7pm, Gemma Mathewson and open mic – third Thursdays each month in New Haven, CT, featured reader/open mic. Doors open 6:30pm, reading at 7pm; free
|Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)|
JCC on the Hudson, March 18, 1:30-3:30pm, Maxine Silverman, Rachel Barenblat and Jay Michaelson
CUNY Graduate Center, March 19, 4pm, Rms 9204-9205, P(l)athography: Sylvia Plath's Biographers; Heather Clark
CUNY Graduate Center, Martin E. Segal Theatre, March 20, 6:30pm, Lost and Found VII Launch: work by Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Toni Cade Bambara, Julio Cortázar, Paul Blackburn, and Jack Forbes
HVWC, March 25, 4:30pm, Martha Rhodes, Molly McCully Brown, Carol Moldaw, $10
Kelly Writers House, March 26, 6:30pm, Bernadette Mayer; RSVP email@example.com
Katonah Public Library, April 8, 3:30pm, Mónica de la Torre, $10
ʼRound the Net
Art historian and author Beth Gersh-Nešić for her Bonjour Paris article on Purim in Paris and this commentary on last month's Michelangelo exhibit at the Met
J Journal on its new website
Engineer Matt King, a great person I worked with at IBM, for making Facebook more accessible
Poet Mary McCray for her survey of online courses on the history of American poetry, and her poet-centric and mind-nourishing blog
|Frances Mayes and Laura Morelli|
Art historian and author Laura Morelli on her evening with best-selling novelist Frances Mayes
Poet Ralph Nazareth for sharing Amanda Gorman’s poem, “Old Jim Crow Got to clear”
Outdoor retailer Orvis for promoting dogs in the office in this charming video
Poet Kevin Pilkington, whose poetry collection Where You Want to Be: New and Selected Poems (Black Lawrence Press, 2015) has just gone into second printing
ScienceDaily’s article on the creative brain being wired differently
Poet and artist Linda Simone on life-changing books cited by 23 TedTalks women
Words without Borders for this list of women translators and writers pressing for progress
Memoirist Donna Zucker on her new cooking blog, full of delicious smoothie recipes
I want to express my gratitude to all the faithful annogram readers! You’re a vibrant global community of literary and visual artists, dancers, musicians, actors, and performers. Do you realize this is the 103rd annogram to be published? I wish we could throw some virtual party. Instead, please continue to send me your news, your book releases, readings, and achievements—and that will help us all celebrate our true path in this world, our creativity with its enormous power and mystery.
Until next time,