Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Traveling to Chicago this week for two readings -- if you live or will be in Chicago, come see me!
Wednesday Nov 3 at Series A -- The Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Avenue -- reading with Lina ramona Vitkauskas and Joseph Wood.
Friday Nov 5 at Red Rover -- Outer Space Studio1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., suggested donation $4 -- reading with Joel Lewis and Adrian Moens.http://chicagopoetrycalendar.blogspot.co
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Kate Bernheimer, Writer-in-Residence at UL Lafayette, will be interviewed along with playwright, film director, and fiction writer Neil LaBute on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, November 7. They will discuss fairy tales and short stories and Kate’s new anthology with Penguin, My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
A marriage of the fantastic to the absurd--the monstrous and the transcendent, the ridiculous and the delightful, the ordinary and the other-worldly: Lamoureux pursues a deliciously strange seam of Nazis, superheroes, aliens, mythologies, monstrous fungi, altered consciousness, magic, and spirits, a carnival-esque world scored by a voice alternately sardonic, wistful, and ironic. A potent and beguiling collection.
If you would like to review Spectre, contact Black Radish Books for a free copy at blackradishbooks at gmail dot com
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
Kate Bernheimer, Writer-in Residence at UL Lafayette, has a new story collection Horse, Flower, Bird (Coffee House Press) and an anthology, My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales (Penguin). Horse, Flower, Bird has been getting fabulous reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publishers Weekly, and Library Journal, as well as among some high profile book blogs such as Wordmunch: http://bookmunch.wordpress.com/2010/08/31/there-is-no-disputing-these-are-adult-tales-horse-flower-bird-by-kate-bernheimer/.
In eight hauntingly poetic fairy tales, Bernheimer roots deep into the hyperimagination and fears of lonely girls and the estranged women they become. When a little girl’s pet parakeet dies, she runs away from home and later becomes an exotic dancer who builds her own cage. Two sisters perform imaginary scenarios from Star Wars in which love never triumphs. A girl abandons her sister’s friendship for that of a doll, and later for an imaginary friend whose disappearance leaves her psychotic. A young Jewish girl suffers from guilt and a fear of incineration after her friends and family fail to comprehend her intense desire for atonement. And in the collection’s most heartrending story, a woman hides a petting zoo in her basement, convinced that her secret is preserving her overworked husband’s stability. By turns lovely and tragic, Bernheimer’s spare but captivating fables of femininity resonate like a string of sad but all-too-real and meaningful dreams. This is a collection readers won’t soon forget, one that redefines the fairy tale into something wholly original.
And Library Journal:
Bernheimer, Kate. Horse, Flower, Bird. Coffee House, dist. by Consortium. Sept. 2010. c.208p. illus. ISBN 978-1-56689-247-6. pap. $14.95.
This is a collection of eight imaginative if not downright unusual tales that will delight readers but also evoke sadness and loneliness. Bernheimer’s lean and lyrical writing conceals forceful and spirited stories that will definitely prove disturbing, as in the collection’s last, dreamlike tale, “Whitework.” Other stories, like the penultimate “A Star Wars Tale,” will bring back strong memories of childhood as they communicate an innocent understanding of the world that is simultaneously beautiful and perhaps brutal. Bernheimer’s passion for fairy tales is evident in every story she spins, which should come as no surprise—she is founder and editor of Fairy Tale Review, and her previous works (e.g., The Complete Tales of Ketzia Gold) draw heavily on classic fairy tales from many countries to create wonderfully original ones. VERDICT Bernheimer’s work provides a refreshing contrast to most available fiction. It is no stretch to compare her to Aimee Bender or Kelly Link, and fans ought to be on the lookout for My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales, a forthcoming collection that she edited featuring those two authors.—Faye A. Chadwell, Oregon State Univ. Libs., Corvallis
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Saturday, June 12, 2010
reading from their works
Felix Kulpa Gallery
107 Elm Street, Santa Cruz, CA
Jill Stengel is a poet, publisher of a+bend press, and parent of three young children. Formerly of San Francisco and Los Angeles, she now resides with her family in Davis, CA. Several of her serial poems have appeared in chapbook form: cartography (1999, WOOD); History, Possibilities : (1999, a+bend press); ladies with babies (2003, Boog); lagniappe (2008, Nous-Zot Press, Dusie Kollektiv); late may (2007, Dusie); may(be) (2006, Dusie); and the forthcoming and I would open (Ypolita) and wreath (Texfiles). Some of these chapbooks, and individual poems, can be viewed online as well as in print, and she has new work in the forthcoming anthology Kindergarde. Her first full-length collection is forthcoming from Black Radish Books in 2010.
Marthe Reed is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the Director of Creative Writing. She has two collections of poetry, Gaze, published by Black Radish Books, and Tender Box, A Wunderkammer, published by Lavender Ink, as well as two chapbooks, zaum alliterations and (em)bodied bliss, both part of the Dusie Kollektiv series. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as New American Writing, Golden Handcuffs Review, New Orleans Review, and Sulfur, as well as e'zines such as HOW2, MiPoesias, Exquisite Corpse, Aught, eratio, Word For/Word, and Moria. Her manuscript, an earth of sweetness dances in the vein, was a finalist in Ahsahta Press' 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Contest. Marthe Reed edits the chapbook press Nous-zot Press. Her training includes an A.M. in Creative Writing. from Brown University, an M.A. in English and American Literature from U.C. San Diego, and a PhD in the poetics of place from the University of Western Australia.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Just back from AWP 2010 -- three days at the book table for Dusie and FABULOUS reading with Dusiers, Pussipo, and the Stonecoast MFA program, organized by Mackenzie Carignan. Such a treat to hang out with so many fabulous women writers and to hear such amazing work.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Striking the hour in rounds
A freak disease tears across the vista
You’ve been told this is the year of medicine
Lunar halo must bother you tonight with some life
War shine and flare lit in the lips
Sugar awake in the animal disaster
Vaccinations break and they bother you
The situation of its waves
Puts catheters in blather-mouths
Time for you to ride
Hume writes us into a realm where “stars are swinging doors that miracle the shift,” her night made ours: “this night your existence depends upon the doubt of single pair of eyes stoning you from a low bridge.” And like the dark, Hume chastens us: “Pound at your own belief until its empty of you.” She draws the reader down into a language wedding illusion and certainty, ambiguity the quicksand under our feet. Get this book!