Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Happy New Year!
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and that your new year has started well. we have some wonderful announcements from a few of our friends:
Paul Hoover, author of Poems in Spanish (Omnidawn, 2005), has a new poetry video at The Continental Review, edited by Nicholas Manning. The video contains four works from Paul's
"Sonnet 56": Tanka, Course Description, Ghazal, and Epic (plus the original Shakespeare).
Thinking about poetry & new media, our friend Carol Novack has some great audio recordings online that you can hear here and here.
If you are in the Bay Area, check out this poetry reading:
Sunday, January 13, 4pm, Anna's Jazz Island, 2120 Allston Way, Berkeley: Stephen Kessler reads from his new book, Burning Daylight. Written between 2001 and 2006, these poems are characterized by a combination of the lyrical and the speakable, the romantic and the ironic, the intimate and the journalistic, and are structured in the form of a journey beginning and ending in California, with stops in Chicago, New York, Seville and points between. Of Stephen Kessler's previous book, D. J. Waldie wrote: "Dense, reflective and unflinching, Tell It to the Rabbis takes marvelous risks with language and with memory."
Stephen Kessler, editor of The Redwood Coast Review and contributing editor of Poetry Flash, is a longtime presence in the Bay Area literary ecosystem as a poet, translator, critic, essayist, editor and publisher. He is the author of eight books and chapbooks of original poetry and more than a dozen books of poetry and fiction in translation, most recently Written in Water: The Prose Poems of Luis Cernuda (City Lights, 2004), for which he received a Lambda Literary Award.
For more about Stephen Kessler, go here.
Finally, check out a poem by our fearless leader Rusty Morrison at Poetry Daily.
Please continue to send us your announcements and if you're not yet our friend / affiliate, email me: cperez [at] omnidawn [dot] com