Monday, September 23, 2013

Review of origin of by Kiely Sweatt

My review of Kiely Sweatt's origin of is up at Coldfront.

A little taste: "The speaker may lust for a 'Frenchman with a thick accent' or feel an addict’s hunger, but the relative terseness and tight surface of the poems as a group offer a resistance and a desire to get the moment of intensity in and over with."

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Poetry on Demand and Post-It Lit at the RISD Museum 9/19!

As part of the RISD Museum's Design the Night: Open House, I and six other poets will be at the museum on September 19th, 7-8:45 pm, with two participatory events.

Poets will be stationed at typewriters in four places around the 4th and 5th floors of the museum. You can walk right up to them and request a poem. They will type it for you on either a Smith-Corona Skyriter or a Smith-Corona Galaxie, and you'll get to walk away with it in your hand.

You can also come to the Post-It Zone (near the new media gallery on the 4th floor) and make poems on the museum walls, Magnetic Poetry style, with lines from participating poets, or add your own.

The poems made over the course of the evening will be collected in limited-edition chapbooks made by four Providence writers / book artists. To get a copy, you'll want to come to Ada Books on Sunday, 11/17, at 4 pm, for a reading and distribution party.

The Design the Night poets:
Mary-Kim Arnold
Lindsay Beebe
Indigo Bethea
Adam Golaski
Cherry Pickman
Amish Trivedi

The chapbook artists:
Maria Anderson 
Janaya Kizzie
Kat Murphy
Kate Schapira

Monday, September 2, 2013

Arterian, Mena, Schapira at Ada Books on September 4th!

This reading just popped up like an enthusiastic and intricate fungus in the hot damp end of summer:

Diana Arterian
Erica Mena
and me, Kate Schapira

at Ada Books (717 Westminster St., Providence)
on Wednesday, September 4th, at 7 pm

Please come!

Note: this isn't a Publicly Complex reading. Those start on 9/21, with Krystal Languell and Rangi McNeil.