A Taxonomy of Refusal: On Anne Boyer’s A Handbook of Disappointed Fate – BOMB Magazine

Essays that investigate the poetics of “no.”

Source: A Taxonomy of Refusal: On Anne Boyer’s A Handbook of Disappointed Fate – BOMB Magazine

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May 6, 2018 The Charter Oak Readings with poets Donna Fleischer and Leslie McGrath

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Sunday May 6, 3PM

Donna Fleischer’s poems are in small independent press chapbooks, anthologies, and journals worldwide. These include Kō, Modern Haiku, Otoliths, Peace Is a Haiku Song, Poetry at the End of the World, Spiral Orb, The Marsh Hawk Press Review, and The #Occupy Wall Street Anthology. < Periodic Earth >, from Casa de Cinco Hermanas Press (Colorado, 2016), is her fourth chapbook. Other chapbooks are with Longhouse Publishers and bottle rockets press.

Leslie McGrath is the author of three collections of poetry, the most recent being Feminists Are Passing from Our Lives. Winner of the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Gretchen Warren award from the New England Poetry Club, her poems and interviews have been published in Agni, Poetry magazine, The Academy of American Poets, The Writer’s Chronicle, and The Yale Review. McGrath teaches creative writing at Central CT State University and is series editor of The Tenth Gate, a poetry imprint of The Word Works Press. She lives in Essex.

Reading starts with an Open Mike.

Charter Oak Cultural Center
21 Charter Oak Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106

Free event.

The Charter Oak Readings Blogspot

For more info contact—
Jim
JforJames@aol.com
860.508.2810

Directions to Charter Oak Cultural Center

From points west

Take 84 East to 48B (the “Capitol Avenue” exit). At the end of the ramp, take a left onto Capitol Avenue and go straight until the road ends. Take a right onto Main Street. Turn left at the first light onto Charter Oak Avenue and the Cultural Center is the first building on the right with two domes on top.

From points east

Take 84 West to exit 54 (the “Downtown Hartford” exit). At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Columbus Boulevard. At the fifth light, turn right onto Charter Oak Avenue. After the second light, the Cultural Center is the building with two domes on top on the left side of the street just before Main Street.

From points north or south

Take 91 to exit 29A in Hartford, labeled “Capitol Area”. Bear right and take the second exit labeled “Prospect Street to Main Street”. Turn left atthe stoplight at the end of the ramp and go straight. At the second light turn right onto Charter Oak Avenue. After the turn, the center is the third building on the left with two domes on top.

Parking

  • Free parking is available on weekends in the lot across the street from the center at 330 Main Street and at Betances School located diagonally across the street.
  • There is also metered parking available on the street in front of the Cultural Center and on Prospect Street. These spots are free on the weekends.
  • Free spaces can be found further down Charter Oak Avenue and on John Street.
  • Do not park next door at 25 Charter Oak Avenue or in the lot behind the building. They will tow in both locations.

The Charter Oak Readings : : Donna Fleischer & Leslie McGrath : : The Charter Oak Cultural Center

Soil – an interview with Tim Cresswell | The Journal of Wild Culture

Heidi James speaks to Tim Cresswell about his debut poetry collection

Source: Soil – an interview with Tim Cresswell | The Journal of Wild Culture

Demonic Grounds — University of Minnesota Press

Explores how black women’s geographies are meaningful sites of political opposition

Source: Demonic Grounds — University of Minnesota Press

Epigraph to the introduction to Katherine McKitterick, Demonic Grounds

 

I don’t want no fucking country, here
or there and all the way back, I don’t like it, none of it,
easy as that.

— dionne brand

Zeitgeist Spam

 

TOM CLARK: Under Cassiopeia | The mystery of the missing international friendship tree | Realism (There’s all of everything still)

L1200367-sokolovo2017 | Near Sokolovo villlage, Arkhangelsk region, Russia 2017: photo by Emil Gataullin, 17 February 2018

Source: TOM CLARK: Under Cassiopeia | The mystery of the missing international friendship tree | Realism (There’s all of everything still)

Haiku | Wales Haiku Journal | SPRING 2018

birch tree
the evening sunlight
from leaf to leaf

     Eufemia Griffo

 

bud filled branches
chickadee dee dee calls
fill the air

     Vera Constantineau

 

on the train home
i eat crisps
for the sound

     ai li

 

orb weaver
floats a line
on the wind

     Caroline Skanne

 

the road curves
how they stray from home
shoeless boys

     Gillena Cox

 

summer’s end
twilight sticky
on the butterfly’s wings

 

     Rajani Radhakrishnan

Source: Haiku | Wales Haiku Journal | SPRING 2018

audio — SEAN W SPELLMAN

Source: audio — SEAN W SPELLMAN

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