May 30, 2009

Request for collaboration with photographers in Los Angeles


Hello ! My name is Jerome, and I help organize a new, small photography group here in Los Angeles. I have an idea for a project involving poetry. Maybe we could collaborate? Basically we could take poems written or selected by your member artists and attempt to expose photographs that capture what the essence of the poem means to us, or a message given directly by the poet/writer? And vice versa! We expose photographs, be they abstract, macro, street or any other genre, and your group attempts to expose them through words?

Photographs narrated by the master poets?

What's do you think ?! These clubs are great, but lets collaborate !

Jerome 'Ro'
The Lens Society

May 28, 2009

Call for submissions: Villanelle anthology

Annie Finch and Marie-Elizabeth Mali re co-editing an anthology of villanelles. Previously published, experimental use of the form, variations, and recommendations for villanelles from any era all welcome. Please send no more than three to Marie Elizabeth at with contact info on each page and publication credit, if previously published, by June 1st.

May 25, 2009

Summer Readings: Julene Tripp Weaver & others

Julene Tripp Weaver is pleased to announce her poem, "Over Here, Over There," has been published in Drash! This poem was written in a variation of a 12th Century Arabic form, Zajal, a call and response form traditionally sang. Come hear me read it at a series of Drash publication readings, coming near you soon!

The First Drash Northwest Mosaic Journal, Publication Reading is this Sunday:

May 31, 3 - 4 pm, Ravenna 3rd Place Books, 6504 – 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA

Additional Drash publication readings where Julene will read:

Saturday, June 6, 7-8:45 pm

Temple Beth Hatfiloh, 201 Eighth Ave SE, Olympia, WA

Saturday, July 25, 4-5:15 pm

Fremont Library, 731 N. 35th St, Seattle, WA

Also coming up, Ginsberg's Birthday Party reading! Come and celebrate Ginsberg & hear some smoking hot poetry!

Thursday, June 4, 7:30- 9 pm

Celebrate Ginsberg's Birthday at “Zen & Poetry”

Featuring: Matt Watts, Deborah Woodard, Julene Tripp Weaver, Dana Guthrie Martin & Brian McGuigan

Richard Hugo House,1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA

Sunday, June 28, 2009, 1-5 pm

Celebrate the third anniversary of the SoulFood Poetry Night with a special party and performances of music and poetry, featuring music and poetry by Band of Poets plus past featured poets!

Complete info at Address and directions at

May 20, 2009

Call for submissions: Bone Bouquet

Bone Bouquet is a biannual online journal of women's poetry. We seek to publish the best new writing by female poets, from artists both established and emerging. We are especially interested in work that is unpredictable, poems that have both sass and authority.

We are currently seeking submissions for our first issue, which will appear as a downloadable .pdf at in January 2010.

Please send up to five pages of your best work to Your work should appear as an .rtf attachment or in the body of the email. Also include a short (50 word) biographical note. Simultaneous submissions are fine, as long as we are notified when work is accepted elsewhere. The reading period will remain open through October 15, 2009.

Some female poets we admire include Catherine Bowman, Mary Ruefle, Eula Biss, and Denise Duhamel.

Krystal Languell
Editor, Bone Bouquet

Call for submissions: Packingtown Review

The editors of Packingtown Review, a journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite submissions for its second issue to be released in 2010. The journal publishes creative work including: drama, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation.

We also seek submission of scholarly papers, including interdisciplinary scholarship, literary criticism, comparative literature, critical theory, rhetorical studies, cultural studies, and political theory.

We also accept for consideration interviews; critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general; genre-bending work that explores or challenges form; and graphic art and photographs.

Whether scholarly or literary, we welcome edgy, fresh writing that may be experimental or that explores boundary crossings of/between genre(s) and form(s). What does it mean when poetry and prose are indistinguishable? What is lost (or found) in translation? When literary form is fluid, what happens to the relationship between art and criticism? Between the creative and the scholarly?

Please send up to 8,000 words (excerpts of longer works are acceptable) of prose (or genre-bending pieces), 40 pages of drama, or 3 to 5 poems (no more than 10 pages) to:

Packingtown Review
UH 2027 M/C 162
University of Illinois at Chicago
601 S. Morgan
Chicago, IL 60607

Deadline: Review of submissions for the second issue continues through September 1. Response time is approximately three months. For more information, visit or email us at:

To order Issue 1, visit