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James Berger Reading at Mitchell Branch Library


It's a Spring Poetry Reading, April 29 @ 6:30, at Mitchell Branch Library, 37 Harrison St, New Haven. Come see James Berger read from his book Prior. Together with Susan Holahan and Katie Yates.  This event is co-sponsored by the New Haven Review and the Westville Village Renaissance Alliance.

April 29 @ 6:30

Mitchell Branch Library
37 Harrison St, New Haven, Ct. 

We'll see you there! 

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Out of Our Minds w/J.P. Dancing Bear - Guest:Tim J. Myers


Out of Our Minds w/J.P. Dancing Bear
- Guest:Tim J. Myers

Tim Myers is a writer, songwriter, storyteller, and university lecturer in English and education.  His Glad to Be Dad:  A Call to Fatherhood (Familius) is in both e-book and print form, and his full-length Dear Beast Loveliness:  Poems of the Body is out from BlazeVox Press.  He's placed numerous pieces in top children's magazines (CricketAppleSeeds,StoryworksNew Moon), and has 10 children's books out (and two in press), which have won a number of awards and honors.  These include excellent reviews from KirkusSLJ,Booklist, and The New York Times, a short stint on The New York Times bestseller list for children's books, and adaptations of his works for drama and dance; in addition, Basho and the Fox was read aloud on NPR and Basho and the River Stones was one of three nominees for a California Young Readers medal.  He also won the 2012 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for Fiction.  Tim's also published a great deal of other fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.  He's placed over 120 poems (RattleNortheastSouth Carolina ReviewSouthern Humanities Review, national anthologies), once won a national poetry contest judged by John Updike, and has a chapbook out from Pecan Grove Press, That Mass at Which the Tongue Is Celebrant.  His essay "Glimpsing Tokyo" (Kyoto Journal) was nominated for a Pushcart, as was his story “Chameleon’s Cry.”  As a fantasy/science fiction writer, he won a prize in the Writers of the Future Contest, and his work has appeared in Realms of Fantasy,Worlds of Fantasy and HorrorSpace & TimeWeird TalesAbyss & ApexFutures Mysterious, on the Astropoetica website, and elsewhere.  Tim spent 14 years as a classroom teacher in the States and overseas (Norway, London, Tokyo), has 19 years of university experience, and has been a professional storyteller for over 25 years.
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James Berger Reading at U. of Missouri-Columbia


James Berger will be reading from his new book, Prior at the

MFA program at U. of Missouri-Columbia this Tuesday. Hurray!


Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Noon:  Reading and discussion. 

4 PM: an academic lecture to the English Dept.

Check out his book, Prior here.

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PETRARCHAN by Kristina Marie Darling reviewed on Ploughshares Magazine!!!!

PETRARCHAN by Kristina Marie Darling reviewed on Ploughshares Magazine!!!!


This post contributed by Anne Champion.

Kristina Marie Darling
BlazeVOX Books, 2013
69 pages

Kristina Marie Darling’s accolades already include eleven books of poetry, and her newest collection, Petrarchan, keeps up with this furious creative momentum. In Darling’s past work, she has carved out a form of poetry all her own, built from fragments, definitions, and footnotes; in Petrarchan, she stays true to this legacy while also foraying into some newer territory—cryptic erasure poems and bracketed verse pilfered from Petrarch’s sonnets.

Darling’s intelligent eye often draws from the history of artistic geniuses or theorists, and this collection pays homage not only to Petrarch but to Anne Carson’s translation of Sappho. She uses writers as inspirational clay: in molding their thoughts, she titillates the reader’s imagination, forcing them to contemplate an invisible narrative hovering above the footnotes. Additionally, Darling often revisits familiar tropes: readers see images refracted through glimmering shards of shattered mirrors, broken jewelry, and lost possessions. In these shards, readers find glimpses of warped but recognizable versions of themselves. For instance:

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