Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Shit Creek Poetry News

 
The April 14by14 Sonnet zine is out! Sonnetic gems by Anna Evans, Robert Crawford and 12 others. Some of them are wicked! It looks like Peter has nicked the Adirondack chair from the front porch of The Gazebo! Only one poet at a time will be able to sit there now. You've got to keep an eye on these poetry editors.

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Irish-American Poet T. S. Kerrigan whose work will appear in The Chimaera's issue #3 due out in May, will read from his new book, My Dark People in Sanata Monica (USA) on May 10th.

This new volume of verse is 'a profound look at the lessons of a difficult past with the hope for a better and richer future'. X.J. Kennedy, poet and former Poetry Editor of The Paris Review describes My Dark People in the current issue of Chicago's Light Quarterly as a book '[America] sorely needs by one of the finest and most entertaining American poets alive.' Distinguished poet Timothy Murphy has said that in this book 'Kerrigan's tenor has the register of John McCormack. It is a sometimes grave, sometimes hilarious, always profound view of the modern world by a man who has tasted victory and defeat at its highest levels. A master of understatement...'

The poems will be read by Kerrigan himself, an by Thomas MacGreevy (who trained at Dublin's Abbey Theatre) and Michael Cooke (Mulholland Drive, Showgirls). The reading will take place here:

May 10th, 2008 at 11:00 AM
Martin Luther King Auditorium
Santa Monica Main Library
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-8600


There is a map here.

My Dark People can be ordered on http://www.centralavepress.com or http://www.kerryrecords.com, or later this month on Amazon.com.

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Joseph S. Salemi's latest essay 'The Witness Revisited: Whittaker Chambers and American Conservatism' has just been published in the Spring 2008 issue of The University Bookman. Joseph's essays and poems have appeared in The Chimaera/II here and here, and in Shit Creek Review here and here.

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David Landrum has had two poems accepted for the fabled Blue Unicorn. David's work has appeared in SCR/II and The Chimaera here and here. He is the editor of Lucid Rhythms, a great little online poetry magazine.

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Quote du jour:

'I’ll clean toilets at Piccadilly Circus but don’t let me come back as a Poetry Editor.'

—Carlol Baldock, Orbis.

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