Friday, September 27, 2013

Otherstream Anthology, Shadows of the Future, now available as a free e-book!

I am thrilled to have my poems "Oscillation," "Shore," and "Williamsburg Poem" appear in the new anthology of the Otherstream writing group, Shadows of the Future, edited by Marc Vincenz and published by Jeffrey Side of The Argotist Online. I'm especially pleased to have three collaborations with Chris Mansel, written on Facebook, included in this book.

The anthology is free and you are welcome to disseminate widely and wildly.

My prose poem, "Fall," appears on MadHat Lit

Read my poem, "Fall," on MadHat Lit

or here:


(Note: Creation, as calculated by Bishop James Ussher, was the night preceding Sunday, October 23, 4004 BC —which means the fall, Eve’s fall, the day when she stared into the eyes of the saurian and said, yes, yes, I will, might have been an autumn day.)

Later that fall, knowing then the cold, the clothing of autumn air with leaves, always remembering the snake, his blandishments and begging, his coaxing: fall. And she goes down again to that place like warm down in the fallow recesses of this season of iridescent light playing on the water’s edge, dimming in the crepuscule over rotting apples, burst brown in the decaying arms of the fall; in this season unknown in the jejune days of the garden, where all was perpetually young, perpetually whole, without blemish or age, where gravity had no power and nothing needed to fail and fall in the imperfections of loss and overripe flesh.

The apples glisten in the dying sun. She sees a small viper dart into the pile of fruit.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Voice of Russia Radio Interview on Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry

Dear Friends:

Below please find a link to an interview on the Moscow-based radio show Russian Bookworld on Voice of Russia on the subject of contemporary Russian poetry and our new anthology, Twenty-first Century Russian Poetry. The interview is with myself, Larissa Shmailo, editor of the anthology; Marina Boroditskaya, a contributing poet to the anthology; and Philip Nikolayev, who contributed both poetry and translations. The interview was hosted by Konstantin Boulevich.

Listen to the interview here:

The online anthology may be accessed here:

Another interview is planned on VOR this month.

I hope you enjoy our discussion!

Kind regards,

The Unbearables and the Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses Are Watching You!

Media Contacts: Larissa Shmailo (212) 712-9865
Ron Kolm (718) 721-0946

The Unbearables and The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses Perform for Global Event: 100 Thousand Poets for Change

@ A Gathering of the Tribes 285 E. 3rd Street (between Avenues C and D), NYC Saturday, September 28, 7:00 – 10:00 pm

New York City's irrepressible literary clans present writing on the theme of surveillance.

New York City: The Unbearables (“a drinking group with a writing problem”) and The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses (“we live with the contradictions of feminism”) sound off at the Lower-East-Side literary landmark A Gathering of the Tribes on September 28, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. as part of the global arts celebration 100 Thousand Poets for Change.

With rants, humor, avant-garde poetry, and more than a little outrageousness, the two famous New York City literary clans will perform work on this year's theme of surveillance: "The Unbearables and The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses Are Watching You! (Being Watched!)".

Curated by Ron Kolm and Larissa Shmailo, the show features a diverse group of noted poets and writers, including Amy King, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, John M. Bennett, Thad Rutkowski, Patricia Spears Jones, Mike Topp, Sparrow, Tim Trace Peterson, Sarah Sarai, Chavisa Woods, Alex Cigale, Susan Lewis, Lana Wiggins, and many others. The festivities are emceed by Jim Feast.

September 28 marks the third annual global event of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots movement that brings poets, artists, and musicians together worldwide to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. There are over 500 events planned worldwide, including: • a gathering of over 500 poets of the World Bangla Literature Council in Siranji, Bangladesh; • 100 Thousand Mimes performances in Cairo, Egypt; • over 25 events in Mexico,with flash mobs, movie screenings, slams, and installations; • a three-day festival at 100 Thousand Poets for Change headquarters in Santa Rosa, with a heavy metal blowout, a March for Peace and Sustainability with Aztec dancers, marching bands, and Brazilian drummers, and a poetry marathon with over 100 poets.

Events are also scheduled in Greece, India, Pakistan, China, France, Tunisia, Guatemala, Morocco, Turkey, Sudan, Lithuania, Italy, and 100 other countries.

All are welcome to attend or organize a 100 Thousand Poets, Musicians, Artists, Photographers, and/or Mimes event. Those who want to get involved may visit to find an event near them or sign up to organize an event in their area.

Stanford University recognizes 100 Thousand Poets for Change as an historical event, the largest poetry reading in history, and preserves documentation of its readings and other events in that university's archives.

About 100 Thousand Poets for Change Co-Founder Michael Rothenberg ( is a widely known poet, editor of the online literary magazine, and an environmental activist based in Northern California. Co-Founder Terri Carrion is a poet, translator, photographer, and editor and visual designer for
100 Thousand Poets for Change P.O. Box 870 Guerneville, CA 95446 Phone: (305) 753-4569

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