Found Poem by Mary Ruefle

Mary Ruefle found poem

Mary Ruefle found poem based on A Little White Shadow

I can’t help but wish I had the original to compare it with. As someone who’s experimented with poetry with “hidden lines” in alt text and linked text, I like these kinds of forms. Dorothy Parker used to take existing poems and write snarky lines in between the lines. Seriously, with all the places we have to put text, the internet was born for this sort of thing.

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The Shebeen Club August Meeting: Heather Haley’s Three Blocks West of Wonderland

Heather Haley says SIGN UP NOW! or something much more poetical-like

Heather Haley says SIGN UP NOW, BITCHES! or actually something much more poetical-like

Who: Us and the Siren of Howe Sound, Heather Haley

What: A night of multimedia delights celebrating the recent publication of Three Blocks West of Wonderland.

When: Monday, August 16, from 7pm-9pm

Where: The Shebeen, behind the Irish Heather, 212 Carrall Street

As always, $20 buys you dinner and a drink and some of the finest literary company this city has to offer. No RSVP is required, but it’s appreciated so we have a rough idea of whether we need to reserve the snug or to lay in crowd control! Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

Join us as we celebrate the release of Heather Haley’s latest book of poetry, Three Blocks West of Wonderland. Heather is both the digital AND actual troubadour of the West Coast, from Bowen Island to Venice Beach, and for the first time she’ll be bringing her multimedia performance experience to the Shebeen Club. There will be poetry. There will be prose. There will be beauty. There may be song. And there WILL be videopoems, a dynamic new genre that seems to have sprung fully formed from the forehead of the Siren of Howe Sound herself.

We’re very proud to help celebrate a pivotal local literatus’s latest launch! And that’s my allotment of “L’s” for the week right there.

Poet, author, musician and media artist Heather Haley pushes boundaries by creatively integrating disciplines, genres and media. Published in numerous journals and anthologies including Geist and The Verse Map of Vancouver, her poetry collections Sideways (Anvil Press) and Three Blocks West of Wonderland (Ekstasis Editions) have been described as “supple and unusual,” “brawny and uncompromising.”


Heather Haley  POET  AUTHOR  MUSICIAN   MEDIA ARTIST

* ONLINE: http://www.heatherhaley.com
* Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HeatherSusanHaley
* Twitter: http://twitter.com/HeatherHaley
* ON PAPER: Sideways,Three Blocks West of Wonderland http://www.ekstasiseditions.com
* ON DISC: Surfing Season and Princess Nut  by AURAL Heather on RPW Records @ CD Baby, iTunes
* ON SCREEN: videopoems Dying for the Pleasure, Purple Lipstick, How To Remain
* ON STAGE: “Unique, sublime fusion of song and spoken word.”-ZULA Presents

Three Blocks West of Wonderland; what does it LOOK like?

Three Blocks West of Wonderland; what does it LOOK like?

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But I did not shoot the devotee

I shot the serif

/fontgeek

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W2010 Launch at W2

Got this from the W2 email list. Do note this is not this “W magazine,” the glossy monthly version of Women’s Wear Daily. This W is probably much less focused on hem lengths and heel heights and far more focused on…I dunno, things people actually have to go to school for?

Jeremy Crowle by KK

Jeremy Crowle by KK

Time: March 12, 2010 from 8pm to 11pm
Location: W2 Perel Gallery
Organized By: Nikki Reimer

Event Description:
W2010
a group reading to launch the new issue of W magazine

readings by

Donato Mancini
Nikki Reimer
Heather McDonald
Jonathon Wilcke
Tony Power
Tomasz Michalak
Emily Fedoruk
Kim Duff
Cris Costa
Edward Byrne
Michael Barnholden
Sonnet L’Abbé

Friday March 12, 2010
W2 Perel Gallery
112 West Hastings
doors 8:00 pm
readings start at 9:00 pm
admission – 5$ includes a print copy of W2010
free admission without magazine
(no one will be turned away )

W2010 features poetry and fiction by Jonathon Wilcke, Nikki Reimer, Tony Power, Tomasz Michalak, Donato Mancini, Heather McDonald, Tiziana La Melia, Reg Johanson, Scott Inniss, Ray Hsu, Emily Fedoruk, Kim Duff, Cris Costa, Stephen Collis, Edward Byrne, Michael Barnholden, Anne Ahmad and Sonnet L’Abbé.

Edited by Anne Ahmad, Stephen Collis, Kim Duff, Emily Fedoruk, Donato Mancini, Tomasz Michalak, and Tony Power.

W2010 is published both in a limited edition print run, and as a free pdf downloadable from the KSW website. The pdf will be available online on March 12.

ABOUT THE NEW W:

“W2010 announces a new formation—both for the magazine and the Kootenay School of Writing. KSW, the more venerable of the two, is 25 years old this fall; W is ten. A new collective structure is in place for the School: a cluster of semi-autonomous yet intersecting “pods” (or “cells” if you prefer a more radical conception), each with its own projects or “areas of influence” (readings / pedagogy / publication, etc). W2010 begins a new conception of the magazine as an annual: this first issue gathers work from the present collective (or perhaps we should now say collectives) written this year; future annual issues will be announced with a themed call, for which work will be gathered and published on-line over the course of the year (see below for the call for the next issue). We hope work will be written dialogically as an issue accumulates: an initial selection of material will be posted, and then responses / extensions / contestations /emendations, etc, as they come; at the close of a year/issue, a print run of at least a “selection” of the year’s material will ideally then be issued.

The work in W2010 might surprise some familiar with the magazine and the School. For starters, there is some fiction here. We are doing our cultural work at a time of unprecedented pressures, as the “long neoliberal moment” (to borrow Jeff Derksen’s phrase) grinds on, responding to the current market crisis not by a return to some sort of neo-Keynsean economics, but rather, with bailouts for the rich and amped up privatizations. Meanwhile the public sphere—already just a pool of faint light beneath one last sputtering streetlamp—seems set to finally wink out altogether. In Vancouver, this has a lot to do with the Olympics, its hundreds of new security cameras, its 1 billion dollar security budget, and its “safe assembly areas” (outside of which we can imagine the majority of the city as an “unsafe assembly zone”). Beside this we have the provincial government’s concerted efforts to privatize, expropriate, expel, and otherwise suppress a still-vital cultural sector. In such an environment, we feel it is essential to broaden and strengthen affinities, working towards something of a cultural front to face “a world that seems to hold together only through the infinite management of its own collapse” (The Coming Insurrection 7). From deep in the collapse, we reach out.”

For more information click here : http://www.kswnet.org/

>>> send your poetry, poetics and contemporary arts listings to info AT kswnet.org for posting to our community calendar

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Front Magazine Call for Proposals

The Western Front

The Western Front

Another from the Instant Coffee email, which you really should be signing up for:

Call for submissions and proposals // Front Magazine // Translation issue,
Summer 2010
Deadline: April 15, 2010

Front Magazine is looking for writing, visual art, design and collaboration
that addresses the idea of what is lost, and what might be gained, in
translation.

We are interested in works that address literal linguistic translation, the
movement of cultural objects from one context to another, conversion from
one media to another, transliteration and transmogrification.

For written works (both artistic and journalistic), the suggested word
count is “short” (most pieces will be 500-700 words). Assignments are
available (please send a sample of your writing). Submissions can be
emailed to frontmagazine AT front.bc.ca.

For full submission guidelines, please see
http://front.bc.ca/frontmagazine/submissions

Front Magazine is published in Vancouver by the Western Front Society and
distributed liberally and for free throughout the lower mainland four times
a year.

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Front
303 E 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5T 1S1
604-876-9343
www.front.bc.ca/frontmagazine

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