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Selected Poems of Howard Norse: Poetry Reading April 11, 2015

Harold Norse Selected Poems reading

The next poetry reading for the selected poems of Harold Norse will be on Sat. April 11th at Alley Cat Books featuring Kevin Killian and the return of Neeli Cherkovski!Readings from I Am Going to Fly Through Glass: Selected Poems of Harold NorseSaturday, April 11, 2015, 7 p.m. Alley Cat Books 3036 24th St. (at Harrison) San FranciscoFeaturing readings by: Neeli … [Read more...]

An interview with Michael Guerin of the Diartspora Gallery

photo credit: Lori Waselchuk

Michael Guerin is the owner of the Diartspora Gallery, a private art collection focusing upon African-American art, and the art of the African diaspora. Collected over a period of over 20 years, the collection includes many pieces by self-taught and outsider artists, as well as some by those who are well-known.I had the opportunity to talk with Michael about the collection, … [Read more...]

Celebrate the life of Herbert Huncke!

Herbert Huncke celebration

Please come celebrate the life of Herbert Huncke on Friday, January 16, 2015, 7pm at the Beat Museum in San Francisco. Herbert Huncke was born in 1915; let's mark the centennial of his birth together!Participants include:Hilary Holladay, author of Herbert Huncke: The Times Square Hustler Who Inspired the Beat GenerationDennis McNally, author of Desolate Angel: Jack … [Read more...]

Michael McClure, Diane di Prima & Ouroboros! Nov. 16, 2014

Michael McClure

Sunday • November 16th • 2pmLa Commune Cafe and Bookstore 4799 Shattuck Ave, OaklandA reading by legendary poets Michael McClure & Diane di PrimaMusic by Ouroboros, a free-improv quartet with Sheldon Brown: tenor saxophone, clarinet, and bass clarinet Clark Coolidge: drums Andrew Joron: theremin Joseph Noble: flute, alto flute, soprano and alto … [Read more...]

Herbert Gold Kicks off his Tenth Decade with his 20th Novel

When a Psychopath Falls in Love by Herbert Gold

Jorvik Press has some exciting news:What does a prizewinning author do when he’s about to enter his tenth decade with a track record of more than 30 books, sound of mind and body, full of ideas, and still obsessed with characters he’s been developing for years? If you’re Herbert Gold, you write another novel. Just before his 90th birthday last March Herb was talking to … [Read more...]

The Reverse Tree by Kiriti Sengupta

The Reverse Tree by Kiriti Sengupta

About The Reverse TreeOnce again Kiriti Sengupta offers a look into his life and his mind. From his discussion of the third sex – comprised of transsexuals, bisexuals and transgender individuals – to an academic yet spiritual look into a selection of his favorite verses from The Geeta, the author once again offers a deep view into his life and his Indian culture.At its … [Read more...]

William S. Burroughs centennial events at Lake Forest College

William S. Burroughs art

You are invited to join Lake Forest College in celebrating the 100th birthday of William S. BurroughsLake Forest College, located in Lake Forest, Illinois, is helping to curate a series of events connected to the William S. Burroughs centennial.1. Poetry in Performance: Gossamurmur, Gaza, Jaguar Harmonics Lily Reid Holt Memorial Chapel, Lake Forest College / … [Read more...]

PARCELS, a text art exhibition by bruno neiva

Parcels - bruno neiva

You are kindly invited to attend to PARCELS, a text art exhibition held by bruno neiva at Casa Museo Casares Quiroga, 12, Panaderas St., in A Coruña, Spain, from 2nd to 28th September 2014.PARCELS is comprised of an heterogeneous set of text artworks where language registers and typography are combined with image and composition through several techniques, ranging from the … [Read more...]

A.D. Winans poetry reading in SF Sept. 16, 2014!

Award winning native San Francisco poet A.D. Winans and Oakland native poet and activist Nellie Wong will be reading from their works on September 16, 2014 at Adobe Bookstore. A.D. Winans A.D. Winans has been published internationally and translated into ten languages. He will be reading from his new book This Land Is Not My Land (NYQ Press) and from new poems.He is … [Read more...]

Todd Clouser launches Music Mission. Here’s how you can help.

Todd Clouser Patreon project

Musician Todd Clouser has launched a new project, Music Mission. He writes,I have been working with communities in need throughout the Americas - a youth orchestra in Oaxaca, a small indigenous Shipibo town in Peru, EL Faro in inner City Mexico, a community center offering world class music workshops in Chiapas - in teaching, making new music together, and having an … [Read more...]

Cross-country mobile bookstore launches Indiegogo campgaign

Books & Shovels Mobile Bookstore

Independent publishers Nostrovia! Poetry and UndergroundBooks have launched a crowd fundraising campaign to organize a cross-country mobile bookstore and publishing house called Books & Shovels.Books & Shovels, headed by Jeremiah Walton, a 19 year old poet from New Hampshire and founder of Nostrovia! Poetry, will begin its cross country journey at the 2014 NYC Poetry … [Read more...]

Michael McClure at the Walker Art Center, May 1, 2014

Michael McClure

MICHAEL McCLURE: FREE VERSE IF YOU'RE IN MINNEAPOLIS ON MAY DAY, JOIN US AT THE WALKER ART CENTER!May 1, 2014, 7pmWalker Art Center Walker CinemaFree tickets available at the Bazinet Garden Lobby desk from 6 pm Join us for a May Day extravaganza as poet Michael McClure unleashes a mighty roar! A central figure of the Beat Generation, he has … [Read more...]

Enjoy the Liverpool Sound City Festival in May 2014

Liverpool Sound City 2014

There's no doubt that summer has music of its own. If you feel it in your heart, why not be a part of the Liverpool Sound City? It's an annual three-day-long music festival and conference, and takes place in the heart of Liverpool this year from from the first to the third of May.Over the years the Liverpool Sound City has evolved as the largest metropolitan festival … [Read more...]

Painters and Poets seeks ekphrastic poetry

Painters and Poets

Painters and Poets publishes poetry about art and artists on the web. Ekphrastic Fantastic!See how your favorite poets were influenced by Piero della Francesca, Donatello, Rembrandt, Monet, Hopper, Pollock, Van Gogh, Mitchell, and Cassatt.And, learn how your favorite artists incorporated poetry in their works.Share your ekphrastic poems illustrated by the art … [Read more...]

The Doors Examined – Tinley Park IL – Library Presentation 3.12.14

The Doors Examined

Empty Mirror contributor Jim Cherry - and Doors expert extraordinaire - writes,I'm making an upcoming library presentation and I hope you all can make it, and/or if you know anybody that lives in the area I hope you can forward this on!The Doors Examined is a compilation of articles from the first four years as The Doors Examiner. Subjects of articles run the gamut … [Read more...]

Poetry Hotel Press readings scheduled

“Houses and rooms are full of perfumes… The smoke of my own breath, Echoes, ripples, buzzed whispers, love root, silk thread, crotch and vine. My respiration and inspiration, the beating of my heart, the passing of blood and air through my lungs… The sound of the belched words of my voice loosed to the eddies of the wind… The feeling of health, the full-noon trill, the … [Read more...]

Call for Submissions: Black Denim Lit

Black Denim Lit

Black Denim Lit has completed the first issue of its online magazine, offering one story to start off the monthly schedule. They also plan twice-annual print anthologies.View the February 2014 issue.Call for Submissions Black Denim Lit welcomes thoughtful writers, new and established for online and print literary journal (monthly / twice-annually). Rolling monthly … [Read more...]

Call for Submissions: Ginosko Literary Journal

Ginosko 14

Accepting short fiction & poetry, creative nonfiction, social justice concerns, spiritual insights for Ginosko Literary Journal. Publishing as semiannual ezine. Check downloadable issues on website for tone & style, at GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com. Editorial lead time 1-2 months; accept simultaneous submissions & reprints; length flexible, accept excerpts.Receives … [Read more...]

Floating Bridge Press – 19th Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition

Floating Bridge Press – 19th Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition

Floating Bridge Press has announced its 19th annual poetry chapbook competition.The competition is open to Washington State poets, with a submission deadline of March 1, 2014.You can find more details about the chapbook competition on the Floating Bridge Press website.The 18 previous winners, from recent to the past, are: Hannah Faith Notess, Jodie Marion, Casey … [Read more...]

Neal Cassady Birthday Bash

Neal Cassady Birthday Bash 2014

Denver's 5th Annual Neal Cassady Birthday Bash!Friday, Feburary 7th, 2014, 8pm Mercury Cafe / 2199 California Street / Denver, COFeaturing: Cathy, Jami and John Allen Cassady presenting a tribute to their mother, the late Carolyn CassadyThe David Amram QuartetJohn Sinclair and the Blues ScholarsChris ShugrueTickets available at the door ($25), or in … [Read more...]

Submit your DIY film to the International Punk Rock Film Festival!

International Punk Rock Film Festival

The 2014 International Punk Rock Film Festival is seeking submissions. The deadline is May 2014.Calling all DIY movie punks from all corners of the globe! The International punk rock film festival is open for submissions of your DIY punk rock movie! Now is the time to finally make that movie you've been dreaming of. Amateurs and first-timers encouraged. Share your scene, … [Read more...]

Rik Lina Art Exhbition: Hurracan

Rik Lina - Hurracan - Exhibtion

RIK LINA Art Exhibition: HURRACANlocation KUNSTKERK Prinseneiland 89 - 1013 LM Amsterdamopening Friday, November 29, 5pm - 8pm. The exhibition will be opened by Peter van de Heijden. at 1800 hours. Musical entertainment by Dirk Polak.The exhibition can also be seen on November 30 and on December 1, 6, 7 and 8, from 3pm - 8pm, and by appointment.Rik Lina … [Read more...]