Tuesday, May 17, 2011

BOOK TRAILER FOR MONK!!!

I made a movie from the forthcoming chapbook from MONK BOOKS. Ben Pease's WICHMAN COMETH. Below you will see the cover to his book, as well as the cover for the forthcoming chapbook by Bernadette Matey THE FORMAL FIELD OF KISSING.






Thursday, May 12, 2011

ENVISION: TONIGHT! POETRY COMICS READING!

TONIGHT AT 7PM

WORD
126 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, NY



Poets Mónica de la Torre, Bianca Stone, and Sara Wintz

and cartoonists Sarah Glidden, Lisa Hanawalt, and Julia Wertz

will read to benefit Project ENVISION Williamsburg, a local coalition of activists working to prevent sexual assaults before they occur.

Suggested Donation $5 at the door



Mónica de la Torre's poetry books in English are Talk Shows (Switchback, 2007) and Public Domain (Roof Books, 2008). She is also author of two poetry books in Spanish published in Mexico City: Acúfenos (Taller Ditoria, 2006) and Sociedad Anónima (Bonobos/UNAM, 2010). As a translator and editor of Latin American poetry in translation, her most recent project is the anthology of post-Latino writing Malditos latinos, malditos sudacas: Poesía hispanoamericana Made in USA (Billar de Lucrecia, 2010). She is a 2009 NYFA poetry fellow and senior editor at BOMB Magazine.

Sarah Glidden's first full-length comic book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, was published by Vertigo in November 2010. She is now at work on her second non-fiction comic book, tentatively titled Stumbling Towards Damascus, which is about journalists reporting on Iraqi refugees in Syria (among other things). Her work has also appeared in Syncopated: An Anthology of Non-Fiction Picto-Essays and I Saw You: Comics Inspired by Real Life Missed Connections. www.smallnoises.com

Lisa Hanawalt lives in Greenpoint and does illustrations + funnies for publications like the NY Times, McSweeney’s, Vice Magazine, and Chronicle Books. She’s best known for her comic book series I Want You. www.lisahanawalt.com

Bianca Stone is a poet and visual artist. She curates the Ladder Reading Series and is editor of the press Monk Books. Her publications include Crazyhorse, The Green Mountain Review, Agriculture Reader, and Conduit. She is the author of the chapbook Someone Else’s Wedding Vows from Argos Books. Her blog is called Poetry Comics http://whoisthatsupposedtobe.blogspot.com/. She lives in Brooklyn.

Julia Wertz is the cartoonist of the unfortunately titled Fart Party vol 1 & 2 and Drinking at the Movies. Originally from the Bay Area, she lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Her work can be seen at juliawertz.com

Sara Wintz's writing has appeared in The Poetry Project Newsletter, Jacket, 6X6, Physical Poets and on Ceptuetics. Her first book, WALKING ACROSS A FIELD WE ARE FOCUSED ON AT THIS TIME NOW, will be published by Ugly Duckling Presse in 2012. 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

POETRYCOMICS.COM

Dearest 43 Followers,

I'm pleased to announce that a brand new Poetry Comics website has been erected in the ether, and I hope to lead all 43 of you into it. I feel almost ashamed to announce this here....This blogspot is like a railroad apartment in Bushwick: long and narrow and dark in the middle, five flights up--but once decorated with love and personal joie de vivre, it's a real home to be proud of. So it's with a bit of a heavy heart that I announce to there is now a massive studio space with French windows and free Bellini's on the veranda that will also be showcasing this hybrid blog. And it's called poetrycomics.com.

However, being the nostalgic hoarder that I am, I will be doing my posts on each blog for a while. Plus, the new site is still being touched up, so it's not entirely done. ANYWAY, if you haven't already, please take a look and comment and spread the word.

To reminisce for a moment...I started this blog about four (five?) years ago when I first moved to NYC to attend NYU's MFA program in creative writing. I called the blog WHO IS THAT SUPPOSED TO BE because there was a time when people would say that a lot when they looked at what I was drawing. It annoyed the hell out of me. This was all before I was really thinking about my poetry and art coming together to create the monster it is now. I would go on here and bitch about people accosting me in parks about smoking or whatever--(so much has happened in the past few years it really astounds me). I hope that Poetry Comics continues to evolve and grow and incite ideas in the readers that come here. I want to keep exploring different ways in which poetry and art can push against their own conventions and forms, to collaborate, and keep an eye always on the cultural climate we stroll through with our $5 umbrellas and rubber boots.

So thank you so so much for following this blog, and I look forward to the future together.

<3 Bianca