Tuesday, May 29, 2012



232 SW AnkenyPortland, OR 97204

MARK LEIDNER is the author of The Angel in the Dream of Our Hangover (Sator Press, 2011) and Beauty Was the Case that They Gave Me (Factory Hollow Press, 2011). He lives and tweets in western Massachusetts.

CARYL PAGEL is the author of Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death, published by Factory Hollow Press. Her poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, 1913: A Journal of Forms, Devil’s Lake, and Thermos. She is the co-founder and editor of Rescue Press and a poetry editor at jubilat.

EMILY PETTIT is the author of Goat in the Snow (Birds LLC, 2012) and two chapbooks: How (Octopus Books) and What Happened to Limbo (Pilot Books). She is an editor for notnostrums and Factory Hollow Press, as well as the publisher of jubilat. She teaches poetry at Flying Object in Hadley, MA. 

BIANCA STONE is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including I Want To Open The Mouth God Gave You Beautiful Mutant (Factory Hollow Press) and I Saw The Devil With HIs Needlework (Argos Books June, 2012). She is also the illustrator of Antigonick, a collaboration with Anne Carson (New Directions). Her poems have appeared in such magazines as Conduit, Best American Poetry 2011, and Tin House. She lives in Brooklyn. 

DJ sets from Michael Hughes & Erik Hanson afterward.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012




May 31–September 4
Monday–Friday, 11AM–4PM
Poetry comics combine two seemingly disparate art forms to create something wholly unique. Verse, Stripped features original artwork by Sommer Browning, Bianca Stone, Gary Sullivan, and Paul K. Tunis, as well as books by Joe Brainard, Kenneth Koch, and others. Admission is free.
Verse, Stripped: Talk by Matt Madden
Wednesday, Aug 1, 7:00PM

Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Tickets will be available July 1, 2012. Sign up for our Around the City newsletter to be alerted when tickets are made available.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Ben Estes: Broadside Winner for Flying Object

Ben Estes sailed into first place for the first annual Flying Object broadside competition. 
And we can all see why: His originality, subtle wit, and overall composition remains consistently fierce. 

See more on the FO website. And be sure to become a member, too. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Memories of Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone Memorial Tribute Reading
May 5, 2012, 7:00pm NYU Cantor Film Center

Welcome and Introduction
Bianca Stone & Hillery Stone

Guest Poets and Speakers

William Goodman
Toi Derricotte
Philip Levine
Gerald Stern
Phoebe Stone
Michael Wiegers
Abigail Stone

Video by Abigail Stone

Following the reading, the NYU Creative Writing Program invites you to a wine reception at the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, 58 West 10th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues

The Cabbage
by Ruth Stone

You have rented an apartment.
You come to this enclosure with physical relief,
your heavy body climbing the stairs in the dark,
the hall bulb burned out, the landlord 
of Greek extraction and possibly a fatalist.
In the apartment leaning against one wall,
your daughter's painting of a large frilled cabbage
against a dark sky with pinpoints of stars.
The eager vegetable, opening itself 
as if to eat the air, or speak in cabbage
language of the meanings within meanings;
while the points of stars hide their massive
violence in the dark upper half of the painting.
You can live with this. 

Thoughts on A Little Called Pauline

I wanted to take a little extra time to talk about A Little Called Pauline, since its pub date was literally the week of lockdown. It would ...