Thursday, April 17, 2008

Women Poets on Mentorship arrives!

From Rachel Zucker (and Arielle Greenberg):

Women Poets on Mentorship is a collection of 24 essays by young women poets about living women poets that have inspired or mentored them. The essays are funny, articulate, touching, and sometimes gossipy.

From the jacket:

The poets in this collection describe a new kind of influence, one less hierarchical, less patriarchal, and less anxious than forms of mentorship in the past. Vivid and intelligent, these twenty-four essays explore the complicated nature of the mentoring relationship, with all its joys and difficulties, and show how this new sense of writing out of female experience and within a community of writers has fundamentally changed women's poetry.

We hope this anthology will be of great interest to poetry enthusiasts, feminists, readers and writers (and we hope everyone in the world fits into at least one of these categories!).

Here is the link to Amazon.

The link to the University of Iowa page.

Please buy the book and buy another for a friend. And, if you like it, consider writing us a short amazon review (we've heard that helps with sales). If you are interested in teaching the book or reviewing the book, please let me know and I can pass your request along to Iowa.

Thank you all so much!

Rachel (and Arielle)

And in case you're wondering: Jenny Factor on Marilyn Hacker, Beth Ann Fennelly on Denise Duhamel, Miranda Field on Fanny Howe, Katie Ford on Jorie Graham, Daphne Gottlieb on the Circle of Mentorship, Matthea Harvey on Anna Rabinowitz, Kirsten Kaschock on Being Non-mentored, Joy Katz on Sharon Olds, Katy Lederer on Lyn Hejinian, Valerie Martínez on Joy Harjo, Erika Meitner on Rita Dove, Jennifer Moxley on Susan Howe, Aimee Nezhukumatathil on Naomi Shihab Nye, Mendi Lewis Obadike on Toi Derricotte, Danielle Pafunda on Susan Wheeler, Kristin Prevallet on Anne Waldman, Cin Salach on Maureen Seaton, Robyn Schiff on Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Kathy Lou Schultz on Myung Mi Kim, Eleni Sikelianos on Alice Notley, Tracy K. Smith on Lucie Brock-Broido, Elizabeth Treadwell on Paula Gunn Allen, Crystal Williams on Lucille Clifton, and Rebecca Wolff on Molly Peacock

Sunday, April 13, 2008

My Zorba can be yours, now.

You can buy it HERE! Amazon, Powell's, etc. coming soon.

Want to review? Bloof, or I will send you a free one. Pink and hatchety and full of something like love.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

April 7 2008

On the Bearskin Rug in Front of the Fire I Construct the Following Tableau:

I decapitate the ceiling of its ceiling fan. Invert fan, set great-great-granny atop. Mount her atop. From her mouth drips the pull chain. Pull it, and out pops the wolf’s head, bare in some spots, mange-ridden, rid of teeth, one eye vacant and the other eye boiling. Pull it twice, and out pops the lumberjack, crammed deep his own axe. Set the lights to blazing, the blades to spinning, and great-great-granny rises like Shiva. Narrate: A long for the ride.

[tour notes, gush-thanks, and surprises to follow, but meanwhile not to fall behind NaPoWriMo]

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Pre-Tour NaPoWriMo April 1 2008!

NaPoWriMo begins this week, and the Bloof comrades and I will be posting from the road here: I join the tour tomorrow (check out all our readings you Midwestern darlings, and NYC, get yourself ready!).