Who Unfolded My Origami Brain? (Fence Digital, 2017)

•July 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Who Unfolded My Origami Brain? is available for download from the Fence Digital website and through iBooks/iTunes.

Many thanks to James Belflower for his brilliant design.

Fence Digital Launch: Sunday, July 16, 2017, 8:00pm – 10:00pm / Ör, 35 South 3rd Street, Hudson, NY

•July 16, 2017 • Leave a Comment

This Sunday at 8 p.m. at Ör Gallery and Tavern in Hudson, NY: a Fence Digital Poetry Live Reading, featuring Matthew Klane, Michael Leong, and a reading of writing by the late Brian Young.

The reading celebrates the launch of Fence Digital, a new electronic imprint of Fence Books, publishing multimedia electronic poetry, fiction, and hybrid texts that reinvest digitization with materiality, treating the screen as a skin. This continues Fence’s mission to redefine the terms of accessibility by the sharing of material texts across a variety of electronic formats.

On Suspicion That Windmills Are Books

•July 8, 2017 • Leave a Comment

In March I was invited–along with seven other writers and artists–by Container to transform a Rolodex Open Rotary Card File into a book-object. That book-object, On Suspicion That Windmills Are Books, is now on sale. Other participants in the Multitudes #1 series include Barbara Balfour, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Evan Kleekamp, james w. moore, Collier Nogues, M. NourbeSe Philip and Ryo Yamaguchi.

Inspired by Matías Celedón’s La filial (Alquimia Ediciones, 2012), I decided to use a Trodat Professional 5253 Heavy Duty Self-Inking Do-It-Yourself Custom Stamp to make unique impressions on the Rolodex cards. It was a terribly painstaking process (setting the three and four millimeter rubber type with plastic tweezers into a 2″ x 1 1/4″ text plate) but I liked the results.An e-book based on digitally enhanced versions of these master prints is forthcoming from Fence Digital. Stay tuned–

READ & FEED (Sunday, July 23 | 12 – 5PM), Hudson, NY

•July 1, 2017 • Leave a Comment

On the 23rd I’ll be attending Read & Feed, the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses’s festival of literature and food, at Basilica Hudson. The event will be commemorating John Ashbery’s 90th birthday, and I will be participating in a 20-person marathon reading of Girls on the Run. There will also be a panel How to Love Reading Ashbery including Ann Lauterbach, Robert Polito, Joan Retallack, and Dara Wier.

NAW 35 (June 2017)

•June 29, 2017 • Leave a Comment

“Ignition Compendium” and “Imagined Cities,” two of the first poems I’ve written in 2017, are in the brand new issue of New American Writing. 

BARZAKH 9 (SPRING 2017)

•April 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, “Mi Amor, Mi Amor”

Issue 9 of Barzakh, the electronic literary journal at UAlbany, just went live yesterday. As the faculty adviser, I’m very proud of the graduate student staff that worked hard to put together a terrific issue of art and writing.

Contributors to the new issue include Rigoberto González, Adrian Matejka, Alicia Ostriker, Chris Tysh, Patricia Killelea, Jonah Mixon-Webster, Christine Gardiner, Nancy Klepsch, Donald Quist, Andrea Blancas Beltran, Kate Cumiskey, Kelly Bones Jones, Sarah Bokich, William C. Blome, Owen Schaefer, Jo-Ella Sarich, Devon Balwit, Andrew Duncan Worthington, Beth Gordon, Ace Boggess, Gowri Parameswaran, Robert Beveridge, Greg Hill, William Doreski, Alisa Sikelianos-Carter, and Dmitry Borshch.

La Guagua Community Poetry Festival: Voices and Translations, April 21 & April 22

•April 18, 2017 • Leave a Comment

This weekend I’ll be participating as a reader in La Guagua Community Poetry Festival: Voices and Translations at Middlesex Community College in Lowell, MA. The promo poster and video are below…it promises to be a rewarding event.