Saturday, April 16, 2016

Brooklyn USA reading 18 April with Jennifer K Dick, Amanda Deutch and Bonny Finberg

Organized by novelist Bonny Finberg, this Monday night reading with Bonny, Jennifer K Dick and Amanda Deutch set up only tonight (yes, we admit, it is a bit impromptu) but we have great hopes to see anyone who is free there, will be at UNNAMEABLE BOOKS one of my favorite bookstores in Brooklyn, NY:

18 April
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238

JENNIFER K. DICK, originally from Iowa, resides in France where she is a Maître de Conférences at the Université de Haute Alsace. She is the author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox eBook, 2007), FLUORESCENCE (University of GA Press, 2004), and 5 chapbooks: NO TITLE (Estepa Editions, Paris, Nov 2016), CONVERSION (Estepa editions, Paris, 2013--including art by Kate Van Houten), BETWIXT (Corrupt, 2012), Tracery (Dusie, 2012) and Retina/Rétine (Estepa, 2005 with art by Kate VCan Houten and translations into French by Rémi Bouthonnier). She is currently at work on a large prose poem project about the CERN and recently completed the manuscripts, Lilith: A Novel in Fragments and the booklength prose poem collaboration with Almanda Deutch Orphery. Jennifer also translates French poets, curates the Ivy Writers reading series in Paris and the Ecrire l’Art mini-residency for French authors at La Kunsthalle Mulhouse. She is a poetry editor for VERSAL out of Amsterdam, writes book reviews for various places and a poetics column for Tears in the Fence (UK). Her work has been translated into French, Italian and Czech. For more, see her blog at

BONNY FINBERG’ fiction, poetry and photographs have been published in numerous literary journals and anthologies. Her novel, "Kali's Day", was published in 2014 by Autonomedia/Unbearable Books. She is the recipient of a 2014 Acker Award For Fiction.
Her work has been translated into French, Hungarian and Japanese. Other publications include a short story collection, How the Discovery of Sugar Produced the Romantic Era, (Sisyphus Press,NY) and a poetry and collage collection, Déjà Vu (Corrupt Press, Paris). Finberg is included in Jews: A People’s History of the Lower East Side, ed. Clayton Patterson; Best American Erotica, ed. Susie Bright (Simon & Schuster, NY) and The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, ed. Alan Kaufman (Thundersmouth Press, NY). She has work in The Brooklyn Rail, Evergreen Review, Ping Pong: The Literary Journal of the Henry Miller Library, Sensitive Skin, A Gathering of Tribes, Long Shot. Many Mountains Moving and the French literary journals Upstairs at Duroc,Van Gogh's Ear and Le Purple Journal. Her work has been archived in the New York University Fales Library collection of Downtown Writers. She lives in New York City and is working on her second novel.

AMANDA DEUTCH is the author of five chapbooks most recently, Pull Yourself Together (Dancing Girl Press), the collaborative, Fit to Print (Harsimus Press) and Half Moon Hotel (Propolis Press, 2016) as well as the collaborative manuscript Orphery with Jennifer K Dick. Deutch’s poetry has been published widely in literary journals in the U.S. and abroad. Poems and essays appear in The Rumpus, Revolver, Bone Bouquet, Delirious Hem, Denver Quarterly, Ping Pong, Watchword Press and Barrow Street, as well as in the anthology Manifesting the Female Epic. A graduate of Bard College, she has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Brooklyn Arts Council, Footpaths in the Azores and The Betsy Writer’s Room in Miami. Born and raised in Manhattan, she lives in Brooklyn where she curates Parachute Literary Arts.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

LIU Brooklyn reading at KGB Bar Manhattan FRIDAY the 15th of April

I am so thrilled to be part of this exciting event at KGB Bar in Manhattan, NY, USA this Friday and hope that if you are in NYC you will come along--I am the little young chick in this astounding line up of authors.

7pm to 9pm (come early for a seat!)
15th April 2016
85 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003

Ed Foster is the author of more than two dozen books. His new work, a long poem entitled Sowing the Wind: Requiem, will be published next year. The founding editor of Talisman House, Publishers and the editor of Talisman: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry and Poetics.

John High has written ten books, including the novel, The Desire Notebooks. vanishing acts (forthcoming from Talisman, Summer 2016) is the fourth volume in the interconnected series of poetry collections following here, a book of unknowing, and you are everything you are not.  His translations of contemporary Russian poetry include books by Nina Iskrenko, Ivan Zhdanov, and Aleksei Parshchikov

Barbara Henning is the author of three novels and eleven collections of poetry. Her most recent publications are A Day Like Today (Negative Capability Press 2015); A Swift Passage (Quale Press, 2013); Cities & Memory (Chax Press, 2010); a novel, Thirty Miles to Rosebud (BlazeVox, 2009); and a collection of object-sonnets, My Autobiography (United Artists, 2007). 

Uche Nduka is a Nigerian-American poet, essayist, and collagist.  He is the author of ten volumes of poems of which the most recent are If Only The Night, Ijele, and Nine East.  

Poet, essayist, and translator of Turkish poetry, Murat Nemet-Nejat’s publications include his most recent volume of poetry, The Spiritual Life of Replicants (Talisman Books, 2011), his translation of Ece Ayhan’s A Blind Cat Black and The Orthodoxies (Green Integer, 2015), Seyhan Erozçelik’s Rosestrikes and Coffee Grinds (Talisman Books, 2010), and as editor, Eda: An Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry (Talisman Books, 2004).  

Jocelyn Lieu is the author of a 9/11 memoir titled What Isn’t There (Nation/Basic Books) and a collection of stories, Potential Weapons (Graywolf). 

Idra Novey is the author of the debut novel Ways to Disappear (Little, Brown, 2016). Born in western Pennsylvania, she has since lived in Chile, Brazil, and New York. Her poetry collections include Exit, Civilian, 2011 National Poetry Series and The Next Country. Her fiction and poetry have been translated into seven languages 

Lewis Warsh is the author of over thirty volumes of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including Alien Abduction (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015), One Foot Out the Door: Collected Stories (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014), A Place in the Sun (Spuyten Duyvil, 2010) and Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005 (Granary Books, 2008). He was co-founder, with Bernadette Mayer, of United Artists Magazine and Books.

Matvei Yankelevich is the author of SOME WORLDS FOR DR. VOGT (Black Square Editions, 2015), ALPHA DONUT (United Artists Books, 2012), BORIS BY THE SEA (Octopus Books, 2009), and several chapbooks. In his free time, he is a volunteer editor at Ugly Duckling Presse. 

and me, if you don't know:

Jennifer K Dick, author of CIRCUITS (Corrupt, 2013), ENCLOSURES (BlazeVox eBook, 2007), FLUORESCENCE (University of GA Press, 2004), and 5 chapbooks, most recently No Title (Estepa, Nov 2015)

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Kinetic Conflicts in Carson and Kandinsky essay now available in Points, Dot, Line

I am thrilled to announce the publication of Points, Dot, Line: The Dynamics of Punctuation in Text and Image (Cambridge Scholars, 2016, 215pp, hardback edition) edited and introduced by Pascale Tollance and Laurence Petit including my chapter (chapter 4 pp 48-67) titled "Circles and Lines / Limits and Extentions: The Kinetic Conflicts Inherent in Anne Carson's The Life of Towns and Wassily Kandinsky's Point and Line to Plane"

Contributors to this book of essays on text and image include: Sophie Aymes, Pascale Tollance, Hélene Gaillard, Lynn Blin, Valerie Morisson, Claude Maisonnat, Jennifer K Dick, Christelle Serée-Chaussinand, Cathy Roche-Liger, Liliaue Louvel, Chantal Delourme, and  Kerry-Jane Wallart.

Preorder the book at the special rate of 19pounds99 instead of 47pounds (a MAJOR discount!) and see the synopsis here:
You can read the intro and a selection of chapter one at: