Sunday, March 21, 2010

Belladonna Events in April - AWP and a reading

Thursday - Saturday, April 8-10, 2010

Join Belladonna* at AWP in Denver, CO
Locations: Hyatt Regency Denver & Colorado Convention Center

Belladonna* will be at the conference book fair at TABLE X, a Publishing Commune.
Belladonna* members will also be a part of many panels, readings, book signings, and other events.

AWP events featuring Belladonna* members and authors:

CLMP Panel — Face Out:
Maximizing the Visibility of Emerging Writers
Thursday, April 8; 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Room: 106 - Colorado Convention Center
Panelists: Rachel Levitsky, E. Tracy Grinnell, Matvei Yankelevich, Rebecca Wolff
Description: A discussion about how small presses present and market experimental work by emerging writers—work too often misunderstood as possessing the least market potential.

And the Beat Goes On...
Thursday, April 8; 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: Agate Room, Hyatt Regency
Participants: Elizabeth Robinson, Reed Bye, Anselm Hollo, Maureen Owen
Description: Since its inception, Naropa University's Writing & Poetics program has been a living model of "outrider" traditions. This roundtable includes poets who have lived through and shaped poetic movements central to the 20th & 21st centuries: from Beat and Black Mountain experiments through New York School and Language poetries, this roundtable offers conversation with Naropa poets who have been at the center of American poetic history.

Orbiting Salt
Thursday, April 8; 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: 111 - Colorado Convention Center
Participants: Sawako Nakayasu, Dawn Lonsinger, Cris Mazza, Alan Michael Parker, Blake Butler Description: This reading features writers recently published in Quarterly West, Western Humanities Review, Barrelhouse, and Versal. Spanning the traditional and the experimental, the regional and the global, it celebrates the diverse and powerful work of four journals with editors currently studying creative writing at the University of Utah.

Latin American Poets in the USA
Friday, April 9; 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: 201 - Colorado Convention Center
Participants: Lila Zemborain, Mariela Dreyfus, Eduardo Chirinos, Víctor Rodríguez-Núñez, Carmen Valle, Eduardo Espina
Description: This bilingual poetry reading (Spanish and English) aims to present six outstanding Latin American poets in mid-career. It is a very representative selection, with authors coming from strong poetic traditions all over the continent, namely Argentina, Cuba, Peru, Puerto Rico, and Uruguay. All these authors are long-time residents in the U.S and their poetry collections have been either partially—or fully—translated into English.

Reading by Anne Waldman & Gary Snyder
Friday, April 9; 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Room: Four Seasons Ballroom,
Colorado Convention Center
Participants: Anne Waldman, Gary Snyder

Siren Songs From Across the Seas:
Women Poets in Translation

Saturday, April 10, 9:00 am - 10:15 am
Room: 107 - Colorado Convention Center
Participants: Sawako Nakayasu, Henry Israeli, Forrest Gander, Susanna Nied, Kristin Dykstra Description: Extraordinary women poets from around the world have recently been given voice by a number of American poets and translators. This panel will feature readings of the work of Luljeta Lleshanau (Albania), Coral Bracho (Mexico), Inger Christensen (Denmark), Ayane Kawata (Japan), and Reina María Rodríguez (Cuba), followed by a discussion about capturing the poets' distinct voices in American-English.

CHAX Press Reading

Saturday, April 10, 1:30 am - 2:45 am
Room: 201 - Colorado Convention Center
Participants: Leslie Scalapino, Jane Sprague, Charles Alexander, Hank Lazer, Kyle Schlesinger, Elizabeth Treadwell

Can Poetry Save the Earth?

Saturday, April 10, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: 201 - Colorado Convention Center
Participants: Brenda Iijima, Leonard Schwartz, Sandra Alcosser, John Felstiner, Jonathan Skinner Description: This panel will investigate the relationship between poetry and ecology, ranging from historical imperatives to contemporary ecopoetics. These panelists—representing activist poets working in zoos and parks, scholars illuminating the vital role of Western nature poetry, and writers redefining our relationship to language and ecology—are at the leading edge of the conversation where poetic language meets environmental education and global sustainability.

The Future of Feminist Publishing

Saturday, April 10, 4:30 pm - 5:45 pm
Room: 303 - Colorado Convention Center
Participants: Rachel Levitsky, Amy Scholder, Brooke Warner, Kate Khatib, Jocelyn Burrell Description: This panel brings together five feminist publishing professionals to discuss these issues: how is the scope of feminist publishing changing with the times? What is a feminist book? Do readers respond differently to self-defined feminist books? Why should authors seek out feminist presses to publish their work?


Closing Event!

Belladonna's Year of New Releases

Come join us for a reading and celebration of four great poets and their new work! We will be toasting:

Brenda Iijima (revv. you’ll—ution, Displaced Press; If Not Metamorphic, Ahsahta Press; eco language reader, Nightboat Books)

Dorothea Lasky (Black Life, Wave Books)

Eleni Stecopoulos (Armies of Compassion, Palm Press)

and David Wolach, (Occultations, Black Radish Books)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 @ 7:30 pm
Dixon Place
161 Christie Street; New York

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bharat jiva is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award

kari edwards' Bharat jiva is a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award.
Winners will be announced May 27, 2010.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Interview with Sawako Nakayasu

Sawako Nakayasu is interviewed by David F. Hoenigman on Word Riot.