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VASILIKI KATSAROU
Reads at the Cornelia Street Café Sunday night, December 18th

The Greek-American Writers' Association presents Allison Parker, Vasiliki Katsarou, and Basil Rouskas for a special evening of Greece-inspired poetry. If you're in the New York area, please join us in supporting Vasiliki...

Saturday, December 18th, 2010, 6-8 pm
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street (between West 4th and Bleecker)
New York, NY
phone (212) 989-9319    
corneliastreetcafe.com

A $7 entry fee includes one drink.

 

FANTASTIC REVIEW FOR EATING HER WEDDING DRESS
Over a year since publication, and the critics are still raving!

Peg Duthie, reviewer for the poetry-review blog galatearesurrection15, claims that Ragged Sky's anthology Eating Her Wedding Dress was "easily my favorite" of all the books she read to review this past year. She singles out many contributors for a special mention, so be sure to read the review through to the end. 

 

A POET LAUREATE AMONG US!
Lorraine Henrie Lins appointed Bucks County Poet Laureate. 

We are so honored that one of our Eating Her Wedding Dress contributors, Lorraine Henrie Lins, was tapped 2010 Bucks County, PA Poet Laureate. Please read all about Lorraine, her achievements, and this special honor in the Bucks County Local.

 

DIANE LOCKWARD
Reads from her new collection, Temptation by Water

Panoply Books in Lambertville, NJ, a Friend of Ragged Sky Press, will host a reading by Diane Lockward on Saturday, November 13, from 6pm-9pm.  This is Diane’s first New Jersey reading from her new poetry collection, Temptation by Water (Wind Publications). A superlative poet, a cozy yet exhilarating venue, and a cute town. Hope you can join us!
November 13th is a “Second Saturday” in Lambertville so shops and galleries will be open late.
If you missed the opening of FRAGMENTS OF THE MUSE (Poetry by Vasiliki Katsarou & Paintings by Minako Ota), Swan Creek Gallery which is at 34 South Main Street  (just down the road) will be open between 4pm -6pm.  Check out the show before the reading!  The poems and paintings in FRAGMENTS OF THE MUSE will be up until Christmas.



Diane Lockward

Saturday, November 13th, 2010, 6-8 pm
Panoply Books
46 North Union Street 
Lambertville NJ 08530
phone (609) 397-1145    
panoplybooks.com


EILEEN MALONE: i should have given them water
New York & New Jersey Readings, September 2010

Eileen Malone will be visiting New Jersey and New York City in September 2010 for six special events  planned to celebrate the publication of i should have given them water:

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010, 7:30 pm
Princeton Public Library
Second Floor Fireplace,
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton NJ 08542
phone (609) 924-9529    
www.princeton.lib.nj.us


Friday, September 24, 2010, 7:30 pm
Earshot Reading Series
@Rose Live Music, 345 Grand Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC 11211
($5 admission incl. free drink)
phone (718) 599-0069
www.earshotnyc.com

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 2-4pm
Classics Book Shop
117 S. Warren St.,
Trenton NJ 08608
phone (609) 394-8400

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 6pm-8pm
Panoply Books
46 N. Union St.
Lambertville NJ 08530
phone (609) 397-1145

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 2pm-4pm
Hunterdon County Library Headquarters
314 Route 12,
Flemington
NJ 08822
phone (908) 788-1444

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7pm
Ragged Sky reading with Eileen Malone, Diane Lockward and Arlene Weiner
Path Café
131 Christopher St. (at Hudson Street),
The Village
, NYC 10014
phone (212) 243-1311

 

PRINCETON SERIES OF CONTEMPORARY POETS

Paul Muldoon, the New Yorker poetry editor, Pulitzer Prize winner, and Eating Her Wedding Dress contributor, has relaunched the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. This series of publications produced by Princeton University Press was started in 1975 and has included works by Susan Stewart, Robert Pinsky, Ann Lauterbach, Jorie Graham (another EHWD poet) and Jay Wright.

As editor of the series, Muldoon has chosen to relaunch with The Eternal City: Poems by Kathleen Graber.

 

THE BUZZ ABOUT EILEEN MALONE'S NEW COLLECTION OF POEMS, I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM WATER:

Bay Area Book Launch:

Sunday, July 18, 2-4 pm
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA
(650) 355-8811
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com

YouTube:

Eileen reads with musical accompaniment by Riki Chen (from the Café Greco in North Beach): http://youtube.com/watch?v=vO_jZli9SRY

Poetry Magazine Featured Poet:

Eileen is a featured poet in the Summer 2010 edition of Poetry Magazine, an online magazine chock full of poems, Grace Cavalieri interviews, poetry films, and tributes to profound and inspirational artists. The editor, Andrena Zawinski, contributed the poem "Dreamboat" to Ragged Sky's anthology, Eating Her Wedding Dress

http://www.poetrymagazine.com/andrena_zawinski/index.html


 

IT'S OUT! EILEEN MALONE'S malonecover250I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM WATER, the latest poetry from RAGGED SKY...

I Should Have Given Them Water is a lush, challenging new collection of poetry by San Francisco poet Eileen Malone. Malone navigates the abstract, messy, expressionistic, and humanistic with tough, straight-forward intensity. Both feminist and feminine, the poems risk, love, and suspect the world.

Click here to discover more...

 

AN INTERVIEW WITH MAXINE KUMIN / READING WITH GERALD STERN

Friday, June 25 @ 3:30 PM interview
Mead Hall

7:30 PM w/Stern
Th Chapel, Seminary Hall


Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Free 

Contact: 973-408-3110

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.drew.edu/grad-content.aspx?id=53510

 

GUERRILA PUBLISHING PANEL featuring RUTH ZAMOYTA 

Learn how to take control of the publishing and marketing your own work. Come to the NYPL, Fort Washington branch, for a panel discussion on Guerrilla Publishing moderated by Amy Holman, with Nancy Stohlman, Ruth Zamoyta O’Toole, Mary Elizabeth Peña-Gratereaux, and Jacqueline Donado. This program is presented as part of Uptown Arts Stroll 2010 - Northern Manhattan’s Annual Visual and Performing Arts Festival. This event is co-sponsered by Casa Duarte and Sunday Best Reading Series.

Saturday, June 19, 2 pm

Fort Washington Library
535 W. 179th Street (between Audubon & St. Nicholas), Manhattan
212-927-3533

 

MARIA TERRONE READINGS

Saturday, April 24, 5 pm
Maria Terrone (mariaterrone.com) and Nicole Cooley
Small's Jazz Club
183 W. 10th Street (corner of 7th Ave.), Manhattan
212-252-5091

Thursday, June 10, 6 pm
Maria Terrone, featured reader
Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street, corner of Grand St., Manhattan
212-965-9000
www.italianamericanmuseum.org

 

POEMS BY 15 EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POETS CHOSEN FOR PUBLICATION IN U.S.1 WORKSHEETS

Poems by Enriqueta Carrington, Elizabeth Danson, Juditha Dowd, Ellen Foos, Carlos Hernández Peña, Jean Hollander, Vasiliki Katsarou, Howard Lieberman, Betty Lies, Wanda Praisner, Penelope Scambly Schott, Elizabeth Anne Socolow, Jill Stein, Maxine Susman, and Arlene Weiner were selected for publication in U.S.1 Worksheets, Volume 55.

Join them at the publication party, Sunday, March 28, 2010, at 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Community Room of the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey. Free.

Contributors will read their poems in the new issue. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to pick up preordered copies and stock up on more.


EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POETS JOIN PULITZER PRIZE WINNER YOUSEF KOMUNYAKAA AND THE VIBRANT, CHARISMATIC DOC LONG AT THE STATELY ELLARSLIE MANSION IN TRENTON

Elizabeth Danson, Jean Hollander, Vasiliki Katsarou, Shelley Kiernan, Betty Bonham Lies, Carlos Hernández Peña, Elizabeth Anne Socolow, and Arlene Weiner read alongside Yousef Komunyakaa and Doc Long at the Ellarslie Mansion in Trenton on March 27, 2010, at noon. The gathering is part of Spring Forward Weekend of Art hosted by the Trenton Artistis Workshop Association, featuring discussions with playwrights and visual artists. More details may be found on the TAWA Web site.


WORKSHOP WITH DIANE LOCKWARD


Spring Poetry Awakening, to be held Sunday, April 18, will feature a workshop with the witty Eating Her Wedding Dress poet, Diane Lockward, at 12:30 p.m.  The one-and-a-half-hour workshop, open to anyone with a pen and a notebook, will be followed by a reading at 3 p.m. by Ms. Lockward and Jake Willard-Crist, current Poet-in-Residence at the Presbyterian Church  of Lawrenceville.  As usual, there will be an open mike for poets eager to share their work.

The workshop will be held at Grover’s Mill Coffee, 295 Princeton-Hightstown Road (McCaffrey’s Shopping Center), West Windsor, and the reading will be held at the West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor. The cost to attend the workshop is $20, $15 WWAC members. The poetry reading is free. Because spaces will be limited, those planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register at the West Windsor Arts Web site or contact them at (609) 919-1982.

 

PASSAGER CONTEST FOR POETS OVER 50
 
Deadline April 1, 2010! Eating Her Wedding Dress poet Juditha Dowd took honorable mention in this contest last year. Details on the Passager Web site.

 
TREE POEMS BY SEVERAL EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POETS SELECTED FOR D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST ART SHOW
 
Poems by Ellen Foos, Daniel A. Harris, Betty Lies, Paul Muldoon, Carlos Hernández Peña, James Richardson, Elizabeth Socolow, Maxine Susman, and Arlene Weiner have been chosen for a collection of poems about trees. The collection will be published in conjunction with the art exhibit LIVING AMONG GIANTS: Seeing the Forest for the Trees, on now through March 19, 2010 at the Johnson Education Center at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, New Jersey. There will be a poets' reception and reading to close out the show on the 19th. For details, or visit the D&R Web site. 

 

EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POET AMY MACLENNAN BROADSIDED
 
You've got to read this magnificent poem by Amy MacLennan, with its striking image of glaziers pressing hands together on either side of the pane. Broadsided in the blog Mountainair Online.
 
 
FORTHCOMING: I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM WATER BY EILEEN MALONE

Ragged Sky Press is proud to announce the upcoming publication of I Should Have Given Them Water, a collection of poetry by San Francisco-based poet Eileen Malone. Malone, a widely published poet, is a mental health activist and the host of a television series on the arts in California.  She contributed the title poem to Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems.

 
GERALDINE R. DODGE FOUNDATION POETRY FESTIVAL

It's back! October 7–10, 2010, in Newark, New Jersey.

As many of you know, the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival had been canceled due to a "a dramatic decline in the Foundation's assets" and the cost of upgrading a resourceless Waterloo Village.

With the support of the the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The City of Newark and other partners, the Festival will go on.

Visit the Dodge Web site to learn more about the festival and how you can support it by becoming a "Friends of the Festival."

Be generous and spread the word.
 

EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POET CLAIRE ZOGHB HAS A NEW BOOK OF POETRY OUT!

New Haven poet Claire Zoghb contributed "Living in Bodies" to Eating Her Wedding Dress—an inpatient's view of bodies as sheddable garments. She just sent us a message through Facebook that her new book is out: Small House Breathing—winner of the 2008 Quercus Review Press Annual Book Award.

Read more of Claire's work on Locuspoint.
 

NEW RELEASE BY RAGGED SKY PRESS: A HYMN OF CHANGES: CONTEMPLATIONS OF THE I CHING BY DAVID LACHAPELLE

David LaChapelle's moving and insightful contemplations of the I Ching explain the wisdom and language of this ancient divination tool, and how it can help you find direction, clarity...Tao. A widely revered wisdom teacher, LaChapelle developed a unique and penetrating understanding of the I Ching which resonated throughout the hearts of his followers, and is now recorded in his book, A Hymn of Changes.
 

EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POET IRENE WILLIS GETS PRESS

Eating Her Wedding Dress poet Irene Willis ("The Yellow Shirt") was showcased in the online journal, International Psychoanalysis, where she is poetry editor.


CARLOS READING

Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 PM
Carlos Hernández Peña and Catherine KHN Maggia
U.S.1 Poets Invite Series
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ
Free
Followed by open reading
Contact Jamie Quirk 609-924-9529 x225


DIANE LOCKWARD READING

Wednesday, February 10, 2:30
Diane Lockward and David Vincenti in Rutherford
Wednesday, February 10, 7 PM
Williams Center for the Arts
1 Williams Plaza
Rutherford, NJ
Free. Open Reading.
Contact: Rutherford Library 201-939-8600
 

WORKSHOP OFFERED BY MAXINE SUSMAN

Thursday, February 4, 7 PM
Eating Her Wedding Dress poet Maxine Susman will give a poetry workshop, "Write about Now," at the Highland Park Public Library on Thursday, February 4, 7-8:30 p.m. Go to the library homepage and scroll down to Poetry Writing Workshop for more information and to register, or call the library at 732-572-2750


REVIEW OF EATING HER WEDDING DRESS

Stellar review of Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems in today's Cutbank Poetry Review blog.

The reviewer, Jane Dobija of Corridors Magazine gives careful treatment of many of our poets' works--make sure you look for yourselves inside! Here are the opening lines of the review:

"Clothes are the poems that we wear. The billowing skirts, sculpted suits, and scruffy t-shirts in which we parade around tell even the slightly attentive observer about our histories, our hang-ups, and our lies. The subject of costume’s power, universal and unchecked, struck the mother lode with Maxine Kumin, Paul Muldoon, Margaret Atwood, Billy Collins, and nearly one hundred more accomplished poets, who contributed to a new anthology from Raggedy Sky Press called Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems. In their allotted pages, these writers explore the meaning of dress as symbol, history, and personal fate. They do so with a wit and wisdom that makes usually bitter truth telling palatable."


VASILIKI KATSAROU

Reads at the Cornelia Street Café Sunday night, December 18th

The Greek-American Writers' Association presents Allison Parker, Vasiliki Katsarou, and Basil Rouskas for a special evening of Greece-inspired poetry. If you're in the New York area, please join us in supporting Vasiliki...

Saturday, December 18th, 2010, 6-8 pm
Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street (between West 4th and Bleecker)
New York, NY
phone (212) 989-9319    
corneliastreetcafe.com

A $7 entry fee includes one drink.

 

FANTASTIC REVIEW FOR EATING HER WEDDING DRESS
Over a year since publication, and the critics are still raving!

Peg Duthie, reviewer for the poetry-review blog galatearesurrection15, claims that Ragged Sky's anthology Eating Her Wedding Dress was "easily my favorite" of all the books she read to review this past year. She singles out many contributors for a special mention, so be sure to read the review through to the end. 

 

A POET LAUREATE AMONG US!
Lorraine Henrie Lins appointed Bucks County Poet Laureate. 

We are so honored that one of our Eating Her Wedding Dress contributors, Lorraine Henrie Lins, was tapped 2010 Bucks County, PA Poet Laureate. Please read all about Lorraine, her achievements, and this special honor in the Bucks County Local.

 

DIANE LOCKWARD
Reads from her new collection, Temptation by Water

Panoply Books in Lambertville, NJ, a Friend of Ragged Sky Press, will host a reading by Diane Lockward on Saturday, November 13, from 6pm-9pm.  This is Diane’s first New Jersey reading from her new poetry collection, Temptation by Water (Wind Publications). A superlative poet, a cozy yet exhilarating venue, and a cute town. Hope you can join us!
November 13th is a “Second Saturday” in Lambertville so shops and galleries will be open late.
If you missed the opening of FRAGMENTS OF THE MUSE (Poetry by Vasiliki Katsarou & Paintings by Minako Ota), Swan Creek Gallery which is at 34 South Main Street  (just down the road) will be open between 4pm -6pm.  Check out the show before the reading!  The poems and paintings in FRAGMENTS OF THE MUSE will be up until Christmas.



Diane Lockward

Saturday, November 13th, 2010, 6-8 pm
Panoply Books
46 North Union Street 
Lambertville NJ 08530
phone (609) 397-1145    
panoplybooks.com


EILEEN MALONE: i should have given them water
New York & New Jersey Readings, September 2010

Eileen Malone will be visiting New Jersey and New York City in September 2010 for six special events  planned to celebrate the publication of i should have given them water:

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010, 7:30 pm
Princeton Public Library
Second Floor Fireplace,
65 Witherspoon Street
Princeton NJ 08542
phone (609) 924-9529    
www.princeton.lib.nj.us


Friday, September 24, 2010, 7:30 pm
Earshot Reading Series
@Rose Live Music, 345 Grand Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC 11211
($5 admission incl. free drink)
phone (718) 599-0069
www.earshotnyc.com

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 2-4pm
Classics Book Shop
117 S. Warren St.,
Trenton NJ 08608
phone (609) 394-8400

Saturday, September 25, 2010, 6pm-8pm
Panoply Books
46 N. Union St.
Lambertville NJ 08530
phone (609) 397-1145

Sunday, September 26, 2010, 2pm-4pm
Hunterdon County Library Headquarters
314 Route 12,
Flemington
NJ 08822
phone (908) 788-1444

Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7pm
Ragged Sky reading with Eileen Malone, Diane Lockward and Arlene Weiner
Path Café
131 Christopher St. (at Hudson Street),
The Village
, NYC 10014
phone (212) 243-1311

 

PRINCETON SERIES OF CONTEMPORARY POETS

Paul Muldoon, the New Yorker poetry editor, Pulitzer Prize winner, and Eating Her Wedding Dress contributor, has relaunched the Princeton Series of Contemporary Poets. This series of publications produced by Princeton University Press was started in 1975 and has included works by Susan Stewart, Robert Pinsky, Ann Lauterbach, Jorie Graham (another EHWD poet) and Jay Wright.

As editor of the series, Muldoon has chosen to relaunch with The Eternal City: Poems by Kathleen Graber.

 

THE BUZZ ABOUT EILEEN MALONE'S NEW COLLECTION OF POEMS, I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM WATER:

Bay Area Book Launch:

Sunday, July 18, 2-4 pm
Florey's Book Co.
2120 Palmetto Ave.
Pacifica, CA
(650) 355-8811
http://www.floreysbooks.blogspot.com

YouTube:

Eileen reads with musical accompaniment by Riki Chen (from the Café Greco in North Beach): http://youtube.com/watch?v=vO_jZli9SRY

Poetry Magazine Featured Poet:

Eileen is a featured poet in the Summer 2010 edition of Poetry Magazine, an online magazine chock full of poems, Grace Cavalieri interviews, poetry films, and tributes to profound and inspirational artists. The editor, Andrena Zawinski, contributed the poem "Dreamboat" to Ragged Sky's anthology, Eating Her Wedding Dress

http://www.poetrymagazine.com/andrena_zawinski/index.html


 

IT'S OUT! EILEEN MALONE'S malonecover250I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM WATER, the latest poetry from RAGGED SKY...

I Should Have Given Them Water is a lush, challenging new collection of poetry by San Francisco poet Eileen Malone. Malone navigates the abstract, messy, expressionistic, and humanistic with tough, straight-forward intensity. Both feminist and feminine, the poems risk, love, and suspect the world.

Click here to discover more...

 

AN INTERVIEW WITH MAXINE KUMIN / READING WITH GERALD STERN

Friday, June 25 @ 3:30 PM interview
Mead Hall

7:30 PM w/Stern
Th Chapel, Seminary Hall


Drew University
36 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940

Free 

Contact: 973-408-3110

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
http://www.drew.edu/grad-content.aspx?id=53510

 

GUERRILA PUBLISHING PANEL featuring RUTH ZAMOYTA 

Learn how to take control of the publishing and marketing your own work. Come to the NYPL, Fort Washington branch, for a panel discussion on Guerrilla Publishing moderated by Amy Holman, with Nancy Stohlman, Ruth Zamoyta O’Toole, Mary Elizabeth Peña-Gratereaux, and Jacqueline Donado. This program is presented as part of Uptown Arts Stroll 2010 - Northern Manhattan’s Annual Visual and Performing Arts Festival. This event is co-sponsered by Casa Duarte and Sunday Best Reading Series.

Saturday, June 19, 2 pm

Fort Washington Library
535 W. 179th Street (between Audubon & St. Nicholas), Manhattan
212-927-3533

 

MARIA TERRONE READINGS

Saturday, April 24, 5 pm
Maria Terrone (mariaterrone.com) and Nicole Cooley
Small's Jazz Club
183 W. 10th Street (corner of 7th Ave.), Manhattan
212-252-5091

Thursday, June 10, 6 pm
Maria Terrone, featured reader
Italian American Museum
155 Mulberry Street, corner of Grand St., Manhattan
212-965-9000
www.italianamericanmuseum.org

 

POEMS BY 15 EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POETS CHOSEN FOR PUBLICATION IN U.S.1 WORKSHEETS

Poems by Enriqueta Carrington, Elizabeth Danson, Juditha Dowd, Ellen Foos, Carlos Hernández Peña, Jean Hollander, Vasiliki Katsarou, Howard Lieberman, Betty Lies, Wanda Praisner, Penelope Scambly Schott, Elizabeth Anne Socolow, Jill Stein, Maxine Susman, and Arlene Weiner were selected for publication in U.S.1 Worksheets, Volume 55.

Join them at the publication party, Sunday, March 28, 2010, at 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Community Room of the Princeton Public Library, 65 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, New Jersey. Free.

Contributors will read their poems in the new issue. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to pick up preordered copies and stock up on more.


EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POETS JOIN PULITZER PRIZE WINNER YOUSEF KOMUNYAKAA AND THE VIBRANT, CHARISMATIC DOC LONG AT THE STATELY ELLARSLIE MANSION IN TRENTON

Elizabeth Danson, Jean Hollander, Vasiliki Katsarou, Shelley Kiernan, Betty Bonham Lies, Carlos Hernández Peña, Elizabeth Anne Socolow, and Arlene Weiner read alongside Yousef Komunyakaa and Doc Long at the Ellarslie Mansion in Trenton on March 27, 2010, at noon. The gathering is part of Spring Forward Weekend of Art hosted by the Trenton Artistis Workshop Association, featuring discussions with playwrights and visual artists. More details may be found on the TAWA Web site.


WORKSHOP WITH DIANE LOCKWARD


Spring Poetry Awakening, to be held Sunday, April 18, will feature a workshop with the witty Eating Her Wedding Dress poet, Diane Lockward, at 12:30 p.m.  The one-and-a-half-hour workshop, open to anyone with a pen and a notebook, will be followed by a reading at 3 p.m. by Ms. Lockward and Jake Willard-Crist, current Poet-in-Residence at the Presbyterian Church  of Lawrenceville.  As usual, there will be an open mike for poets eager to share their work.

The workshop will be held at Grover’s Mill Coffee, 295 Princeton-Hightstown Road (McCaffrey’s Shopping Center), West Windsor, and the reading will be held at the West Windsor Branch of the Mercer County Library, 333 North Post Road, West Windsor. The cost to attend the workshop is $20, $15 WWAC members. The poetry reading is free. Because spaces will be limited, those planning to attend are encouraged to pre-register at the West Windsor Arts Web site or contact them at (609) 919-1982.

 

PASSAGER CONTEST FOR POETS OVER 50
 
Deadline April 1, 2010! Eating Her Wedding Dress poet Juditha Dowd took honorable mention in this contest last year. Details on the Passager Web site.

 
TREE POEMS BY SEVERAL EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POETS SELECTED FOR D&R GREENWAY LAND TRUST ART SHOW
 
Poems by Ellen Foos, Daniel A. Harris, Betty Lies, Paul Muldoon, Carlos Hernández Peña, James Richardson, Elizabeth Socolow, Maxine Susman, and Arlene Weiner have been chosen for a collection of poems about trees. The collection will be published in conjunction with the art exhibit LIVING AMONG GIANTS: Seeing the Forest for the Trees, on now through March 19, 2010 at the Johnson Education Center at D&R Greenway Land Trust in Princeton, New Jersey. There will be a poets' reception and reading to close out the show on the 19th. For details, or visit the D&R Web site. 

 

EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POET AMY MACLENNAN BROADSIDED
 
You've got to read this magnificent poem by Amy MacLennan, with its striking image of glaziers pressing hands together on either side of the pane. Broadsided in the blog Mountainair Online.
 
 
FORTHCOMING: I SHOULD HAVE GIVEN THEM WATER BY EILEEN MALONE

Ragged Sky Press is proud to announce the upcoming publication of I Should Have Given Them Water, a collection of poetry by San Francisco-based poet Eileen Malone. Malone, a widely published poet, is a mental health activist and the host of a television series on the arts in California.  She contributed the title poem to Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems.

 
GERALDINE R. DODGE FOUNDATION POETRY FESTIVAL

It's back! October 7–10, 2010, in Newark, New Jersey.

As many of you know, the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival had been canceled due to a "a dramatic decline in the Foundation's assets" and the cost of upgrading a resourceless Waterloo Village.

With the support of the the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, The City of Newark and other partners, the Festival will go on.

Visit the Dodge Web site to learn more about the festival and how you can support it by becoming a "Friends of the Festival."

Be generous and spread the word.
 

EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POET CLAIRE ZOGHB HAS A NEW BOOK OF POETRY OUT!

New Haven poet Claire Zoghb contributed "Living in Bodies" to Eating Her Wedding Dress—an inpatient's view of bodies as sheddable garments. She just sent us a message through Facebook that her new book is out: Small House Breathing—winner of the 2008 Quercus Review Press Annual Book Award.

Read more of Claire's work on Locuspoint.
 

NEW RELEASE BY RAGGED SKY PRESS: A HYMN OF CHANGES: CONTEMPLATIONS OF THE I CHING BY DAVID LACHAPELLE

David LaChapelle's moving and insightful contemplations of the I Ching explain the wisdom and language of this ancient divination tool, and how it can help you find direction, clarity...Tao. A widely revered wisdom teacher, LaChapelle developed a unique and penetrating understanding of the I Ching which resonated throughout the hearts of his followers, and is now recorded in his book, A Hymn of Changes.
 

EATING HER WEDDING DRESS POET IRENE WILLIS GETS PRESS

Eating Her Wedding Dress poet Irene Willis ("The Yellow Shirt") was showcased in the online journal, International Psychoanalysis, where she is poetry editor.


CARLOS READING

Wednesday, February 24, 7:30 PM
Carlos Hernández Peña and Catherine KHN Maggia
U.S.1 Poets Invite Series
Princeton Public Library
65 Witherspoon St., Princeton, NJ
Free
Followed by open reading
Contact Jamie Quirk 609-924-9529 x225


DIANE LOCKWARD READING

Wednesday, February 10, 2:30
Diane Lockward and David Vincenti in Rutherford
Wednesday, February 10, 7 PM
Williams Center for the Arts
1 Williams Plaza
Rutherford, NJ
Free. Open Reading.
Contact: Rutherford Library 201-939-8600
 

WORKSHOP OFFERED BY MAXINE SUSMAN

Thursday, February 4, 7 PM
Eating Her Wedding Dress poet Maxine Susman will give a poetry workshop, "Write about Now," at the Highland Park Public Library on Thursday, February 4, 7-8:30 p.m. Go to the library homepage and scroll down to Poetry Writing Workshop for more information and to register, or call the library at 732-572-2750


REVIEW OF EATING HER WEDDING DRESS

Stellar review of Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems in today's Cutbank Poetry Review blog.

The reviewer, Jane Dobija of Corridors Magazine gives careful treatment of many of our poets' works--make sure you look for yourselves inside! Here are the opening lines of the review:

"Clothes are the poems that we wear. The billowing skirts, sculpted suits, and scruffy t-shirts in which we parade around tell even the slightly attentive observer about our histories, our hang-ups, and our lies. The subject of costume’s power, universal and unchecked, struck the mother lode with Maxine Kumin, Paul Muldoon, Margaret Atwood, Billy Collins, and nearly one hundred more accomplished poets, who contributed to a new anthology from Raggedy Sky Press called Eating Her Wedding Dress: A Collection of Clothing Poems. In their allotted pages, these writers explore the meaning of dress as symbol, history, and personal fate. They do so with a wit and wisdom that makes usually bitter truth telling palatable."

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