Wednesday, April 30, 2008
I hope some of you can stop by and see the show.
trans-gression artists’ collective
Multidisciplinary Arts Festival
Opening Reception Sunday May 4th, 4-6PM
DaVinci Art Alliance
704 Catharine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
GALLERY HOURS: May 7th - 30th
Wednesday 12-4PM & 6-8PM
Thursday - Sunday 12-4PM
for more information see
Tally Brennan, Deborah Caiola, Justin DeForest
Justin Jain, Susan DiPronio, Cathleen Miller
Heather Marie Davis-Jones, Kirsten Knoblauch,
Laureen Griffin, Martina Plag
Film Night - Sat. May 17, 7PM & 8PM
Tally Brennan’s INTERview - Sun. May 18, 4PM
Justin DeForest’s Transman Crossing - Sat. May 24 & Sun. May 25, 4PM
Martina Plag’s EMMA - Mon. May 19, Fri. May 23 & 30, 7PM
Justin Jain’s Marlowe and Squiggly - Mon. May 19 & Fri. May 30, 8PM
Admission to the art exhibit and performances is free; donations are appreciated.
trans-gression is an artists' collective dedicated to creating opportunities to examine, play with and break gender stereotypes while building a safe space for artistic and personal exploration. We provide support, mutual inspiration, and access to resources for individual and group projects.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Poet Suzanne Stein works at the museum, and has JUST STARTED a very interesting blog! Another favorite poet of mine, Eleni Stecopoulos (whose chapbook AUTOIMMUNITY is something everyone should own!) just wrote a blog entry you don't want to miss, called Small Wars.
I'll be checking in on this blog frequently!
Thanks Suzanne for starting this!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
--posted by CAConrad
Friday, April 25, 2008
A bit of self-promotion:
Scantily Clad Press has just published a long-ish poem of mine, "The Black Book," as a free e-chap. Many thanks to Andrew Lundwall at Scantily Clad for making the poem available as part of his fine series.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Barack Obama is My New Bicycle
Because Barack Obama made me balloon
animals, bought me a pony, saved me
the last red velvet cupcake.
Because Barack Obama added me
as a friend, left me two new photo
comments, wrote on my FunWall.
Because Barack Obama built me
a robot, made me a mixtape, thought
I could use some candy.
Because Barack Obama asked about my
day, poured me a cup of coffee, Tivo'd Battlestar
Galactica for me when I worked late.
Because Barack Obama sorted my laundry, paid
my parking tickets, spent the whole afternoon
setting up my new wireless router.
Because Barack Obama ran back into a burning
building to rescue my baby, got my cat out of
the tree, saved me from drowning.
Because invoking the tongue-in-cheek fangirl feels
easier, & hope without irony feels foreign, & I'm tired
of feeling it's best not to get too excited about anything.
Because if a Will.I.Am video featuring Scarlett
Johannsen & John Legend can choke me up, then
anything is possible, even change.
Happy Voting, kittens.
love, jenn mccreary.
Barack Obama told me he really wanted to meet
you, told me to tell you he said "hello," took off
when he heard you weren't coming.
*with thanks to www.barackobamaisyournewbicycle.com*
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
pleased to announce the schedule and
list of speakers for
"George Oppen: A Centenary Conversation,"
to take place from April 23-April 25.
A link for the conference is HERE.
--posted by Divya Victor
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Friday, April 11, 2008
It gave me a new perspective on EMPTIED OF ALL SHIPS, among many other things. Great read!
Sunday, April 06, 2008
Moonstone Poetry Series presents:
Kyle Conner & Jenn McCreary
Tuesday, April 8th, 6pm
Robin's Bookstore * 108 South 13th Street
As most things go
unfinished, so go
But this status quo,
static, paltry, bad
for good faith
born of empathy
no quid pro quo
to an honest soul.
a working order
without the need
A general faith
No zeitgeist in the woods, perhaps,
but incremental progress
just as good.
- Kyle Conner
from Odyssey & Oracle
& of course, the Neverlands vary a great deal. your quarter-
million electric lights & my land-locked Luna
Park. & who it was & what it was. & that? that’s
the princess who loved you even though et cetera, et
cetera. away from the clamor
of roller coasters & shooting galleries she sets
the table with cups & cakes.
the sword swallower & the bearded lady waltz
their way to the music-hall, past
the Kinderbrutanstalt hatchlings, wet &
wobbly. the mermaid tears tickets, flicks
her tail, whistles down the whole cabaret.
For more information: http://www.robinsbookstore.com/events/040808.html
Friday, April 04, 2008
(If Dottie's mom or dad wrote poems we could then talk about Bannister's All-Star papa Floyd!)
Here's the link to this amazing new book! I don't own a copy yet, but already know and LOVE all the poems in the book, and can't wait to get my hands on a copy! I see and HEAR Dottie reading from a copy of it in front of an audience now, LOUD AND PROUD because, as Dottie says, "Hey! I read LOUD because it's my way of saying FUCK YOU I'm up here reading my poems!" HAHA!
If you scroll down Logan Ryan Smith's (I like saying his ENTIRE NAME EACH TIME!) post for the new book you'll see he has a collection of photos: the book with the Pink Panther, the book with a butternut squash (I'm NOT saying ANYTHING about that one! Except that I think butternut squash is delicious fried with cinnamon and rosemary, yeah, that's all I'll say), AND the book with a bottle of Miller Lite! MILLER LITE!? Is that YOUR beer Logan Ryan Smith!? Could someone PLEASE buy that man a REAL BEER! GEESH! Miller Lite! I think Gandhi got a better buzz when he drank his own urine every morning for cripes sake!
Wanted to say too how much I like the title of the book. After a hard time with something years ago a good friend gave me a gorgeous hunk of Watermelon Tourmaline, one of the most beautiful stones I've ever seen in my life! And since it was Watermelon, or, a Tourmaline which included ALL the varieties and colors of the various types of Tourmaline, it also held all those magickal properties: dispelling fear, thwarting negative charges sent your way, AND ENHANCING CREATIVITY, and more! Now we can have Dottie's book for the same reasons!
THE BOOK LOOKS TERRIFIC! (and if you haven't read Logan Ryan Smith's book THE SINGERS there is a link off to the right there, wow, I like that book SO MUCH, one of the few books using music (in his case using dark giants from the 80s, mostly) that works with as much power as the music! It's a GREAT book, out from DUSIE)
CONGRATULATIONS to Dottie and Logan!
Thursday, April 03, 2008
all details HERE!
JEREMIAH RUSH BOWEN
all details HERE!
RACHEL BLAU DUPLESSIS
(posted by CAConrad)