Double or Nothing

I’m reading tonight in Williamsburg and tomorrow night in the East Village!

Mental Marginalia

Tuesday, June 26
@ The West
378 Union Ave.
8:00 pm

Lily Ladewig
Sasha Fletcher
Corinne Schneider
Nicole Wallace
Sampson Starkweather

Patasola’s Parlor: A Midsummer Night

Wednesday, June 27
@ The Belgian Room
129 St. Marks Pl. (@ Ave. A)
8:30 pm

BELLY DANCING by Cassandra Rosebeetle

BURLESQUE PERFORMANCES by Lewd Alfred Douglas & Boots LaMae

Lily Ladewig
Erin Lynn
David Gibbs

Saturday! Denver! SpringGun & Mud Luscious Reading!

I’m flying to Denver this weekend to do a reading with my fellow SpringGun Press author Joe Hall and Mud Luscious Press authors Mathias Svalina, Joanna Ruocco, and Todd Seabrook. I couldn’t be more excited!

Leon Presents a Reading #5
Saturday, May 12 @ 7:00pm
Leon Gallery @ 1112 E. 17th Avenue, Denver, CO

Joe Hall was born in the woods and is devoted to Cheryl. With Chad Hardy he wrote The Container Store Vol. I (SpringGun 2012). Black Ocean Press published his first book of poems, Pigafetta Is My Wife, in 2010. His poems, fiction, book reviews, and essays have appeared in Gulf Coast, Octopus, HTMLGiant, The Colorado Review, and elsewhere.

Mathias Svalina is the author of one book of prose, I Am A Very Productive Entrepreneur (Mud Luscious Press, 2011), & two books of poetry, Destruction Myth (Cleveland State UNiversity Poetry Center, 2009) & The Explosions (Subito, 2012). With Alisa Heinzman & Zachary Schomburg he co-edits Octopus Books.

Joanna Ruocco co-edits Birkensnake, a fiction journal. She is the author of The Mothering Coven (Ellipsis Press), Man’s Companions (Tarpaulin Sky Press), A Compendium of Domestic Incidents (Noemi Press), and Another Governess / The Least Blacksmith: A Diptych (FC2).

William Todd Seabrook hails from Cleveland, Ohio, and received his MFA at the University of Colorado. His fiction has appeared in Tin House, CutBank, Quiddity, 30 Under 30 Anthology (Starcherone Press), and was a finalist for the MAR Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award. His second chapbook is forthcoming from Firewheel Editions in the fall of 2012.

Lily Ladewig is the author of The Silhouettes (SpringGun Press, 2012) and, with Anne Cecelia Holmes, the e-chapbook I Am A Natural Wonder (Blue Hour Press, 2011). Recent poems have been published in Aesthetix, Bone Bouquet, Horse Less Review, Sixth Finch, and Spinning Jenny. She lives in Brooklyn.

In somewhat related news, Mud Luscious founding editor J. A. Tyler recently interviewed me for Monkeybicycle. We talked about dance, narrative arcs, and street fashion.

AWP: Where I’ll Be

In 24 hours I will be in Chicago! I’m ready and rarin’. My dresses and boots are packed and my nails are did. I’m looking forward to buying lots of books, catching up with friends, and drinking bloody marys in hotel bars.

If you’re also going to AWP, you can stop by the SpringGun Press table (J23) to pick up a copy of my book and meet editors extraordinaires Erin Costello and Mark Rockswold. They will also be tweeting from the book fair all week.

I’m participating in two readings on Friday:

Happy Hour Reading

Friday, March 2nd
@ Beauty Bar
1444 W. Chicago Ave.
5:00 – 6:00 pm

James Tadd Adcox (The Map of the System of Human Knowledge)
Roxane Gay (Ayiti)
Caitlin Horrocks (This Is Not Your City)
Lily Ladewig (The Silhouettes)
Sean Lovelace (Fog Gorgeous Stag)
Mark Neely (Beasts of the Hill)

Table X/Y Party & Reading Experiment
presented by Red Rover Series

Friday, March 2nd
@ Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Doors open at 8:15 pm

Experiment #1 – 9:00-9:30pm

Lori Anderson Moseman (Flim Forum Press)
Harold Abramowitz (Les Figues Press)
Gretchen E. Henderson (&NOW Books)
Peter Conners (Stamped Books)
Molly Gaudry (Mud Luscious Press)
Kathy Fish (The Lit Pub)
Paige Lipari (Augury Books)
Amy King (Litmus Press)
Judith Goldman (O Books)
Bianca Stone (No, Dear)
Philip Metres (Flying Guillotine Press)
Marcus Pactor (Subito Press)
Jonathan Stalling (Counterpath Press)
Katie Fowley (Lightful Press)
Kate Durbin (Supermachine)
Lisa Ciccarello (Immaculate Disciples)
Marina Blitshsteyn (Argos Books)
Rodrigo Toscano (Fence)
Anna Joy Springer (Jaded Ibis Press)
Corina Copp (Ugly Duckling Presse)
Miranda Mellis (Encyclopedia Project)
James Maughn (Black Radish Books)
Amanda Deutch (Dusie Kollectiv)
Lily Ladewig (SpringGun Press)
Joseph Mains (Poor Claudia)
Kristin Prevallet (Belladonna)
Jennifer Karmin (Flim Forum Press)
Alina Gregorian (Monk Books)
Sidebrow reading from White Horse
Alan Gilbert (Futurepoem)
Nicole Schildkraut (Kaya Press)

Experiment #2 – 10:00-10:30pm

Ben Mirov (Supermachine)
Laura Goldstein (Red Rover)
Matvei Yankelevich (Circumference Magazine)
Janice Lee (Jaded Ibis Press)
Noel Black (Ugly Duckling Presse)
Dana Teen Lomax (Black Radish Books)
Brent Cunningham (Atelos)
Deborah Poe (Dusie Kollectiv)
Adam Peterson (SpringGun Press)
Jeff Alessandrelli (Poor Claudia)
Caroline Crumpacker (Belladonna)
Christie Ann Reynolds (Monk Books)
Sidebrow reading from White Horse
Joe Elliott (Lunar Chandelier Press)
Erika Jo Brown (Further Adventures Press)
Lily Hoang (Les Figues Press)
Elizabeth Gentry (&NOW Books)
Gina Caciolo (Stamped Books)
Robert Kloss (Mud Luscious Press)
Ben Segal (The Lit Pub)
BC Edwards (Augury Books)
Jennifer Scappettone (Litmus Press)
E. Tracy Grinnell (O Books)
Ben Pease (No, Dear)
Serena Chopra (Flying Guillotine Press)
Tracy DeBrincat (Subito Press)
Giovanni Singleton (Counterpath Press)
Frances Richard (Les Figues Press)
Jessica Laser (Lightful Press)
James Belfower (SpringGun Press)

Also, I’ve now released my third and last book trailer. This one has a whale!

Praise for The Silhouettes

Recently two writers whom I greatly admire wrote some very smart and kind things about my book and I just had to share:

Christy Crutchfield wrote a review for Dark Sky Magazine and drew connections between the poems that I hadn’t even thought of myself!

Over at HTMLGIANT, Melissa Broder listed her top 18 takeaways after reading the book in her piece Important Information Garnered from The Silhouettes.

Also, last week I released the second book trailer. Voilà!

Silhouettes for Sale

My book is now officially available for purchase! To buy your copy, visit the SpringGun Press website. (You will also be able to purchase the book through SPD soon.)

With the help of the lovely and talented Leigh Stein, I’ve created three book trailers that I’ll be releasing each week leading up to AWP. You can watch the first one now.

I’ll be giving two readings at AWP in Chicago on Friday, March 2 and there will be an NYC book party at Pete’s Candy Store on Tuesday, March 13. More details to come!

Lit Mag Ketchup

I’m a bit belated in announcing recent publications, what with turning 30 and traveling to California and all. But now I’m back in Brooklyn and I’m back to blogging.

Horse Less Review Issue 10: I have two poems in this stellar issue (one is from my forthcoming book!) along with Carrie Bennett, Karen Lepri, Dawn Pendergast, Mark Lamoureux, Molly Brodak, Jeff Alessandrelli, Linda Russo, Becca Jensen, Deborah Poe, Sarah Mangold, Michael Flatt, Christine Gardiner, Jefferson Navicky, Matthew Johnstone, Monica Mody, Jennifer Stockdale, John Duvernoy, Jane Lewty, Maryrose Larkin, Cori A. Winrock, and Ashley Van Doorn. Cover art by Patrick Costello. Thank you, Jen & Jen!

Poems from my History of Beauty series have recently been published in the following amazing journals:

Sixth Finch Winter 2012: Poetry by Anthony Alessandrini, Sarah Bartlett, Andrea Cohen, Jessica Fjeld, Dean Gorman, David Gruber, Jamelieh Haley, Donora Hillard, Kristen Kaschock, me, Marc McKee, Cate Peebles, Ted Powers, Stella Vinitchi Radulsescu, Justin Runge, Emily Toder, Tony Trigilio; Art by Darren Ankenman, Emily Barletta, Bo Bartlett, Eleanor Bennett, Pakayla Biehn, Rebecca Bird, Erin O’Brien, Katy Stone, Elliot Wilcox, Susan Worscham. And that’s Jeremiah Gould’s photo on the cover below. Thank you, Rob!

Spinning Jenny Issue 12: Stacie Leatherman, Andy Nicolson, Sophia Kraemer-Dahlin, Matt Mauch, Kyle Flak, Bo McQuire, Danniel Schoonebeck, Justin Petropoulos, Tony Triglio, JoAnna Novak, Rhiannon Dickerson, Sara Jane Stoner, Bruce Cohen, James Meetze, Ryan Murphy, Jane Wong, Craig Foltz, me, Paige Taggart, Maureen Alsop, Zvonko Karanovic, Ana Božičević, Tracey McTague, Tina Cane, Bridget Bell, and Nate Pritts. Check out their brand spanking new site where you can buy a copy of the new issue. Thank you, Beth!

I’ve been a big fan of all three of these journals for a very for a long time so I feel triple-y proud about being included in these issues.

The Silhouettes!

Gentle readers,

I’m returning from my summer hiatus with very exciting news: SpringGun Press is publishing my first full-length collection of poems, The Silhouettes, in early 2012! I’m looking forward to working with editors Mark Rockswold and Erin Costello in making the Word doc I’ve been revising for three years into something real that you can hold in your hands. Also, I can’t wait to read their other forthcoming titles, The Container Store by Joe Hall Chad Hardy and The Flasher by Adam Peterson. These books will be available for purchase at AWP Chicago in March and through the SpringGun website. More info on readings to come!

And the fun doesn’t stop. There are a slew of readings happening this weekend:

Tonight! Friday, September 30 @ 7pm *** Stain of Poetry:  Adam Fell, Amy Lawless, Matt L. Rohrer, Mike Soto, & Eric Weinstein *** Goodbye Blue Monday, 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn

Saturday, October 1 @ 8pm *** SUPERMACHINE: Dan Boehl, Lisa Ciccarello, Julia Cohen, & Dan Hoy  *** Outpost, 1014 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, October 2 @ 5pm *** Polestar Poetry Series: Siamese Dream: Poems Inspired by the Smashing Pumpkins *** Cake Shop, 152 Ludlow Street, NYC

Sunday, October 2 @ 5:30pm *** Zinc Bar Reading SeriesJohn Coletti, Arlo Quint, & Paige Taggart  *** Zinc Bar, 82 West 3rd Street, NYC

Finally, beloved Pioneer Valley book store Flying Object is having an Occupy Wall Street Book Sale. 50% of the proceeds will go towards buying pizza for the protesters, including the poets who will be occupying Wall Street and giving a big reading tonight. I just bought David Berman’s Actual Air, Matthew Rohrer’s Destroyer And Preserver, Anna Swir’s Talking to My Body, and Dara Wier’s Reverse Rapture for only $5 each!

Get Salty

I’m really excited to have poems in these journals:

Saltgrass Issue #6: Cynthia Arrieu-King, Anselm Berrigan, Justin Carrol, Tina Brown Celona, J’Lyn Chapman, Cathy Linh Che, Sandra Doller, Brian Foley, John Gallaher, Anne Cecelia Holmes & me, Heather Monley, and G.C. Waldrep.  All this poetry for only $5!

Salt Hill Issue #27: Poetry by Arlene Ang, Simeon Berry, Sean Bishop, Victoria Chang, Conchitina Cruz, Anna Deeny, Elisa Gabbert, Miriam Bird Greenberg, Carrie Hohmann, Amy King, me, Erika Meitner, Sarah Messer Carl Phillips, Kathleen Rooney, Christopher Salerno, Michael Shea, Eric Weinstein, Raúl Zurita; Fiction by Ryan Cannon, Patrick Dacey, Brian Evenson, Sharon White, Angela Woodward; Interview of Sam Lipsyte by Anthony Antoniadis, Dawn Raffel, Ryan Ridge; and art by Kim Asendorf. Buy it online now!

Also, I’m bummed that I’m missing the SUPERMACHINE BBQ at Flying Object this Sunday, May 29. If you’re in Western Mass this weekend it promises to be a Bud-Lite-with-Lime-drenched good time.