September 18, 2012
SPIRAL ORB is an experiment in permaculture poetics, juxtaposition, interrelationships, and intertextuality—a cross-pollination. The opening poem composts fragments from each of the pieces in Spiral Orb. Standing also as the table of contents, each line is embedded with a hyperlink to its original piece. Once at each piece, you will find links to the other pieces. Spiral Orb Five is a special issue on A Poetic Inventory of Saguaro National Park.
September 11, 2012
HI, I’ll be presenting for Trickhouse Live at Casa Libre W/ Deanne Stillman Tuesday, September 18 7-9 p.m. $5 Suggested Donation
Trick House Live is an integrative arts series that brings together people working with words, images, sounds, videos, and a variety of performances. The series serves as a venue for visiting artists to interact with local artists and for the borders between genres and mediums to be permeable. Trickhouse Live is a physical world extension of the online cross-genre arts journal, Trickhouse.org which is based in Tucson.
Deanne Stillman is the award-winning author of Mustang, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2008, and the cult classic Twentynine Palms, a Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2001 which Hunter Thompson called “A strange and brilliant story by an important American writer.” Her latest book, Desert Reckoning, is based on her acclaimed Rolling Stone article, “The Great Mojave Manhunt.” She is a member of the core faculty at the UC Riverside-Palm Desert Low Residency MFA Creative Writing Program and currently divides her time between Tucson, AZ and Los Angeles, CA.
I make poems and visual art. You can view a portfolio of my visual art at valyntinagrenier.com. I hosts Back Room Live, and blog at Harriet Homemaker and Life Long Press. The photo was taken by Richard Siken at LIVE @ LIV, thanks Richard!
February 6, 2012
November 19, 2011
Text by: Nicole Wilson, Brandon Downing, Natasha Stagg, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Amaranth Borsuk, Chris Hosea, Tony Mancus, Whitney DeVos, Annie Guthrie, Brian Oliu
Art by: Yuko Fukuzumi, Nicholas Hay, Sarah Duncan, and Casey Wilson
Opinion Pieces by: Joe Hall, Steven M. Brown, Kim Largey-Soloway, and Lulu Antipyrene
Editors: Drew Krewer, Maureen McHugh
Managing Editor: Meagan Lehr
Art Editor: Andy Campbell
Web Designer: Jason Criscio
June 25, 2011
March 28, 2011
Hi. I had hoped to get some MP3′s of a few of my favorite pieces of writing up… alas, I’ve been super busy with my visual art blog and getting ready for two shows in APRIL! Check out what I’ve been up to at HARRIET HOMEMAKER and please come back the last Saturday of April for more literary arts…
Happy Monday +V
February 10, 2011
February 6, 2011
December 25, 2010
December 18, 2010
CHECK BACK IN NEXT SATURDAY AT 7PM !
ALSO, we’ll be posting writing and voice files about LOVE all February long. Send us a page, paragraph, chapter, scene, essay, article or poem along w/ your photo JPEG, bio, and if you have one or can make one, an mp3 file of you reading the piece. We’ll be reading December 26th 2010 – February 14th 2011. So, send us some LOVE to firstname.lastname@example.org
! ANN ROBINSON ! JOSEPH ZACCARDI ! RICHARD CRUWYS BROWN ! brought to us by this month’s guest curator MELANIE STOFF MAIER !
November 27, 2010
Curator’s note: Carl Sandburg said, “a poem is like an echo asking a shadow to dance.” I think this is a such a wonderful description of what I do as a poet: listen to the echoes, see the shadows in everyday life and from the past, then fuse these to make what I hope is poetic music. It’s that process that makes hours spent writing melt away. I love the fact that I’m so often surprised as to where my poems take me.
October 30, 2010
Join us LIVE at Conrad Wilde Gallery in Tucson Az Saturday September 18th at 6pm for readings by ! Karen Brennan ! Jane Miller ! Valyntina Grenier !
September 11, 2010
Conrad Wilde is located at 439 N. 6th Ave. #171 Tucson Az.
Life-long Press will be producing a limited number of handmade chapbooks featuring writing by each of the authors!
The writers, their writing, and voices will be posted here throughout the month. Scroll down to see whats up.
August 1, 2010
June 27, 2010
BRL Saturday Night- A Tribute to MARLON EVANS w/ writing from Joseph O’Connell, Frances Sjoberg, Franci Washburn and Simon J. Ortiz, curated by Wendy Burk
September 26, 2009
Poet Marlon B. Evans was born on October 8, 1952 and left this world on July 28, 2009. Wendy Burk: Marlon was Tohono O’odham and Akimel O’odham, Desert and River People. He received a B.S. from Rochester Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He had just completed his first year of graduate work in the University of Arizona American Indian Studies Program, with an emphasis in poetry and media arts.
When I think about Marlon, I think about the poems he wrote, and also the poems he had not yet written. We can’t know what those poems would be. But you can read a feature on Marlon’s work in the Fall 2007 issue of Red Ink Magazine, a journal of Native voices that was very close to his heart. And thanks to Marlon’s good friend Eric Mache, you can watch a video of Marlon reciting his poem “A Eurocentric Memoir.”
Marlon surrounded himself with a circle of other writers and artists, as talented and unforgettable as he was. Here, a few of them share their work in tribute to our friend Marlon Evans.
August 30, 2009
SCROLL DOWN! for new writing by ! Ryan Bartlett ! Steffi Drews ! Bhanu Kapil !
THANKS SO MUCH, for reading and writing and Trevor for bringing us these poems; I hope you all like the way they look! +V
July 25, 2009
SCROLL DOWN FOR NEW WRITING BY Jack Morgan ! Elizabeth Terrazas ! Lukas Champagne ! Alisa Heinzman ! John Kusper !
NEXT MONTH GUEST CURATOR Trevor Calvert!
MAURICE BURFORD ! SHARON ZETTER ! BEN PRICKETT ! and this months currator SARA MUMOLO ! Thanks Sara and thanks for Reading +V.
June 20, 2009
*******2009 BAY AREA POETRY MARATHON*******
“An ear and mind opener… this event delivers the real thing: edgy stuff, poetry with a real bite!” –SAN FRANCISCO MAGAZINE
Come hear poetry by: ME * SAMANTHA GILES * CAROLINE GOODWIN * OWEN HILL * SARA MUMULO * ERIC OLSON * STEPHEN VINCENT * DELLA WATSON * JESSICA WICKENS at THE LAB, 2948 16th Street (@ Capp), San Francisco *1 block from the Mission BART stop*
Scroll Down for this months writing brought to us by Craig Santos Perez and come back for guest curators Sara Mumolo, Saturday June 27th and Trevor Calvert, Saturday August 29th. Also, look out for some new Pages! As always, looking for new writing.
Thanks Craig :]
April 25, 2009
April 7, 2009
GILLIAN AND I ARE LOOKING FOR PAGES TO READ. CHECK OUT OUR SUBMISSIONS PAGE AND SEND US SOME +V
February 28, 2009
The next installment of Back Room Live ! On Line ! is ready to be read. Many of you are used to this event happening at Mc Nally’s in Oakland Ca. Now, thanks to free blogs! you can check out the NEW multi-genre blogging series Back Room Live, right here! If you are a writer who would like to join the series, I’ll be posting the work of 4 new people the last Saturday of every month at 7pm. So check out the site to see what we’re posting and what we’re looking to post. Scroll down to see this month’s poetry and script!
Welcome to the debut posts for BRL Saturday Night! Featuring the writing of Veronica Carlos-Landa ! Jenny Drai ! Sarah Garrigan !
February 1, 2009
Scroll past this months post to read the bios of each of the writers. Thanks so much for logging on +V.
January 1, 2009
Veronica Carlos-Landa is a Mexican-American poet who has lived in California all of her life and never plans to leave. She received her BA from UC Berkeley and her MFA from St. Mary’s College. Vero, as her friends affectionately call her, also teaches, learns, loves, sews, knits, and loves to drink beer.