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Fall 2011

 



ISSN 1542-3123

 

Beyond the Sea

"Beyond the Sea"
Kallistos

he knows his choices. to look through the window out
to where a god is walking — the place where sunlight
meets the sea — or to become the window. we honor
him when we use him freely. ie gaze through windows…
"A Savior of Men," George Wallace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 13th, 7:00 pm

James Ragan, Christopher Merrill, Nathalie Handel and Meena Alexander
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center
Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street/ 2nd floor
The New School, NYC
FREE Admission

 

Saturday, April 14th, 1:00 pm

BigCityLit Reading
Flàvia Rocha and James Ragan
The Bloomingdale branch of The New York Public Library
150 West 100th Street b/t Amsterdam & Columbus
Host: Nick Johnson
Free Admission

 

Tract 187 Culture Clatch

Reading and musical event series
Features & open mike
Host: Ronnie Norpel
Ding Dong Lounge, 929 Columbus Ave.
@ 106th St. (B/C/#1 to 103)
Price: FREE! Happy Hour til 8!
When: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Tract187.com Live stream starts at 7:00 pm

 

Sunday Best Reading Series

Performances by fiction writers, poets, dramatists, memoir writers and spoken-word composers
The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens
Pinehurst Avenue and 183rd Street, New York, NY
http://sundaybestreadingseries.wordpress.com/
Sunday Best Curator, Patrizia Eakins, 212-923-7800, x1342

 

The Same

www.thesamepress.com

 

Call for submissions: Spring 2012

(Note: List is not restrictive nor preclusive of other themes.)
Epigrams; Moving/Motion; Dust; Corridors; Insects; Cemeteries; Smoking; Infanticide; Surrealism; Timepieces; Kites; Suicide; 'Lovesick'; Hands and Gloves; Wells; Windmills; and Small Town Wherewithal.  (Bolding indicates features which are scheduled to appear very soon.)
Consult Submissions for guidelines, Masthead for editorial policy.
Please query first on articles over 750 words.
Email: editors@nycBigCityLit.com.

 


In This Issue: Fall 2011



Poetry:

A Wild Surmise: This Fall's collection includes work by Cynthia Atkins, Emily Axelrod, Patricia Brody, Tina Chan, Philip Dacey, Evan Eisman, Cheryl J. Fish, Davidson Garrett, Karl D. Gluck, Joanne Grumet, Charlie Guzman, Shelley Hainer, Patrick Henry, Caroline Holme, Pamela A. Kavanaugh, Elena Kondracki, Dean Kostos, Richard Levine, John McKernan, Michael Morical, Ellen Peckham, Bertha Rogers, Carol Schoen, Jared Smith, Melinda Thomsen, Jim Tolan, George Wallace, Barry Wallenstein, Scott Ward, Thom Ward, Bruce Weber, Martin Willitts, Jr, and Amelia B. Winkler

 

Twelve:

Allen C. Fischer

 

Big City, Little:

Karl D. Gluck, Pardon Our Dust

 

Fiction:

Rob Bronstein, The Shop at the End of the Rainbow

Susan Tepper, Real Eyes

Roger Hitts, Rock Dude

 

Reviews:

Bertha Rogers' Heart Turned Back, reviewed by Melinda Thomsen

Lynn McGee on Pascal Petit's What the Water Gave Me, Poems After Frida Kahlo

Brant Lyon on Elizabeth Harrington's The Quick and the Dead

Tina Barr on Michele Wolf's Immersion

Patricia Carragon's URBAN HAIKU AND MORE: Haiku, Senruy, Hay(Na)Ku and other Unrhymed Tercet Poetry, reviewed by George Wallace

Christopher Locke, End of American Magic, reviewed by Rachel Bennett

Chocolate Waters, The Woman Who Wouldn't Shake Hands, reviewed by Linda Lerner

Brant Lyon's You Are White Inside, reviewed by Larissa Shmailo

 

Articles:

Richard Levine, Zuccotti Journal: Search and Witness

Valery Oisteanu, Letter from Europe

 

Essays:

Robin Puskas, Factory Made for You, and You, and You

Patrick Henry, Heavy Baggage Bound Eastwards

 

Bookshelf:

New Additions:

Philip Miller, The Ghost of Every Day

Thom Ward, Etcetera's Mistress, Accents Publishing, 2011

Michael T. Young, Living in the Counterpoint, Finishing Line Press, 2012

Melinda Thomsen, Field Rations, Finishing Line Press, 2011

 

CDs:

Timbila: Remembering the Future

 

Events:


Friday, April 13th, 7:00 pm

James Ragan, Christopher Merrill, Nathalie Handel and Meena Alexander
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center
Arnhold Hall
55 West 13th Street/ 2nd floor
The New School, NYC
FREE Admission

 

Saturday, April 14th, 1:00 pm

BigCityLit Reading
Flàvia Rocha and James Ragan
The Bloomingdale branch of The New York Public Library
150 West 100th Street b/t Amsterdam & Columbus
Host: Nick Johnson
Free Admission

 

Tract 187 Culture Clatch

Reading and musical event series
Features & open mike
Host: Ronnie Norpel
Ding Dong Lounge, 929 Columbus Ave.
@ 106th St. (B/C/#1 to 103)
Price: FREE! Happy Hour til 8!
When: 6:30 pm-9:00 pm, 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Tract187.com Live stream starts at 7:00 pm

 

Sunday Best Reading Series

Performances by fiction writers, poets, dramatists, memoir writers and spoken-word composers
The Lounge at Hudson View Gardens
Pinehurst Avenue and 183rd Street, New York, NY
http://sundaybestreadingseries.wordpress.com/
Sunday Best Curator, Patrizia Eakins, 212-923-7800, x1342

 

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Letters:

Big City Lit welcomes letters from its readers. Address correspondence to Editors@nycBigCityLit.com

 

Print Series:

All Print Series Suspended

 

Contests:

For the present, all Contests suspended.

 

Contributing Editors:

Martin Mitchell, Barry Wallenstein, James Ragan, Patrick Henry (UK), Diana Manister, Margo Berdeshevsky, George Wallace, Larissa Shmailo, Brant Lyon, Melinda Thomsen