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Spring 2008

 



ISSN 1542-3123

 

Tree

Elena Kondracki

Whoever is here should be quiet now.
Whoever's thoughts have drawn up a chart
to the headwaters of the self's image
should set it down.
Look - what if we're going nowhere?
What if time is our most famous fabrication?
Up there, somewhere, all our longings...


—Anne Coray, "Of the North"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, June 22, 2008 6:00 PM

BigCityLit Poets
Martin Mitchell, Host
The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
b/t Bleecker & West 4th)
Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Featuring poets from the Spring 2008 issue, including Lorna Knowles Blake, Clifford Browder, Suzanne Cleary,
Greg Delanty, Allen C. Fischer, Gabrielle LeMay, Kate Light, Gardner McFall, Samuel Menashe, Philip Miller, D. Nurkse,
Holly Posner, Ron Price, Bertha Rogers, Stephen Stepanchev, Mervyn Taylor, Rachel Wetzsteon, Alison Woods, and Michael T. Young

 

Monday, August 25, 2008 8:00 pm

Lyric Recovery & BigCityLit
The Living Theatre
21 Clinton Street Street
b/t Stanton & Houston)
New York, NY 10002
212-792-8050
George Dickerson, Nick Johnson, Diana Manister and Mark Nickels

 

Call for submissions: Fall 2008

(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: Spring 2008










Poetry:

Daylight Savings, Lucky Hours: This Spring’s collection, guest-edited by Martin Mitchell, includes work by Clifford Browder, Suzanne Cleary, Greg Delanty, Allen C. Fischer, Gabrielle LeMay, Kate Light, Gardner McFall, Samuel Menashe, Philip Miller, Holly Posner, Ron Price, Bertha Rogers, Stephen Stepanchev, Mervyn Taylor, Rachel Wetzsteon, Alison Woods, Robert Wrigley, and Michael T. Young.

Twelve features the poetry of Lorna Knowles Blake.

 

Big City, Little:

Hudson, Lori Desrosiers

 

Fiction:

Careen by Margaux Fragoso

What you might say to her: Thaddeus Rutkowski's Daughterly Advice

 

Essays:

Robert Klein Engler, The Architecture of Servitude in Chicago

The Left Bank Draws Those Going Against the Stream: An extract from Contributing Editor
Patrick Henry's autobiography A LIFE AD-LIB

 

Articles:

A Self-Interview by poet & songwriter David Francis: Utterance and Hum: The Difference Between Poem and Song
"Verse Rooted Like a Tree": The Cumbrian Poetry of Norman Nicholson, David Boyd

 

Reviews:

The Matter of the Casket, Poems by Thom Ward, reviewed by Donald Zirilli

Larissa Shmailo on Margo Berdeshevsky's But a Passage in Wilderness

Brant Lyon on JoAnne McFarland's Fossil Fuel

Caroline Noble Whitbeck's Our Classical Heritage: A Homing Device, reviewed by Kristina Marie Darling

Katherine E. Young's Gentling the Bones, reviewed by Janet McCann

 

Bookshelf:

New Additions:

A Cure For Suicide, Larissa Shmailo

Cynthia Atkins Psyche's Weathers, Suzanne Cleary Trick Pear

The Same (Philip Miller, Editor)

Pomegranate Seeds (Dean Kostos, editor), an anthology of Greek-American poetry

Three from Finishing Line Press: new books by Katherine E. Young, Maggie Schwed and Melinda Thomsen

 

CDs:

Music and spoken word by David Francis, Brant Lyon, and Barry Wallenstein.

 

Events:


Monday, November 24, 2008 6:00 PM

BigCityLit Reading
The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
b/t Bleecker & West 4th)
Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Featuring poets from the Fall 2008 issue, including Bertha Rogers, Marion Brown,
Gregory Crosby, George Dickerson, R. Nemo Hill, Richard Levine, Philip Miller,
Frank Murphy, Jane Ormerod, Ellen Peckham, John Marcus Powell, Sarah Sarai,
Larissa Shmailo, Hilary Sideris, Melinda Thomsen and Barry Wallenstein

 

Sunday, June 22, 2008 6:00 PM

BigCityLit Poets
Martin Mitchell, Host
The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street
b/t Bleecker & West 4th)
Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

Featuring poets from the Spring 2008 issue, including Lorna Knowles Blake, Clifford Browder, Suzanne Cleary,
Greg Delanty, Allen C. Fischer, Gabrielle LeMay, Kate Light, Gardner McFall, Philip Miller, Holly Posner,
Ron Price, Bertha Rogers, Stephen Stepanchev, Mervyn Taylor, Rachel Wetzsteon, Alison Woods, and Michael T. Young

{Check-in for future events}

 

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.

 

Masthead Notes:

As we say good-bye to those no longer with us, we are pleased to announce new contributing editors Martin Mitchell, George Wallace and Barry Wallenstein; regular contributor Allen C. Fischer; and Associate Editor Elena Kondracki.

 

Contributing Editors:

Martin Mitchell, Barry Wallenstein, James Ragan, Patrick Henry (UK), Diana Manister, Philip Miller, Margo Berdeshevsky, George Wallace, Larissa Shmailo