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Spring 2011

 



ISSN 1542-3123

 

River Jiu

"River Jiu"

Think then of summer in its urgency,
The passion that spring makes no choice about.
Imagine the voice of an old mourning
Dove. She holds the world's forgiven beauty…
"Those Who Come For Time," Mary Legato Brownell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, June 4th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

BigCityLit Reading
Contributors to the 2011 Spring Issue
Host: Guest-Editor Martin Mitchell
The Bloomingdale branch
of the NYPL
150 West 100th Street
(b/t Amsterdam & Columbus)
Free admission

Featuring work by Mary Legato Brownell, Gretl Claggett, Margot Farrington,
Lesleigh Forsyth, David M. Katz, Gerry LaFemina, Lynn McGee, Charles Pierre, M.A. Schaffner and Wendy Sloan

 

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

 

Saturday, October 29th, 2011, 6:00 pm

Philip Miller Tribute
Cornelia Street Café
Host: Patricia Brody
29 Cornelia Street
b/t Bleecker & West 4th
Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

 

Philip Miller

Philip Miller
Photo by Bonnie Walker

In Memoriam
Philip Miller (1943-2011)

Philip Winn Miller, teacher, poet, husband and father, age 67, of Mt. Union, Pennsylvania, passed peacefully early Monday morning, February 14, 2011, at home with his family. Read more

HVG Sunday Best Reading Series, WASHINGTON HGTS FREE RADIO: April 2011 Broadcast of Philip Miller poems read by Patricia Brody and the music of Duo Fortuna

 







Robert Klein Engler Defense Fund

http://robertkleinenglerdefensefund.bbnow.org/index.php


Call for submissions: Fall 2011

(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 2011










Poetry:

Living Off Balance: This Spring's collection, guest-edited by Martin Mitchell, includes work by Robin Becker, Mary Legato Brownell, Gretl Claggett, Tony Connor, Margot Farrington, Gerald Fleming, Lesleigh Forsyth, David M. Katz, Gerry LaFemina, Kim Lasky, Lynn McGee, Philip Miller, Robert Minhinnick, Mary Noonan, Chris O'Carroll, Charles Pierre, Lisa Rhoades, M. A. Schaffner, Maurice Riordan, Neil Rollinson, David Romtvedt, Wendy Sloan, Matthew Sweeney, Gordon Walmsley and Gary J. Whitehead

 

Twelve (selected by Martin Mitchell):

Robin Becker & M.A. Schaffner

 

Big City, Little:

Patrick Henry, Song on Awaking

 

Interview:

Poet-to-Poet episodes are now on YouTube: Robert Dunn interviewing X. J. Kennedy

 

Fiction:

Ryan C. Christiansen, The Blower

Ann Bogle, Gerade rechts zum Volkszimmer

Mitch Levenberg, The Game Farm

 

Reviews:

Katie Phillips' Driving Montana, Alone, reviewed by Lynn McGee

Sarah White on Paul Oppenheimer's In Times of Danger

Estha Weiner's Transfiguration Begins at Home, reviewed by Susana H. Case

Fran Castan's Venice: City That Paints Itself, reviewed by Bonnie Walker

George Wallace on Veronica Golos' Vocabulary of Silence

 

Articles:

William Matthews: A Well Spoken, Worldly and Ironic Gentleman by Melinda Thomsen

Robert Klein Engler, Shirts of Flame: Poetry in the Space Age

 

Essays:

Bright Containers, by Quitman Marshall, from his unpublished collection of essays, Swampspirit.

Jared Smith, Seeking a Transrational Contemporary Postmoderism

 

Bookshelf:

New Additions:

Immersion, Michele Wolf

No Back Door, Mervyn Taylor

 

The music of Duo Fortuna: http://www.myspace.com/duofortuna

 

CDs:

Jeffrey Foucault: Horse Latitudes

 

Events:


Saturday, June 4th, 1:00 to 3:00 pm

BigCityLit Reading
Contributors to the 2011 Spring Issue
Host: Guest-Editor Martin Mitchell
The Bloomingdale branch
of the NYPL
150 West 100th Street
(b/t Amsterdam & Columbus)
Free admission

Featuring work by Mary Legato Brownell, Gretl Claggett, Margot Farrington,
Lesleigh Forsyth, David M. Katz, Gerry LaFemina, Lynn McGee, Charles Pierre,
M.A. Schaffner and Wendy Sloan

 

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

 

Saturday, October 29th, 2011, 6:00 pm

Philip Miller Tribute
Cornelia Street Café
Host: Patricia Brody
29 Cornelia Street
b/t Bleecker & West 4th
Cover $7 (includes one house drink)

 

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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.

 

Masthead Notes:

We welcome Melinda Thomsen as a Contributing Editor of the magazine.

 

Contributing Editors:

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