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Assistant Professor, William Paterson University of New Jersey, United States

Monday, March 16, 2009

Triangulations...a local Reading Series Calendar

Here's a valuable new site for Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill readings and reading series info. Thanks to Chris Vitiello. Presenting: Triangulations.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Purchase A Limited Run Broadside from the First Raleigh So and So Series Reading (see Paypal link below).

Rachel Blau DuPlessis Broadside:

Elisa Gabbert Broadside:
Tony Tost Broadside:
All designs by Robin Vuchnich
Buy a limited edition Broadside here.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The So and So Reading Series!!!

Rachel Blau DuPlessis * Elisa Gabbert * Tony Tost

Saturday * February 21st * 8pm * Morning Times * 8 E. Hargett Street * Raleigh, NC

The on-going long poem project of Rachel Blau DuPlessis begun in 1986, is collected in Torques: Drafts 58-76 (Salt Publishing, 2007) as well as in Drafts 1-38, Toll (Wesleyan U.P., 2001) and Drafts 39-57, Pledge, with Draft unnnumbered: Précis (Salt Publishing, 2004). Pitch: Drafts 77-95 is forthcoming. In 2006, two books of her innovative essays were published: Blue Studios: Poetry and Its Cultural Work on gender and poetics, along with reprinting of the ground-breaking The Pink Guitar: Writing as Feminist Practice, both from University of Alabama Press. In 2002 she was also awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, in 2007, a residency for poetry at Bellagio, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, and in 2008-09, an appointment to the National Humanities Center in North Carolina.. Her website is http://wings.buffalo.edu/epc/authors/duplessis

Elisa Gabbert is the poetry editor of Absent. Her recent poems have appeared in Colorado Review, Diagram, Eleven Eleven, Meridian, Pleiades, Typo and Washington Square. A chapbook, Thanks for Sending the Engine, is available from Kitchen Press. She is also the author, with Kathleen Rooney, of Something Really Wonderful (dancing girl press, 2007) and That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness (Otoliths Books, 2008). Their collaborations can be found in Boston Review, Caketrain, jubilat, No Tell Motel and other journals.

Tony Tost is the author of Complex Sleep (Iowa 2007), World Jelly (Effing 2005) and Invisible Bride (LSU 2004). He lives in Durham, NC with Leigh and Simon.

Broadsides of the poets' work, designed by Robin Vuchnich, will be available.

Friday, January 16, 2009

The So and So Series booked for 2009!

We'd like to re-introduce The So and So Reading Series, a quarterly reading and design endeavor soon to be launched in downtown Raleigh (having been transplanted from its Boston origins). So and So seeks to fill Raleigh's poetry void by bringing in both national and regional poets. See the blog at http://thesoandsoseries.blogspot.com/.

Christopher Salerno and Chris Tonelli will run the series and edit the poetry element of Raleigh Quarterly.

The So and So series will coordinate with the new print journal, The Raleigh Quarterly (coinciding quarterly readings with RQ's issue launches). Raleigh Quarterly will print work from the visiting poets alongside visual pieces. Additional poems will be published online at http://www.raleighquarterly.com/. Additionally, So and So will collaborate with local artists and printers to create limited run broadsides of each poet's work.
*Readings will be held on Saturdays, 8pm, at The Morning Times Café on Hargett Street in Raleigh.

2009 Schedule thus far:

February 21

Tony Tost

Rachel Blau DuPlessis

Elisa Gabbert

May 16

Chris Vitiello

Justin Marks

Kate Pringle

August 15

Emily Frey

Jim Goar

Zach Schomburg

November 21

Kate Greenstreet

Farrah Field

John Gallaher