- This weekend is Greenpoint Open Studios. Greenpoint Open Studios will feature over 90(!) participating artists and four galleries, including 1889, which I manage. So if you're in North Brooklyn, please come visit. Saturday night will be the opening reception, so that's a good day to visit, but we'll be open Friday as well.
- Failing GOS, you should definitely get thee to the ADFEMPO Gathering, a full-on symposium of feminist poetics and politics of literature. Visit the site for the full schedule. It looks mindblowingly awesome, and best of all, the registration is free, making this a truly inclusive and community-oriented event which academic conferences almost never are.
- I have both decided and finalized the readers for the first fall installment of Bushwick Reading Series. I have also put together a new website, which will tell you everything the old website told you BUT WITH UPDATES. The readers for October 10th will be Alexis Sullivan, Douglas Piccinnini, Christie Ann Reynolds, Garrett Burrell, and Martin Rock. Also, another thing I will be doing in the coming weeks is adding book recommendations from each reader, so please bookmark it -- this site is not going to be a dead thing.
- I recently took a look around my room and surveyed the poetry carnage -- books, books, more books, stacked and splayed, piled and stockpiled, mile high. From these books I took my discerning eye and curated a gleaming collection of recent reads for Read Write Poem. Read my list of whos and whys here.
- Rohin wrote an article about how that plunderous villain Perez Hilton sneakily passes ideas from the editor of Popjustice off as his own. He's now becoming famouser among alt-dailies than he's ever been, as they seek his opinion and drop his name as many times as I drop it like it's hot when I'm at the clubs (that's many, folks). Read the article here.
- Brooklyn Copeland has a gorgeous new free-to-read chapbook called Reunions. Read it and weep, weep, foolish mortals, for Brooklyn has always been and forever shall be.
- About the changing of the seasons. We've just passed Rosh Hashanah and are in the middle of Navratri. Despite the different cultures they come from, both holidays encourage periods of inward reflection. What does the fall make you think of? It makes me think of this weird thing I always used to call "the Halloween feeling." Living in Florida, that wasn't quite due to weather because it didn't really get cold there, but I'm pretty sure the time of year kind of gets to everyone. For me the Halloween feeling is kind of a nervous caffeinated-feeling edge that doesn't wear off until the cold settles in for good. I don't like it, but it makes me very, very productive.
- To it now that you follow through with this list.