Way back on Day 3 of Versefest there was a woman’s slam performance. Kayla Fraser (left) organized and MCed the event where there was a roller coaster of arc with poets cycling from topic to topic on aspects of being female from dating, to assault or fear of, friendship and love, from politics to motherhood […]
A cento is a poem form where you also don’t use any of your own words. You have stacks of books that get passed around and perhaps on a 5 minute or 15 minute timer you grab and transcribe on your page. The object is to pull what stands out verbatim and move to the […]
It has arrived(!), beautiful little thing it is. Hand-bound in an edition of 100 by the talented Mr. Anstee. You can get Minutiae by Nelson Ball and a few other Apt. 9 Press titles via Etsy including William Hawkins, Leah Mol and an interview on the history of above/ground press.
Often when a feature reader comes from out of town to present at the Tree Reading Series they remark something along the lines of: that was a fantastic open mic. Usually you have to suffer through those but I got something out of each reader. Back in 2009 Rod Pederson was the director at Tree […]