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Three Doors Down Press

posted Sep 23, 2009, 5:09 PM by Michael Aiken   [ updated Sep 23, 2009, 5:24 PM ]

Three doors down is a new micro press based in Sydney, NSW.

We are currently looking for contributors to our ongoing pollet series, The other feet.

The other feet appears bi-annually in July and January and is currently distributed in the US and Australia.

Interested parties should email

Previously published material and simultaneous submissions welcome.

Visit for more info.


posted Sep 16, 2009, 3:27 PM by John Tranter

Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin, translated by Maxine Chernoff and Paul Hoover, has just won the PEN USA Translation Award.
Maxine Chernoff and Paul Hoover will receive the award and a $1,000 cash prize at the PEN USA Awards Ceremony in Beverly Hills, CA, on December 2nd.
Hölderlin, Friedrich
translated by Maxine Chernoff & Paul Hoover
Selected Poems of Friedrich Hölderlin
496 pages (6 x 9 paper)
German on facing pages
ISBN: 9781890650353

for more info, or to order:

"perfect contemporary pitch"  - Rosmarie Waldrop
"aptly embodies scholarly authority"  - Robert Alter
"elegant & fluid translations"  - Pierre Joris
"This is a book to be treasured."  - John Ashbery

This week on Omnidawn's Blog

posted Sep 6, 2009, 9:30 PM by John Tranter

This week on Omnidawn's Blog, we continue our POETRY FEATURE with a poem by George Kalamaras.

You will find this week's feature at

All previous Features remain available. Look to the right of the blog page (below "Review" lists), and click on any name under "Poetry Features, Video Features, NWF Review Features, Interview Features, and Bay Area Lit Scene Features" to access them.

New from BookThug at

posted Sep 6, 2009, 8:54 PM by John Tranter   [ updated Sep 6, 2009, 9:00 PM ]

Expeditions of a Chimaera poetry by Oana Avasilichioaei & Erín Moure
96 pages; 6x8 inches; paperback 1 897388 47 0 | 978 1 897388 47 0 $20.00 poetry

Expeditions of a Chimæra is dialogic. Four pairs of hands try their luck at a game of cards. Nearby, questions sit, waiting to be asked. These expeditions are not progressions but digressions; they are translational in their effort to pull the author, kicking and screaming, out of the hat of authorial impossibilities.

Oana Avasilichioaei is a poet and translator who transformed the landscape of Vancouver's Hastings Park into an acclaimed book of poems, feria: a poempark (2008). She has translated Nichita St_nescu from Romanian, Louise Cotnoir and Geneviève Desrosiers from French, created visual textworks for galleries in Montreal and Vancouver, and has performed her work in Canada, the US, Mexico and Europe. Her first book, Abandon (2005) has been translated into Spanish as Abandono and will soon appear in Mexico City.

Erín Moure has written a dozen books of poetry, most recently O Cadoiro (2007). Her 2005 Little Theatres was shortlisted for the Griffin Prize, Pat Lowther Memorial Award and the GGs; it won the AJM Klein Prize, made the Globe 100, and was translated into Galician as Teatriños (Galaxia, 2007). Her translation of Galician poet Chus Pato's Charenton came out in 2007 from Shearsman (UK) and BuschekBooks (Ottawa) and her translation of Pato's m-Talá will soon appear from the same presses. :::::::::: New from BookThug at

The Rose Concordance poetry by Angela Carr

96 pages; 5x8; paperback 1 897388 46 2 | 978 1 897388 46 4 $18.00 poetry

In The Rose Concordance, Angela Carr sets up the rules for a game and then breaks them. The poems trace a constellation of fountains, whose waters lap from an erotic medieval poem through contemporary art and film. Like fountains, these poems resist any one enduring shape or reading. Carr's first book, Ropewalk, is an underground classic of highwire suspension, and her second, the rose concordance, is a fountain garden that invites the reader to tarry, and drink.

Angela Carr is a writer and translator, based in Montréal. Her first book of poetry, Ropewalk, was published in 2006. Recent writings have appeared in The Capilano Review, Dandelion, Jacket, Matrix, Open Letter, and in the collective publication Translating Translating Montreal.
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declining america poetry by Rob Budde
104 pages; 6x9; paperback 1 897388 44 6 | 978 1 897388 44 0 $18.00 poetry

declining america by Rob Budde, is a series of long poems which depict "america" not as a nation but as a linguistic strategy that most of the planet engages with. The long poems range from overtly political ("my american movie") to language-based ("software tracks"). Many of the poems were written while traveling America (the nation) while reading Jean Baudrillard's America (the book) but also with the view that the cultural imperialism of the United States has rendered Canada 'America' (the regime).

Rob Budde teaches creative writing at the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George. He has published seven books (poetry, novels, interviews, and short fiction), his most recent book being Finding Ft. George, a book of poetry from Caitlin Press. Find him at
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Copenhagen Fiction by Katrine Marie Guldager Translated form the Danish by P.K. Brask

112 pages; 5.8 inches; paperback 1 897388 43 8 | 978 1 897388 43 4 $20.00 Fiction

Copenhagen is a collection of 11 short stories that map the city of København through their own subtle intertextuality. Each story is named for a different location within the urban landscape, and these sites become part of a structural network through which its citizens move, their lives brushing up against each other but without ever connecting. At first glance, these criss-crossing narratives might appear like moral criticism, yet are thwarted for an exploration of the trails and byways of the text and the city, leading us to unexpected places and even to a place where consciousness, both social and poetic, become the city and the text, both isolated and connected, both orchestrated and restless. Guldager's tales exude what was for Goethe the core of the short story: "the unheard-of event."

Katrine Marie Guldager (born 1966) has worked with poetry and prose and has proven herself in both genres to be a pioneering, form- shattering, poetic original. Guldager received a graduate-level degree in Danish from the University of Copenhagen in 1994 and made her debut that same year with her collection of poetry, Dagene skifter hænder (The Days Change Hands). Guldager attended Forfatterskolen (The Danish Writers' School) in Copenhagen. She belongs to the '90s generation in Danish Literature and has become one of its most prominent and personal voices. In 1995, she published a collection of poetry entitled Styrt (Crash) which was translated into English in 1999. Guldager's latest book is a collection of short stories entitled København (Copenhagen).
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posted Aug 31, 2009, 5:11 PM by John Tranter

Britain: Poetry Kit Review of Poetry:
I am launching another newsletter from Poetry Kit alongside our other regular newsletters. The new newsletter will contain reviews and recommendations of books of or about poetry or occasionally another book of interest. Reviews will be short and in the region of 200 words, though in each edition there will be a longer one and some shorter. This is an open call for submissions, and I would like to invite submissions of any reviews of books that you would like to recommend. Please do not send reviews of your own books. 3rd party reviews only.

The Big Issue In The North first annual poetry competition inspired by National Poetry Day. Entry costs £2 per poem money raised going to helping support our vendors through their transition into a safer and healthier lifestyle. The competition is to be judged by Mandy Coe, Jim Bennett and Steve Anderson. Winning entries will be published in the magazine and read by thousands, there will be a presentation events where poems can be read along with books and CD prizes. You get the fame and the glory, our vendors get a step closer to a home of their own. Visit to submit your entries. Deadline: 8th October

PK NIGHT OF WORLD POETRY Saturday 17th October 2009 The PK Poets come to Liverpool for a celebration of all that is great in poetry. Poets are attending from around the world, this will be an amazing night. The Fly in the Loaf, 45 Hardman Street, Liverpool This is a ticket only event - tickets free from info[at]

Eileen Myles book parties

posted Aug 29, 2009, 3:38 PM by John Tranter


NEW YORK BOOK PARTY ARTBOOK@X 548 W 22nd St. Thurs. September 10th, 7-9PM

PARACHUTE: THE CONEY ISLAND PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL @the New York Aquarium by the Alien Stingers exhibit Sun. September 13th, 6:30 pm

SPOONBILL & SUGARTOWN 218 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn Tues. September 15th, 8pm

UNNAMEABLE BOOKS (w/ Joan Larkin) 600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn Fri. September 18th, 7:30 PM

SKYLIGHT BOOKS 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles Sun. September 20th, 5PM

ADVANCING FEMINIST POETICS CONFERENCE @ CUNY GRAD CENTER (w/ Kathleen Fraser, Erica Hunt & everyone) 365 5th Ave Thurs. September 24th, 7:30-9PM

L.A. BOOK PARTY @ CHINA ART OBJECTS (w/ Maggie Nelson) 933 Chung King Road Fri. October 9th, 8PM

Rain Taxi

posted Aug 21, 2009, 4:42 PM by John Tranter
The Online Edition of Rain Taxi grows to encompass the globe. Read an exclusive interview with poet and polemicist Jerome Rothenberg along with reviews of two of his recent tomes, and then scroll down for more international explorations: Irish short stories by Claire Keegan, Amazonian adventures from Werner Herzog, and a new anthology of contemporary poetry from practically everywhere -- 400 poets, 60 countries, and 40 languages in translation. All this and more is waiting for you here!
          Sincerely yours,
                         The Rain Taxi Drivers

La Otra Revista

posted Aug 20, 2009, 5:57 PM by John Tranter

<> *La Otra-Gaceta 29, agosto 2009* *Presentación: *Margarito Cuéllar: El ayer será mañana* José Ángel Leyva Margarito Cuéllar, Ciudad del Maíz, San Luis Potosí, México --dicen que no es ciudad ni hay maíz--, es el lugar de nacimiento de este poeta que mudó de residencia muy temprano con su familia y un padre que le enseñó una diversidad de oficios de los cuales no heredó ninguno en concreto, excepto una visión de la vida movida por el cambio, por la búsqueda. Margarito es uno de los poetas mexicanos que he visto crecer con humildad ante su vocación literaria, sin aspavientos y con una sonrisa que evidencia un surtidor natural de poesía.

*Novedades Editoriales* *Ya están en circulación los siguientes libros de La Cabra Ediciones:* *Lo que pasó esto fue* de Eduardo Langagne con prólogo de Saúl Juárez. *Animal transparente* de Ferreira Gullar con prólogo de Alfredo Fressia. *Claudicación intermitente [antología]* de Jorge Enrique Adoum con prólogo de Jaime Labastida. *Guillermo Ceniceros. Setenta años* Género: Arte. *Libro del errante [antología]* de Jorge Boccanera con prólogo de Carlos María Domínguez.

*Jorge Enrique Adoum: El verbo latinoamericano* *Saúl Ibargoyen* Hace muchos años, entre 1978 y 1980, cuando con el poeta Jorge Boccanera preparamos tres volúmenes “casi” antológicos de la producción poética latinoamericana del siglo xx, bajo el sello pirático Editores Mexicanos Unidos, incluimos poemas de Jorge Enrique Adoum... Ver más<>

*Jorge Boccanera* El crítico canario Octavio Pineda escribe sobre *Palma Real*, libro ganador de Casa de América, España, en el 2008, del Argentino Jorge Boccanera Ver más... <>

*La Poesía de Augusto Dos Anjos (Brasil, 1884-1914)* Puede ser una sorpresa para algunos, pero el poeta brasileño más leído, más editado y probablemente más entrañable también, no pertenece al siempre revisitado parnaso de los “modernistas” locales. No será ni Manuel Bandeira, ni Carlos Drummond de Andrade ni João Cabral de Melo Neto. Ni siquiera Vinicius de Moraes. Ver más...

... and lots more!

Australian Literature & the Symbolist Movement

posted Aug 19, 2009, 5:27 PM by John Tranter

John Hawke: Australian Literature & the Symbolist Movement


Australian literature was never all billabongs and stockmen. Ahead of other English speaking cultures, Australia absorbed the Symbolist message freshly worked out in Paris-initially in Brennan's Bulletin pieces of the 1890s. Symbolism introduced a metaphysical, intellectual strand throughout the 20th century, visible in the work of Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright and Patrick White, and in the reactions of Hope and McAuley.

Review this book for Jacket:

WordTemple on KRCB

posted Aug 18, 2009, 4:02 AM by John Tranter   [ updated Aug 20, 2009, 6:03 PM ]

Wednesday, August 26, 7:00 p.m.  TRIBUTE SHOW to DAVID BROMIGE
Katherine Hastings presents a one-hour tribute to the late poet David Bromige.  The author of dozens of books and the recipient of many literary honors, David Bromige was also a former Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, a professor at Sonoma State University, and a mentor to many.  His experimental style and sharp wit translated to a large collection of work so varied that the poems could easily be mistaken as the work of many.  Born in London in 1933, Bromige died in Sebastopol in June of this year.  Participating in tonight's program will be his wife, Cecelia Belle, their daughter, Margaret, and others.  Recordings of Bromige reading his work will also be featured.
To listen to the program:
1)            Tune in to KRCB 91.1 FM
2)            Stream live at http://www.krcb/org/
3)            iTunes: Go to Radio/Public/KRCB
4)            Comcast Cable TV, Santa Rosa, Channel 961
REMEMBER: The WordTemple Poetry Series kicks off the Fall 09 season at its new location, the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa on Friday, September 11th.  The web site has just been updated.  Check it out here:

While you're at it:

House Used in Alfred Hitchcock's Photo © 2006 Maja Wood, licensed to
Much of Alfred Hitchcock's movie Shadow of a Doubt, written by Thornton Wilder, was filmed at this house on McDonald Ave, Santa Rosa. It was rare for Hitchcock to film interiors on location. But the movie was being made during World War II, and wood, as well as many other materials, was being rationed. So, Hollywood had to do without its elaborate sets. Hitchcock ended up spending three weeks in Santa Rosa. He grew so fond of the area that he later returned to Sonoma County to shoot The Birds at Bodega Bay. He also grew very fond of Shadow of a Doubt, and in interviews he referred to it as his favorite of all the films he made.

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