Thursday, September 17, 2020
Saturday, September 12, 2020
The Collidescope features three chapters from Autobiography of a Book.
The chapters posted on Sept 7, and editor George Salis found fun anthropomorphic book paintings by Jonathan Wolstenholme to accompany them.
Saturday, September 05, 2020
Quiet Lightning and California State Parks present:
The 6th annual Poetry in Parks!
Monday, 07 September at 7 PM – 8:30 PM
online via Zoom
This is a free event, but RSVP is required. RSVP here: https://app.gopassage.com/events/poetry-in-virtual-parks
A live literary mixtape in two sets, featuring readings by Elizabeth Burch Hudson, Ladan Khoddam-Khorasani, Robert Keim, Jeanie Ngo, Glenn Ingersoll, Andre Le Mont Wilson, Brandon Henry, Jane Mauchly, Carla A. Hanson, Aleesha Lange, Deborah Bernhardt, Karisma Rodriguez, Sorcha Collister, Shirley Huey, Rohan DaCosta, Wood Reede, Alex Maceda, Doug Mathewson, and Elisa Salasin!
All selected authors will be paid and published in sPARKLE & bLINK 107 featuring cover art by Judit Navratil.
If you’d like a copy of the sPARKLE & bLINK book, featuring all selected writing and cover art by Judit Navratil, donate $15 (paypal or venmo); issue 107 will be mailed to you — plus a bonus back issue.
Thursday, August 27, 2020
followed by an open mic
reading starts at 7:30, Thursday, August 27
hosted by Phil Taggart
under the auspices of the EP Foster Library
the zoom room opens at 7
join Zoom Meeting – new zoom number
meeting ID: 960 750 1600
Ventura County Poetry Project, a weekly reading series in Southern California, has moved online during the covid-19 pandemic.
That makes it easier for me to join them! I will be reading from my Berkeley home.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Check out my listing at Poets & Writers: Glenn Ingersoll
Currently it’s pretty bare. No bio yet. Maybe tomorrow …
I’ve thought about having a listing at Poets & Writers since I found out there was such a thing. Years and years ago.
Once I even put together an application packet. I think this was before the internet, when you were required to send pages photocopied from magazines. I never submitted it. I’m not sure why.
Or, wait, was there a Poets & Writers directory pre-internet? I'm not sure. In the internet’s early days P&W could still have wanted the supporting documents hard copy. Literary culture hadn’t exploded online. Few literary magazines had a web presence, let alone posted poems or stories.
I am self-conscious about this sort of thing. Self-promotion vs. letting the work speak for itself. Maybe I didn’t finish the application process because I didn’t feel worthy. Maybe I was afraid the editors would reject the application because the magazines in which my poems had been published were too obscure. Maybe I was afraid that I would expect a listing to have some meaning, some consequence. If I got a listing and nothing came of it, nobody wrote, nobody called — would that hurt my feelings? Or was following through just too much bother? Not worth the cost of postage? Might there have been a charge to be listed back then?
This spring, what with the covid shutdown and the things-to-do list getting a few line-throughs, I looked up the latest version of the directory application. Like I said, I’ve thought about getting listed for years. The application has been made easy. If your stuff is up online — and the venue is one P&W officially recognizes (not “too obscure” or too vanity-press) — you just upload a link. Six links are required. The P&W directory editors review the application, then add your name to their database (or, I guess, don’t).
Once you’re in you can expand the listing with author photo and bio. I see there’s even an option to link to video.
If you have any suggestions for improving the listing, leave me a note in comments below. Or send me an email.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Otoliths #58, which includes chapters from Autobiography of a Book, is now available in a three-part print version.
Part one includes the Autobiography of a Book chapters.
lulu.com is offering a 15% discount through August 14 if you use the code PROSPER15.
Sunday, August 02, 2020
Otoliths includes three chapters from Autobiography of a Book
Otoliths is published out of Australia by editor Mark Young. Young describes his goals for Otoliths this way: The ezine should “contain a variety of what can be loosely described as e-things, that is, anything that can be translated (visually at this stage) to an electronic platform. If it moves, we won't shoot at it.”
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Wednesday, July 08, 2020
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Monday, June 08, 2020
[blog post updated 9/12/20]