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April 20th: Krystal Languell at O, Miami

April 20th: Krystal Languell at O, Miami

O, Miami, a biannual month-long poetry festival that takes place all over Miami, FL this April. This year's festival has an event on April 20th with Krystal Languell. Here are the details:   

When: April 20 - 8 p.m.
What: O, Miami: Herbal Poem Night
 >>> Lester's Miami 2519 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL 33127
Who: Krystal Languell, Caroline Cabrera, Dan Magers
Info: Dan Magers (Birds, LLC), Krystal Languell (BlazeVox) and Florida's own Caroline Cabrera (H_NGM_N) read on 4/20.

Find out more about O, Miami here: 
Real More about Krystal Languell''s book, Call the Catastrophists, here.

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BlazeVOX @ AWP 2013


BlazeVOX @ AWP 2013
Hot Dog, I'll see you in Boston! 
Geoffrey Gatza

Hurray! I will be going to AWP but without a table or booth. Apparently I was 6 months too late to sign up for either. It's a great sign that this will be an event not to miss. I will be presenting at a panel on the future of the small press. Information is below. I will be roaming all around the book fair, attending panels and lurking in smoking area just outside the Hynes :-) So hurray, if you see me, jump on out and say hi! If time permits lets get coffee! I hope to meet as many people as I can. 

iPad Poetry Readings from AWP: 



So I lost out on setting up a poetry reading for BlazeVOX at AWP. But that is AOK, there is better technology out there than just a dirty bar in Boston :-) Our plan is to do short, 5 to 7 minutes, of poetry readings around the Hynes convention center for our webpage. I'll be recording poets during the event, so if you are interested, please let me know and I'll set up a schedule


If you are a BX author and will be at AWP and should wish to do a reading, email me at editor@blazevox.org or give a call and we'll meet up and read from your book, you can read new poems too. Hurray! 

Geoffrey's Panel on the Future of the Small Press 

Cooperative Publishing and the Future of the Small Press

Date: Thursday, March 7

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Location: Room 306, Hynes Convention Center 

R180. Cooperative Publishing and the Future of the Small Press. (Martin Woodside, Derick Burleson, Jacqueline Kudler, Chris Baron, Geoffrey Gatza) Traditional literary publishing is being upended by new developments in media and technology. In this panel, representatives from Sixteen Rivers, City Works, BlazeVOX, and Calypso Editions discuss the role cooperatives have, may, and will play in the shifting publishing landscape. The panel explores how various cooperative models help reimagine ways for the 21st-century small press to thrive, sustain literary communities, introduce new writers, and keep great literature in circulation. Learn More
AWP Book Fair - Half Off New Titles

Since we will not have a table we have or a reading in a physical location, we have an online booth now set up. We have 24 titles now available at half off their normal rate. Come on over and read from this great list of books. And we'll ship them to you. You don 't have to lug home a box of heavy books, let us bring them to you!  Learn More


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Clayton Eshleman reads from The Jointure on the The Joe Milford Poetry Show


Be sure to check out the Joe Milford Poetry Show this friday at 3PM to hear Clayton Eshleman read from The Jointure


Clayton Eshleman’s most recent publications include The Complete Poetry of César Vallejo (University of California Press, 2007), The Grindstone of Rapport / A Clayton Eshleman Reader (Black Widow Press, 2008), Anticline (Black Widow Press, 2010), Solar Throat Slashed (a translation of Aimé Césaire’s Soleil cou coupé, with A. James Arnold, Wesleyan University Press, 2011), An Anatomy of the Night (BlazeVOX Press, 2011), and Endure (a selected translations of Bei Dao, with Lucas Klein, Black Widow Press, 2011). Eshleman is the first poet to realize a huge, researched, and imaginative project, in prose and poetry, on Ice Age cave art: Juniper Fuse: Upper Paleolithic Imagination & the Construction of the Underworld (Wesleyan University Press, 2003). He was also the founder and editor of Caterpillar magazine (1967-1973) and Sulfur magazine (1981-2000). He continues to live with his wife Caryl in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Book Information:

· Paperback: 42 pages

· Binding: Perfect-Bound

· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 

· ISBN: 978-1-60964-109-2

Buy it at Amazon here

The Jointure by Clayton Eshleman Book Preview

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She, A BLUEPRINT by Michelle Naka Pierce and Sue Hammond West

SHE, A BLUEPRINT: The Exhibition

Michelle Naka Pierce (text)

Sue Hammond West (image)

with Marc Devine (tech)


June 11 – August 1, 2012
Please come to the reception:
Tuesday, June 19
from 5:15 – 7:15 p.m.
gallery hours . mon - sun 9 – 6

Naropa University . Lincoln Gallery
2130 Arapahoe Avenue
Boulder . CO . 80302
303 . 245 . 4637

She, A Blueprint . $25.

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Boog City presents BlazeVOX [books]


Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

BlazeVOX [books]
(Buffalo, N.Y.)

Fri., March 9, 7:00 p.m. sharp, free

Sidewalk Café
94 Ave. A
Event will be hosted by
BlazeVOX editor and publisher
Geoffrey Gatza

Featuring readings from

Geoffrey Gatza
Barbara Henning
Aimee Herman
Michael Kelleher
Krystal Languell

and music from

Christy Davis
Julie Delano & Gold
Leslie Graves

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

booked by Geoffrey Gatza, music booked by Christy Davis.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum


**BlazeVOX [books]

BlazeVOX [books] presents innovative fictions and wide ranging fields of contemporary poetry. Their books push at the frontiers of what is possible with their innovative poetry, fiction, and select non-fiction and literary criticism. Their fundamental mission is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large.

BlazeVOX [books] seeks to publish the innovative works of the greatest minds writing poetry today, from the most respected senior poets to extraordinarily promising young writers. They select for publication only the highest quality of writing on all levels regardless of commercial viability. Their outlets of publication strive to enrich cultural and intellectual life, and foster regional pride and accomplishments.

BlazeVOX [books] consciously acquires a collection of titles providing focus, continuity, and a basis for the development of future publications. Through the publication of works of significance, BlazeVOX [books] is committed to the dissemination of knowledge.

*Performer Bios*

**Christy Davis

Christy Davis has been playing drums in bands since the ’80s, spanning a wide variety of projects, including Reverend Billy & His Stop Shopping Choir, Rebecca Moore, Mold, and Kansas State Flower. Christy has recently been stepping out from behind the drum set to perform her own songs while still playing with her most recent collaborative effort Gatos de Sensei.

**Geoffrey Gatza

Geoffrey Gatza is the editor and publisher of the small press BlazeVOX. The fundamental mission of BlazeVOX is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large. Gatza has received awards from the Fund for Poetry and a Boomerang Award. He is the author of many books of poetry, including Secrets of my Prison House, Kenmore: Poem Unlimited, and Not So Fast Robespierre (Menendez Publishing). His writings for children includes HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children, and Kindle books, A Rocket Full of Pie and The Diamond who wanted to be a Ruby. He is also the author of the yearly Thanksgiving Menu-Poem Series, a book length poetic tribute for prominent poets, now in it's tenth year. He is a CIA trained chef, a former Marine, a lifelong Sherlockian, and an avid philatelist. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y. with his girlfriend and two beloved cats.

**Julie Delano & Gold

Gold is the solo project of bassist, singer, and songwriter Julie DeLano. In this project she adds angelic and demonic harmonies and drum beats to her sparse songwriting.

**Leslie Graves

Leslie Graves is the singer in They Would be Happy People, an improvisational art rock group at work on a new LP. She plays solo as well and released an album last year called Let it Take You.

**Barbara Henning

Barbara Henning is the author of two novels, You, Me and the Insects and Black Lace. Her books of poetry include My Autobiography, Detective Sentences, Love Makes Thinking Dark, and Smoking in the Twilight Bar, as well as numerous chapbooks and a series of photo-poem pamphlets. A collection of prose and poetry, Cities & Memory, is forthcoming from Chax Press. She's a native Detroiter and a long time New York City resident.

**Aimee Herman

Aimee Herman, a queer performance poet, has been featured at various New York venues including the Happy Ending Lounge, Dixon Place, Wow Café Theatre, Perch Café, One & One Bar, Public Assembly, and Sidewalk Café. She has performed at reading/performance series such as: In the Flesh erotic salon, Hyper Gender, Sideshow: Queer Literary Carnival, Mike Geffner Presents: The Inspired Word, and Red Umbrella Diaries. Her poetry can be found in Clean Sheets, Cliterature Journal, InStereo Press, Sound Zine, Pregnant Moon Review, and/or journal, Polari Journal, and Sous Le Pavre. She can also be read in you say. say. and hell strung and crooked (Uphook Press), Focus on the Fabulous: Colorado LGBT Voices (Johnson Books), Best Women’s Erotica 2010 (Cleis Press), Best Lesbian Love Stories 2010 (Alyson Books), Nice Girls, Naughty Sex (Seal), Women in Lust (Cleis), and The Harder She Comes: Butch Femme Erotica (Cleis Press). She works as an erotica editor for Oysters & Chocolate. She can be found writing poems on her body in Brooklyn.

**Michael Kelleher

Michael Kelleher is the author of two collections of poems, both from BlazeVOX [books], Human Scale and To Be Sung. His poems and essays have appeared at the Poetry Foundation website, The Brooklyn Rail, Ecopoetics, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and others. With Ammiel Alcalay he runs OlsonNow, a project (events and a blog) dedicated to the poetry and poetics of Charles Olson. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y., where he works as artistic director of Just Buffalo Literary Center.

**Krystal Languell

Krystal Languell was a semi-finalist for the 2010 University of Akron Press Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2011 National Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fairy Tale Review, and DIAGRAM among other journals, and was anthologized in the 2010 edition of Best of the Web. Founder of the feminist literary magazine Bone Bouquet, she serves as a collaborative board member for the Belladonna* Series as well as editor-in-chief at Noemi Press. She teaches composition at York College in Queens and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She lives in Brooklyn, where she also co-curates the HOT TEXTS Reading Series.


Directions: F/V to 2nd Ave., L to 1st Ave.
Venue is at E.6th St.

Next event:

Tues. March 27 @ ACA Galleries
Flying Guillotine Press
(Denver | Rosslyn, Va.)

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
330 W. 28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
For event and publication information:
http://boogcity.com/ <http://welcometoboogcity.com/>
T: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)
Twitter: @boogcity
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