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Thanksgiving Menu Poem - 2012

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11th Annual Thanksgiving Menu Poem 

Hurray! You are invited to our 11th Annual Thanksgiving Day Menu Poem, this year we are honoring Bill Berkson. This is an online poetry project which you can enjoy at home with your computer and family! Hurray!   
Thanksgiving Menu Poem 2012

Guest of Honor: Bill Berkson


ONLINE EVENT - stay at home with your computer and families


Happy Thanksgiving,


Hurray! Happy Thanksgiving and you are cordially invited to attend this year's Thanksgiving Menu Poem 2012, featuring Guest of Honor: Bill Berkson.


This is the eleventh Thanksgiving Menu-Poem and we are celebrating the great poet and art critic Bill Berkson. For two thousand and twelve we are celebrating with a twelve-course meal over twelve hours. This is a book length poetry project matched with haute cuisine, including a full biography of Bill Berkson with poems, links to more poems, reviews and interviews. Hurray, what more could you want!


The whole project is live now, so be sure to come and have a feast. Please feel free to invite your family, friends, and colleagues.



Online Event Info:
Date: Today, Thanksgiving Day, Right Now

Time: All day and will be up for the rest of the year

Online Address: 



 Be sure to read our Thanksgiving Menu Poems Past:


            Keith and Rosmarie Waldrop 2011

            David Shapiro 2010

            C. D. Wright 2009

            Anne Waldman 2008

            Ron Silliman 2007

            John Ashbery 2006

            Robert Creeley 2005

            Kent Johnson 2004

            Forrest Gander 2003

            Charles Bernstein 2002


Can Geoffrey Gatza Really Cook? Find out here :-)





Best, Geoffrey


Geoffrey Gatza

Editor  &  Publisher


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BlazeVOX [books] presents innovative fictions and wide ranging fields of contemporary poetry. Our books push at the frontiers of what is possible with our innovative poetry, fiction and select non-fiction and literary criticism. Our fundamental mission is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large. We seek to publish the innovative works of the greatest minds writing poetry today, from the most respected senior poets to extraordinarily promising young writers. We select for publication only the highest quality of writing on all levels regardless of commercial viability. Our 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.

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Continental Drifts by Cheryl Pallant Reviewed by Third Factory

Check out this fine set of five reviews on Third World by Sarah Rosenthal. Cheryl's appears near the bottom of the page. Here is a small snipet of the article. 

Cheryl Pallant | Continental Drifts | BlazeVOX | 2012

The long lines in Cheryl Pallant’s Continental Drifts dash, dip, twist, double back and leap ahead, enacting simultaneously the groundedness gravity demands and the instability wrought by the law of constant change. “Adrift I am sands to shore, fire to ice, bones tendoning tendencies.” Pallant’s background in dance feels evident here; these poems are ready for a session of seasoned, rough-and-tumble contact improv between a constantly filling and emptying “I” and “you”: “Who follows whom can or may situate her or himself. Together or alone lifts cup to drink. We or I romp in a field or flatter yet, a pain.” A heightened awareness of limits—”After this there is no other”—leads to a fearlessness that invigorates: “Space opens like a book yet to be written.”


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Like tectonic plates drifting apart and colliding, Cheryl Pallant’s language in Continental Drifts shatters into microcosmic worlds and re-coalesces into new contours, expressing desire afresh. The ceaseless motion of destruction and re-alignment, of fertility and quiescence, is also the engine that propels speech into meanings yet just as soon incinerates them. In Pallant’s exquisitely musical streams of thought, forces in different realms coincide: “Hormones flow as insistently as magma.” But such sympathetic vibrations belie a restless instability at the heart of phenomena, and Pallant’s poetry shape-shifts to reveal the dialogue among energies that beget and erase. Continental Drifts simultaneously offers “a handful of earth and emptiness” and opens up within silence a rich realm whose core is “ripe beyond perishable, ache beyond blossom.”

—Camille Martin

Cheryl Pallant is the author of several poetry books, chapbooks, a collaboratively written poetry book, and a nonfiction book on dance. Poetry, fiction, and nonfiction have been anthologized and published in numerous online and print journals in the United States and abroad. She has taught writing and dance at University of Tulsa, Keimyung University (in S. Korea), University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University. She lives in Richmond VA.

Book Information:

· Paperback: 118 pages

· Binding: Perfect-Bound

· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 

· ISBN: 978-1-60964-085-9


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