New Link: Eleven Eleven Journal

*check out the new issue of ELEVEN ELEVEN! Eleven Eleven is a biannual journal of literature and art based at California College of the Arts. The aim of the publication is to provide a forum for risk and experimentation and…

Poetry: Sarah Mangold

*Bright Fruit My inflection but it’s her sewing machine the original address contained walk from it a trick is the book the essence of the trip impersonating Arkansas They could summon only you moving furniture against the walls he refrained…

Poetry: Stephen Vincent

*from Sleeping With Sapphoby Stephen Vincent 4. ]heartless ]tentative ]I will not ]not for you ]darkness ] ]the footfall ] ]pure crimson ] 9. ] ] ] ]thoughtless]her sandals]]double-knotted]17. ]sleep ]without a face ] ] if yes, spring ]birth ]…

Bay Area Lit Scene: Moe’s Books

* Reviews Editor: Meg Hurtado The Scoop: Location: Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley CA 94704Main Store: (510) 849-2087Open 10am – 10pm every day Curator: Owen Hill Parking/Transportation: Wherever you can get it. There’s a garage at roughly Telegraph and…

Bay Area Lit Scene: Studio One

* Welcome to the Omnidawn Blog’s first Bay Area Lit Scene Feature, which will provide our readers with a report of exciting poetry readings in the Bay Area. These features are edited by Omnidawn intern, Meg Hurtado. Editor Bio: Meg…

Poetry: Shira Dentz

*to the equinoxtrees outside veins.spindles lacingsoon enough there’ll be leaves.start with phrases,a spray of branchesas the wind blowsis a bit coldantlers splay white sky.skin the riddle of trees,raised question marks.

OMNIDAWN POETRY CONTEST: LAST CALL!

Last Call!2009 Omnidawn Poetry Contest Judged by Ann Lauterbach Postmark Deadline: June 30 The 2009 Omnidawn Poetry Contest, judged by Ann Lauterbach, is Omnidawn Publishing’s second annual contest for a first or second full-length collection of poems by a poet…

Poetry: Nathan Parker

*The Journey Backafter Tolkien, Shelley, Nelson, Eastwood, Housman, Justice, Bishop Cradling my drunken brotherIn my broken arms I trackedThe last cloud on earth afterDeciding the last movie lackedCowboys. True, the river clipsWere something to behold.(write it!)Michael I love you and…

Brenda Iijima Interviews Tyrone Williams

* check out Brenda Iijima’s wonderful interview with Tyrone William. the interview, titled “An African-American Poetry/Poetics,” appears in Kaurab Online. Tyrone Williams, teaches literature and theory at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. An experimental poet of a rare breed, Tyrone…