Monday, October 15

A really wonderful Book of Ocean Review

From Mark Wallace

I'm really pleased about his attention to the coherence edge. One of my major concerns is how far can you push words, a line, or an idea and have both cohere and teeter into incoherence.

Tuesday, September 25

Goings on in Portland

I'm thrilled to see so many readings to go to, especially ones I don't have a hand in organizing. It looks like an exciting October

Spare Room Readings

Michael Kelleher,Katherine Fraser, September 30th

Patrick Durgin, Jen Hofer, Dolores Dorantes, & Jesse Seldess, October 19th

Tangent Occasional Reading Series Curators Jules Boykoff, Rodney Koeneke, Kaia Sand

Jim Dine, Vincent Katz & Diana Michener, October 13th, Clinton Street Cafe

Sarah Anne Cox, Dana Teen Lomax October 20th The Press Club, 2621 SE Clinton Street

Loggernaut Reading Series

Diana Abu-Jaber, Rebecca Brown, and Ehud Havazelet, October 10th

And Chris Piuma will be reading in Dan Raphael’s I Love Mondays Series October 9

If you know of anything else, let me know, and I'll add!

Friday, August 31

Reading at Cushing Street Poetry, Tucson


a reading by


8:00 pm, Thursday, September 6th, 2007

at Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant, on the patio
198 W. Cushing Street
in Tucson, Arizona

just south of Tucson Convention Center
1 block east of Main Street

admission is FREE

The Cushing Street Poetry Series is sponsored by Chax Press, POG, & Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant.

POG & CHAX PRESS events are sponsored in part by grants from the Tucson/Pima Arts Council, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Please call Chax Press at 520-620-1626, or email
chax@theriver. com, for more information. Do not inquire until June 19, please.


Arpine Konyalian Grenier holds graduate degrees from the American University of Beirut and the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, New York. Her work has appeared in How2, Columbia Poetry Review, Sulfur, The Iowa Review, Phoebe, Fence, Verse, Big Bridge and elsewhere, including several anthologies. She has repeatedly been chosen as finalist for the National Poetry Series and the Greg Grummer Award Competitions, has authored two volumes of poetry, and a chapbook is forthcoming from NeOpp Pepper Press.

Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Oregon, where she works as a freelance researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books),
Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD), and The Book of Ocean (i.e. press). Maryrose is part of Spare Room, a group of people who organize readings and other events in Portland and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. Her blog is at

Mark Salerno is the author of Hate (96 Tears Press), Method (The Figures) and So One Could Have (Red Hen Press). Method was a Finalist in the National Poetry Series. From 1993 to 1999, he edited Arshile: A Magazine of the Arts. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Chicago Review, Denver Quarterly, Exquisite Corpse, First Intensity and Talisman. He is the recipient of a Fund for Poetry award. His most recent book is Odalisque (SALT 2007), about which Michael Davidson has written,
"Salerno’s tightly wrought poems probe the interstices between seeming and being, between Hollywood and the stars, between 'desire and attendant clamor.' If Ingres had placed his Odalisque on the Sunset Strip, she might be looking at us through these poems. This is a completely original work by a serious, important poet."

Tuesday, August 21

Reading In Albany, CA

Evelyn Avenue Reading Series

08/26: Craig Perez and Maryrose Larkin

Sunday, beginning at 2pm

632 Evelyn Ave., Albany, CA 94706

Craig Perez is the co-founder of Achiote Press and the author of several chapbooks, essays, reviews and translations.

Maryrose Larkin, from Portland, Oregon, is co-editor of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook press, and one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland reading series.

The house is light gray with wisteria covering the front porch. Walk down the driveway on the left side of the house to the backyard gate (which will be on your right). Bring a jacket or sweater, as two large redwood trees in the yard can block the afternoon sun.

BART directions:
Take the Richmond-Fremont line to the El Cerrito Plaza station (the first station after North Berkeley). Exit and walk south, back towards Berkeley. You can walk back through the El Cerrito Plaza, or you can follow the BART tracks (there's a path under the tracks). Evelyn Ave is parallel to and one block below the train tracks. From the far south end of the shopping center walk two and a half blocks to the 600 block of Evelyn, between Garfield and Portland.

Thursday, July 26

Reviews and New Work

A very good review from Artvoice here
A less good review from Cold Front Mag.

---edited to add--a rebuttal of the Cold Front review by co-roomie Chris Piuma here

New work from the Late Winter 30 project at St. Elizabeth Street--There are 19 Late Winter 30s completed. I'm very happy to have work in the same magazine as my old friend Carolyn Guinzio

Sunday, July 22

First Book Interview

I'm interviewed as part of Kate Greenstreet's first book interview series here

Thursday, July 19

Annandale Dream Gazette

What if the dream is something else as well? Not individual, not a message from God or from the archetypes or from the soul. We hear Freudians speak of the language of dream, but what if dream is language, is language the way language is language: systematic, intentional, focused on saying something. What if dream is above all, exactly as language is, social. This is the aspect of the dream that is seldom considered, dream as arising from the speaking back into a community, a community of native dreamers (so to say).--ROBERT KELLY

Annandale Dream Gazette

Monday, July 16

Roberta Olson's Some Numerous Dwarf Rippings

7 X 7.5
Edition of around 80

FLASH+CARD is proud to announce the publication of Robert Olson's new chapbook, Some Numerous Dwarf Rippings

Roberta Olson is the author of the chapbook All These Fair and Flagrant Things, published by etherdome press in Oakland, CA. Her poetry has also appeared in numerous publications including Talisman, Untitled, Facture, Bird Dog and Monkey Puzzle. Her work has been anthologized in Cross Cut Anthology and Steaming Light, a Raven Chronicles supplementary issue. She lives with her husband, poet John Olson, in Seattle.

This book was a delight to publish. Thanks Roberta!

Friday, June 8

Two Readings Next Week

I'm reading in Seattle and Portland next week

Thursday June 14th,, 7:30

Donna Stonecipher
Maryrose Larkin

Open Books

Sunday June 17th, 7:30

Catherine Daly
Donna Stonecipher
Maryrose Larkin

New American Art Union
922 SE Ankeny
Portland, OR

Free admission

Tuesday, May 1

The Book of Ocean

Announcing The Book of Ocean
Officially Available May 1st.

From i.e. Press
Maryrose Larkin
Order with Paypal

Wednesday, March 14


In Paradise there is no art.

Images and Words by Kate Greenstreet
12 note cards and envelopes in a kraft box
4.25. X 6
Edition of 100


Wednesday, February 21

F L A S H + C A R D Revival

Kate Greenstreet, 2007, FLASH+CARD

F L A S H + C A R D has revived as a chapbook/ephemera press, as opposed to its previous incarnation as the world's worst letterpress press. Sarah Mangold of Bird Dog is my c0-editor on this project

2007 Projects Include:

Invocation, by Gale Czerski, available mid-March 2007
A set of 12 note cards by Kate Greenstreet, available mid March 2007

And we plan on doing Sarah's Cupcake Royale chapbook.

All F L A S H + C A R D publications will be available here.

Monday, January 22

Call for Submissions 31 words NOW WITH A 31 PARTY

I'm charmed by this idea.

Crane's Bill Books seeks writing on any subject and in any style for a very spare anthology. Must be (1) prose, (2) untitled, and (3) exactly thirty-one words. Multiple submissions okay.

THIRTY-ONE will be published in 2007 as a small, inexpensive, desktop artist's book. Payment will be in copies. Feel free to forward this announcement to anyone you think might be interested.

Email submissions to

I like this idea so much that I think we should have a 31 PARTY:

A 31 Party!

WHERE: Tiny's Coffee
2031 NE MLK Blvd Portland Oregon 97212

WHEN: January 31st! writing will start at 7:31 and continue for 31 minutes.

WHAT: Writing on any subject and in any style for a very spare anthology. Must be (1) prose, (2) untitled, and (3) exactly thirty-one words.