Friday, December 21
A million thank yous
Wednesday, December 5
Book of Ocean at Amazon
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
Diana Abu-Jaber, Rebecca Brown, and Ehud Havazelet, October 10thAnd 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 maryroselarkin.blogspot.com
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."
Thursday, August 30
Tuesday, August 21
Reading In Albany, CA
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.
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 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
Thursday, July 19
Annandale Dream Gazette
Annandale Dream Gazette
Monday, July 16
Roberta Olson's Some Numerous Dwarf Rippings
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
Thursday June 14th,, 7:30
Sunday June 17th, 7:30
New American Art Union
922 SE Ankeny
Tuesday, May 1
The Book of Ocean
Officially Available May 1st.
From i.e. Press
Order with Paypal
Wednesday, March 14
KATE GREENSTREET'S 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.
IF YOU ARE NOT GEOGRAPHICALLY CAPABLE OF THIS PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING US IN YOUR JANUARY 31st AT YOUR 7:31 PM.
ANYONE WHO IS INTERESTED PLEASE RSVP TO ME AT MARYROSE at GMAIL.COM!
PLEASE PASS FAR AND WIDE!