extended hiatus

Due to expanded commitments to my small press, I've been forced to cut down on some other projects. I would be delighted if someone else came forward to carry on this blog. Meanwhile, I hope some of the links and contacts herein are of some use.



Gary Fincke: Bloomsburg: 12/9/08

Tuesday, Dec 9, 7:30 PM: The River Poets will feature poet Gary Fincke on Tuesday, 12/09 at Phillips Emporium, 10 East Main Street in Bloomsburg.

Gary Fincke is the author of a new poetry collection, The Fire Landscape. Garrison Keillor chose a poem from the new book to read in August on National Public Radio. Fincke is Professor of English and Director of the Writer's Institute at Susquehanna University.

Open Reading to follow with the suggested theme: playing with fire. Then, the winter holidays begin. MC: Kevin Clark.

Matthew Shindell, Paul Siegell, Kirstin Kashock: Philadelphia: 12/07/08

Sunday, December 7, 3 PM: Big Blue Marble Bookstore (551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia) presents a poetry reading by Matthew Shindell, Paul Siegell, and Kirstin Kaschock.

Matthew Shindell was born in Phoenix, Arizona, but now lives and writes in La Jolla, California. Shindell received an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop (2001). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the History of Science and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, where he is writing a biographical dissertation about the American chemist and Nobel Laureate Harold C. Urey. Shindell holds a BS and MS in Biology and Society from Arizona State University.

Paul Siegell is the author of Poemergency Room (Otoliths Books, 2008) and the e-chap JAM> (ungovernable press, 2008). Paul is a staff editor at Painted Bride Quarterly, and has contributed to The American Poetry Review, MiPO, BlazeVOX, Coconut, Shampoo and other fine journals. Paul's site, ReVeLeR @ eYeLeVeL, may be found at paulsiegell.blogspot.com.

Kirsten Kaschock's first book of poetry, Unfathoms, is available from Slope Editions, and another is upcoming from Ahsahta Press. She is currently a Ph.D. student in dance at Temple University. Other poems from The Dottery have been published, or accepted for publication in the following journals: American Letters & Commentary, Jubilat, Denver Quarterly, Typo, Coconut, Columbia Poetry Review, CutBank, Sentence, and Lit.