Friday, January 20, 2006



TEXT, GRAPHIC POEMS, AND IMAGES FROM: Lucy Corin, Ian Finch, Sarah Goldstein, Jessica Goodfellow, Rae Gouirand, Amira Hanafi, Elliot Harmon,Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis, Melissa Koosmann, Lorene Lamothe, Courtney Mandryk,Tara Moyle, Jason Nelson, JoAnna Novak, Chad Parmenter, Simon Perchik, Frederick Pollack, Michael Rerick, Ely Shipley, Matthew Thorburn, Greg Williard, and Angela Woodward.

REVIEWS OF: Benjamin Vogt's INDELIBLE MARKS and Jane Unrue's ATLASSED.

and MORE.

Thanks fer yr attention,
Ander Monson, Editor
DIAGRAM / New Michigan Press
648 Crescent NE :: Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Thursday, January 12, 2006


Octopus #7 is here — free, and for the people:

Poetry by Sara Smith, Tina Celona, Bill Cassidy, Anna Moschovakis, Timothy Liu, Genya Turovskaya, Anne Boyer, Amanda Nadelberg, Brandon Downing, Julia Cohen, Michael Robins, Bruna Mori, Anthony Hawley, Paul Guest, Day Hoy, Peter Davis, Ken Rumble, Christian Peet, Erica Fiedler, Jim Goar, Alex Smith, Emma Ramey, Jonah Winter, Nathan Parker, Matthea Harvey, Noah Eli Gordon, Sabrina Orah Mark, Lara Glenum, Hank Lazer and Dean Young.

Translations of Daniil Kharms by Eugene Ostashevsky, and Saburo Kuroda by Marianne Tarcov.

Reviews of Pieces of Air in the Epic by Brenda Hillman, Sundays on the Phone by Mark Rudman, Like Wind Loves a Window by Andrea Baker, Natural History by Dan Chiasson, My Kafka Century by Arielle Greenberg, The Thorn by David Larsen, Pretty Young Thing by Danielle Pafunda, Crush by Richard Siken, The Last Clear Narrative by Rachel Zucker, The Book of a Hundred Hands by Cole Swensen, Antidotes for an Alibi by Amy King, Free Again by Joseph Lease, Iowa by Travis Nichols, The Hatmaker’s Wife by Dorothea Lasky, Secret Architecture by Aaron Kunin, and Iterature by Eugene Ostashevsky.

An interview with Brenda Hillman by Jen Tynes.

Recovery Projects of Bad Boats (1977) by Laura Jensen and Idea (1987) by Paul Hoover.

The second volume of Matvei Yankelevich’s essay “The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!: Field Notes on Russian-American Poets”.

Also, be sure to check out the submission guidelines for Octopus’ new print project: Issue #8.

A special thank you to Brandon Shimoda for a few months worth of grueling editorial work, and to the handful of #7’s astute readers: Mathias Svalina, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Adam Clay, Craig Morgan Teicher, and Christopher Deweese.


Zachary Schomburg, editor
Denny Schmickle, design

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Free Verse #9

Issue 9 of Free Verse is out

Poetry by: Heidi Lynn Staples,Thorpe Moeckel, Amie Keddy, Rupert Loydell and Robert Garlitz, Jason Stumpf, Grace Lee, Graham Foust, Max Winter, Emily Waples, Jerry Mason, Maurice Oliver, Ian Seed, Sandy Longhorn and Joseph Donahue.

Special Feature on Experimental Irish Poetry: Medbh McGuckian, Trevor Joyce, Geoffrey Squires, Mairead Byrne, Catherine Walsh, Billy Mills, Ger Killeen, Maurice Scully, David Lloyd, Fergal Gaynor, Matthew Geden, Marcus Slease and Michael Smith.

Interview: Susan Howe

Essay on Silence in the poetry of Catherine Walsh and Medbh McGuckian


Jon Thompson, Editor
Free Verse: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry & Poetics
Department of English
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-8105

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The 26th Issue of SHAMPOO

In its honor and yours, the 26th issue of SHAMPOO is now ready for your lovely eyes at...

...where you will behold the lush stylings of such starry stars as Andrew Slattery, Caleb Puckett, Cassie Lewis, Curt Anderson, David Baratier, Diana Magallon, Eleanor Johnson, Elizabeth Treadwell, Graham Foust, Heather Brinkman, Jamine Ergas, Jon Leon, Jose Luis Peixoto, Josef Kaplan, Kevin Griffith, Kirby Wright, Kristen Yawitz, Landis Everson, Leigh Phillips, Lily Logan Brown, Lisa Radon, Mark Pawlak, Mark Young, Meg Hamill, Melanie Hubbard, Michael Sikkema, Michelle Greenblatt, Peter Davis, Rob Stanton, Rositza Pironska, Ruth Lepson, Sandy Florian, Sara Adams, Sara Wintz, Sarah Mangold, Shane Allison, Stephen Ratcliffe, Sue Carnahan, Teresa K. Miller, Tiffany Noonan, Tim Shanerand Victor Camilloalong with shamtastic SHAMPOOart by Tiffany Noonon

Please also stay tuned for new & improved SHAMPOO. Can it be true?


Del Ray Cross, Editor
clean hair / good poetry