Tuesday, June 30, 2009

CUE Has Gone Online

Founded in 2004 as a print journal of prose poetry based in Tucson, Arizona, CUE is now exclusively an online journal of poetry and poetics, and we've just launched our first issue at www.cuejournal.com

The debut issue, guest-edited by Mark Horosky, includes new work by Elizabeth Willis, Richard Siken, Matt Hart, Sarah Manguso, Tony Mancus, Dorothea Lasky, Tim Peterson, Reb Livingston, Chaz McCallahan, Mathias Svalina & Julia Cohen, and Jason Labbe.

CUE will be open to all types of poetry (prose and otherwise) but will skew toward work that emphasizes sound, word play, and the more material aspects of language.

For those of you with blogs, I hope you'll help us spread the word. For those of you with journals of your own, I hope you'll consider linking us to your website, favors we'll reciprocate in kind.

In the coming weeks and months I'll be tinkering with the site a bit, adding a links section of our own, posting reviews and interviews as they become available.

Expect new issues to go up every 3–4 months.

Morgan Lucas Schuldt
Editor, CUE

Friday, June 26, 2009

Reading Tuesday June 30 with Farrah Field, Ada Limon and Justin Marks

I'll be reading for the launch of the newest issue of Effing Magazine this coming Tuesday with Farrah Field and Ada Limon. Hope you can join us.

Tues., June 30, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free
ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.

Music from Katie May

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum


**Effing Press

Effing Press was founded by Scott Pierce in 2002 in Austin, Texas. To date, Effing has published over 30 books and eight issues of the effing magazine, all designed, printed, and bound in-house by volunteers. Effing also provides design and letterpress printing services.

*Performer Bios*

**Farrah Field

Farrah Field’s poems have appeared in Chelsea, Harp & Altar, Harpur Palate, Margie, Massachusetts Review, Mississippi Review, Pool, and Typo. She was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and raised in Nebraska, Colorado, Louisiana, Arkansas, Sicily, and Belgium. She lives in Brooklyn.

**Ada Limón

Ada Limon's first book, lucky wreck, was the winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize and her second, This Big Fake World, was the winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize. Her third book of poems, Sharks in the Rivers, will be published by Milkweed Editions next year.

**Justin Marks

Justin Marks' first book is A Million in Prizes (New Issues Press). He is also the author of several chapbooks, the most recent being Voir Dire (Rope-a-Dope Press). New work can be found in the Raleigh Quarterly and Tusculum Review. He is the founder and editor of Kitchen Press Chapbooks and lives in New York City with his wife and their infant son and daughter.

**Katie May

Katie May has had jobs serving fries, making marimbas, and telling at banks.


C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I Gots Some New Poems

Monday, June 15, 2009

Jackie Clark Reviews

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I can't even tell any more

Mathias Svalina has a pretty interesting post about black metal, particularly Striborg. Mathias says that Striborg "attempts the grimmest, rawest black metal, bringing his music close to the anti-music skronk of no wave & the avant noise of someone like merzbow." The thing is, I listened to/watched some of the clips Mathias posted, and I thought they were kind of great. I mean, I know that the music--strictly speaking--is quite bad. Definitely cheesey. But, god, it was so cool. It felt like some creepy video/performance art piece. And that somebody is actually, sincerely living the life of "a freaky loner...in a shack in the rural wilds of Tasmania" just blows my mind.

It's the kind of thing that completely blurs the line between "good" and "bad" art, sincerity and irony. I mean, we can't take this music seriously, but Striborg and his "true" metal fans do! At the same time, though, there was a part of me that totally took Striborg seriously, at least the music I heard.

I'm this way about a lot of stuff...appreciate in both and ironic/aestheticized and sincere way all at once. Guns-n-Roses, for me, is a prime example. I LOVE them. Really. But I also don't. I mean, I know how cheesey they are/were. But still...

Maybe it's just my 13 year old self lingering in me somewhere, but I just can't help it. I love metal. Mastodon, to me, is great. They totally embrace an 80s metal aesthetic with their album art and lyrics for sure, and with the music too. I think to myself, they can't be choosing that art sincerely. They HAVE to be making a very self-aware, calculated nod to that aesthetic. And to some degree, I think they are. But I also think they do truly love it, so hey, why not run with it.

I don't know. Is there a name for this thing I feel, this meld of sincerity with self awareness and irony? My guess is that it's the concept that I'm most attracted to. But I must reiterate: I LOVE METAL.

I feel like I suffer this same confusion with poetry, but that's a different story...

Monday, June 8, 2009

Saturday June 13th, 7pm at the Pierre Menard Gallery in Cambridge, MA