Readings in Detroit, Ann Arbor, NYC

Hey peoples...

I continue my whirlwind tour! I hope some of you in the Ann Arbor, Detroit and NYC areas can come out to one of my readings. I'd love to see you and grab a drink!

Here's the lowdown:

I get into Detroit tomorrow (Friday) just after noon and I'll be free the rest of the afternoon/evening.

The next evening (Saturday the 28th) from 7-9 I'm giving a reading at MOCAD in Detroit:

Sunday the 29th: Alabama Steve reading @ Shaman Drum (311-315 South State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104). Reading starts at 5. Free. (,

Mon. March 30th- Featured reading at louderARTS Reading Series @ 13 Bar/Lounge, 35 E. 13th St., Union Square, NYC (take the N/R/Q/W, 4/5/6, or L train to 14th St/Union Square). Show starts at 7:30. $6 Cover.

Tues. March 31st- Featured reading with a short craft lecture beforehand entitled "The Sneaky Slammer's Guide to Literary Publishing: Quick Tips for Getting Your Poetry Off the Mic and Into Print." Urbana Reading Series @ the Bowery Poetry Club, New York, NY. 308 Bowery Street (Between Houston and Bleecker), F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker. Craft lecture starts at 6:30 pm, Reading @ 7:30 pm.

Weds. April 1st- Feature at the White Plains Public Library, 100 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY 10601. Reading starts @ 7pm.

Hope some of you can make it out!


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We publish poems that are four lines long: no more, no less. In this respect, the New American Epigram differs from traditional epigrams, which are usually no more than two lines, often consisting of a rhymed couplet.

We're currently looking for sequences of epigrams for our inaugural issue and submissions for our electronic chapbook series.

We prefer sequences/crowns/chapbooks
of four-line epigrams that meditate on a single theme. We like the funny, the juvenile, and the exclamatory! New Sincerity A+. Also anything where high-brow and low-brow make sweet, sweet nudity. Political, pop-cultural & poetic commentary appreciated. Landscape page orientation is pretty nifty too.

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What to call our journal!

Adam & I are starting an online journal that's solely for the New American Epigram. The only reason we haven't launched already is because we cannot decide/agree on a sodding name. He ideally wants to name it something where the title of the journal can be the domain name without adding any additional modifiers like "mag" or "the" or "journal." In other words, he wants So we're limited to available domain names, which is an additional consideration. We want the name to be memorable, descriptive of the form or tone of what we're doing, and something hipster poets would want to submit to (since they are the initial target audience).

Here's a list of some of our ideas. Comments and other ideas welcome:

Condo, TX (

Wee Condo

Box of Condos

Fourtines (see:

Little Draw

Shallow Pockets

Short Socket (more of a tech blog?)


Fork Barrel (there were a lot of other fork variations, but these all sound like bad restaurants to me...)

Pocket Merlin (to kill a mockingbird reference)





Argh. I'm working with a horrid anthology this semester. I feel like everything included is stuff that my kids would have already read in high school. This obviously isn't everything I have to work with, but these are ones that I don't know whether to teach or not b/c they all seem like things I read in high school (not that they don't deserve multiple reads, but I know the kids who have already read them won't re-read them!)

Would ya'll do me a favor and arrange the following texts from MOST LIKELY to be taught in high school these days to LEAST LIKELY to be taught in high school these days? Don't mix up the categories. Thanks!

Chekov - The Cherry Orchard
Williams - A Streetcar Named Desire
MIller - Death of a Salesman
Sophocles- Antigone
Sophocles- Oedipus the King
Ibsen- A Doll's House
Shakespeare- Hamlet

Poe- The Cask of Amontillado
Melville- Bartleby the Scrivener
Kafka- The Metamorphosis
Chopin- The Story of an Hour
Marquez- A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings
O'Brien- The Things they Carried