Monday, September 27, 2010

Midnight's Marsupium & The New LRL 5 plus E-Chaps!

This week, The Knives Forks and Spoons Press in the UK released Michael Leong's chapbook, called Midnight's Marsupium .

Leong's a really fascinating poet who I've posted about before. His work really does a lot of genre breakage, but tho Leong's well versed in contemporary poetics, such breakage never feels like a focal point or "reason" for the work to come out the way it does. Rather, I take it that Leong writes from the standpoint of aesthetic necessity: sometimes the work comes out like this, sometimes it needs come out like that, etc. Which produces a wonderfully kaleidoscopic set of poetic refrains, where Leong mines language for its tucked away secrets, treats the line, the word, the signifier with utmost materiality--and care. Check out the chapbook, poems of which just appeared in the new Wheelhouse Magazine, Issue 9.

From Ash Smith & CJ Martin comes the New LRL! I can't wait to read this work, jam packed as usual. More on that soon. Meantime, the PR:

We are excited to announce the official launch of **Little Red Leaves Issue 5** -- our biggest issue yet with over 30 new poets, extended project features from Carmen Giménez Smith and Robin Tremblay-McGaw, an interview with Brenda Ilijima by Thomas Fink, a gorgeous selection from the Paros Translation Symposium as well as 5 new e-editions. 

=================Please check it out at:  ==================
Included in the issue: 

____Special Feature from the **Paros Translation Symposium** edited and introduced by Joseph Mosconi. With
 Susan Gevirtz, Angelos Parthenis, Steve Dickison, John Sakkis, Demosthenes AgrafiotisEleni Stecopoulos, Katerina Iliopoulou, Liana Sakelliou, Mairi Alexopoulou,Maria Laina, Phoebe Giannisi, Siarita Kouka, Socrates Kabouropoulos, Thanasis Maskaleris,and Vassilis Manoussakis. 

____New Work By:
 Hugo García Manríquez, Stan Apps, Valerie Coulton & Ed Smallfield, Amina Cain, Carolyn Guinzio, Roberto Tejada, Jimmy Lo, Justin Audia, Travis Macdonald, Tasha Marren, Cindy Savett, Kelli Stevens Kane, Aby Kaupang, Carrie Hunter, Amanda Ackerman, Judith Goldman, Jared Shickling, Brad Vogler, Matthew Cooperman, Beverly Dahlen, Karen Hannah, Arkava Das, Christine Kanownik, Laura Wetherington, Burt Kimmelman, Nathalie Knight, William Allegrezza, Meg Barboza, Adam Fagin, and Matt McBride.

___Project Features: Carmen Giménez Smith __Selections from 
Goodbye Flicker__,  Robin Tremblay-McGaw __Selections from THE MELMOTH LETTERS__

Thomas Fink Interviews Brenda Ilijima

++Plus 5 New e-editions++
Sarah Campbell's __Everything We Could Ask For__, Brian Mornar's __Three American Letters__, Mathew Timmons' __Sound Noise__, Gloria Frym's __Any Time Soon__, and 
Eléna Rivera's __Remembrance of Things Plastic__. 

With many thanks to all our readers and everyone included!!
Ash Smith, CJ Martin, Julia Drescher, and Chad Heltzel 
LRL5 Editors


  1. Thank you kindly for the kind words, David -- it's an immeasurable pleasure to have such a careful reader... you're absolutely right about my approach to poetry: I'm not sure what's inside language's mysterious marsupium, and sometimes the work needs to be one way and sometimes another... Thanks again!

  2. My pleasure-- and thanks back, Michael. Can't wait to read it. Glad I sorta got inside the writing, what of it from this book I've seen and adored... Best, David