Archive for September, 2010

Oct. 2- Christophe Casamassima, Emily Carr, M. Magnus

Posted in Uncategorized on September 27, 2010 by M. Ball


Christophe Casamassima is the editor of Furniture Press Books, and the
proprietor of two poetics and poetry sites: onthology/audio, a space
for recordings by poets in and around the American Northeast, and
Dialogue’s End, wherein poets review books and interview one another
in an open discussion of forms.

twenty three books recently published Ore, which is the final third of
the Proteus Cycle, which includes The Proteus and Joys: A Catalogue of

Christophe is currently the Director of Literary and Performance Arts
at the Towson Arts Collective, where he and Douglas Mowbray have
partnered to establish the Baltimore Center for the Emerging Text, a
site at which poets, publishers and readers can share ideas and


Emily Carr’s book  ‘directions for flying’  won the 2009 Furniture Press
Poetry Award & is currently available through SPD. Cole Swensen chose
Emily’s manuscript 13 ways of happily: books 1 & 2 (Parlor Press) as
the winner of the 2009 New Measures Poetry Prize.  Her work can be
found in recent issues of Hayden’s Ferry Review, Bombay Gin, Margie,
Gargoye, Interim, Caketrain, 6 by 6, ISLE, Phoebe, Fourteen Hills, &

In April 2010, Emily was a Zoland Poetry Fellow at the Vermont Studio


Magus Magnus lives in the D.C. metro area. Ten years in the making,
Heraclitean Pride, his creative-poetic treatment of the fragments of
Heraclitus, is just out this fall from Furniture Press, with an
introduction by Dr. Wolfgang Fuchs. Magnus’ book Verb Sap came out in
2008 from Narrow House. Two poems from Verb Sap – “Radical Crumb”
and”Empirical /Imperial Demonstration” – have been selected for the
10th edition of
Pearson Longman’s English anthology, Literature.


Sept. 25- Doug Lang, Terence Winch

Posted in Uncategorized on September 18, 2010 by M. Ball

Doug Lang

Terence Winch


Doug Lang was born and raised in Wales, and has published poetry and novels in the UK. He came to DC in 1973, where he ran the Folio Reading Series in the late 1970s, and where he has taught writing at the Corcoran College of Art and Design since 1976. He was one of the poets representing DC at the recent Poetry of the 1970s conference at Orono, Maine.

 A collection of his selected poems, In the Works, is forthcoming from Edge Books in early 2011.

Doug’s poetry & influence is constantly expanding- voracious, prolific, generative, & utterly contagious . . .

His works include-Magic Fire Chevrolet (Titanic Books 1980), Hot Shot (Jawbone press), Lumbering and Tingling: Sonnets (1989), Horror Vacui (1991)


Terence Winch’s most recent book of poems is called Boy Drinkers (Hanging Loose Press, 2007).  His forthcoming collection is entitled Falling Out of Bed in a Room with No Floor (Hanging Loose, 2011).  He has also published That Special Place (non-fiction stories; Hanging Loose), The Drift of Things (poems; The Figures), The Great Indoors (poems; Story Line Press), Contenders (short stories; Story Line), and Irish Musicians/American Friends (poems; Coffee House). His work is included in the Oxford Book of American Poetry, four Best American Poetry collections, Poetry 180, and in many journals, including the Paris Review, the American Poetry Review, Smartish Pace, and  New American Writing. Also a musician/composer, he released a CD anthology called When New York Was Irish: Songs & Tunes by Terence Winch