Archive for November, 2010

Nov. 20- P. Inman, Allen Fisher

Posted in Uncategorized on November 17, 2010 by M. Ball




P. Inman’s many books include: amounts to (Potes & Poets), at least
(Krupskaya), criss cross (Roof Books), now/time (Bronze Skull), ocker
(Tuumba Press), vel (O Books), & Ad Finitum ( if p then q press).

Peter’s work is so unique in it’s materiality, vectors, astonishing
sweeps of sound, time & space- his stance is an undermining of the
mere idea or question of “stance”, his process is not strategy but
terse, tactile discrete increments so miniscule & vast that we
constantly arrive at a clearing where there is only a when of a now-

buckle up- his poetry is the most radical & innovative imaginable.


“Writing as an attempt to create a negative, insubordinate space

within the administered space we’re all daily subjected to… So most

of the terminology I find myself falling back on is a terminology of

distancing & differentiation. What writing has to get rid of, what it

isn’t, or hopes it isn’t.”

P. Inman


Allen Fisher has been involved in performance writing since 1962. A poet, painter, publisher, editor & art historian, he has produced one hundred & forty chapbooks & books of poetry, graphics & art documentation. He was co-editor & publisher of Aloes Books; he currently edits & publishes Spanner.

Allen lives in Hereford, England where he is Head of Contemporary Arts at Manchester Metropolitan University in Crewe.

His works include-

The Apocolyptic Sonnets (1978), Brixton Fractals (1985, republished in

1999), Civic Crime (1994), Fish Jet (1997), Gravity (2004),

Singularity Stereo (2006), Leans (2007) & Birds (2009).


Nov. 13- Michelle Taransky, Paul Legault, Mande Zecca

Posted in Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 by M. Ball

Michelle Taransky was born in Camden, NJ in 1981. Taransky’s first
book, Barn Burned, Then, was selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008
Omnidawn Poetry Prize. A graduate of the University of Chicago & the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Taransky lives in Philadelphia where she works at Kelly Writers House, is Reviews Editor for Jacket2, and teaches writing at University of Pennsylvania and Temple University.

Paul Legault was born in Ontario and raised in Tennessee. He holds an
M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia and a
B.F.A. in Screenwriting from the University of Southern California.
His poems have been published in Denver Quarterly, FIELD, Pleiades,
and other journals. Currently, he is working on an English-to-English
translation of the complete works of Emily Dickinson, part of which
has been published as a chapbook, The Emily Dickinson Reader, vol. 1
(Try and Make, 2009). Paul lives with his husband, Orion Jenkins, in
Brooklyn, NY where he works at the Academy of American Poets.

Mande Zecca’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Caket-rain, Ploughshares, CutBank & Propeller.  She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop & currently lives in Baltimore where she is pursuing a PhD in English.