Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Saturday Nov. 18, 2006, 7PM: G.C. Waldrep, Kerri Sonnenberg & Kristi Maxwell

Kristi Maxwell, author of Realm Sixty-Four (forthcoming from Ahsahta Press), is pursuing her doctorate at the University of Cincinnati. Her poems have most recently appeared in 580 Split, Coconut, How2, Spinning Jenny & Tarpaulin Sky, & her poems are forthcoming in Backwards City Review, BirdDog, Lit, POOL & the tiny. In her non-language-related time, she likes to practice kung fu.

Read some of her work
& Here

Kerri Sonnenberg lives in Chicago where she directs the Discrete Reading Series. In 2004 Litmus Press published her first book, The Mudra. Her chapbook, Practical Art Criticism (Bronze Skull Press, 2004), will be included in the forthcoming anthology The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab, 2008). Recent writings appear in MiPoesias, Magazine Cypress, Factorial & in the Unpleasant Event Schedule.

Read some of here work
& Here

G.C. Waldrep's first book of poems, Goldbeater's Skin, won the 2003 Colorado Prize for Poetry, judged by Donald Revell. His second full-length book, Disclamor, is forthcoming from BOA Editions in 2007. He is also the author of two chapbooks, The Batteries (New Michigan Press, 2006) & One Way No Exit (Burning Chair, 2006). His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Kenyon Review, Boston Review, New England Review, Georgia Review, American Letters & Commentary, Slope, Octopus, Tin House, New American Writing, & other journals. He teaches at Kenyon College in Ohio.

Read some of his work
& Here

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Saturday Oct. 28, 7PM: Matt Hart, Karla Kelsey & Aaron McCollough

Matt Hart is the author of the poetry collection, Who's Who Vivid (Slope Editions, 2006) and the chapbooks, Revelated (Hollyridge Press, 2005) & Sonnet (H_NGM_N Books, 2006). His work has appeared in many print and online journals, including The Canary, Coconut, Lungfull! & Octopus . A co-founder and editor of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, & Light Industrial Safety, he lives in Ohio with his wife & daughter & teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.

2 Poems in Coconut #5
5 Poems in Siren #1
2 Poems in Alice Blue Review #1
3 Poems in Konundrum Engine Literary Review
Sonnet collaborations w/Ethan Paquin in Tarpaulin Sky

The website for his band Travel (all the tracks can be downloaded for free)

Karla Kelsey is a graduate of the University of Denver (PhD) & the Iowa Writer's Workshop (MFA). Knowledge, Forms, the Aviary, her first book of poems, won the 2005 Sawtooth Poetry prize judged by Carolyn Forche & is out from Ahsahta Press. She has recently finished a book-length manuscript based on the sonnet called Iteration Nets; poems from this book can be found in recent issues of the Denver Quarterly, Bird Dog, & the New Review of Literature. Along with her husband Peter & dog Jessa-Belle she lives on the Susquehanna River.

An Introduction & Poems in The Boston Review
1 Poem in GutCult
6 Poems in Drunken Boat

Aaron McCollough's third book of poems, Little Ease, was released in September by Ahsahta Press. His other books include Double Venus (Salt, 2003) and Welkin (Ahsahta, 2002). McCollough lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is the editor of the online poetry magazine GutCult.

2 Poems on Jacket
1 Poem on Typo
4 Poems on Word/For Word
2 Longer Poems on Slope

Friday, September 22, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Friday, Sept 22, 7pm at The Sheldon Art Gallery: Grace Bauer, Gabriel Gudding & Nathan Bartel

Nathan Bartel grew up in the Colorado Rockies, & recieved his MFA at the University of Montana, where he was a Richard Hugo scholar. Hewas a 2004 Ruth Lilly Fellow, & a 2005-2006 Writing Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA. He has published poems & reviews in Cutbank, The Common Review & Shankpainter. He teaches at his undergraduate alma mater, Bethel College, & lives in Newton, KS.

Grace Bauer’s is the author of Beholding Eye (CustomWords, 2006) and The Women At The Well (Portals Press, 1997), as well as three chapbooks of poems: Where You’ve Seen Her (Pennywhistle Press), The House Where I’ve Never Lived (Anabiosis Press), and Field Guide To The Ineffable: Poems On Marcel Duchamp (Snail’s Pace Press). Her poems, stories, and essays have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals, including: Arts & Letters, Colorado Review, Doubletake, Margie, Poetry, Rattle, Southern Poetry Review, and others. She has received an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, and Individual Artist Grants from the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Nebraska Arts Council, as well as fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center. She is co-editor (with Julie Kane) of the anthology, Umpteen Ways Of Looking At A Possum: Creative And Critical Responses To Everette Maddox (Xavier Review Press). In August 2006, her manuscript was chosen by Robert Pack as winner of the Idaho Poetry Prize. The winning manuscript, Retreats & Recognitions, will be published by Lost Horse Press in 2007. She teaches at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Gabriel Gudding is the author of two books, A Defense of Poetry (Pitt Poetry Series, 2002) and rhode island notebook (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008), the latter being a book he wrote entirely in his car during 25 roundtrips on the highways between Providence, RI and Normal, IL. A resident of Normal, Illinois since 2002, he is an Assistant Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Illinois State University. He is a trained mediator for the university and practices Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. A winner of the Starrett Prize, the Nation Discovery Award, his work appears in such venues as New American Writing, LIT, Fence, American Poetry Review, Sentence, Jacket, and in such anthologies as Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present (Scribner, 2003). He serves on the Board of Directors for the internationalist magazine Mandorla: New Writing from the Americans/ Nueva Escritura de las Américas. He has begun two creative writing programs in prisons and maintains a blog, Conchology. And oh yeah: "Gudding" rhymes with pudding.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour

at The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery
12 & R Streets, Lincoln, Nebraska
September 11th, 7-9PM

Joshua Beckman
Matthew Zapruder
Anthony McCann
Erin Belieu
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Anselm Berrigan
Michael Dumanis
Grace Bauer
Zachary Schomburg
Mathias Svalina

The Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour will be stopping in Lincoln Monday Sept. 11th. Stopping at 50 cities in 50 days, the Wave Books Poetry Bus Tour is the biggest literary event of 2006. Beginning September 4 and ending October 27, over one hundred poets, along with musicians, filmmakers and journalists, will participate as the bus traverses North America, bringing innovative poetry to big cities and small towns across the U.S. and Canada. Sponsored by Wave Books, the poetry bus will go more places with more poets reading more poems than was ever previously believed possible.

Touring poets Joshua Beckman, Matthew Zapruder, Anthony McCann, Erin Belieu, Joshua Marie Wilkinson & Anselm Berrigan are teaming up with local poets Michael Dumanis, Grace Bauer, Zachary Schomburg & Mathias Svalina to bring you a night of fun-filled poetry antics.

In addition to the Sheldon the tour's venues include: The Space Needle in Seattle, WA; The Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; The Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN; The Bama Theater in Tuscaloosa, AL; James Turrell’s Roden Crater in AZ; Dia:Beacon in Beacon, NY; Dia Art Foundation in New York, NY; as well as bookstores, galleries, clubs, prisons and schools across the continent.

Participating poets throughout the entire tour include: Eileen Myles, James Tate, Cole Swensen, Dean Young, Joshua Beckman, Noelle Kocot, Matthew Zapruder, Tyehimba Jess, Hoa Nguyen, Richard Siken, Katy Lederer, Dara Wier, Arthur Sze, Catherine Wagner, Srikanth Reddy, Matthew Rohrer, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Bhanu Kapil and over 100 more.

This is going to be fun.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

The Coming Year

We're almost done finishing the schedule--
we'll let you know as soon as it's ready.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Clean Part is going to be rocking the Sheldon this upcoming year. See look.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Ashley (middle) won the pie. The raffle was not rigged. The pie was not coconut cream (yes it was).

Saturday, June 17, 2006

June 17th: Cisewski, Patterson & Fox

Paula Cisewski is the author of Upon Arrival (Black Ocean, 2006) and the chapbook How Birds Work (Fuori Editions, 2002). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Swink, Hunger Mountain, Black Warrior Review, Crazyhorse, Spinning Jenny, Forklift OH, Swerve, Conduit, and Puppy Flowers, among other magazines. Paula received her B.A. from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN, and her M.F.A. from Vermont College. She lives in Minneapolis.

Read her poems in Crazy Horse, Conduit (issue #7 in the archive), and at Green Finch Editions.

Juliet Patterson’s first book, The Truant Lover, was selected by Jean Valentine as the 2004 winner of the Nightboat Poetry Prize and was recently published by Nightboat Books. Poems have appeared or are forthcoming in American Letters &, Commentary, Bellingham Review, New Orleans Review, Washington Square, Verse and other magazines. She lives near the west bank of the Mississippi in Minneapolis and is an adjunct faculty member at The College of Saint Catherine and Hamline Univeristy.

Read her poems in Diagram, Word For/Word, Typo, and Three Candles.

Sarah Fox lives in Minneapolis with her husband John Colburn and her daughter Nora. She works as a doula, editor of Fuori Editions, and a teacher of poetry and creative writing at schools and literary centers throughout Minnesota. Because Why (Coffee House Press, 2006) is her first book. Photo by Ann Marsden.

Read her poems at The Academy of American Poets Website, Woodland Pattern, and the MN Artists website.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Saturday, June 17th!

You have six days to prepare.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Seanna Oakley (middle) was the proud winner of a Kuhl's apple crumb pie at Clean Part #4.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

For the fourth installment of The Clean Part Reading Series we are incredibly pleased to present Hadara Bar-Nadav, Dora Malech & Joshua Edwards reading thier poetry SaturdayMay 13th.

Bio: Hadara Bar-Nadav’s recent publications appear or are forthcoming in Beloit Poetry Journal, Chelsea, Indiana Review, The Journal, Quarterly West, TriQuarterly, Verse, and other journals. Her book of poems, A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight, was chosen by Kim Addonizio for the MARGIE First Book Prize and will be published in spring 2007. This summer, she'll be moving to MN where she'll be hanging out with monks and teaching creative writing.

Read some of her poems here, here and here.

Joshua Edwards edits The Canary with Anthony Robinson and Nick Twemlow. His poems appear in Crowd, Slate, The Tiny, GutCult, 3rd Bed, Colorado Review, 26, LIT, Skanky Possum, and elsewhere. He's spending this summer in trains, Chicago, and Oaxaca, Mexico.

Read his poems here, here, here and here.

Dora Malech is a poet and a visual artist who lives in Iowa City. She is currently the Glenn Schaeffer Poetry Fellow at the University of Iowa, and recently returned from teaching a poetry workshop at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Her poems have recently appeared in American Letters & Commentary and the Black Warrior Review.

Read her poems here and here.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Monday, February 20, 2006

Once again, Clean Part went smashingly. Stop by the blogs of its brainchildren, Mathias and Zach for a re-cap. Mathias does a much better job with thank yous and specifics, but Zach has more pictures.

Katie was your Clean Part #3 pie winner. The pie was chocolate.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Noah Eli Gordon is the author of The Frequencies (Tougher Disguises, 2003), The Area of Sound Called the Subtone (Ahsahta Press, 2004), and the forthcoming A Fiddle Pulled from the Throat of a Sparrow (New Issues, 2007) as well as numerous chapbooks, reviews, collaborations & other itinerant writings. Currently teaching at the University of Colorado at Denver, his most recent publication is That We Come To A Consensus, a chapbook written in collaboration with Sara Veglahn and published by Ugly Duckling Presse.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson's most recent book, Lug Your Careless Body out of the Careful Dusk, is due out from University of Iowa Press next month as winner of the 2005 Iowa Poetry Prize. He is also the author of the recent chapbook, A Ghost as King of the Rabbits, and the book-length poem Suspension of a Secret in Abandoned Rooms, based on an imagined correspondence between Egon Schiele and Ludwig Wittgenstein, which was released last summer. Born and raised in Seattle, Wilkinson holds degrees an MFA in poetry from University of Arizona and an MA in film studies from University College Dublin. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in 14 Hills, Meridian, Burnside Review, Eye Rhyme, Phoebe, CutBank, and Backwards City Review. His first film, a tour documentary about the band Califone entitled Made a Machine by Describing the Landscape, is due out from Thrill Jockey Records later this year. He makes his home in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches literature and writing, works as an editor for the Denver Quarterly, is finishing an anthology, and is completing a doctorate in English and creative writing. His new book of prose poems, entitled With Children on Your Back through the Collating Light, is nearly complete.

Jake Adam York is the author of Murder Ballads, selected by Jane Satterfield for the Fifth Annual Elixir Press Awards Judge's Prize. His poems have appeared in Shenandoah, Oxford American, Greensboro Review, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, Quarterly West, Diagram, Octopus, Southern Review, Poetry Daily, and other journals as well as in the anthologies Visiting Walt (Iowa University Press, 2003) and Digerati (Three Candles, 2006).

His work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has placed in numerous competitions including the 2004 Campbell Corner Poetry Prize contest, the Academy of American Poets Walt Whitman Award, the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize, and others.

York is an associate professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, where he directs an undergraduate Creative Writing program and produces Copper Nickel with his students.

York is also a contributing editor for Shenandoah, a co-editor of the online journal storySouth and a founding editor of Thicket, an electronic journal dedicated to Alabama writers and Alabama writing. His work of poetic history, The Architecture of Address: The Monument and Public Speech in American Poetry, was published by Routledge in 2005. His scholarship has appeared in The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review, and his literary essays have appeared in Shenandoah and Florida Humanities Review.