Thursday, September 14, 2006


Dag nabbit! Makes me wanna skew a wabbit!

Which is to say, I just left Napa for San Francisco as I'm due to take an early flight tomorrow to New York. And I left, in Napa, a bag of condoms -- okay, let's be literary, I meant, condom-bookmarks -- that I'd been planning to distribute at my reading next Tuesday eve in Philadelphia!

[Pause for long-suffering sigh...]

Okay. Here's an email I just sent to a Listserve, so I might as well replicate it here; third item will explain why I may not be back online until next Wednesday:


[Feel free to forward]

The deadline for the first item is the end of this month so I thought I'd post a reminder...then since I was writing anyway, I thought I'd mention the other 2 items

Meritage Press and xPress(ed) are pleased to announce a Submissions Call for THE HAY(NA)KU ANTHOLOGY, NO. 2, co-edited by Jean Vengua and Mark Young.
Submissions Deadline: September 31, 2006.

Info at

“The Filamore Tabios, Sr. Memorial Poetry Prize”
(open to all poets from around the world of full or partial Filipino descent)
DEADLINE: November 30, 2006

Info at

Inverse Reading Series invites you to

A Poetry Reading in Philadelphia with

Musical Guest Craig Bickhardt

September 19, 2006

At the Bubble House,
3404 Sansome Street

Starts promptly at 7:30 PM and seating is limited, so come early.

$7.00 Admission Fee

RON SILLIMAN has written and edited 26 books to date, most recently Under Albany. Between 1979 & 2004, Silliman wrote a single poem, entitled The Alphabet. In addition to Woundwood, a part of VOG, volumes published thus far from that project have included ABC, Demo to Ink, Jones, Lit, Manifest, N/O, Paradise, (R), Toner, What and Xing. He has now begun writing a new poem entitled Universe. Silliman was a 2003 Literary fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and was a 2002 Fellow of the Pennsylvania Arts Council as well as a Pew Fellow in the Arts in 1998. He lives in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with his wife and two sons, and works as a market analyst in the computer industry. His poetics blog can be found at

EILEEN R. TABIOS recently released The Secret Lives of Punctuations, Vol. I. Forthcoming in 2006-07 are three poetry publications, It's Curtains, Dredging for Atlantis, and The Light That Left His Body Entered Thine Eyes. She also edited or co-edited five books of poetry, fiction and essays. She performs the poetics blog, "The Blind Chatelaine's Poker Poetics" and edits the journal GALATEA RESURRECTS while steering Meritage Press . She is the Poet Laureate for Dutch Henry Winery in St. Helena, CA where, as a budding vintner, she is arduously and long-sufferingly researching the poetry of wine.