Monday, April 30, 2007


OTOLITHS, Issue 5, is now LIVE!

I am very grateful to Ernesto Priego and Paolo Manalo for providing Spanish and Tagalog translations of my poems.

Ernesto also offers 5 original poems; his "Verbal Countries" opens with

I don't write poesía en español
because I have stopped believing in origins.

I try, instead, to look for futures I obviously don't have.

and reminds me of what I was fumbling towards when I thought to write translations in "Diasporic Ilokano" versus (pure) "Ilokano".

Anyway, CONGRATULATIONS to Mark Young for the First Anniversary of Otoliths! Here's the official announcement:

has just gone live, which means it's a year old today. It's also May Day, so arise & join in a chorus of The Internationale with Paul Siegell, Andrew Topel, Jordan Stempleman, Ernesto Priego, Paolo Manalo, Eileen Tabios, Jeff Harrison, Katrinka Moore, Corey Mesler, Raymond Farr, Steve Rodgers, Robert Lee Brewer, Mark Cunningham, Martin Edmond, Steve Timm, James Sanders, Audacia Dangereyes, Thomas Fink, Spencer Selby, Maria Zajkowski, Richard Lopez, Marcia Arrieta, Tom Hibbard, Matina Stamatakis, Louise Landes Levi, Márton Koppány, Anny Ballardini, Jill Jones, Craig Santos Perez, mIEKAL aND, Dax Bayard-Murray, Ed Schenk, MTC Cronin, Alana Madison, Alexander Jorgensen, Andrew Taylor, Carol Novack (& Stan Crocker), Stephanie Green, Maurice Oliver, Caleb Puckett, David-Baptiste Chirot, Derek Motion, James Maughn, Michael Rothenberg, Tom Beckett, Nick Piombino & Richard Kostelanetz as they "change henceforth the old tradition".  Enjoy. Mark Young

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