Friday, March 23, 2012

Open Call For Submissions!

The Montucky Review, a journal of poetry and prose based in Bozeman, Montana is always looking for submissions of first rate poetry and prose. Sharpen up your #2 pencil, pour yourself a drink, write something good, and send it to The Montucky Review

But don't send rhyme or we will hunt you down and force you to listen to Taylor Swift songs...

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A collection of short stories from Jesse S. MItchell

come check out my new collection of short (and longish) stories. Thanks.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Rufous Press

Rufous Salon used to be an online magazine, as you can see from our archive. These days we publish print publications instead. Our Rufous Press books are launched in the salon. Check them out right here.

You will always find the latest call for submissions at Rufous Salon.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Guest Posters Wanted At Enchanted Conversation

Enchanted Conversation, a blogazine dedicated to seeing and writing about classic fairy tales in new ways, is looking for guest posters/bloggers. If you'd like to post about fairy tales (anything about fairy tales), then we may be able to use your work.
We accept submissions for guest posts each month from 12 a.m. on the 15th of the month to the 16th at 11:59 p.m. Check out guideline information!
We can't pay, but we will give you the cool badge here with this post!

There's a Fairy Tale Road in Germany?

Apparently, there is. Amanda White begins the first part of a three-part series about traveling through Germany in "Germany's Märchen Straße – An Introduction to the German Fairy Tale Road."

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Now up at The Montucky Review!

Juniperus Flamenco

Juniperus Flamenco is a collection of poems written by us, Ande Enochsson and Jenny Enochsson. We are Swedish, but this book is in English. You can purchase a copy right here

Kevin Ridgeway, the brilliant writer, has written this wonderful review:

“The poems that make up Ande and Jenny Enochsson’s wonderful collection Juniperus Flamenco linger within the mind begging to be read over and over again. They have a beautiful dreamlike quality to them, a tremendous wealth of concise and gorgeous language that lingers long after that first reading. The verses are vibrant and heartfelt. They are at times hilarious but always graceful, filled with all of the richness that only great poetry has to offer.” 

(Kevin Ridgeway, author of Burn through Today)


Now we just saw that Akeith Walters has also written a wonderful review of the book. You can read it right hereAkeith is an excellent writer! His poems are bitter sweet, laconic and humourous.


Ande & Jenny

Monday, March 5, 2012

"What is Safe?"


“King’s book is not quiet; hers is an aesthetics of sound fractured, fragmented, compounded, mixed, remixed, sampled, jointed, yes, even anointed. (Check out the cover of this book, it’s sparseness of image, this blaringly red background, these glaringly gray figures, mouths open. Caught mid-pounce (whose in danger? (you must be asking yourself!)).”

“Connecting the body to art (as that which comes from the body, which lives in the body, which defends the body, which deceives the body, which destroys the body, which provides passageways to forgive the body, to recreate the body) art to philosophy (what is the body, what are its limitations, its excesses, can we discard the body) philosophy to politics (who owns the body, who has rights to the body, who deserves (health) care for the body) carries us (noisily) through these (full-bodied) explorations.”

“What is safe?”

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sententia 4: What She Says


What She Says: The All Women Writers Issue
164 pages
edited by Paula Bomer, Amy King and Jen Michalski
$10 (+$2 shipping)

Including work by:

Betsy Boyd, Ana Bozicevic, Mikita Brottman, Megan Calhoun, Ching-in Chen, Andrea DeAngelis, Kathy Flann, Sherrie Flick, Heather Fowler, Ana Garcia Begua, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Jen Grow, Toshiya Kamei, Elise Levine, Sara Lippmann, Khadijah Queen, Treasure Shields Redmond, Metta Sama, Ellen McGrath Smith, Sara Jane Stoner, Meg Tuite, Carolyn Zaikowski, Darija Zilic

108 Beads per Rosary + 108 Poets per REVOLUTIONESQUE

Harriet @ Poetry Foundation remarks, “you’ve got to check out Esque Mag Issue 3 … It’s beautiful.”

Announcing Esque (click!)
For the third issue of esque, REVOLUTIONESQUE, we asked you to tell us about the revolution. We didn’t define what we mean by that. Whether it lives in your home, in the financial district, or the district of your heart, you defined your revolution and told us what it is. 
 Here are y/our findings.

108 poets talk about the revolution:

Alex Dimitrov, Alex Rieser, Amanda Deutch, Amber West, Amish Trivedi, Amy Lawless, Anja Mutic, Anne Fisher-Wirth, Annie Finch, Becca Klaver, Betsy Wheeler, Bonnie MacAllister, Brad Liening, Brenda Iijima, Brian Howe, Cara Benson, Ching-In Chen, Chris Martin, Chris Pusateri, Christina Davis, Claudia Serea, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Dale Smith, Dan Hoy, Dana Teen Lomax, Danniel Schoonebeek, David Baratier, David Brazil, David Buuck, Diane di Prima, Donna Fleischer, Dot Devota, Dustin Luke Nelson, E.C. Messer, Elise Ficarra, Elizabeth Treadwell, Emily Kendal Frey, Erin Lyndal Martin, Evie Shockley, Filip Marinovich, Franklin Bruno, Gloria Frym, Hank Lazer, Harold Abramowitz, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, J/J Hastain, Jan Clausen, Jan Heller Levi, Jared White, Jeffrey Grunthaner, Jennifer Karmin, Jennifer Mackenzie, Jessica Reed, Jocelyn Lieu, John Ashbery, John Colburn, Jon Cotner, Joshua Ware, Kate Schapira, Kathleen Ossip, Kimberly Alidio, Kristin Prevallet, Krystal Languell, Larry Sawyer, Lars Palm, Laura Carter, Laura Hinton, Lauren DeGaine, Laynie Browne, Liesel Tarquini, Lily Brown, Lisa Samuels, M. G. Stephens, Magus Magnus, Maryam Alikhani, Matt Clifford, Maya Pindyck, Meena Alexander, Megan Volpert, Michelle Detorie, Mike Palmer, Nicholas DeBoer, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Noelle Kocot, Ossian Foley, Paige Taggart, Patricia Spears Jones, Paul Cunningham, Paula Cisewski, Peter Ciccariello, Phillip Griffith, Piotr Gwiazda, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Rachel Levitsky, Ray Gonzalez, Richard Loranger, Ricky Ray, Rita Stein, Rob MacDonald, Sara Jane Stoner, Sharon Mesmer, Sophie Podolski trans. Paul Legault, Stephanie Gray, Thom Donovan, Todd Colby, Tony Mancus, Vincent Katz, Zvonko Karanovic trans. Ana Bozicevic

With a special Naropa section featuring:

Allan Andre, Angela Stubbs, Ariella Ruth, Jessica Hagemann, Lauren Artiles, Lindsay Miller, Matthew Wedlock, Meryl DePasquale

Please share widely, with gratitude,

Amy King & Ana Bozicevic

Travels, Travails and Quintas

What happens when we travel? Apart from the obvious, the changing scenery around us, there can be engagement on a deeper level that can effect changes in our 'inner structure' as Albert Camus put it.

.....For what gives value to travel is fear. It breaks down a kind of inner structure … robs us of refuge. [We are] Far from our own people, our own language, stripped of all our props, deprived of our masks [one doesn't know the fare on the trams, or anything else] …...... But [we] also restore to every being and every object its miraculous value. A woman dancing ….. a bottle on a table, glimpsed behind a curtain: each image becomes a symbol. The whole of life seems reflected in it.....

Albert Camus - L'Envers et l'endroit

Martha Gellhorn, the journalist, novelist and travel writer, sums up the sense of triumph at having overcome all hazards, including life-threatening ones -in her introduction to Travels with Myself and Another (the 'other' being her then husband, Ernest Hemingway) - Nothing is better for self-esteem than survival.

And Martin Buber has said that All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveller is unaware

For a year I experimented with a different kind of writing. Taking the idea from a tanka journal, I wrote short, 5 line poems which I called quinta, as they are not strictly tanka. The idea was to write at least one a day. I selected some of these and put them into a collection, Gold Tracks, Fallen Fruit, which was launched first in Chester, at the end of 2011, and in Edinburgh on March 1st. I also included photographs, and the places I travelled to or visited during the year – from August 2010 to July 2011- include France, Italy, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria and the USA. There are also some from Scotland, England and Wales.

You can read more about Gold Tracks and travels, on my blog Rivertrain and you can read some quinta here and here

A Year is Enough

An Appeal to the Ambassadors and Consuls of the People's Republic of China in the United Kingdom and the United States:

To date, Zhu Yufu has been detained by your Government for an entire year for his composition and distribution of the now famous poem, It’s Time.

This imprisonment violates Article 35 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Every day that Zhu Yufu remains in prison increases the power of his words and the reach of his poetry. Your Government’s attempt to silence him only makes his voice louder.

The signers of The Petition to Free Zhu Yufu urgently request his immediate and unconditional release: it’s time to let him go.

We have a say in the matter. So do you. Free Zhu Yufu. The time is now.


The Petition to Free Zhu Yufu:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Meadowland Review

The Meadowland Review Winter 2012 is now live. Featuring poems by Changming Yaun, Jessie Carty, Maureen Kingston, Matthew Ulland. Fiction by P.S. Duffy and Sonja Vitow. Art by Merlin Flower.

Friday, March 2, 2012


Two new issues of The Nexxuss, a lit mag put out by take-it-to-the-street-poetry, came out today, and I’ve got a poem in each of them.

take-it-to-the-street-poetry is a pretty cool project, with the goal of “offering words and art to those that have limited access to these gifts.” In short, people are encouraged to download the issues, print them out, and leave them in places where others may find them.

In issue #16, I’ve got a piece called “Waiting for a bus” and in #17 there’s one called “Disappearing is an art.” Lots of other great work in each issue, including stuff from favorite writers of mine like Mike Meraz and William Taylor, Jr.

Take a look!

--Matt Galletta

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Standardform for language resentment.

Have you had your work rejected from your favorite press or house?
I had my work constantly rejected for ten years after my debut. In this book I have collected all of these letters, e-mails, notes and some newer reviews and made them into a long concept poem. They say it is hysterically funny.
Anyways, the Swedish version (this is my translation to English) was accepted 20 minutes after it reached the house King Ink, and then I got another one thirty minutes later. I still get lots of rejections.
This fine print has been made available from Corrupt Press for a minor sum. The no-discounts allowed still drives love into my heart. There is also a link to me reading from it in my 'too bad' English.

Thanx for the support.