Wallless Space [Wandloser Raum] by Ernst Meister, translated by Graham Foust and Samuel Frederick, has been longlisted for the National Translation Award in Poetry by the American Literary Translations Association!
Words without Borders said, "The translators of Wallless Space were brave to take on Meister’s dense and unusual poetry, and so far their work has been excellent.…Foust and Frederick have preserved the phonetic elements of Meister’s verse—assonance, alliteration, rhyme, anaphora—without sacrificing the poet’s distilled diction and powerfully short dimeter and trimeter lines."
Wallless Space is Meister's final collection and the last of the informal trilogy which also includes In Time's Rift (Wave Books, 2012) and Of Entirety Say the Sentence (forthcoming Wave Books, October 2015).
From now until the end of June 2015, select paperbacks and hardcovers are on sale between 30-70% off. Free shipping, as always!
We're proud to announce that ECODEVIANCE by CAConrad, a series of (Soma)tic poetry rituals and resulting poems, is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in Gay Poetry. You can see the full list of finalists HERE.
ECODEVIANCE was also listed in Boston Globe's Best Poetry Books of 2014.
BOMB said of the book "The constant reverberations of collective and individual injury and suffering are openly registered in Conrad's work to memorable effect. Dedicated to his friends, ECODEVIANCE is kept from imploding on itself by love, camaraderie, and determination—a time capsule for the future wilderness and anyone who's being here now."
Join us for an afternoon of "performing" plays from Kenneth Koch's One Thousand Avant-Garde Plays (1988). Come to read a part or two--or just watch. Parts will be given out at the event. No costumes. No staging. No pressure. Free and open to the public.
"From hilarious and bizarre plays so short and minimalist they barely fill half a page to three-act mock epic extravaganzas, Koch’s wildly playful and imaginative plays experiment with the limits and promise of the theater and its first principles, raising an array of questions about the relationship between theater and poetry along the way."
--Los Angeles Review of Books
*Being a poet is optional, as always
Sunday, October 4th, 2014, 2pm
1412 18th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122