Hi my love,
A press I love, Smoking Glue Gun, is putting out two chapbooks very soon. They have offered us the opportunity to fund said chapbooks through a crowd sourcing fundraiser campaign. None of it is just donation–nearly no matter what amount you give, you’ll be getting one or both of the chapbooks. If you get a little more, there’s a bunch of even cooler gifts from there that you’ll be receiving. Read about the incentives on the site and watch the video and then, if you can, please contribute to their cause: http://igg.me/at/smokinggluegunchapbooks/x/6002691 They’re less than $500 away from their goal of $2000, so let’s make sure they make their mark.
I had the pleasure of reading and writing a blurb for one of these chapbooks: Nate Pritts’s “Pattern Exhaustion.” And, I have to say, I absolutely loved that little collection. I would recommend it to anyone, even a lot of people who don’t normally dig poetry. I think I’m going to buy a copy for my dad…maybe some other people.
So go check this stuff out and support a great upstart press. And thank you!
In other news, we recently had an event in honor of a Racine, Wisconsin, poet and amazing community member, Walter Hermanns. The full video of the event is here for your viewing, thanks to our BONK! video homie, Peg Rousar-Thompson. Thanks Peg, and thanks to everyone who came, especially those who performed. I read a poem close to the very end and then the amazing Jackson Potter Barrow of one of my favorite young bands, The Barrow Band, plays a rendition he made of Amazing Grace. The whole room was weeping pretty insanely. It was beautiful. I miss Walter every day. We love you, Walter. Rest in peace…in rowdiness…
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