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New Melissa Czarnik Video

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 29, 2012 by ndemske

Do you know who the Milwaukee feminist hip hop emcee Melissa Czarnik is? You do now. This is one of my favorite songs and videos of hers to date, so give it four minutes of your day. And there you go. Life is better already.

Rescue Press Open Reading Period

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on June 24, 2010 by ndemske

I just sort of stumbled upon this website of a press called “Rescue Press” and realized that it’s run by two friends of mine, Caryl Pagel and Daniel Khalastchi, in Milwaukee– awesome people and, from what work of theirs I’ve heard, killer poets.  The site is dope.  I don’t think they’ve ever even told me about this, unless I forgot.  It’s probably that darn poet’s modesty thing.  Well, either way, they have a free open reading period right now that accepts (actually is exclusive to) electronic submissions.  I was just recently so geeked that Action Yes did this and now here’s another substantive press following those steps…perhaps it’s becoming a norm.  Either way, if you’ve got a book length manuscript of practically any genre or form, you should send it to them.  So there.  Don’t say I never blah blah bletcetera.