Spring 2009 News & Upcoming Events [news from Litmus Press]

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From Dame Quickly

Poetry & graphic stills by Jennifer Scappettone

Paperback, 112 pages
ISBN: 978-1-933959-06-1

Cover art by Rosemarie Fiore

Available now through Small Press Distribution

The work in this wondrous first major book by Jennifer Scappettone has a phenomenal -- an excitatory -- presence, the presence of action, not thing. This book is a matrix of polytemporal energy, a linguistic carnival, ribald and resounding -- "a most implicit maze."...

-- Lyn Hejinian

LISTEN to Jennifer Scappettone now on PennSound!

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and don't miss these


Wednesday, April 29th, 6:30-8:30pm

Panel Discussion with Marshall Price (Curator of Contemporary Art, National Academy Museum of Art), Jennifer Scappettone (Poet and Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Chicago) and Rosemarie Fiore (Artist) discuss Fiore's artistic process

Thursday, May 7th, 6:30-8:30pm

"Dame Quickly, Unframed" reading and performance/projection of graphic stills from Jennifer Scappettone's new book! (cover art by Rosemarie Fiore)

Both of these events are organized and hosted by Priska C. Juschka Fine Art Gallery . Please RSVP to gallery@priskajuschkafineart.com or 212-244-4320.

Priska C. Juschka Fine Art Gallery

547 W. 27th St. 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10001

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:::Embargoed Voices:::
Poesia Ultima / Italian Poetry Now


May 26 - May 29
New York & Chicago, IL

View all details here

In conjunction with Aufgabe #7 we welcome Maria Attanasio, Giovanna Frene, Marco Giovenale & Milli Graffi to New York and Chicago for a series of readings and discussions with translator & guest editor Jennifer Scappettone and translator Carla Billitteri.

Events curated by Jennifer Scappettone and co-sponsored by Litmus Press with the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, Poets House, St. Mark's Poetry Project, UChicago Arts Council, University of Chicago Creative Writing and Romance Languages and Literatures, Northwestern University Department of French and Italian, Chicago Poetry Center, Th!nkArt Gallery, and with promotional support from Columbia University, NYU, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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:::AND MORE:::

Saturday, May 30th, 4pm
Stacy Szymaszek & Patrick Durgin
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery

Segue Series
(curated by Tim Peterson & Kristin Gallagher)

Friday, June 19th, 8pm
Celebrate our two newest releases
-- and the beginning of summer --
with authors Jennifer Scappettone and Stacy Szymaszek

Short readings, snacks and wine will be provided!

From Dame Quickly, by Jennifer Scappettone
Hyperglossia, by Stacy Szymaszek

NYC, details TBA




Stacy Szymaszek

Aufgabe #8

featuring Russian poetry in translation, guest edited by Matvei Yankelevich

and there's more here


Litmus Press is supported by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency and by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. We are a proud member of the Council of Literary Magazines & Presses and rely on ongoing support and contributions from our members, subscribers and individual donors.

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