Friends and Foundlings – Interviews with our Favorite Poets

In this series, the Foundlings lads have casual chats with some of our favorite Buffalo poets.

Ep. 1: Justin Karcher

Interviewed: Justin Karcher, author of Tailgating at the Gates of Hell and editor of Ghost City Review.

Topics: Tailgating at the Gates of Hell, the fragmentation of the Buffalo literary scene, hip-hop and Modernism, stakes and timelessness, and editing Ghost City Review

Friends and Foundlings Ep. 1: Justin Karcher — TEASER from Foundlings Magazine on Vimeo.

Call for Submissions – Foundlings Vol. 2

Foundlings Vol. 2 is slated for a mid-winter release, which mean we need new material from this planet’s best poets.

Submissions will remain open from Friday 5 August to Friday 2 September. Please send 1-5 of your best, previously unpublished poems to foundlingszine@gmail.com. We will endeavor to respond to all submissions sent during this period within four weeks after the submission window closes.

If you’re considering submitting for Vol. 2, you should check out Vol. 1, which is available at both Talking Leaves locations and online — you can purchase hard copies (signed!) or digital downloads through our Gumroad store. You can also look at copies in the Canisius College library literary journals section and in the University at Buffalo Rare Books collection.

Following our wildly successful launch of Vol. 1 at Sterling Tavern this past May, we’ve decided to stick with the “reading and rager” model for launches. You can trust that release party for Vol. 2 will be even bigger and better than the last, and that we’ll have more information on a date and venue soon.

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Observations from Abaco: Some Bahama-Brained Notes on Green Turtle Cay

On Culture and Tourism

GREEN TURTLE CAY doesn’t have a bank or even an ATM, the museum and the health clinic both fail to keep the hours they post, and when I ask if there’s a police force, I learn that it’s comprised of one man — and “he isn’t always here.” But the Green Turtle residents do have a Home Depot. At least, that’s what they call it.

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Gerry Crinnin’s Haiku to the Chief Launches with Reading at Buffalo’s Founding Father’s Pub

Gerry Crinnin’s latest book of poems, Haiku to the Chief, has been doing quite well since publisher Ghost City Press released the sleek edition on the 4th of July.

Available online and at both Buffalo’s Talking Leaves locations, the book will launch officially with a night of reading and drinking at Founding Fathers Pub, Sunday 28 August at 7pm. Gerry Crinnin will be joined by myself and his son Max, our friends Justin Karcher and Ben Brindise, and other poets, who’ll read before he takes the mic, our hearts, and this nation’s flag in his hands.

The event is free and open to the public, and books will be on sale and available for signing there. You can get yours in advance, though, by ordering online. Click the link.

Haiku in the news:

JCC Professor Publishes Book

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