I’ve had the chance to review some solid albums recently. All have appeared in The Skinny. From my review of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.: The themes are familiar from earlier efforts – but this is more obviously an effort, a struggle. Appropriately then, he laconically raps on YAH., ‘I’m a Israelite, don’t call me black no mo’.’Continue reading “New Music Reviews on The Skinny: Kendrick Lamar, BadBadNotGood, Gorillaz, Beach Fossils”
English-language poets of all styles have an opportunity to win an artist’s residency at Hotel Henry in Buffalo, N.Y., where they will collaborate with a guest illustrator on a limited release chapbook of their poems, to be published through Foundlings Press, a Buffalo-based literary arts organization, in early 2018. Foundlings Press welcomes submissions for itsContinue reading “Foundlings Chapbook Contest and Artist Residency at Hotel Henry”
Foundlings Vol. III launched on a bright day June, and poets and readers packed Nietzsche’s, a venerable Allentown bar and music venue for the party. The other editors and I were very happy to host visiting poets George Guida and Gerry LaFemina, who grabbed a righteous lunch with us at Gabriel’s Gate before heading over theContinue reading “Foundlings Vol. III Available in Stores and Online”
On Tuesday, 13 June 2017, I opened up the Buffalo News to find a perplexing letter to the editor. Someone named Gerhard Falk was calling for an end to the “literary correctness” that kept Shakespeare on our bookshelves and in our syllabi. Gerhard Falk wanted us to “ignore Shakespeare.” This was absurd. You cannot, of course,Continue reading “On Shakespeare’s Bigotry: An Open Letter”
After producing three volumes of the poetry magazine Foundlings, editor Aidan Ryan offers his advice to writers submitting to lit mags ans zines.