“Speak, poet”: Buffalo News highlights new poets in the city’s scene

The Buffalo News Gusto cover last week featured an arresting image: facing out of the page, a man in a black leather jacket, head bent to a slim volume in his right hand, left hand rising and cupping as if around a palmed bird or baseball, lips curled to push out a poem. This is News photographerContinue reading ““Speak, poet”: Buffalo News highlights new poets in the city’s scene”

Submissions Open For Buffalo “Under 40” Poetry Anthology

Buffalo poets aged 40 and under can submit to a new anthology of verse through April. BlazeVOX will publish the project in December 2017. There’s been a lot of buzz around Buffalo poetry lately. The Just Buffalo Literary Center continues to do great work for the city — this year alone they brought Booker-winner MarlonContinue reading “Submissions Open For Buffalo “Under 40” Poetry Anthology”

Babble Presents: Ben Brindise and Rotten Kid

Last week I got to review Ben Brindise’s new chapbook, Rotten Kid, in The Public. The book, out from Syracuse-based Ghost City Press, contains a fresh mix of fiction and poetry, focusing mostly on memory, the process of finding a voice, and an exploration of a voice’s limitations. Ben asked me to serve at MC for the nightContinue reading “Babble Presents: Ben Brindise and Rotten Kid”

Review: Rotten Kid, by Ben Brindise

Ben Brindise has been a friend and close collaborator since we met at the first Foundlings launch back in May 2016. We’ve read together countless times, from the election season “Whistle Stop” tour to a poets’ showcase Ben hosted Monday night at Nietzsche’s (now to be a recurring thing, based on that night’s massive success).Continue reading “Review: Rotten Kid, by Ben Brindise”

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,Continue reading “Friends and Foundlings – Interviews with our Favorite Poets”