After producing three volumes of the poetry magazine Foundlings, editor Aidan Ryan offers his advice to writers submitting to lit mags ans zines.
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”
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”
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”
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”