23-26 White Oak Dr
Chester, NY 10918
Join great weather for MEDIA for an afternoon of poetry and story-telling with contributors from our latest anthology The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker, plus special guest John J. Trause. The Seligmann Center is a fascinating and historic property: Max Ernst slept in the guest house, Marcel Duchamp shot five bullets into the barn foundation, and Alexander Calder pulled prints from the very same press that is still in use today.
Featured readers: Roger Aplon, Shira Dentz, Janet Hamill, Erik Ipsen, Jane Ormerod, and John J. Trause
Followed by open mic
The Careless Embrace of the Boneshaker is a fearless and dynamic collection of contemporary poetry and short fiction by established and emerging writers.The anthology also contains an interview with musician Thurston Moore.
Submissions for our next anthology open October 15 2016
Roger Aplon has written ten books of poetry, most recently Improvisations, and one prose collection. In the course of his career, he has been awarded many prizes and honors including an arts fellowship from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. Roger now makes his home in Beacon, New York, where he edits and publishes the poetry magazine Waymark.
Shira Dentz is the author of three books—black seeds on a white dish (Shearsman), door of thin skins (CavanKerry) and how do i net thee (forthcoming)—and two chapbooks—Leaf Weather (Shearsman), and FLOUNDERS (Essay Press). Her books have been favorably reviewed in many venues including American Book Review, Boston Review, Fourth Genre, and Rain Taxi. Her writing has appeared widely in journals including Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, jubilat, and Western Humanities Review, and featured at The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, NPR, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. Her awards include an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Memorial Awards, Electronic Poetry Review’s Discovery Award, and Painted Bride Quarterly’s Poetry Prize. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she holds a doctorate in Creative Writing and Literature from the University of Utah. She was Drunken Boat‘s Reviews Editor from 2011-2016, and is currently Special Features Editor at Tarpaulin Sky. She teaches creative writing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, and can be found online at www.shiradentz.com.
Janet Hamill is the author of six books of poetry and short fiction: Troublante, The Temple, Nostalgia of the Infinite, Lost Ceilings, Body of Water – which was nominated for the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Prize – and Tales from the Eternal Café, named one of the “Best Books of 2014″ by Publishers Weekly. Her seventh book, Knock, has just been published by Spuyten Duyvil. Janet is presently at work on her first novel, a coming of age tale set in a boardwalk town on the Jersey shore. website
As a journalist, Erik Ipsen relishes the license that his fiction writing gives him to escape the fetters of hard reality and to make stuff up in the service of the story.
Jane Ormerod is the author of the full-length poetry collections Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational Vehicles on Fire (both from Three Rooms Press, and the chapbook 11 Films (Modern Metrics/EXOT Books). Her work also appears in publications including Maintenant,AND/OR, Marsh Hawk Press Review, Sensitive Skin, The Nervous Breakdown, and Paris Lit Up. Born on the south coast of England, Jane now lives in New York City and performs extensively across the United States and beyond. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA. Website
John J. Trause, the Director of Oradell Public Library, is the author of books including Exercises in High Treason published by great weather for MEDIA in 2016. His translations, poetry, and visual work appear internationally in numerous journals and anthologies, including the artists’ periodical Crossings, the Dada journal Maintenant, the great weather for MEDIA anthologies It’s Animal but Merciful and I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand, and in Rabbit Ears (NYQ Books, 2015). He has shared the stage with Steven Van Zandt, Anne Waldman, Karen Finley, and Jerome Rothenberg; the page with Lita Hornick, William Carlos Williams, Woody Allen, Ted Kooser, Victor Buono, and Pope John Paul II; and the cage with the Cumaean Sibyl, Ezra Pound, Hannibal Lector, Andrei Chikatilo, and George “The Animal” Steele. For the sake of art, Mr. Trause hung naked for one whole month in the summer of 2007 on the Art Wall of the Bowery Poetry Club.