Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Frog Island Readings Presents: MEGA MIC Dec. 2019

MEGA MIC: work from Frog Island Readings Dec. 2019 event featuring Stephanie Heit, John F. Buckley, Scott Beal, Petra Kuppers, PF Potvin, Jill Darling

Monday, December 3, 2018

and what would you say if you could
remembering Marthe Reed

get a copy: make a $5 donation for printing and shipping costs

at the &Now Festival of New Writing in Oct. 2018, Jill Darling, Linda Russo, Dana Teen Lomax, and C.S. Carrier collected  some work by and about Marthe Reed into a small chapbook that is not at all comprehensive, but speaks to a depth of feeling she carried through the world, and that shows in her writing, her social engagement, her concern for others, and her focus on the hope or potential for a different and better world. There’s a lot of continuing terrible, but we do also need hope.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Now Available: The First Steps are the Deepest

Laura Wetherington's first book, A Map Predetermined and Chance (Fence Books 2011), was selected by C.S. Giscombe for the National Poetry Series. Her work appears in the Minnesota Review, Drunken Boat, Otoliths, Verse, Mrs. Maybe, among others, and in two anthologies, The Sonnets: Translating and Rewriting Shakespeare, edited by Paul Legault and Sharmila Cohen (Nightboat Books 2012) and 60 Morning Talks, edited by Andy Fitch (Ugly Duckling Presse 2014). She currently teaches in Sierra Nevada College’s undergraduate English and low-residency MFA programs. Wetherington co-founded and currently edits and works as a faculty advisor for the Sierra Nevada Review.

Hannah Ensor has poems in print and online in Bat City Review, Cutbank, Spork Press, and Apartment Poetry, among others. An essay on Anne Carson’s Answer Scars appears in Anne Carson: Ecstatic Lyre (University of Michigan Press 2014). Along with being a member of the deep-ocean noise-pop duo Algae & Tentacles, she is also a co-editor of, an assistant poetry editor for DIAGRAM, and serves as vice president of the board of directors of Casa Libre en la Solana, a literary arts nonprofit in Tucson, Arizona.

Jill Darling has two poetry collections: Solve For (BlazeVOX, ebooks) and begin with may: a series of moments (Finishing Line Press). And she's had work published in /NOR, Aufgabe, 580 Split, Quarter After Eight, Phoebe, factorial, Horse Less Review, Two Serious Ladies, in the anthology Poetic Voices Without Borders, and forthcoming in Denver Quarterly. She teaches at Eastern Michigan University and The University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Cover Art by Nicolette Rose, “Ascending, No. 3”


I live in endless theorem. I live relentless correction. You didn’t tell me that we could sell the art: fiscal touching, fiscal touching in the courtyard. It elicits a response. Looking around the house peeling the wallpaper off, all so salable. Watch Pawn Stars and sleep. It seems that death is very possible. I have a million corporeal feelings. I live peerless. Here-less and There-less. Here, this: before it’s all gone we should touch the walls, illicit. Before I gray my hair. Before I marble statue. Not goodbye but see you later.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

NOW AVAILABLE: Sex in the Library

Sex in the Library is an anthology of nine provocative, text-based performance pieces by members of the Writing for Performance class at Eastern Michigan University (Winter 2012). These texts represent an extensive range of textual and performance strategies examined and actualized over the course of the semester. The texts are captivating on the page: visually, linguistically, syntactically, and in terms of their performative, textual presentations. Each piece further points to its own dramatic realization off the page. From a musical score to an improvisational divination, the work included here is smart and dynamic, serious and hilarious, and of the caliber and genre-busting spirit of great Poets Theater work. Sex in the Library is a textual event indicative of many further off-page events to come.

Table of Contents

Emily Clarkson
Sound of Modern Silence                   

Emily Riopelle
The Monster                        

Kay Crawford                       

Melissa Bowling
What Was Once a Woman                   

G. Matthew Mapes
(rhetoric) X (labor) : an identity play in one act   

Matt Catania
iSpy and Sorel                       

Jonah D. Mixon-Webster
And We Made Them Kings                

Jill Darling
Mercury’s Conjunction to Venus               

Miranda Metelksi   


Thursday, April 26, 2012