Joshua Marie Wilkinson on The Volta:
The Volta was hatched out of a couple things: I had been editing a journal called Rabbit Light Movies (poemfilms and videos of poets reading, online) and another journal calledEvening Will Come, which published poets’ short poetics essays, starting with C.D. Wright. Sara Renee Marshall and I decided to combine a number of these things—movies, essays, book reviews, interviews, poems, questionnaires—into one space and just call it The Volta.
This is how your brain will feel when confronted with all the beauty at the Chapbook Festival in New York City this May 3rd and 4th.
Day Job of Poets.
TONIGHT in NYC: Readings by contributors to the anthology Postmodern American Poetry, 2nd edition (W. W. Norton, 2013), edited by Paul Hoover, including Charles Bernstein, Katie Degentesh, Elaine Equi, Drew Gardner, Peter Gizzi, Nada Gordon, Lisa Jarnot, Caroline Knox, Noelle Kocot, Tan Lin, Steve McCaffery, Eileen Myles, Sharon Mesmer, Bob Perelman, Joan Retallack, Gary Sullivan, Cole Swensen, Edwin Torres, Marjorie Welish, Susan Wheeler, and John Yau:
Chapbook Publishers Argos, DoubleCross and Small Fires answer some questions here.
The fifth annual City University of New York (CUNY) Chapbook Festival will be held from May 3 to May 4 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. The program features workshops on producing chapbooks for writers and publishers, as well as readings and a bookfair. All events are free and open to the public. Visit the website for information about the 2013 festival.