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AUGUST 25: STACY SZYMASZEK READS Journal of Ugly Sites at MATHEW NYC

Thursday,  August 25, 2016

IMG_5138_RT_smIn partnership with Montez Press, you are invited tonightThursday, August 25 at 7 pm—to Mathew NYC for a reading with Stacy Szymaszek. Stacy will read the long title poem from her collection Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals. After hearing Stacy read her potent, quotidian “Journal of Ugly Sites” in its entirety, you will feel like you know her even less than you feel like you know her now.

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READ & FEED in HUDSON on JULY 30

Thursday,  July 28, 2016

READ_FEED_CROPPED (1)The inaugural READ & FEED brings together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature. This “mini-festival” will feature panel discussions bringing together writers, farmers and chefs, cooking and mixology demonstrations, a marathon reading of John Cage’s Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse), and a marketplace featuring more than twenty small press publishers and artisanal food makers, plus food and drink.  Find Fence Books in the READ & FEED Marketplace, along with other publications and presses including: Belladonna*, Read More


THE COW 10th ANNIVERSARY QUESTIONNAIRE ends 7/8

Thursday,  July 7, 2016

TheCowHeader-01 Ariana Reines’s The Cow is turning ten, and your input is requested! Tomorrow, July 8 is the closing date for our Read More


LIVING POETS MUSICAL THEATER at EMPAC

Friday,  June 3, 2016

On Thursday, June 9 at 9 p.m., in conjunction with the Albany Symphony's New Music Festival, FENCE presents an evening of poetry performances curated by Rebecca Wolff at EMPAC. The event features poet-performers Shira Dentz and Diana Alvarez. 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, downloadable for free). Her writing has appeared widely in journals including: The American Poetry Review, The Iowa


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on James Shea’s The Lost Novel

Thursday,  May 26, 2016

"The voices of the poems in The Lost Novel are alternately unsettled, wry, contemplative, resigned, and baffled. But throughout those fluctuations they’re also relentlessly endearing; as the speaker of the poem “Florida, Missouri” tells it, This is the breezy firsthand / account of my life. If you don’t / want to listen, I don’t care. But it’s a testament to that insouciant breeziness that we do want to listen; we do care." —Jeff Alessandrelli, The Kenyon Review Read the whole review here


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Slightly Younger Than Youtube: The Cow @ Ten

Thursday,  May 19, 2016

 

Fence readers: We're preparing a tenth-anniversary critical edition of The Cow, edited by Judith Goldman & featuring the voices of poets, artists, musicians, readers, fans & loathers of the book—and we wanna hear from you!  There'


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