fence launch party: 12/7 at Howl! Arts in NYC
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
In the midst of this American chaos, a new issue of Fence emerges from the swamp. Issue #32 is chock full of work that takes the First Amendment as literature’s first step and sprints. In collaboration with Howl! Arts, Fence invites you to a launch party at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, December 7th. Raise a glass or a fist, stick out your tongue, and join us in bringing this newest outpouring of words and weirdness into the world.
With readings from: Kyle Booten, Iris Cushing, Elizabeth Fodaski, M. Milks, Davy Knittle, and more to be announced.
Can’t make it? Celebrate privately with your own issue. You can subscribe here.
Fence 31 features new writing from: Samuel Ace, Steven Alvarez, Kathryn Davis, Angel Dominguez, Anaïs Duplan, Brenda Iijima, Aisha Sasha John, Ed Bok Lee, Nathaniel Mackey, Amanda Nadelberg, Eugene Ostashevsky, Daniel Poppick, Khadijah Queen, Elizabeth Robinson, Metta Sáma, Cole Swensen, and more
Howl! Arts is located at: 6 E. 1st Street, New York, NY 10003.
AUGUST 25: STACY SZYMASZEK READS Journal of Ugly Sites at MATHEW NYC
Thursday, August 25, 2016
In partnership with Montez Press, you are invited tonight—Thursday, August 25 at 7 pm—to Read More
READ & FEED in HUDSON on JULY 30
Thursday, July 28, 2016
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
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 IowaRead More
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. Read More
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!