I hope this Spring finds you all well and surrounded by florals and faunas. A few bits of news:
-Fabulous Essential author Niina Pollari is reading tomorrow night in NYC as part of the Perfect Sense Reading Series with Kadija Sesay, Margaret Diehl, and Victoria Lynne McCoy. The event takes place at the Cornelia St. Cafe (29 Cornelia Street) at 6pm.
-Birds of Lace will have a table this coming Friday 3/30 at the CUNY Chapbook Festival; if you’re there stop by our table and say hello.
-Submissions for our 2012 chapbookbook reading period end on 3/31! View guidelines here.
-Another things ending 3/31 is our March shop special: free shipping on all U.S. orders. Visit our etsy shop and fill your brain to the brim with words.
-Lauren Spohrer has created a new online journal promoting work by women called Two Serious Ladies. Peruse and adore work by Kate Zambreno, Roxane Gay, Anne Marie Rooney and many others, and submit your work!
-Heels on Wheels in a traveling roadshow, and in their own words, “a dazzling cabaret of performance art works and acts of resistance by queer folks on femme/inine spectrum genders.” They’re raising money for their upcoming tour on kickstarter- contribute if you can!
-Kristen Stone has a new chapbook/zine press called Unthinkable Creatures. Their first release is i love crushes more than the real thing, which I love because it is the real thing: honest, sweet, strange, beautiful. Unthinkable Creatures is open for submissions so send ‘em your work and send ‘em your love.
Welcome to 2012! Birds of Lace has some exciting things planned, beginning with the release of Jason Helm’s Fetish at the end of this month- pre-orders will be up soon!
A few copies of the limited-edition (of 30) catalog BoL did for Matt Momchilov’s show They Really Want You are now available for purchase here. The catalog features full color photos of all the work in the show, plus writing inspired by that work by Leon Baham, Ben Fama, Kate Durbin, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Rohin Guha, Mike Kitchell, and Niina Pollari. Each catalog also comes with a one-of-a-kind polaroid of a sculpture from the show and a mix cd of music relating to the show. Read more about the show here and view more of Matt Momchilov’s work here.
Leon Baham’s Ponyboy, Sigh was named a best read of 2011 by both Johannes Goransson and Mike Kitchell.
Carrie Murphy has a poem up over at JMWW.
Rohin Guha has posted the title story from Relief Work just for you over here.
Finally, will you be AWP Chicago this year? Birds of Lace will be part of an event co-hosted by Action Books and Kate Durbin- stay tuned for more…
*Tomorrow night in NYC our very own Rohin Guha (Relief Work) is reading with BoL favorite Jason Helm at the Gaslight Reading Series. The event starts at 7pm and is being held at 116 bar @ 116 MacDougal.
*Mr. Guha is also busy infiltrating the UK’s pop-media, as evidenced by his cameo over at The Guardian regarding the firing of Cheryl Cole.
*Niina Pollari has an article up over at Jezebel. Additionally, you may or may not know that she is in an excellent punk-rock accordian-and-megaphone-touting band called Mindtroll, whose music can be enjoyed here.
* Starting tomorrow, Anna Joy Springer (The Birdwisher) is going on tour for her new book The Vicious Red Relic, Love, out from Jaded Ibis Press. You can view tour dates here; The Birdwisher will be available for sale at the San Francisco and Berkeley dates.
*Next month will see the release of two new BoL titles: Ponyboy, Sigh by Leon Baham and Meet the Lavenders by Carrie Murphy. There will also be special pre-order extras going out with both of these chapbooks which I can’t wait to share with you, soon!
Happy New Year from Birds of Lace! The year begins with a wonderful bang: the Relief Work release party/reading! Join us:
in 2011 BoL will have several magnificent new releases: chapbooks from Adam Strauss & Kristina Marie Darling as well as a new issue of Finery, in addition to some other secret exciting-ness which cannot be shared just yet.