Finery (#5) contributor Brooklyn Copeland wrote a lovely review of Adam Strauss’ Perhaps a Girl Elsewhere over at her blog. Thanks Brooklyn! You can purchase Perhaps a Girl Elsewhere here.
Soon I will be posting a call for submissions for Finery #8- finally!
You only have a week left to order Anna Joy Springer’s The Birdwisher at 30% off. Visit our etsy page to order & use the code “vicious” at checkout.
Next month will see the release of Kristina Marie Darling’s Footnotes to a History of the Victorian Novel, a limited-edition chapbook/broadside that makes use not only of elegant wordplay but also vintage wallpaper, tiny ornaments, an IBM Selctric II typewriter, soft pink paper and brightly colored thread. Shortly thereafter we will have two other brilliant releases to kick off summer, with Leon Baham’s spooky poetic essay based on The Outsiders, Ponyboy, Sigh and Carrie Murphy’s ode to ’60s girl groups, Meet the Lavenders, which will feature a cover and illustrations by Rhani Lee Remedes.
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Here are the videos of Christine Vi-Van Nguyen and Rhani Lee Remedes reading their work at The Birdwisher release party last year. Christine reads from her Birds of Lace chapbook Blood and Jasmine When I Dreamed Her; Rhani reads a story that appears in the first issue of the zine BTFA.
Christine Vi-Van Nguyen reads from ‘Blood and Jasmine When I Dreamed Her’ from birds of lace on Vimeo.
Rhani Lee Remedes reads a short story at ‘The Birdwisher’ release party from birds of lace on Vimeo.
Here’s another interview from Freshette, this time w/jill-of-all-trades Rhani Remedes. Rhani read her work at both the SF & LA release parties for The Birdwisher and her writing is featured in Finery #6. Additionally, her band, Bangs of Hunger, has a cd that comes with Finery #7 and she will be doing the cover and illustrations for Carrie Murphy’s forthcoming Birds of Lace chapbook Meet the Lavenders:
I make posters and stories and songs that are fluorescent fish that glow at the deep deep bottom of the ocean where the blue whales stretch out.
My favorite part is when the all the mental chit chat goes for a walk and leaves us to make things with out stopping like were are possessed. I like working with others independently as I can be too lazy when left to my own devices. Tell me to make something for you by next week and it will be done. Tell me to make something for you whenever is convenient and there is no time like the future.
My biggest known irrational fear is when I am not feeling creative I fear I may never be creative again. Like my well will just one day dry up. It’s not true though and so hs dramatic. And since one can only always count on change you can never not be creative forever. AND. because a creative block (like any energy block) shows or invites itself as a sort of invitation into the unconscious it seems like a better plan approach the stagnation with curiousity rather than animosity. I try to be consistent without pushing too hard.
1. On the lower frequencies; a secret history of the city by Erick Lyle
2. Alice Coltrane’a Journey to Satchidananda
3. Julius Eastman, composer
4. Walking Through Clear Water In a Pool Painted Black by Cookie Mueller
5. Sf Disco Preservation Society project by Jim of Twitch Recordings
http://www.facebook.com/pages/San-Francisco-CA/SAN-FRANCISCO-DISCO-PRESERVATION-SOCIETY/189436497650 & http://www.twitchrecordings.com/page23/page23.html