–We are moving towards our 2014 fundraising goal with YOUR help! Only 13 days to go, and now is an especially good time to get your pre-order on as Kristen Stone’s new chapbook, The Story of Ruth and Eliza/self/help/work/book, is out next Saturday! Help us publish these vitals texts <3
–At 30 x Lace our first poetry chain letter finished its run this week and we started our second. In the last week we’ve put up poems by Cassandra Gillig, Cean Gamalinda, Laura Goldstein, Nikki Wallschlaeger, Morgan Parker, Leigh Stein (the root for chain #2) and Sarah Bridgins.
–LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs will be on Alabama A & M University’s The Poetry Corner radio show w/ Marcus Sims at 3pm today
–Andrea Quinlan’s girl canon includes fellow BoL-er Carina Finn’s My Life is a Movie, which you can read/download for free on our PDFs page
–An interview with Megan Milks at New City Lit
–You can pre-order Carina Finn & Stephanie Berger’s new chapbook The Grey Bird at Coconut
–Finally, if you’re in the Athens area Kristen Stone’s chapbook release reading is next Saturday night 4/19 at Avid Bookshop!
–Carrie Murphy and BoL have resurrected our National Poetry Month blog from last year, 30 x Lace, to bring you another month of poems all April long! This year we curated a series of poetry “chain letters,” where we asked a poet for a poem and the name of the poet they’d like to “tag,” and so on. So far: Christine Shan Shan Hou–>Krystal Languell–>Emily SKillings–>Audrey Zee Whitesides–>find out tomorrow!
–Our Kickstarter is humming along gloriously, but we still need as much love as we can get! Spread the word, donate if you can, and send all your fully-funded wishes to us
–Kari Larsen reviews Carl Rollyson’s new Plath biography American Isis at Entropy
–Megan Milks’ Kill Marguerite makes Autostraddle’s list of books to read this spring for women and queers ; Milks’ co-edited Asexualities: Queer and Feminist Perspectives with Karli June Cerankowski
–JD Scott’s poem “Tribulation” is up at Flavorwire as part of their National Poetry Month series
–Cathy Park Hong’s poem on surveillance, “Inside Beyonce,” at Boston Review
–Niina Pollari’s world-famous band Mindtroll posted a new track at their Bandcamp page
–LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs has work in the new issue of Asterisk, which features work on Black Feminist Encounters
Big big news! Birds of Lace has launched our 2014 Kickstarter campaign to print work by KRISTEN STONE, DANIELLE PAFUNDA, JOOHYUN KIM, LUCAS DE LIMA, NIINA POLLARI, LATASHA N. NEVADA DIGGS, CATHY PARK HONG & CHRISTINE SHAN SHAN HOU! Pre-order your titles, subscribe to the whole year, and please spread the good word! We are upping our game by letterpress printing this year, and it is so exciting. I so much appreciate your help in any way you can offer it, from funding to sharing the project with friends to sending your well-wishes. Visit our Kickstarter and donate here!
xoxox Gina/Birds of Lace
–This week at Finery: Tim Jones-Yelvington, Feng Sun Chen, and Nikki Wallschlaeger
–BoL will have a table at the sixth annual CUNY/NYC Chapbook Festival book fair on April 3rd
–The reading/celebration for our first chapbook of 2014, Kristen Stone’s The Story of Ruth and Eliza/Self-help Workbook, will be April 19th at 6:30 p.m. at Avid Bookshop in Athens, GA; Kristen will be joined by readers Gale Marie Thompson and Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes
–Megan Milks’ new full-length book, Kill Marguerite, gets a shout-out at The Huffington Post
– “At the same time you’ll remember, all us theater girls had seemingly unrelatedly morphed into badly-tattooed gen-barf-x feminatzi anarchist whore menstrual extraction volunteers demographic dancing on sticky stages, with over half our lives choreographed by unseen Daddy Warbuckses in secret Masonic red-nuclear-button rings and televangelist creampuff hair.” Anna Joy Springer has an excerpt from a book-in-progress, Art in Heaven, at No More Potlucks
–photos from our AWP off-site reading with Spooky Girlfriend Press & Solar Luxuriance, which was predictably wonderful
–a new poem from Andrea Quinlan
–Danielle Pafunda has been added to Coconut’s 2014 line-up with her book The Dead Girls Speak in Unison, which will be out Fall ’14
–Watch video of Lucas de Lima reading from his new book Wet Land
–a few copies of OOP titles Ponyboy, Sigh (Leon Baham), TWINS (Megan Milks), and C. Exigua (Jackie Wang) were printed for AWP and a couple are up at the etsy shop; get ‘em while they’re there! Additionally, the next four copies of Anna Joy Springer’s The Birdwisher purchased will come signed by the author
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