Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Update on Newfangled 3 & I'm in Painted Bride Quarterly #89

Please note that NEWFANGLED 3 is now happening on Friday, 8/8, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bureau of General Services--Queer Division. More info will follow in early July.

AND, check out the new "unthemed" online issue of Painted Bride Quarterly, #89, here: http://pbq.drexel.edu/issues/current-issue/.

AND, definitely read my poem "Grand Union" in the new issue of Painted Bride Quarterly, which can be found here: http://pbq.drexel.edu/robert-siek-grand-union/.

"Grand Union" was the first poem I ever wrote for a poetry workshop class at the New School when I went there for my MFA from 1997 to 1999. It was originally titled "Grand Union Marionette." About six or so months ago, maybe longer, I went back to the poem and heavily revised it, and then I decided to submit it to Painted Bride. I'm so glad I did.

Friday, June 06, 2014

NEWFANGLED 2 HAPPENED AND 3 HAPPENS IN AUGUST

So I haven't blogged in months, but whatever, I've been writing, reading, and going to readings. I forgot to post about the second Newfangled reading that happened back on May 9, 2014 (the night before my fortieth birthday). Newfangled 2 was a blast. It was again at the Bureau of General Services--Queer Division, and the readers were Joey De Jesus, Ryan Doyle May, and Roberto Montes. Here are some photos taken by the Bureau at the reading (from top to bottom: Roberto Montes, Ryan Doyle May, Joey De Jesus, and me).

Newfangled 3 is happening on Saturday, August 9, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bureau of General Services--Queer Division. The readers that night will be Lawrence Kaplun, Rickey Laurentiis, and Robert Whitehead. Come and check it out. I'll post a reminder again as we get closer to the event.