Poetry Roundup: Banker’s Dozen
For those of you who haven’t already heard, the poet Joshua Clover and 11 University of California Davis students are being “threatened with 11 years each in jail and one million dollars in fines” for protesting “the university’s privatization, its collusion with corporate profiteers, and the banks’ role in increasing student costs and student debt.” Matthew Timmons writes about it here. And the support page for the Banker’s Dozen can be found here. Please contribute some time and or money to this worthy cause.
Everyday Genius, the literary journal of the small press Publishing Genius, is putting out its first print issue (wonderful/hilarious cover image provided by Jimmy Chen). Featuring new work from many great writers: Stephanie Barber, Bryan Beck, Molly Brodak, Virgil W. Brower, Sommer Browning, Paula Bomer, Aaron Burch, Jimmy Chen, Matt Cook, Tasha Cotter, Rachel B. Glaser, Noah Eli Gordon, Steven Karl, Michael Kimball, Catherine Lacey, Jeanne Liotta, David NeSmith, Tyler Smith, Jeffrey Snowbarger, Sampson Starkweather, Frances Sultan, Chris Toll, John Dermot Woods, Leslie Yalenl, Joseph Young.
Over at Drunken Boat, the poet Jillian Weise has written an excoriating and hilarious essay on disabled subjects and readers of poetry. Also, Jillian’s second full-length poetry collection, The Book of Goodbyes, recently won the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award and will be published in Fall 2013 by BOA Editions.
Michael Robbins’ new poetry collection, Alien vs. Predator, is burning up the internet. I recommend you buy a copy and read this interview with Robbins over at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.