Monthly Archives: February 2009

Amy Wright’s chapbook, There Are No New Ways to Kill a Man, Now Available!!!


We’re pleased to announce the release of Amy Wright’s chapbook, There Are No New Ways to Kill a Man. The chapbook will be available at the Book Fair at the AWP Conference in Chicago this weekend 2/11 to 2/15 and then available for order from our website shortly. Please check back for full details regarding all events for Apostrophe authors at AWP 2009. . . . .

Poetry in the Presence of Sculpture

Isamu Noguchi’s Undine (Nadja)

Isamu Noguchi’s Undine (Nadja)

Reading today with Apostrophe poet, Paul Foster Johnson at the Noguchi Museum in Queens. Here’s the info:

This Sunday, February 8th, the Museum will present “Poetry in the Presence of Sculpture” in the main gallery. Hosted in conjunction with the St. Marks Poetry Project, poets Paul Foster Johnson, Christopher Stackhouse, and Cathy Park Hong will read original work written both directly in response to Noguchi’s work and thematically in keeping with ideas of community and identity.

About the poets:

Cathy Park Hong’s first book, Translating Mo’um, was published in 2002 by Hanging Loose Press. Her second collection, Dance Dance Revolution, was chosen for the Barnard Women Poets Prize and was published in 2007 by W.W. Norton. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.

Christopher Stackhouse is the author of poetry collected in the chapbook Slip (Corollary Press, 2005), and co-author of Seismosis (1913 Press, 2006), a dialogic collaboration featuring Stackhouse’s drawings and text by writer/professor John Keene. He holds an MFA in Writing/Interdisciplinary Studies from Bard College; is a Cave Canem Writers Fellow; and is a 2005 Fellow in Poetry, New York Foundation for the Arts.

Paul Foster Johnson’s first collection of poetry, Refrains/Unworkings, was recently published by Apostrophe Books. His work has appeared in GAM, PomPom, Fence, The Portable Boog Reader 2, Antennae, Bird Dog, and Octopus. With E. Tracy Grinnell, Johnson is the author of the chapbook Quadriga, published by g-o-n-g press in 2006. Johnson is also at editor at Litmus Press.

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Tyler Dorholt on Catherine Meng’s Tonight’s the Night


Chicago poet and and photographer, Tyler Flynn Dorholt on Meng’s Tonight’s the Night:

“I suggest that there are two ways of reading Tonight’s the Night. One can roll through its appealing style—one that holds almost every poem on one page with a double space between each line—and leave with the repeated images and themes of grass, geese, highways, song, Bach, the eye, and photography dissolving into their own senses, or one can prod the delicacies of the subjects in the book by listening to Young, Gould, and then reading a bit more about those artists and thinkers who promulgate the table of contents.”

For the rest of the essay–absolutely engaging and insightful–have a look at Dorholt’s blog: