The Hermit Poet

August 3, 2005

Guide to Simultaneous Submissions (August Edition)

Filed under: Sub Guides — Neil Aitken @ 10:35 am

(edited: Aug 4, 2005)
In an effort to organize myself and to aid my fellow poetry friends, I will be providing a monthly list of journals which are currently taking simultaneous submissions, along with their accompanying websites.

American Poetry Journal
Artful Dodge
Another Chicago Magazine
Barrow Street
Black Warrior Review
The Chrysalis Reader
Cimarron Review
The Chaffin Journal
DMQ Review
Epicenter Literary Magazine
Good Foot
Green Hills Literary Lantern Journal
Hunger Mountain
Mot Juste
The National Poetry Review
New Hampshire Review
Poetry Bay
Poetry Midwest
River Styx

August 2, 2005

Binge Reading

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 4:50 pm

Other than editing and sorting through my thesis manuscript, I haven’t done much writing since I got back from Idyllwild. I have been reading though…

The Electrical Storm by Kerri Sakamoto (1998)
The Last Crossing by Guy Vanderhaeghe (2002)

Narrow Road to the Interior and Other Writings by Matsuo Basho, translated by Sam Hamill (1998)
Names Above Houses by Oliver de la Paz (2001)
Hip Logic by Terrance Hayes (2002)
Road Atlas by Campbell McGrath (1999)
Miracle Fruit by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (2003)
Bellocq’s Ophelia by Natasha Trethewey (2002)

When I’m up for it, I’ll try my hand at writing a few reviews.

August 1, 2005

Upcoming Readings

Filed under: Announcements,General — Neil Aitken @ 5:24 pm

I have two upcoming readings — both of which I am very excited about. Coming first is the reading with Louise Mathias, who I had the pleasure of hearing feature not long ago at Tebot Bach. There’s an unearthly edge to her work, a beauty that emerges at the threshold between terror and awe. Mystery is a word that seems to haunt these poems. Check out her book, Lark Apprentice.

The Beyond the Valley of Contemporary Poets Anthology reading promises to be dazzling night of poetry. While I don’t have the list in front of me, I can assure you that it’s well worth the trip out to Studio City.

Wed Aug 10 – 8:00 pm
Louise Mathias and Neil Aitken,
with Music by Tom Monroe

Alta Coffee House
506 31st Street,
Newport Beach, CA 92663
(949) 675-0233

Sat Aug 20 – 7:00 pm
Beyond the Valley of Contemporary Poets’ Anthology Reading
(I’ll be reading as part of this excellent line-up)
Portrait of a Bookstore (access through Aroma Cafe)
4360 Tujunga Ave,
Studio City, CA 91604

Fellow Kundiman Poet in the News

Filed under: General — Neil Aitken @ 7:09 am

Kelly Tsai, one of my friends and fellow poet from Kundiman, was interviewed recently at Congratulations Kelly!

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