Gay Pride at Big Blue Marble

Gay marriage is legal In PA! Come celebrate it and gay pride month in Mt. Airy on June 5th! https://www.facebook.com/events/252657468255098/?ref=notif&notif_t=plan_user_joined

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Gay Pride Month is in BLOOM at the Big Blue Marble Bookstore – June 5, 2014 – 7:00 p.m.

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Join writers from BLOOM Literary Journal as they celebrate June as Gay Pride Month. Readers include fiction writer Viet Dinh and poets Joan Larkin, Brian Teare and Kelly McQuain. Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119. (Mt. Airy neighborhood)

 

LARKIN, TEARE, MCQUAIN, DINH

 

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Big Blue Marble Reading: JOAN LARKIN, KELLY MCQUAIN, BRIAN TEARE, VIET DINH

 

June 5, 2014. Thursday, 7:00 pm. Join writers from BLOOM Literary Journal as they celebrate June as Gay Pride Month. Readers include fiction writer Viet Dinh and poets Joan Larkin, Brian Teare and Kelly McQuain. Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119. (Mt. Airy neighborhood)

 

JOAN LARKIN’s new poetry collection, Blue Hanuman, is just out from Hanging Loose Press. Among her previous books, My Body: New and Selected Poems received the Publishing Triangle’s Audre Lorde Award. She is the current poet in residence at Smith College.

 

VIET DINH was born in Dalat, Vietnam, and teaches at the University of Delaware. He has received a Fiction Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, and his work appears in the 2009 PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories and numerous literary journals.

 

KELLY MCQUAIN’s poetry collection, Velvet Rodeo, recently won the Bloom chapbook prize, judged by poet C. Dale Young. His poems and prose have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Assaracus, Kestrel, Painted Bride Quarterly, Between: New Gay Poetry, The Pinch, The Harrington Gay Men’s Fiction Quarterly, and more.

 

BRIAN TEARE is the author of four full-length books, The Room Where I Was Born, Sight Map, the Lambda-Award-winning Pleasure, and Companion Grasses, one of Slate’s best poetry books of 2013. After over a decade of teaching and writing in the San Francisco Bay Area, he’s now an Assistant Professor at Temple University in Philadelphia, where he makes books by hand for his micropress, Albion Books.

Grasshoppers, Publications

Publications Added!

Publication listings have been added under the header menu. I’ll try to keep them updated, but I most certainly will fall behind at some point. Oh, and an editor at one of the journals I recently published in announces the following not, below.

Meanwhile, I have grasshoppers or crickets in my yard (not sure which—is there a difference?) and it’s time to visit them and say hello over a glass of wine now that it is not so ghastly hot in Philadelphia. Do crickets turn from bright green to olive-green over the course of a summer? If so, what a way to wear out one’s clothes. I had thought my little visitors from last summer would be gone since I chopped down my silver-lace vine this spring and gave it to writer Viet Dinh. Glad to see Jiminiy Cricket and company are still here.

–Kelly

 

 

Transient #1 Live Online/Print Copies for Sale

My poems “Magic Washing Machine” and “Old House” are in Transient. Vol. 1.1. July 2012. http://issuu.com/transienteditor/docs/transient_summer_issue1?mode=window&backgroundColor=%23222222

Editor Kimberly Zapata writes:

“For those who have yet to see it, Transient #1 is now live online! This issue highlights the poetry, prose, and fiction of nine different poets and authors from the Philadelphia-area and is truly a diverse collection of the many voices of the city.

“In addition to our online release, Transient #1 was also released as a limited-edition chapbook. Copies can be purchased for $7 each, and all order inquiries should be sent to editor@transientpublishing.com. (Please keep in mind that, due to stock limitations, all requests will be handled on a first-come, first-serve basis.)”