2012 AWP Annual Conference – Readings, Panels & Tables

BlazeVOX [books] & Its Poets: An Offsite, Really Hip, unAWP Reading:

Thursday, March 1, 2012
6:00 pm until 8:30 p.m

Revolving Door presents a spectacular sampling of BlazeVOX poets … setting out to dazzle 100% of the masses–that’s 99% + 1%. Among the poets who will prove themselves worthy sparks of divinity are:

Amanda Auchter +  Vincent Celucci + Farrah Field + Geoffrey Gatza + Matt Hart + Amy King + Jeffrey Morgan + Dan Nester + Michelle Naka Pierce + Nate Pritts + Chris Pusateri + Sarah Sarai + M Bartley Seigel +Chis Shipman + Michael Smith + Sheila Squillante + Tony Trigilio + Jarred White

In one evening you can achieve a poetic density of stunning proportion and galactic measure. With food and beverage.  Join us. It’s free.


Reading: Poetry and Hot Dogs

Thursday, March 1, 2012
7:00 pm until 10:00 pm

Featured Readers:

Apoggee Press: Alice Jones
Chax Press: Eileen Myles
EtherDome Chapbooks: Merle Bachman, Faith Barrett and Sarah Suzor
Fence Books: Laura Sims and Elizabeth Robinson
Flim Forum: Lori Anderson Moseman
Highway 101 Press: Travis Cebula
Instance Press: Kimberly Lyons
Litmus Press: Amy King
Lunar Chandelier Press: Joe Elliot
Nightboat Books: Michael Heller and Jessica Fisher
Palm Press: Dana Teen Lomax
Ugly Duckling Presse: Corina Copp

America’s Dog
21 E. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60603

Books available for purchase.  Including a benefit raffle for Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee, WI.


Table X/Y Party & Reading Experiment
presented by Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Organized cacophony. Writers from 32 small presses read simultaneously in one space!

Friday, March 2nd
@ Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Doors open at 8:15 pm

in the Wicker Park neighborhood
near CTA Damen blue line
3rd floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible

Experiment #1 – 9:00-9:30pm

Lori Anderson Moseman (Flim Forum Press)
Harold Abramowitz (Les Figues Press)
Gretchen E. Henderson (&NOW Books)
Peter Conners (Stamped Books)
Molly Gaudry (Mud Luscious Press)
Kathy Fish (The Lit Pub)
Paige Lipari (Augury Books)
Amy King (Litmus Press)
Judith Goldman (O Books)
Bianca Stone (No, Dear)
Philip Metres (Flying Guillotine Press)
Marcus Pactor (Subito Press)
Jonathan Stalling (Counterpath Press)
Katie Fowley (Lightful Press)
Ben Mirov (Supermachine)
Lisa Ciccarello (Immaculate Disciples)
Marina Blitshsteyn (Argos Books)
Rodrigo Toscano (Fence)
Anna Joy Springer (Jaded Ibis Press)
Corina Copp (Ugly Duckling Presse)
Miranda Mellis (Encyclopedia Project)
James Maughn (Black Radish Books)
Amanda Deutch (Dusie Kollectiv)
Lily Ladewig (SpringGun Press)
Joseph Mains (Poor Claudia)
Kristin Prevallet (Belladonna)
Jennifer Karmin (Flim Forum Press)
Alina Gregorian (Monk Books)
Sidebrow reading from White Horse
Alan Gilbert (Futurepoem)
Nicole Schildkraut (Kaya Press)

Experiment #2 – 10:00-10:30pm

Kate Durbin (Supermachine)
Laura Goldstein (Red Rover)
Matvei Yankelevich (Circumference Magazine)
Janice Lee (Jaded Ibis Press)
Noel Black (Ugly Duckling Presse)
Dana Teen Lomax (Black Radish Books)
Brent Cunningham (Atelos)
Deborah Poe (Dusie Kollectiv)
Adam Peterson (SpringGun Press)
Tisa Bryant (Encyclopedia Project)
Jeff Alessandrelli (Poor Claudia)
Caroline Crumpacker (Belladonna)
Christie Ann Reynolds (Monk Books)
Sidebrow reading from White Horse
Joe Elliott (Lunar Chandelier Press)
Erika Jo Brown (Further Adventures Press)
Matias Viegener (Les Figues Press)
Elizabeth Gentry (&NOW Books)
Gina Caciolo (Stamped Books)
Robert Kloss (Mud Luscious Press)
Ben Segal (The Lit Pub)
BC Edwards (Augury Books)
Jennifer Scappettone (Litmus Press)
E. Tracy Grinnell (O Books)
Ben Pease (No, Dear)
Serena Chopra (Flying Guillotine Press)
Tracy DeBrincat (Subito Press)
Giovanni Singleton (Counterpath Press)
Frances Richard (Les Figues Press)
Jessica Laser (Lightful Press)

Table X/Y, a joint effort of small and tiny presses, will occupy a swath of the AWP book fair floor, at the AWP 2012 conference in Chicago, March 1 – 3.


Don’t forget to check out the VIDA table @ the 2012 AWP Bookfair, as well as the VIDA event (For details, click here).



What REALLY happened to SUPERMACHINE? How did Ugly Duckling Presse get to be so good-lookin? What does H_NGM_N do with all the bodies? Where is the secret map to CUNY Lost and Found? Was that an aneurism or has someone just read an Epiphany?

Come to our panel at AWP to learn the answers to these questions and more. Editors from the previously mentioned journals team up for a roundtable about beginnings, middles, and ends; what makes us tick; and what we want to publish in 2012.

Now for the legit details as seen in AWP’s book of insane demands:

R143. From Litmag to Chapbook Press: Championing the Handmade in the Digital Morass

(Martin Rock, Anna Moschovakis, Nate Pritts, Ana Bozicevic, Ben Fama)

Thursday, March 1, 2012 @ 10:30 am – 12 pm
Crystal Room, Palmer House Hilton, 3rd Floor

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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.

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