Friday, January 18, 2008

Flim Forum presents A Sing Economy

Thursday, January 31 - Saturday, February 2
AWP Book Fair - flim forum press will have a table at the upcoming AWP Book Fair in NYC (table #491, Americas Hall II, access from 3rd floor). if you are among the masses, drop by, say hello, and see our new book A Sing Economy, available, here, for the first time.

Wednesday, February 6
Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Cambridge, MA - 7:30pm at the Harvard Advocate Building, 21 South Street (walking distance from the Harvard T), upstairs. reading: kate schapira, jaye bartell, jennifer karmin, laura sims, matthew klane, adam golaski, john cotter, and deborah poe.

Friday, February 8
JAWBONE, Albany, NY - 7pm at the UAG Gallery, 247 Lark Street, sponsored by the SUNY Albany English Department. reading: michael ives, deborah poe, jennifer karmin, jaye bartell, and thom donovan.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Circles of Influence

and here's a new site, administered by a close friend of flim forum press, Ted Smith. Circles of Influence ( provides “space for educators from around the country to discuss the manifold challenges of urban education and create ways to increase the possibility of real change.” read about COI, read Ted's Letter to American Educator, find out what's new on the COI blog, and join one of the many discussions in The Forum. most importantly, please mention this website to people you know, especially those who may be involved, or otherwise invested, etc.


check out Adam Golaski's new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, which is being published serially, online, at the new arts and literature review Open Letters Monthly:

first fit, first part
first fit, second part

and, certainly, peruse the rest of the site while you're there, which is edited, in part, by flim contributor John Cotter.

from Open Letters: "Here you’ll find engaged, enthusiastic criticism and commentary displaying our passion for art across a broad spectrum of forms. Here you’ll find opinions based on our belief that there’s no room in the world for either pretension or pandering, and that the lions of art can fall flat just as great works can emerge from previously unknown corners."

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A Sing Economy At Grolier Poetry

the first Flim Forum reading since the last one, with:

kate schapira
jaye bartell
jennifer karmin
laura sims
matthew klane
adam golaski
john cotter
deborah poe

february 6, 2008, hosted by the Grolier Poetry Book Shop and celebrating the publication of A Sing Economy----

7:30pm at the Harvard Advocate Building, 21 South Street (walking distance from the Harvard T), upstairs----

black tie optional

Friday, January 04, 2008

Astronomical Unit

The deadline for submissions for the first issue of A.U., the DVD anthology, has been extended until March 30th, 2008. We are looking for avant-garde/experimental film and video, and also for writings (critical, prose, poems, ephemera...) for the accompanying booklet.

Please send your films on NTSC miniDV or DVD to

Astronomical Unit
457 Richmond Avenue
Buffalo, NY

and your digital submissions to

Feel free to contact us for digital submissions of larger files.

A.U. will be edited by Ekrem Serdar and designed by Barrett Gordon. It will be released by House Press in the Fall of 2008.

-ekrem serdar