Sunday, February 22, 2009

Poetry Project / Unnameable Books

Flim Forum Press + PEACE EVENTS

aaaaaaaaaaalice @ Unnameable Books
Saturday, February 28th, 8pm
456 Bergen Street

Jennifer Karmin (with guest readers Tisa Bryant, Jennifer Firestone, and a few surprises) performing selections from her text-sound composition aaaaaaaaaaalice. There will also be readings by Flim Forum Press editors Matthew Klane and Adam Golaski.

Jennifer Karmin curates the Red Rover Series and is a founding member of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented nationally at festivals, artist-run spaces, community centers, and on city streets. She teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet-in-Residence for the Chicago Public Schools. Recent poems are published in Cannot Exist, MoonLit, Otoliths, and the anthologies Come Together: Imagine Peace (Bottom Dog Press), Not A Muse (Haven Books), and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab Books).

A Sing Economy @ The Poetry Project
Friday, February 27th, 10pm
131 E. 10th Street
$8 / $7 students & seniors / $5 members

Jennifer Karmin
Thom Donovan
Jessica Smith
Matthew Klane
John Cotter
Adam Golaski
Kate Schapira
Stepanie Strickland
Eric Gelsinger
Deborah Poe

Sunday, February 08, 2009

One Year of Thyme Out (& Other Stories)

Friend of Flim Angela Denstad-Stigeler--poet, short story writer, and memoirist--has self-published a collection of her "Thyme Out" column, a column devoted to word-play, whimsey, and recipes. I have made two meals from the book: "Overnight Waffles" and "Macaroni and Cheese with Peas, Please." With the former I produced brilliant pancakes unlike any I've had before (Angela writes, "...a complex and well-rounded flavor, a tangy playfulness and rich sense of taste"); the latter is about 20 minutes easier than every other mac and cheese recipe I've ever followed (it eschews baking, and while it does take about 10 minutes longer than the stuff that comes in a box with a packet of cheese dust, it also eshews coming from a box with a packet of cheese dust).

As any feminist worth their Judy Chicago knows, cookbooks have often been a sneaky form of self-expression for women who spent their days plowing the fields, their evenings cooking, and their nights darning socks, etc., ad nauseum; Thyme Pieces: One Year of Thyme Out unselfconsciously taps into that history. To order a copy, email Angela at While waiting for your copy to appear in the mail, read her column online at the Caledonia Argus.

...& other stories:

Adam Golaski is reading in Hartford, CT at the Alchemy Juice Bar, 7pm, Wednesday the 11th. This is the third reading in the Inescabable Rhythms series (Deborah Poe will read in March) hosted by Andrea Henchey (whose work will appear in the next issue of Elisa Gabbert's Absent magazine). Deb is promoting her new book, Our Parenthetical Ontology. I'm not promoting a book.

Don't foget to ch-ch-check out Flim Forum at AWP. Matthew Klane will be there alone, shivering and frightened, so stop by with a blanket or a cup of hot soup (his favorite is "woe") and buy The Alps--the mountain range or the book. He'll take your money for either.

Finally, keep clicking "Favorites: Flim Forum Blog" for an upcoming post re. two NYC readings that could save your life. In the meantime, would someone please make me some gruyere-thyme icebox crackers?

Friday, February 06, 2009

AWP Chicago

Flim, Coach House, TinFish

AWP Off-Site Event
Thursday February 12th
Links Hall
3435 N. Sheffield, #207

Flim Forum Press will join Coach House Books and TinFish Press @ AWP afterhours in Chicago. The Flim section of the evening will be 9:30-10:30, and feature readings from Brandon Shimoda, Barrett Gordon, Laura Sims, Harold Abramowitz, Amanda Ackerman, Mathew Timmons, Matthew Klane, and Deborah Poe. The event will conclude w/ a tag team reading open to all.

Drop in anytime. Last entry 10:30pm.

Links Hall will also be hosting AWP events on Friday, February 13th (Red Rover Experiment #26: A Small Press Showcase) and Saturday, February 14th (Performance Ventures).

See you in Chicago!