December 27, 2013


KAREN WEISER has several books and chapbooks, most recently To Light Out, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010. Her next book is forthcoming from the same press in 2015. She is an Assistant Professor of English at New Jersey City University. Karen reads her poem, Secret Bound.

Karen Weiser reads from Gossamurmur by ANNE WALDMAN. Waldman is an American poet. Since the 1960s, Waldman has been an active member of the Outrider experimental poetry community as a writer, performer, collaborator, professor, editor, scholar, and cultural/political activist. She has also been connected to the Beat poets. (from Wiki)

December 25, 2013

DAY 25: Marisa Crawford and Seth Landman

Marisa Crawford reads her own poem. She is the author of the poetry collection The Haunted House (Switchback, 2010) and the chapbook 8th Grade Hippie Chic (Immaculate Disciples, 2013). Find her work online at

Maris Crawford reads Seth Landman. Landman lives in Massachusetts, and is a member of the Agnes Fox Press collective. His book, Sign You Were Mistaken, was published by Factory Hollow Press in 2013. 

DAY 24: W.G. Sebald and Erin Virgil

W.G. Sebald was a German writer and academic and the author of three books of poetry: For Years Now with Tess Jaray (2001), After Nature (1988), and Unrecounted (2004)  Erin Virgil reads W.G. Sebald's poem "Timetable." 

Erin Virgil reads her poem, HermitageErin Virgil is a poet and essayist living in northern Colorado.  She has an MFA from Naropa University and her work has been published by Wolverine Farm, Fast Forward, Colorado Life Magazine, Indigo Ink.  She has books forthcoming from Monkey Puzzle Press and from Dancing Girl Press.  She keeps up a literary sort of blog at

December 24, 2013

DAY 23 * Wisawla Szymborska * Arielle Guy *

Arielle Guy reads Wisława Szymborska.
Szymborska was a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Prowent, which has since become part of Kórnik, she later resided in Kraków until the end of her life. 

ARIELLE GUY reads her own poem here. She really wants to have a dog. She would have two huskies named Mulder and Scully. Her work has never been published on other planets and she holds out hope. Her work has appeared on earth in Eleven Eleven, EOAGH, 6x6, kadar koli, CARVE, delirious hem and other magazines. Her first full-length collection, Three Geogaophies: A Milkmaid’s Grimoire, was published by Dusie Press in 2011, as well as a chapbook, Gothenburg, from ypolita press, and other Dusie chapbooks. She has a book forthcoming from Lark Books, Dreamographers of the Eastern Seaboard, part-memoir, part-essay, about mindfulness, writing, heritage, and being at peace. She lives in Brooklyn for the time being, maybe forever. 

December 22, 2013


LANGUELL reads part 2 of  As Good as Rocks. Notley is the author of over twenty five books of poetry, including 165 Meeting House Lane (1971), Phoebe Light (1973), Incidentals in the Day World (1973), For Frank O’Hara’s Birthday (1976), Alice Ordered Me to Be Made: Poems 1975 (1976),Dr. Williams’ Heiresses (1980), How Spring Comes (1981), which received the San Francisco Poetry Award, Waltzing Matilda (1981), Margaret & Dusty (1985), From a Work in Progress (1988), Homer’s Art (1990), To Say You (1993), Selected Poems of Alice Notley (1993), The Descent of Alette (1996), among many others. Mysteries of Small Houses (1998) won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and her collectionDisobedience (2001) was awarded the Griffin International Poetry Prize. Notley’s recent work includes From the Beginning (2004), Alma, or the Dead Women (2006),  Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems 1970-2005), which received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize, In the Pines (2007), Culture of One (2011), and Songs and Stories of the Ghouls (2011).

KRYSTAL LANGUELL reads her own poem, Tonight This Is Our Last Song. Languell is founder of the feminist literary magazine Bone Bouquet, she serves as a collaborative board member for Belladonna* Series as well as editor-in-chief at Noemi Press. She teaches composition at York College in Queens and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She lives in Brooklyn, where she also co-curates the HOT TEXTS Reading Series.