Friday, January 23, 2015


Kelly Schirmann writes:

Black Cake Records is celebrating its first birthday this month. To celebrate an incredible year of poetry & recordings, I’ve put together an anthology of all the poets & artists that released records with us in 2014. The Year One // Anthology is a mixtape of sorts featuring fourteen tracks of poetry, mashups, field recordings, collaborations, & sound experiments by our amazing authors: Robert Duncan Gray, Cassandra Gillig, Sara Woods, Emily Kendal Frey, Danniel Schoonebeek, Lisa Ciccarello, Amy Lawless, Zachary Schomburg, Wendy Xu, Nick Sturm, Dot Devota, Brandon Shimoda, Bianca Stone, & Sampson Starkweather.
It’s been an incredible year & we have many more projects from more artists to come. If you have been meaning to check out our site, this anthology is a great opportunity to get to know us. If you know us & like what we do, this is also a great opportunity to consider donating a few bucks to Black Cake to ensure that these experiments continue. We will work hard forever to keep our recordings free (& ad-free), & your donation goes to support that.
Thank you everyone for your continued amazing support & for every person that has contributed to this project. I am grateful & awed & inspired by all of you. Happy New Year & enjoy! <3 p="">

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

"Stars Will Fall on Your Head"

Christopher DeWeese put together a stunning tribute in memory of the work of Tomaž Šalamun Real Pants.  I wrote about my favorite poem of his, "Triumphal Arch," which has stayed with me from the moment I heard it.   Remembrances from Luke BloomfieldJoshua Bolton, Dan Chelotti, Carolina Ebeid, Terrance Hayes, Brian Henry, Richard Jackson, Paul Killebrew, Amy Lawless, Timothy Liu, Natalie Lyalin, Ata Moharreri, Matthew Rohrer, Dan Rosenberg, Lori Shine, Laura Solomon, and Dara Wier.  Read the whole thing here.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Two More Readings in 2014

I have two more readings in 2014.  It's all that's standing between you and 2015. That's ALL.

On Thursday December 11th at 7:30 I'll be reading at Tommy Pico and Morgan Parker's birthday party.  Here's  the facebook RSVP link.

On Tuesday December 16th, I'm reading at FREE WATER at KGB Bar on East 4th St in the East Village.  Here's the Facebook link.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Top Ten Poetry Books

The Volta asked me to make a list of the top 10 poetry books of 2014.  Here it is.