Tuesday, February 10, 2015


I was just updating my blaaaag, because,well, yolo, and i noticed a creepsville, usa vibe here.  What's up with the number 11?:

Upcoming Events

February 11, 2015, 6-9pm, DUMBO, BROOKLYN, New York Foundation for the Arts, Literary Salon (topic: marginalized groups).
NEW YORK March 11 2015, 7pm, Poets at The Yard  @ The Yard Lower East Side (85 Delancey St.).

Saturday April 11th, Black Forrest Inn, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Big Lucks x Black Cake x Magic Helicopter (An AWP Party).  

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Interviewed Kelly Schirmann & Tyler Brewington

I interviewed Kelly Schirmann and Tyler Brewington about their collaborative book Boyfriend Mountain (Poor Claudia) for The Conversant.  Read here.  They're cool. Read it!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Reading on Feb 11th @ NYFA in DUMBO

I am doing a reading & giving a talk on Wednesday February 11th, 2015 from 6-9pm at the New York Foundation for the Arts in DUMBO. It's a literary salon on the topic of marginalized groups.   I will read some poems that wander around the idea of how humiliating it can be to be a woman.   And there's a Q&A.  Oh there will be other fantastic writers who will talk and read too!  Here's a link with all relevant info! 

Two Poems in Valley Voices

Two new poems were published in  in Valley Voices: A Literary Review  V14N2, Fall 2014:  New York School and Diaspora: A Special Issue  (print). : "A Love No Theory May Possess" and "If He Says He's Going to Burn Down Your House"  (Can't find proper web site. Maybe try libraries?)  THEY ARE SUPER LONELY POEMS!

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="">