The live reading will begin at 10 AM Eastern. To watch, please go to the full screen and chatroom broadcast here at uStream. Normally we embed that stuff but it’s like 9am right now so what the heck. Mairéad will take questions in the chatroom and in comments on this thread, so hang out and fire around.
Her latest book, The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven is a 208-page collection released by Publishing Genius. Purchases made today get a reduced $10 price and free shipping.
This Saturday at 10am EASTERN we’re going to try a Re-Do of the Mairéad Byrne Live Giants Reading. Drink coffee. Present at the reading, all in the same Rhode Island house (so no speakerphone), will be Mairéad, Stephanie Barber (cover designer) and me (publisher). We’ll read from the book and discuss our roles as author, designer, publisher. RSVP on the Facebook event thing. And the new New Pages is out with a review of Mairéad’s book by Gina Myers.
September 2nd, 2010 / 7:48 am
Well, Mairéad’s microphone went kaput, so you only sort of missed her reading. But the book is still available cheap till I decide we’ve made recompense.
Her latest book, The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven is a 208-page opus just released by Publishing Genius. Purchases made between now and midnight tonight get a reduced $10 price and free shipping.
Her latest book, The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven is a 208-page opus just released by Publishing Genius. Purchases made between now and midnight tonight get a reduced $10 price and free shipping. It was reviewed yesterday at JMWW by Ashlie Kauffman.
Tonight, 9pm EASTERN, come here.
July 29th, 2010 / 10:04 am
At the Juniper Festival a few weeks ago there was a panel about The Future of Poetry. The panelists were Evie Shockley, Cathy Park Hong, Heather Christle and Rebecca Wolfe. It was good, cutting edge, perhaps too polite but definitely the sort of thing that is supposed to happen at panels.
Rebecca Wolff said poetry doesn’t matter and it sucks that poets, who are smart and engaged people, are wasting their lives on something cloistered and anonymous (my words) when they should become civil servants, business people, people who can make a difference. Essentially, the world is missing the poet’s perspective in areas where they are needed.
I could be paraphrasing this in an unacceptable way, just so you know. But that was the gist. READ MORE >
by Mairéad Byrne
A cup of coffee can be a mother.
A cigarette can be a mother.
A blanket can be a mother.
A wool cap can be a mother.
A coat can be a mother.
A booth can be a mother.
A warm grating can be a mother.
You can be your own mother.
I found this poem in a really cool anthology called Not for Mothers Only: Contemporary Poems on Child-Getting and Child-Rearing (Fence Books, 2007)
Also, Mairéad Byrne’s collection The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven (Publishing Genius, 2010) is available now.