Thursday, December 17, 2009
Do you like to draw strange things? Do you like to photograph strange things? Would you like your art to appear in NOÖ  (due February 2010), hugged by amazing stories and poems? Then please send your art to editors at noojournal dot com>.
Also, in other news: we're all caught up on submissions (email us if you feel like we never responded and therefore probably lost your submission) and prose and poetry submissions will re-open January 1st. We'll tell you again when the time rolls close, but here's an advanced heads-up.
Have good holidays, everybody!
Said and gone by Mike Young @ 3:10 PM
Saturday, December 5, 2009
For his brevity and swirly weirdness, Nals Goring wins our contest to win Heather Christle's Difficult Farm:
BEST AND WORST EXPERIENCE WORKING IN A GROUP
I was invited to hang out with a group in a lobster shack
I got all dressed up but they just wanted to work
I was friends with a group of medical students and we went in for a couple of kayaks
then most nights we went to the pool hall
but we spent one night in a hot air balloon
Congrats, Nals! Thanks to all who entered. Make sure to pick up a copy of Difficult Farm from Octopus Books.
Said and gone by Mike Young @ 2:59 PM
Monday 14 December @ Outpost, 8 pm
186 1/2 Hampshire St. in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA
Small Animal Project Reading Series presents
Jack Christian, Cheryl Clark Vermeulen, Zach Savich
Jack Christian is the author of the chapbook Let’s Collaborate from Magic Helicopter Press. His poems are upcoming in Drunken Boat, Sixth Finch, and Thermos, and his work has appeared recently in Cimarron Review, notnostrums, Phoebe, and DIAGRAM. He is from Richmond, Virginia, and lives now in Northampton, Massachusetts.
"OUTPOST 186 is a new arts, media and performance space at 186 1/2 Hampshire St. in Inman Square, Cambridge. Continuing the best traditions of the Zeitgeist Gallery, OUTPOST hosts several ongoing series of experimental music and performance events Wednesday through Sunday, and special art exhibits. It also serves as a node for progressive and experimental media. Open 1-4pm Tuesday-Sunday or appointment. Contact: Rob Chalfen - email@example.com"
THE PERHAPS FINAL COPIES OF Let’s Collaborate WILL BE AVAILABLE!
Said and gone by Mike Young @ 12:12 PM
Friday, December 4, 2009
At the blog Uncomplicatedly, Erin McNellis has written a terrific and thorough essay on Daniel Bailey's Drunk Sonnets that contextualizes the poems—quite thoughtfully—in the landscape of contemporary poetry and contemporary poetic sincerity. From the essay:
What gets me so excited about Drunk poetry as written by Bailey and friends is that it breaks down the pervasive assumption that experimental form is incompatible with emotional content ... I am not proposing that a return to Byronic levels of sincerity is imminent or even advisable, but that as we feel our way back from posturing in silly haircuts to occasionally being able to say what we mean, we are going to encounter a lot of weird situations that look a lot like Bailey’s poems.
Said and gone by Mike Young @ 2:20 PM