Monday, January 19, 2009

This Electrical Week: Ending January 17, 2009

Weekly Update for Alternating Current Arts Co-op

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Pocket Protector News:

Political Prisoners by Raymond Sapienza, the January Pocket Protector is now available.

In the works: The Light of Fields by Michael Kriesel for February, and Short Shots by Alan Catlin for March. Both can be purchased now in advance for $3 (plus $1 US shipping, $2 world shipping) through the mail and will be shipped when available.

Chapbook News:

no one gains weight in the shoulders by leah angstman is now available.

Poiesis #2 is now available.

In the works: Staying Alive: Essays in living by Ed Galing and Body English by Joseph Verrilli.

Reviews/Exposure News:

Slice Of Life by Kevin M. Hibshman and Ice Age by David S. Pointer were reviewed on The Time Garden.

[untitled] by justin.barrett was reviewed on Nightwaves.

Sweet & Sour by Ed Galing was reviewed on Nightwaves.

These Poems Are Not Pink Clouds by Timothy Gager was reviewed on Nightwaves.

Portraits by B.Z. Niditch was reviewed on Nightwaves.

A Sound To Drive Away The Coming Darkness by Christopher Cunningham was reviewed on nibble.

Nowhere, Utah by justin.barrett and A Sound To Drive Away The Coming Darkness by Christopher Cunningham were listed in the Guerilla Poetics Project forum.

A Sound To Drive Away The Coming Darkness by Christopher Cunningham was listed on his Guerilla Poetics Project poet page.

Nowhere, Utah by justin.barrett was reviewed on Nightwaves.

A Sound To Drive Away The Coming Darkness by Christopher Cunningham was reviewed on Nightwaves.

Editor leah angstman will have a poem, "even cats slip on the ice," published in the upcoming West Coast journal nibble #5. Buy it in advance here and support the small press!

leah angstman was interviewed by poet Charles P. Ries for an essay he wrote on the small press that will appear in the next (and last with Linda Aschbrenner) issue of the Midwest journal Free Verse. Buy it in advance here.

Open Submissions/Poetry Opportunities News:

At this time, we are no longer accepting unsolicited chapbook manuscripts. We have a ton to get through for the first couple months, so please keep them for when we will be open again, or contact us, and we may add more on a case-by-case basis.

We are still accepting submissions for the Dave Church tribute book, Taxi Cab Poet Confessions, throughout the end of February. Please pass the word around and send in your tributes, poems, stories, anecdotes, etc.

And, just in case we didn't have enough other projects, we have teamed up with Jeff Fleming of nibble to create an annual poetry anthology of amazingness. We just want to find the best of the best, weed through all the "found poems" to find the ones that resonate with us. We chose Jeff as our cohort because his ability to find the perfect poems is unstoppable. ...But here's where you come in: if you find any poems you like, whether by friends, family, internet surfing, a website that just shimmers in brilliance, or even your own masterpieces, let us know; and we will check it/them out. Email the poem(s) or link(s) to us (yes! as many as you want!), or give us the contact info of the author(s), or whatever you can do to get those tiny bits of heavenly words into our paddies. We want to make this an awesome best-selling annual anthology, and kick off the new year by starting the search for the best poems of 2009! Send everything you find that strikes a chord to

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