So much to read, so little time! Please let me make it easier for you:
1) KGB Bar in NYC 6/23/12: Oh what a night! It was a wonderful event, with the main headliners Christopher Allen and Matt Potter, and an open mike format that let roughly 15 writers the chance to dazzle the KGB Bar (rather an easy feat, to be honest…it’s a dark and dingy space). The readers came from all over the globe, Germany, Australia and England, and the audience was very appreciative. And though some hosts would love to take full credit for any event, this one was really all about the excellent writers and readers. Bravo, to all of you brave folks! Here is one video, courtesy of Bill Yerger. And there are several more at YouTube:
And because you’ve asked, here is the link to the piece I read at KGB Bar, “Ten Notes to the Guy Studying Jujitsu” (scroll all the way down to the last piece): Dualities | Orion headless. Thanks editor, Sara Comito!!!
2) Christopher Allen’s “When Chase Prays Chocolate” at Smokelong Quarterly http://www.smokelong.com/flash/christopherallen36q.asp
Also, Joani Reese won the Patricia McFarland Memorial Prize at FFC with “The Cost” http://www.fictionaut.com/stories/jp-reese/the-cost
3) Roxane Gay waxes on the Sandusky verdict at The Salon: http://www.salon.com/2012/06/25/jerry_sanduskys_guilty_and_so_are_we/
4) The Lit Pub announces the 1st Annual Prose Contest:
5) JMWW’s Summer 2012 issue is filled with goodies: http://jmww.150m.com/
Thanks Jen Michalski and other editors for another great issue!
6) Check out the new issue of THRUSH, with the likes of Extie Ex, and Alex Pruteanu, and all kinds of other great work! http://thrushpoetryjournal.com/
7) Fantastic reading in the guest edited Scissors and Spackle, kudos to Joani Reese and her assembled writers: http://www.scissorsandspackle.com/
8) Have you checked out Supermodel Summer over at Nothing to Say, xTx’s blog yet: http://www.notimetosayit.com/2012/06/supermodel-summer_28.html
9) DJ Berndt brings it with his brilliance in Untoward Magazine: http://www.untowardmag.com/2012/03/when-to-be-afraid/
10) Andrew Stancek has a great story up at r.kv.r.y:
Well, that’s all for now. Another installment of HUMP Day, brought to you by Nabisco.