Showing posts from November, 2009

Wishing Well. Well wishers.


I've written a few lines about the dead. They are full of blood and mush. Talking about the end is in itself a type of slurry.

There is nothing concrete about the passing of time- only the physical that changes. For me and you this means lines and stretching and growing noses and ears. The trees gain rings and knots of wisdom. They produce leaves and then we pile them up. Our new land a vast blacktop that coats the soil in a slick our car tires can tune to.


I ramble a bit. I ramble on to public transportation. I ramble about nature and the forgetting of nature and the ignorance of nature to the human condition. How nice it must be to be a tree and see all things from all heights. A tree that can be protected by the perimeter of central park, or doomed like the development across the street.

So the deadline for poetry is December 1st. Our open-mic is December 9th. I can't even write poem 6 for Meena Alexander's class. This is the truth. I have written some lines…

it's free you lazy bones.

CUNY Lost and FoundFeatured Poets:David Henderson, Margaret Randall, David Meltzer.December 8, 2009, 6:30 p.m.
The CUNY Graduate Center, the Martin E. Segal Theatre, 365 Fifth Ave, New York, NYFree and open to the public. No reservations required.The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative is a publication project emerging from archival and textual scholarship done by students at The Graduate Center, with the primary focus on writers falling under the rubric of the New American Poetry. Since accessibility to archival material proposes alternative, divergent and enriched versions of literary and cultural history, the Initiative takes the New American rubric writ large, including the affiliated and unaffiliated, precursors and followers. The archive is not simply textual but living and guests for 2009-2010 include David Henderson, Margaret Randall and David Meltzer. Come celebrate the launch of our first series, including works by Amiri Baraka, Robert Creeley, Edward Dorn, Kenneth Koch, Muriel …


-xo reebok

So many plans..

Our very own OTR Field trip!

Friday, December 4, 2009
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Morgan Library & Museum 225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street New York, NY 10016
Blake's engravings are on exhibition and it would be awesome to go and check them out if you haven't already. We were all kind of interested in this - so we thought we'd make it a group event.

If you want to see some of the things you'll encounter - as well as tidbits about Blake - go to the best archive EVER for Blake's work:

This is going to be an evening trip so we're still deciding where to have lunch and all of that fluff. We'll change the details as they roll in - feel free to contribute ideas!

The cost is $8 for admission but we're seeing if we can defray that somehow. This is advance notice- so put some quarters in a jar for now!

any questions: olivetreereview [at]
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QSU Open Mic/Art Show in honor of Trans Remembrance Day

Sister Resistor, Lesbians Rising, and the Gay Men's Alliance of Hunter College are hosting an open mic/art viewing Friday, November 20th, in honor of Trans Remembrance Day. Trans Remembrance day is held every November to draw attention to and memorialize those who've been killed because of anti-trans prejudice.


Trans Remembrance Open Mic + Art Show!

619 Hunter West
Friday November 20th

Poets/Performers- just show up and sign up

November is National Novel Writing Month

I'm blogging from the Tree House.

I'm staring at the skinny tan Moleskin notebook I plan on using for my NaNoWriMo novel.
Staring is the operative word, because so far, I've written one page and have two days of catching up.

For those writers who are unfamiliar with NaNoWriMo, here is a super-crash course.

The goal of this month is to get you to write. Doesn't matter what. Doesn't matter how good. It is simply, To Write. Writers write. And in the course of the month, you will pump out 175 pages (50k words) by Midnight on November 30th.

The page/word count is a but intimidating, but it isn't as scary as it sounds. It's totally do-able, and it's FREE.

The way I look at it every year is this: even if at the end of the month you only keep 100 pages, 15 pages, or one line, at least you're writing.

To sign up go HERE.

Add me as a writing buddy: Giipsyrosex

write on,