Showing posts from September, 2012

Launch Party! October 3 from 11-3pm in the West lobby

Issue 51 of the OTR will be released on Wednesday, October 3 from 11-3pm at the Media Brunch in the West Lobby. The Media Brunch is an event sponsored by the Hunter Media Board to bring together the many Hunter publications and connect them with students. Free coffee and pastries will be provided.

Issue 51 features cover art by Jantsankhorol Erdenebayar and features work from Hunter students of all ages and majors. Pick up an issue, grab a cup of coffee, and say hi!

Visit some of our sister publications, such as The Envoy, WHCS Radio, Psych News and Nursing Students Press. You can also sign up to help with some brand new publications just starting up. If you have any interest in starting a publication of your own, email the Hunter Media Board.

Governor's Island Reading with Yusef Komunyakaa recap

The weather couldn't have been nicer for a day in the park with poetry. Poets House set up chairs and speakers around a colossal red steel structure, one of the many Mark di Suvero sculptures around Governor's Island this season. Transport to the island is free and it's open every weekend.

And nearby, the Governor's Island Art Fair took over a row of abandoned buildings, with art installations filling rooms and hallways of old, institutional houses. It was quite something. The art fair runs every weekend in September.

Poetry this Weekend: Yusef Komunyakaa, Tan Lin, Paul Muldoon and Brenda Shaughnessy at Governor's Island

Spend Saturday Afternoon onGovernors Island with Poetry & ArtPoets House and Storm King Art Center Present
Poetry Reading on Governors Island Inspired by the Art of Mark di Suvero 

Yusef Komunyakaa
Tan Lin
Paul Muldoon
Brenda Shaughnessy

Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2:00PM
Nolan Park, Governors Island

Free and Open to the Public

Join Poets House for a rare opportunity to experience poetry inspired by Mark di Suvero’s sculpture on Governors Island. The exhibition Mark di Suvero at Governors Island: Presented by Storm King Art Center closes on September 30.

For ferry and other transportation details visit

Announcing Fall 2012 contests! Four of 'em!

Announcing four separate contests for the Fall 2012 semester! 
We're having our first ever Drama contest: submit up to ten pages of any script or screenplay for the chance to win a $50 gift card. All rights remain with the author, and this in no way prohibits you from getting your play performed.
Also we have a new Art contest, where artists are encouraged to send in a series of works on the theme of the digital age. Our Prose contest is a short 1500 word, two-character scene with an unstated conflict. And our Poetry contest is an ekphrasis: a poem that describes or reacts to a work of art, be it painting, sculpture, dance, film, whatever.
For more info and how to submit, check out our Contests page. Contest deadline is November 11, so lets get those submissions coming in!
All contest submissions will be judged blind by the senior editors. Submissions can be considered for regular publication in OTR issue 52.

NYC Artist- This Weekend

Local NYC Artist Mike Ming has a FREE ART SHOW! He's worked with Bustin Boards (longboard manufacturer to design board art) and Dell (to design custom-laptop covers and build live-art sessions/spaces touring concerts nationally like Lollapalooza and SXSW).

Visitors can see the new form of Pop-Up Gallery and artist-driven network of spaces developing in the city, and discover first-hand the process connecting sketching to final popularly-manufactured design-work.

3 Days Only --'Scribbles, Doodles, Drips and Stuff' September 13 to Sept 15!! 
Battery Show Room  SR LTD!! (ring the bell for #605)
313 west 37th Street #605 (37th and 8th Ave.)
New York NY 10018

Just make the Art. Submissions to  The Olive Tree Review are now open.

Questions:  email olivetreeArt(at)

Poetry Events this week: Philip Levine, Rooftop Readings, NYC Lit Crawl!

Poetry from the Rooftops: Thursday, Sept 13The Arsenal Building at Central Park
64th Street at 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Free and public reading on the roof of the arsenal building right down the street. With Anselm Berrigan, D. A. Powell, Ish Klein

"The Academy collaborates with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation each year to provide an intimate escape from the flow of traffic and offer New Yorkers the opportunity to hear a diverse group of contemporary poets read original work and 'bare their brains to heaven.'"

Red Hen Press reading at Poets House: Sat, Sept 15 Poets House
10 River Terrace, New York

With Philip Levine, Lisa Krueger, and David St. John.

2012 NYC Lit Crawl: Sat, Sept. 15The East Village

The 5th annual NYC Lit Crawl takes over the East Village this Saturday.

"Saturday Night Fever kicks off in the East Village at 6 p.m. The mayhem that follows includes 3 hours, 23 venues, and 100+ authors in literary readings, conver…

Art Info Session

Hello Artists/Photographers/Editors/and-Interested-Parties!
We're glad to have you on board. The Art section of the Olive Tree Review is happy to announce the first General Art Information Session will be on Wednesday, September 12, at Noon (12pm) in TH212 (Thomas Hunter Hall).  We're excited that you're interested in submitting or editing, or working with us this semester.
If you can't make it to the first meeting, you're welcome to Reply with feedback (  Additionally, the Olive Tree Review seeks to be a resource for students; so email us your art shows, poetry readings, and events.  Even interesting Art events around town! We'll post educational and art-related events on our Blog, as well as Hunter Student events.
We are also happy to offer our photography services for Fine Art and 3D artwork.  We know that it's hard enough to finish the work.  Submitting should be manageable.  Appointments can be made to bring your work in to pho…

University Open House at the Rubin Museum

This weekend, the Rubin Museum is having Free Admission for all college students and faculty, which includes special tours, raffles and, apparently, a scavenger hunt!

The Rubin Museum of Art is a dynamic environment that stimulates learning, promotes understanding, and inspires personal connections to the ideas, cultures, and art of Himalayan Asia.

Check it out.

The Mortimer Levitt Essay Contest at Hunter

If you are a Hunter student you are invited to enter the 2012-13 Levitt Essay Contest sponsored by The Writing Center, CE. We highly encourage all eligible students to enter. Our own senior poetry editor, Jade, was even a runner up last year!

To enter please submit a 500 word essay on "The World of Tomorrow" to Lewis Frumkes, Director of The Writing Center CE at before January 1st, 2013. First place winner will receive $2,000, 2nd place will receive $1,000, 3rd place will receive $500, and runners-up will receive $100 each.

Essays will be judged on originality, style, and plain old good writing. Winners will be notified in early Spring. *Former winners are not eligible*