Saturday, June 6, 2015

Reading in Minneapolis

Midstream Reading Series

When: Thursday June 11 7:30-8:30

Where: Blue Moon building, corner of 39th and (3820) East Lake. Upstairs. Entrance just west of the Blue Moon coffee house, up the stairs and to the left. Air conditioned. Not wheel-chair accessible. Plentiful street parking. 

Original poems and stories read/performed by their creators:

Ash Cardona
Brad Liening
Michael Kiesow Moore
Roslye Ultan

Ash Cardona lives in the Twin Cities and teaches high school students to appreciate all things writing. She is currently an MFA candidate with Augsburg College and student editor of Howling Bird press. Her work can be found in places like The Dressing Room Poetry Journal and she is the author of an unpublished poetry collection entitled Some Uncertain Candor.

Brad Liening is the author of Death Salad (gobbet press) and Ghosts and Doppelgangers (Lowbrow Press). He lives in South Minneapolis.

Michael Kiesow Moore is the author of the poetry collection, What to Pray For (Nodin Press). He was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and grew up in Florida and Maryland. He received his M.F.A. in Creative Writing at Hamline University and his work has appeared in several books and journals, including Among the Leaves: Queer Male Poets on the Midwestern Experience, Water~Stone Review, Talking Stick, Evergreen Chronicles, The James White Review, and A Loving Testimony: Losing Loved Ones Lost to AIDS. His awards have included a Minnesota State Arts Board fellowship, a Loft Mentor Series Award, and a Pushcart nomination in poetry. He curates the Birchbark Books Reading Series at Birchbark Books and teaches creative writing classes at the Loft Literary Center. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. For more information, see

Roslye Ultan, Educator / Poet  An Art Historian and Visual Culture teacher at the UMN/Master of Liberal Studies Program, Ultan began writing poetry several years ago for her own amazement and creative/expressive art form. She has studied poetry at the Loft with Thomas Smith, and Chris Martin. Her poems have been published in small press collections and in three Chapbooks -- A Time to Write, Family Matters, A Daughter's Voice. Roslye has read for the Cracked Walnut Festival in 2014, 2015; Midstream Writers Series 2012, 2015; Hennepin History Museum as both participant and curator of the Annual Poetry & Prose event among other venues. She is a member of Constellation, Fireside Poets and Creekside Writers workshops. Ultan is working on a chapbook on the poets response to visual and performance art.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

New at gobbet / Schism

It's always exciting when gobbet and Schism move their tentacles about in the world.

A new book is coming soon from gobbet: Serial Kitsch by Yuu Seki. LINK
And Schism is hosting a Black Metal Symposium with a book of theory to follow. LINK

Friday, April 3, 2015

The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Made possible by the Apple Watch and a million other things we don't need and upgrade annually anyway. LINK

Thursday, April 2, 2015

5 poems @ gobbet

Thank you to RC Miller and Gary J Shipley and gobbet. LINK
gobbet is also heating up and expanding gases on Twitter now. LINK

Monday, March 16, 2015