Making Sympathetic Nervous System from Bloof Books on Vimeo.
Above is a five-minute documentary I made with Jackie Clark, to show the making of her Bloof Books chapbook Sympathetic Nervous System. (More about the chapbook here.) The Poetry Society of America is also featuring the video and a Q&A in their chapbook publishers feature. I go on and on about chapbooks—why I love them, why I make them, what experiences they can bring to their authors and readers.
I'm participating in this panel at CUNY as part of NYC/CUNY Chapbook Festival next week. It's free and sponsored by Poets & Writers Magazine.
Nuts, Bolts & Beyond: How to Get Your Work into PrintThursday: April 2 at 11:00 AMThe Center for the Humanities365 Fifth Ave, C-LevelNew York, NY
Join chapbook publishers and authors discussing the collaborative publishing process, innovative forms and expanding genres, and how to get your work into print. Melissa Faliveno, associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine, talks with chapbook publishers and authors to discuss the collaborative publishing process, innovative forms and expanding genres, and how to get your work into print. Featuring Shanna Compton and Jackie Clark of Bloof Books, Joe Pan and Dominique Townsend of Brooklyn Arts Press, Bianca Stone and Alina Gregorian of Monk Books, Emily Skillings and Emily Brandt of No, Dear, and MC Hyland and JenMarie Macdonald of DoubleCross Press.
And the chapbook festival itself (of which this event is a part) is wonderful if you are into small press, DIY book arts, and poetry, comics, short fiction, and art in chapbook form. Everything is free. No registration is required. I will be there all day at the Bloof table (except during this panel) so come say hello.
This festival is particularly student-friendly with some youth-oriented panels and readings, so tell your NYC-area classes.
NYC/CUNY #chapfest begins March 30.
Full schedule: www.chapbookfestival.org