Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Brightman, Bree and Lang, PLUS Updates!

NightBallet is very pleased to announce the upcoming Jim Lang- Steve Brightman- Bree reading, a NightBallet Press/Crisis Chronicles Press/Mac's Backs collaboration.  The event will take place at Mac's Back's Books on Coventry, 1820 Coventry Road, Cleveland Hts, OH, on Wednesday, March 14, at 7 PM.  That's only one week from today!  Jim Lang will be reading from his new chap, Coyote Moon, published just last month by NBP, Bree will be reading from the melody, i swear, it's just around that way, published recently by CCP, and Steve Brightman will be reading from his brand new chap, Sometimes, Illinois, which NBP will be publishing this weekend!  Open mic will follow the features.  Having been intimate with both Lang's and Brightman's poems, and having read Bree's book as well, I promise you an evening of poetry you won't soon forget- hope you can join us!

Updates:  My day job has been brutal lately, and I've fallen a little behind on my publishing schedule.  However, if you are one of the NBP poets waiting to have your chapbook published, be assured I haven't forgotten you.  I've been working on multiple manuscripts, formatting whenever I had the time, and I'll be publishing several more chaps soon.  The next one is Elise Geither's Monologues For Poets, a truly delightful collection of themed poems and play excerpts.  She has seen the proposed chapbook cover, so I'm posting it here (Steve Brightman has not seen his cover, so I'm going to save his for a future posting).

The photo, by the way, is from a pic taken at John Burroughs' house at Christmas- it's the beautiful smile of his granddaughter, Jada.

Check out the new video in the left column- Chansonette Buck reads poems from her NBP chap blood oranges.   I'll be posting more videos of poets in the future, so stay tuned.

Heather Ann Schmidt tells me that she was stopped by an Indian woman on the street in Chicago, who bought her chap Batik on the spot.  Have poetry, will travel!

Cleveland poet Jean Brandt has promised me a manuscript (yay!) and so has Elyria poet John Burroughs.  And I've started collecting poems for the 2012 NightBallet Press Broadside Series, including a half-English, half-Spanish poem from Skylark Bruce. We'll have an exciting year here at NBP!  I'll be posting more updates as we go along.  For now, hope to see you at a local poetry reading soon!