Category Archives: Outside Voices

12 or 20 Questions

In which I participate in rob mclennan’s long-running interview series. Although rob has been prodding me to do this for awhile, I didn’t feel inspired to until Dottie did it. What can I say, peer pressure works.

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FOURSQUARE’s Last Issues

I’m wrapping up Foursquare, a project I started in 2006. As my obligations to other things expand and my desire to work on my own poetry grows, issues of 4SQ come out less frequently, such that the year of 2009 … Continue reading

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Well, it was too good to be true…

I thought the planets had aligned to make 4SQ 3.3-3.5 possible, but turns out one was out of whack. 4SQ 3.3 (the tomatoes one) apparently has the wrong back printed with the front. On the back, the poems should be … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE 3.3, 3.4 and 3.5

The planets aligned, my printer worked, the software worked (briefly), I had both time and money simultaneously, poets and artists were awesome, and so here are three new issues of FOURSQUARE: FOURSQUARE 3.5 Love, history, heritage. Poems by Dianne Timblin, … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE Digital Archive

I can’t believe I didn’t tell you about this.  Shows how preoccupied I’ve been.  Jeannie Hoag, who earned her MFA at UMass Amherst, and I collaborated this semester to make a digital archive of Foursquare for our “Introduction to Information … Continue reading

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Update

Where am I? I am here. In Buffalo.  It has finally started snowing. I am almost done with classes.  I’ve finished three of the five of them and received my grade in one, an A (I think I will end … Continue reading

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Foursquare Vol. 3

Hey! Now that you have Christmas/Hanukkah money, go renew your Foursquare subscription! You’ll get 3.1 and 3.2 immediately and 3.3 is on its way (see the list of forthcoming authors/artists on the sidebar at the Foursquare blog).

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K. Lorraine Graham’s Foursquare Special Edition

Two visual poems by K. Lorraine Graham with cover art by Alixandra Bamford.  This is the last Foursquare SE of Volume 2, so Volume 2 subscribers will be receiving it shortly.  Overruns are for sale at Etsy if you’re not … Continue reading

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twntw excerpts

Here. (Order here.)

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Foursquare 3.2: Kundiman Edition

Foursquare 3.1 is sitting here in a pile waiting to be mailed, and while I procrastinated about going to The Dreaded Post Office (those of you who semi-bulk mail artsy things frequently know what a pain the P.O. can be), … Continue reading

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A new home for Outside Voices

My financial situation being what it is and my host being what it is (not so great), I’ve decided to consolidate. Thus, Outside Voices press, rather than being located at outsidevoices.org, will now be located at looktouch.com/press. Thus, you can … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE 3.1

. Foursquare 3.1, which is technically the June 2008 issue (like any respectable journal I am at least six months behind schedule), is an homage to Virginia Woolf’s book Mrs. Dalloway, which like James Joyce’s Ulysses (treated in 2.1) takes … Continue reading

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Protected: Approaching 29

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Foursquare SE Samar Abulhassan

This year’s Dusie project is a little different from previous years–almost all of the participants are also editors, so instead of making our own books, each editor is making someone else’s book.  Jill Stengel of a+bend is making my chapbook, … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE 2.10 and Vol. 3

- Unseasonably trailing 2.11, verdant FOURSQUARE 2.10 gathers together poems by Lee Ann Brown & Miranda Lee Torn, Kristen Orser, Mischa Erikson, and Jessica Bozek. Cover photo by Maggie Stein. Contributors and subscribers will receive copies, but if you’re not … Continue reading

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Protected: Excuses excuses

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Foursquare

This afternoon I finally unpacked all the Foursquare materials which have been in boxes since I moved and folded, stamped and licked… so those two issues (January and April) should finally go out tomorrow.  Sorry for the delay!  … The … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE 2.11

The unifying “theme” of the four poems in Foursquare 2.11 might be “bodies,” or it might be “pain” or “creation.” Poetry by Laura Elrick, Cathy Eisenhower, Nicole Zdeb and Katie Kemple; cover photo by Katrina Rodabaugh. Very limited overruns at … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE 2.8

FOURSQUARE 2.8 re-spins old yarns with poetry by Ada Limon, Jennifer Chang, Kate Middleton and Evie Shockley, and cover art by Jo Cook. Limited overruns of this and other editions available at Etsy. For more information about Foursquare magazine go … Continue reading

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Protected: The continuation and evolution of Foursquare

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Catch-up post

Sometimes people read my blog once a month or once a season or once a year instead of every day. Sigh.* ;-) So just to catch up…

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2.9, Valentine

- – Foursquare February, featuring love-ly cover art from Bettina Cronquist and poetry by Deborah Poe, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Julia Drescher, and Shannon Smith. For sale at Etsy. (January’s issue is delayed due to cover art issues. I have cover … Continue reading

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Musings on the Anthology after the first Anthology reading

Last night, Outside Voices Anthology authors read at the d.a. levy series coordinated by Boog City‘s David Kirschenbaum, at the lovely ACA art gallery. Since the Anthology was only recently canceled, I expected many things: no one to show up; … Continue reading

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Death to the Anthology

I am giving up on the Anthology for the following reasons: I don’t have the money to do it like I’d like to do it. Receiving daily emails from people who want to know when the Anthology will be out … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE 2.7

As you can tell, I’ve used the weekend to catch up on Foursquare, my monthly poetry “broadzine.” Foursquare is one 8×8″ piece of cardstock on which four female poets per month are given one 4×4″ space each– just like a … Continue reading

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Foursquare 2.6 and Female Poetry Magic

Tonight I made the very tardy Foursquare 2.6, a.k.a. the November issue. It’s gorgeous, the poetry goes together nicely, and all in all I’m very happy with everything about it except that it’s really late. There’s a kind of magic … Continue reading

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Protected: But the good news is…

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Protected: Stress and stress.

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contrary to popular belief

I am not made of money. In fact, my financial resources would land me a role in a debt consolidation commercial. It is more than a small challenge to find money for the various poetry projects I’m doing, but I … Continue reading

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Lana Lambert is this month’s cover artist for FOURSQUARE. I could only use part of the bio she sent for the magazine, but I thought it was interesting and people might like to read it (in the spirit, perhaps, of … Continue reading

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November’s issue (1.6) includes work by Jess Rowan, Tina Darragh, Jessica Smith and Jane Sprague. Cover art by Lana Lambert of Pistoles Press. There are a few extra copies for sale at etsy (unless you’re Steve, Ken, Jill or Erica … Continue reading

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• November seems odd / It’s my firing squad• Related, but not to any anthologized authors: what does one do about a really bad poem? Not a mediocre or boring or room-to-grow sort of poem, which indicates a lack of … Continue reading

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