1. I told you to pretend that I was attractive
    and it worked. I took your hand in mine
    and we walked to the punch bowl
    and punched someone in the mouth. We went
    for the easy joke with pride. We went
    for the door with great purpose.
    Sasha Fletcher, “you are a beauty and i am alright,” published in Glitter Mob  (via bostonpoetryslam)
    Reblogged from: markcugini
  2. playsinverse:

East End Book Exchange and Plays Inverse are teaming up to celebrate Josh’s first reading in Pittsburgh since the release of THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE at AWP. The reading will also feature Josh’s cohorts from The Lettered Streets Press: Aubrey Hirsch, Abigail Zimmer, Nicole Wilson, and Alexis Pope. Oh, and there’ll be free beer too. It’s gonna be a hoot and a half. Possibly a hootenanny even.Poster by the ever talented Ryan Spooner.

    playsinverse:

    East End Book Exchange and Plays Inverse are teaming up to celebrate Josh’s first reading in Pittsburgh since the release of THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE at AWP. The reading will also feature Josh’s cohorts from The Lettered Streets Press: Aubrey Hirsch, Abigail Zimmer, Nicole Wilson, and Alexis Pope. 

    Oh, and there’ll be free beer too.

    It’s gonna be a hoot and a half. Possibly a hootenanny even.

    Poster by the ever talented Ryan Spooner.

    Reblogged from: playsinverse
  3. whatmountains:

altlitgossip:

Civil Coping Mechanisms is open for submissions three times a year, for one week
Mainline starts June 23 — two weeks away
http://copingmechanisms.net/mainline

I submitted to this during the winter and was a finalist, which was cool. Y’all should send to mainline. It is fun submitting a book and finding out whether you’re in the running within a day or two. Finding out whether you are accepted within a week.

    whatmountains:

    altlitgossip:

    Civil Coping Mechanisms is open for submissions three times a year, for one week

    Mainline starts June 23 — two weeks away

    http://copingmechanisms.net/mainline

    I submitted to this during the winter and was a finalist, which was cool. Y’all should send to mainline. It is fun submitting a book and finding out whether you’re in the running within a day or two. Finding out whether you are accepted within a week.

    Reblogged from: saramountain
  4. My Yoko Ono Moment | Academy of American Poets

    dcwccc:

    Associate Professor David Trinidad has a poem over at The Academy of American Poets! Yoko Ono is in it. 

    Reblogged from: dcwccc
  5. playsinverse:

Josh has a new poem, “Hell or High Water,” in Birdfeast: 10. Read it with your eyeballs: http://www.birdfeastmagazine.com/issueten/

    playsinverse:

    Josh has a new poem, “Hell or High Water,” in Birdfeast: 10. Read it with your eyeballs: http://www.birdfeastmagazine.com/issueten/

    Reblogged from: playsinverse
  6. ian-denning:

    comedyisweird:

    Advice from the special feature interview on the DVD of Louis C.K.’s second one-hour special, Chewed Up.

    Writing advice courtesy Louis C.K.

    Reblogged from: ian-denning
  7. lookatallthisstuff:

    David Bazan + Passenger String Quartet - The Fleecing

    New album of Bazan songs recorded with the Passenger String Quartet. Check it out.

    Reblogged from: lookatallthisstuff
  8. thedollhousereads:

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    Joshua Young is the author of THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE (Plays Inverse Press), and three other collections. Recent work in Gulf Coast, RHINO, FUGUE, Hobart, The Laurel Review, PANK, Nightblock, and others. He is editor-in-chief of The Lettered Streets Press and is Associate Director of Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago. He lives in the Wicker Park neighborhood with his fam.

    We hope you are all as big a fan as we are! Come see Josh this Saturday! RSVP here

    Reblogged from: thedollhousereads
  9. playsinverse:


This trilogy of ghosts claims, ‘No one will remember / their names,’ but that is a lie. We will remember. We will always remember. We will know their names, even in the blood-light, even in the trees. We will wait and we will hold these names in the Vanity House & ‘everyone will clap.’ At the end of it, York’s couplets have unlocked the ghost-poem, spilling us forward into the ether.
— Joshua Young, author of THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE

Josh recently blurbed, and will be reading at the release party for, Alexander York’s new chapbook THE VANITY HOUSE from Treelight Books.
RSVP for the release reading Saturday June 7th at 9PM at Habana Cabana in Chicago.
Buy THE VANITY HOUSE via Tree Light Books or add it on goodreads.

    playsinverse:

    This trilogy of ghosts claims, ‘No one will remember / their names,’ but that is a lie. We will remember. We will always remember. We will know their names, even in the blood-light, even in the trees. We will wait and we will hold these names in the Vanity House & ‘everyone will clap.’ At the end of it, York’s couplets have unlocked the ghost-poem, spilling us forward into the ether.

    — Joshua Young, author of THE HOLY GHOST PEOPLE

    Josh recently blurbed, and will be reading at the release party for, Alexander York’s new chapbook THE VANITY HOUSE from Treelight Books.

    RSVP for the release reading Saturday June 7th at 9PM at Habana Cabana in Chicago.

    Buy THE VANITY HOUSE via Tree Light Books or add it on goodreads.

    Reblogged from: playsinverse
  10. lookatallthisstuff:

Working on some updates for the Plays Inverse website and realized I forgot to share this on here. Genevieve Barbee was kind enough to have me on her podcast The AP Collection to talk plays, publishing, and Pittsburgh. Check it out if you’re into any of the above, and subscribe to the cast on iTunes.
Also, did I mention the press has it’s own tumblr? Regular updates and such here.
PS) Photograph by Genevieve in my basement bedroom/office. Frog was a gift from a production of A Year with Frog and Toad I directed, and is still one of my favorite musicals. Bowser on the other hand is signed by each member of Anamanaguchi. Interior decorating at its finest.

    lookatallthisstuff:

    Working on some updates for the Plays Inverse website and realized I forgot to share this on here. Genevieve Barbee was kind enough to have me on her podcast The AP Collection to talk plays, publishing, and Pittsburgh. Check it out if you’re into any of the above, and subscribe to the cast on iTunes.

    Also, did I mention the press has it’s own tumblr? Regular updates and such here.

    PS) Photograph by Genevieve in my basement bedroom/office. Frog was a gift from a production of A Year with Frog and Toad I directed, and is still one of my favorite musicals. Bowser on the other hand is signed by each member of Anamanaguchi. Interior decorating at its finest.

    Reblogged from: lookatallthisstuff
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