I learned fabric weaving in my haute couture embellishments class last night and wanted to share the technique. Here’s a great purse project that incorporates fabric weaving: http://www.lazygirldesigns.com/blog/?p=163
“If you’re anything like the writers I meet at conferences and MFA programs, the word sweet probably isn’t the first adjective that comes to mind when you think of the head of a major New York publishing house. I hear a lot of other words (many of them unprintable in a wholesome writer’s magazine), but the takeaway is often the same: They are snakes in suits whose only loyalty is to the bottom line. While it’s true that such creatures exist—I could tell you stories—they are far less common than you might think.
Take the case of Jonathan Galassi, president and publisher of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, who got where he is, in part, by being one of the most gentlemanly editors in the business.” Read more from this Poets and Writers article …
This article found through a tip from writer Rick Rofihe of www.anderbo.com.
Poetry Journal Feature: TinFish Press June 6, 2009
A non-profit organization founded in 1995 by Susan M. Schultz, Tinfish Press publishes a journal of experimental poetry from the Pacific, including Hawai`i, New Zealand/Aotearoa, Australia, California, and western Canada. The press also produces books and chapbooks of poetry and experimental prose, some of it written in Hawai`i Creole English (Pidgin). Each publication is designed by artists living in Hawai`i, under the direction of cover-girl, Gaye Chan. Tinfish uses recycled materials, including tarpaper, weather maps, proof sheets, and hamburger sleeves to cover its always un-recycled poetry and prose. For more on TinFish, click here.
CraftStylish.com takes a bow, sort of June 4, 2009
I was the launch editor of CraftStylish.com, back when I was chief editor of Threads, and the team that was brought together at that time were some of the hottest crafters around the country. Although I left shortly after launch (due to an insane 4-hour daily commute), this team carried on and they were nothing short of brilliant in their hard work and consistent delivery of great projects and crafting tips. Now, sadly, the economy has dimmed this bright light in the crafting industry, and last week all of the contributing bloggers were taken off the payroll. The site will continue with user-generated content, but I just want to give a moment of glory and recognition to the team that took crafting prime-time online. They’ll be much missed. Each of the contributors gives a graceful adieu on the blog this week that will bring a tear to any ardent crafter’s eye. Learn more about changes at CraftStylish.com here.
Three Candles Press 2009 First Book Award contest May 28, 2009
Three Candles Press is pleased to announce the third Three Candles Press First Book Award for a best first book of poems. The contest will be judged by Alexander Long, whose books include Light Here, Light There; Vigil and A Condition of the Spirit.
Award: Winner receives $500.00 and 25 copies of the winning book. Deadline Oct. 15th (post-mark date). The winner will be notified at the end of December. Runners up and two alternates will be posted on the website by January 15th, 2010. The book will be available through Small Press Distribution, online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble, and at fine booksellers in America and Europe. The winner will receive a standard royalty contract. For more info, go here.
As some of you may already know, Schön! magazine is scouting for young creative people to contribute; from fashion designers, modelling agencies, stylists [fashion, hair and make-up] to photographers, graphic designers, illustrators and journalists. So, if you think you got what it takes, please create a FREE profile on http://www.nineteen74.com, join the project “ Schön! magazine”, read the instructions and send copies of your relevant work. Kind and Schön!
Celebrate International “Buy Indie” Day on May 1 April 23, 2009
Here’s a great way to give back to your local independent bookstore. On May 1, 2009, go buy one book–paperback, hardcover, audiobook–at an independent bookstore near you. Find yours here.
Fiction from Rick Rofihe/Anderbo.com April 15, 2009
“I am Amerikan” by Rafael Fuchs April 6, 2009
My friend Rafael Fuchs is one of my favorite photographers ever. He has a way of taking the normal and highlighting the surreal within. Now Rafael has a new self-published book, “I am Amerikan” with only 300 limited edition copies. Like everything Rafael does, it’s intense. Preview “I am Amerikan” here.