Friday, April 30, 2010

Amina Cain, Jennifer Karmin & Anne Shaw: Providence, RI & Cambridge, MA

Friday, May 7th @ 6 PM
Symposium Books
240 Westminster St, Providence, RI

Saturday, May 8th @ 3 PM
Small Animal Project
Outpost 186
186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA

Amina Cain is the author of the short story collection I Go To Some Hollow (Les Figues Press), and an upcoming chapbook, Tramps Everywhere (Blanc Press/PARROT Series). She is also a current Visiting Lecturer at the University of California, San Diego. Her work has appeared in publications such as 3rd bed, Action Yes, Denver Quarterly, La Petite Zine, onedit, and Sidebrow; is forthcoming in the Encyclopedia Project, MoonLit, and Sous Rature; and has been translated into Polish on MINIMALBOOKS.

Jennifer Karmin’s text-sound epic, Aaaaaaaaaaalice, was published by Flim Forum Press in 2010. She curates the Red Rover Series and is co-founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, community centers, and on city streets across the U.S., Japan, and Kenya. A proud member of the Dusie Kollektiv, she is the author of the Dusie chapbook Evacuated: Disembodying Katrina. Walking Poem, a collaborative street project, is featured online at How2. At home in Chicago, Jennifer teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet-in-Residence for the public schools.

Anne Shaw is the author of Undertow (Persea Books), winner of the Lexi Rudnitsky Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Drunken Boat, Green Mountains Review, and New American Writing. She has also been featured in Poetry Daily and From the Fishouse. Her extended poetry project can be found on Twitter at

Monday, April 26, 2010

Feminine Feral

Bhanu Kapil, on Lily Hoang's barely released The Evolutionary Revolution and the feminine feral, so barely released the link above still isn't live on our site.

See what Bhanu says here, and Les Figues members: your copy is on its way.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Not Blessed Contest: Deadline April 30

In Not Blessed a story is told not once, but twenty-eight times in twenty-eight shifting versions. Twenty-eight because author Harold Abramowitz initially drafted a version of the story every day for twenty-eight days in February.

In wild celebration of Not Blessed, and in the spirit of collective story-telling, Les Figues Press is hosting a twenty-eight day Not Blessed A Little Story Contest.

We invite you to create your own version of the book's recurring story: destroy, deconstruct, build-up, skew, subvert, or whatever else you would like to do to contribute to this webbed work. Read the following excerpt from Not Blessed, meet the players and retell the story...again, as your own.

Download excerpt at

--No entry fee. The contest is open to everyone.
--Download pdf of selections from Not Blessed
--Email your remix to contest.figues [at] attached as a word document (.doc).
--Include a cover page with your name, address, email and phone number.
--Entries will be judged by Harold Abramowitz. Winning pieces will be published on the Les Figues Blog as well as the Les Figues website. Winners will also receive FREE BOOKS.
--Contest begins April 3; deadline for submission is April 30, 2010

Please direct all questions to contest.figues [at]

Not Blessed is published as part of the TrenchArt Maneuvers series, Les Figues Press.

Friday, April 2, 2010

April 7: Dusie Pussipo Stonecoast Femiganza

Dusie Pussipo Stonecoast Femiganza

Wednesday, April 7th

Packing House Center for the Arts
835 E. 50th Avenue
Denver, Colorado

Everyone welcome!

Bronwen Tate
Ann Bogle
Jennifer Karmin
Marthe Reed
Annie Finch
Amy King
Cara Benson
Mackenzie Carignan
Danielle Pafunda
Deborah Poe
Ana Bozicevic
Teresa Carmody
Kate Durbin
Megan Volpert
Elizabeth Hildreth
Anna Aguilar-Amat
Sarah Rosenthal
Krystal Languell
K. Lorraine Graham
Carmen Gimenez Smith
Robin Reagler
Cheryl Pallant
Shanna Compton
Lara Glenum
Deb Marquart
Elizabeth Searle
Mel Nichols
Jesse Glass
j/j hastain

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Stonecoast MFA at U of SMaine