“The Dinner” in Talisman’s final issue

The new issue of Talisman is available, #38/39/40 all together as the final print issue. Sometimes folks talk about how difficult it is to find Talisman but when it’s found (at SPD), it’s a beauty. I have been happy that that over the years Ed Foster has published my work in many of the issues. And I lament the end of the printed version. I’m a bit of a biblio lover, but I think the trees may be happier when the pages of Talisman are flickering over a screen.

My most recent novella (28 pages and 18 chapters) is printed complete in the middle of this issue: “The Dinner”. You can order issues from Small Press Distribution for $20.00 http://www.spdbooks.org and read work by John High, Ed Roberson, Laynie Browne, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Tony Iantosca, Joel Lewis, Kimberly Lyons, Vyt Bakaitis, Basil King, and many others.

Because I loved the project of writing “The Dinner” (and at the end there is a description of the process), I want everyone to read it so I am posting a link to my website where there is a pdf.

http://myweb.brooklyn.liu.edu/bhenning/PDFDocs/The%20Dinner.pdf

My teaching and reading schedule

November 1-January 9, 2011. Teaching Poetic Prose workshop for Writers.com.

November 17, 2010. 7 pm. Reading at Xavier University. Cincinnati (with
Don Bogen)

December 12, 2010. 3 pm. Reading at DC Arts Center. Washington D.C. (reading with
Rachel Levitsky)

January 22-March 5. Teaching Flash Fiction/Poetry Workshop. The Poetry Center at University of Arizona. Tucson.

February 24, 2011. 3:30 pm. Reading at San Francisco State University Poetry Center.

February 24, 2011. 7:30 pm. Reading for Poetry Flash at Moe’s in Berkeley, Ca.

February 28-May 8. Teaching Flash Fiction/Poetry workshop for Writers.com.

March 12-13. Teaching Poetry Workshop at the Book Festival, Poetry Center in Tucson.

March 24, 2011. Reading at Pilot Books. Seattle, Washington.

March 26, 2011. 7:30 pm. Reading at Diva Center. Eugene, Oregon.

March 27, 2011. Reading at Spare Room Series. Portland, Oregan.

May 16-June 22, 2011. Teaching Flash Fiction/Poetry workshop for Long Island University’s MFA.

June 27=July 1, 2011. Teaching a Workshop at Naropa’s Summer Writing Program.