Georgia Marsh is a dear friend and collaborator. I absolutely love her paintings, watercolors, whatever she does–the transformation of line and color, the delicacy, and celebration and transformation of material, sense, intellect, emotion, etc. We met in the early nineties at an art colony in the Catskills. We wandered through the forests, spending our days with Georgia drawing and me writing. Anyhow, I want to share her website with you, all of you.
Here’s the website —
Interview of Harry Mathews
A year ago or so, I interviewed Harry Mathews about Oulipo and women and about politics of the members and such. This interview will be published by Critiphoria/Eoagh in their next issue. Because the interview started in response to a correction to the preface of LOOKING UP HARRYETTE MULLEN, it is now posted on Belladonna. It is a very interesting interview. Please check it out
Here’s the website —
The Annual Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading
In Aporia: The Annual Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading
September 19, 2012 at 7pm
Lang Café, Eugene Lang College
65 W 11th street
The annual Akilah Oliver Memorial Reading at The New School honors the memory of Akilah Oliver, a radical poet, professor, feminist, and activist. The second of this annual reading series, this event will feature the work of Nick Von Kleist, Krystal Languell, Wendy S. Walters, and Eileen Myles.
Nick Von Kleist is a current senior at Eugene Lang College of the New School, where he studies Literature, Chinese and Fine Arts. Nick has been published on the online zine ShortfastandDeadly in London, where he also did many readings at the Woodburner. In New York, Nick has read at Bowwow at the Bowery Poetry Center.
Krystal Languell is a graduate of the MFA program at New Mexico State University, where she won the Mercedes Jacobs Thesis Award. Her first book, Call the Catastrophists, was published by BlazeVox in 2011. Her poems have appeared in Barn Owl Review, DIAGRAM, esque and elsewhere, and her reviews and interviews have been published online at NewPages and Coldfront. Founder of the feminist literary journal Bone Bouquet, she is part of the Belladonna Collaborative in Brooklyn and teaches writing at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and Pratt Institute.
Wendy S. Walters is the author of Troy, Michigan (forthcoming from Futurepoem Books in 2013), Longer I Wait, More You Love Me (2009) and a chapbook, Birds of Los Angeles (2005), both published by Palm Press (Long Beach, CA). She is a 2011 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in Poetry. Walters’ poetry has been recognized with residency fellowships from Bread Loaf, MacDowell, Cave Canem and Yaddo, and her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Drunken Boat, Los Angeles Review, Callaloo, HOW2, Natural Bridge, Seneca Review and the Yalobusha Review, among several others. She has been a nominee for the Essay Prize and her prose has been published or is forthcoming in Bookforum, The Iowa Review, Coldfront, Seneca Review, Seattle Review, and Harper’s Magazine. She is also a co-founder of the First Person Plural Reading Series in Harlem with Amy Benson and Stacy Parker Le Melle.
Eileen Myles is from Boston and moved to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Eileen has published 18 collections of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction most recently Snowflake/different streets (poetry), and Inferno (a poet’s novel). Also The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009) for which she received a Warhol/Creative Capital art writers grant. She is a 2012 Guggenheim fellow. She lives in New York.
My Upcoming Classes at Writers.com
As many of you know, I teach several ten-week on-line classes for Writers.com. Many of these courses I also teach in MFA Programs. The cost to enroll is minimal compared with the universities..
My upcoming schedule is:
“Poetic Prose: The Prose Poem” begins on 9/17/12. This course is a combination of a workshop course and a reading sequence about various experimental writing movements. I teach the identical course (except shorter here) for the MFA Program at Naropa and at Long Island University, as well as the Poetry Center in Tucson and The Poets House in NYC.
“Borderline Writing: A Writing/Lit Class” begins on 10/1/12. In this course we read several works that bridge the novel and poetry. Journal Writing and Fiction/Poetry workshop. I have taught this course for the Poetry Center in Tucson and also the MFA Program at Long Island University.
“Flash Fiction: Writing the Short-Short Story” begins on 12/3/12. In this course we experiment with writing tiny fictions using many poetic forms and constraints to generate narrative. We read other examples and some theory. I teach the identical course (except shorter here) for the MFA Program at Naropa and at Long Island University, as well as the Poetry Center in Tucson and The Poets House in NYC.
Full Descriptions of the Courses are here
My Classes at Writers.com
Classes on Writers.com for 2015
Flash Fiction: Writing the Short Short Story (Begins 5 Jan). In this course we experiment with writing tiny fictions using many poetic forms and constraints to generate narrative. We read other examples and some theory. I have taught the identical course (except shorter here) for the MFA Program at Naropa and at Long Island University, as well as the Poetry Center in Tucson and The Poets House in NYC.
Poetic Prose and the Prose Poem: Poetry and Fiction (Begins 2 Mar). This course is a combination of a workshop course and a reading sequence about various experimental writing movements. I have taught the identical course (except shorter here) for the MFA Program at Naropa and at Long Island University, as well as the Poetry Center in Tucson and The Poets House in NYC.
From Journal to Poem or Prose (4 May)
Flash Fiction: Writing the Short Short Story (6 July)
Poetic Prose and the Prose Poem (1 Sept)
From FLASH to SUDDEN to SHORT FICTION (2 Nov)
Flash Fiction: Writing the Short Short Story (4 Jan 2016)
Poetic Prose and the Prose Poem: Poetry and Fiction (7 Mar 2016)
New Events and Publications
Digigrams forthcoming in Brooklyn Rail, Live Mag!, Local Knowledge and Downtown Brooklyn.
5 Digigrams in Journal of Poetics Research, Jan 1, 2018
2 Digigrams in Live Mag Issue 14 2017
6 Digigrams and a Process Note in Posit: A Journal of Writing and Art, Issue 16, December 2017
5 Digigrams in Califragile, December 2017
5 Digigrams in Califragile, November 2017
5 Digigrams in Recluse, Issue 13, 2017
5 Digigrams in Pete Spence Magazine 2017
3 Digigrams in Rascal, Issue 1, 2017
On March 3, 2016, I read for Don Yorty’s Blog, Explorations in Writing. Here is the reading and some of the poems: http://donyorty.com/blog/2016/03/13/barbara-henning-reads-from-a-day-like-today/
On Nov 27, 2015 I interviewed Patricia Spears Jones to discuss her new book, Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems (White pine Press). The interview was then published in The Poetry Project Newsletter (February/March 2016 Issue #246). Now it is available on line at: http://www.poetryproject.org/15089-2/
“Just to Stay Afloat,” “In a Small Cloud,” “Hallelujah,” “Text Me Please,” and “Unnameable,” forthcoming in Boog Portable Reader Instant Anthology (2016).
New class starts on April 6, 2016 Writing Fiction: Image by Image. This class is perfect for folks wanting supportive critical direction writing prose fiction while concentrating on getting as particular as possible, learning from Japanese haiku masters. http://writers.com/classes/building-fiction-image-image
6 Week Poetry Workshop at The Poets House beginning Saturday, April 23, 2016: The Prose Poem and Poetic Prose. Register
New Classes on Writers.com 2018
Explore the border between prose poetry and flash fiction. For writers of fiction, poetry, essay and memoir.
Write tiny fictions while experimenting with point of view and analyzing how point of view affects the craft of fiction writing. With Barbara Henning. Part Two.
Gather material through writing and experimenting with journaling, researching and taking notes to develop into poems or prose works.
Write tiny fictions while experimenting with point of view and analyzing how point of view affects the craft of fiction writing. With Barbara Henning
Write 1–3-page flash fiction in this online course with Barbara Henning, drawing on classic, poetic & experimental elements. Read the form’s masters.
Upcoming Readings and Workshops/ Barbara Henning
Backroom Broadsides Spoken Word Series
Reading with Jon Curley
Fox and Crow
594 Palisade Ave
Jersey city, New Jersey
April 3, 2018. 8 pm
Workshop: In Between: Poem and Flash Fiction
The Poet’s House
10 River Terrace, New York
NY 10282 Tel: (212) 431-7920
Instructor: Barbara Henning
April 14-May 19, Saturdays, 11:30 am-2 pm
The Woodward Line Poetry Series
Barbara Henning, Emily Rose and Chris Tysh
Gaelic League at 7 pm
2068 Michigan Ave.
May 23, 2018
Red Rover Reading Series
7-9 pm, May 26 (Sat)
Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave,
Chicago, Ill 60622
Ongoing Writing Workshops for Writers.com