Friday, October 29, 2010

Urban hipster cult writer Tao Lin and widely popular electro pop duo Hank and Cupcakes on Notebook Writer show

Notebook Writer with Mike Marcellino

8-9pm EDT, Wed, Nov. 3rd

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Notebook Writer with Mike Marcellino on Blog Talk Radio

Mike's guests are Tao Lin, one of America's hottest young writers, and Hank and Cupcakes, one of New York City's hottest bands. Tao will read from his latest book, "Richard Yates" and Hank and Cupcakes will share their electro-pop songs.

Tao Lin's Blog

Tao Lin, New York City 

"Richard Yates" delivers his most compelling work yet." - Boston Phoenix

Tao Lin (b. 1983, Alexandria VA) grew up in Orlando FL and lives in Brooklyn NY. He is the author of 6 books of fiction/poetry & has a B.A. in Journalism from NYU. Tao's s...econd novel RICHARD YATES was published September 07 2010 by Melville House. His previous books are the poetry-collection YOU ARE A LITTLE BIT HAPPIER THAN I AM (2006), which is regularly a bestseller (#2, #2, #1); the story-collection BED (2007); the novel EEEEE EEE EEEE (2007); the poetry-collection COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (2008), which has been assigned in college-level psychology courses; the novella SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL (2009), which was available at Urban Outfitters. Tao's books have been translated and published (or are forthcoming) in Japan, Germany, France, Norway, Spain, Serbia, South Korea, China, Taiwan. Two of his books, SHOPLIFTING FROM AMERICAN APPAREL & EEEEE EEE EEEE, were optioned for film in early 2010. His writing has been published in/on Gawker, Noon, Vice, Esquire, Poetry Foundation, The Stranger, Mississippi Review, and bear parade, who in 2006 published e-books of his poetry, stories, and collaboration with Ellen Kennedy entitled hikikomori. 

Hank and Cupcakes

Hank and Cupcakes, Brooklyn 

"They have consistently been making waves in the Brooklyn/NYC area and their live shows are off the hook." - wrote Music Vagabond and picking Hank and Cupcakes on the the 10 bands to watch in 2010

Other music critics wrote:
“Cupcakes is a rock star, capable of moving crowd. Hank is perhaps the best bassist I've ever seen” 
“Mind shattering, avant-garde” 

Since arriving in Brooklyn from Israel a little more than a year ago, Hank and Cupcakes have captivated New York with an explosive show noted for its simmering sexuality, irresistible dance pulse, and hard to pigeonhole sound. “If I had to define it, I’d call the music experimental minimalist pop,” Hank says. “We’re trying to make pop music without having a pop sound.”

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Poets Diane Wakoski, Lola Haskins, Terri Witek on Notebook Writer with Mike Marcellino

Notebook Writer with Mike Marcellino

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8-9:30pm Eastern time, Wed., Oct 20th

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Notebook Writer with Mike Marcellino

Notebook Writer previews the Other Words Conference, sponsored by the Florida Literary Arts Coalition and hosted by Flagler College, St. Augustine, Florida Nov. 4-7. The theme of this year's conference is "Writing About Something."

Attracting writers from across Florida and from several states, the conference features a number of panel discussions on the theme, along with panels about publishing, submitting work, agents, editors, small presses, teaching creative writing, collaboration and others. Ten small presses will participate.

Mike talks with co-organizers Jim Wilson, creative writing professor at Flagler College, and Rick Campbell, director of Anhinga Press, a founder of the conference, and the Anhinga Prize for Poetry. Rick teaches English at Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL.

Mike's guests are three conference presenters – Florida poets Terri Witek and Lola Haskins and Michigan poet Diane Wakoski.

Terri Witek is author of The Shipwreck Dress (Orchises Press, 2008, Florida Book Award Medalist), Carnal World (Story Line Press, 2006), Fools and Crows (Orchises Press, 2003), Courting Couples (Winner of the 2000 Center for Book Arts Contest) and Robert Lowell and LIFE STUDIES: Revising the Self (University of Missouri Press, 1993). A new book, Exit Island, will appear in 2012. She teaches English at Stetson University, where she holds the Sullivan Chair in Creative Writing.

Lola Haskins ninth collection of poems, Still, the Mountain, has just been published by Paper Kite Press. Her tenth, The Grace to Leave, is coming from Anhinga in 2011. In-print collections include Desire Lines, New and Selected Poems (BOA Editions, 2004), Extranjera (Story Line, 1998) and The Rim Benders (Anhinga, 2001) and Hunger (University of Iowa Press, 1993-- winner of the Iowa Poetry Prize). She teaches in Pacific Lutheran University's low residency MFA program

Diane Wakoski, described as an "important and moving poet" by Paul Zweig in the New York Times Book Review, was born in southern California, lived and began her poetry career in New York City from 1960–1973. Since 1975, she has been Poet in Residence at Michigan State University, where she continues to teach as university distinguished professor.

Her poetry has been published in more than twenty collections and many slim volumes. Emerald Ice won the William Carlos Williams prize from the Poetry Society of America in 1989. The Butcher’s Apron is her most recent book, and, currently, she is working on a three-volume project, poetry as autobiography, of which the first volume, Blue Noir: 1956–68, is complete. She is actively looking for a publisher for a collection of her new poems, The Diamond Dog.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Poetry and music of Mike Marcellino featured in BAP Quarterly New York City issue

Mike Marcellino's lyrical poetry and music 
featured in BAP Quarterly's New York City issue

I'm pleased to introduce BAP Quarterly's New York City issue, featuring my poetry and music. Thanks to Jennifer Bal is the editor in chief. I hope you enjoy this issue. Theme of the next issue is Memory.

Bosphorus Art Project Quarterly is an online art journal aimed at bringing international artists and writers together. BAP-Q has a theme for each issue and based on the theme, discusses a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, visual arts, literature, theatre, cinema, aesthetics, and social and cultural studies.

BAP Quarterly

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