New updates on 5 Cha contributors: Marc Vincenz, Maurice Oliver, W. F. Lantry, Todd Swift and Dena Rash Guzman

Marc Vincenz and Maurice Oliver

The June 2012 issue of Eyesocket Journal, a monthly e-zine featuring poetry and photography/artwork and edited by former Cha contributor Maurice Oliver, is now out! Featured in this issue are four poems by Marc Vincenz, “Moon Trees, a Mouldering”, “Black Skies”, “The Uh-Huh” and “Barcelona B a c k h a n d”.
|| See Marc Vincenz’s Cha profile.  
|| Maurice Oliver’s poetry was published in issue #3 of Cha


W.F. Lantry

…………………………………..“even the slow / progress of stones reflects a whispered prayer.” –from W.F. Lantry’s “Sailing Stones” 
W.F. Lantry’s four new poems, “Songe”, “Six Thousand Steps”, “Romance” and “Sailing Stones” are now published in Escape into Life, each poem is accompanied by a beautiful photograph. 
|| Read W.F. Lantry’s Cha profile.


Todd Swift

“I Go Out in My Suit, Too White for this Weather” and “The Morning after Speaking to an Eighty-four Year-old Blind Woman, on the Loss of Her virginity”, two new poems by Todd Swift, are published in the début issue of The Battersea Review. Read them here
||  Todd Swift’s poems were published in issue #2issue #3 and issue #11 of Cha.


Dena Rash Guzman

Dena Rash Guzman’s new fiction “Belva’s Meat Market” is available in Issue #29 of Ducts, a webzine of personal stories. Dena’s story is loosely based on true events.
|| Dena Rash Guzman’s poetry was published in Issue #15 and Issue #16 of Cha.


Cha contributors in Horizon Review

The sixth issue of Salt’s Horizon Review is now live and four Cha contributors have new works in it. Read W.F. Lantry’s “Periplus”, Alistair Noon’s “From Earth Records”, Todd Swift’s “Hunting Party” and “Old Master” and Wena Poon’s “Sanjay Patel of Palo Alto California”

Todd Swift’s Experimental Sex Hospital

Todd Swifts Experimental Sex Hospital (download the book for free here) is the ebook sequel to his critically acclaimed, Mainstream Love Hotel. Shadowing that previous work, the poems here deepen and lengthen the poet’s exploration of desire and devotion, and, aesthetically, the tension between innovation and tradition in contemporary poetic styles. As in all Swift’s work, musicality, sense of form, and wordplay fuse with elevated and street-level tones that create a zany, risk-taking book-text that interrogates ideas of self-identity and poetics, with an earnest eroticism. Barely literature, or literally bare, these are poems that enjoy walking naked with a flamboyant display.
Todd Swift’s poetry was published in issue #2 , issue #3 and issue #11 of Cha.

Todd Swift’s Seaway: New and Selected Poems reviewed 2

Todd Swift’s Seaway: New and Selected Poems, published by Salmon Poetry, is reviewed by Catherine Woodward in
Osprey, a Scottish online literary journal.

A review of the collection by Kate Rogers is also available in the August 2009 issue of Cha.
The most recent Cha editorial is a response to three lines from Todd’s poem “Kanada Post”, collected in Seaway.

Todd Swift’s poetry has been published inissue #2 and issue #3 of Cha.

Poetry Reading on Bastille Day in London

For those of you in the UK:

The Oxfam Bookfest

invites you to a poetry reading with UK, USA & Australian poets:
Barbara Beck
David Caddy
Jennifer K Dick
Brentley Frazer
Rufo Quintavalle
George Vance
Jonathan Wonham

Introduced by Todd Swift

AT: 7 pm, the 14th of July 2009
Oxfam Books and Music 91 Marylebone High Street
London, W1. Baker street tube station +7-10 minute walk.

(Please note this is not Marylebone Road)

Admission free.

Todd Swift’s poetry has been published in issue #2 and issue #3 of Cha.

Poetry message from Todd Swift

Dear friends,

Oxfam is very pleased to be able to celebrate excellence in British poetry by hosting an extraordinary evening of significant poets. For anyone who wishes to support 21st century poetry in Britain – and one of the best American journals open to British poetry – this is an event not to be missed.

The Manhattan Review Launch in London
-Hosted by Todd Swift

Thursday, 5 March – 7 pm start time; ends at 10 pm
Oxfam Books and Music shop, 91 Marylebone High Street London W1 (5 minutes from Baker Street tube station)

With special guests Philip Fried, poet and editor, in from New York and Penelope ShuttleAnd with short readings by 14 of “The Young British Poets”:

Joe Dunthorne, Emily Berry, Zoe Brigley, James Byrne, Isobel Dixon, Nathan Hamilton, Chris McCabe, Alex McRae, Helen Mort, Daljit Nagra, Sally Read, Kathryn Simmonds, Jack Underwood

Please reserve seats for these events by contacting shop manager Martin Penny
By email or phone 020 7487 3570 or
Admission free.

All money raised goes to Oxfam, a registered charity.

Best wishes,
Todd Swift

Todd Swift’s poetry has been published in issue #2 and issue #3 of Cha.

Launch of Todd Swift’s Seaway: New and Selected Poems

Todd Swift & Fellow Salmon Poets celebrate the launch and signing of Swift’s Seaway: New and Selected Poems. Featuring guest readers include Patrick Chapman, Susan Millar DuMars, Kevin Higgins, Jessie Lendennie, and Pete Mullineaux. Admission free.

Date: Tuesday, 4 November, 2008
Start Time: 7 pm
Venue: Oxfam Books & Music, 91 Marylebone High Street, London
To reserve a place: Call Martin on 0207 487 3570

Todd Swift’s poetry has been published in issue #2 and issue #3 of Cha.