Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Me vs. Leigh Stein

This week it was my turn to give some As to the Qs posed by Leigh. Check it out here on the 12th Street blog, where I talk about the Midwest, weddings, and how Elisa is awesome.

Monday, October 20, 2008

We have new poems

up at P.F.S. Post and Milkmag. These are mostly from a series of poems we wrote in the style of Mad Libs.

And while you're in the mood for reading, check out the fly new issue of Absent.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Me vs. Leigh Stein

The lovely Leigh Stein interviewed me for the 12th Street blog. I talk a bit about collaborating, editing a journal, what I've been reading and feeling like a worthless loser. Check it out.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

New review at coldfront mag

Many thanks to John Deming of coldfront mag for this ultra-flattering and astute review of That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness. Great discussion of collaborative poetry and how the process can sometimes overshadow the product. (Not with us, of course!) Here's an excerpt:
I think I’d trade the last six “collaborative” books I’ve read for just half of Elisa Gabbert and Kathleen Rooney’s hip, smart, self-aware and incredibly focused new collection.

The best thing about That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness is that it is a singular, sustained inspiration spoken by a singular, if conflicted, voice.

Now go read the rest.

Monday, June 16, 2008

New review of TTIV

Adam Golaski does a write-up of That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness over at the Flim Forum blog. Apparently it's "always clever, mostly light-hearted, sometimes crass, and occasionally wise" -- check out the full review here. Thanks Adam!

Also, Rusty Barnes kindly wrote on Goodreads: "These are fine poets singly, and together they're a knockout. I so so admire truly witty, playful poems, and it's very cool to have all this work in one place so I don't have to scour the 'net for it. Great stuff."

Are we witty/crass enough for YOU? Buy the book and find out.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Updates! News! Etc.!

Much has occurred since we abandoned this blog like a mine shaft last year. Our chapbook, Something Really Wonderful, came out from dancing girl press in November; look for it wherever rare books and collector's items are sold. Mark Wallace had nice things to say about it, like "The linguistic energy and, really, virtuosity, can be stunning."

And last month, our full-length collection, That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness, was released from Otoliths. You can read poems from this collection in Boston Review, Caketrain, Coconut, The Concher, Dusie, Elimae, Foursquare, MiPOesias, Noo, Opium, Otoliths, Past Simple, Sawbuck, and 21 Stars Review.

Michael Gushue interviewed us for the VRZHU Press blog.

Jesse Glass wrote on the Ahadada blog that if our poems were set to music a la Japanse girl band Puffy, it would "rocket these two to cult status on the thinking woman's circuit."

Samuel Wharton called this book "really awesome, a perfect mix of spry humor, mind-curdling verbal gymnastics, & dead-on seriousishness."

Our poems were featured on Sharkforum.

Amy Kucharik wrote on Facebook: "I hate most poets, but I make an exception for Elisa Gabbert. The unexpected, playful turns in these poems are always original, never pretentious, and kind of make you wonder what Elisa/Kathy have been up to that inspired them." Thanks for not hating, Amy K.

We've got new work forthcoming in Chicago-based Make Magazine and MoonLit. Stay tuned for more.