Jane Wang, intern extraordinaire, and I are on our way to the Chapbook Festival at the CUNY Grad School. This is the third year I’ll be attending (and third year I’ll be sitting on a panel about digital chapbooks) (speaking of which: check out the latest from Chapbook Genius: an expansive translation project called “Old Gus Eats,” by Polly Bresnick).
At htmlgiant, I interviewed Sampson Starkweather, one of the coordinators for the Chapbook Festival as well as one of the brains behind Birds, LLC, about the festival. It’s totally worth a read. Sampson gives good quotes. Describing one of the best things about the medium, he says, “From a reader’s perspective, I think the main thing is the chapbook form allows for a succinct singular and intimate reading experience in which the life of the poetry is tied to material form.” Another tease: the interview contains a pretty sexy centerfold. Read it up.
And if you’re in NYC today or tomorrow, come by the Chapbook Festival. Noon till 7 at 35th and 5th Ave. It’s the funnest.