Archive for October, 2012

Saturday, Nov. 3: Dr. Marthe Reed

Wordlab News | Posted by Jonathan
Oct 30 2012

Acadiana Wordlab will next meet at:

Saturday, November 3, 2pm
Cité des Arts
109 Vine St., Lafayette Louisiana

And will be presented by Dr. Marthe Reed!

Marthe Reed is an Assistant Professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and the Director of Creative Writing. She has two collections of poetry, Gaze, published by Black Radish Books, and Tender Box, A Wunderkammer, published by Lavender Ink, as well as two chapbooks, zaum alliterations and (em)bodied bliss, both part of the Dusie Kollektiv series. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as New American Writing, Golden Handcuffs Review, New Orleans Review, and Sulfur, as well as e’zines such as HOW2, MiPoesias, Exquisite Corpse, Aught, eratio, Word For/Word, and Moria. Her manuscript, an earth of sweetness dances in the vein, was a finalist in Ahsahta Press’ 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Contest. Marthe Reed edits the chapbook press Nous-zot Press. Her training includes an A.M. in Creative Writing. from Brown University, an M.A. in English and American Literature from U.C. San Diego, and a PhD in the poetics of place from the University of Western Australia.

Check out this video of her performance at 100 Thousand Poets for Change at Cité in September 2012:

Saturday, Oct. 27: Clare L. Martin

Wordlab News | Posted by Jonathan
Oct 22 2012

Acadiana Wordlab will next meet at:

Saturday, October 27, 2pm
Cité des Arts
109 Vine St., Lafayette Louisiana

And will be presented by Clare L. Martin!

Clare’s debut poetry collection, Eating the Heart First,  (Press 53) is a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection. Her poetry has appeared in Avatar Review, Poets and Artists, Blue Fifth Review, and A Clean, Well-Lighted Place, among others.  Poems of hershave been included in the anthologies: The Red Room: Writings from Press 1, Best of Farmhouse Magazine Vol. 1, 2011 Press 53 Spotlight ,and Beyond Katrina.  Her poems have been nominated for Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web (2011) for Best New Poets and Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net.

She is the founder of the “Voices Seasonal Reading Series” held at Carpe Diem! Gelato – Espresso Bar in Lafayette, LA, a member of the Festival of Words Cultural Arts Collective, Inc. and a Teaching Artist through the Acadiana Center for the Arts.

Check out this video of her reading at Cité in November of 2011!

discussing Acadiana Wordlab on KRVS

Wordlab News | Posted by Jonathan
Oct 16 2012

Our facilitator, Jonathan Penton, will be on the air with Judith Meriwether of KRVS Radio Acadie, 88.7 FM in Southwestern Louisiana, to discuss Acadiana Wordlab on Tuesday, October 16, at 3pm. Give a listen if you like!