apal newsletter 3

Subj: austin poets at large
Date: 97-11-24 07:22:52 EST
From: Stazja
To: Stazja

hello, all you poets out with there!

this is the weekly e-newsletter of austin poets at large. i am the apal media liaison and e mail correspondent. if you are receiving this newsletter for the first time, someone gave me your e mail address to add you to the mailing list. it might have been you!

spoken word is alive and well at the open mic venues in austin! last tuesday at ruta maya, 18 poets signed up to read!!! rio grande coffee haus had quite a turn out on wednesday, with 14 poets, including several first timers, always an honor. also on wednesday was barbara carr's monthly borders bookstore read. thursday was the first monthly east end coffee house experimental venue, and what a surprise! it went great! the week ended with an intimate (meaning where was everybody???) saturday night live poetry at quackenbush's -- brian x, one of our newest and hottest apal poets, did an inspired read!

apal and other venues scheduled for this week:

ruta maya coffee house, tuesday, november 25; 4th and lavaca, open mic sign up at 6:30. an apal venue, voted "best place in austin to hear poetry" in the 1997 austin chronicle readers' poll. laura moliter will return as host this week. if the trend holds, i recommend you sign up early.

electric lounge, tuesday, november 25; 302 bowie, monthly slam! 8 p.m. bring funds ($3), don't miss it. genevieve van cleeve will host (forgive me if i misspelled it, gen).

rio grande coffee haus, wednesday, november 26; 2222 rio grande, open mic, sign up at 8 p.m. guest host

quackenbush's, saturday, november 29; 2120 guadalupe, open mic, sign up at 3 p.m. (note time change -- quack's will be closing at 5 p.m. on saturday's until after the holiday season) john hawk hosts.

other poetry news:

austin international poetry festival is registering for the 1998 festival, deadline for registration is january 15, application fee is $10, for more information by e mail: anina_at_arts.state.tx.us or aipt98_at_aol.com or call (512) 918-AIPF

if you would like to submit a news item to the apal e-newsletter, you have the e-mail address.

featured poem this week is by laura moliter from her brand spanking new chap book quest for euphrates ($5, to purchase a copy see laura at ruta maya tuesday or e mail MOLITEL_at_austy944d.tdprs.state.tx.us)

A Pound of Flesh

It only took a pound of flesh
though I haven't much to lose.
I carved it out in neat design
with deft precision, expert lines.
It bled a little,
but it warmed my hands,
cleansed them for molding
the earthen piece.
It only took a pound of flesh
for the poem to be born.

One only bares a little bone
to air the woman out.
If you listen close enough
you might see
the pieces of image
that make up me.
A poet is a liar
by sheer necessity.
Without a little stretch
there isn't much to see.

It only took a pound of flesh
to sculpt the perfect form,
to weave the wordy tapestry
that salts the wounds
that identify me,
to tear tough skin back
for all to see.

It only took one tiny death
for the poem to be born.

Oh, that I die a thousand more.

© 1997 Laura Moliter

Hope you enjoyed. Have a Happy Thanksgiving and may your muse visit you at a convenient hour, just once!

stazja




Subj: Re: austin poets at large
Date: 97-11-24 07:38:50 EST
From: WHATSIT2
To: Stazja


my dear stazja-------my god i surely thsank you for ur wonderful news messages my dear friend.

and i'm constantly amazed at the perfectly lovely configuration of the mass inside your head called a brain!! it is surely a giof the gods i think.!!

i most assuredly appreciate your poetic thoughts and expressions-you are certainly going places in this special world of expression!!

nor meyer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`xxxxxx

Subj: Re: austin poets at large
Date: 97-11-24 08:16:51 EST
From: MrPool
To: Stazja

Thanks for the newsletter.
One minor typo.
You gave the wrong email address for aipf
it's aipf_at_aol.com
I'm sure you know that, but
a "t" worked its way into where
it should not "b"

fp

Subj: Re: austin poets at large
Date: 97-11-24 08:40:10 EST
From: DixiaNarry
To: Stazja

Thanks for adding me to the list.

KLG

Subj: Re: austin poets at large
Date: 97-11-24 09:46:59 EST
From: Minalushe
To: Stazja

Dear Stayza,
That is one cool email message! Believe it or not I had two volunteers who had promised something like that for aipf but it never panned out. Thanks for the aipf bit and enjoyed the poet in there at the end. christina

Subj: Thanks
Date: 97-11-24 08:54:46 EST
From: rlusk_at_ix8.ix.netcom.com (Randy Lusk)
To: Stazja_at_aol.com

Stazja,

Thanks for adding me to the APAL mailing. Appended here is my latest
consolidation of poet mailing lists in the area...for your use. Am sure
there are some dead addresses and some will want to be removed from the
list, but it's mostly a good list of Austin area poetry-lovers. Keep me
informed of any new names and I'll add them to my list. Will do same for you.

Randy

Subj: RE: austin poets at large
Date: 97-11-24 09:47:46 EST
From: MOLITEL_at_austy944d.aust.tdprs.state.tx.us (MOLITER, LAURA)
To: Stazja_at_aol.com (Stazja)


Stazja:

Thanks for the book plug and for sharing one of my poems in the newsletter.
What a nice treat on a Monday morning!

See you soon.

Laura
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From: Stazja
To: Stazja
Subject: austin poets at large
Date: Monday, November 24, 1997 7:21AM

hello, all you poets out with there!

Subj: Re: austin poets at large
Date: 97-11-24 13:14:13 EST
From: sbasw_at_mail.utexas.edu (Susan B.A. Somers-Willett)
To: Stazja_at_AOL.COM

Hi there! I enjoyed the newsletter informing me of poetry goings-on. One
piece of poetry news that you may want to include next week:

The Electric Lounge (302 Bowie) is now hosting a WEEKLY open mic every
Tuesday, 8 p.m. Standard open mic etiquette (e.g. signing up) applies.
Gen's poetry slam is still running like clockwork, and is the LAST Tuesday
of every month. On these evenings, the slam replaces the open mic, but all
poets are invited to slam for the $50 cash prize.

Hope this is helpful.
--Susan.

Subj: Re: austin poets at large
Date: 97-11-24 14:25:52 EST
From: Wiloughby1
To: Stazja

I'm not sure who gave you my e-mail address-- but I can't handle any more newsletters at this time. So thank you, but no thank you, please don't send me any more.

Thanks.


Subj: Re: austin poets at large
Date: 97-11-24 17:43:09 EST
From: Angel92807
To: Stazja

YAY!! I'm sooooo x-cited I finally have info about poetry readings _at_ coffee shops etc. in Austin! Yahooo......This is absolutely fabulous. Now I am quite a young poet--only 15, but I've been known to produce some pretty amazing stuff. I can't wait till I can drive so I can meet some people and cultivate some friendships with people who dig the poetry scene! ; ) Sincerely----->HAYLEY

Subj: Re: austin poets at large
Date: 97-11-24 15:40:07 EST
From: WHATSIT2
To: Stazja

U R WELCOME SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH 22222222222222222222222222222222222222222222
LUNCH UNDER THE RED OAK TREE
BROWNISH RED LEAVES FLOATING ONTO ME
E PLUBERIS I'D PRESUME SINCE MANY ARE STILL TIGHT
LOOKING AT SEVERAL I FOUND NO TWO WERE ALIKE
SORTA LIKE HUMAN FACES ARE NEVER THE SAME
AS THEY BEGIN TO AGE AND GROW WITH PAINS,
LESSENED EXPECTATIONS OF LUXERY AND FAME,
EACH LEAF HAS IT'S ASSIGNED TIME TO FALL
IN CADENCE PROVIDED BY MOTHER NATURE'S CALL
RATHER SAD WHEN REALIZE ALL THE WORK SHE DID
TO RAISE THESE TRTEES FROM JUST A KID!!

NOR~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FOR JUST U!!!!!!

Subj: Re: austin poets at large
Date: 97-11-25 06:02:31 EST
From: WHATSIT2
To: Stazja


be careful and have fun!! hon

~~~~~~~~~~~~NOR~~~~~~~~~~~~