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Apples on Fire

Natalie Lyalin

Updated: 2018-03-05T12:12:58.039-05:00


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Every Small Thing Is A Reflection of the Whole


This post could also be called "When Elephants Lose Their Teeth, They Die"or a few other gems that I heard from while listening to Ish Klein and Greg Purcell's No Slander podcast. Episode 5 features many wonderufl things, including talk of Tales from Ovid, by Ted Hughes, the digestive system, and a healing session. There is also a reading from me.The reading is from UMass Amherst's Visitng

Bella Akhmadulina


“She was one of the great poets of the 20th century,” said Sonia I. Ketchian, the author of“The Poetic Craft of Bella Akhmadulina” (1993). “There’s Akhmatova, Tsvetaeva, Mandelstam and Pasternak — and she’s the fifth.” “When a young person comes to ask me, ‘Should I, should I not, write poetry?’ I say, ‘If there’s a choice, don’t.’ ” - B. A.  Akhmadulina passed away last November. I kept

Looking Forward


Julie Choffel's Figures In A Surplus is sure to be a beautiful read. Here is what the editors of Antioch Press, who published Choffel's chapbook, had to say about her work: In this new collection, Choffel’s sparse poems present images and actions not as extant material, but as nebulous plans and ideas. She wields the subjunctive mood with aplomb, creating branching futures whose possible

On long lapses and reviews and new-s


A new GlitterPony (#12). A new review of Try A Little Time Travel, this one by J. Mae Barizo, in the new issue of Sink Review (thank you!) (Ben Fama's Aquarius Rising is reviewed as well!) A new venture (it's almost ready). A new year. Happy (belated) new year!

Some Reviews


Try A Little Time Travel is reviewed in Poetry Project Newsletter and Coldfront. Thank you, Eddie Hopely and Kimberly Steele, for reading and thinking and writing!

Poetry Time Reading = Big Yay


Last night was the last NYC stop of the Time Travel through the Cosmos Tour. Ben Fama was charming and awesome as usual. James Copeland mesmerized the place with his poems and visual / musical accompaniment. And before the poems there were two bands -- Gem Club and Holy Spirits, and they were fantastic, reevaluate your life good. And we won a cement head. The head did the introductions last

Where did November go?


Some things that happened in November: 1. New poems in Sixth Finch. 2. Dad turns 55.  3. Yardmeter reading with Ben Fama and Phil Provance, Chapter and Verse reading with Michelle Taransky and Jacob Russell, Visitng Writers Series reading with Michael Earl Craig (followed by a feast at Dara Wier's house). 4. New Kitten. 

And now, October


September snipped by. A student said, "You have book called Pink Panther!" As It Ought To Be featured "Electrocardiogram" and "Small and Private Tragedies" in their Saturday Poetry Series. Today there are poems by Carl Adamshick that are cool gems! Getting a late but beautiful start is GlitterPony 11. We have two Pettits, Guy and Emily! Also,  *Amy McDaniel, *Andrew Brenza, *Anne Holmes & Lily

Reading Tonight!


The Aquarius Rising / Try A Little Time Travel "tour" begins tonight! Metro Rythm reading series, 8 pm, Blue Angel Wines! Ben Fama, Garrett Kalleberg, Kostas Anagnopoulos, and Natalie Lyalin!

New Poems in New Places


I have a poem in the new issue of We Are Champion Issue #3 is Cezarija Arbatis, Mark Leidner, Anne Cecelia Holmes, Sasha Fletcher, Natalie Lyalin, Salvatore Pane, Thomas Patrick Levy, Kyle Winkler, Carolyn Zaikowski, Sean Kilpatrick, Elaine Kahn, Gregory Sherl, Donora Hillard. And some poems in the new new Esque In ISSUE 1:OETRY is the kitchen sink.Charles Bernstein. Bei Dao. Tamiko Beyer.

Ryan Marshall's Mission


Ryan Marshall wants to educate and raise awareness about SMS, or Smith Magenis Syndrome. He is raising money for research with the help of some musician friends who put together the wonderful album, Do Fun Stuff. You can purchase the album on itunes or make a donation - 100% of the proceeds will go toward SMS research. Also, if you have a blog and want to get involved, you can use this handy

On Covers


Below is Weezer's new album cover. And here is the explanation. I am obviously very happy about this! On another cover note, Anna Pinkas drew the cover of Try A Little Time Travel using my very vague description  and her obviously giant talent. I think it turned out beautifully.  Please check out her other work here.

Like A Double Rainbow!


This week/end in New York City is going to be joyful to the nth degree. Starting with this: 7.22.10 - Heather Christle, Dorothea Lasky, and Maggie Nelson read at McNally Jackson Books @ 7pm. (52 Prince St) Then! 7.24.10 Dear friends will get married! 7.24.10 & 7.25.10 Popsickle: A Festival Of Literary Arts! Saturday, 3-8pm, Sunday1-5pm Market Hotel, 957 Broadway, Brooklyn. Here is who will

Try A Little Time Travel (if you are moved to do so)


I have a chapbook forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse. It is called Try A Little Time Travel, and if you wish,  you can now pre-order it. Officially, it comes out in July. This fall and winter Ben Fama and I are going to do a series of reading in NYC (and maybe in some other places). Ben wrote the magnificent Aquarius Rising (UDP 2010), which is now shipping to lucky people all over the

Many Thanks Abound


Back in the temporary VA home where all my things live in the basement. I wanted to say a big big shiny thank you to everyone who set up the readings, housed us, and came to hear us read. Philadelphia: Ben Orlock and all the good folks at Book Space. Wash, DC: Adam Robinson and Dan Brady, and the good people of Barrelhouse and Publishing Genuis. And Janet and Vade for housing us and having fresh

tour tour


1. Tour underway. Two great readings (one in Philly and one in DC). Thanks to Ben Orlock in Philly and Dan Brady and Adam Robinson in DC for the goodness of the readings. 2. Check out Mike Young's awesome tour diary. 3. Here we are at the White House. Hoping to see Michelle O gardening (alas, it did not happen). 4. Right on. Next up, Richmond, VA!

Going On The (American) Road!


During June 16th-24th I will be on the road in the company of Rachel B. Glaser and Mike Young!We will read at the places below: 6.16.10 Philadelphia, PA @ Book Space, 8pm, (w/ Rachel B. Glaser & Mike Young)6.17.10 Washington DC, Barrelhouse Presents, 7 pm, Wonderland Ballroom ( w/ Rachel B. Glaser, Mike Young, Adam Robinson & Ric Royer)6.18.10 Richmond, VA @ Chop Suey Books, 7pm, 2913 West

Good Thing and Strange Thing


Good Thing: Really an excellent thing, a most lovely thing. It's called Disco Prairie Social Aid & Pleasure Club, and it's a small book of many poets and a few lines from their poems. It's a book of lines from poems from all over. For example, Jack Christian has a few lines from "Family System" which was in Diagram 8.2, and Laura Solomon has lines from the poem "28 Graves Avenue" from her book

What are you having for dinner???


Why don't you consult this site?

New Things


I have some poems in the new issue of Saltgrass Journal! They are about a man names Moses and I don't know where they came from. And they keep coming, so we'll see what happens. They are just some of the poems that are in this issue. So many wonderful poems all together in there! Also, also. I'm coming home. So my head is busy. So that means many things. See you soon, see you out there, see you

Whole Milk!


I have a poem in a little bookie called Whole Milk. It lives in there along with a poem each from Ben Fama, Emily Pettit, and James Copeland. I like that it costs $2. That is a really nice price. Find it here, on presShoppe.

This Weekend Is Juniper/jubilat Weekend


This weekend is the 10th annual Juniper Festival, and it is honoring the 10th year of jubilat magazine. The letter J and the number 10 are big this year. There are great panels, readings, and book fair. GlitterPony is going to be there. Many exciting presses and journals are going to be there. Jon Link is going to be there at the GlitterPony table. This is also really good! And the best

Did I mention GlitterPony?


Every three months or so Jon Link and I reach a point of high worry, and then an issue of GlitterPony hatches again. About a week and a half ago we published our 10th issue. It's such a good issue -- it has poems from these poets: Mike Young Laura F. Walton Paige TaggartJordan SoykaLori ShineTed PowersNate PrittsPeter GizziGarth GraeperJenMarie DavisJulie DoxseeAnd artwork from Rifle Paper Co.

Thank You, Portland!


The Portland Mercury asked its readers what they would want to see on the cover of the mag. This is what they came up with:  Betty White in a Metal Bikini Wielding a Flaming Chainsaw While Riding a John Ritter Centaur There is hope for this world yet.