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Upcoming Author Events!

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Email me about purchasing any of my books from me directly and and I'll sign, personalize, & send you swag with your purchase.

June 11, 12:00pm: B-Fest Reading and Signing at Barnes & Noble Sunset Valley, Austin, TX
I'll be reading from some of my chapbooks (PRAY, PRAY, PRAY and A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE) and answering questions about poetry, writing and publishing. I'll also have all of my chapbooks for sale, including my latest book FIRE IN THE SKY, which is "scramblerasures" of Lana Del Rey album lyrics.
Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/547590…

June 29, 7:00pm: Aural Literature Reading Series at Austin Public Library Terrazas Branch
I'll be reading from my chapbooks FIRE IN THE SKY and PRAY, PRAY, PRAY, as well as a few recently published poems in online magazines. Come not just to hear me, but to hear the amazing poets who will also be sharing poetry with Aural Lit: Abe Louise Young, Sam Sax, and Casey Elizabeth Newbegin. All of the authors will have books for sale at the event.
Facebook Event Pagewww.facebook.com/events/260135…

July 22, 7:00pm: I Scream Social at Malvern Books in Austin, TX
I'll be one of the featured authors at this feminist reading series featuring young Texas writers. I'll be joined by Sarah Frances Moran and others TBA. Come hear us read girl power writings. I'll be reading primarily from FIRE IN THE SKY and my forthcoming book, ACOUSTIC BATTERY LIFE.
Facebook Event Page: TBA


August 24, 7pm: Local Poets feature at Austin Public Library Old Quarry Branch
More information to TBA. I'll be reading from new and recent chapbooks alongside other local poets.
Facebook Event Page: TBA

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It's been a while! So I have lots of news!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 7, 2016, 3:42 PM
FROM THE DESK OF E. KRISTIN ANDERSON:

So I've been terrible about keeping up with the blogging and I could tell you all about my health and that stuff but that would be boring so I'm just going to get to the news.

Grey Book Press, May 2016.
Grey Book Press, May 2016.

First things first, I have a new chapbook out. FIRE IN THE SKY is a chapbook of three long poems built from scrambled and then erasured Lana Del Rey Lyrics. Each of the poem uses language from one of her first three albums. It's pretty fun to read from (I'll be reading from it at Malvern Books on July 22!) and hopefully y'all enjoy it as well. This one is very swear-y and sex-y, so it won't be best for most younger readers. But, you know, everyone is different.

I really enjoyed working with editor Scott Sweeney on this book. Would recommend. A++++. (Hi, Scott.)

If you want a copy, check out my publisher Grey Book Press, or order directly from me by emailing e.kristin.anderson@gmail.com. I have adorable fireworks buttons and some found poetry kits to go along with orders. Books are $6 + shipping, either from me or from Grey Book. :)

I also have some new-er news! As of July 4th, I have a new chapbook (my 8th!) forthcoming from one of my favorite publishers, Hermeneutic Chaos Press! I'm so thrilled to get to work with editor Shijini Bhattacharjee! The book is called WE'RE DOING WITCHCRAFT, and it collects some of my more feminist pieces, including political response pieces, found poems, and poems about growing up in a female body. (Oh, adolescence!) The title poem is a response to the increasingly ridiculous dress codes for young women in schools' and male administrators' defenses of them. You know, like, "boys are too distracted by girl shoulders to do math." NOPE. NOPE CITY. So that is currently scheduled for November. HELL YAAAAASSS!

...actual meme that inspired the poem. Not kidding. Not even a little.
...actual meme that inspired the poem. Not kidding. Not even a little.

ELJ Publications, July 2016.
ELJ Publications, July 2016.

This summer, I also have two other chapbooks coming out. Just in case I needed something to do. ACOUSTIC BATTERY LIFE from ELJ Publications is on the way, as is SHE WITNESSES from dancing girl press + studio. I'm so excited about both of these. They both started as projects for Found Poetry Review. ACOUSTIC BATTERY LIFE collects poems from the Oulipost project, in which I used FPR's prompts with the Austin American-Statesman every day for the month of April in 2014 to write fun, weird, and sometimes unintelligible poems. (The unintelligible pieces were, yes, cut from the final manuscript.) I learned a lot about myself while working on this book, including the power that constraint can have. It's actually very liberating, which some might think of as counter-intuitive.  I also want to thank Jodie Wynne for licensing her art to us for the book cover, as well as hand-lettering it for us. She's a genius. You should probably go check out her stuff. And, of course, editors Ariana D. Den Bleyker and Samantha Duncan are always a pleasure to work with. We also may or may not have tricks up our sleeves for the near future!

dancing girl press + studio, July 2016.
dancing girl press + studio, July 2016.

Also using constraints and prompts from Found Poetry Review (kisses, kisses you guys—you've made me a better poet, editor, person, everything!), I wrote SHE WITNESSES. The prompts for this chap were part of the PoMoSco (Poetry Month Scouts) project that FPR set up in April of 2016. It was quite an adventure, which I think was part of the intention of the FPR team. The prompt called for uses of multiple, varied sources, so there are found poems in this book sourced from everything from Tampax packaging to Prince lyrics to an Anne Sexton collection to things overheard on a Southwest Airlines flight to a movie review in The Austin Chronicle to an episode of The X-Files. Like I said—it was an adventure. I'm also really excited because the cover is actually one of my own photographs, and a self-portrait at that, taken with a vintage Polaroid camera and expired film. It's very cool to have a talented visual artist and poet—my editor Kristy Bowen—choose not only my poems but my photo. Whoa! So this will be my first published photograph. I'm hoping that I'll be able to read some pieces from this and ACOUSTIC BATTERY LIFE at my Malvern reading, if they come in time!

Which brings me to events! I will be reading at Malvern Books' I Scream Social on Friday, July 22. Free and open to the public! COME! I'll have chapbooks for sale and vegan ice cream, of course, will be available from Sweet Ritual. I'll be joined by Waco poet Sarah Frances Moran, whose new chapbook EVERGREEN is just amazing. And possibly (hopefully!) some other female/nonbinary Texas poets will be there as well. It's going to be awesome and we will read you scandalous, fun, feminist things. I'll be sure to post a link to the Facebook event page on MY event page when it's available.

I also just read at Austin Public Library's Aural Literature series with Casey Elizabeth Newbegin, Abe Louise Young, and Sam Sax! We had an amazing time, and they have some great readings coming up in the next two months: kids reading poetry, and then veterans! I will definitely be checking these out. In the meantime, here's the Aural Lit podcast featuring me and Casey. Check it out!

I also have recent poems up at The Boiler, Matrix Online, Noble/Gas Qtrly, The Barrelhouse Blog, and in print at Folio, A Prince Tribute, and Ambit.

Thanks to everyone who has been askign how I'm doing, checking in on me, reading and following my work, and of course attending readings and buying books. Re: kidneys, they're doing pretty frigging good. I'll be over here writing poetic tributes to Lois Duncan, which I'll talk about in a later post. (See what I did there? I gave myself a good reason to post again soon and a topic. Wahaaa!)

Love!

EKAsig


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E. Kristin Anderson
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My name is Emily, but if you're looking for my published work, you should Google E. Kristin Anderson. (Ask me and I'll tell you the why-I-need-a-pen-name story.) I live in Austin, TX and I write poetry (for everyone) and fiction (for young adults and children) and nonfiction (sometimes). I'm the co-editor of the nonfiction anthology DEAR TEEN ME (Zest Books, 2012) based on the website DearTeenMe.com, where authors write letters to their teen selves. I have four chapbooks of poetry out: A JAB OF DEEP URGENCY (Finishing Line Press), A GUIDE FOR THE PRACTICAL ABDUCTEE (Red Bird Chapbooks) PRAY, PRAY, PRAY: Poems I wrote to Prince in the middle of the night (Porkbelly Press), and 17 DAYS (ELJ Publications) and I have three chaps forthcoming in 2016. I'm a poetry editor at Found Poetry Review and I help out at NonBinary Review and Lucky Bastard Press. I blog at EKristinAnderson.com about books and writing and stuff. If you're looking for editorial or mentoring services, I'm a member of Yellow Bird Editors, a group of industry professionals offering these and other services for professionals as well as beginning writers and teens.

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`PinkyMcCoversong brings a type of dedication and enthusiasm that's a fantastic asset to our literature community. A constant inspiration and mentor to many, Emily has an eclectic background that has allowed her to develop a gallery filled with poetry and prose that will keep you glued and eager for more. An already published writer, Emily brought the "Dear Teen Me" concept to the fore in our deviantART community, and has continued to inspire writers young and old to participate. We're absolutely delighted to kickstart our 13th Birthday celebrations by bestowing the Deviousness Award for August 2013 to`PinkyMcCoversong.
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I'm going now.

This is a found poem using speech and quotations from the following sources:

Duncan, Lois. Down a Dark Hall. 2nd ed. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell for Young Readers, 1990. 56-57. Print.

Duncan, Lois. A Gift of Magic. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell for Young Readers, 1999. 1, 4-6, 8. Print.

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The woman was there.

This is a found poem using speech and quotations from the following sources:

Duncan, Lois. Daughters of Eve. Revised Paperback ed. New York: Little, Brown, 2011. 136, 139, 141-142. Print.

Duncan, Lois. Down a Dark Hall. 2nd ed. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell for Young Readers, 1990. 50-51, 54-55. Print.

Duncan, Lois. Killing Mr. Griffin. Revised Paperback ed. New York: Little, Brown, 2010. 153-155, 157, 162. Print.

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It's your gift, isn't it?

This is a found poem using speech and quotations from the following source:

Duncan, Lois. A Gift of Magic. 2nd ed. New York, NY: Bantam Doubleday Dell for Young Readers, 1999. 84-86, 89-95 Print.

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Take off the blindfold.

For the first time,     furious,    rushing off       I didn’t think.
         I’m sick of later,    obviously attracted to      each other
                    we get up early      to drink this      life      over and over.

Honey,     trust me,     perfectly.       I almost became
        water,       down a little.    A romance     almost drowned,
               didn’t realize    it was poisoned,     relaxing,     sick.

Across the road      the atmosphere would be different
          You know     scenes like this one—     an unfortunate thing
                   in the land of the living.     Have you been here all along?      

It’s just       a concussion.     In on this,     gone,        I fell into
        this game,     a traumatic experience.      And I appreciate        deeply
                a little time         before I give      an answer.    Did you hear?

These tantrums:      Try to save me,       giving in to
       dancing,    knocked unconscious.      You’ve always been
              out of hand    for me     with me      beyond anything I      sip.

There’s no way that I’m     starting to wonder     if maybe I shouldn’t      
       take a swallow.    It always seemed     worth a dime,    out from under    
                the explosive.     You shouldn’t use        these ropes.     Detonate.

Such a thing        for you to keep witnessing      an establishment like that—
       when I came to the surface      as though nothing had happened
                the river already     saw       the risk of having         morning.

True enough,    I’m going to    like it     as much as possible:
        the sort of        outrageous fortune    I’d expect    in another     future.        
              Out of here       you       walked into   a chance to say     for pain.

         I warn you, though:      We have the whole summer.

Take off the blindfold.

This is a found poem using speech and quotations from the following sources:

Duncan, Lois. Killing Mr. Griffin. Revised Paperback ed. New York: Little, Brown, 2010. 83, 86-90. Print.

Duncan, Lois. Locked in Time. Revised Paperback ed. New York: Little, Brown, 2011. 65-66, 68-71, 136-145. Print.

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The queen is supposed to have an escort.

This is a found poem using speech and quotations from the following sources:

Duncan, Lois. Daughters of Eve. Revised Paperback ed. New York: Little, Brown, 2011. 133-137, 139-143. Print.

Duncan, Lois. Don’t Look Behind You. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell for Young Readers, 1990. 20-21, 23, 25, 27. Print.

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