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John Berbrich: The World Boneblog #22

Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on June 5, 2016 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (3)

Okay, where are we?  Right now I'm reading Robert Heinlein's novel Starship Troopers.  If I don't finish it tonight, it'll be tomorrow.  It's got all of that breezy Heinlein speed whisking along in a masculine military world.  And it won the Hugo Award for the best science-fiction novel of 1960. 


I'm about halfway through the June issue of Poetry magazine.  Standouts thus far are Paul Hoover, Erin Belieu, & D. Nurkse. 

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John Berbrich: The World Boneblog #21

Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on May 22, 2016 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I finished that Connie Willis book of award-winning short stories.  It was indeed wonderful; I wouldn't call this hard SF, although some time travel is involved as well as some dismal looks into the future a few decades hence.  Don't worry, there's madcap comedy too.  One interesting fact: Every one of these ten tales is told from the first-person viewpoint.


And I'm getting a bit further in the May issue of Poetry Magazine, devoted to Australian poets.  T...

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John Berbrich: The World Boneblog #20

Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on May 15, 2016 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Okay, I'm ba-a-a-ck.  The plan is to post a new blog every Sunday or, failing that, at least once each year.  Just kidding.  The goal really is a weekly post.


So what am I reading?  First, a delicious book of short stories by Connie Willis.   This is science-fiction, a collection of some of her award-winning tales called The Best of Connie Willis.  After reading the first four I can see why she's considered a Master.  Highly recommended.

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A Quick Update from John

Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on March 26, 2015 at 3:30 PM Comments comments (1)

Yo Poets-

 

Greetings & felicitations! I attended the Poetry For Peace reading yesterday evening at St. Lawrence University. This was a special reading, held once a semester, when all the foreign language students read works in the original language along w/ an English translation. It was quite a menagerie of poetry. I heard one poem in Arabic, two poems in Portuguese, one in French, three cuties by Shel Silverstein, three in Italian, four in Chinese, one poem by Char...

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John Berbrich: The World Boneblog #19

Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on May 28, 2014 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (2)

Anyone in northern New York should consider attending the poetry reading to be held this Friday evening in downtown Potsdam, at 7:00 at the Creative Spirit Art Gallery on Raymond Street.  Eleven readers are scheduled (including me) w/ a free-form musical jam to be performed afterwards, in which everyone is invited to join.  Kayla French has organized this entire extravaganza & hopes to make it a regular event, w/ open-mikes included for the future.  I'm looking forward to g...

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John Berbrich: The World Boneblog #18

Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on May 4, 2014 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Okay, the Lorrie Moore thing didn't work out; she apparently got the flu & couldn't make it, although I hear they are trying to reschedule for next school year.  So on Tuesday we saw Katherine Riegel at SUNY Potsdam who gave a talk on poet craft, specifically about making sure the reader cares about what you write.  Riegel has produced two collections of poetry, Castaway (2010) & What the Mouth Was Made For (2013) both published by FutureCycle Press located down in Georgia.&...

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John Berbrich: The World Boneblog #17

Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on April 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Yo Everyone-

Just a heads-up if anyone is interested.  Author Lorrie Moore will present her work tomorrow night, Monday the 28th, @ 8:00 in Sykes Hall on the St. Lawrence University campus.  I assume she'll read selections from her new book of short stories, Bark.  I've read two books by Moore, the collection of short stories Self-Help, & the novel A Gate at the Stairs.  Funny, acidic, casual mastery o...

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John Berbrich: The World Boneblog #16

Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on April 25, 2014 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (3)

Hey, faithful friends & fans, we are back.  Just sent out our latest issue of Barbaric Yawp, January 2014, volume 17, number 1.  Mailed it out in April, sure, but at least it's done.  2013 was a meltdown.  Working on the April 2014 issue now, which I expect to have out in May.  By July I expect to be fully caught up.  Then we'll see about chapbooks. 


Thanks to everyone who has stuck by us.  We plan to do more on the website, inclu...

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John Berbrich: The World Boneblog #15

Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on August 26, 2013 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (2)

Well, faithful friends & followers, I have an announcement to make.  As of this moment, August 26th, 2013, @ precisely 7:41 in the evening, EST, Barbaric Yawp--in fact, all of BoneWorld--is officially on hiatus, until at least January 1st, 2014.  We've been on a sort of unofficial hiatus for awhile, but now it is official.


What does this mean?


Well, it means that no new magazines or chapbooks will be published by BoneWorld Publishing in 2013, ...

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Gone Too Long!

Posted by BoneWorld Publishing on May 28, 2013 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (3)

    It's been such a long time, I don't know where to begin! When we had our awesome intern last summer, we actually got caught up on The Yawp! Too bad, we didn't keep it up...but alas we are behind AGAIN! And, I can't even think about all the chaps we have promised outstanding authors and haven't gotten to...summer is here, and I should actually have some time to devote to BoneWorld...except over dinner John and I discussed another creative project we are interested in...Flail...

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