Brooklyn Book Festival | Book Signing | Sunday/September 21, 2014

 

Pelekinesis was there at table #808. My fellow poet/friends Holly Anderson and Katrinka Moore and I were at the table signing our books just before we ran off to join THE PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH with over 400,000 good folks.

 

Essay by Robert J. Mahoney for THE THE POETRY  | March 17, 2014 |"Caroline Beasley-Baker's FOR LACK OF DIAMOND YEARS | the Macro & Micro Dimensions of Mythic Perception" 

 

. .  ." [Beasley-Baker's] poetry digs even deeper, it strikes me as what art historians are now calling sfogo (Italian for steam), the little musings to oneself that accompanies the making of a work of art; a kind of nonstop texting-below-texting that the mind in metacognitive itch continues on with as it will. Not the lecturey talkback run-on that keeps one from getting to sleep, but the dream-phrasings that incant over walks in the cold or in the dark—or being in the flow of making art.

 

. . . It’s really very rare, for a visual artist to so completely translate or, more precisely, transcribe her visual sense into words. For this reason, for me, Beasley-Baker’s poems are a significant achievement."

 

See the complete review at: http://www.thethepoetry.com

 

Review by Wendy Galgan for BIBLIOTEKOS | February 20, 2014

"Caroline Beasley-Baker, FOR LACK OF DIAMOND YEARS"

 

. .  ." In Caroline Beasley-Baker’s 'For Lack of Diamond Years,' the spirit of Gerard Manley Hopkins presides over a series of short poems and mesostics that are both luminous and fiercely original. The poet herself invokes Hopkins in both her envoi and in the titles of her poems; each title contains a caesura in the form of a slash (e.g. “sea-shanty/iceland”). This is not to say that Beasley-Baker is merely imitating Hopkins. Rather, she has embraced his sprung rhythm and then altered it to produce a voice and meter that are purely her own. There is a resonance to her work, and a recognition that the everyday contains within it the possibility of transcendence, of enlightenment, of change. . . ."

 

See Volume 3 (current reviews) for the complete review:

http://www.ebibliotekos.com/p/book-reviews.html

 

FOR LACK OF DIAMOND YEARS | Dramatic Reading in 4 Voices | January 21, 2014 | Cornelia Street Cafe/Perfomance Space 

 

If you missed us on the 21st, you can see the performance @ Gander TV:

https://www.gander.tv/event/cornelia-street-cafe-lack-diamond-years

 

VOYA Magazine | Lindsay Grattan | "Caroline Beasley-Baker, 'For Lack of Diamond Years." (Vol 36, No. 6).

 

See at:

http://www.barnes&noble.html/carolinebeasley-baker

 

Spotlite Micro-interview/LATE NIGHT LIBRARY | November 15, 2013

 

"When I was a kid, I thought for a long time that each time I blinked the world changed. I probably still think this because  in my mixing of poetic forms, in the 'blinking' sequence of poems, I hope the collection has it own impressionistic narrative. If there is meaning to be had in the whole, I would say it could be found in the space between the poems, in the way they adhere or not."

 

For the fulll interview: http://latenightlibrary.org

 

NOT ANOTHER BOOK REVIEW | Susan Weinstein | "Disguise & Revelation in Caroline Beasley-Baker's collection of poems, 'For Lack of Diamond Years.'" October, 2013. (pre-publication.)

 

http://notanotherbookreview.blogspot.com/2013/10/disguise-and-revelation-in-caroline.html

PUBLICATIONS

 

MUNGBEING vol 60

February 15, 2015

2 poems & photos

http://www.mungbeing..com

 

MUNGBEING vol 59

December 7, 2014

1 poem

http://www.mungbeing..com

 

POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY

1 Day Free E-Book Download/ Cyber Monday 

December 1, 2014

http://www.poetrysuperhighway.com

 

MUNGBEING vol 58

October 12, 2014

1 poem

http://www.mungbeing..com

 

MUNGBEING vol 57

August 18, 2014

Visual Art & 1 poem

http://www.mungbeing..com

 

MUNGBEING vol 56

June 13, 2014

2 poems

http://www.mungbeing..com

 

TRICKSTER | A Journal of Surprising Art & Literature

May 9, 2014

1 poem

http://tricksterjournal.wordpress.com

 

ANNANDALE DREAM GAZETTE

April 15, 2014

1 dream

http://www.annandaledreamgazetteonline.blogspot.com

 

MUNGBEING vol 55

April 13, 2014

2 poems

http://www.mungbeing..com

 

MUNGBEING vol 53

February 10, 2014

2 poems

http://www.mungbeing..com

 

MER vol 12

March 30, 2014

1 poem | 1 photo.

http://www.momeggreview.com

 

POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY

Poet of the Week | Jan 13 - 19, 2014

http://www.poetrysuperhighway.com

Issue #60: The Final Issue— A big and fond farewell. Let's take stock and gather up our things before we say goodbye. Thanks for everything!