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:
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:
VOYA Magazine | Lindsay Grattan | "Caroline Beasley-Baker, 'For Lack of Diamond Years." (Vol 36, No. 6).
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.)
MUNGBEING vol 60
February 15, 2015
2 poems & photos
MUNGBEING vol 59
December 7, 2014
POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY
1 Day Free E-Book Download/ Cyber Monday
December 1, 2014
MUNGBEING vol 58
October 12, 2014
MUNGBEING vol 57
August 18, 2014
Visual Art & 1 poem
MUNGBEING vol 56
June 13, 2014
TRICKSTER | A Journal of Surprising Art & Literature
May 9, 2014
ANNANDALE DREAM GAZETTE
April 15, 2014
MUNGBEING vol 55
April 13, 2014
MUNGBEING vol 53
February 10, 2014
MER vol 12
March 30, 2014
1 poem | 1 photo.
POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY
Poet of the Week | Jan 13 - 19, 2014
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!