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UPDATE: Thanks for the overwhelming response, you guys! We aren’t taking anymore applications at this point. Our reviews editor, Shira, will be in touch soon with those of you who have written already.

Drunken Boat is seeking reviewers for a new section of our journal. If you’re interested, please email your short bio (no CVs or resumes) to shira@drunkenboat.com.

Make sure to include the subject line “Reviewer DB” along with the genre(s) you’re interested in reviewing, and links to samples of your previous reviews, if you have them.

Queries can be directed to editor@drunkenboat.com

Yours, The Editors.

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Published May 19, 2011 - Comments Off

Meet the DB editors as we table Connecticut’s first book fair!

Where? UConn-Greater Hartford Campus, 85 Lawler Road, West Hartford
When? May 21, 22, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Published May 18, 2011 - Comments Off

With DB#3&6’s Latasha Natasha Diggs, Luzma Umpierre, Roberto F. Santiago, Maria Rodriguez-Morales, and more with Tato Laviera

You can sample Ms. Digg’s fantastic spoken word poetry in DB#3 and DB#6.

When? Saturday, May 21, 2011, 7-9pm
Where? El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue @ 104th Street

The final Spring installment of our popular Latino spoken word series showcases Roberto F. Santiago, Maria Rodríguez-Morales and legendary Luzma Umpierre from the new anthology, Me No Habla With Acento, along with the one-and-only Tato Laviera. This will also be the official book release event for the anthology edited by host/curator Emanuel Xavier and published by El Museo del Barrio in collaboration with Rebel Satori Press. Featured contributors Myrna Nieves, Chris “Chilo” Cajigas, Lisa Alvarado, A. B. Lugo, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, John “Chance” Acevedo, “Simply” Rob Vassilarakis, Sheila Maldonado, and Erik “Wordz” Maldonado share selections from the book throughout the evening and join other contributors for a book signing after the show.

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Published May 17, 2011 - 1 Comment so far

Open the City: Drunken Boat, online journal of the arts, along with the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, announce a call for works in a variety of media (poems, artworks, essays, photography, translations, architectural blueprints, videos, web work, mixed media, documentary, theatrical production) that respond to the question of Asian and Middle Eastern-American populations in urban spaces. These can take a particular city as point of departure, can verge to cities around the world, engaging with the notion of how the forces of displacement and accretion intersect to create identity in a particular environment. We envision Chinatown, Little India, mosques in metropolitan areas, ethnic groceries, foreign film theaters, etc. all as possible sites for investigation. Deadline TBA.

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Published May 16, 2011 - Comments Off

Join DB10’s Harriet Levin at the The Grolier Poetry Book Shop for a book signing of her new collection Girl in Cap and Gown.

When? Saturday, May 21, 2011, 3:00 PM
Where? 6 Plympton Street, Cambridge, MA

Sample her verse in DB#10

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Published May 14, 2011 - Comments Off

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