Friday, February 22, 2013

Spoken word featured in Dig Boston

From "Performing Arts: Lost Voices of Boston" by Sarah Flynn:
Rise up from the smoky basements of black turtlenecks and snaps: this is not your average underground spoken poetry jam. Matt Ganem is bringing lyrical verse street-level at Lost Voices of Boston this week at the Middle East... 
Ganem, the event’s host, has come a long way from a past of addiction, and is now channeling his energies into revitalizing the poetry scene in Boston. “My first book, published by JRock Publishing, The Shadow of an Addict, centers around my drug addiction, providing the best life possible for my son, my inspiration,” said Ganem. “But I mainly write about the ugly truth of a heroin addict... 
After a wildly successful show at the Corner Pub in Back Bay with the poetry group Writer’s Block, he decided to start the Lost Voices of Boston monthly open mic night, exposing Boston’s poetry scene to a larger demographic.
[Dig Boston, 2/2/13]

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Call for Submissions: Mount Hope

Mount Hope Magazine, a publication of the creative writing department at Roger Williams University, is 
  1. nationally distributed;
  2. designed by students at the Massachusetts College of Art; and 
  3. now reviewing submissions.
The new editors are taking their cue from the make-it-new aesthetic of McSweeney's, and are trying to do something innovative with format in each issue. If you have work burning a hole on your desktop, by all means send them an email and let them consider your stuff for publication. They welcome prose and poetry, fiction and nonfiction, and literary commentary and journalism. Work which blend text and graphics are especially welcome. Send submissions to More instructions can be found at