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I’m Reading at Rhapsodomancy March 21

Tuesday 10 March 2015 - Filed under poetry + readings

Come to the first Rhapsodomancy reading of the year!

I’ll be reading with poet and translator Jen Hofer. In addition to reading, we’ll be chatting about connections and disconnections — You can read a bit more about what’ll be happening on Rhapsodomancy’s website.

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015, 8 pm – 10 pm
Where: Writ Large Press HQ, 722 S. Los Angeles St. #312, Los Angeles

Make sure you RSVP on Facebook because you’ll need a phone number — disclosed on the day of the event — to get in. There will be some snacks, a cash bar for beer and wine, and me. Hope to see you there.

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Two poems in Gargoyle

Sunday 8 March 2015 - Filed under poetry + publications

gar62My copy of Gargoyle #62 finally arrived in my mailbox — after a little detour to my former apartment. Thanks to the postal service for sending it on!

The 394-page thick issue has within its covers two poems of mine: “A Reading” and “A Drinking Solo.” Here are three lines from a poem:

Water under the ridge, I say. It’s a day
when the news fills with familiar
terrors: suicide, parricide, coincide.

The issue — edited by Richard Peabody — also contains work by Nin Andrews, Thaisa Frank, and many many others. Pick up a copy at Gargoyle for about $20 — or at Amazon for somewhat less.

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Feelings Are Chemicals in Transit

Wednesday 21 January 2015 - Filed under poetry + publications

Siel Ju Feelings Are Chemicals in Transit chapbookMy second chapbook, Feelings Are Chemicals in Transit, came out late last year from Dancing Girl Press!

You can read a sampling of the poems at Hobart, The Missouri Review, Pank, and other journals, where some of the poems in the chapbooks were originally published.

Based in Chicago, Dancing Girl Press publishes a chapbook series “to publish and promote the work of women writers and artists.” Other L.A.-based Dancing Girl poets include Lauren Eggert-Crowe (In the Songbird Laboratory) and Lisa Cheby (Love Lessons From Buffy the Vampire Slayer). The three of us plan to do a Dancing Girl reading in 2015 — so look out for us!

Get Feelings from Dancing Girl Press for $7.

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Two poems in So and So

Tuesday 6 January 2015 - Filed under poetry + publications

So and So‘s latest issue just launched with two of my poems: “Assignation” and “Santa Monica.” Here are three lines from a poem:

What clings to the brick wall is gray. How plastic
numbers shuffle across tables, collecting
fingerprints.

Read the rest at So and So — which also has great new work by Amy Lawless (“His fingers are small matte pigs”) and Adam Soldofsky (“Incredible lengths of time are pressed into your head”) and other poets –

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The Supplies in Juked

Friday 10 October 2014 - Filed under fiction + publications + stories

My short story, “The Supplies,” is now up in Juked! It’s about temping and driving and making out. Here’s an excerpt:

Driving to Roy’s that afternoon I felt a connection to everyone I saw, a deeper sort of understanding about our relatedness that didn’t need to be defined in concrete, hierarchical terms. I took time to notice the people inside the cars, their little fidgety preoccupations. Here we all were on our various paths, which weren’t so much paths but rather oneiric somnambulations, bumping gently along in the manner of benign bacteria. This is the attitude I should have had all along, I thought, just saying yes to whatever wanted to happen, not in an overt or grabby way, but in a more acquiescent, shrugging manner.

Juked is an indie lit journal, with new work going up weekly. Dig through its archives for works by Aimee Bender, Tao Lin, and other writers I like.

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Might Club!

Friday 15 August 2014 - Filed under poetry + publications

Might Club poetry chapbook by Siel Ju

Might Club poetry chapbook by Siel Ju

My first chapbook, “Might Club,” is now out from Horse Less Press!

You can read a sampling of the poems at Drunken Boat, The Offending Adam, and Otoliths, where some of the poems in the chapbooks were originally published.

Get it from Horse Less Press for $8.

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