Ecstatic about this review from Cindy Hochman in First Literary Review East   Welcome to the Museum of Cattle

“Four decades after the Beatles landed in America came another British Invasion; to wit, the arrival of Jane Ormerod on the New York poetry scene in 2004, an event which was no less swoon-and-gasp-worthy. Suffice it to say, we Yankees are mighty glad she crossed the pond.

So, welcome to the Museum of Cattle, indeed. Welcome to a bawdy barnyard of a book that renders Orwell’s Animal Farm as tame as a petting zoo. Wherein our heroine, in the guise of a Cockney cowgirl, throws out enough red meat to raise cholesterol levels, while simultaneously raising the literary bar. Seemingly spawned from the loop-and-surprise prose of John Ashbery, with a bit of Gertrude Stein’s playful rhythm, Jane Ormerod adds her own fierce and urgent glossolalia. You will find no swaying grass or gentle heifers lowing here; despite the title, this is poetry drawn from the fist of the city, in all its swagger and grit and grandeur. Naysayers of experimental poetry be damned- Ormerod delightfully assaults our senses with language turned on its ear, and the result is a stunning salvo of sonics. Yet, for all her oblique bent and disparate juxtapositions, Ormerod sets a tone which creates a connective chain of lucid thought and meaning. Methinks that Shakespeare would say there’s a “method to her badness.” He would also, as a fellow Brit, proclaim her simply brill.”

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A great weather evening in Syracuse, NY  Inspired Word March 2013

 

great weather for MEDIA is delighted to feature at the wonderful 601 Tully arts center in Syracuse, NY.

Featuring anthology contributors and editors Michelle Bonczek Evory, Robert Evory, Matthew Hupert, Karl Roulston, and Mary McLaughlin Slechta, plus editor Jane Ormerod,

Plus poetry open mic. Come along, meet us, and find out more about our next submission period.

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I love Marsh Hawk Press so I am thrilled to be included in their online Spring 2014 Review. Marsh Hawk Press

Read “Five Against the House” here

Here is my very lovely author page.

Recreational Vehicles on Fire

And make sure you check out all the amazing Three Rooms writers. Please do consider leaving a review on amazon or Goodreads – it really helps indie authors and presses.

 

 

 

3Po3try NYC

February 18, 2014

As one of the founding editors of great weather for MEDIA, I am thrilled to share this news.

As well as publishing the highest quality poetry and prose, great weather for MEDIA loves live events and building strong connections with other arts communities. We are therefore bursting with excitement to announce 3Po3try NYC, a ground-breaking alliance between three of New York City’s most prominent poetry influences in publishing, education, and performance - great weather for MEDIA (poetry publishing, events, open mics), Poetry Teachers NYC (poetry workshops, readings, festivals) and The Inspired Word (poetry open mics, slams, showcases).

Raining Words

Our mission: to build like never before strong connections between the poetry performance, publishing, and educational communities; to celebrate unity, diversity, and excellence through poetry; and to revitalize the city’s poetry scene with something strikingly different.

We will produce quarterly all-star showcases (featuring a dynamic mix of NYC’s finest poetry and spoken word, spiced with original music and live art) hosted in the most gorgeous settings around New York City (galleries, gardens, and performance spaces).

Raining Words is 3Po3try NYC‘s debut event on Saturday April 12th at the Pomegranate Gallery in New York City’s SoHo. We have an astounding line-up of poets, spoken word artists, plus musicians and artists to add even more excitement to the night. See you there!

In-depth Radio Interview with Rich Ferguson (Archive) 11/03/2013

December 2, 2013

Poetiscape radio interview archive with Rich Ferguson 11/03/2013 An in-depth interview with Rich Ferguson (author of 8th & Agony, Punk Hostage Press) covering the great weather for MEDIA tour, NYC poetry, my background in art, and more.

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The Inspired Word’s 4-Year Anniversary Extravaganza – Music, Comedy, Poetry! Weds Jan 15th, 2014

December 2, 2013

The Inspired Word’s 4-Year Anniversary Extravaganza! A not-to-be-missed all-star lineup of 20+ of NYC’s best poets, singers, comedians, and spoken word artists.   I am beyond proud to be included in this prestigious event presented by Mike Geffner and The Inspired Word at  the famed Lower East Side hotspot Tammany Hall. Hosted by the legendary Nathan [...]

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Three Rooms Press Prose! Poetry! Party! Friday December 6th 2013, NYC

December 2, 2013

Join hosts Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georgs for a Prose! Poetry! Party! with award-winning Three Rooms Press authors Hala Alyan, Richard Vetere, David Lawton, Jane Ormerod, Thomas Fucaloro, Jane LeCroy, Robert Gibbons, Matthew Hupert, and George Wallace. All authors will be available to sign books and take photos at the reading. Plus all audience members [...]

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Big Words, Etc: Double Standards! Saturday October 26 2013, NYC

October 24, 2013

Here’s an exciting event with the theme of Double Standards. Featured readers: Thomas Fucaloro, Jane Ormerod, Matt Patrick, Sonia Jaffe Robbins, Joanna Valente Saturday October 26 2013 6:30 to 8:00 PM culturefix 9 Clinton St (between Stanton and E Houston) New York NY 10002      

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November 2013 Tour: Santa Fe to Seattle

October 22, 2013

Very excited to be joining the great weather for MEDIA tour celebrating the publication of The Understanding between Foxes and Light. I’ll be wearing both my performing and editorial hats—so come along to listen, watch, and also find out more about small press publishing. great weather is accepting submissions from October 15th 2013 to January 15th [...]

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Bards Reading From Page One, Glen Cove NY, Wednesday October 16th 2013

October 10, 2013

Hello Glen Cove!  I’m very happy to be the featured poet at the Bard’s Reading From Page One reading series, sponsored by The Bard’s Initiative and hosted by Marc Rosen. Wednesday October 16th 2013 Page One Restaurant 90 School Street Glen Cove NY 11542

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