Updates is for you to share news of events in your area with us and to help you to create an international network of events that will link How2 participants together. Please send us your details of reading series, calls for submission to journals and conferences, plus details of launches of new websites, archives etc. that you feel might be of interest to How2 readers and we will post it up.

Thursday, 28 June 2007


So you readers can hide a lot from us but what you can’t hide is the fact that you all have plenty of things to say directly after perusing the recent issue of How2. We know this because we’re its readers, too - & what would really make us happy is to be able to keep engaging with you all well after each issue is out. For this reason revisions have been made in the upcoming issue to make the Postcard section more accessible, so you can post reactions to texts & sections as quickly as they come. Beginning with this issue, each section of How2 links directly to Postcards in order to help generate & encourage response, conversation, debate, other sharings & digressions etc. We’re really hoping to make Postcard a thriving section again. So please know it’s there - & know that when we say you’ve got access to it it’s because we really do hope that you’ll engage there.

Thanks & Looking Forward,

Lauren Shufran,
Postcard Editor

See how to submit a Postcard contribution here.

Friday, 15 June 2007

Postcards Update

So hopefully you all have or are-soon-to recognize with this current issue that the Postcard section has been updated – or rather, the magazine format itself has been updated, to permit easier access to the Postcard section, and thus hopefully to facilitate a more immediate level of response to its submissions. I’d like to direct your attention to our first (!) Postcard of this issue by Emma Bee Bernstein: a response to MOMA’s recent symposium “The Feminist Future,” in which Emma both exposes her own confrontations and poses a number of acutely relevant questions for (and with) us: of negotiating how to exist both within and without the structures of a movement, of whether or not it's even possible to create rupture from without, of the difference between circumvention, transgression, and acknowledgement of definitions and boundaries (and definitional boundaries), whether the issues are categorical or the way in which our categories have been defined and institutionalized, of avoidance and allusion (and how these might function as parody, and how, instead, they might function to counter the very speech-through-silence they might have desired).

A number of fantastic female artists whose work poses these same questions (and who were present at the symposium) are also cited. Feel free to read, respond, post additions, interrogations, and possible solutions. We’re looking forward to what may come of this section, and I’m absolutely pleased that this particular piece has arrived to help facilitate that.

HOW2 Postcards

Lauren Shufran

HOW2 Summer 2007 Issue Now Online

The Summer 2007 issue of HOW2 is online. Go to http://www.how2journal.com.

View the full announcement with contents summary and links here.

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

Cinenova at The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London 16th and 17th of June

Saturday 16th June

An Epic Poem, Lezli Ann Barret, UK 1982, 30mins
Home and Dry, Leeds Animation Workshop, UK 1987, 8mins
Living the Sacrifice, Emily Roysdon, 8mins, USA, 2006

Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema, Laura Mulvey with Emma Hedditch

Daughter Rite, Michelle Citron, USA, 1978, 53mins
Women of the Rhondda, Esther Ronay, Mary Capps, Brigid Seagrave, Mary Kelly, Humphrey Trevelyan, UK, 1972, 20mins

Sunday 17th June

The Impossible Decade, Juliet Miller, UK 1985, 50mins
Light Reading, Lis Rhodes, UK 1978, 20mins

Phrenological Self Portrait, Marianne Heske, 1976, 8mins
Sharon Hayes ‘reads’ Sadie Benning

Veronica 4 Rose, Melanie Chait, UK 1983, 48mins
Model of the Figure, Karolin Meunier, Germany 2005, 7mins

Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX

Nearest tube: Aldgate East

Weekend pass: £25 / £16 concessions/members
Day pass: £15 / £12 concessions/members
Individual screenings: £5

Box office: 020 7522 7888

Monday, 11 June 2007

American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics

American Poets in the 21st Century:
The New Poetics
edited by Claudia Rankine and Lisa Sewell


What are readers to make of the lament that the field of poetry is in crisis? Or the statement that poetry as a genre no longer "matters"? Readers are left to sort through the avant-garde and mainstream, the traditional and experimental, trying to figure out what poetry, if any, defines our current epoch. With the release of AMERICAN POETS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: THE NEW POETICS, editors Claudia Rankine and Lisa Sewell counter such negative views and confusion by documenting the advent of a poetry that is vital and varied in both its style and subject.

AMERICAN POETS IN THE 21ST CENTURY collects thirteen significant voices from a new generation of poets. In addition to the poems, Rankine and Sewell have included brief statements from each poet, along with thirteen critical essays that provide an historical context and analysis of the ways the specific work alters and extends the understanding of what the new American poetries can look, feel, and sound like.

Accompanying the book is a CD that contains readings from each of the poets. Additional recordings from the poets will be at www.wesleyan.edu/wespress/americanpoets by July 1st.

Contributing poets include Joshua Clover, Stacy Doris, Peter Gizzi, Kenneth Goldsmith, Myung Mi Kim, Mark Levine, Tracie Morris, Mark Nowak, D.A. Powell, Juliana Spahr, Karen Volkman, Susan Wheeler, and Kevin Young.

Claudia Rankine is a professor of English at Pomona College. She is the author of four poetry books, including Don't Let Me Be Lonely (2004), and co-editor of American Women Poets in the 21st Century (2002). Lisa Sewell is a professor of English at Villanova University and the author of two poetry books, the most recent of which is Name Withheld (2006).

Contact: Stephanie Elliott
Wesleyan University Press
215 Long Lane
Middletown, CT 06459
(860) 685-7723
Please visit our new Web site: www.wesleyan.edu/wespress

American Poets in the 21st Century:
The New Poetics
edited by Claudia Rankine and Lisa Sewell

416 pp., CD, 6 x 9", Accompanying web site
$75.00 unjacketed cloth
EAN: 978-0-8195-6727-7
ISBN: 0-8195-6727-2
$27.95 paper
EAN: 978-0-8195-6728-4
ISBN: 0-8195-6728-0

Publication Date:
July 9, 2007

Saturday, 2 June 2007

Kritya’s New Issue is online

"Listen to the music within your soul.

While listening, do you not feel
an inner self awakening deep within you -

that it is by its strength that your head is lifted,
that your arms are raised,
that you are walking slowly towards the light?"

Isadora Duncan

Kritya’s New Issue is on line-

Kritya is now entering its third year in the world of poetry. With the coming of July, Kritya2007 - an international festival of poetry will be born with grace. Held between 21st and 23rd July 2007, this year’s event has grown in size and has already drawn rave reviews. It is going to be a dynamic celebration of poetry, music and performance by more than 60 talented poets and artists, ranging from internationally acclaimed, to hot new talents for you to discover.

Rati Saxena