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Frigate Sails to AWP
As part of Web Fair 2001, held in connection with the Associated Writing Programs Conference at the Riviera Resort & Racquet Club in Palm Springs, California (Thursday, April 19th - Saturday, April 21st), Frigate editor and publisher Patricia Eakins will moderate a panel entitled "The Role of the Online Review Organ." Panel participants are Frigate contributing editors Elaine Terranova and Barbara Colin and Minneapolis publicist Mary Bisbee-Beek, of Beeksbee Books.
Now Filling! Frigate No. 2
The second issue of Frigate (current through February 2001) features a mini-anthology of poetry called Night Shift: Poets on Work, edited by Miriam Goodman. Issue No. 2 also contains reviews of the poetry and fiction of Ruth Stone, Robin Becker, Philip Booth, Catherine Anderson, Ann Rower, and Bruce Fleming as well as a review of the Alice Neel show at the Whitney Museum. Steve Brouwer writes on Why the White Working Class Still Matters and Economic Apartheid. Jason Schneiderman writes on the formalist trend in poetry and the work of Mark Jarman. Visual art on exhibition includes portfolios by Alice Meyer-Wallace, Rosanne Pennella and Barbarie Rothstein. We memorialize Ursule Molinaro. Hasegawa writes on Astor Piazzola; Cain writes on love in the movies. Continuing from Issue 1 are Darton on the Radical Novel (Tillie Olsen)and Terry on Jonathan Lethem (Amnesia Moon). And that's not all!
New in Frigate 2: Interviews
Frigate 2 proudly features Barbara Flug Colin's intense and revelatory interview with artist Louise Bourgeois. In addition,an interview with poet Guillermo Castro by Gerry Gomez Pearlberg appears in Frigate 2, the first of a series of interviews that the prize-winning poet Pearlberg will be conducting for Frigate. (Pearlberg's previous interviews are at www.planetauthority.com.)
Beginning with Issue No. 2, Frigate's art editor, Dee Shapiro, is the curator of the Eye Candy page.
Frigate 3: A Special TransPacific Issue
Frigate 3 will focus on the diversely dynamic writing in English coming out of Pacific cultures from Hawai'i to Hong Kong. The issue will contain reviews of the fiction of Samoan writers Sia Fiegel and Albert Wendt, reviews of Hawai'i's Tinfish Press poets, a review of R. Zamora Linmark's Rolling the R's, reviews of and by the writers of Hong Kong's Asia 2000 Press, a mini-anthology of poems by Hawai'ian and other Trans-Pacific poets (some in pidgin), a double feature (review and interview) on critic and poet Rob Wilson,and Gerry Gomez Pearlberg's interview with Justin Chin. Co-editor for the TransPacific-focus issue is Hong-Kong, Singapore and New-York novelist Xu Xi.
Photograph © Amy Gateff 2000
Lorraine Schein, Bronwyn Mills and other Frigateers at the Launch
The editors, writers, publishers, artists, designers and webmaster of Frigate celebrated our launch on September 18, 2000, at the Cyber Cafe in SoHo. There were readings by contributors and souvenirs for all. The launch was sponsored by Martin Construction, Inc.
Photograph © Peter Martin 2000
All hands aboard! The good ship Frigate launches!
Frigate at the Outloud Festival
On September 9 and 10, Frigate Editor/Publisher Patricia Eakins and Contributing Editors Eric Darton and Jan Alexander were featured readers in the sixteenth annual Outloud Festival of the Catskill Reading Society in Claryville, New York, held in the Firemen's Hall. Eakins was coordinator of events on September 9th, which included a poetry reading by Poets & Writers "Literary Horizons" director Amy Holman, who also lectured on literary marketing. The day commenced with a forum entitled "The Writer's Identity: Masks and Poetic Distance," and closed with a scene from a Moliere play performed in Commedia dell'Arte masks by Brenda Bynum and James Jenner of the Oasis Theatre Company.
For information on future events sponsored by the Catskill Reading Society, directed by Bob Richards, e-mail Reyna Chewiwi.
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