"If Water Were Religion,'' which appeared in Crack the Spine (Spring 2013 anthology and online issue #55), has been nominated for the Best of the Net anthology (Sundress Publications). http://www.crackthespine.com/p/blog-page.html
Jane Rosenberg LaForge will be at next week's Association of Writers and Writing Programs conference in Seattle.
She'll be speaking on a panel with Debra Di Blasi, Dawn Raffel, Cris Mazza and Anna Joy Springer on memoirs in the 21st Century.
The panel, "The Peculiar Yesterday: The Memoir Today," is scheduled for 4:30 p.m to 5:45 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27, in room 606 of the Washington State Convention Center, Level 6.
Over at Ink, Sweat and Tears, the poetry and prose webzine, Fiona Sinclair has reviewed Jane Rosenberg LaForge's poetry collection, "With Apologies to Mick Jagger, Other Gods, and All Women."
"The author’s technique is to start with a concrete idea which then sparks a series of contemplations that are often metaphysical. However what draws the reader on is a fine use of lyrical rhythm with an often elegiac tone. This is not to say that the poems are depressing but take an honest look at aspects of humanity ranging from ageing and death to the modern obsession with making false gods out of the famous..."
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"An Unsuitable Princess is a daring combination of old-school storytelling and the true wit of the best of contemporary memoirists." -- Michelle Hoover, author of The Quickening
"A quirky and compelling new class of literary mashup" -- Jess Winfield, author of My Name Is Will
"[A] tender and heartbreakingly candid reinvention of memory..." -- Kate Southwood, author of Falling to Earth
Earlier this month, Emerge Literary Journal's latest issue dropped, with the poem "Hollywood Dream Factory" by Jane Rosenberg LaForge. You can pick up a copy for $8.99 at Amazon. That would be nice of you. It also includes work by Jake Russell, Joseph Nicholas, Andrew Ruzkowski, Cara Schiff, Annalee Kwochka, Gael Goepfert, and many others. Jay Sizemore and others. Table of contents is here.
Jane Rosenberg LaForge will be reading her poetry on 7 p.m. Monday, July 15, with George Wallace and other poets, at Reif's Tavern, 302 E. 92nd St., Apt. 4R, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The evening of music, comedy and poetry is sponsored by New York Eternal Radio (more details here).
On Sept. 25, Jane will be reading at the KGB Bar on the Lower East Side at an event celebrating the release of Great Weather for Media's second anthology, "The Understanding Between Foxes and Light." She has a poem, "Barring Leviticus," in the anthology.
And in October, Jane will be part of the Burning Rivers author tour, with readings in Philadelphia, Boston, Baltimore and New York.
Please join us.
Jane Rosenberg LaForge, Michelle Valois and Kristin Bock after the April 20, 2013, reading at the Montague Bookmill. Thanks to all who came, and thanks to Michelle and Kristin for the invitation.
Jane Rosenberg LaForge will join Kristin Bock and Michelle Valois for "Three Readers: An Evening of Poetry and Prose" at the famed Montague Bookmill in Western Massachusetts, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Essays, poems, and stories by Michelle Valois have appeared in numerous journals, including The Massachusetts Review, Tri-Quarterly, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Fourth Genre.
And you know Jane. Her full-length collection, "With Apologies to Mick Jagger, Other Gods, and All Women," is available on Amazon, and you can find her other books through our poetry store.
The Montague Bookmill is a used bookstore housed in a picturesque 1842 gristmill, set on the banks of the Sawmill River, a few miles north of Amherst and Northampton, Massachusetts. Its motto is, "Books you don't need in a place you can't find." It regularly appears on lists and photo tours of unusual and interesting bookshops.