Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Recent Reviews of Intervening Absence

From Galatea Resurrects #13
"Carrie Olivia Adams’ debut collection, Intervening Absence, engages with the forces that establish—and destroy—the structures of our lives."

From Gently Read Literature
"This is an incipient, wakeful debut collection, one that always leads through its various paths to a something that radiates force."

Monday, December 14, 2009

Look out Racine!


Intervening Absence and my love of cheese curds come to Racine on Saturday, December 19th as part of the Bonk! Performance Series. I'll be reading with Milwaukee poet Ed Makowski and the music duo American Restless will be performing.

Saturday, December 19th @ 6:00
Bonk! Performance Series
Racine Arts Council, 316 Sixth St

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bid for Me on Ebay and support *Hunger Mountain*

The Hunger Mountain Holiday Fundraising Auction is up at Ebay. Bid now until noon eastern on December 12th for manuscript critiques with outstanding authors, editors and agents, and limited edition, signed letterpress broadsides.

Among the authors and editors offering their services, you can bid for a personal chapbook critique by yours truly.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Upcoming Readings


Lookout Missouri and Washington, Intervening Absence will be intervening in your area soon.

October 1st with the lovely and amazing Kate Greenstreet
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO

November 9th
Everett Community College
Everett, WA (outside Seattle)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Yay! A Review of Intervening Absence!


Thank you Diego Baez and Growler for this review!

"The many lives intertwined in Intervening Absence give way to intermediary omissions assertive of their own elision. The “Intervening Absence” sections are like breaths of air amid a quiet struggle for space."

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Poetry Science Fair and More


I've been hard at work this week--construction paper, poster board, markers, glue sticks--putting together my very childish? embarrassing? brilliant? nerdy? science fair poster for the Science of Obscurity Event this Friday. Want to learn more about black holes, electromagnetic spheres, intervening absence, and the law of induction? Yes you do! I'll see you there!

Friday, July 10, 7:00 PM
The Science of Obscurity
Jupiter Outpost
1139 West Fulton Market
Free admission

The Chicago Underground Library celebrates “The Science of Obscurity,” an evening of new, unpublished, and in-progress works presented as science fair experiments. The night will also feature a public book launch via catapult and the mass purging of rejection letters—community literary rituals in need of revival!

This event is free and for all ages. Its other attractions include the dazzling debut of the Chicago Underground Library’s artist-designed drop boxes, debutantes, prizes, and a raffle!

Also this weekend, I'll be participating in a collaboration led by Jennifer Karmin at the Woman Made Gallery:

“Collaboration”:
An Official Printers’ Ball Lead-up Event!
Woman Made Gallery
685 North Milwaukee Avenue
Free admission

For this event, writers’ work and/or performance will involve interaction with other writers, performers, art forms, media, maybe even with the audience. Participants in the event include Simone Muench and Philip Jenks, presenting collaboratively written poetry; Mars Gamba-Adisa Caulton, working with her own music; performance poetry duo Marty McConnell and Andi Strickland; Jennifer Karmin, in a live improvised collaborative performance of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice with Chicago writers Carrie Olivia Adams, Daniel Godston, Laura Goldstein, Amira Hanafi, Coman Poon, and Larry Sawyer; and curator Nina Corwin in collaboration with Janice Misurell-Mitchell, internationally known improvisational flautist.

Presented by Woman Made Gallery

Monday, June 8, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

New Wiki for Reading Series and Bookstores

I am excited to announce a new updatable, searchable Wiki for curated reading series and independent bookstores eager to host events throughout the country (and hopefully abroad). Myself, as both poet and poetry editor, I have been frustrated with the lack of an electronic resource or directory for finding such series and bookstores, so I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I invite and encourage you to update and add to this Wiki so that it can be the most current and comprehensive possible. It's still a bit rough, and I hope to further develop it with your help. I hope this information can be of great use to all of us in our travels, tours, and plot to take over the world with our words.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

41 Jane Does on Dear Camera Magazine

See a tiny version of "The Lives of the 41 Jane Does" in the new issue of Dear Camera Magazine and see the full-size premiere this Saturday, April 25th as part of the Red Rover Series.

Red Rover Experiment # 28
With Andy Gricevich
Saturday, April 25th at 7:00
The Orientation Center
2129 N. Rockwell -- Chicago, IL
corner of Milwaukee/Rockwell
left side of the Congress Theater building
http://orientationcenter.wordpress.com
suggested donation $4

Monday, April 13, 2009

First Review of Intervening Absence

From Rob McLennan:

"In this book made out of eleven poem-sequences, eleven sequence fragments, this book of poems that click together into a single poem, Adams moves in graceful, slow conversational breaths, and descriptive stretches, flickering on and off."

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Friday, March 6, 2009

Updated Book Tour Schedule

March 25
Athens, GA / The University of Georgia
4:00 PM / Park Hall 265
Press Release

March 26
Atlanta, GA / Emory University--What's New in Poetry Series
8:00 PM / Schwartz Center Theater Lab
with Megan Volpert and Matt Shindell

March 29
Chicago, IL /Myopic Books
7:00 PM / 1564 N Milwaukee Ave

April 3
Brooklyn, NY / Pete's Candystore--With Joshua Harmon, Steven Karl, & Cindy Savett
7:00 PM / 709 Lorimer St

April 4
South Boston, MA / With Joshua Harmon and Janaka Stucky
7:00 PM /The Distillery / 516 East Second Street

April 11
Kalamazoo, MI --With Janet Holmes and Ron Klassnik

April 25
Chicago, IL /Red Rover Reading Series--With Andy Gricevich
7:00 PM / The Orientation Center at 2129 N. Rockwell
(corner of Milwaukee/Rockwell in the Congress Theater building)

Monday, January 19, 2009

Premiere of Intervening Absence

February 12 / The Empty Bottle
Burning Chair Reading Series Presents Poets from Ahsahta Press and Typo
Thursday, February 12 / 6-9 PM
The Empty Bottle / 1035 N . Western / Chicago, IL
FREE

Carrie Olivia Adams
Ben Doller
Kathleen Jesme
Forrest Gander
Matt Hart
Brenda Hillman
Alex Lemon
Barbara Maloutas
Rusty Morrison
G.E. Patterson
Marvyn Petrucci
Stephanie Strickland