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There are numerous #notmypresidentprotests happening around the country. Last night hundreds of thousands of protestors gathered in cities across the nation. There will be more protests happening tonight. And tomorrow.
- Protesters target Trump buildings in massive street rallies (CNN) 11/10/16
There are several petitions going around. Consider signing them. All of them.
- Whitehouse.gov Petition – Employ the Electoral College to avoid a Donald Trump presidency.
- Change.org Petition – Electoral College: Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19
- Daily Kos: Abolish the Electoral College
- Moveon.org Petition – Tell the Electoral College to cast their votes for Hillary Clinton.
- Credo Petition – Tell Congress: Remove the anti-LGBTQ Russell amendment from the National Defense Authorization Act.
- Change.org Petition – Prosecute Trump for illegal offenses before the Dec. 19 Electoral College Vote.
- Avaaz – Global Open Letter to Donald Trump
- SPLC – Tell Donald Trump to reject hate and bigotry
Also check out these articles:
- University of Utah finds legal case to impeach Trump should he be elected
- How to Impeach a US President
- The surprisingly realistic path to eliminating the Electoral College by 2020
- The one scenario that could still get Hillary into the White House
Other urgent issues to help out on now.
- CLOSE GUANTANAMO NOW! – More Info / Petition
- FREE LEONARD PELTIER
- OBAMA – STOP THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE NOW – Petition / Take Action & Stand Standing Rock
- NOV 15 NoDAPL – Day of Action at Army Corps of Engineers (Note* Trump received over $160k from Energy Transfer Partners CEO Kelsy Warren, even though the cap is $2,700, they created a Trump Victory Fund as loophole. In addition to this, Trump has over a million invested in ETP)
- Oceti Sakowin Camp – List of needs at Standing Rock ((keeping in mind that Trump has vowed to “lift the Obama-Clinton roadblocks and allow vital energy infrastructure projects, like the Keystone Pipeline, to move forward” in his first 100 days)
- How to Contact the 17 Banks Funding the Dakota Access Pipeline
- A 70-Day Web Security Action Plan for Artists and Activists Under Siege
- A List of Pro-Women, Pro-Immigrant, Pro-Earth, Anti-Bigotry Organizations That Need Your Support (Jezebel)
- Feminist, LGBTQIA, Race/Gender Inclusive, Progressive Volunteer Opportunities and Organizations, State by State (Google Doc)
- If You’re Overwhelmed By The Election, Here’s What You Can Do Now (Huffington Post)
- Let’s Get to Work: Practical Ways for Writers and Teachers to Get Involved Right Now (Electric Literature)
- Progressive Organizations That Need Your Support, Now More Than Ever, in Trump’s America (W)
The lists above are great resources, some highlights from those resources plus more:
- The American Civil Liberties Union works to defend individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution. Donate here.
- The Anti-Defamation League was founded in 1913 to “stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, it fights against anti-semitism and bigotry as one of the largest civil rights organizations in the country. Find your local affiliate here and donate here.
- Border Angels is an all-volunteer non-profit that advocates for immigration reform and social justice focusing on the U.S.-Mexico border. It offers educational and awareness programs and migrant outreach programs to San Diego County’s immigrant population. Donate here.
- The Boys & Girls Clubs of America offers enrichment programs and support for children when they’re not in school. Donate and learn about ways to volunteer here.
- Campaign Zero advocates for policy solutions to end police violence in America. Fill out this survey to learn how to get involved.
CARECEN-LA is an amazing organization that offers low cost immigration services and free resources for/to immigrants. They’re always looking for volunteers, especially now. It’s college application time and they need mentors to help kids with that stuff! Volunteer here. Or a more direct contact, if someone wants to start tomorrow – Javier Miranda at email@example.com.
- The Center for Reproductive Rights is the world’s foremost legal advocate for securing women’s access to quality reproductive health care. Donate here.
- The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) is an advocacy and organizing group focusing on achieving human, civil, and labor rights for immigrants. Donate here.
- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is the country’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization. Donate here or find your local chapter here.
- EarthJustice is the largest nonprofit environmental law organization in the country, working to protect wildlife, for healthy communities, and for cleaner energy options. The organization represents its clients free of charge. Donate here, and sign up for action alerts here.
- EMILY’s List is a political action committee that works to elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to public office. Donate here, or find out how to how to run for office here.
- Friends of the Earth: Contribute to international network of environmental groups. They’ve already vowed to fight the threat Trump poses to the environment.
- The Future Project: Help the young people of America fulfill their potential.
- Howard Brown Health: Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness.
- The Innocence Project. Mission: The Innocence Project’s mission is to free the staggering number of innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. Needs: Monetary donations
- The Mazzoni Center offers healthcare services to LGBTQ population in Philadelphia, including trans clinical care services, walk-in HIV and STI testing, primary care, and addiction and recovery services. Donate here and find information about volunteer opportunities here.
- NARAL Pro-Choice America is a political advocacy group focused on fighting for women’s reproductive rights and freedom. Click here to donate and here to volunteer.
- The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) works to promote the civil rights of people of color and to eliminate race-based discrimination. Donate here, and find your local chapter for more ways to get involved here.
- The NAACP Legal Defense Fund fights for racial justice through litigation, advocacy and education. Donate and learn about ways to get involved here.
- The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) advocates for victims and attempts to change policy surrounding domestic violence. Click here to donate.
- The National Immigration Law Center is dedicated to fighting for the rights of low-income immigrants through litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, and various other methods. Donate or learn how you can attend a local training here.
- The National Immigration Forum is another leading immigrant advocacy group that offers various programs to integrate immigrants into the workforce and obtain citizenship. Donate here.
- National Organization for Women (NOW) is an activist organization, foundation and PAC that advocates for equal rights for women. Donate here, and look for volunteer programs, like clinic escorting, on your local chapter’s page.
- The New York City Alliance Against Sexual Assault lists a number of ongoing volunteer opportunities in childcare, community training, rape crisis counseling, and legal advocacy here.
- NextGen Climate Action works politically “to prevent climate disaster.” Click here to donate and click here to volunteer.
- Planned Parenthood is the country’s leading sexual and reproductive healthcare provider. Click here for nationwide volunteer opportunities (including as a clinic escort) and click here to donate. Local chapters also list more extensive volunteer opportunities, so take a look at your specific chapter (here’s New York’s page) for more.
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the country’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, which operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE; online.rainn.org; rainn.org/es) and programs to help victims of sexual violence. Click here for information about how to volunteer for the hotline or in your community, and click here to donate.
- The Reproductive Health Access Project is a non-profit that trains clinicians to make quality reproductive healthcare more accessible. Click here to donate.
- Running Start is another organization dedicated to educating young women and girls about the importance of politics, through the Young Women’s Political Leadership Program and various other fellowships and internships. Donate here.
- She Should Run is a non-profit that aims to get more women into elected leadership roles. You can donate here or anonymously ask a woman you know to run for office.
- Combat racism with Showing Up For Racial Justice
- The Sierra Club is the largest grassroots environmental organization in the county, and works to protect millions of acres of wilderness and pass legislation like the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. Click here for ways to give.
- The Southern Poverty Law Center fights hate groups and bigotry using education, litigation, and advocacy. Donate here.
- SURJ: Showing Up for Racial Justice. Mission: SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Needs: Fundraising, event hosts, event attendees, monetary donations, planning/organizing
- The Sylvia Rivera Law Project provides legal services specifically to low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. Click here to donate, and click here for to volunteer.
- The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights works to protect the best interests of children who come to the U.S. on their own. Donate here or learn about how you can volunteer as a Child Advocate in Chicago, New York, Houston, and Washington D.C. here.
- Be a part of your next local election as a poll worker and encourage voters to come out
LGBT & Trans Support:
Please spread the word about the LGBT suicide hotlines Trans Lifeline: (877) 565-8860 and The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386. There have already been reports of several youth and adult trans suicides. Consider applying to volunteer for Trans Lifeline or The Trevor Project yourself. Also, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255.
Dennis Sweeney has started a new literary journal that will document the time under Trump: The Trump Years
Matter Studios is looking for urgent stories w/ powerful, singular voices.
This poetry packet includes poems for coping & discussing post-election, put together by Editor Janice Lee. There is a PDF version here. It is now a poetry playlist online at Verse here. More poems for coping here on Enclave and a roundup, continually updated.
Good Articles, Essays, Responses to Read:
- Michael Moore Gives 5 Scary Reasons Why Trump Will Win 7/21/16
- President Trump’s First Term by Evan Osnos (The New Yorker) 9/26/16
- What Do We Tell the Children? by Ali Michael (Huffington Post) 11/8/16
- Michael Moore’s “Morning After To-Do List” Facebook Post For Democrats 11/9/16
- An American Tragedy By David Remnick (The New Yorker) 11/9/16
- It was the Democrats’ embrace of neoliberalism that won it for Trump by Naomi Klein (Guardian) 11/9/16
- President-elect Trump due to appear in court at trial starting later this month (Politico) 11/9/16
- Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days by Amita Kelly (NPR) 11/9/16
- White people elected Donald Trump White people voted to elect Donald Trump by Emma Fidel (Vice) 11/9/16
- If Donald Trump Implements His Proposed Policies, We’ll See Him in Court by Anthony D. Romero, ACLU Executive Director 11/9/16
- Here’s Why We Grieve Today by John Pavlovitz 11/9/16
- Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders on Result of Presidential Election 11/9/16
- Seattle will remain sanctuary city for immigrants despite Trump presidency, mayor says 11/9/16
- Finish Your Ugly-Crying. Here’s What Comes Next. by Ann Friedman (The Cut) 11/9/16
- How To Send Hillary Clinton A Thank You Card For Everything She’s Done (Bustle) 11/9/16
- Read the Letter Aaron Sorkin Wrote His Daughter After Donald Trump Was Elected President (Vanity Fair) 11/9/16
- Your Turn to Lose #Election2016 by Teka Lark 11/9/16
- Now What, America? Writers Reflect on the Election (PEN America) 11/9/16
- On “Woke” White People Advertising their Shock that Racism just won a Presidency by Courtney Parker West 11/9/16
- The Most American Kind of America by Johanna Hedva 11/10/16
- What President Donald Trump Means for Muslims by Omer Aziz (New Republic) 11/10/16
- A Transgender Woman’s Letter For The American Public (Clash) 11/10/16
- I Will Teach My Children To Survive The New America by Manuel Gonzales (Buzzfeed) 11/10/16
- Farewell, America by Neal Gabler 11/10/16
- Autocracy: Rules for Survival by Masha Gessen (NYRB) 11/10/16
- Here’s What I’m Telling My Brown Son About Trump’s America by Mira Jacob (Buzzfeed) 11/10/16
- Election Could Still Result In Trump-Clinton Tie: Analyst by Max Kutner (Newsweek) 11/10/16
- American Women Are Suffering from Trump Traumatic Stress Disorder (Politics USA) by Sarah Jones 11/10/16
- The Centre of a Whirlwind: Watching Whiteness Work by Akwugo Emejulu (Verso) 11/10/16
- Mourning Trump and the America We Could Have Been by Meghan O’Rourke (The New Yorker) 11/10/16
- Reid Statement on the Election of Donald Trump 11/11/16
- A primer on executive power: Trump can’t end same-sex marriages, but he could speed up deportations (LA Times) 11/11/16
- If you voted for Trump because he’s ‘anti-establishment,’ guess what: You got conned by Paul Waldman (Washington Post) 11/11/16
- Henderson: Vote for Trump was a consent, purposeful or not, to bigotry (Detroit Free Press) 11/11/16
- Michael Moore: Trump won’t finish his first term (The Hill) 11/11/16
- A Running List Of Reported Racist Incidents After Donald Trump’s Victory (Buzzfeed) 11/11/16
- No, we should not wait and see what a Trump administration does. We should organize our resistance right now. by Shaun King (Daily News) 11/11/16
- Michael Moore says he wants to head an Occupy-like movement against Donald Trump (LA Times) 11/11/16
- Michael Moore Predicts Donald Trump Won’t Last The Full 4 Years (Huffington Post) 11/11/16
- Bernie Sanders: Where the Democrats Go From Here (NY Times) 11/11/16
- Election 2016 Stop Asking Me to Empathize With the White Working Class And a few other tips for white people in this moment. by Kali Holloway (AlterNet) 11/11/16
- This is for the adoptees of color struggling with family in the wake of Trump’s victory 11/11/16
- Donald Trump Is Picking His Cabinet: Here’s a Short List (NY Times) 11/12/16
Suggestions on who to follow:
- Porochista Khakpour (@PKhakpour)
- Lidia Yuknavitch (@LidiaYuknavitch)
- Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt)
- ACLU (@ACLU)
- Michael Moore (@MMFlint)
- Shaun King (@ShaunKing)
- Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko)
- Barbara Lee (@RepBarbaraLee)
- Roxane Gay (@rgay)
- Morgan Parker (@morganapple)
- Lindy West (@thelindywest)
- Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome)
- Candace Williams (@TeacherC)
- Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior)
Self-Care/Preparation for January:
Don’t forget to take care of yourself during this stressful time as well. That includes meditating, going for a hike, eating well, taking care of your mental and physical health needs, and hugging kittens & puppies. Also, for some of us, there is a real an actual feat of losing access to certain services and rights in January.
- Oh shit! The what should I do before January guide (AWESOME resource)
Concrete Suggestions in Preparation for January (by demographic)
Wear a Safety Pin to Show Solidarity:
— wifeontheverge (@tiffmagid) November 11, 2016
- The Official #GrabYourWallet Boycott List of Companies that Do Business with and/or Back the Trump Family
From Michael Moore’s “Morning After To-Do List”:
Morning After To-Do List:
1. Take over the Democratic Party and return it to the people. They have failed us miserably.
2. Fire all pundits, predictors, pollsters and anyone else in the media who had a narrative they wouldn’t let go of and refused to listen to or acknowledge what was really going on. Those same bloviators will now tell us we must “heal the divide” and “come together.” They will pull more hooey like that out of their ass in the days to come. Turn them off.
3. Any Democratic member of Congress who didn’t wake up this morning ready to fight, resist and obstruct in the way Republicans did against President Obama every day for eight full years must step out of the way and let those of us who know the score lead the way in stopping the meanness and the madness that’s about to begin.
4. Everyone must stop saying they are “stunned” and “shocked.” What you mean to say is that you were in a bubble and weren’t paying attention to your fellow Americans and their despair. YEARS of being neglected by both parties, the anger and the need for revenge against the system only grew. Along came a TV star they liked whose plan was to destroy both parties and tell them all “You’re fired!” Trump’s victory is no surprise. He was never a joke. Treating him as one only strengthened him. He is both a creature and a creation of the media and the media will never own that.
5. You must say this sentence to everyone you meet today: “HILLARY CLINTON WON THE POPULAR VOTE!” The MAJORITY of our fellow Americans preferred Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump. Period. Fact. If you woke up this morning thinking you live in an effed-up country, you don’t. The majority of your fellow Americans wanted Hillary, not Trump. The only reason he’s president is because of an arcane, insane 18th-century idea called the Electoral College. Until we change that, we’ll continue to have presidents we didn’t elect and didn’t want. You live in a country where a majority of its citizens have said they believe there’s climate change, they believe women should be paid the same as men, they want a debt-free college education, they don’t want us invading countries, they want a raise in the minimum wage and they want a single-payer true universal health care system. None of that has changed. We live in a country where the majority agree with the “liberal” position. We just lack the liberal leadership to make that happen (see: #1 above). Let’s try to get this all done by noon today. — Michael Moore
Day Two’s To-Do List:
1. Must quickly and decisively form an opposition movement, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the 1960s. I will do my part to help lead this as I’m sure many others (Bernie, Elizabeth Warren, MoveOn, the hip-hop community, DFA, etc.) will, too. The core of this opposition force will be fueled by young people who, as with Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter, don’t tolerate b.s. and are relentless in their resistance to authority. They have no interest in compromising with racists and misogynists.
2. Prepare to impeach Trump. Just as the Republicans were already planning to do with President Hillary from Day One, we must organize the apparatus that will bring charges against him when he violates his oath and breaks the law — and then we must remove him from office.
3. Must commit right now to a vigorous fight (including civil disobedience, if necessary) which will block any and all Donald Trump Supreme Court nominees who do not meet our approval. We demand the Democrats in the Senate aggressively filibuster any nominees who support Citizens United or who oppose the rights of women, immigrants and the poor. This is non-negotiable.
4. Demand the DNC apologize to Bernie Sanders for trying to fix the primaries against him, for spinning the press to ignore his historic campaign, for giving Clinton the questions in advance at the Flint debate, for its latent ageism and anti-Semism in trying to turn voters against him because of his age or religious beliefs, and for its anti-democracy system of “superdelegates” who are elected by no one. We all know now had Bernie been given a fair shot, he probably would have been the nominee and he — as the true outsider and “change” candidate –would have inspired and fired up the base and soundly defeated Donald Trump. If no apology is soon forthcoming from the DNC, that’s ok — when we take over the Democratic Party (see yesterday’s To-Do List, #1), we will issue the apology in person.
5. Demand that President Obama establish a Special Prosecutor to investigate who and what was behind FBI Director James Comey’s illegal interference into the Presidential election 11 days before the vote was held.
6. Begin a national push while it’s fresh in everyone’s mind for a constitutional amendment to fix our broken electoral system: 1. Eliminate the Electoral College — popular vote only. 2. Paper ballots only — no electronic voting. 3. Election Day must be made a holiday for all — or held on a weekend so more people vote. 4. All citizens, regardless of any run-ins with the criminal “justice” system, must have the right to vote. (In swing states like Florida and Virginia, 30-40% of all Black men are prohibited by law from voting.)
7. Convince President Obama to immediately do what he should have done a year ago: Send in the Army Corps of Engineers to Flint to dig up and replace all the poisoned pipes. NOTHING HAS CHANGED; the water in Flint is still unusable.
Will try to get these done by sundown. More To-Do tomorrow…
From Lidia Yuknavitch:
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(Note: The title of this piece comes from the event for which it was written and performed, part of Homeroom’s School Night series, hosted through the MCA Talks program. The portion of the text subtitled PERFORMANCE was intended to serve three functions: 1) To avoid meaningless abstraction by providing an example of the transgressive/excessive art referred to in the “Principles” subsection, knowing that term “transgression” can refer to a myriad of different aesthetics or practices, many deeply fucked. 2) To introduce a disorienting vision of queer embodiment only possible through language, 3) To pose the question—both for myself and the audience—of whether this vision is one of discomfort/violence, or whether it constitutes the type of utopic dreaming, i/e. “new possibilities and visions for social justice” to which I allude in my Principles. Feedback/participation is welcome and encouraged. ~Tim).
- NPR – ‘Elegant And Cruel And True’: The Life And Death Of Poet C.D. Wright by Craig Morgan Teicher
- Arkansas Times – In Memoriam: C.D. Wright, 1949-2016 by Matthrew Henriksen
- Poets & Writers – Special Report: Poet C. D. Wright Dies at Sixty-Seven
- The New Yorker – Postscript: C. D. Wright, 1949-2016 By Ben Lerner
- The Stranger Blog (SLOG) – In Praise of Poet C.D. Wright by Rich Smith
“I’m not a prophet or a stone age man, just a mortal with the potential of a superman. I’m living on.”
Is it not the way of the shaman to sing of things we cannot see? You put in headphones, retreat into a cave of sound and the visions are there. We hear him slip away. There can be no replacement, but our shaman has left us with a thousand incantations to bring him back, even if only for a few minutes at a time. Perhaps not all the villagers believed in his magic, but it was ubiquitous nonetheless.
David Bowie was the kind of man about whom prophecies are written. Whose coming was drawn onto cave walls in flickering firelight. We had decades with our shaman, his words echoing in all corners, sliding in and out of our consciousness. His words were prayers and salutations and his final prophecies revealed his end. He would be the black star, whisking away in the night. He will take the place of Polaris.
“Time may change me, but you can’t trace time.”
Art has no need for transparency. The translation changes. The drawings on the cave wall become the written word, become the song, the painting, the film. The shaman has no need and every need for these mediums. It is through art that we interpret the world around us and ideas of what else lurks beyond our understanding.
David Bowie breathed art. He let art become his very life right down to the persona, crafted yet so wholly true. Even when he was someone else he was himself. Perhaps that is the very definition of a shaman, one who can take different forms to be a medium between the real and what cannot be comprehended. The shaman is a messenger, is a rebel, is an ageless wonder whose existence is as transitory as it is permanent.
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.”
Our shaman will be ours for eons to come. To share a time with his earthly life is to be unwittingly crafted and inspired by his existence. The shaman is fiction and nonfiction. Fantasy, science fiction, romance, and thriller. History, biography, and religion. How do you mourn the expanse of such a life?
David Bowie is singular, yet innumerable. A truth and a contradiction. To see him in his element, performing, practicing his art was like watching electricity form from thin air. There will be no second coming. We will shed our tears, beat our chests, and we will listen to his voice again and again.
We will look to the heavens, into the dark night, and we will see him there. He will be pointing us beyond North, beyond Earth. He will be pointing toward our souls and inviting us to go there.
1.5.8 people are really moving to canada. (2004-11-15 09:05)
while i love this, i wish all the people i hated were on this pilgrimage. canada is so easy to avoid. maybe i don’t hate enough progressive liberal quitter types?
Note 13: A similar legend, but without topographical indications, appears first in Philostorgios, bk. 1, frag. 9. The mention of the Forum indicates that the entry is the work of the last redactor, who imagined a pre-Constantinian wall of Byzantion.
Today I go to Üsküdar. From Avcılar, I walk to the metrobus station, which I take to Cevizlibağ. At Cevizlibağ, I transfer to the tramvay and take that into the city. The tramvay takes me past a section of the still-impressive ruins of the Theodosian Walls marking and defending the western edge of ancient Constantinople. I travel to the First Hill of Istanbul and begin to descend toward the mouth of the Golden Horn. I exit the tramvay at Sirkeci on the side of the hill, where I transfer to the Marmaray, a new subway line that goes underneath the mouth of the Bosporus and connects the European side of the city to the Asian side. I get off at the Üsküdar stop, where I walk to a cafe and sit.
I just wanted to point to this NYRB essay on the late writer Tony Judt. Judt was mostly a historian and a political essayist (although he did the odd bit of literary criticism), and he stands out to me as one of the most rigorous and honest thinkers I have ever read. His Postwar is an essential companion to a lot of the European novels that tend to get a lot of play these days, and it’s also just a great thing for being an educated person on planet Earth.
Judt died an untimely death in 2010 from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, which he wrote about chillingly while he was dying of it. Had he lived, he would certainly be one of the essential essayists working today. Read his books. Learn. Become a better and more interesting human being.
RIP Chris Burden.
The instructions given on Facebook were:
Post your AWP 2015 book haul via comment to this post/thread. We will gather every single entry into one comprehensive ENCLAVE post at the end of this week (Friday, April 17th). Two entries will be randomly selected based on the sheer diversity of the selection.
Winners will receive a CCM-Entropy tee shirt (designed by Sommer Browning) and a dozen CCM-Entropy stickers.
What books did you pick up? Let’s see them. Let’s see all of them. We’re coping.
The results are:
And the winners are:
Photo and twitter updates from Minneapolis!
Here’s what we’ve been up to. Wish you were here. Really. We do.
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Keywords: CCM-Entropy Family, Alex Kalamaroff, Eddy Rathke, Kyle Muntz, Saehee Cho, Janice Lee, Michael J Seidlinger, Justin Sirois, Keith McCleary, Hannah Tawater, Michelle Detorie, Ashley Farmer, Tobias Carroll, Matthew Salasses, Megan Milks, Dennis Sweeney, Joseph Michael Owens, David S. Atkinson, donuts, donuts, donuts.
Keywords: Otis, Seismicity Editions, Spork Press, Curbside Splendor, Wonder, Futurepoem Books, Ugly Duckling Presse, Gold Line Press, Ricochet Editions, Kelsey Street Press, Two Lines Press, Hobart, Short Flight/Long Drive Books, Belladonna* Collaborative, Millay Colony, The Song Cave, Triple Canopy, Archipelago Books, Octopus Books, Ellipsis Press, Black Square Editions, sold out, celebratory cigars, Oliver Mol, Joe Milazzo, Michael J Seidlinger, Kyle Muntz, Janice Lee, Alex Kalamaroff, J David Osborne, Rios De La Luz, Eddy Rathke, Millenium, scotch, winding down.
CCM-ENTROPY Treasure Hunt
Yes, it’s true—CCM’s got a Treasure Hunt transpiring over the second and third days (Friday & Saturday, April 10th and 11th) of the AWP 2015 conference in Minneapolis. In order to win stickers, shirts, and/or books, you must achieve one of the following (note: once you win, you CANNOT go in for another win. One win per attendee):
☐ Find AT Grant: Convince him to go with you to the CCM/Two Dollar Radio table. Introduce AT Grant to either Michael J Seidlinger or Janice Lee. Manage a photo. Post to social media.
☐ Succeed in selling a CCM book to an unsuspecting conference attendee. *must be at the table, within view of Michael J Seidlinger or Janice Lee.
☐ Spot a CCM/Entropy sticker plastered to convention center property. Take the photo. Post it to social media. Tag Michael Seidlinger and Michael Copeland.
☐ Take a photo with the author of the book you just bought from the CCM/Two Dollar Radio table. Make sure to hold up the book, make it visible, in the photo. Post to social media and tag CCM, Michael J Seidlinger, and Michael Copeland.
☐ Sing/scream a verse or chorus from an Andrew WK song. Record it. Post it to social media. Tag CCM, Michael J Seidlinger, and Michael Copeland.
☐ Recite a line at the CCM/Two Dollar Radio table from Robert Vaughan’s Addicts & Basements, Kyle Muntz’s Green Lights, Edward J Rathke’s Noir: A Love Story, Matthew Salesses’s I’m Not Saying, I’m Just Saying, James Pates’s The Fassbinder Diaries, or Shya Scanlon’s Forecast. Must be within view of the CCM/Two Dollar Radio table (also needs to be: recorded and uploaded to social media).
☐ Capture Sean Doyle on audio/video telling you an anecdote or story. Post it to social media, tag CCM, Michael J Seidlinger, and Michael Copeland.
☐ Get the hug-of-approval from Jamie Iredell – photo proof necessary (aka social media photo upload).
☐ Meet xTx and manage to get her to tell you “We’re coping.” Proof necessary – your copy of Today I Am A Book must have both xTx’s signature and the words “We’re coping.”
☐ Meet Brandi Wells and manage to get her to tell you “We’re coping.” Proof necessary – your copy of This Boring Apocalypse must have both Brandi’s signature and the words “We’re coping.”
☐ Find Alexandra Naughton. Convince her to walk with you to the CCM/Two Dollar Radio table and read a poem or two, filmed via your phone and uploaded to social media. Tag CCM, Michael J Seidlinger, and Michael Copeland.
☐ Find Brandon Hobson. Ask him, “What famous writer once dated Charlie Chaplin’s wife Oona before they were married?” Film and post the answer to social media, tag CCM, Michael J Seidlinger, and Michael Copeland.
☐ Contact Gabino Iglesias, get him to text you “We’re coping.” Screencap, upload to social media, and show to the CCM table representative.
☐ Find Justin Sirois. Get him to give you a copy of Falcons on the Floor, signed with the phrase, “We’re coping.” Capture a photo, upload to social media (and tag CCM, Michael J Seidlinger, and Michael Copeland). Show to the CCM table representative.
☐ Prove to Michael J Seidlinger that you’re coping – be it a bout of being hungover from the previous nights events or a damn good story. Either works.
☐ Dress up as Andrew WK and show up at the CCM/Two Dollar Radio. Be convincing. Would be cool if you really were Andrew WK showing up at the table.
☐ Get a photo with Seidlinger holding up the metal horns – upload and tag Michael J Seidlinger and Michael Copeland.
☐ Find a copy of the Holy Bible. Circle a passage that resonates with your current state of being, take a photo, and post to social media. Tag Janice Lee.
☐ Baby, it’s cold outside. Get out of the conference hotel for a bit and get some fresh air. Take a picture of a bird. Post to social media and tag Entropy and Janice Lee.
PRIZES AVAILABLE: CCM titles from the entire Quarter 1 2015 Catalogue, CCM titles from previous Catalogues, CCM-Entropy tee-shirts (designed by Sommer Browning), CCM-Entropy stickers, advanced readers copies (ARCs) from Quarter 2 and 3 2015 Catalogues from authors like Sean H Doyle, Jamie Iredell, Darby Larson, Katie Jean Shinkle, John Colasacco, and M Kitchell, plus many more surprise prizes and items to be announced during the conference, so stay tuned!
NOTE – Prizes are handed out by either Michael J Seidlinger or Janice Lee only.
UPDATES: Check this post for updates, we’ll be adding new prizes and tasks regularly throughout the conference. Also follow the collective Two-Dollar Radio/CCM Bookfair Facebook Event Page, and follow CCM-Entropy on Facebook & Twitter: CCM Facebook & Twitter / Entropy Facebook & Twitter / Enclave Facebook & Twitter.
☒☒Get hunting early because once the prizes are gone, the hunt is over.
On Sunday, while sitting at a Starbucks, I was attempting to translate this line from a poem by Nurduran Duman:
karanlık yoktur, ışığın yokluğudur
At the moment, I think it would be translated:
there is no darkness, it is the absence of light
Sandra Doller’s most recent book is an open invitation. It is a request and also a set of instructions. It could be a poem, a collection of aphorisms, and a memoir. It could be a meticulous description of another life in another timeline. There’s a clear voice in Sandra Doller’s writing that compels us to tell the difference between waving hello and waving goodbye.