1. If you missed Black Cake’s first ever live reading, recording, & performance in Portland last month, consider this your after-dinner treat. This special bonus album, recorded live at the IPRC, features words & sounds by Black Cake alums Robert Duncan Gray, Lisa Ciccarello, Sara Woods, Emily Kendal Frey, & Zachary Schomburg. Shoutouts to everyone who came & listened to cross-genre performance on a Friday night, & for all our amazing readers (as well as those who couldn’t be there to read). Present & edible over at blackcake.org.

  2. ANNOUNCEMENT: Phrasis by Wendy Xu & FLOWERS AND MONEY by Nick Sturm are now live over at Black Cake Records. Dessert first, y’allz.

  3. cassandragillig:

    dorothea lasky interviewed me fr the LA review of books back in january & today IT IS UP!  dottie asked rlly good questions & got me talking abt hip hop & delivery & musicality & my mash-ups & what i need out of a poet.

    cassandra gillig, demi-goddess of poetry <3

  4. COMING SOON: Wendy Xu, Nick Sturm, & the stuff they found on their nature walk.

  5. Portland! Please come to Black Cake's first ever live reading & recording, Saturday, June 28th at 7:30pm at the IPRC. There will be beer & snacks, as well as readings & performances by Black Cake alumni Zachary Schomburg, Emily Kendal Frey, Lisa Ciccarello, Sara Woods, & Robert Duncan Gray. We will be accepting donations for future Black Cake projects & recording the event for a new live album on our site. Be there!

  6. Russ Sara Woods at Á Reading #6 <3 <3

  7. (Source: kellyschirmann)


  8. cassandragillig:

    omg so today 1 of my favorite poets & people trisha low posted a link to something so INCREDIBLE !!! the text of the poem “love song” which i had otherwise never seen before & thought was unppublished.  it appears in tom raworth’s infolio, a publication recently archived on jacket2 through the continued incredible efforts of danny snelson & his staff.  much love to everybody for making my day!

  9. lovelyarc:

    The Portland Mercury has reminded us that Poetry Press Week is upon us again, and I have a poem to be presented again, this time with the help of Kyle Morton and Michael Harper. Poetry Press Week is Saturday, June 7 at 7pm at Disjecta. The performance will be of an excerpt from a longer poem called “Blood,” which can be heard in its entirety now on Black Cake Records. The ghost has grown older, but he’s still searching for himself. His sheet has become a t-shirt, and the blood has yet to dry.