March 2011

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An essay Buzz Poole wrote for The Millions—"Chasing the Whale: Banksy, Obsession, and the Sea"—has been entered in a contest with cash prizes. The final decision is made by actual judges, but to get to that round, his piece needs to receive votes. That's where you, dear Fractiousonians, come in: follow the URL below and then vote for #50:

http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksdaily/the-nominees-for-the-2011-3qd-prize-in-arts-literature-are-.html

You don't need to register for anything or share your email. Voting ends March 10!

February 2011

Forgottenborough

Queens resident Buzz Poole has an essay in the new anthology Forgotten Borough: Writers Come to Terms With Queens, edited by Nicole Steinberg and out now on SUNY Press. 

Buzz says, "My piece riffs on the citizens of the borough using the Hell Gate Bridge (the photograph above is of the bridge’s viaduct arches at sunset, shot by yours truly) as a metaphorical thread to tie everything together, in my mind at least. Queens will never receive the same cultural cred as Manhattan or Brooklyn, but that’s why I love it."

Read an excerpt from Buzz's piece, and find out more about the book, on his blog Madonna of the Toast.

January 2011

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K. Abigail Walthausen, author of The Internet, has a poem in the new Portable Boog Reader 5, out now!

You can download a PDF of PBR5 at http://welcometoboogcity.com/boogpdfs/bc67.pdf. Print versions are available around downtown NYC.