September 20, 2009


Nonverbal Reviews and Adaptations of Women's Poetry

Mina Loy, Surreal Scene

  1. Deborah Poe birds & beads Kate Schapira
  2. Anna Lena Phillips boots, bottles, buttons Molly Tenenbaum
  3. Melissa Severin tucks Emma Rossi, Elizabeth Barbato, Suzanne Heyd, and Daniela Olszewska
  4. Krista Franklin opens a window on Linda Susan Jackson
  5. Krista Franklin gilds Ruth Ellen Kocher
  6. Abi Stokes collages Matthea Harvey
  7. Tyler Flynn Dorholt splices Sandy Florian, Joyelle McSweeney, Laura Solórzano, and Kim Hyesoon
  8. Jennifer Karmin street teams Kristin Prevallet
  9. Daniela Olszewska puts a bow on Chelsey Minnis
  10. Christine Neacole Kanownik horses around with Jennifer Scappettone
  11. Janet Snell goes Dickinson on Nanette Rayman-Rivera

Original Call for Work
What book, chapbook, performance, or poem by a woman poet published/presented in the last year or two has left you speechless? How might that speechlessness manifest itself visually, sonically, or through another nonverbal medium?

Please create a response to this piece; your response can act like a review, adaptation, homage, investigation, companion piece, Frankenstein, child, or any mash-up of the aforementioned. In September 2009, all responses submitted will be featured as part of a forum here on Delirious Hem.

Curated by K. Lorraine Graham and Becca Klaver.

Deborah Poe Birds & Beads Kate Schapira

for Kate Schapira, in response to her hand/homemade book Orientalism.

(sampled song: Ulrich Schnauss' "Between Us and Them")

DEBORAH POE is the author of the poetry collection Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords 2008) as well as chapbooks from Furniture_Press and Stockport Flats Press. Her writing is forthcoming or has recently appeared in journals such as Sidebrow, Ploughshares, Filter Literary Magazine, Denver Quarterly, and FOURSQUARE Editions and A Sing Economy. She has received several literary awards including three Pushcart Prize nominations for her poetry and the Thayer Fellowship of the Arts (2008) for her poetry and fiction. Deborah has recently joined the international online journal of the arts, Drunken Boat, as fiction editor. Assistant Professor of English at Pace University Westchester, she teaches creative writing, contemporary fiction and theory. For more, visit

Anna Lena Phillips Boots, Bottles, Buttons Molly Tenenbaum

after Molly Tenenbaum, "I Live in a Yellow Ice Cream Truck" from Now (Bear Star Press, 2007)

ANNA LENA PHILLIPS works for American Scientist by day and is poetry editor of Fringe by night. In the scant hours between, she enjoys commuting by bike and playing oldtime banjo. The recipient of a 2008 Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Prize for poetry, she lives in piedmont North Carolina.