PRACTICE: NEW WRITING + ART publishes poetry, fiction, nonfiction, art, and photography, as well as work that defies these genres.

Our debut issue, arriving in April of 2006, includes 160 pages of ART & PHOTOGRAPHY by Angela Buenning, Ryan Mrozowski, Anne Wilson, Karen Barbour, and Paula McCartney; POETRY by Aaron McCollough, Christi Kramer, Cole Swensen, Dan Beachy-Quick, Eleanor Graves, G.C. Waldrep, Graham Foust, H. L. Hix, Janet Holmes, Joan Wilcox, John Cross, Peter Streckfus, Rod Smith, Susan Tichy, and an interview and new work from Semezdin Mehmedinovic; PROSE by Betsy Andrews, writing about art, activism, and poets against the war; Gabe Weisert, offering a contemporary account of Odysseus' route home; Jamy Bond, remembering her sister who died while serving in the Peace Corps in Mozambique; and Gerald Tiffany, describing the only diet that worked.
Send your address to info@practicejournal.com and we'll mail you a free first issue in April. Offer good until we change our minds (or April 10th, whichever happens first).

In other horse less chapbook news, I've slightly redesigned and am making a new run of Erika Howsare's Elect June Grooms. Elect June Grooms was the first book I made, besides my own, and my binding experiment didn't go as well as I'd hoped. It was a little too thin and too hard to open, and the paper I used was too thin for the couple accordian pages.

This is a big shame, because Erika is one of my favorite poets (she has since become my co-editor and collaborator-friend) and Elect June Grooms is one of my favorite chapbooks. So I'd hate for the book not to get out into the world, or for the reading of it to be hampered by my early book-making attempts.

A new, more readable version is available now. It's simple: 8.5 x 6, 21 pages, same plain cover, staple-bound. The font may be a little big, but it's time to move forward. The poems are beautiful, absolute, something to linger in. Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a copy.

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is just about ready, and it sure is something.

Get the details & read an excerpt.
Pre-order your copy now.


I'm doing a couple readings in April-

(Providence) April 5, 8pm
Myopic Books
alongside Erica Carpenter.

(NYC) April 30, 7pm
Lungfull's Zinc Bar Talk/Reading Series
alongside James Wagner.
(Scroll down to the bottom of the Zinc page to see me with Gertrude Stein.)

With luck, more soon. Invite me to read at a venue near you!


One of many sexy discoveries at last week's AWP: Cloverfield Press. I haven't read the books I bought yet, but the bindings & layouts are lovely, tiny, precise. You want to put them in your back pocket and never sit down. You want to read them standing up, and I think they are just about the right length to allow you to do so before your legs give out. Short fiction. Fine covers. Check it out.
Go on & check out Galatea Resurrects (A Poetry Review). Smart people reviewing good books.
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The End Of Rude Handles can now by ordered online, via credit, debit, paypal, etc. About it, the good fellows at Red Morning Press say:

A book-length sequence that draws together lyric, collage and essay elements, 'The End Of Rude Handles' explores landscape and the landscape of language with curiosity and tenderness. Jen Tynes' distinctively handmade poems are at the same time intellectual and playful, elusive and inviting: "When I speak of you some object is / also formed in light of that. // I enfold the brimming object to you."

You should probably go pick up your copy right now.


Just flew back from AWP, and boy are my arms tired...

Part 3 of Don’t You Have A Map?
A collaboration twixt your horse less editors,

is now available at TYPO’s Burning Chair:


Part 4 will show, in about 2 weeks, at the internet homeplace of Mr. Josh Hanson. Stay tuned.

Next month a beautiful new horse less chapbook, Canoe by Adam Clay, will be creeping out of the woodwork.

This month, and for many months afterwards, my first full-length collection, The End Of Rude Handles, is available from Red Morning Press.
Red Morning Press has this to say:

Red Morning Press is pleased to present The End of Rude Handles, a debut poetry collection from Jen Tynes. In The End of Rude Handles, Tynes explores landscape and the landscape of language with curiosity and tenderness.

Award-winning poet C.D. Wright describes Jen Tynes as “attentive to polyester as she is the human hand’s extension into unlikely space, out of which she conceives a unique pattern…We do not know where she will take us. We have to read along to find out. We want to know.”

Please stop by www.redmorningpress.com for more information and get yourself a copy.