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Founded by artists, Certain Circuits Magazine publishes poetry, experimental prose, art, and new media. We are especially interested in documenting multimedia collaborative work between artists.

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Mary Kasimor grew up in Minnesota and lives between Minnesota and Washington (State). She has most recently been published in the follow journals: Yew Journal, Big Bridge, Reconfigurations, Moria, Otoliths, Certain Circuits, MadHat, The Bakery, and Altered Scale. She has work forthcoming in Posit and Word/For Word. She received a fellowship award from US Poets in Mexico for the 2012 conference. She was also a finalist in the 2011 Ahsahta Chapbook Contest. She has had several books of poetry published, most recently a chapbook, The Windows Hallucinate (LRL Textile Series, 2013).
Mary Kasimor grew up in Minnesota and lives between Minnesota and Washington (State). She has most recently been published in the follow journals: Yew Journal, Big Bridge, Reconfigurations, Moria, Otoliths, Certain Circuits, MadHat, The Bakery, and Altered Scale. She has work forthcoming in Posit and Word/For Word. She received a fellowship award from US Poets in Mexico for the 2012 conference. She was also a finalist in the 2011 Ahsahta Chapbook Contest. She has had several books of poetry published, most recently a chapbook, The Windows Hallucinate (LRL Textile Series, 2013).

FILM

Colin Dardis—Swimming Around the Inkwell

Born at the tail end of the seventies in Northern Ireland, Colin Dardis is a poet, artist, and sometimes musician. He editsFourXFour, an online journal focusing on poetry from the North of Ireland. He is also the founder of Purely Poetry, an open mike poetry night in Belfast, and a member of the Voica Versa performance group.

Colin’s work has been previously published in numerous anthologies, journals and zines in Ireland, the UK and the USA. His poem ‘Perhaps’, won the EditRed.Com 2006 Writer’s Choice Award for Poetry. Notable appearances include the Belfast Book Festival, Sunflower Fest, and the Belly Laughs Comedy Festival.

Colin is a poet who displays hunger for understanding of himself and the world around him. His poetry and performances display an ever present sense of hope through times of love, sadness, death and joy, while sparkling with humour, honesty, modesty, and a touch of the absurd.

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Maleka Fruean is a mama, events coordinator, writer, and artist. She recently published her first piece of flash fiction. Other firsts this year: being a lead in a play, having a daughter in first grade, and applying for a grant. She wants to learn how to levitate and use her sewing machine. malekakay.wordpress.com

This video was filmed at the 25th Anniversary of the Shubin Theatre

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Courtney K. Bambrick is the poetry editor at Philadelphia Stories.  Her poetry has appeared in Apiary, Certain Circuits, Philadelphia Poets, the Schuylkill Valley Journal, and PS Books’s forthcoming anthology, Forgotten Philadelphia.  Courtney currently  teaches writing at Holy Family and Philadelphia Universities.  She lives with poet Peter Baroth in East Falls. 

This video was filmed at the 25th Anniversary of the Shubin Theatre

www.shubintheatre.com

Mark Knight is one of Philadelphia’s premier British voice-over actors (www.Mark.Listen.TO). He has appeared in hundreds of stage plays as well as radio & TV. He toured the UK & Europe, is a playwright, producer & poet & was resident Actor/Manager at Shakespeare’s Globe for many years. He co-founded the MacKnight Foundation, a Philadelphia-based theatre company. www.MarkbKnight.com

This video was filmed at the 25th Anniversary of the Shubin Theatre

www.shubintheatre.com

Aja Beech is a mother of two living in Philadelphia. When she is not writing poetry much of her time is spent organizing against the death penalty. She was a 2010 Leeway Art and Change Grant recipient for her anti-death penalty chapbook Beccaria and in September 2011 was named one of Philadelphia’s 76 Creative Connectors.  Aja was nominated by Certain Circuits for the Pushcart Prize in 2012.

This video was filmed at the 25th Anniversary of the Shubin Theatre

www.shubintheatre.com

For Immediate Release: Certain Circuits Magazine’s 2012 Pushcart Prize nominees all hail from Philadelphia area
Certain Circuits Magazine is proud to announce our 2012 Pushcart Prize Nominees, all of whom are Philadelphia area writers.  We wish our four nominees luck in the jurying process!  The nominees were published in our 2.1 volume and our 2012 multimedia issues on certaincircuits.org.   Issue 2.1 was acquisitioned into the National Library of Australia and displayed at Brenda May Gallery in Waterloo, Australia.  

Founded by artists, Certain Circuits Magazine publishes poetry, experimental prose, art, and new media. We are especially interested in documenting multimedia collaborative work between artists.  We have held screenings, exhibitions, performances, and book launches at Philadelphia area venues such as the Rotunda, Flying Carpet Cafe, Flying Kite, Imperfect Gallery, and Big Blue Marble Bookstore.  We have published two volumes (1.1 and 2.1)  featuring writing, artwork, and film stills from contributors on every continent (exclusive of Antarctica) and from countries including Japan, Korea, Oman, Ethiopia, France, Italy, India, Brazil, England, Scotland, Ireland, and Uruguay.  We are in the process of editing our multimedia art cable show which will air on PhillyCAM's channels: Comcast 69/966 and Verizon FIOS 29/39.

We would like to acknowledge all of our nearly 300 contributors, our generous donors, and our partners including the Community Cultural Exchange, Eris Temple Artspace, and the Nor’easter Exchange.  We offer special thanks to Jim Tuite (designer 2.1), Beth Boettcher (designer, editor 1.1), Lora Bloom (programming director), Kevin Von Holtermann (cover art award 2012), David Hewitt (back cover award 2012), Amanda Lovelee (cover art award 2011), and Bonnie MacAllister (founder). www.certaincircuits.org

And the nominees are…
Aja Beech: For You Women

Aja Beech is a mother of two living in Philadelphia. When she is not writing poetry much of her time is spent organizing against the death penalty. She was a 2010 Leeway Art and Change Grant recipient for her anti-death penalty chapbook Beccaria and in September 2011 was named one of Philadelphia’s 76 Creative Connectors.

Jacob A. Bennett lives and works in Philadelphia, where he teaches writing, poetry, and literature courses to undergrads of variable engagement and enthusiasm. The fact that the deck in the backyard has no stairs, one year on, means no one else uses it - he likes that.” antigloss.wordpress.com

Patricia Goodrich: Berber Farewell

Patricia Goodrich is a writer and visual artist. Recent books include How The Moose Got To BeVerda’s House, and Red Mud. Her poems have been translated into Chinese, Lithuanian & Romanian.  She is recipient of Poetry and Creative Nonfiction fellowships and residencies at Santa Fe Art Institute and Yaddo.  She is currently on location with 25 fellow international artists and a dozen Haitian artists for a first Arts International symposium near Port au Prince, a program to benefit arts programs for children. www.patriciagoodrich.com.

Nina Sharma Jones: How to Move
Nina Sharma Jones is a writer from Edison, New Jersey. Her work has been featured in The Feminist WireReverie: Midwest African American LiteratureGinosko Literary JournalBig Apple Parent and Riffin. She recently was awarded a fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. With Quincy Scott Jones, she co-created the Nor’easter Exchange: a multicultural, multi-city reading series.  She is an event curator at Big Blue Marble Bookstore and is currently working on her first novel, “Jumping the Jharu.”
Darren C. Demarree: This is the Ohio(s) section of his upcoming book “As We Refer to Our Bodies,” which will be published this winter by 8th House Publishing House.
Darren’s poems have appeared, or are scheduled to appear in numerous magazines/journals, including the South Carolina Review, Meridian, The Louisville Review, Cottonwood, The Tribeca Poetry Review, and Whiskey Island.  Recently, Freshwater Poetry Journal and Blue Stem have each nominated him for a Pushcart Prize.  His first full collection of poetry, tentatively entitled “As We Refer To Our Bodies” is forthcoming from 8th House Publishing House this fall.  He is currently living and writing in Columbus, Ohio with my wife and daughter. 
SREEMANTI SENGUPTA: POETICS
Ode to Passion
They shut out the lightand locked each otherby their lips and duck-tapedtheir small intestinesso that screams don’t escape
She was straying by the streetsafter streaking her hair with youngcolours (so much for holi!)and sheared like the lambshe prowled the roads
Traditions interested themjust before they broke into each other, breaking lockspainted in war codes
She dug her nails out of french shapeszapped through sedate lacewrung the sunshine out
waiting for the orgasmic insighta lesser wound to filla greater pain to satisfysomething more cholericthan the red breasted robinchirping on detergent tins
Sreemanti Sengupta is an advertising copywriter by profession based in Kolkata, India. She has been writing in her vernacular (Bengali), and English ever since she can remember. Her poetry and prose pieces have been published previously in print anthologies and extensively in the online medium in both the languages. She celebrates ‘the word’ as a tool for profound change in all planes of existence. She keeps an erratic personal blog at www.weareideating.wordpress.com, runs her own e-magazine based on post modern creativity at www.theoddmagazine.blogspot.in, and earns an inconsistent living by writing ads like here www.adeect.wordpress.com

SREEMANTI SENGUPTA: POETICS

Ode to Passion

They shut out the light
and locked each other
by their lips and duck-taped
their small intestines
so that screams don’t escape

She was straying by the streets
after streaking her hair with young
colours (so much for holi!)
and sheared like the lamb
she prowled the roads

Traditions interested them
just before they broke 
into each other, breaking locks
painted in war codes

She dug her nails 
out of french shapes
zapped through sedate lace
wrung the sunshine out

waiting for the orgasmic insight
a lesser wound to fill
a greater pain to satisfy
something more choleric
than the red breasted robin
chirping on detergent tins

Sreemanti Sengupta is an advertising copywriter by profession based in Kolkata, India. She has been writing in her vernacular (Bengali), and English ever since she can remember. Her poetry and prose pieces have been published previously in print anthologies and extensively in the online medium in both the languages. She celebrates ‘the word’ as a tool for profound change in all planes of existence. She keeps an erratic personal blog at www.weareideating.wordpress.com, runs her own e-magazine based on post modern creativity at www.theoddmagazine.blogspot.in, and earns an inconsistent living by writing ads like here www.adeect.wordpress.com

JEFF HARRISON and MELISSA MacALLISTER

Three poems by Jeff Harrison:

Baron von Greedy, 
Tho quite shy, 
Can be seen from miles away 

 
~

Who here is subdued? 
Well, the spider 
Is still somewhat subdued 
 
~

The birth of Venus 
Nonetheless 
It’s a foggy season 

Jeff Harrison has publications from Writers Forum, MAG Press, Persistencia Press, White Sky Books, and Furniture Press. He has e-books from Blazevox, xPress(ed), Argotist Ebooks, and Chalk Editions. His poetry has appeared in An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol. II (Meritage Press), The Chained Hay(na)ku Project (Meritage Press),Sentence: a Journal of Prose Poetics, Otoliths, Xerography, Moria, NOON: journal of the short poem, Dusie, MiPOesias, Big Bridge, and elsewhere.

Melissa MacAllister captures beauty all around her.  She finds beauty in simple things that for others often form part of the background.  She participates in the ritual of taking pictures every day.  Melissa lives in Doylestown, Pennsylvania and has been a nanny for two girls for ten years.  Her subject matter is often animals, the children she tends, landscapes, and self-portraits.

Each Paper Gown
Another day’s work
the soot still covers my face
I see eyes of exhaustion
in the mirror
on the third of four walls.
I make a gown out of paper
and draw myself a bright face
The beautiful mystery at the ball
speaking one thousand words in a few stanzas.
The Allfurs of the workhouse
their pelts, sooty faces
the Goose girls of the cubicle field
tell the wind to blow their masters’ hats
away before they anything else from them
I say my wind chant and bind my hair
before I reach the meadow of carpet
I speak on recycled breezes
that carry stagnancy
I slip on a paper gown
with each word a row of beading
each phrase a pleat
each line a ruffle
Each paper gown, my beauty secret.
Stephanie Noor is a writer from Philadelphia, PA who has performed under various reading series in the city.  She won Honorable Mention for her poetry in Byline Magazine in 2001 and was one of four winners of the Power99fm/Def Poetry Jam Contest in 2002.  Her work was also featured in several publication including Hinge Online and The Worcester Review.  Her first chapbook, The Rites of Individual Passage, was self-published in 2003.  She was also a participant in the National Book Foundation Summer Writing Camp in 2004.  She also wrote for Sonic Eclectic magazine and Music Under Fire.  Currently, she’s studying audio engineering while plotting her escape from the cubicle farm. High-res

Each Paper Gown

Another day’s work

the soot still covers my face

I see eyes of exhaustion

in the mirror

on the third of four walls.

I make a gown out of paper

and draw myself a bright face

The beautiful mystery at the ball

speaking one thousand words in a few stanzas.

The Allfurs of the workhouse

their pelts, sooty faces

the Goose girls of the cubicle field

tell the wind to blow their masters’ hats

away before they anything else from them

I say my wind chant and bind my hair

before I reach the meadow of carpet

I speak on recycled breezes

that carry stagnancy

I slip on a paper gown

with each word a row of beading

each phrase a pleat

each line a ruffle

Each paper gown, my beauty secret.

Stephanie Noor is a writer from Philadelphia, PA who has performed under various reading series in the city.  She won Honorable Mention for her poetry in Byline Magazine in 2001 and was one of four winners of the Power99fm/Def Poetry Jam Contest in 2002.  Her work was also featured in several publication including Hinge Online and The Worcester Review.  Her first chapbook, The Rites of Individual Passage, was self-published in 2003.  She was also a participant in the National Book Foundation Summer Writing Camp in 2004.  She also wrote for Sonic Eclectic magazine and Music Under Fire.  Currently, she’s studying audio engineering while plotting her escape from the cubicle farm.

Our next deadline is September 1 for inclusion in the October or November issues.  We fill issues on an as received basis so submit early for inclusion in October’s multimedia issue. All published work is in consideration for our annual print issue, 3.1 (slated for spring 2013).  Priority is given to collaborative and cross genre work.
certaincircuits:

To be published on certaincircuits.org 
(as appears on certaincircuits.tumblr.com)
Art: all genres considered, send link to portfolio
Video/film/audio: send embed code or link
Poetics: all genres considered, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered for concrete poetry
Prose:  1500 words or less, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered
Cross-genre:  encouraged
Collaborations: encouraged
Email to certaincircuits@gmail.com.
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Our next deadline is September 1 for inclusion in the October or November issues.  We fill issues on an as received basis so submit early for inclusion in October’s multimedia issue. All published work is in consideration for our annual print issue, 3.1 (slated for spring 2013).  Priority is given to collaborative and cross genre work.

certaincircuits:

To be published on certaincircuits.org 

(as appears on certaincircuits.tumblr.com)

Art: all genres considered, send link to portfolio

Video/film/audio: send embed code or link

Poetics: all genres considered, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered for concrete poetry

Prose:  1500 words or less, send in the body of an email or as a MS Word document, PDF considered

Cross-genre:  encouraged

Collaborations: encouraged

Email to certaincircuits@gmail.com.

(via certaincircuitseditorial)

The editors of Certain Circuits Magazine are pleased to announce we have nominated the following contributors for the "Best of the Net" (Sundress Publications).  We wish them the best of luck in the jurying process:

Read their texts here:


Cutting 1.3: Jeanine Campbell:  
The Bookbinder’s House:  Aja Beech

American Skin:  Warren Longmire

Pussy Chant:  Kelly McQuain 

Representation:  June Nandy 

Snatched:  Tamara Oakman

Certain Circuits
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The editors of Certain Circuits Magazine are pleased to announce we have nominated the following contributors for the "Best of the Net" (Sundress Publications).  We wish them the best of luck in the jurying process:

Read their texts here:

Cutting 1.3: Jeanine Campbell:  


American Skin:  Warren Longmire

Pussy Chant:  Kelly McQuain 

Representation:  June Nandy 

Snatched:  Tamara Oakman

Certain Circuits

Certain Circuits Workshop:  Creating Collaborative Multimedia Poetry (Saturday, August 4 at Big Blue Marble Bookstore)
Founded by artists, Certain Circuits Magazine publishes poetry,experimental prose, art, and new media. We are especially interestedin documenting multimedia collaborative work between artists. Our twoprint issues feature work from artists in Australia, Brazil, France,Mexico, India, Japan, Korea, Uruguay, the United Kingdom, and theUnited States.  Our collaborative work in text, print, and exhibitionshas been documented by Arcadia University Bulletin, Apiary, CityPaper, Duotrope, Et Al Projects, Fifth Wednesday Journal, MoonstoneArts, New Pages, New Purlieu Review, the Philadelphia Inquirer, PhillySide Arts, Philadelphia Weekly, Spew Jersey, Tyler Fiber, and UrbanArts Projects, among others.Editors Lora Bloom and Bonnie MacAllister will guide you through the steps to create and score your own multimedia poetry .gifs and videos. The workshop will consist of creating new work through a series of multimedia poetry prompts and composing to the original music of Bloom.  Participants will perform their texts in the workshop setting, and they will learn free and easy animation techniques. Final products to be eligible for submission to the magazine.Lora Bloom writes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and abstract rants, and is a musician and performance artist.  Currently she is the lead vocalist of the experimental rock band Radio Eris  and she helps run Eris Temple Arts, an art gallery and music space in West Philadelphia.  She has been recently published by 13 Myna Birds, received a prize for her writing by the Beat Museum, was featured at the 25th Anniversary of the Shubin Theatre, and has performed and curated music and poetry widely in Europe and the United States.Bonnie MacAllister renders moments through a variety of media. Often pieces are multi-genre, fusing painting, photography, slide installations, spoken word, video, and performance.  She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, poetry slam champion in the United States and France, and Fulbright-Hays awardee to Ethiopia.  Her poetry has been published in Esque, 10,000 Poets for Change/Fieralingue, Grasp (Czech Republic), nth position (UK), and Paper Tiger Media (Australia). She has performed her original writing and plays at New York Foundation for the Arts, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Raandesk Gallery in Chelsea, Adrienne Theater in Philadelphia, and Cat Cat Club in Paris. She is currently showing work at the Sandy Spring Museum in MD.
To register contact: Big Blue Marble Bookstore551 Carpenter LanePhiladelphia, PA 19119215.864.1870 www.bigbluemarblebooks.com 
$35 for 2 hours on Saturday, August 4 from 2-4 High-res

Certain Circuits Workshop:  Creating Collaborative Multimedia Poetry
(Saturday, August 4 at Big Blue Marble Bookstore)

Founded by artists, Certain Circuits Magazine publishes poetry,
experimental prose, art, and new media. We are especially interested
in documenting multimedia collaborative work between artists. Our two
print issues feature work from artists in Australia, Brazil, France,
Mexico, India, Japan, Korea, Uruguay, the United Kingdom, and the
United States.  Our collaborative work in text, print, and exhibitions
has been documented by Arcadia University Bulletin, Apiary, City
Paper, Duotrope, Et Al Projects, Fifth Wednesday Journal, Moonstone
Arts, New Pages, New Purlieu Review, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philly
Side Arts, Philadelphia Weekly, Spew Jersey, Tyler Fiber, and Urban
Arts Projects, among others.

Editors Lora Bloom and Bonnie MacAllister will guide you through the steps to create and score your own multimedia poetry .gifs and videos. The workshop will consist of creating new work through a series of multimedia poetry prompts and composing to the original music of Bloom.  Participants will perform their texts in the workshop setting, and they will learn free and easy animation techniques. Final products to be eligible for submission to the magazine.

Lora Bloom writes poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction and abstract rants, and is a musician and performance artist.  Currently she is the lead vocalist of the experimental rock band Radio Eris  and she helps run Eris Temple Arts, an art gallery and music space in West Philadelphia.  She has been recently published by 13 Myna Birds, received a prize for her writing by the Beat Museum, was featured at the 25th Anniversary of the Shubin Theatre, and has performed and curated music and poetry widely in Europe and the United States.

Bonnie MacAllister renders moments through a variety of media. Often pieces are multi-genre, fusing painting, photography, slide installations, spoken word, video, and performance.  She is a Pushcart Prize nominee, poetry slam champion in the United States and France, and Fulbright-Hays awardee to Ethiopia.  Her poetry has been published in Esque, 10,000 Poets for Change/Fieralingue, Grasp (Czech Republic), nth position (UK), and Paper Tiger Media (Australia). She has performed her original writing and plays at New York Foundation for the Arts, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Raandesk Gallery in Chelsea, Adrienne Theater in Philadelphia, and Cat Cat Club in Paris. She is currently showing work at the Sandy Spring Museum in MD.

To register contact: 
Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19119
215.864.1870 
www.bigbluemarblebooks.com 

$35 for 2 hours on Saturday, August 4 from 2-4

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