Upcoming Events

Saucebox at The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair:  Saturday & Sunday, April 6-7, 2013! Look for Saucebox Broadsides by Audacia Dangereyes, Sandra Guerriero, Morani Kornberg-Weiss, Andrea Luttrell, & Sarah Jeanne Peters! Copies of Saucebox founder Robin Brox’s Sure Thing! Her first collaboration, Of Fracture, written with mIEKAL aND! Plus a special appearance at 7@7@7, the official BSPBF after party on Saturday evening, 7 poets at 7 PM at Sweetness 7 (Grant Street @ Lafayette Avenue)! FREE ADMISSION. Food and drink available for purchase. Featuring BSPBF founder Christopher Fritton alongside poets mIEKAL aND (Xexoxial Editions), Robin F. Brox (Saucebox Book Arts), Shanna Compton (Bloof Books), David Hadbawnik (Habenicht Press), Michael Sikkema (Horse Less Press), and Jen Tynes (Horse Less Press).

7 at 7 at 7 book fair reading

Saucebox @ Buffalo Small Press Book Fair! Saturday, March 24th, 2012:  Robin F. Brox @ 1:20 PM Upstairs at Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 453 Porter Avenue in Buffalo, NY. BSPBF is an amazing one-day event featuring local and regional presses, book artists, poets, authors, etc. and is not to be missed!  Look for Saucebox to team up with Binge Press‘s JodiAnn Stevenson to promote the new release Diving Headlong Into A Cliff Of Our Own Delusion, a three-poem chapbook by JodiAnn Stevenson.

BlazeVOX [books] at The Birchfield-Penney: A Poetry & Art Event, Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Thursday, 11/10/11:  BlazeVOX [books] presents BlazeVOX @ Burchfield Penney, 1300 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Featuring a brilliant Poetry Reading:  Michael Basinski, Wade Stevenson, Robin Brox, Michael Kelleher, andGeoffrey Gatza.

BlazeVOX [books] will host an extravagant event at The Burchfield Penny Art Center with food and drinks, including poetry readings featuring Mike Basinski, Robin Brox and Michael Kelleher. A silent auction of artwork, self-portraits of local and national poets and book people–including work from National Book Award winner Keith Waldrop and the first Canadian Poet Laureate, George Bowering–will take place as well.

Gatza’s inspiration for these self-portraits was Burt Britton’s book, Self-Portrait, Book People Picture Themselves; for more information, please visit http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/nyregion/24drawings.html. Gatza plans to auction these off to help raise money for BlazeVOX [books] in a silent auction. The beginning bid will begin at $25.

In addition to the Poetry Reading with Michael Basinski, Wade Stevenson, Robin Brox, Michael Kelleher, Geoffrey Gatza, there will be A Huge Table of Books:  Check out 270 printed books, kindle books, and really hip poetry journal. Several authors will be on hand to sign their books for you! Portrait Drawings by artist Peter Fowler, who will be on hand displaying his artwork featured in Wade Stevenson’s book. Silent Auction of Self Portraits:  Famed poets, editors and writers draw themselves for BlazeVOX. Including work from National Book Award winner Keith Waldrop and the first Canadian Poet Laureate, George Bowering, Keith Waldrop, Rosmarie Waldrop, Pen Creeley, Tom Clark, Lewis Warsh, Michael Rothenberg, Eileen Myles, Charles Alexander, David Meltzer, Bill Berkson, Kazim Ali, Brian Evenson, Peter Money, Geoff Kelly and many more!

Wade Stevenson, author of A Testament to Love and Other Losses (BlazeVOX [books], 2011), was born in New York City in 1945. He now lives in Buffalo, New York with his wife Lori, his daughter, Annawade, and his three dogs, Toshi, Toulou and Daisy.

Michael Basinski is the Curator of the Poetry Collection of the University at Buffalo. He performs his work as a solo poet and in ensemble with BuffFluxus. His many books include his BlazeVOX titles All My Eggs Are Broken and Gerald Locklin: A Critical Introduction. Among his other 40 titles are Poems Popeye Papyrus (Slack Buddha Press) and Of Venus 93 (Little Scratch Pad). His poems and other works have appeared in many magazines including Dandelion, BoxKite, Open Letter, Torgue, Explosive Magazine, First Offense, Terrible Work, Kenning, Lungfull, Lvng, Generator, Tinfish, Curicule Patterns, Score, Unarmed, Rampike, House Organ, Ur Vox, Damn the Caesars, Pilot, 1913, Filling Station, Talisman, Western Humanities Review, Vanitas, Public Illumination, and Poetry.

Robin F. Brox‘s Sure Thing (BlazeVOX [books], 2011) is her first full-length book of poems. A poet & teaching artist, she is the founder of Saucebox, a small press & occasional performance series devoted to women artists. She has degrees from SUNY–Buffalo & The University of Maine–Orono. Brox’s poems have been or will be published in Foursquare, Stolen Island Review, name, Artvoice, Hemlock, Nickel City Nights, drill, The Buffalo News, & others; chapbooks include Who’s That Girl (1999), Word/Body (2000, includes color reproduction of paintings by the author), Saucebox: an anthology of women writers (2003), ache (2003), Tinsel Strength (2005), ’s words (2008), & “When In Doubt, Cowboy Out,” a section of the long poem A. Concoct Key Gush Run, is available from Binge Press (2011).

Geoffrey Gatza is the editor and Publisher of BlazeVOX, which presents innovative fictions and wide ranging fields of contemporary poetry. The fundamental mission of BlazeVOX is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large. Gatza has received an award from the Fund for Poetry and is the author many books of poetry. Secrets of my Prison House is his latest title; Kenmore: Poem Unlimited and Not So Fast Robespierre (Menendez Publishing) are other recent works. His writings for children’s include HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children (Meritage Press), A Rocket Full of Pie and A Book of Fables are loved around the world. He is also the author of the yearly Thanksgiving Menu-Poem series, a book length poetic tribute for prominent poets, which is now in it’s tenth year. He is a CIA trained chef, a former Marine, a lifelong Sherlockian and an avid philatelist and lives in Buffalo, NY with his girlfriend and two cats.

Michael Kelleher is an American poet. He is the author of two collections of poems, Human Scale (BlazeVOX Books, 2007) and To Be Sung (BlazeVOX Books, 2005). His poems and essays have appeared at The Poetry Foundation Website, Jacket, ecopoetics, The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Brooklyn Rail, The Buffalo News, Slope, and others, and he has read his work in the U.S., Canada, and as part of the Encuentro del Poesia Del Lenguaje in Havana, Cuba in 2001. With Ammiel Alcalay , he edits the ‘OlsonNow’ blog, which is dedicated to the poetry and poetics of Charles Olson. Since 2000, Kelleher has edited ELEVATOR, an artist’s book poetry press, whose projects have included The Box Project (2000), based on the work of eco-installation artist Brian Collier, The Postcard Project (2001) based on the work of French painter/sculptor Isabelle Pellissier, and The Grid Project (2003), based on the work of artist Amy Stalling and her husband, Jonathan Stalling who translates from Chinese. In 2008, he began a blog project called “Aimless Reading,” in which he daily catalogs his personal library in alphabetical order, photographing and writing about each title. He lives in Buffalo, NY, where he works as the Artistic Director of Just Buffalo Literary Center.

For more information, please visit http://www.blazevox.org/ or http://www.burchfieldpenney.org/.


BlazeVOX Book Launch: David Hadbawnik, Robin F. Brox, Jonathan Skinner

Saturday, August 27, 2011 @ 8:00 PM at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen Street, Buffalo, NY

Admission is free. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Refreshments will be served.

Born in Detroit, MI, David Hadbawnik is a poet and performer currently living with his wife, dog, and cat in Buffalo, N.Y. Previous publications include the books Translations From Creeley (Sardines, 2008), Ovid in Exile (Interbirth, 2007), and SF Spleen (Skanky Possum, 2006). He is the editor and publisher of Habenicht Press and the journal kadar koli.

David Hadbawnik, author of Field Work: Notes, Songs, Poems 1997-2010

In Buffalo, he directs the Buffalo Poets Theater, and writes his blog, Primitive Information, <habenichtpress.com>. Hadbawnik’s most recent book, Field Work:  Notes, Songs, Poems 1997-2010 is now available from BlazeVOX [books], <http://www.blazevox.org/index.php/Shop/Poetry/field-work-notes-songs-poems-1997-2010-by-david-hadbawnik-228/>.

Robin F. Brox is a poet, teaching artist, and the Marketing & Publicity

Robin F. Brox, author of Sure Thing

Coordinator for Just Buffalo Literary Center. A graduate of Amherst High School, UB, and The University of Maine–Orono, she runs the small feminist press and occasional performance series saucebox. Author of the blog Ice Hockey Chick, <http://icehockeychick.wordpress.com/> and several chapbooks, Sure Thing is her first full-length poetry collection, published by BlazeVOX [books].

Jonathan Skinner founded and edits the journal ecopoetics (www.ecopoetics.org), which features creative-critical intersections between writing and ecology. Skinner also writes ecocriticism on contemporary poetry and poetics. He earned his PhD

Jonathan Skinner, author of Birds of Tifft

from SUNY–Buffalo, and is a Cornell University Society for the Humanities Fellow for 2011-12. His poetry collections include Birds of Tifft (BlazeVOX, 2011), Warblers (Albion Books, 2010), With Naked Foot (Little Scratch Pad, 2009), and Political Cactus Poems (Palm Press, 2005). Skinner’s latest project is a book on the urban landscape designs of Frederick Law Olmsted.


saucebox @ infringement: special Alette edition
Sponsored by: Buffalo Infringement Festival
Friday, July 29, 2011 @ 7:30 PM at Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen Street, Buffalo, New York

saucebox is a small feminist press and occasional performance series curated by local poet Robin F. Brox. For the 2011 Buffalo Infringement Festival (BIF), she is leaving off the standard group-of-readers-reading in favor of a DIY honoring of Alice Notley’s epic poem The Descent of Alette.

Joining her will be several women poets currently living in Western New York, including Sandy Dedo, Morani Kornberg-Weiss, Soma Feldmar, and BIF poetry coordinator Janna Willoughby.

Free admission. Reading to begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments provided. Recommended for mature (16-17+) audiences. Artwork by local women available for purchase. Donations appreciated.

Rust Belt Books, 202 Allen Street, Buffalo, New York (photo by Doug Manchee)


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