Last night I fought the cold to visit Brooklyn’s Outpost Lounge – packed & rowdy for a gathering of SUPERMACHINE : a monthly poetry journal founded by poet and publisher Ben Fama and friends that has been putting on reading events for almost two years now. The readings were sublime; a joyous respite from the usual pretensions of said affairs.
They have two issues of the SUPERMACHINE journal published thus far and are now going through Kickstarter to try and fund the 3rd and 4th issues. A $30 donation or more gets you a year’s subscription + 2 signed chapbooks; $100 or more gets you a lifetime subscription (better hold them to it).
At present their rule stands that poets may read only once at the reading series, in an effort to maintain a freshness in the poetry scene. Those who read are encouraged to submit; open submissions are accepted also. Support your local (punk) scene here, folks!