November 26, 2008

On Theme

To be perfectly honest when Laura and I began to put together Issue 01 of Weave, we were not sure how it would turn out. We knew, of course, what we liked in writing, what we didn't like, and where we diverged, but it was the contributors who truly shaped what became the first issue of Weave. In this first issue much of the work is about the cycle of life and death; J.R. Pearson reflects on the killing of an ant, Nashay Jones depicts pregnancy, Heidi Evan's cover art is skeletal, Rachel Bunting rewrites the story of Lazarus, and Sarah J Sloat asks the question "What on earth doesn't end up in tatters?". It is a truly lovely collection of work.

As our second issue shapes up, we are beginning to see a theme emerge in it as well -- more by happy accident than design. Issue 02 will show you science versus fairytale, and where the two may meet. The characters are diverse; a man working in an asylum in the 1960's, the monsters in your closet, and a princess who'd rather be a mad scientist, among others, all equally colorful. We're excited to see how it is shaping up and hope you will take a look at the lovely Issue 01 while Laura and I are hard at work on Issue 02.

- Margaret

November 24, 2008

Pittsburgh Poetry Events Nov 24-30

Hungry Sphinx Reading Series
Tuesday, Nov 24 @ 8pm
The Sphinx Cafe 401 Atwood St Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Discussion of Wislawa Szymborska, Poems New and Collected
Conducted by Michael Wurster
Wednesday, Nov 25 @ 7:30 pm
Borders Books, Northway Mall, McKnight Road

(events listed at the Pittsburgh Poetry Calendar)

November 17, 2008

Pittsburgh Poetry Events Nov 17-23

Warhol-O-Rama with Peter Oresick
Tuesday, Nov 18 @ 7pm
Whitehall Public Library 100 Borough Park Dr Pittsburgh 15236
Registration is required: Call 412-882-6622

Hungry Sphinx Reading Series
Tuesday, Nov 18 @ 8pm
The Sphinx Cafe 401 Atwood St Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Te Cafe Reading Series feat. Jill Khoury and Joan E. Bauer
Thursday, Nov 20 @ 8pm
Te Cafe 2000 Murray Ave Squirrel Hill

Cave Canem Reading Series feat. Ronaldo V. Wilson
Friday, Nov 21 @ 6:30pm
the Mattress Factory Sampsonia Way North Side Pittsburgh

(events listed at Pittsburgh Poetry Calendar)

November 1, 2008

Weave Sponsors

Weave Magazine would like to take the time to thank the following individuals and businesses who have extended their support to our project.