Diaries up the river

Thanks to the folks who made it to the Up the River launch reading last week. It was a relatively good time. I sold a book.

UTR‘s issue 7 is now up online, and I have a short piece called “Dear Diary” in it. Check out the whole issue while you’re there.

Print copies of #7 are forthcoming, I’m told. I’ll keep you posted.

Reading(s) at 2019 Word Fest

It’s April, so it’s time for the Albany Word Fest. This year, it’s an 8-day event, with readings, open mics, slams, and even a book sale at a farmer’s market.

The seventh issue of Up the River, the annual lit mag from Albany Poets, is being released during Word Fest. I have something in the newest issue, and there’s going to be a launch party on Wednesday, April 19, 2019. I’ll be reading there, along with some of the other contributors to the issue. Come listen and pick up a copy of #7. The details:

Up the River, Issue Seven Launch

Wednesday, April 17, at 7 p.m.

Restaurant Navona
289 New Scotland Avenue
Albany NY

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2337283043223742/

I’ll also be stopping by the Readings Against the End of the World open mic on Friday, April 12. Probably reading a bit around 9 p.m.

Rufous Salon Returns

Almost a decade ago, I had a few poems published with this journal based in Sweden called Rufous Salon. They did an online thing, and they also published a handful of print anthologies.

The editors, Jenny Enochsson and Ande Enochsson, just recently brought Rufous Salon back to life. They were nice enough to invite me to share some work. So I did.

You can read a new poem, “Evidence,” on the site as of today. Take a look, and scroll around to read some of the other interesting work from contributors around the world.

New poem at Rusty Truck

Hey, folks. It’s been…a while. But here’s a new poem, up today at Rusty Truck: “They say.”

I’ve had stuff on Rusty Truck in the past you might want to check out.

And take a few minutes to read the rest of the poems posted today too. Mather Schneider’s always a favorite of mine, as is Kevin Ridgeway. Stay tuned for information on a project Kevin and I have in the works, by the way.

Poem and a podcast

Pretty sure I’m gonna use this as my “author photo” from now on.

Not sure why this one slipped by me, but I had a new poem up at Your One Phone Call in the middle of April. It’s called “Knockout.”

In other news, I also recently sat in on the first episode of the new “Talking to Poets” podcast put out by Albany Poets. I don’t say much, but if you listen carefully,  you can hear me making fun of Mary Panza at one point or another.

 

 

Broadsides from 48th Street Press

48thstreetpressI’m happy to report that two poems of mine were just released as broadsides by 48th Street Press.

Each year, 48th Street Press puts out a small number of poetry broadsides — poems printed in limited edition on fancypants card-stock paper. I have two broadsides available: “Going dark” and “I saw you.” Only twenty copies of each exist in the world.

If you’re local (to me), let me know if you’d like a copy and we’ll figure something out. If you’re not local, you can order a set of them from me for two bucks, shipping included, via PayPal. I have signed and hand-numbered these bad boys, by the way.

Two signed, numbered poetry broadsides
by Matt Galletta
Published by 48th Street Press
$2




Other contributors to the broadside series this year include favorites of mine like Wolfgang Carstens, Lawrence Gladeview, (fellow Albany poet) Alan Catlin, Kevin Ridgeway, Ben John Smith, John Yamrus…the list goes on! You’ll have to seek out these other writers yourself to get copies of theirs. Which I highly recommend you do. After you send me two bucks, that is.