Thursday, February 14, 2008

not strictly pilot news

I've decided to pick some of the coldest cities on some of the coldest days of this year to go on a mini tour to celebrate the release of my chapbook, Start Here, published by the fabulous folks (okay, one gal, Jen Hyde, who is a whole team of fabulous) at Small Anchor Press. She did an incredible job with the book and I couldn't be happier with it. If you don't live in one of the colder states in the country (lucky you!), and hence won't have a chance to freeze your ass off to come hang out and hear me read (with a whole slew of fantastic poets, including Pilot Poet Joshua Marie Wilkinson, at the venues listed below), but still want to get a copy of the chap, you can do so here.

Friday, February 15, 2008
Columbus, OHIO

The OSU Writers' Guild welcomes MFA Poetry alums
Betsy Wheeler and Maggie Smith

The Commons Room, Ohio State campus (Denney Hall 311)
Q & A Session: 4:30 PM (DE311)
Reading: 7:00 PM (DE311)
Saturday, February 16th, 2008

The Clean Part Reading Series
John Gallaher
Wayne Miller
Betsy Wheeler
7:00 pm. Sheldon Memorial Gallery
Tuesday, Febuary 19th, 2008

Series A:
Betsy Wheeler & Joshua Marie Wilkinson
All the readings will be held
at the Hyde Park Art Center.
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL


Thursday, February 07, 2008


thanks to all of you who stopped by our bookfair table -- whether to say hello, peruse the books, buy some, or become a subscriber. we love you all. thanks to all of the incredible small (or larger and independently-minded) presses and mags who make the bookfair the best part of the awp conference. and especial thanks to small fires press and factory hollow press for being the best table-mates imaginable. see everyone next year in chicago. xoxo

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

reading period for Pilot #3 now in session...

We will be taking submissions for Pilot #3 during the month of February. Please send up to 3 pages of poems (in the case of a longer piece, please query us before sending) to As always we welcome collaborative work, lyric essays, and chapbook reviews.

Thanks everyone!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Ay Dubs (aka AWP)

Hello fearless and faithful Pilot readers. I hope you are still out there, even though we've left you with naught to read for way too many good morrows. But I'm here now to tell you that Pilot will be at AWP in the massive book fair, table 91 in the Gramercy Room on the 2nd floor. Please come by. We'll be sharing our space with our friends from Factory Hollow Press and Small Fires Press. There will be LIVE BOOKBINDING (read: we're still working on the books). There will be LIVE TYPEWRITING (read: we didn't have time to make actual biz cards). There will be other shennanigans I'm sure, since we're also parked next to our pals at Open City. Please come by, we have so many new books and things to show you...

Friday, January 18, 2008

Mary Ruefle's GO HOME AND GO TO BED! Available Now!!

We're so happy to announce the release of Mary Ruefle's comic book, GO HOME AND GO TO BED! You can go to the Pilot website to order it singly, or get a Season Two Subscription and get Mary's comic along with Sophie Klahr's _____VERSUS RECOVERY (available now) and Joshua Marie Wilkinson's BOOK OF FLASHLIGHTS, CLOVER & MILK (available soon).