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Super Sad News: Goodnight, Supermachine

By Harriet Staff


Will the Brooklyn poetry series ever stop shuttering? Another bummer, following this summer’s closing of Poetry Time and Crowd (the latter’s archive is worth a look for the incredible posters alone), is today’s announcement that Supermachine is ending.” That means both the reading series and the journal?! According to founder and editor Ben Fama:

Supermachine wants to formally announce that it will be ending after this Fall 2011 season. It has been a very successful run of journals, events, chapbooks and parties. Please come out to celebrate the release of Genya Turovskaya’s DEAR JENNY on November 11, and the release of our last issue on November 16. For details visit our “readings” page.

Supermachine is proud to have been able to support what we believe is the most interesting, exciting and and aesthetically relevant writing in contemporary poetry and art, including the 21 writers being published in our forthcoming issue. We couldn’t be more excited for that, and we hope you will share our joy. Come throw down with us one last time.


Ben Fama & Supermachine

Supermachine will be selling chapbooks and all issues for archival purposes at AWP Chicago 2012. All books will remain available online while stock lasts.

We’re not sure why the early and sudden pull-out (sorry); the last issue (it’s their fourth) has certainly been read as a barometer of what’s hot at the moment, as they say. Fama’s a good editor. May he continue to line ’em up in some other form. For Supermachine‘s last hurrah, hang out at the last two release parties.

Posted in Poetry News on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 by Harriet Staff.