We spoke with Jane Ormerod, Founding Editor of great weather for MEDIA for one of our last Vendor Interviews. Last night, Joe Roarty opened up the night at our opening off-site reading at Tattooed Mom, so we’re excited to have them at the book fair today!
1.What should attendees of PHILALALIA expect from great weather for MEDIA?
Copies of our fabulous anthologies, plus our latest collection Retrograde by the amazing NYC poet and performer Puma Perl. We will also be giving away free stuff with every purchase. And our poetry and prose submission period reopens on October 15 – so be sure to check us out and feel free to ask the editors questions. We are a very friendly bunch.
2. What has great weather for MEDIA achieved this past year that you’re most proud of?
great weather for MEDIA was formed in January 2012. We are thrilled at the ever-increasing support and enthusiasm we have received from writers, readers, and other small presses. This year marked the publication of our first single poet collection from Puma Perl, and October brings Aimee Herman’smeant to wake up feeling. It’s been a joy to work so closely with these writers.
3. What is something people might not know about great weather for MEDIA?
As well as organizing numerous literary and music events across the country, we run an open mic every Sunday at the Parkside Lounge in New York City. One of our regulars, Joe Roarty, travels in from Philadelphia each week. Joe is in our latest anthology I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand – he’s an astoundingly original writer and performer.
4. What has great weather for MEDIA‘s alliance with Poetry Teachers NYC meant for the press since it became a part of 3Po3try NYC earlier this year?
Collaborating with another poetry organization has really expanded our audience. Poetry students learn about publishing and reading opportunities, writers discover more about workshops and honing their skills. And our events showcase totally kick-ass writers and performers!