Great Weather For Media is excited to have two major New York area talents cross over the river with us to Brooklyn for our debut event at Pacific Standard. From Upstate New York, former Brooklynite Donald Lev returns to his old stompin' grounds and NYC's own Amy Leigh Cutler will strut her poetic brilliance as she has been from NYC to London.
Great Weather for Media is a new independent press based in New York City focusing on edgy and experimental poetry and prose.
"Out of the mainstream and away from the tributaries!"
Innovative, quality writing from fearless writers everywhere in the world. Our first anthology, "It's Animal but Merciful", was published October 2012.
”An ambitious work, and a risky one, It’s Animal but Merciful finds common ground for a diverse group of poets in excellent craft and fearless voices…Read this book. Stick with it to the end. You will not be disappointed. You will be dazzled.” The Pedestal Magazine
attended Hunter College, worked in the wire rooms of the Daily News and New York Times, drove a taxi cab for 20 years, and had a brief film acting career. He also worked for The Village Voice and operated the Home Planet Bookshop on the Lower East Side. Award achievements include the Madeline Sadin Award from New York Quarterly in 1973 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Catskill Reading Society/Outloudbooks in 2003. Donald was Distinguished Visiting Poet for the Northeast Poetry Center in Sugar Loaf, NY in 2012. In 2008 he put out The Darkness Above: Selected Poems 1968-2002. A chapbook, Only Wings: 20 Poems of Devotion was published in 2010, and a new collection, A Very Funny Fellow in 2012. Donald lives in High Falls, NY, where he spends most of his time publishing the literary tabloid Home Planet News, which he and his late wife Enid Dame founded in 1979.
AMY LEIGH CUTLER
Author of "Orange Juice and Rooftops", and two chapbooks, "American Woman" and "You Gentle Thing", Amy has toured the U.S. and U.K., and is involved in the NYC slam poetry scene. "I do what I love; collaborate, tour, and lecture with artists from all over."