Category: Celebration

Go? Go!

Saturday, May 17th, 3-8pm Doors 2:30 pm, $6 Ana Božičević John Coletti Kate Greenstreet Sarah Gridley Katy Henriksen Shannon Jonas Jennifer Kronovet Mark Lamoureux Timothy Liu Chris Martin Jess Mynes Cate Peebles Christopher Rizzo Matthew Rohrer Frank Sherlock Joanna Sondheim Shanxing Wang Rebecca Wolff & music from The Hadacol Hosted by Cannibal, Saltgrass, Harp &…

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WOM-PO and Walt Whitman

In a scene dubbed “a bit too precious” by one reviewer, an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s poem, “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” makes an appearance in the excellent film, L.I.E., above. And separately, I have been graciously granted, by Annie Finch, the Women’s Poetry Listserv moderator title that she has worn many years now:…

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Never a More Generous Man

Never a more generous man have I met than poet and friend, Matthew Rotando. I take great pleasure in singing the praises of his first book of poems, THE COMEBACK’S EXOSKELETON. I wish you could all know him too, as you will find that once you fall in love with this collection, you will long…

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Daisy Fried’s Poetry Exercises

Daisy Fried on Poetry: * I’ve never found an explanation for why poetry, apparently alone among the art forms, is asked to do more than be itself. * But poetry’s the High Art which is also democratic: inexpensive, portable, reproducible, quickly consumed (except for epic and very difficult poetry), requiring only literacy to participate. So…

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I Dig It

Jennifer Bartlett’s DERIVATIVE OF THE MOVING IMAGE Jennifer Bartlett’s first book, with its most compelling title, DERIVATIVE OF THE MOVING IMAGE, is somehow not what I imagined it would be. I mean, there is shadow play and fondling of the slippery parts of relationships, but how can a first book reveal the mastery found within?…

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AWP New York City

Photo by Brent Cunningham, who voted me the one to “Most Likely Blog About This Blog.” ~~ * Ana and I hung out at the AWP bookfair for one day only. We paid no money, but luckily, I got to share a table with Cannibal, Kitchen Press, and Soft Targets. I saw lots of nice…

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New Year

 Such Flowers Love One When Nothing Else Does Welcome 2008! Above please find new work by painter, Cara Ober. I have the privilege of sharing some titles, ala John Ashbery/Jane Hammond, with Ober in an effort to inspire her latest. So far, two results to kick off the new year. Find the other one, “Into…

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Items of Import

1. Ana sends the above video by Bat for Lashes, “What’s a Girl To Do?”, which I find fun. I especially enjoyed the low budget feel and the choreography. I still own a small boy’s trick bike (sans pegs, for those in the know), and fancy remembering my younger self trying to perform such feats…

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Just Because

Just because the morning feels so good & we’re hitting the weekend full throttle, how about one more from Günter Grass to send us smoothly along? ~~ HYMN As complicated as a nightingale, as tinny as, kind-hearted as, as crease-proof, as traditional, as green grave sour, as streaky, as symmetrical, as hairy, as near the…

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Morgan Lucas Schuldt Appears

Morgan Lucas Schuldt appears ON THIS RECORDING in ode to Elliott Smith a la Billie Holiday. Sort of. An excerpt: “Charles Wright ends one of his poems on a line that goes something like “. . . and God knees our necks to the ground.” Not that God figures conspicuously – or even copiously –…

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Tiny Noteworthies …

I’ll be hitting the big 3-0 this Thursday, August 3rd — Ed Berrigan’s day is also on the 3rd, and Erica Kaufman’s is August 8th. Yay? Yay! View recent photos from the Kaufman, Huth, Vassilakis MiPOesias reading here (as well as some photos from Pete’s Candy Store, the next night). Most pleasurable: Tim Peterson plays…

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