31 March 2006

bear paradeGreg Hewett
& Ted Mathys

Sun., Apr. 2 @ 7:30 PM
Poetry Flash at Cody's Books
2454 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley


Lisa Jarnot
Mon., Apr. 3 @ 7 PM
Holloway Poetry Reading
Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall)
UC Berkeley

la notte carla costa rogue reporter

Tonight will likely be exactly the same. Again.

30 March 2006

Today this blog is six months old, and it still sucks.

LAST NIGHT

l'eclipse carla costa rogue reporter

Tonight will likely be exactly the same.

29 March 2006

Octopus Books
From Zachary Schomburg & Mathias Svalina:

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: OCTOPUS MAGAZINE #8

Octopus Magazine will be accepting chapbook manuscripts of poetry from now until April 30, 2006, for its 8th issue, which will be a print issue available in winter of 06-07.

Octopus #8 will be a collection of eight separately bound chapbooks presented together. All eight will also be available individually and each chapbook will have a print run of 250 copies.

The chapbooks will be the first product of Octopus Books, the new small press created by the editors of Octopus Magazine.

For Submission Guidelines and other information, go to http://www.octopusmagazine.com/issue07/html/contest.htm.

Please help us spread the word about this project. Tell all your friends, all your students. Announce it on your blog, your listserv, etc.

Thanks for your submissions and your help. Looking forward.

Zachary Schomburg & Mathias Svalina
Octopus Magazine/Octopus Books
Octopus Books

Louisa Solano is going to catch up on thirty years of sleep.

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28 March 2006

Wczoraj

Stanisław Lem

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Es lohnt sich

Bay Poetics Faux Press Stephanie Young Jack Spicer Dada George Grosz

26 March 2006

Laura Sims

Laura Sims at The Unassociated Garden Party
here's another Jordan reel
from the Unassociated Garden Party
earlier this month in Austin

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sunday, april 9 @ 7:30:
LAURA SIMS, DANIELLE PAFUNDA & GERALDINE KIM

coming soon:

michael earl craig meets bear parade.

THANKS

If you missed last Friday night's reading with Ada Limón and Kaya Oakes, it was charming, sharp, and one of the most easy and most best times in recent collection. Had you come, we would have somehow found another chair for you.

lucky wreck Ada LimónAsk your local bookseller for lucky wreck, or demand it, and watch closely and eagerly this fall for Kaya's first book, Telegraph, winner of the Transcontinental Poetry Prize (editor's choice) from Pavement Saw, and Ada's second book (and second this year, huzzah), This Big Fake World, winner of the 2005 Pearl Poetry Prize.

25 March 2006

I'm just going to paste this email from Michael Cross:

Atticus/Finch is honored to present, after much anticipation, our seventh chapbook: Lisa Jarnot’s Iliad, Book XXII. As has always been the case in American history, there’s much to be learned from Homer’s tale, and, as most of you are already aware, Jarnot’s treatment makes this story all the more salient. Crisp, cutting lines turn one after the other as she paces Achilles’ race after Hector! The pathos! The tragedy of force and the hysteria of its telos! And the similes here are truly epic—short blasts balanced on the music of the line, holding still (i.e. buzzing, energized, polysemous (read: rest)). All in a single, thick (some 50 pages!), elegant edition (every damn book meticulously made by my own two hands!)! Don’t sleep: the entire A/F back catalog is sold out. This one will go fast, so get out an envelope and cut a check!

Dick Cheney writes of Jarnot’s project:

Homer’s Iliad succeeds in expressing to the millions who “just don’t get it” why we noncombatants owe gratitude, honor, and life pensions to those who go to war on our behalf. The book is visionary: for “Helen,” read “weapon of mass destruction;” the rest falls into place. Bravo to the brave soldiers, and let’s hope it doesn’t take them ten years to get back.

Visit www.atticusfinch.org to take a peek at the cover and read sample poems from the book (click on the book’s title for all the details).

These books will not be available in your local bookstore, nor will they be carried by SPD (though we LOVE SPD!). These books are mail-order only. Let’s meet square in the middle: I make the books by hand, you order by hand. I like seeing drawings, pictures of the kid, creative packaging, but mostly, I like hearing a voice in the upper limit of your handwriting! From composition and production to ordering, each one of these books has passed through loving and careful hands!

Send $7, check, money order, or well-concealed cash to:
Atticus/Finch Chapbooks
c/o Michael Cross
State University of New York at Buffalo
Samuel Clemens Hall #306
Buffalo NY 14260-4610



Lisa Jarnot Iliad Atticus/Finch
Lisa Jarnot
Monday, April 3 at 7 PM
Holloway Poetry Reading
UC Berkeley

24 March 2006

23 March 2006

4 questions about bear parade

why not crows?
i hate crows.

is it habit-forming?
is what habit-forming?

what of culture?
who of culture.

can it eat?
eats your face.



bear parade

TONIGHT AT 7:30

Rose of No Man's Land Michelle Tea

MICHELLE TEA
Michelle Tea Pegasus Books

EIN FOTO        (bitmap art courtesy of tao lin)

The Book for My BrotherGot Tomaž Šalamun's The Book for My Brother, which I've waited for, yet I haven't yet cracked it yet. It's in a bag. I put it in a bag and carried it home and it's still in the bag.

My five-month wait is nearly over but. Clover is a pleasure. I am very lazy and that's usually good enough. It is a pleasure pleasure. This morning I tilted it near the kitchen window and used it to boil an egg. I remain worried however that I can't order/stock Sarah Manguso's imminent book, Siste Viator, because none of our four distributors can be arsed to offer west-coast copies. Oh yeah. The old regime sucketh. Are we bumpkins who only want to read poems about Mt. Tam? No, I don't think so. This is an S.O.S. I'm going to feel a little pain.

I can already feel it.

Godfather321



click pic to help blind children, young widows, lepers, and lost dogs.

21 March 2006

post removed

because jim behrle emailed me and called me an asshole.

20 March 2006

Joshua Clover tomorrow.

This blog is worthless. It doesn't bother me.

Friday, Friday. Friday will be good.

I did an interview with bear parade. It's two dozen words.

It's raining.

I'm quitting smoking.

Smoking is great.

I want to be like an apeman.

I didn't link bear parade, because bear parade isn't working tonight.

If you were at the Cannibal Release Party last night at the Fall Café, please comment.

Tao Lin, Anthony Hawley, and ___ ______ read.

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My silence is bigger than your silence.

18 March 2006

THIS FRIDAY


Mar. 24
7:30 PM

17 March 2006

American IdolAndrei Bely    

Spork 4.3

Spork 4.3 arrives today about eight minutes ago.
SPORK 4.3
SPORK.

Huzzah

michael earl craigTao Lin will interview Michael Earl Craig.

Tao Lin is starving.

He is grinding fruit stones in his mortar.

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16 March 2006

COM MERCE

Kurt Schwitters$6.95
What a Beauty
The Ursonate and further phonetic poems
composer: Kurt Schwitters

interpreter: Martin Ebelt - Silke Egeler-Wittmann - Thorsten Gietz
choir: Die Schwindlinge



Also in: copies of Anselm Berrigan's new Edge Books book (with beautiful cover art by Zachary Wollard), Some Notes on My Programming.

Joshua Beckman Matthew Rohrer Tao Lin Joshua Beckman Matthew Rohrer Pegasus Books Clay Banes Hamster Eyeball Hatred

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15 March 2006

WAVE BOOKS

14 March 2006

movie at jordan's place:
Joe Massey reads
at the Unassociated Garden Party

13 March 2006

I'M NOT IN WEST SPRINGFIELD.

I've had this happen, looking at so many different kinds of poetry so long my eyeballs scupper, my ears sear, and my tongue hardens. I have to go to the bathroom. I fill a milk glass full of cognac, take it out to the veranda, and collapse. Nobody finds me.

12 March 2006

Anthony Hawley & Jeff Johnson at Graham Foust Joe Wenderoth reading at Rite Spot in San Francisco
Anthony H. and Jeff J. at Graham F. and Joe W. reading at Rite S. in San F.

510

Lisa Jarnot
Mon., Apr. 3 @ 7 PM
Holloway Poetry Reading
UC Berkeley


Franz Wright
Sun., Apr. 9 @ 3 PM
DIESEL, A Bookstore
Oakland

11 March 2006

To be _____ and _____ and under 40.

To be waiting for hail.

10 March 2006

Somebody needs to organize nationwide benefits for Tougher Disguises Press.
All ye innocents need know:

ANTHONY HAWLEY and TANYA BROLASKI

TONIGHT. 

09 March 2006

TOTALITY FOR KAISERSIDETRACK: Took K. to Kaiser this morning, earlier than my bones' bliss. Forwent sleeping late (tomorrow), laundry (tomorrow), and a trip to SPD (tomorrow).

Anthony Hawley and Tanya Brolaski tomorrow. Eight o'clock. No joke.

Sick of feeling deliberately left out?


Try GLITTER PONY&KAYA OAKES

Stuart Sutcliffe:
The Summer Painting Liverpool Series # 21 Hamburg Series # 15

08 March 2006

actionyes
ACTIONYES has got stuff in it. Check it out.

I'M NOT IN AUSTIN.

this emotion was a little e-book

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SARAH MANGUSO 

SISTE VIATOR


07 March 2006

TUESDAY.

Cast the Oscars in my teeth.

Anthony Hawley poems @ Jacket.
Anthony Hawley poems @ Octopus.

Daniil Kharms

Iga Wyrwal
Iga Wyrwal
YOU'RE ON NOTICE!
Why begrudge me a little fun. And must you chew gum.
Iga Wyrwal
Iga Wyrwal
Iga Wyrwal