31 August 2006
two new chapbooks from Braincase Press
30 August 2006
People in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont are less fat than people in California. I didn't know.
There's a new article on Berkeley booksellers, for which I was one of the "weird" people interviewed, here. It's more or less accurate, the me bit, although the words attributed to me (you know, in quotes) are not mine but kind of imaginatively recreated.
29 August 2006
28 August 2006
26 August 2006
ITS BEEN ANOTHER FORTNIGHT IT MUST BE MELANCHOLIAS TREMULOUS DREADLOCKS 3 MUST BE
anybody else with a gmail account and a blogger blog having trouble the past few days logging in?
25 August 2006
24 August 2006
SPD, who IN CASE YOU DON'T KNOW ARE NOW ON MYSPACE. I walked with a heavy box three blocks to catch a bus. Caught a bus and rode a bus. Got off a bus and walked around the corner to catch another bus. Got on that bus and sat and drummed my fingers on the box and got off the bus and walked around the corner and into the bookstore.
We're so busy here, I don't have time to type this:
CONCORDANCE / MEI-MEI BERSSENBRUGGE & KIKI SMITH
ALMA, OR THE DEAD WOMAN / ALICE NOTLEY
A PAJAMAIST / MATTHEW ZAPRUDER
23 August 2006
DON'T BREAK YOUR LEG
Downtown Berkeley Jazz Festival presents
Saturday AUG 26, 2:00 pm
at Berkeley Main Public Library
(Kittredge & Shattuck, one block south of Berkeley BART)
SHUFFLE BOIL breakdown
celebrating the release of new double issue 5/6
poetry & other words
"We'll be on stage for circa 20 minutes, among several other poets, so don't break your leg to rush to this one."
full schedule here
22 August 2006
Radar Love - a nite of music & literature to benefit Carole & Mitzi
Thursday, August 24th, 2006
8pm - 11pm
Carole and Mitzi, aka Beth Lisick and Tara Jepsen, are shooting a follow-up to their smash short film, Diving for Pearls. Come help them raise some dough!
Music and literature hosted by Michelle Tea, featuring Joan Jett Blakk, Fear of the Outdoors, Kaui Hart Hemmings, Zoey Kroll, Luna Maia, Michelle Richmond, Shauna Rogan, Sara Seinberg, Chelsea Star, Horehound Stillpoint, with a special appearance by Mitzi and Carole and a special screening of Diving for Pearls.
You must be 21+ with ID to attend.
tom beckett has interviewed caconrad
alice jones will interview paul hoover
look for carve 7 any second now with ruth lepson, kate greenstreet, michael carr, tyler carter, john coletti, matvei yankelevich, and an interview between stacy szymaszek and erica kaufman, as well as cover art by mark yakich (a hefty 44 pages, it's the longest carve yet, but still only $5!)
adam clay hacked?
i'm already so ready
BIG BRIDGE = 11
21 August 2006
I went to Moe's tonight. I hung around awhile. Finally I went back upstairs and asked, "Is there a reading tonight?"
20 August 2006
19 August 2006
August 28th, 7:30
18 August 2006
17 August 2006
16 August 2006
Some new books just in:
Oh, and this guy's dead.
15 August 2006
14 August 2006
Samizdat's little pill about readings.
Gives me an idea to host five poets, five poems each read round-robin, no poem longer than say 1.5 minutes.
"Am I trapped in the 80s writings of Barrett Watten? Or am I stoned?"
"Dude, you're stoned."
FROM OCTOPUS PEOPLE:
Dear Friend of Octopus,
We are excited to announce the contents of our upcoming chapbook issue, Octopus #8. As you might already know this issue will consist of eight separately printed & bound chapbooks presented as a single issue. We received over three hundred submissions among which were so many exciting manuscripts. After a blind reading process the editorial board and we chose these eight amazing chapbooks:
Jen Tynes & Erika Howsare
The Ohio System
Sueyeun Juliette Lee
DJ Spinoza’s Dozen
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
The Book of Truants & Projectorlight
The Continuing Misadventures of Andrew, the Headless Talking Bear
Issue #8 will be available for purchase in the fall. You will be able to buy the chapbooks as a full set or individually.
This is the first venture of Octopus Books. Beginning in 2007, Octopus Books will publish two full-length books of poems every year through open April readings, in addition to broadsides and additional chapbooks.
Please check us out at http://www.octopusbooks.net.
Thanks for your interest in and support of Octopus Magazine and Octopus Books.
Zachary Schomburg & Mathias Svalina
Editors, Octopus Magazine & Octopus Books
Editorial Board: Brandon Shimoda, Hadara Bar-Nadav, and Christopher DeWeese.
Editorial Assistants: Heather Green, Alisa Heinzman, Tim Marcuson, and Ashley Payne.
13 August 2006
Today, 3 PM: Canessa Park Reading Series, 708 Montgomery Street @ Columbus, S.F. Poets Beverly Dahlen, Susanne Dyckman, Kate Greenstreet, Todd Melicker, & Brian Teare
Tomorrow, 7:30 PM: Rodney Koeneke & David Hadbawnik @ Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 2788 Diamond St. @ Chenery, S.F.
Sunday, Aug. 20 @ 7 PM: New Yipes!
12 August 2006
melancholia's tremulous dreadlocks # 2
YOUR GAEL TIME-OUT.
11 August 2006
Saturday, 7-10 PM: 2006 Bay Area Summer Poetry Marathon at The Lab, 2948 16th Street @ Capp, S.F.
Sunday, 3 PM: Canessa Park Reading Series, 708 Montgomery Street @ Columbus, S.F. Poets Beverly Dahlen, Susanne Dyckman, Kate Greenstreet, Todd Melicker, & Brian Teare
Monday, 7:30 PM: Rodney Koeneke & David Hadbawnik @ Bird & Beckett Books & Records, 2788 Diamond St. @ Chenery, S.F.
Sunday, Aug. 20 @ 7 PM: New Yipes!
10 August 2006
09 August 2006
08 August 2006
WAVE BOOKS / The Bedazzler :: Summer 2006