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Labels: BAY AREA READINGS
FILMMAKER ALEX BECKSTEAD:
I'd been dozing. You shouldn't.
It's hot. As I was in the neighborhood, stopped in Black Oak Books in north Berkeley. Black Oak has always had a different idea from me about the value of used books. In their poetry section I've always found steeply priced out-of-print chapbooks and slim volumes by Conrad Aiken, Gary Snyder, Robert Bly and the like. Who are those for? (I don't know.) But then today I found Bernadette Mayer's Midwinter Day, Barrett Watten's Decay, and Nicanor Parra's Emergency Poems all told 20 and tax. (Mayer's is the only title in print, and why they priced a near fine used copy below the conventional—Berkeley's and Black Oak's—60% of list is frankly frightening.)
Cody's Books closes. Another lucky break for Pegasus Books Downtown (beloved, erstwhile, etc.). Seize it.
Labels: TO BE
Nathan Thompson reviews a green book.