Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I know, not the usual indie &/or hip-hop artist I tend to blog about, but I met Anjulie a longs ways back & she's always been a pleasant mixture of "way cool" and "sweetheart." She has an "exclusive" video here & a three song ep on itunes. Some of those that know me have heard the title track, Boom 'cause it's a dope dope song.


At the Poetry Project

Isabelle Garron & Rosmarie Waldrop
Wednesday, 8:00 pm

Isabelle Garron (b. 1968) is a younger generation French poet who teaches in Paris. She is the author of Qu’il faille (Editions Flammarion 2007), Face devant contre (Editions Flammarion 2002), Déferlage II (Editions Les Cahiers de la Seine 2002), and Le corps échéant (Editions Les Cahiers de la Seine 2000). Garron has also participated as poet and/or editor in various French journals, including Petite, Action Poétique, Action restreinte, Rehauts, and La Polygraphe. English translations of her poetry have appeared in Double Change, 1913: a journal of forms, and Verse. The chapbook Face Before Against, in Sarah Riggs’s translation, was released by Seeing Eye Books in 2005. Garron’s interest in Pierre Reverdy gave rise to a publication of La Lucarne Ovale in its original form (Théâtre Typographique 2001). She is a regular participant with Jean Daive in the France Culture radio broadcast, "Peinture Fraiche" ("Wet Paint") on contemporary art. Garron will be joined by her translator Sarah Riggs.

Rosmarie Waldrop’s recent poetry books are Curves to the Apple, Blindsight (New Directions), Splitting Image (Zasterle), and Love, Like Pronouns (Omnidawn). Her collected essays, Dissonance (if you are interested), is out from University of Alabama Press. Her translation of Ulf Stolterfoht’s Lingos I-IX (Burning Deck) was awarded the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, 2008. She has also translated books by Friederike Mayröcker, Elke Erb, Oskar Pastior, Gerhard Rühm and, from the French, Edmond Jabès, Emmanuel Hocquard and Jacques Roubaud.

The Asian American Writers' Workshop presents Kazim Ali, Myung Mi Kim, Cathy Park Hong, Tan Lin, Warren Liu, and Dorothy Wang

Friday, November 14, 7pm
A special night featuring Kazim Ali and honoring Myung Mi Kim's Dura

Join us for a special night honoring the work of legendary experimental poet Myung Mi Kim and the re-release of her book Dura.

The night begins with Kazim Ali, whose The Far Mosque, possesses, in the words of Meena Alexander, "a metaphysical feel ... that renders it fit for our globalized age, a geography underwritten by the loss of fixed abode." Myung Mi Kim reads from Dura, a classic of avant-garde poetics at once formally challenging and politically engaged. Influenced by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha's Dictee, Dura is an investigation of national and personal identity that asks, in the words of Sueyeun Juliette Lee, both what it means to be Korean American and what it means to define space in national terms. After the reading, four prominent Asian American experimental poets--Cathy Park Hong, Tan Lin, Warren Liu, and Dorothy Wang--respond to Dura and Myung's body of work.

@ The Workshop
16 West 32nd Street, 10th Floor
(btwn Broadway & 5th Avenue)

$5 suggested donation; open to the public
I've never met Vincent, but he accepted one of my poems for Vanitas, so I'm going to try and rush back from a 5'oclock appointment at Laguardia to catch his reading:

Wednesday, November 19th

Poetry Forum: Vincent Katz

David Lehman, Moderator

6:30pm, 66 W 12th St, Rm 510, $5 (Free to NS Students and Alumni)

Vincent Katz, author of Black Mountain College: An Experiment, is a poet, writer, art critic, and translator. Katz will read and comment on the Black Mountain poets, such as Charles Olson, Robert Creeley, and Robert Duncan.

Praise for Vincent Katz’s Black Mountain College: An Experiment:

In the space of two covers, Katz manages to evoke a world of cross-media artistic possibility that seems as vast as it was often joyous.—Publishers Weekly


My friend is looking for submissions for a new online lit journal:

Dear Friends,

I have joined forces with a few people to start an on-line literary journal. Our ideal launch date is January, 2009.

The journal is called Scapegoat and the URL is Please keep in mind that the journal is not up and running yet - if you go to the URL, you will see only an outline of what it will look like.

We are currently seeking submissions for all genres - poetry, fiction and non fiction (word limit for fiction and non fiction is 500 words).

If you are interested in submitting, please do so on the submission form found on our website. Feel free to email the site or me directly with any questions you might have.

Thanks, and I look forward to reading your work!

Kate Hall

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