Thursday, January 29, 2009

Heart's Needle

I had a rather frustrating start to my day as I lost an hour and a half waiting around for ferries and shuttles to & from Staten Island. Naturally, my deskbook copy wasn't there which means no syllabus/ no book for tomorrow's 4 hour class. I also don't have a syllabus or book for my F.I.T. class, but that's only an hourish so no problem there.

I came home from Staten Island and ate plantains and picked up W.D. Snodgrass' Heart's Needle. I seem to recall buying this book not once but twice, yet it's never on my bookshelf. Anyways, here's to you Snodgrass.

There's a great reading at Stain Bar tomorrow, but I'll still be on Staten Island.

I think the latest copy of Zoland Poetry is out or is soon to be out. I just got my contributor copies in the mail. I feel pretty lucky to be amongst this collection of awesome poets:



Jared Stanley

Nuno Júdice (from Portuguese by paulo da costa)

Chris Glomski

Laura Madeline Wiseman

Gary Fincke

Nick Twemlow

Matthew Shenoda

Zhai Yongming

Nathaniel Tarn

Jean-Paul Auxéméry (from French by Nathaniel Tarn)

Tsering Wangmo Dhompa

Brent Cunningham

Noah Eli Gordon

Lê Pham Lê (from Vietnamese by Nancy Arbuthnot and Lê Pham Lê)

Andrew Kozma

Chris Pusateri

Raquel Chalfi (from Hebrew by Tsipi Keller)

John Harper

Susan Baran

Iana Boukova (from Bulgarian by Jonathan Dunne)

María Banda (from Spanish by Joshua Edwards)

Alex Cigale

Liliana Ursu (from Romanian by Sean Cotter)

Alice Miller

Albert Goldbarth

Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Roxanne Halpine

Knuts Skujenieks (from Latvian by Bitite Vinklers)

Nathanaël (Nathalie Stephens)

Lynn Xu

Marc Cohen

Chen Li (from Chinese by Arthur Sze)

Elizabeth Hughey

Major Jackson

Steven Karl

Rafael Felipe Oteriño (from Spanish by Lisa Rose Bradford)

Ron Horning

Ed Barrett

Menna Elfyn

Philip Jenks & Simone Muench

Oles Ilchenko (from Ukrainian by Michael Naydan)

Tsvetanka Elenkova (from Bulgarian by Jonathan Dunne)

D. A. Powell

Deborah Woodward

William Corbett

Jac Jemc

Ron Padgett

Andrei Sen-Senkov (from Russian by Peter Golub)

Peter Shippy

Julie Marie Wade

Derek Pollard

Jason Zuzga

Édouard Glissant (from French by Nathalie Stephens)

They are still accepting submissions for the 4th edition so get on it!

& now for the readings:

Sarah Gambito and Patrick Rosal tonight at McNally Jackson 7pm Prince between Lafayette and Mulberry
Join us for an excellent new spring season at Stain! The first reading is next Friday with Bill Berkson, Cindy Cruz, Aaron Fagan, Jennifer Fortin, Jean-Paul Pecqueur and Bill Rasmovicz. Wine, great crowd + hugs from hosts an added perk! xo A & A

Stain of Poetry
A Reading Series Spring 2009

January 30
Bill Berkson, Cindy Cruz, Aaron Fagan, Jennifer Fortin, Jean-Paul Pecqueur, Bill Rasmovicz

Katie Fowley & others
In celebration of football and the lunisolar ox year, I will be
reading poetry this Sunday, February 1st at The Stain Bar in
I will be reading with the people in my writing group--lovely people all.
Also, the Stain Bar has good microbrews, comfy seating, and allows small dogs.

The Stain Bar is at 766 Grand street near the Grand stop on the L
train. The reading is from 3:30, so you can still catch the Super
Pooper Bowl...

Hope you can make it!
Matthew Zapruder will read at the Polestar Reading Series with Rebecca Keith and Idra Novey
Sunday, February 1st, 5 pm
Polestar Reading Series Cakeshop Downstairs, 152 Ludlow (between Stanton & Rivington), L.E.S.

He will also read at Poems and Pints with Dana Goodyear
Tuesday, February 3rd, 6:30 pm
Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street (at Broad Street)

How about checking this out on Saturday??
Untitled New York: Speculations on the Expanded Field of Writing
FREE. No RSVP necessary.
Organized by Matias Viegener and Christine Wertheim

"Untitled New York" is a day-long conversation about writing which in some manner exceeds the printed page. It assembles a notable group of experimental writers to discuss the currently expanded and still-expanding field of writing that challenges assumptions about the nature of writing and the potentials of text. While we are familiar with visual artworks constituted as a set of instructions, secrets written by visitors in a book, or one artist erasing of another artist's work, what would be their equivalents in the literary world? "Untitled New York" is composed of 2 day-time panels and an evening reading where participants perform their work. The program is as follows:

1:30 Introduction

2:00 “Appropriation and Citation” – This panel looks at the many practices of appropriation so popular in the literary world in the last several years, asking questions about whose work and what material gets appropriated, cited or resurrected, who owns texts, and if there is a difference between appropriation and citation. Panel participants include Vanessa Place, Steven McCaffrey, Kenneth Goldsmith, and Julie Patton.

4:00 “Litterality” examines how writers use what we normally consider non-linguistic elements, such as symbols, diagrams, maps, or scores placed in the context of writing. We will also look at invented writing systems, and what it might mean to think about the book as an object rather than as a collection of words or sentences. Panel participants include Christine Wertheim, Latasha Diggs, Rob Fitterman, and Shanxing Wang.

8:30 Reading with all participants.

“Untitled New York” is a reprise of “Untitled: Speculations on the Expanded Field of Writing,” held in October 2008 at REDCAT in Los Angeles, organized by Matias Viegener and Christine Wertheim of the Writing Program at CalArts, and funded by the Annenberg Foundation.


niina said...

Agh, I totally forgot about that Sarah Gambito/Patrick Rosal reading. I would have gone if I wasn't such a ditz. See, this is why I count on people who populate their blogs with actual helpful, relevant information. You're the real American heroes.

steven karl said...

funny thing is that i was going to email you, but i had to work until 6:25 so rushed from work straight to the reading. it was good & i'm looking forward to reading sarah's new book.

i'm going to check out the zapruder reading at the cake shop today 'cause i can't make his reading on tuesday, come if you're not busy watching football:)