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:
ZOLAND POETRY No. 3
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Nuno Júdice (from Portuguese by paulo da costa)
Laura Madeline Wiseman
Jean-Paul Auxéméry (from French by Nathaniel Tarn)
Tsering Wangmo Dhompa
Noah Eli Gordon
Lê Pham Lê (from Vietnamese by Nancy Arbuthnot and Lê Pham Lê)
Raquel Chalfi (from Hebrew by Tsipi Keller)
Iana Boukova (from Bulgarian by Jonathan Dunne)
María Banda (from Spanish by Joshua Edwards)
Liliana Ursu (from Romanian by Sean Cotter)
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Knuts Skujenieks (from Latvian by Bitite Vinklers)
Nathanaël (Nathalie Stephens)
Chen Li (from Chinese by Arthur Sze)
Rafael Felipe Oteriño (from Spanish by Lisa Rose Bradford)
Philip Jenks & Simone Muench
Oles Ilchenko (from Ukrainian by Michael Naydan)
Tsvetanka Elenkova (from Bulgarian by Jonathan Dunne)
D. A. Powell
Andrei Sen-Senkov (from Russian by Peter Golub)
Julie Marie Wade
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
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
Hope you can make it!
Matthew Zapruder will read at the Polestar Reading Series with Rebecca Keith and Idra NoveySunday, 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 GoodyearTuesday, 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:
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.