Wednesday, March 31, 2010

EOAGH Reading Series

EOAGH Reading Series:
Mark Lamoureux, Cheryl Clark Vermeulen,
and Angela Veronica Wong
Sunday, April 4 at 2PM
at Unnameable Books,
600 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

MARK LAMOUREUX's work has appeared in numerous venues both online and in print. His first full-length collection, Astrometry Orgonon, was released by BlazeVOX books in 2008. Another collection is due out from the Black Radish Books Collective in 2010.

Read Mark Lamoureux's poem "Merce Cunningham: Nearly Ninety" in EOAGH Issue 5:

CHERYL CLARK VERMEULEN is the author of the poetry chapbook Dead-Eye Spring (Cy Gist Press) and peddler of a manuscript called Walking Opposite the Parade. Vermeulen teaches writing at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and at the New England Conservatory of Music. Her poems can be found in Third Coast, EOAGH, Inertia Magazine, Dispatx, and DIAGRAM, and her translations in the anthology Connecting Lines: New Poetry from Mexico.

Read "The Gate," "Placement," and "Bricked-in Window" by Cheryl Clark Vermeulen in EOAGH 5:

ANGELA VERONICA WONG is the author of two chapbooks, All the Little Red Girls on Flying Guillotine Press and to know this on Cy Gist Press. She lives in Manhattan and is working on a young adult book.

Read a selection from "Inbetweenness" by Angela Veronica Wong in EOAGH 4:

upcoming EOAGH Reading Series events:

David Shapiro and Joanna Fuhrman
Sunday, April 18 @2PM

Sueyuen Juliette Lee, Paolo Javier, and Filip Marinovich
Sunday, May 9 @2PM

Charles Borkhuis and Andrew Levy
Sunday, May 23 @2PM

E. Tracy Grinnell, Brenda Iijima, and Shelly Taylor
Sunday, June 27 @2PM

Monday, March 29, 2010

Such An Object (Lovely)

Okay, so The Sorrow Sea of Shallows by Joseph Lappie isn't exactly a chapbook, but it's a beautiful art book & one of many I got to drool over this weekend in Philly, as Peptic Robot Press represented at the SGC.

If you haven't seen the images for The Artificer Arisen, The Artificer Fallen click here, be sure to move your mouse over the colored circles.

You can contact Peptic Robot Press here for purchases & inquiry.

From The Sorrow Sea of Shallows*:

If you are still breathing in 2050, most of us will
not be. Our parents, our lovers, the tiniest of
hands on our arms will all be buried or burnt or
left for the pigeons. Our country, our world our
universe will capture that energy and move on.

Just as if nothing had ever happened.

The cruelest, as
well as the kindest,
moment will remain
only that...

a moment.

* spacing drastically different than orignal

I'll be in Boston over the weekend but this looks good.

Friday, March 26, 2010

List are for Fridays

Thanks to press-mate, friend, workshopper & New School Alum, V, for the kind words on my FGP chapbook!

Thanks to Ross for giving a shout-out to my other publisher, Peptic Robot Press!

I start Spring Break on Monday so here's a list of things I hope to do:

Go to MOMA
Finish reading the last issue of Forklift, Ohio & the first issue of Maggy. Begin reading the new issue of Jubilat & the new issue of Octopus.
Work on Sink Review review revisions.
Begin writing reviews for Coldfront.
Go see Greenburg.
Clean my room. Sort through the heap of papers & books spilling all around my floor.
Do taxes.
Look at the AWP schedule.
Read a ton of Cannibal Books chapbooks.
Write poems.
Send chapbook(s) to Hong Kong, New Zealand & Japan.
See friends.
Grade papers.
Sleep. Sleep.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Such An Object (Lovely)

I've been reading & receiving a lot of chapbooks lately. I decided it might be fun to start featuring chapbooks that in addition to being written by amazing poets are also beautiful objects. The first chapbook that comes to mind is Julia Cohen's For the H in Ghost which is out on Brave Men Press. This book is beautifully constructed with a subtle yet evocative cover. It is both art & poetry. You should treat yourself to a copy! Here's a poem from it: (the spacing is going to be way wrong- sorry)

The Decoy Museum Is Still

The decoy museum is still a real museum
so distracting you can die inside & not
even know it

your whatness your childhood-bird looks
so young snow like gunpowder

cough syrup on the collar of a white shirt
something to hide under the bed for

I reach back into the body of your memory
& stick post-it notes on the edge
of every mirror


cold grass on the floor & covered in sugar
the slurred satellite of your swing set

I fashioned the raincoat to keep rain

on your inside: an apple tree sprouts in the blue
Oldsmobile's brown cushion


the decoy museum lit by bayonets fresh
from the oven

cut with colleagues & the weaker version of lies

returns to the situation of a leaf
brown paper & a misspent life

you walk into a stranger's dirty pocket of air


more than replica a lure
the birthdays range in anticipation they fell for glory

trouble distinguishing grids: a farm or a way
to fire a person

fake flowers burst forth from fake seeds
nothing ornamental in the decoy museum

in a guild-like fashion they lay it down
in a sound-like sound I take it away

those bandages dirty pompoms need changing
I let one emotion follow the other & believe
them both


wing clipping season ends when I cut
the swans from your ankles newspaper shin guards
are birthdays

between the gilded pages I whistle the grass
between my thumbs
I destroy the like-like decoy I've been meaning to

place all possible coverings away from your face's reach
what happens to your face

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's Only Rock n Roll, But We Like It Anyway

Two new chapbooks, one from Eric Baus and the other a collaboration between Matt Hart & Nate Pritts.

Eric Baus' chapbook, Bee-Stung Aviary, is hand-sewn and has a screen-printed cover. The thick board and black ink remind me of old Geraldine Fibber's 7-inches & for some reason the Bee has GBV's Bee-thousand buzzing in my head. The book contains three sections: False Glass, Bee-Stung Aviary and Ohm Opera.


The intensity of elephants should continue
beyond the title and merge back into the figure
of mud. This lion is, therefore, like the lion
following a marionette. Here, their passage is
called brother-in-law, and elsewhere, the hand
that distinguishes between rains: My solo was
also, or, The person that that meant. Each
finger implies another flame.


What unvoiced signal does it wake, a
rendering vacuum or rhetorical fold? Out
among the twinned digits, newly invented
medicine, in the shape of dizziness, dropped
across lips. Lest night retell its s, clouds elide
into dots. Painting the king painting the plains
is to feel the sea in sod. His song ends too, an
outbound breath. What is the name of this
gesture? How to read its residues?

The chapbook is limited to 100 and you can pick it up from Further Adventures.

Recently, Matt Hart & Nate Pritts embarked on a reading tour and made a chapbook of collaborative poems. The book is called, Feelings, Assoc. and the back cover list tour dates, or er, reading dates. This collab seamlessly captures Hart's buzz-saw riffs & Pritts' sonic tightness. This book feels punk, d.i.y. like blood guts & lots of love.


Such impossible instructions! But our bodies try harder,
hollow & shivering. There are three states

blocking this me from that one-- sparkly solid in near winter,
O impenetrable ineffable bloom! My fiery face melting

magma tears from the volcanoes chorusing, glacial
mist in this tectonic shifting. This continental drift.

The landscape will change. I know it will.
There's a dream to believe in about not falling down.

I can hold comets in my hand, grab each star out of
your eyes & make new pictures by connecting

those SOS dots & dashes, but the only thing
I can't do is something I haven't done.

Push for one last mile. Don't let the sun pass through.
Hold that light. Hold that light & today I can

fly from November to the heart of winter.
I'm clear empty & dripping. I wish I could feel more

better. I want to November it up. I want to
season the seasons. I want to fall harder.

I want to hang from the rooftops or dangle
from the bumper when you back out of the driveway

& head straight into beatitude. The brightest
words I can think of are grey & lonely.

That reverberating racket, belligerent & battering.
Icicles glinting in sunlight.

You can prolly contact Matt Hart or Nate Pritts to pick up a copy (if there are any left). Here's Gina Meyers talking about Matt Hart.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Because 4 Is A Nice Number

How about two (new to me) online journals worth your eyes, ears & poems:

InDigest (be sure to scroll through the archives too for some great stuff!)

Whiskey & Fox (which is a damn fine name!)

& two more readings for Friday:

This Friday, March 26, at 7pm

Amy McNamara, Ekoko Omadeke, Priscilla Becker, Mark Leidner & Ben Mirov walk into a bar. The bartender says, "What is this joke? Some kind of Objective Correlative?"

*ba dum chik*

Amy McNamara is a writer and photographer. Her poems have made appearances in Barrow Street, Conduit, jubilat, Linebreak, LIT, The Literary Review, 2River View and are coming out soon in New CollAge and Versal. Amy is married to the artist Doug McNamara and they live in Brooklyn with their two kids.

Ekoko Omadeke is a Virginia native who refuses to get a NY state ID. She currently pursues an MFA from New York University and curates the Southern Writers Reading Series at Happy Ending Lounge. Though her heart belongs to Brooklyn sidewalks and bodega sandwiches, Ekoko lives and writes in Manhattan.

Priscilla Becker’s first book of poems, Internal West, won The Paris Review book prize, and was published in 2003. Her poems, book reviews & essays have appeared in Fence, Open City, The Paris Review, The New York Sun, Cabinet and Open City. Her essays have also been anthologized by Soft Skull Press, Anchor Books, and Sarabande. She teaches poetry at Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and in her apartment. Her second book, Stories That Listen, is forthcoming from Four Way Books

Mark Leidner is the author of two chapbooks, The Night of 1,000 Murders (Factory Hollow Press, 2007) and The Empire (Scantily Clad Press, 2009). He lives and tweets in western Massachusetts.

Ben Mirov is the author of the chapbooks I is to Vorticism (New Michigan Press, 2010) and Ghost Machine (forthcoming from Caketrain Press, 2010). He is general editor of pax americana. He is also poetry editor of LIT Magazine.

Only at Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

(718) 302-3770

"L" to Lorimer, "G" to Metropolitan, "X" to Oblivion


Visit for links to their
work and email me for more information.


"Bozek Braid Broder Clark Marvin & Ralph!" on Friday, March 26 at 7:00pm.

Event: Bozek Braid Broder Clark Marvin & Ralph!
Start Time: Friday, March 26 at 7:00pm
End Time: Friday, March 26 at 9:00pm
Where: Goodbye Blue Monday

Monday, March 22, 2010

This Weeks Best of NYC/BK Readings

Henri Cole, David Gewanter, Eduardo C. Corral
Start Time: Today, March 22 at 7:00pm
End Time: Today, March 22 at 9:00pm
Where: 11th Street Bar (510 East 11th Street, between Avenues A & B)
Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Cannibal Books
(Fayetteville, Ark.)

Tues., March 23, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free

ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.

Event will be hosted by
Cannibal Books' editor
Matt Henriksen

Featuring readings from

Kevin Holden
Patrick Morrissey
Allyssa Wolf
is proud to invite you to a special evening of poetry with


Where: Cornelia Street Café
When: Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 6pm
$7.00 cover includes free drink

SHARON DOLIN’s fourth book, Burn and Dodge (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2008) won the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. Her other books include Realm of the Possible (Four Way Books, 2004), Serious Pink (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003), and Heart Work (Sheep Meadow Press, 1995). She is Writer-in-Residence at Eugene Lang College, The New School. She also teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y and directs The Center for Book Arts Annual Letterpress Poetry Chapbook Competition.

ROCCO DE GIACOMO is the author of the full-length poetry collection Ten Thousand Miles Between Us, published by Quattro Books, and Catching Dawn’s Breath (LyricalMyrical Press, Toronto). His work is forthcoming in Vallum and The Carolina Quarterly and has recently appeared The Antigonish Review and Tower Poetry.

FLORENCIA VARELA has recently completed her MFA at Columbia University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Paterson Literary Review, Diagram, Drunken Boat, Western Humanities Review, and Gulf Coast. She currently teaches at different colleges in New York City, and lives in Brooklyn.

JACOB SCHEIER is a Toronto-born poet and journalist living in Brooklyn. His first poetry collection More to Keep us Warm (ECW Press) won the 2008 Governor General’s Award for best book of poetry in Canada. His poems, articles, and essays have been published in periodicals across North America. Jacob is also the co-winner of a New York Community Media Alliance Award for best feature article in 2009.
Book Celebration: Lewis Warsh's A Place in the Sun
Friday, March 26, 2010
7:00pm - 9:30pm
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery Street
New York, NY

Lewis Warsh will be reading from his new novel, A Place In The Sun, just out from Spuyten Duyvil. Also celebrate the publication of the Limited Edition version of A Place In The Sun with prints by Pamela Lawton. Pamela will be exhibiting some of her watercolours in situ. Books for sale and signing, no cover charge.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Adventures in Chinatown

Fresh back from my 8am class at LaGcc, I decided to head over to the laundromat to drop of some dirties.

While waiting on a street corner I over-heard a father (more than likely a tourist) talking & gesturing to his son. While gesturing he managed to hit a Chinese woman on the head. He dutifully apologized then as soon as she was out of earshot he said to his son, "that's what happens when walking around in Chinktown."

The son laughs.

Great to see that humans are still bonding over their favorite past-time: Racism.

Ever want so badly to spit on someone?

One the way back to my apartment I saw two middle-aged women in matching black velor sweat pants asking for the "real nice Hermes fake purses."

Haha, LV is finally out!

Somewhere Kayne & Murakami are relieved.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Yardmeter 8

Yardmeter VIII: Saturday, March 20, 6-8 p.m.
Please join us for a night of photography, poetry, and klezmer!

I have always been inspired with random, low quality, distorted pictures. I became interested in the pictures that other people would discard. I love to find a picture someone has lost, and is trashed on the street. I can't help picking it and making up a story about the person. Recently I started to radically crop and destroy my pictures until I hit the point where its no longer a picture.
--Sebastian Vikkelsoe-Pedersen

Yardmeter 8 presents:

Photography by
Sebastian Vikkelsoe-Pedersen,
poetry readings by
Matthew Henriksen,
Leah Souffrant,
and klezmer by Jeff Perlman,
Patrick Farrell
& others from Romashka.

The wine will flow freely
Saturday, March 20, 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Harp & Altar

Harp & Altar #7 is now available — with fantastic poetry and fiction by Cynthia Arrieu-King, Ana Božičević, Matthew Klane, Michael O’Brien, Alejandra Pizarnik translated by Jason Stumpf, Brett Price, Jared White, Edmond Caldwell, Susan Daitch, Luca Dipierro, Craig Foltz, A.D. Jameson, Matthew Kirkpatrick, and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi. Also: Farrah Field on Julia Cohen; Patrick Morrissey on Joshua Harmon and Rob Schlegel; Michael Newton’s gallery reviews; and art by Brandon Downing.

And announcing
the publication of
The Harp & Altar Anthology

The Harp & Altar Anthology

ISBN 978-0-9637536-4-9
Poetry & Fiction | 336 pages | $17
Edited by Keith Newton and Eugene Lim

The Harp & Altar Anthology ($17 + shipping):
Pubdate: June 1, 2010.
Pre-Order today! Book ships upon publication.

Collecting the ground-breaking poetry and fiction from the first six issues of the online journal Harp & Altar. With writing by Roberta Allen • Stephanie Anderson • Jason Bacasa • Andrea Baker • Jessica Baran • Jessica Baron • Shane Book • Donald Breckenridge • Michael Carlson • Joshua Cohen • Julia Cohen • Adam Clay • Lynn Crawford • Oisín Curran • Claire Donato • Farrah Field • Corey Frost • David Goldstein • Andrew Grace • Kate Greenstreet • Sarah Gridley • Emily Gropp • Evelyn Hampton • Jennifer Hayashida • Stefania Heim • Lily Hoang • Joanna Howard • Dan Hoy • Thomas Kane • Steve Katz • Karla Kelsey • Joanna Klink • Jennifer Kronovet • Norman Lock • Jill Magi • Justin Marks • Peter Markus • Eugene Marten • Stephen-Paul Martin • Zachary Mason • Miranda Mellis • Sara Michas-Martin • Patrick Morrissey • Ryan Murphy • Eileen Myles • Bryson Newhart • Linnea Ogden • Cameron Paterson • Johannah Rodgers • Joanna Ruocco • Elizabeth Sanger • Rob Schlegel • Zachary Schomburg • Kate Schreyer • Andrei Sen-Senkov • Brandon Shimoda • Peter Jay Shippy • Joanna Sondheim • Mathias Svalina • Bronwen Tate • G.C. Waldrep • Derek White • Jared White • Joshua Marie Wilkinson • Paul Winner • David Wirthlin • Michael Zeiss • Leni Zumas

Monday, March 15, 2010

The Beat of the Beats?

“Beats and Beyond: Documenting the Poets of the ’60s”


CUNY Graduate Center

365 Fifth Ave (at 34th St)
Midtown East | Map


Subway: B, D, F, V, N, Q, R, W to 34th St–Herald Sq | Directions

Tickets: Free
Poets and writers will discuss the Beat movement and more at this lecture, which looks specifically at films that documented the artistic communities of the 1960s.
Tonight 6:30pm

Read more:

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Flesh Lives

Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Cannibal Books
(Fayetteville, Ark.)

Tues., March 23, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free

ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.

Event will be hosted by
Cannibal Books' editor
Matt Henriksen

Featuring readings from

Kevin Holden
Patrick Morrissey
Allyssa Wolf

and music from

The Briars of North America

Cannibal books is offering a chance to subscribe for 2010. If you were a subscriber this past year, you would’ve received chapbooks by Claire Donato, Shane Jones, Keith Newton, Carolyn Guinzio, Amish Trivedi, Patrick Morissey, Thomas Hummel, as well as the the mighty NARWAL ( A collection of 7 chapbooks by Kazim Ali, Maureen Alsop, Sommer Browning, Karla Kelsey, Laura Goode, Kate Schapira, and Jared White).

This year, for the low blow of $75, you will get

* Allyssa Wolf’s second full-length collection, Sister.
* Chapbooks by Kevin Holden, Ben Mazer, Tim Van Dyke, Dot Devota, Adam Roberts, and Tom Andes.
* Mini-chapbooks from our Boundless Books Series.
* Cannibal: Issue Five, featuring poems by Carrie Olivia Adams, Samuel Amadon, Susan Briante, Lily Brown, Adam Clay, CAConrad, Kate Dougherty, Farrah Field, Laura Goode, Kate Greenstreet, Jane Gregory, Whit Griffin, Melanie Hubbard, Andrew Hughes, M.C. Hyland, Grant Jenkins, Jeff T. Johnson, Jon Leon, Sam Lohmann, Sara Mumulo, Hoa Nguyen, Danielle Pafunda, Alison Palmer, Kyle Schlesinger, Cedar Sigo, Sandra Simonds, Nate Slawson, Tony Tost, Steven Toussaint, Amish Trivedi, G.C. Waldrep, & Joseph Wood.
* Anything other books and broadsides we make before the New Year.
* The unparalleled sense of supporting one of the most aggressively productive and self-sufficient book arts poetry presses around.

We can handle only a limited number of subscribers and will take this post down once we have enough money to help finance our busiest time of year (the next two months). Immense thanks to everyone who subscribed last year and in advance to our subscribers this year. We could not keep the press running without you.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

"Spring In This World Of Poor Mutts"

Somehow, I've spent my entire life without ever clicking on the Ceravolo website ran by his wife. So last night I spent some time watching the rain & listening to the mp3s. There's a great recording of him reading "Drunken Winter," which is one of my all time favorite poems- I like it so much that I heavily riffed off of it for my poem, "Portrait of Youth Remembered" which was published in Eleven Eleven Issue 5. Listen to Ceravolo here.

If you haven't read Amish Trivedi's Recovery Project piece in Octopus 9 do read that as well.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Baby Lemonade

Interesting Syd Barrett essay over on Big Other. Check it out!

Multifarious Array

The Multifarious Array is in Love Love Love!

And Doesn't Everything Look Like Genitalia?

This Friday, March 12, 7pm

Uninhibit Your Serotonin Re-Uptake Inhibitors!
Activate Your Pleasure Centers!
Download Your Pheromones!

with our talented love doctors:
Amish Trivedi, Claire Donato, Melissa Broder & Jason Koo!

Amish Trivedi lives in Providence, Rhode Island where he's in Brown's MFA program. His chapbook, Museum of Vandals, is available from Cannibal Books.

Claire Donato lives in Brooklyn, NY and is the author of Someone Else's Body (Cannibal Books 2009). Recent poems have been published or are forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Boston Review, Columbia Poetry Review, and Action, Yes. She will receive her MFA from Brown University in May 2010.

Melissa Broder is the author of When You Say One Thing but Mean Your Mother (Ampersand Books, February 2010). She is the curator of the Polestar Poetry Series, the chief editor of La Petite Zine and the winner of the Jerome Lowell Dejur Award and the Stark Prize for Poetry. She's currently in the MFA program at CCNY. By day, she works as a literary publicist. Her poems have appeared in Opium, Shampoo, Conte and The Del Sol Review.

Jason Koo is the author of Man on Extremely Small Island, winner of the 2008 De Novo Poetry Prize. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, he has published his poetry and prose in The Yale Review, North American Review and The Missouri Review. He teaches at NYU and Lehman College and serves as Poetry Editor of Low Rent. He lives in Brooklyn.

Only at Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

(718) 302-3770

"L" to Lorimer, "G" to Metropolitan, "X" to Oblivion

Thursday, March 11, 2010

When You're Done Horsing About

Check out the new ish of Horseless Review:

Drew Kunz, Jess Wigent, Kate Schapira, Bruce Covey, Mairead Byrne, Thomas Cook & Tyler Flynn Dorholt, Ana Bozicevic, David Wirthlin, Amy King, Jack Boettcher, C.S. Carrier, Leigh Stein, Bronwen Tate, Nate Slawson, Susan Scarlata, Erik Anderson, Jennifer Denrow, Sandra Simonds, Justin Marks, Nate Pritts, Danielle Vogel, Matthew Henriksen, Allison Carter, Broc Rossell, Shawn Huelle, Adam Clay, Cynthia Arrieu-King, Tony Mancus, Karyna McGlynn, Shelly Taylor, Jeremy Czerw, Michael Rerick, Gary Sloboda, and Michael Robins.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cuckoo for Coconut

Coconut Books Giveaway

This week HTMLGIANT is celebrating the release of Natalie Lyalin's Pink & Hot Pink Habitat. To coincide with this momentous occasion, the women of Coconut Books have decided to offer a book giveaway. The contest rules are simple: leave a comment on Reb Livingston's blog with your name and e-mail address. At the end of the week, the names will be entered into a drawing, and a winner will be selected at random. The winner will receive a package containing all of the Coconut Book releases:

Natalie Lyalin's Pink & Hot Pink Habitat
Gina Myers's A Model Year
Jen Tynes's Heron/Girlfriend
Sueyeun Juliette Lee's That Gorgeous Feeling
Reb Livingston's Your Ten Favorite Words

These five titles could be yours! & you have a second chance to win by entering over at Gina Myer's blog.

Monday, March 8, 2010

17 Years of Ugly


March 4 to March 29
Open Thurs-Mon, 12-6 pm
PS1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA
22-25 Jackson Ave, LIC, NY (map)
seventeenArtbook @ PS1 presents "17 Ugly Years": an exhibition of publications, projects, and historical ephemera from the archives of Ugly Duckling Presse.
More info here. Free with Admission to PS1.

Sunday, March 7, 4pm
Reception with readings by Charles Bernstein, Jen Bervin, Aaron Kiely, Eugene Ostashevsky, and Yuko Otomo, plus a screening of Joel Schlemowitz's documentary: "Loudmouth Collective / Ugly Duckling Presse / Anti-Reading"

Sunday, March 14, 4pm
Featuring UDP's Artist Books and Paperless Book Department, with Ellie Ga, Ben Luzzatto, and Yelena Gluzman.

Sunday March 21, 4pm
Poetry performances by Filip Marinovich, Elizabeth Reddin, and more.

Sunday, March 28, 4pm
Reception and readings with Peter Gizzi, Kristen Kosmas, and Alejandro de Acosta & Joshua Beckman reading from Carlos Oquendo de Amat's classic book, 5 Meters of Poems, plus a screening of Joel Schlemowitz's documentary.

All Sundays in March, 12-4pm
"Dear Diary" by Yelena Gluzman. An interactive book involving a very big bunny and a tape recorder.

Wednesday, March 17, 7:30-Midnight
The Invisible Dog Arts Center
51 Bergen St., Brooklyn, NY (map)
StatueIn the big beautiful industrial space of the Invisible Dog, UDP invites you to a night of revel and performance, featuring:
Ashcan Orchestra, Deville Cohen, Jim Findlay, Ellie Ga, Kristen Kosmas, Karinne Keithley, Laboratory Theater, Filip Marinovich, Marisol Limon Martinez, Yoshihito Mizuuchi, You Nakai, Jeffrey Joe Nelson, NTUSA, Gaël Peltier, Xenia Rubinos, Joel Schlemowitz, Mike Taylor & Iki Nakagawa, Urara Tsuchiya and Joey Wyoming. More info here.

Tuesday, March 9, 7:30pm
Belladonna* presents 3 new UDP poets:
Kostas Anagnopoulos, Kevin Varrone, Karen Weiser
Dixon Place, 161 Chrystie St., NYC (map)
$6 Admission

Saturday, March 13, 8:00pm
Matvei Yankelevich and Heather Christle
Reading at Space Space, 390 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens, NY (map)

Tuesday, March 16, 7:00pm
Jon Cotner & Andy Fitch
The authors of Ten Walks/Two Talks
read at Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY (map)

Monday, March 22, 7:30pm
Verbal varieté at PS122
More information here
150 First Avenue, NYC (map)

Thursday, April 1, 7:30pm
St. Mark's Bookshop Reading Series:
Karen Weiser and Macgregor Card
Reading at Solas Bar
232 East 9th Street, NYC (map)

are listed on our website.

Middle of Monday Blog Post

How was your weekend? Lots going on here in New York. Did anyone catch the Ugly Duckling Presse at PS.1 with Jen Bervin or see Joshua Beckman, Torres and Rohrer yesterday at Zinc? Nice weather kept me Manhattan wandering & I never made it to Long Island City & then my Oscar plans kept me in Brooklyn so I couldn't stay in Manhattan. Tomorrow I plan to rush out of work and attempt to catch this:

(le) poisson rouge

InDigest 1207 Reading Series
Matt Hart and Nate Pritts
Tue., March 09, 2010 / 6:30 PM

Friday, March 5, 2010

Animals This Way Come!

I'm thrilled to say that my new chapbook has just been released by Flying Guillotine Press! You can purchase it direct from the press for only $7! Click here.

Also, there are still a limited number of my collab chapbook, State(s) of Flux available from Peptic Robot Press here or if in NYC/BK send me an email.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Tim Peterson Is A Busy Man!

Tendencies: Poetics and Practice
Spring 2010

This series of talks by major poets, titled in honor of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, explores the relationship between contemporary poetic manifesto, practice, queer theory, and pedagogy.

All events take place at CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY

Akilah Oliver, Kate Eichhorn, and Charles Bernstein
February 24 Wednesday, 6:30 PM
Martin E. Segal Theater

erica kaufman, Douglas A. Martin, and Mina Pam Dick
March 9, Tuesday, 6:30 PM
Martin E. Segal Theater

Dodie Bellamy, Eileen Myles, and Kevin Killian
April 9, Friday, 6:30 PM
Martin E. Segal Theater

Jack Kimball, CA Conrad, and Stacy Szymaszek
May 6, Thursday, 6:30 PM
The Skylight Room, 9100 (please note this location is different)

* * *

Tendencies: Poetics and Practice is curated by Tim Peterson (Trace)

Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, the Ph.D. Program in English, and the GC Poetics Group

For more information, visit

EOAGH Reading Series
Spring 2010

All events take place at Unnameable Books,
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Jon Cotner, Andy Fitch, and John Harkey
Tuesday, March 16 @7PM

Barbara Henning, Simon Pettet, and Shira Dentz
Sunday, March 21 @2PM

Andrew Levy, Cheryl Clark, and Mark Lamoureux
Sunday, April 4 @2PM

David Shapiro, Joanna Fuhrman, and Charles Borkhuis
Sunday, April 18 @2PM

EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts is edited by Tim Peterson (Trace)
and distributed by Chax Press.

Submissions? Contact New poetics/essays/criticism especially desirable.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Birds, LLC

Birds, LLC is a new independent poetry press specializing in close author relationships in order to make the most awesome books in the world.

The first two books published by Birds, LLC are The French Exit by Elisa Gabbert and The Trees Around by Chris Tonelli.

SPECIAL PRE-SALE OFFER: Buy the first two Birds, LLC releases for just $20. Pre-Sale offer lasts until March 31st. Books ship the first week in April.

About The French Exit:
It’s a pleasure to listen to the opinions of the narrator of The French Exit. Clear-eyed imagery and wit control the anxiety: “[A] boy at the counter disappears / or I can see through him.” Likewise, in a fine prose poem: “Do not be afraid of angering the birds. What angers the birds is fear.” The energy throughout Gabbert’s collection has the clip of the French exit itself – allons-y! – self-aware, self-sufficient, in control, in touch.
- Caroline Knox

About The Trees Around:
Full of the will and the weather, that great skeptic Wallace Stevens walked to work and wrote his poems, poems you may well already love and believe. (Good, as they say, for you.) And as for Chris Tonelli, he walks in that integrity: read him, and be merciful unto yourself. His foot standeth in an even place. This book’ll make you bloom.
- Graham Foust
sawbuck 4.1 is here!

we begin our 4th year of publication with selections from :

Andrew Brenza | Becca Jensen
Elizabeth Barbato | Elizabeth Zuba
Eric Huff | Jack Boettcher
Jane Joritz-Nakagawa | Mark DeCarteret
Mark Jackley | Yotam Hadass

Monday, March 1, 2010

The Chapbook Review

The new ish of The Chapbook Review is up and it contains a review of Niina Pollari's chapbook by me. Here's the link lots of great stuff!