Monday, November 29, 2010

Around the web in 60 or more seconds

The new ish of Vinyl came out today & I thrilled to be included in it. It features tons of great work by FGP-mate, Angela Veronica Wong, my favorite MoGa, Bright Sun Pritts, Mancus musings, and so much more great stuff. Check it out here.

Guess what else? No Tells Blog is listing fave books/X-mas book lists. I don't care about rankings & all list are arbitrary esp. mine, but I love to see what books really flipped other people out. Check out the entries thus far here.

Speaking of No Tell over at No Tell Motel Bronwen is holding it down all week. These are poems to get excited about it. Keep up with the everyday radness here.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Start Your Week Out Right

Monday, November 29 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, NYC
KGB Monday Night Poetry welcomes Ben Mirov and Reb Livingston!

Ben Mirov is the editor of and the author of the book of poems Ghost Machine. He is a graduate of the New School Writing Program lives in New York.

Reb Livingston is the author of God Damsel (No Tell Books, 2010), Your Favorite Ten Words (Coconut Books, 2007) and co-editor of The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel anthology series. She’s also the editor of No Tell Motel and publisher of No Tell Books. She blogs at

Tuesday, November 30 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
ACA Galleries, 529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr. NYC
Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press
No Tell Books
(Washington, D.C.)

Featuring readings from

Bruce Covey
Lea Graham
Reb Livingston
Karl Parker

and music from

Binary Marketing Show

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum

C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues

Friday, November 26, 2010

Some Thing I've Been Up To Including News On An Exciting December Reading

I have a collab list with Katy Henriksen up on Coldfront featuring some excellent poetry subscriptions. Check it out here.

I also have an essay write-up on the Poets House (Re)Writing Culture panel featuring Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Craig Santos Perez. Check that out here.

InDigest Magazine is having a 3 year anniversary reading & I've been invited! There will be broadsides & an amazing line-up featuring: Becca Klaver , Martin Rock , Leigh Stein , Ronaldo V. Wilson , Erica Wright , me , Bianca Stone , Jackie Clark and Autumn Giles. It's on December 12 at 7pm. All info here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Chapbook Round-up

I have been told that (Ir)Rational Animals is sold-out. Awesome. What a year! Thanks to all those who purchased a copy.

I have recently picked up (but not read) the following chapbooks:
The Archers by Macgregor Card
ATM by Chris Salerno
Office Work by Jackie Clark

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Here, Here, Here, Here!

I wrote an essay recap of an afternoon with Gary Snyder at the Poets House, you can read it here, I also have a review of C.D. Wright's whopper of a new book here.

There is a new ish of Small Doggies featuring some great poems by Amy Lawless.

Check out the new issue of Notnostrums which includes a video poem by Chris Martin.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Your Friday.

November 19, 7pm Stain of Poetry at Goodbye Blue Monday
Douglas Allen
Macgregor Card
Kathy Fagan
Richard Jeffrey Newman
Chris Salerno

St. Mark's Poetry Project Friday Nights 10pm curated by Brett Price

So, this coming Friday (19th) is the Poets' Potluck, which starts at 10pm and will feature work from a good bunch of people, including: Anelise Chen, Farrah Field, Patrick Morrissey, Kelly Ginger, Josef Kaplan, Christine Kelly, Dorothea Lasky, Chris Martin, Jamie Townsend, Jared White, Thom Donovan, Sara Wintz, and more. Bring a dish for free admission and come hang out.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Fri., Nov 12, 8pm
James Yeh
Hailey Higdon
Luke Bloomfield
Dan Magers
SATURDAY November 13, 2PM
POETS HOUSE, 10 River Terrace

(Re)writing Culture with Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Craig Santos Perez & Barbara Jane Reyes

In this panel, three young poet-scholars investigate the intersection of research and poetic practice, including Perez’s interest in ethnography and poetry, Reyes’s practice of rewriting/retelling Filipino mythology and Lee’s exploration of geography, psychology and the textuality of nations (focusing specifically on the United States and North and South Korea).

$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members
Yardmeter 13 presents:
readings by
Phill Provance
Natalie Lyalin
Ben Fama
and paintings by
Doug Campbell.

This all happens at
Shelton Walsmith's stuido,
7 p.m.,
November 13, 2010.
Please bring your own beverage.
Farrah Field & Christie Ann Reynolds

Sunday, November 14 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
82 W. 3rd St.
Zinc Bar Reading Series
Farrah Field’s first book of poems, Rising, won Four Way Books’ 2007 Levis Prize. Her poems have appeared in many publications and are forthcoming in Fou, Drunken Boat, and Mantis. She co-hosts a reading series called Yardmeter Editions and blogs at Her second book of poetry is forthcoming in 2012.

Christie Ann Reynolds is the author of Supermachine's first chapbook, Revenge Poems. idiot heart, a previous chapbook, was the 2008 winner of The New School Chapbook Competition. She teaches writing at Hofstra University and is co-curator of the Stain of Poetry Reading Series.

We request a $5 contribution.

Join us for a night of poetry & libation!

Readings by Craig Santos Perez, Jason Koo & Solmaz Sharif

Open bar, 4:00 - 5:00pm
...Reading begins promptly @ 5pm
$5 suggested donation

Poets' Bios:

Craig Santos Perez, a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guahan (Guam), is the co-founder of Achiote Press and author of two poetry books: from unincorporated territory [hacha] (Tinfish Press, 2008) and from unincorporated territory [saina] (Omnidawn Publishing, 2010). He received the Poets & Writers California Writer’s Exchange Award in 2010. He earned an MFA from the University of San Francisco and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Jason Koo is the author of Man on Extremely Small Island, winner of the 2008 De Novo Poetry Prize (C&R Press, 2009). He was born in New York City and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his BA in English from Yale, his MFA in creative writing from the University of Houston and his PhD in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. The winner of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Vermont Studio Center, he has published his poetry and prose in numerous journals, including The Yale Review, North American Review and The Missouri Review. He teaches at Lehman College, where he serves as Director of Graduate Studies in English. He lives in Brooklyn.

Born in Istanbul to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif holds a BA in Sociology and Women of Color Writers from U.C. Berkeley and an MFA in poetry from New York University. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in jubilat, Diagram, Witness, and PBS’s Tehran Bureau. Between 2002-2006, Sharif studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People. She is the managing director of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop.

Kundiman is dedicated to the creation, cultivation and promotion of Asian American poetry
Sunday, November 14 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Soda Bar
629 Vanderbilt Ave.
Brooklyn, NY
Readings and Conversation with:
Mairéad Byrne, Daniel Groves, Stephanie Barber, Andy Devine, Adam Robinson

MairĂ©ad Byrne emigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1994, for poetry. Her books include The Best of (What’s Left of) Heaven (Publishing Genius 2010), Talk Poetry (Miami University Press 2007), SOS Poetry (/ubu Editions 2007), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press 2003). She lives in Providence and teache...s at Rhode Island School of Design. Check out the new book at http://www.whatsleftofheaven/.

Daniel Groves was born and raised in Narragansett, Rhode Island, and educated at Johns Hopkins University. His first book, The Lost Boys, was recently published as part of the VQR Series (University of Georgia Press). His poems have appeared in Paris Review, Yale Review, Poetry, and Best New Poets 2005. He is on staff at the Sewanee Writers’ Conference.

Stephanie Barber is a multi media artist who creates meticulously crafted, odd and imaginative films and videos as well as performance pieces which incorporate music, literature, video and anything she is thinking about. She has had numerous solo screenings of her film and video work including shows at MoMA and Anthology Film Archives (both in NYC), San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center, Chicago Filmmakers and The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art. Her performances have been featured at the Baltimore Museum of Art, The Milwaukee Museum of Art, The Haggerty Museum of Art and galleries and artspaces around the world. Her book poems was published in 2006 by Bronze Skull Press and these here separated to see how they standing alone or the soundtrack to six films by stephanie barber, a book and DVD, was published in May 2008 by Publishing Genius. Included in this book is her experimental essay “the inversion, transcription, evening track and attractor” (the soundtrack for the video of the same name) which was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Andy Devine’s alphabetical fiction and essays have appeared in a variety of literary magazines, including New York Tyrant, Unsaid, Elimae, Everyday Genius, and Taint. In 2002, he was awarded the Riddley Walker Prize (for a work that ignores conventional rules of grammar and punctuation). In 2007, he published a chapbook, “As Day Same That the the Was Year” (Publishing Genius). In 2009, Andy Devine was awarded The Ivory-Billed Woodpecker Award (for fiction in the face of adversity). WORDS (2010, Publishing Genius) is his first book. Andy Devine Avenue — in Flagstaff, Arizona — is named after him.

Adam Robinson lives in Baltimore, where he runs Publishing Genius and plays guitar in Sweatpants, a rock band. His first book, Adam Robison and Other Poems, was just released by Narrow House. He writes for HTMLGIANT, the Internet literature magazine blog of the future.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Official & Unofficial Reccomendations for (Ir)Rational Animal

InDigest Magazine included (Ir)Rational Animals among their 10 favorite chapbooks for 2010. What an honor especially considering the company I'm included in. Check it out here!

On her blog, Sueyeun Juliette Lee wrote, "And for those of you who haven’t checked out his chapbook, you should check out (Ir)Rational Animals (Flying Guillotine Press), a delirious exploration of human (s/t)exuality."

Thomas Fink (via email) had this to say about the chapbook, "Thank you very much for (IR)RATIONAL ANIMALS. I hope we will get a chance soon to discuss your use of the page, which has ample innovative drive, and what I take to be an interesting doubling gesture about the issue (in both sense of the noun) of pornography--a kind of Bakhtinian double-voiced discourse or, more generally, heteroglossia."

Claire Donato (via a text message) said this about (Ir)Rational Animals, "Yr chapbook is rad! In the awesome sense. And radical! In the innovative sense. I love it! Treat to read yr work."

The Home Video Review of Books reviewed it here.

The chapbook is close to being sold out so if you want a copy go over here & pick one up.