Thursday, March 24, 2011

Your Friday/ Your Saturday

Stain of Poetry: A Reading Series

Friday, March 25 · 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Goodbye Blue Monday

Come out and be wowed by the ever-awesome Jackie Clark!! Ben Fama!! Matt Reiter!! Bianca Stone!! Amish Trivedi!! and Genya Turovskaya!!

More info at

Yardmeter Editions

Saturday, March 26 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm

267 Douglass Street

Yardmeter 17 presents:

poetry readings by
Dan Magers and Francesca Chabrier,

a Max Ernst presentation
by Keith Newton,

and an operatic collaborative performance
featuring the music and visuals
of Rusty Banks and Karen Graffeo.

Please bring festive beverages.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Some Things

New issue of Action Yes!
New issue of So and So Magazine!
Lily Ladewig dig a wonderful write-up of the CUNY chapbook festival & one of the off-site readings. Read it here.

Slowdive - Machine Gun live Toronto 1994

Monday, March 14, 2011

Whenever We Feel Like It

An mp3 of the reading I did in Philly with Sam & Paige is live. You can listen here.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Poetry Project Will Never Be The Same

Sommer Browning and Mathias Svalina are reading together at the Poetry Project tomorrow night at 10pm.

Sommer Browning‘s first book of poems, Either Way I’m Celebrating, came out in February 2011 with Birds, LLC. She draws cartoons, writes poems, teaches bookmaking and, with Julia Cohen, curates The Bad Shadow Affair reading series in Denver, Colorado. Visit her at

Mathias Svalina is the author of one collection of poems, Destruction Myth (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2009), five chapbooks & five collaborative chapbooks, four of them written with Julia Cohen. He also has a hybrid-novella forthcoming, I Am A Very Productive Entrepreneur (Mud Luscious Press, 2011). With Zachary Schomburg he co-edits the online poetry journal Octopus Magazine & the small press Octopus Books. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Get Hanked for the both of us, will you?

Abraham Smith is reading tonight. In like 2.5 hours. I just found out about. Most people I know, still don't know about it. I wonder why the invite came so late. So few people can suddenly attend something with 2.5 hours notice. Sucks. Maybe you're not busy. Maybe you can go? He's reading Friday at Earshot too (another reading I won't be able to attend 'cause I'm going to catch up with Mathias & hopefully Sommer before they set the roof of the Poetry Project on fire with their awesomeness!)

Thursday, March 10 · 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238

Abraham Smith will be reading from his new book, HANK (Action Books). Jennifer L. Knox will be reading from her new book, THE MYSTERY OF THE HIDDEN DRIVEWAY (Bloof Books). It will be an evening full of that new book smell, and top shelf tequila.



Join us at Rose Live Music in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!

Friday, March 11 at 7:30 PM
@ Rose Live Music
Admission: $5 + FREE DRINK!

Guest Host: Peter Bogart Johnson

Traci Brimhall (author of Rookery)
Abraham Smith (author of Hank)
Amy Gall (The New School)
Nicole Dennis (Sarah Lawrence College)
Amy Meng (New York University)

ROSE LIVE MUSIC is located at 345 Grand Street in Brooklyn, between Havemeyer and Marcy. Visit their website for directions:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Dear Deer

I recently finished reading Sasha Steensen's chapbook, A History of The Human Family which you can purchase from Flying Guillotine Press here, or if you're in NYC/BK/Queens from Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop.

Although Steensen has out a couple of books with Fence, I did not know her work at all. I fell in love with this chapbook so will have to seek out her books. Here are some excerpts that I liked:

Anyone here know
what animation
what anima
what clod
what erring
what worship
what warship
what book is this
what tender plant, root of the dry ground
what reeds & rushes
what lame man leaps as a hart
what avalanche
what footpath into astonishment

I must bear it


we lived on the brink of a gorge
that was flat all around

like moon landings

Munich skin of the book
skin of the deer

like many-yeared
like landward
like me now groping
like skin of the buck

a great depth of moss

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Weekend in Books

What a last few days! I am exhausted. Thursday/Friday were the Chapbook Festival (highlights include selling Farrah Field's new chapbook to an enthusiastic Sasha Fletcher and the last copy of Dottie Lasky's baby broadside to Joshua Beckman).

Saturday Stain of Poetry (me/Christie Ann Reynolds, Erika Moya) CROWD, SuperMachine, and Poetry Time at Space Space had an off-site reading which was great (pics forthcoming).

Sunday, H & I strolled over (well, actually I limped 'cause for some reason my left foot is a bit swollen) to Berl's Brooklyn Poetry shop.

Here is a list of goods got:

from Berl's:

Ish Klein's Moving Day
Dottie Lasky's Tourmaline

from The Chapbook Festival:

We Are So Happy To Know Something (Vol 2)
Corduroy Mountain Issue 3
Carolyn Zaikowski's Ouch, Humans
Daniel Bailey's The Drunk Sonnets
Mc Hyland's Neveragainland
Lauren Ireland's Sorry It's So Small
Corrine Fitzpatrick's Zamboanguena
Dan Mager's broadside from Rope-a-dope
Zach Schomburg, Paige Ackerson-Kiely & Janaka Stucky broadside from Rope-a-dope

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Off-Site Chapbook Festival Readings!!!


NICOLE C. ( APARTMENT 4 ) (Dusie Kollektiv, 2011), by Jennifer H. Fortin

**with poetry readings by Nate Pritts & Jennifer H. Fortin**

Please come help celebrate the release of this new chapbook by hearing these two poets read their work.

Friday, March 4th Multifarious Array at Pete's Candy Store 7pm Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Jared White!!! Brian Foley!!! Chris Hosea!!! and C.S. Carrier!!!

SATURDAY, March 5 · 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Goodbye Blue Monday - 1087 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY

READINGS BY: Francesca Chabrier + Anelise Chen + MC Hyland + Dan Hoy + Lysette Elizabeth Simmons + Andrew Kenower + Erin Morrill + Macgregor Card + Brandon Downing + Will Edmiston

Presented by: Stain of Poetry Reading Series, CROWD, SUPERMACHINE, Poetry Time at Space Space and others!