Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Sunday, February 25, 2007
The Octo-crew has gotten together and cranked out two new chapbooks for the AWP Bookfair: The Renaissance Sheet by Lily Brown (pictured above) and Book Reports by Jonah Winter (the limited edition hardcover versions). You should stop buy (see how I did that?).
After Atlanta, we'll be a bit more official about announcing these two books. We'll put a paypal button up then too.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
A. Bookfair Table #125. The roster is Typo, H_NGM_N, Forklift, Ohio, and Octopus, and much much more. We have books that we want you to read. And swag. Endless infinite swag.
B. Panel. Friday, 2 March 07 @ 12:00 – 1:15 pm. Virtually Infinite: The Broad Reach and Vast Potential of the Online Literary Journal. Panelists: editors of La Petite Zine, Failbetter, Coconut, MiPOesias, Action, Yes, & Octopus.
C. Poetry Party and Reading. 100% Dynamite Blow Up. Saturday, Mar. 3. 7 pm. Apache Cafe. No Tell Books. Black Ocean Press. Pilot Books. Octopus Books. Please, do not bring cupcakes to this.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
The Urge in Springfield, MO (all 14-18 times) (usually opened with Fragile Porcelain Mice)
Frogs in Chicago
Run-DMC/Pavement/The Apples in Stereo in Columbia, MO
Toadies/Hum in Springfield, MO (first real concert)
Superchunk/GBV in Columbia, MO
Rage Against the Machine/Wu-Tang Clan in St. Louis
Я люблю my Russian professor. This is how I wish I could teach.
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Sommer Browning (center stage behind the podium)
L to R: Neil's left arm, Julie Doxsee, Anthony Hawley, Sandy Florian's back and lovely scarf, Mathias Svalina, Ashley Payne's left hand.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The next The Clean Part is this Saturday, at the Sheldon, at 7pm. It has been so long since the last one. I bet you can't wait. Here's the lineup: Sandy Florian. Julie Doxsee. Sommer Browning. If you're hip, you should already be Florian/Doxsee/Browning scholars, but if you are not, go to the Clean Part site for links to some of their online poems. You're in for a real treat here. Brave the snow.
Ben made the posters. The info is in the snake's dialog box. It talks like this: zee cleeeeen paaaht. The lazer (laser?) coming from the snake's ruby eyes makes this sound: waowaowaowaowaowaowao and it does not kill things nor heat them, it enhances things, makes them more complex or larger.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
There's a new The Cupboard out. They have free print issues. You just have to print and fold the thing.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Z: Now what are you going to do with them?
M: I'm going to put them in there (light chuckle)
Z: And then what happens?
M: Um, I think we put 'em in your car and you take 'em (unitelligible)...What do you think? Is that what happens?
Z: That's what happens. (M places outgoing package in the postal service bin)
M: (Sings Elvis Costello's "Hand in Hand")
(Z's left shoe) (A stain in the carpet)