Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Top Ten fav active baseball players as of today:
1. Carlos Zambrano
2 Josh Beckett
3 Carl Crawford
4 Prince Fielder
5 Dustin Pedroia
6 CC Sabathia
7 Ken Griffey Jr.
8 Alex Gordon
9 Felix Pie
10. Lastings Milledge
Top Ten fav Superchunk songs:
1. Detroit Has a Skyline - Here's Where the Strings Come In
2. Precision Auto - On the Mouth
3. Hyper Enough - Here's Where the Strings Come In
4. Makeout Bench - Incidental Music 1991-1995
5. Driveway to Driveway - Foolish
6. Her Royal Fisticuffs - Cup of Sand
7. Like a Fool - Foolish
8. On the Mouth - Mower (B side)
9. Throwing Things - No Pocky for Kitty
10. Invitation - Incidental Music 1991-1995
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Octopus Books made a showing in the newest Small Press Points in Poets & Writers. Not bad. Not bad. And now that you got me talking about Octopus Books, here's a little notice: we're down to about 10 sets of Octopus #8. And we ain't making more. So. And we're sold out of Lily Brown's chapbook (though we'll put a PDF of it on the site). See what happens when you sit on your hands? We'll get the site updated soon--when we make our official announcement for the full-length we selected from the April readings. We've made up our minds--we just have to clear our throats first.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I scored my copy of Mathias Svalina's chapbook Why I Am White last night and read most of it right there in front of the author. It is pretty brilliant--a mysterious and brave little book all about whiteness. It'll make you laugh somewhat uncomfortably then it'll make you laugh comfortably. In Why I Am White, Mathias is being as ironic as he is sincere, and he is being very sincere.
This is the first of Mathias' 27 collections he will publish in his lifetime. I suggest you start buying his stuff now. You know, at the beginning.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
After what seems like an arduous but successful stint with a dating service, I've decided on a Russian-language poet to translate. His name is Геннадий Айги (1934 - 2006). He fits my 5 fold set of criteria. I started on my first poem from a little book of his this past week. It's good and as far as my research tells me, yet untranslated (into English). I feel like I am having a very slow, very meaningful conversation with him. That's him there smoking a cig at his table and me hiding in what he thinks is a television.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Dear Clean Part fanatics, I hope you've all purchased your 2007 calendars by now, because I'm going to give you a good reason to mark them up.
The 2007/8 season. 6 readings. 18 poets. All at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. Ayyyyy!
Sat 9-8 Joyelle McSweeney, Johannes Göransson & John Gallaher
Sat 10-27 Ana Bozicevic-Bowling & Julia Cohen & Ken Rumble
Sat 12-1 Jen Tynes & Jason Bredle, Cynthia Arrieu-King & Dorothea Lasky
Sat 1-19 Claire Becker, Lily Brown & Steve Langan
Sat 2-16 Lori Shine & Betsy Wheeler
Sat 3-8 Kate Greenstreet, Alex Lemon & Adam Clay