Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Octopus #10. Please, pace yourselves.

80 Poets

Claire Hero
Jane Wong
CD Wright
Phil Cordelli
Demosthenes Agrafiotis
translated by John Sakkis and Angelos Sakkis
Paul Fattaruso
Cecily Parks
Laura Sims

Ada Limon
Anthony Hawley
Karyna Mcglynn
Jessica Bozek
David Goldstein
Hillary Gravendyk
Christopher Salerno
Martha Ronk

Lewis Warsh
Geoff Bouvier
Jeff Downey
Matvei Yankelevich
Juliet Cook
Dorothea Lasky
Linh Dinh
Julie Doxsee

Greta Wrolstad
GC Waldrep
Vincent Zompa
Cesar Vallejo
translated by Rachel Galvin
Jordan Davis
Sandra Simonds
Emily Kendal Frey
Will Oldham

Hiraide Takashi
translated by Sawako Nakayasu
Caroline Knox
Bronwen Tate
Allison Titus
Erica Ehrenberg
Cynthia Cruz
Lara Glenum
Brett Price

Karen Volkman
Laura Mullen
Rob Schlegel
Sara Veglahn
Adam Clay
Nathan Bartel
Sandra Miller
Brenda Hillman

Robyn Schiff
Tomaz Salamon
trans Brian Henry
Steve Langan
Cate Peebles
Chad Reynolds
Sandy Florian
Dave Carillo
DA Powell

Dan Hoy
Daniel Coudriet
Craig Foltz
Laura Solomon
Eugen Jebeleanu
translated by Matthew Zapruder & Radu Ioanid
Claire Becker
Jason Bredle
Jen Tynes

Cynthia Arrieu King
Peter Jay Shippy
KC Trommer
Stephanie Strickland
Susan Cronin
Stephanie Anderson
Michael Ives
Bethany Wright

Anne Marie Rooney
Shane MacRae
Michael Loughran
Karla Kelsey & Peter Yumi
Raymond Queneau
translated by Rachel Galvin
Heather Green
Grace Egbert
Brenda Iijima

Reviews of

Gabriel Gudding’s Rhode Island Notebook
Ariana-Sophia M. Kartsonis’ Intaglio
John Keene and Christopher Stackhouse’s Seismosis
Shin Yu Pai’s Sightings: Selected Works (2000-2005).
Max Winter’s The Pictures
Cate Marvin’s Fragment of the Head of a Queen
Richard Meier’s Shelley Gave Jane a Guitar
Matias Viegener and Christine Wertheim’s The noulipian Analects
Lisa Robertson’s The Men


Robbie Q. Telfer
Lesley Jenike
Karla Kelsey
Joshua Butts
Kathleen Rooney
Stan Apps
Michael Flatt
Lucy Ives

And an Interview
with Dorothea Lasky By Joshua Marie Wilkinson

Editors: Zachary Schomburg & Mathias Svalina
Contributing Editor: Brandon Shimoda
Website Design: Denny Schmickle
Editorial Assistant: Alisa Heinzman
Intern: Chelsea Dappen

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

There is a poem of mine up over at Linebreak. I like Linebreak a lot. It is a place you should visit frequently. My poem is called "January Monster" and if you click in the right place you can have Heather Christle read it to you. It is a poem I lost faith in for some reason and removed from this new manuscript, but when Heather Christle reads it, I believe. I believe in it again. Like some poems in the rest of the manny, it has pants in it, a hole in the roof, a red light. Thanks, Heather.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Books I've been spending some time with recently:

Top: the Clean Part Three. Bottom: Anthony Hawley, who's reading next month, and Julia Cohen. It was a great time, if you like good times.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Betsy Wheeler, Julia Cohen, and Mathias and I got some Thai food then walked around the state capitol building before the Clean Part reading. Lincoln is the capitol of Nebraska.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy 10th birthday, thing I love so hard.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Marco Simonelli is going to translate some Man Suit poems into Italian. I'm a big deal in Italy. This is a pic he sent me of his mead notebook in action on "Full of Knives."

Denise Brady of Brady Press made a handsome little edition of 7 poems from Scary, No Scary. There's just one, so all I have are these pics. It will be auctioned off at the Medici fundraiser for the art department. She's planning to make more, so that's good. I want one. Maybe even you do, I don't know.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Chess update: AC 0 - ZS 1

Monday, February 11, 2008

Do you like poetry? I do. What are you doing Saturday night? Wanna go to the Clean Part with me? John Gallaher, Wayne Miller, and Betsy Wheeler are reading. We can sit by each other. Maybe hold hands.

Friday, February 08, 2008

A and I are going to Wisconsin this weekend to visit M and J before their family increases by 50%. We like them a lot. And I look forward to the drive. O all of Iowa!

I'm packing these books, a few of my little AWP nuggets, for company:

A Mule-Shaped Cloud by Sarah Bartlett and Chris Tonelli
Vale Tudo by Summer Browning
Mommy Must Be a Fountain of Feathers by Kim Hyesoon
A Murmuration of Starlings by Jake Adam York
Circumference Issue 6

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

This is a picture of Andrews Hall, where my office is. I'm not in New York anymore. I went to school today.

This is a picture of Andrews Hall from the opposite direction as I left school today.

This is a picture I took after turning around from taking that last picture. I'm going to go catch the bus.

This is a picture I took of pineapples (and pears). I went to Leon's to get some bananas, and I did get some bananas, but I ended up taking a picture of the pineapples. I want more pineapple in my life.

Listening to:

Band of Horses - Cease to Begin
Yndi Halda - Enjoy Eternal Bliss
Godspeed You! Black Emporer - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Low - The Curtain Hits the Cast
Elliot Smith - Figure 8
Flying Canyon - Flying Canyon
Radio Bros - The Singing Hatchet
Hayden - Everything I Long For