Monday, September 27, 2010

 I'm starting my intro to film class this week. Here's what we're watching: La Strada (Fellini 1961), White Mane (LaMorisse 1953), Howl (Epstein/Friedman 2010), Blue Velvet (Lynch 1986), The Night of the Hunter (Laughton 1955), Do the Right Thing (Lee 1986), Wendy and Lucy (Reichardt 2008), Ballast (Hammer 2008), Bicycle Thieves (de Sica 1948), Killer of Sheep (Burnett 1977), Breathless (Godard 1960), My Winnepeg (Maddin 2007), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Wiene 1920). And some short films: A Girl's Own Story (Campion 1985), Peel (Campion 1982), Bartholomew's Song (2005), Kleingeld (Bochert 1999), Two Cars, One Night (Cohen 2003), Death to the Tinman (Tintori 2006), Alright Love (Valkama 2006), An Andalusian Dog (Bunuel and Dali 1929), Meshes of the Afternoon (Deren 1943), and some Svankmajer, Lynch, and Brakhage shorts.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

And then just like I knew it would, it came late one night, booming with slowness, from the fjords.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I wanted to give a shout out to my boy, Kevin Sampsell. His small press Future Tense is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Friday night. He was printing up chapbooks before email, while we were popping teal balloons at the eighth grade dance. Congrats, Kevin.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A set of 11 poems from a now complete manuscript, VIKING, are up at the inaugural issue of Dear Navigator. These are early versions of these poems (for one example, the current versions are written in first person, not third person) but this might give you a little peek into the larger narrative.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Feelings Using Wolves

Feelings Using Wolves, a third poetry chapbook collaboration between Emily Kendal Frey and Zachary Schomburg, is now available for purchase from Small Fires Press.

The chapbook is fully letterpressed and hand bound by Friedrich Kerksieck & currently available in a case bound limited edition of 26 lettered and signed copies. It costs $100, but can be purchased through September 22 for the lowered price of $75.

A soft bound edition of 74 copies will be available in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

From the Fjords

Spork Press has recently published a chapbook of mine called From the Fjords. It is a two-color letter pressed hard cover for only $10 + shipping and you can purchase it here. These are the first 25 poems of a larger manuscript in progress tentatively titled Fjords.

I could listen to my good friend Mathias talk about music all day long. Check out his Poets Off Poetry at Coldfront.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Belmont Street Fair yesterday.

Also, finished up MFNW with The Walkmen, and The National.

Top three bands this week (of the ones I saw live): Black Lips, Jeff the Brotherhood, The Thermals.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Evening #4:
Bands Seen: Cheap Girls, Jeff the Brotherhood, Japandroids
BIWICHSBHTM: Sleep, The Dodos, Smashing Pumpkins, The Decemberists, And And And, Menomena, and NoMeansNo

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Evening #3:
Bands Seen: Okkervil River, Black Lips, Typhoon, Bobby Bare Jr, Shark Blood, Male Bonding.
BIWICHSBHTM: The Mimicking Birds, Tallest Man on Earth, White Hinterland, Finn Riggins, Abe Vigoda, Shonen Knife.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Evening #2:
Bands Seen: Past Lives, Ted Leo & the Pharmacists, The Thermals.
BIWICHSBHTM: Reporter, Baroness

Thursday, September 09, 2010

This is my official MFNW wristband and that is my official MFNW facial hair growth.

Evening #1:
Bands Seen: Panda Bear.
BIWICHSBHTM (Bands I Wish I Could Have Seen But Had To Miss): 0

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

I wrote a record number of poems today. I had the fever. They're called "Miner Prayer," "The Woman Who Fell Out of the Sky," "Tiny Castles," "The Person Who Was Expected," and "Behind a Wall of Animals."

Monday, September 06, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

Typhoon is putting together a live set around some of my poems.