First, check out Linh Dinh’s “Pick Up Lines” video-poem above for obvious reasons. I’m a fan of the man and his poetry too. I was torn between posting this and another called, “The Mind’s G-Spot“. Dinh’s got his finger on the pulse. At least one of them …
p.s. I love the “…lather you with my swerved voice” and ” …behind the basement of your sternum/the spasm at the lower end of your esophagus/Come, let us lie down on the timothy …” mixed with those background announcements, as in the bargain of environments contrasting/complementing~
In other news, I’ll try to be at one or both of these events this weekend — meet me there?
A Glorious Celebratory Festival Of Brief Readings From Some Recently Published & Highly Awesome Chapbooks To be Followed By Revelry
Friday, 6:00 pm @ St. Mark’s Poetry Project
A group reading curated by Matthew Zapruder (author of American Linden (Tupelo Press, 2002) and The Pajamaist (Copper Canyon, 2006), celebrating poetry from recently released award-winning and self-published chapbooks, featuring Dottie Lasky, Valzhyna Mort, Dan Chelotti, Kate Hall, Cindy King, Betsy Wheeler, Travis Nichols, Monica Fambrough, Lori Shine, Kathy Ossip, Cole Heinowitz and Stephanie Ruth Anderson. Note the early start time of this Friday night event! Bios: Dorothea Lasky is the author of three chapbooks: The Hatmaker’s Wife (Braincase Press, 2006), Art (H_NGM_N Press, 2005), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2004). Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, where she edits the Katalanche Press chapbook series (along with poet, Michael Carr) and is pursuing her doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania. Her first full-length book, Awe, is due out from Wave Books in the fall of this year. Valzhyna Mort was born in Minsk, Belarus. Her chapbook Favorites for Accordion was hand-made in spring 2006 in a couple of days for obscure reasons. Her first full-length collection of poems is coming out from Copper Canyon Press. Dan Chelotti’s chapbook, The Eights, was the winner of the 2006 PSA National Chapbook Fellowship. His poems can be found in Boston Review, Kulture Vulture, Tarpaulin Sky and other journals. He lives in Amherst, MA. Kate Hall lives in Montreal, where she co-edits Delirium Press chapbooks. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, and jubilat. Cynthia Arrieu-King is a doctoral student at the University of Cincinnati and an echocardiographer. Her chapbook The Small Anything City won the Dream Horse Press National Chapbook Contest for 2006. Betsy Wheeler’s poems have appeared in Forklift Ohio, The Hat, No Tell Motel, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pindeldyboz, Octopus, GutCult, Can We Have Our Ball Back and elsewhere. She is the author, with Dean Gorman, of Absolutely You. Co-editor of Pilot, and Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University, she lives and writes in a little cottage in Lewisburg, PA. Lori Shine is the author of Coming Down in White (Pilot Books). Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Canary, Conduit, Crowd, New AmericanWriting, and in Isn’t It Romantic: 100 Love Poems by Younger American Poets. She works as Managing Editor of Wave Books and lives in western Massachusetts. Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Search Engine, which won the APR/Honickman First Book Prize and was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and Cinephrastics, a chapbook of movie poems. Her poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Paris Review, Kenyon Review, American Poetry Review, the Washington Post, Fence, and Poetry Review (London). She teaches poetry workshops at The New School, where she serves as Editor at Large for LIT. Cole Heinowitz is a poet and scholar. Her most recent chapbook is The Rubicon (A Rest Press, 2007). She teaches literature at Bard College. Her previous chapbook, Stunning in Muscle Hospital, came out in 2002 from Detour Press. She is currently at work on a book about the relationship between British Romantic poets and Latin American revolutionaries. Stephanie Anderson’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Letters & Commentary, Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, DIAGRAM, Lit, Painted Bride Quarterly, and Typo. Her chapbook, In the Particular Particular, won the 2006 DIAGRAM/New Michigan Press Chapbook Contest. She lives and works in New York City. Travis Nichols grew up in Ames, Iowa. A graduate of the University of Georgia and the University of Massachusetts, he now lives in Seattle where he works as a freelance writer. He has published four chapbooks: The Empirical Field (811 Books), I am Trying to Be A Good Horse (Katalanche Press), Iowa (Braincase Press), and See Me Improving (Po Bus Press), all of which can be purchased from him super cheap. With Katie Geha, he curated the visual art exhibition Poets on Painters, which recently opened at the Ulrich Gallery in Wichita, Kansas. Monica Fambrough was born in Mableton, Georgia and was schooled at the University of Georgia and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in jubilat, Baffling Combustions, Filter, and Glitterpony. Black Beauty, published by Katalanche Press, is her first chapbook. She lives in Seattle.
LANGUAGE POETRY & THE BODY: A PANEL
Panelists include: Bruce Andrews, Steve Benson, Maria Damon, and Leslie Scalapino,
Moderated by Tim Peterson and erica kaufman
Saturday, May 12, 2007 — 3:45PM (sharp!)
Bowery Poetry Club
(308 Bowery, just north of Houston)
$6 admission goes to support the readers
“He believed if the woman on the right moved over to the left he could place her into the frame where a meadow lay beyond her. But it did not work out that way.”
“They ask her
what she’d think
if what she
thought was rock”
More music, via Stephanie King, not quite related to me. I love this song. Video soothes too. O, my heavy heavy, Fake Plastic Trees. I heart sentiment.