Boston Review Poet Sampler: David J. Daniels
check out all the poems here POST-BARIUM Last week they lit your insides up by sci-fi periscope, and your insides up on the doctor’s screen blazed like a colonist’s map of the Congo: wherever the empire had set up shop all down the rich green river-stink were now fully functioning trading posts of pink or outposts of rot inverted pink that couldn’t be got at easily by knife nor chemo...
New Review of Andrew Grace’s Sancta New Video of Annie Guthrie
Andrew Joron on Barbara Guest the Surrealist
The whole piece can be found on the City Lights Blog “However, the complexity of Barbara’s character and creative process ensured that her composition of “surrealist poems” never followed Breton’s (early) formula of “pure psychic automatism.” I was witness to the often agonizing, spiritually perilous process of revision, self-doubt, and self-rescue that the making of each new poem (even,...
Colorado College’s Coburn Gallery is having a chapbook exhibit called “The Chapbook in the 21st Century: Efficiency/ Excess/Ephemerality” in connection with a course Ugly Duckling’s Matvei Yankelevich is teaching on letterpress printing. If you happen by Colorado Springs between March 27th and April 17th, happen by the exhibit. Meanwhile, between March 28th and March...
New York Tribute to Morgan Lucas Schuldt
New Yorkers, Consider attending this celebration of the life and work of poet Morgan Lucas Schuldt on Tuesday, March 27th. Flying Guillotine Press, who put out Morgan’s recent chapbook, organized the lovely event. See the Facebook event for more information.
New Colorado Review
Eileen Myles, David Buuck, CA Conrad
Small Press traffic has video recordings of Myles, Buuck, and Conrad reading together and answering questions.
Steve Evans on the Phonotextual Braid
Over at Jacket2, poetics scholar Steve Evans tackles the “Penelope-like task of weaving and unweaving what I call the ‘phonotextual braid,’ that intertwining of timbre, text, and technology that presents itself to us when we attend to recorded poetry.” His first article defines the terms.
Bad Shadow Archives
Poets Sommer Browning and Julia Cohen curate The Bad Shadow Affair, a reading series at Denver’s Lost Lake Lounge. This series has brought a rich variety of readers to the Denver community, and for your enjoyment, they’ve filmed along the way. Check out the Bad Shadow Archives online.
Do You Value The Examination of the Political in...
The Poetry Society of America, as part of their Red, White, & Blue campaign has a bunch of poets answering that question and more at their website. Who you ask? Charles Bernstein Rose Alcalá Joshua Clover & Juliana Spahr Ron Silliman Fady Joudah Prageeta Sharma Matthew Zapruder Rae Armantrout Douglas Kearney
Two Poems by Natalie Lyalin
Lyalin’s “Drank a Pine Tree” and “You Should See My White Vest” are up at Two Serious Ladies. Here’s the beginning of the first, and the page where you can find the rest. “Drank A Pine Tree” In a week you can so love someone Take them to the woods Wrap them in a fur cloak Point out tremendous lichen Singe a steak bone Then move into the woods This is...
Johannes Göransson and Joyelle McSweeney have a double-chapbook out from Ugly Duckling Presse: UDP says: Theoretically minded and practice oriented, McSweeney and Göransson’s interests range outside the literary mainstream and even the “experimental” literary mainstream, incorporating cutting-edge media theory, the aesthetics of abjection, and theories of disability as they...