Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mathematical Poetry



Piotr Gwiazda:
Exquisite Corpse

Sunday, June 28, 2009

a d.a. levy satellite

a d.a. levy satellite
Editing by Ingrid Swanberg and Karl Young,
Big Bridge

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Underground Voices

John Grochalski:
Two Poems, Underground Voices, May 2009
Two Poems, Underground Voices, January 2009
Three Poems, Underground Voices, October 2008
Two Poems, Underground Voices, July 2008

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Sunset Debris

Ron Silliman:
Sunset Debris,
ubu editions 2002


Matvei Yankelevich:
Buttons, Action Yes

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Chinese Notebook

Ron Silliman:
The Chinese Notebook,
ubu editions 2004

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Anarchist Poem

John Cage:
Anarchist Poem, Anarchist Library
An Autobiographical Statement,
New Albion Records

Saturday, June 20, 2009

...and that is poetry

"I have nothing to say,
I am saying it, and that
is poetry."
- John Cage

The Music of Verbal Space

Marjorie Perloff:
The Music of Verbal Space:
John Cage's "What You Say"
Marjorie Perloff's homepage



Thursday, June 18, 2009

Poem Praise

Hal Sirowitz:
Poem Praise, Bob Holman
Hand drawn animation-poems
(Video), vodpod

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Van Gogh's Ear

The Flag

Piotr Gwiazda:
The Flag, Beltway Poetry Quarterly
Ivan Weiss reviews "Gagarin Street"
by Piotr Gwiazda, Jacket #31

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

like wind loves a window

"'the meaning of the protest is unknown but I long to join in'"
A review of Andrea Baker's like wind loves a window (Slope Editions, 2005)
by Jake Kennedy, Moria
Andrea Baker/Kate Greenstreet:
How has your first book changed your life?
Andrea Baker:
At the Seaport Restaurant, Drunken Boat #6

The forest and the trees

Genevieve Kaplan:
A Poem, The One Three Eight

Monday, June 15, 2009


Susan Yount:
Arsenic Lobster #6

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Separate Way

Charles Reznikoff:
Depression, Poetry Foundation
Poems from Separate Way (1936), EPC


Marcus Slease: GODZENIE, BlazeVOX

Henry Gould (2)

Henry Gould:
Poem from "July", Jacket Magazine #9
#3: The Old Swingset, Famous Reporter #33
IN RI: Part Two (excerpts), Negations

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Chris R./Victor M.

Matvei Yankelevich:
Chris R./Victor M.,
past simple

Notes From The Lake

Brandon Shimoda:
Two Poems, The Adirondack Review
Three Poems, coconut #3
Frank Lloyd Wrigth, TYPO #8
What It Would Have Been Like, Wyoming,
No Tell Motel

Friday, June 12, 2009

Carnivorous Saint

Harold Norse:
Two Poems,
Exquisite Corpse


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Harold Norse (1916-2009) II

Andrei Codrescu:
HAROLD NORSE (1916-2009),
Exquisite Corpse

Jane walks in

Daniela Olszewska:
blossombones, winter 2009

The Capsular Civilization

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Canal Dreams

David UU:

Harold Norse (1916-2009)

Harold Norse:
Three Poems,
Abalone Moon

The incarceration of the man holding a wine bottle

Arlene Ang:
Three Poems,
past simple #5

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

A Kingdom of Allusion, Pastiche and Revelation

Anna Kaluza:
A Kingdom of Allusion, Pastiche
and Revelation
, Book Institute/Poland

A poetics course


A poetics course w/
David Meltzer &
Neeli Cherkovski

July 21st through august 25th
6 consecutive Tuesday nights
7:00 – 9:30 pm

Presented by the
Bird & beckett
Cultural legacy project
653 chenery st., SF, ca 94131
$100 for All 6 sessions
in advance, or
$20 per session, on a
space available basis

We will talk about origins -- When
did poetry begin? Why do we
choose the poem as a primary
means of expression? What does it
mean to take on the identity of
"Poet?" These and other crucial
questions become the ground for
talking about the life of a poet over
time, and the relationship of poetry
to art and music. Haiku, Whitman
and Dickinson, modernists such as
W.C. Williams and H.D. -- along with
the poetry of today, will lead us to
look on the role of a poet in the
larger society.

Monday, June 08, 2009

NYC Rainbows

Project: NYC Rainbows

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Anarchist Manifesto

Thaddeus Rutkowski:
Two Poems,
Fox Chase Review, Winter/Spring 2009

Celebrating the Therapist

Arlene Ang:
Two Poems,
blossombones, winter 2009

A little bit of antipoetry

Angel Escobar:
Poems translated from Spanish
by Kristin Dykstra,

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Nico Vassilakis

Nico Vassilakis:

In Protracted Type, Nico Vassilakis provides us with a stunning and extensive survey of the impressive variety of his visual and conceptual work with language over the past several years. The book is punctuated with thoughtful statements about the nature of creating that work, of “finding your aleatoric self among the pencils”; i.e., coming to grips with the paradox of working subconsciously with language which is generally experienced as a conscious medium. In one of his statements he describes his creative process as a kind of disassociation: “I let my brain do the thinking. I watch it think for me…it makes the associations…maybe my brain thinks I’m staring and is piecing the puzzle together for me.” This is an excellent description of the creative process at its best.

Vassilakis has explored the possibilities of visual poetry from the outer limits of the purely letteral to the purely graphic, and the results are consistently stimulating and resonant: from enlarged and manipulated photos of typewriter keys and printed letters, to collaged cut-ups, to glyphic drawings, to concrete poetry, to photocopier artifacts, Vassilakis has given us a tour-de-force of styles and approaches. This is an essential work, and would be a bargain at three times the price.

John M. Bennett

the formula states, “a picture equals a thousand words.” what, then, is the formula when the image is itself language? and, that the language ranges from its initial formation slowly congealing afloat in the willful stage of conscious intent to its full and robust compositional form as a typographic-scape on a page?

to approach this collection, think first of a landscape artist’s precise use of topographic perspective at the marco level and the same artist as a still life painter at the micro level rendering the sensual curve of an apple in a tree within the macro-scape. then, transfer your trained eye and esthetic process onto and into vassilakis’ typographic-scapes and typographic-stills to wander with delight and wonder within one of the most comprehensive, serious and playful overviews and inner views of type and font with accents by hand to date.

karl kempton

A tour de force through visual poetry, Protracted Type is a place where, according to the author, "letters are vulnerable and cant always stand on their own." Within, our thoughts become interlaced with Vassilakis's perception of visual poetry from minimal to maximal with letters ranging from typewriter and digital through handwritten, shorthand, and altered text, text sometimes so overlayed as to become asemic. This is a thoroughly enjoyable and beautiful book.

Kathy Ernst

It’s drizzling on Admiral Way. Cigarette smoke trailing through his black hair, the Captain stands stock-still at the window, his sea legs steady, framed by the world he’s framing. He sees this series of black and white visual poems–and these poems are seen, composed, more than they are written–particulates, letters, phrases, fields of words before and after they construct their meaning, some sharp, some fuzzy, some slipping over the edge. At the center point of the glass, where inside and outside are indivisible, these poems fuse, the Captain’s eyes seizing–seized by–the world he perceives. At the very instant of our dissembling, he nods, our language comes together.

Crag Hill

Made in the U.S.A.

A.D. Winans:
Made in the U.S.A., Big Bridge #10
70th Birthday Poem, Exquisite Corpse

Paul A. Green

Paul A. Green:
QBSAUL HYPERTEXTS - Paul A. Green's Home Page
Radio QBSaul - Welcome to Radio QBSaul, podcasting,
audio theatre, poetry, music and sound by Paul A Green
and guests

"If poetry is nice then it is dead"

Eileen Myles:
I Hate Poetry,
Harriet the Blog

Friday, June 05, 2009

Mark Yakich, Matvei Yankelevich (Interviews)

Mark Yakich:
Liberal Arts Opportunities Inspire Openness...
INTERVIEW, Illinois Wesleyan University
Matvei Yankelevich
from Ugly Duckling Press,
Interview by Johanna Knox,
The Quiet World Project

Thursday, June 04, 2009

A Panel On Excess

K. Silem Mohammad:
Action Yes

Monday, June 01, 2009

Mike Topp: Stuyvesant Bee, Volume 1, Issue 77

Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor:
Poems, andrewtaylorpoetry.com
Interview with Andrew Taylor,
Epic Rites Journal