Monday, December 27, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

ver(a)rt gallery

ver(a)rt gallery
3rd and Warren. N of Key Arena
Tuesday, December 14th from 6 to 8 PM. Performance at 7.

Please join us for the opening of A Poem Is Nothing, an irreducible poet show. Reacting to Laura Riding Jackson's endless returns to nothing as an ethic and an engine on the virge of, and wholeheartedly opposed to, social reality. For Jackson, nothing was the poem, opposed entirely to music and art, exploding out of an unreal self, unmaking the tools and words it finds along the way, only to be realized, regrettably, by tenacious acts of criticism.
With this in mind, 4 poets were asked to show work to spatialize such a poetry of or from nothing.

The show will feature performances by James Yeary, Nico Vassilakis, and a Gaburo Ensemble from Olympia (performing Lingua II: Maledetto; performers include David Wolach, Arun Chandra, and Elizabeth Williamson)

The show features works by

Bethany Ides (NY)

Urban Subjects: Jeff Derksen, Sabine Bitter, Helmut Weber (Vancouver)

Donato Mancini (Vancouver)

Nico Vassilakis (Seattle)


An online zine run by Will Owen at Pilot Books, SEATTLE


Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

The Tibetan Stroboscope

d.a. levy:
The Tibetan Stroboscope,

instructions for light

Crystal Curry:
Two Poems, Moria
Five Poems, Action Yes

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Friday, December 03, 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Raindance Interview with Mick Jones

Arlene Ang

Arlene Ang:
Blood Orange Review

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

On Buying our Daughter a Camera

Jalina Mhyana:
Two Poems,
Slow Trains Literary Journal

Monday, November 29, 2010


Sunday, November 28, 2010

River of Red Wine

Jack Micheline:
Selections from River of Red Wine,

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pacific Madrone

Linda Russo:
Pacific Madrone, Spiral Orb
A Selection of "Faiku", X Poetics

Friday, November 26, 2010

In Calling, Get Ready

Monte Baldo

Annie Freud:
Monte Baldo,
The Guardian

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wreck of the Deutschland


Grzegorz Wróblewski:
from Kopenhaga,
translated from Polish
by Piotr Gwiazda
AGNI Online

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sasquatch Stories

Mike Topp:
Sasquatch Stories,
Publishing Genius

Our Chrome Arms of Gymnasium

Crystal Curry:
Our Chrome Arms of Gymnasium,
Slope Editions

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Tom Jenks (Blart)

Tom Jenks:
ITEMS 51-100,
Blart #1

Friday, November 05, 2010

Mike Topp; Stuyvesant Bee, Volume 1, Issue 94


Amy De'Ath:
Amy De'Ath Blog

Monday, November 01, 2010


John Kinsella:
AGNI Online

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Nico Vassilakis:
DECK, Five Visual Poems,
Otoliths #19

Friday, October 29, 2010

Irish Ninja

Marcus Slease:
Irish Ninja (revision in progress),
from the notebook,

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Repeating Allen

Eileen Myles:
Repeating Allen,
Poets. org


Amy King:
Octopus Magazine #14

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Amy King:
Two Poems,

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Friday, October 08, 2010

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Something Else

Piotr Gwiazda:
Something Else,

The Lean Season

Arlene Ang:
The Lean Season,
Literary Bohemian

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Poets for Living Waters - Amy King


*Dancing Poetry*, Saturday September 18, 12:00 noon with poet Ana Elsner

Florence Gould Theater
California Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum
Lincoln Park,
34th Avenue
San Francisco

Annual Dancing Poetry Festival presenting poetry and dance as a unified art form.
The Grand Prize winning poem by Ana Elsner has been choreographed
and will be danced by Natica Angilly's Poetic Dance Theater Company
along with other dance interpretations.



*The Questions Project - Chapter Three*, Tuesday September 21 with poet Ana Elsner

1345 Grant Avenue
San Francisco

Reception 6pm - 10pm

On exhibit: Graphic art by Bill Mercer incorporating written lines of poetry.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010


Eileen Myles:
Jacket Magazine #2

klipschutz - three poems

Three Poems,
Evergreen Review

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bombing of Poems over Berlin 2010

The intervention Bombing of Poems over Berlin/Regen der Gedichte über Berlin (2010)
was done last month over the Lustgarden of the city. Local news remark that about 8000 people attend the event.

Please find attached the link to the official video and other news report.


News at The Guardian and The New Yorker

This event was realized in collaboration with Literaturwerkstatt

It was possible thanks to

Dirección de Asuntos Culturales (DIRAC) del Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Chile/ Langen Nacht der Museen/ Auswärtiges Amt/ Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes-Chile/ Embassy of Chile in Berlin/ Dulce Compania / Rattapallax/ Stiftung Preußische Seehandlung/ Chapman-Freeborn/ DesignPolitics/ Magia-Diseño & Thanks the many people that support us and help to makes this event possible.

We would be very grateful if you would forward this email to anyone you think might be interested and apologies for any cross-posting.

More details about the project

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

James Turrell at Pace-3

the lone protestor

William Allegrezza:
the lone protestor,
wheelhouse magazine

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thursday, September 09, 2010

The Radioactive Kid

Tim Turnbull:
All the World, Thunder Sandwich #15
The Radioactive Kid, The Scottish
Poetry Library

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Saturday, September 04, 2010

The Onion

Kurt Schwitters:
The Onion (Merzpoems 8),
translated by Peter Wortsman,
Cambridge Literary Review

Friday, September 03, 2010

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

halfcircle poetry journal

The first issue of halfcircle poetry will be available from the 5th October in Oxford and Cambridge. We are now taking submissions for our first few editions. All interesting contemporary original poetry welcome. Submissions to,

Monday, August 30, 2010

New Aging

The Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design presents New Aging, an international conference on aging and architecture.

New Aging is a uniquely strategic conference, complemented by hands-on workshops, matchmaking sessions, and open houses at collaborating institutions. Guests within and outside of the design profession will provide the professional and visionary background of the conference, leading to a manifesto on "New Aging" in architecture.

New Aging will investigate recent advances in architecture and urbanism dealing with age-related challenges; ones that assure the best utilization with the utmost dignity for age.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fabricating a Donald Judd Sculpture

Antonia Juhasz

Bird & Beckett Books & Records
653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

415-586-3733 --

Thursday, Sept. 9 at 7:00 pm
The Bird & Beckett Political Book Discussion Group hosts
A Talk with Antonia Juhasz
director of Global Exchange's Chevron Project
and author of
The Tyranny of Oil:
The World's Most Powerful Industry
and What We Must Do To Stop It

Antonia will discuss her book and her ongoing research into the offshore oil spill in the
Gulf of Mexico that began with the April 20, 2010 explosion of BP's "Deepwater Horizon" rig.

She has been making frequent trips to the Gulf region
and is at work on a new book about the disaster, due to be published in April 2011.

15 free tickets for reserved seats are available in advance
at the bookshop on a first-come, first-served basis.
No phone reservations for these tickets, please.
Ticket holders must arrive before 6:45 pm the evening of the talk.

Please note that seating is very limited.
Total capacity is approximately 25 seated, 15 standing.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Towards The City

Yutaka Takanashi,
"Towards The City",
Galerie Priska Pasquer

This man of mud and marrow...

Jim Goar:
Two Poems,
gangway 40

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 23, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Drowning in Wheat

John Kinsella:
Drowning in Wheat,
Poetry Out Loud

White Space

Gary Lehmann:
White Space,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Grave On The Wall

Brandon Shimoda:
The Grave On The Wall,
Action Yes, Vol. 1, Issue 14, Summer 2010

Comics I like

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Water Walk

Brown Water

Amy Corbin:
Brown Water,
The Shine Journal

Monday, August 16, 2010

Karaman (Anatolia)

Marcus Slease:
Karaman (Anatolia),

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Inside JG Ballard's archive

Inside JG Ballard's archive,
by Tim Martin, Telegraph

Alison Stine's Many Hats

Alison Stine's Many Hats:
An Interview by Serena Agusto-Cox,
32 Poems

Monday, August 09, 2010


John Grochalski:
bacon, Eclectica Jul/Aug 2010

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Tuesday, August 03, 2010


Piotr Gwiazda:
Otoliths #18

Monday, August 02, 2010

Sunday, August 01, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Banksy at Disneyland

Jarmusch With You

Grzegorz Wróblewski:
Jarmusch With You, Two Years Ago, Today,
The Post-Literate (R)Evolution
Two Poems, translated by Agnieszka Pokojska,
Jacket Magazine #40
Poems, The PIP (Project for Innovative Poetry)

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Beat Poet Anne Waldman

Nickel Beach

Amy Corbin:
Nickel Beach, Every Day Poets
Tickled, Word Riot

Road Scholar

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

So Many Different Lengths Of Time

Mugla (Turkish wedding)

Marcus Slease:
Two Poems, gangway 40
What Happens, DIAGRAM
Introduction to Logic, Octopus Magazine
Mugla, Orthodoxies, LATO 2010

The amazing Mr. Prynne

J.H. Prynne, Poems (Bloodaxe Books, #12),
The amazing Mr. Prynne, by Leo Mellor,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010


Jalina Mhyana:
Borrowers, Ghoti Magazine
The Man Who Folds Crickets, Margin
Palms And Planets, Moondance

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Poetry for Boys (3)

Amy De'Ath:
Poetry for Boys (vi),
Amy De'Ath Blog

After Time

Matvei Yankelevich:
Two Poems, gangway #40

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A Call to Poets

A Call to Poets by A.D. Winans

Poets unite
Forget about a career
In poetry
And concentrate on the
Quit turning out
Factory assembly
Line poems
Quit trying to imitate
Poets unite
Listen to your brothers
And sisters
Quit being the first poet
To read and the first to leave
Quit using words
As preaching tools
When all over the world
People are starving
Dying and committing genocide
As we stand on stage well fed
Begging for applause
Playing to the audience
Telling our most intimate secrets
Pretending to be knowledgeable
When we know so little
Rams out fucking sheep
Poets playing trick-or-treat
Politicians beating their meat
Whores making it under the sheets
Predators lined-up with elbow grease
Landlords waiting to cancel your lease
It’s gotten so bad
You can’t tell the real
From the elite
Everyone has become a carbon copy
Of themselves
Take a number
Step up on stage
Rattle the cage
Let loose your rage
Be sure to wear your page
(The call you miss may be from God).
As we rival Ringling Brothers
Standing tall standing proud
Working the crowd
Like a carnie hustler
I call for all poets
To put down their poems
For 72 hours
Give up “my space” for a week
Take a Kaufman vow of silence
Help an old woman across the street
Serve a holiday meal at Saint Anthony’s
Quit sending out manuscripts for a month
And spend the saved postage
Helping the homeless
Sell your signed copies of Bukowski
And Ginsberg and give the proceeds
To war victims in Iraq
Pay homage at Malcolm
X’s grave
Hoist one for Robert Kennedy
Ride a boxcar for
Woody Guthrie
Say twelve Hail Mary’s for Ali
Sing a song for Selena
Say a prayer for Allen
Take the Eskimo out
Of Eskimo pie
Scalp Ted Turner with the
Atlanta Brave’s own tomahawk
Rename “Hooters” Bar
And hire Male waiters
To serve in jockey shorts
Legalize prostitution
Campaign to have cops arrested
For disturbing the peace
Tell the Pope that
You’re giving up drugs and the church
To worship at the
Altar of Walt Whitman
Make Kenneth Patchen required reading
Visit an animal shelter
Save a pet from its owner
Volunteer for meals on wheels
Deliver food to the disabled
Give up center stage ego driven mania
For a trip to the park at dusk
Invest in yourself instead
Of interest bearing bank accounts
Meditate instead of masturbate
Make love instead of fuck
Set fire to Naropa
To prove you’re more than
A poet junkie
Sign a petition to replace Bush
With Bob Dylan
And give America a real high
Take a bookstore owner to dinner
Talk child talk
Translate gibberish
Put ego aside
Quit ingratiating yourself with one poet
At the expense of another poet
Do a soul dance for James Brown
Remember that life is but
A warm-up for the dance to come
Quit visiting the graves
Of Kerouac and Bukowski
Return to the world
Of the living
Put the poet back
Into poetry
Make me want to believe
In you again

“A Call to Poets” was published as a chapbook by Green Bean Press in 2002, republished by 24th Street Irregular Press as a free poetry pamphlet, and later by the same press in a thumb sized poetry booklet release. It has appeared in a number of literary journals both here and abroad. It has been recently slightly revised by the poet to bring it up to date.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Friday, July 02, 2010

Notes from The Dustbowl

Jim Goar:
Four poems from
"Notes from The Dustbowl"
Jacket Magazine #40

A Marzipan Factory

A Marzipan Factory
Grzegorz Wróblewski
(translated from the Polish by Adam Zdrodowski)
112 pages
Otoliths, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9807651-1-3
$15.95 + p&h

A Marzipan Factory is the most original and enticing book of poems I have read in years. It is Kafkaesque and yet tender, cynical and yet warm, elliptical and yet wholly immediate. Grzegorz Wróblewski can take the most ordinary of phenomena and then give them the twist of a knife: to "spare" the life of a living organism—a "dry" tangerine for instance—is, from another angle, to forget it. The pleasures and terrors of sex, of age, of the fear of death, of the deceptions of our social life, have rarely been so brutally—yet wittily and charmingly—documented as they are in these short, often gnomic poems, surprisingly well rendered in Adam Zdrodowski’s translation. Grzegorz Wróblewski restores one’s faith in the power of lyric poetry to renew itself. — Marjorie Perloff

Grzegorz Wróblewski's poems are ironic and serious, quick and probing, nailed to place and character but soaring in imagination. If you haven't read his poems, it's not too late to start and this new volume is the perfect place to do that. — John Z. Guzlowski

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

SAVE THE GULF, San Francisco

Poetry for Boys

Amy De'Ath:
Poetry for Boys (i),
Amy De'Ath Blog

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010


Pumpkin Candy

Marcus Slease:
Pieces, Spork Press
Poems, storySouth
Covent Garden (Central London),
MAYDAY magazine

Downtown San Francisco

A.D. Winans:
the outlaw poetry network

Friday, June 25, 2010


An Interview with Alan Kaufman,
by Mr. Greg, The Tatooed Jew

Dan Flavin at David Zwirner Gallery, Fall 2009

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010


Christian Hawkey:
Poetry International Web

The Rape of the 15 Year-old

John Grochalski:
Three Poems,
Carcinogenic Poetry

Anne Waldman at the NYS Writers Institute in 2009

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Girls

Grzegorz Wróblewski:
Two Poems, translated from Polish
by Adam Zdrodowski, Guernica

Francesca Beard's Favourite Childhood Poem

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Language Is Hell

Nico Vassilakis:
Language Is Hell,

Monday, June 14, 2010


Sunday, June 13, 2010

Congo: 50 years, 50 faces

Roger Baelongandi, priest, Kisangani
Photograph: Stephan Vanfleteren/Panos Pictures

Congo: 50 years, 50 faces

The Temple

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tom Jenks: *

Tom Jenks:
* (Sampler)
if p then q


Friday, June 11, 2010

Charles Potts: The Homestead Act, Korea 2006


Michael Rothenberg:
IRINA, The Argotist Online

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 09, 2010


Grzegorz Wroblewski:
The New Post-literate: A Gallery Of Asemic Writing

Monday, June 07, 2010

Caesaeran Toothbrush

Eileen Myles:
Caesaeran Toothbrush,
Past Simple #8

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Ticky Tacky

Tom Clark:
Eleven Poems,
Jacket Magazine #40

That Obscure Object

Piotr Gwiazda:
That Obscure Object,
Diagram 10.1

Saturday, June 05, 2010

New Vispoems by Nico Vassilakis

Nico Vassilakis:
New Vispoems,
Crg Hill's poetry scorecard

Friday, June 04, 2010




A Benefit for The Louisiana Bucket Brigade

SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010 2:00 — 5:00 p.m.

The Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma 707-762-3565


Terri Carrion, Pat Nolan, Bill Vartnaw,

Katherine Hastings, Michael Rothenberg, Zack Fortune,
David Madgalene and Sonoma County Poet Laureate Gwynn O'Gara



All proceeds go to The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, a non-profit 501(C)3 environmental health and justice organization tracking the impact of the BP oil spill and preventing the impact from being "swept under the rug". Donations are tax-deductible. Checks accepted.

Escape from Radial City

Paul A. Green:
Escape from Radial City,
nthposition online magazine

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Dear Friends of Big Bridge,
We are pleased to announce the final Supplement of Big Bridge's Epic Tribute to New Orleans. When we set out to offer this tribute to the magical and great City of New Orleans we had no idea it would take two years and three installments. Gratitude to Jack Krick and Mary Sands Woodbury for webmastering us through this enormity. And thank you for your patience in allowing this tribute to evolve. There is no shortage of wonders to be found within!
Love to you all! And LONG LIVE NEW ORLEANS!!!


Complete New Orleans Tribute Issue



Photographing the Ninth Ward
Images of New Orleans After Katrina by John Rosenthal

Diane di Prima
A Retrospective Collection of Essays

Home Again, Home Again
A Memoir by Ron Loewinsohn

Perfiles de la Noche / Profiles of Night
Mujeres poetas de Venezuela/Women Poets of Venezuela
A Selection from the Bi-lingual Anthology
Original complete text selected and translated by Rowena Hill
Co-edited by Pen de Venezuela and bid & co.
Selection for online edition by Terri Carrion
Poetry by
María Auxiliadora Álvarez, Edda Armas, Enriqueta Arvelo Larriva,
María calcaño, Laura Cracco, Ida Gramcko, Patricia Guzmán, Veronica Jaffe,
Maritza Jiménez, Rowena Hill, Martha Kornblith, Luz machado, María Isabel Novillo,
Cecilia Ortiz, Hanni Ossott, Yolanda Pantin, Emira Rodríguez, Margara Russotto,
María Clara Salas, Elizabeth Schön, Blanca Strepponi, Ana Enriqueta Terán,
Alicia Torres, Elena Vera, Carmen Verde Arocha, Miyo Vestrin

Wendy Babiak Jim Christy Hans Plomp Robert Priest

Ed Coletti Jeff Crouch Diana Magallon and Jeff Crouch John Martone Spencer Selby

edited by Vernon Frazer
Tom Bradley Seth Phelps Stefani Christova Jordan Zinovich
Jefferson Hansen Joe Clifford Christopher Brookhouse Andy Stewart

Allan Graubard reviews Gherasim Luca
Paul Martinez Pompa reviews Francesco Levato's translation of Tiziano Fratus
Jack Foley reviews Katherine Hastings
Roberts French reviews Anne Valley-Fox
Art Beck reviews Neeli Cherkovski
Steve Dalachinsky & Yuko Otomo review Gerald Nicosia
Billey Rainey reviews Stephen Bett
Wanda Phipps reviews a performance by Delirious Dances

An Interview with Choreographer Edisa Weeks
Interviewer: Wanda Phipps


A Time in Fragments
Poem by Clark Coolidge; Drawings by Nancy Victoria Davis

Big Bridge New Orleans Sturm und Drang Anthology. Edited by Dave Brinks and Bill Lavender. Introductory notes for work by 30 artists and 90 writers.

Slow Poetry Edited by Dale Smith . One of the most refreshing and promising developments in poetry in recent years, Slow Poetry does not propose another sectarian or clique position, but rather methods of reading and attitudes toward production which could apply to most genres in the current scene or likely to emerge in the near future. The approach has a strong base in concepts and needs made more apparent than ever by current ecological and economic concerns.

Beauty Came Groveling Forward: Selected South African Poems and Stories. Edited by Gary Cummiskey. This collection was meant to show the diversity and spirited character of current South African writing. It contains work by some celebrated writers, and some whose work has not received wide circulation even in its home country. Without the problems caused by canon formation or trying to be totally comprehensive, this group of poems and stories is free to work outside the stereotypes and preconceptions of South Africa and allow the participants to show what they can do as individuals.

All This Strangeness: A Garland for George Oppen. Edited by Eric Hoffman. Commentary on Oppen has grown slowly, unobtrusively, and steadily, until it now forms a major body in itself. This collection of essays evaluates that body of criticism in less partisan terms than many of its predecessors, seeking to focus on individual poems and prosody in a broad historical context, going beyond the dichotomies that dominated the 20th Century and making room for further types of relevance in current literary and social dispensations.

Sephardic Proverbs. Collected and translated by Michael Castro. Proverbs act on many of the same principles as other miniatures, such as haiku. Like stand-alone couplets and quatrains used in everything from toasts to insults, they also include a strong element of collaboration and evolution. As a look at a tradition or a type of poem, this collection can stay with a reader a long time.

Post-Beat Anthology. Reprint from the Chinese anthology, with brief intro. Edited by Vernon Frazer. How would you edit a collection of poems with that title for a Chinese audience? Probably not the same way Frazer has. That's one of the things that makes it interesting and refreshing.

as per Le Roman de la Rose, for example. An Anthology of Middle East Genocide Edited by Arpine Konyalian Grenier How does the cruel and unusual work for you through art, whether it comes from direct experience or direct/indirect memory. Be Genet, for example; lemon to lemonade, for example. How does one turn to Le Roman de la Rose (a Middle Ages Poem) when one is mired in or sorting out or faced with what happened or what is happening that is cruel and unusual due to human intolerance: racial religious cultural gender related and other.

Charles Olson and the Nature of Destructive Humanism by Craig Stormont

One Man Blues: Remembering Thomas Chapin. Reminiscence by Vernon Frazer

Excerpt from Autobiography by David Bromige
The India Journals by John Brandi

Genius and Heroin: by Michael Largo. In this essay, the author reviews his own book. The themes of psycho-chemistry may stretch back to pristine civilizations in China, Egypt, and Mexico, but they seem inexhaustible. Perhaps associate chemicals with genius is because our brains produce such sophisticated bases to start with, and self-review also finds a base in that phenomenon.

Poems and essays against war. Sub-features by John Bradley, Joel Lewis, Philip Metres, Vincent Katz, Francesco Levato, and Louise Landes Levi, plus reflections from around the world on the election of Barack Obama, and, of course, Halvard Johnson's continuing anthology of anti-war poems.

A Retrospective of the Publication Work of Karl Young

Enigmas paintings by Jim Spitzer. As a regular contributor to Big Bridge, these paintings, variations on an enigmatic theme, show Spitzer's continuing evolution, as well as being koan-like meditations in their own right.

The Kingdom of Madison: Photographs from Madison County, North Carolina
by Rob Amberg. Selections from three sets of photos, exploring a still relatively isolated place, where landscape still has functional meaning. When Amberg arrived, not as a tourist, but as one seeking community "Planting was still done by the signs of the moon. Water came from springs and heat from forests" and traditional music still part of daily life. These photos add to the tradition begun in the WPA projects of the Great Depression, but decidedly retain an identity of their own.

These Are My Angels by Tasha Robbins. Small paintings done in Brooklyn on found cardboard by one of the Post-Katrina diaspora. Celebrating the C-Train stop at Franklin + Fulton Avenues, as the artist writes, they "kept my heart, eye + hand moving with a spirit of life close to the timbre and vibration of the Crescent City, still healing. . .

Lectura en Tránsito. Project Created and Directed by Carmen Gloria Berríos. Set based on combination of public art and poetry from Santiago de Chile. Poems translated by Terri Carrion and Carmen Gloria Berríos.

Animal Night Photography by Felicia Murray; notes by Louise Landes Levi. New techniques in photography allow us to make photographic images of phenomena we could only imagine in previous eras. We might debate whether the nature of cameras and software brings us any closer to the spiritual world, but these haunting images of animals should make us feel less alone, and more in touch with the continuum of life.

12 Collages by John Brandi. These colages can be read as a non-verbal counterpart and extension of his India Journal and related work.

Fiction by Mel Freilicher, Eric Beeny, Stefani Christova, Lynda Schor, David Madgalene, Stephen-Paul Martin, Mark Wallace, Susan Smith Nash, Richard Martin, Peter Conners, Ann Bogle, Jeffrey Hansen, Carol Novack

Reviews of: Wanda Phipps, Lewis Warsh, Simon Pettet, Larissa Shmailo, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Ed Sanders, Bill Berkson, Colter Jacobsen, Mark Young, John Roche, Philip Gounis, Rich Kruse, Michael Rumaker, Annie Le Brun, George Kimball, and Ashis Gupta. Reviewed by: Kirpal Gordon; Svitlana Matviyenko, Garry Parrish, Jackie Sheeler, Jim Feast, Allan Graubard, Charles Thorne, Barbara Henning, Tom Hibbard, Steve Elmer, Stephen Lewandowski Joe Wetteroth, Vernon Frazer, Leverett T. Smith, and Katherine Hastings.

LITTLE MAGS Plastic Ocean, Green Dragon, Untamed Ink

ROCKPILE. ROCKPILE is a collaboration between David Meltzer — poet, musician, essayist, and more — and Michael Rothenberg of Big Bridge Press. David and Michael will journey through eight cities in the U.S. to perform poetry and prose, composed while on the road, with local musicians and artists in each city. ROCKPILE will serve to educate and preserve as well as to create a history of collaboration. It will help to reinforce the tradition of the troubadour of all generations, central to the cultural upheaval and identity politics that reawakened poets, artists, musicians, and songwriters in the mid-1960s through the 1970s. The project will end with a final multimedia performance in San Francisco. Check out the ROCKPILE Blog for calendar and discussion!

Monday, May 17, 2010

The Ugly Americans

Amy King:
The Ugly Americans,
Jacket Magazine #40
10 Questions on Poets
& Technology
, Very Like A Whale

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Tomaz Salamun:
Poems, translated from
the Slovenian by Brian Henry,

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Critic Writes Poems

William Allegrezza:
The Critic Writes Poems,
Galatea Resurrects #14

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Saturday, May 08, 2010


A.D. Winans:

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"Winans is as open as one can be with this work...exposing vulnerabilities, love, disappointment, passion and a dedication to a relationship that was headed for disaster from the start.

--Annie Menebroker

"I'm carrying your love poem in my purse. It haunts me."

--Janice Mirikitani

"These poems express so well the feelings of love. I don't know if they're worth a broken heart, but anyone who has ever loved and lost will shed tears over these poems. There is a wonderful acceptance, not a raging over lost love, rather a kind of twilight love, the kind of love that wishes the other party well."

--Sharon Ramirez.

Anne Valley-Fox, David Meltzer and Michael Rothenberg reading

Anne Valley-Fox, David Meltzer and Michael Rothenberg reading

Sunday, May 9, 2pm at Bird & Beckett Books
653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood, 415-586-3733 --

Mere air, these words, but delicious to hear... Sappho,
7th century BC

Anne Valley-Fox reads poems at 2 pm, from her new book, How Shadows Are Bundled (University of New Mexico Press, 2009) with confreres David Meltzer and Michael Rothenberg. David & Michael, traveling by van crosscountry last fall in their "Rockpile" odyssey that took them to a dozen cities and dozens of poetry/music conclaves, hooked up with their long-lost friend Anne Valley-Fox in Santa Fe, remaking connections first formed four decades ago in old beat North Beach...

Here's what you'll read in Anne's bio if you check out her website: "Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Anne Valley-Fox was raised in Santa Monica, California and schooled at University of California at Berkeley during the Free Speech Movement. There, she began writing poetry in classrooms with Josephine Miles and visiting poet James Tate; in her senior year she was awarded the Eisner Prize in Literature. She cut her poetic teeth on the San Francisco poetry scene for several years before moving to northern New Mexico with her first-born son, Ezra. Her poetry books are Sending the Body Out, Fish Drum 15, Point of No Return and How Shadows Are Bundled. Her nonfiction books are Telling Your Story (with Sam Keen) and Outlaws and Desperados: A New Mexico Federal Writers Project Book (with Ann Lacy, co-editor).

Paterson... FSM... Miles & Tate... New Mexico... son Ezra!
Whatever are we in for??!!
Join us to find out...

Oh yes, and don't forget that David Meltzer & Michael Rothenberg, formidable talents both, are along for the ride... Saddle up!

check these websites:


Nikki Dudley: ELLIPSIS,
Sparkling Books

How She Changed Her Diet

Arlene Ang:
We Came Out at Night,
Life with Mr Darcy,
How She Changed Her Diet,
Cordite, Zombie 2.0

Friday, May 07, 2010

Creative Disorder

Grzegorz Wróblewski:
Creative Disorder, The New Post-literate:
a gallery of asemic writing

Poems-paintings, Otoliths #17

Hell Opens

Barbara de Franceschi:
Hell Opens, Cordite, Zombie 2.0

Thursday, May 06, 2010


Vincent Katz:
Three Poems, Shampoo #37
Three Poems, Jacket Magazine #39

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Everything Is an Instrument

Alison Stine:
After Meat, No Tell Motel
Again, Again, Burnside Review, 6.1
School, Poetry, Dec. 2008
Everything Is an Instrument, Blackbird
Gossip, AGNI Online
In the Limbo of Lost Toys, swink magazine
Alison Stine's Home Page
Alison Stine's Blog

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Saturday, May 01, 2010


What is (or has been) your favorite editing
project and why?

Curated by Eileen R. Tabios

An introduction from Eileen R. Tabios
three essays from Burt Kimmelman
& responses from 42 more poet-editors
to the above question plus samples
of their work

Otoliths #17

Friday, April 30, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Monday, April 26, 2010

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010


Amy De'Ath:
Amy De'Ath blog

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Readings at City Lights Bookstore

May Day in the Alley!
Kerouac Alley, San Francisco, Saturday, May 1, 2010, 1:00 P.M.

City Lights and Diane di Prima present
an afternoon of poetry and song
in historic Kerouac Alley (between City Lights and Vesuvio Cafe)

Come celebrate around the maypole, as San Francisco's Poet Laureate, Diane di Prima, hosts this delightful afternoon of poetic revelry. May Day is celebrated as a green holiday. Dress conspicuously festive for the occasion! Merriment is encouraged!

Poetry shall be read by Diane di Prima, Sharon Dubiago, Maketa Groves, Joseph Lease, Alejandro Murguia, and A.D. Winans

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Twenty-Something Couple

Tom Clark:
Twenty-Something Couple,
Exquisite Corpse

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Amy De'Ath, POEMS
----- Andromeda / The World Works for Me
----- From Crater Press. £4 UK / £5 ROW,
payable by Paypal or cheque.
Email Richard Parker at

ballad of ballyhoo

Christopher Mulrooney:
ballad of ballyhoo,
Shampoo #6

The Caterer

Ann Beattie: The Caterer, Narrative