Thursday, December 13, 2012

In Case of Sleep

Amy De'Ath:

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

the only poet in this place

John Grochalski:
Horror Sleaze Trash

Monday, December 03, 2012


Barbara De Franceschi:
Eclectica Oct-Nov 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


John Grochalski:
The Rusty Nail

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Cows Said Mu

Marcus Slease:
The Cows Said Mu,
Thought Catalog

Friday, November 09, 2012

penny for the sold guy

William Allegrezza:
Poems, Otoliths

Bridge Work

Andrei Codrescu:
Bridge Work,
Big Bridge

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Daylight Saving

Piotr Gwiazda:
Daylight Saving,
Shampoo #40

Friday, November 02, 2012

Amy King on Leonor Fini...

Amy King on Leonor Fini...
bright stupid confetti

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Merovingians Suffer Injustice

Tomaz Salamun:
Merovingians Suffer Injustice,
They Will Sew The Blue Sail

Saturday, October 13, 2012

In the Dead Hours of Dawn

Bottle of Smoke Press is proud to announce

A.D. Winans – In the Dead Hours of Dawn

Poetry (2012), 32pp. 9 inches x 11 inches. Fine press book is letterpress printed
on Hahnemuhle Bugra 130 gsm paper. Quarter bound and hand-sewn and bound by Bill Roberts. Limited to an edition of 50 signed hardcover copies ($50)

Release date is Late October/Early November 2012

The first release from Bottle of Smoke Press was A.D. Winans’ whispers from hell (October 2002). Over the years we have published numerous broadsides, two chapbooks and the career spanning Drowning Like Li Po in a River of Red Wine (2010). This release coincides with the 10th anniversary of Bottle of Smoke Press.
Quantities are extremely limited. Those interested should email to secure a copy. Copies can be purchased directly through the website or by sending a check for $50 (plus $5 shipping in the US, or $15 outside the US) to:

Bottle of Smoke Press
902 Wilson Drive
Dover, DE 19904

Friday, September 28, 2012


Vincent Katz:
Four Poems,
Shampoo #40

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Designated Driver

Daniela Olszewska:
Designated Driver,
Verse Daily

Monday, September 10, 2012

heat wave

John Grochalski: heat wave,
Gutter Eloquence Magazine

Friday, September 07, 2012

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Visual Poetry

We are pleased and excited to announce that The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998-2008 is being published by Fantagraphics Books and will arrive in stores near you by early November. You can PRE-ORDER copies now at Also, there will be an international schedule of launches and exhibits for The Last Vispo that we will post in the coming months.

Thousand Poets...


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Kate Barton,

Global EventEmbraces Local Issues Through Poetry, Music, Art and More
Nearly 700 EventsPlanned in More Than 115 Countries for
100 Thousand Poetsfor Change

SantaRosa, Calif. (August 14, 2012) – September 29, 2012 marks the second annual globalevent of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that bringspoets, artists and musicians (new this year) together to call for environmental,social, and political change, within the framework of peace and sustainability.The local focus is key to this global event as communities around the worldraise their voices through concerts, readings, workshops, flash mobs anddemonstrations that speak to the heart of their specific area of concerns, suchas homelessness, ecocide, racism and censorship.

“Peaceand sustainability is a major concern worldwide, and the guiding principle forthis global event,” said Michael Rothenberg, Co-Founder of 100 Thousand Poetsfor Change. “We are in a world where it isn't just one issue thatneeds to beaddressed. A common ground is built through this global compilationof local stories, which is how we create a true narrative for discourseto inform the future.”

Organizers and participants are hoping through theiractions and events to seize and redirect the political and social dialogue ofthe day and turn the narrative of civilization towards peace andsustainability. Those that want to get involved can visit to find an event near them orsign up to organize one in their area.

There are nearly 700 events planned worldwide,including:

• 25 different events in the San Francisco Bay Area,the birthplace of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, with live poetry readings byBeat Legend Michael McClure, former US Poet Laureate Robert Hass and other majorpoets

• The Occupy Wall Street Poetry group kicks off aweekend of events in New York City with a poetry reading at the famous St.Mark’s Poetry Project

• Peace On Streets, R.O.A.D., Tasker Elite and SHARPwill host performance artists, poets, musicians, hip hop artists and variousyouth and parent groups who will perform and lead workshops throughoutPhiladelphia to bring awareness to the ongoing problem of street violence intheir city

• Wordstock, a 3 day festival at the Bamboo Arts andCelebration Center in De Leon Springs, FL, will include poetry slams, concerts,and an art exhibition focusing on images of war and peace

• In New Orleans, a blues festival featuring tenbands will help raise funds for medical care for aging musicians

• In Jamaica a week long Street Dub Vibe seriescalled “Tell the Children the Truth” will include concerts, spoken wordperformances, art exhibits, lectures, and workshops to bring attention to thedamaging culture of secrecy and denial surrounding the abuse, poverty andilliteracy impacting the nation’s children and destroying their future.

• Poetry andpeace gatherings are planned in the strife-torn cities of Kabul and Jalalabad,Afghanistan

• In Cairoand Alexandria, Egypt, poets, musicians and mime artists, in response to the revolution in Egypt and the majorchanges taking place in the Arab World, will perform in public spaces andtheaters and explore new ways to communicate their concerns, and their roles asartists, in influencing the future of their country

• In Volos, Greece, there will be 5 days of poetryand music events, including an exhibition of photography looking at the newphenomenon of homelessness in Greece

• An event in Blackpool, England will celebrateactivist poets and writers of past generations through a special performance ofBullets and Daffodils, a play aboutthe life of peace poet Wilfred Owen

100 Thousand Poets for Change began in Sonoma County,Calif. The official Headquarters’Event will take place at the Arlene Francis Center indowntown Santa Rosa and will feature poetryreadings, group meditations, workshops, and music and dance of various stylesincluding hip hop, flamenco, African drums, reggae, salsa, folk and more. TheHQ event will also live-stream other 100 Thousand Poets for Change eventsworldwide. This 3-day event is sponsored by the Peace & Justice Center ofSonoma County and the Sonoma County Arts Council.

Immediately following September 29th, alldocumentation on the website, which will include specific eventpages with photos, video and other documentation compiled by each citycoordinator, will be preserved by Stanford University in California. Stanfordrecognized 100 Thousand Poets for Change in 2011 as an historical event, thelargest poetry reading in history. They will continue to archive the completecontents of, as part of their digital archiving program LOCKSS.

About 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Co-Founder Michael Rothenberg( is a widely known poet,
editor of the online literary magazine Bigbridge.organd an environmental activist based
in Northern California. Terri Carrion is a poet,translator, photographer, and editor and visual designer for

100 Thousand Poets for Change
P.O. Box 870
Guerneville, Ca 95446
Phone: 305-753-4569

Monday, May 07, 2012


Spencer Selby:

Monday, April 16, 2012


A.D. Winans:
the outlaw poetry network

Monday, April 09, 2012

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Monday, April 02, 2012

The Gestaltbunker

Paul A. Green:
The Gestaltbunker: Selected Poems 1965-2010

The Gestaltbunker encapsulates the diversity of Paul A. Green's output during his long subterranean career. His engagement with nuclear apocalypse, global melt-down and the excesses of media landscaping is modulated through surreal inscapes and an intensifying torsion of language. He moves from mid-life grubbings in the basement of a psyche to marital praise-songs and celebrations. Yet the riddles of time and consciousness continue to pre-occupy him, whether encountered through magick, music or the mysteries of the city.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Tranter's Journal

John Tranter's Journal

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Twitter Mist

Andrew Taylor:
Three Poems,

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A World According to G.W.

Anna Kaluza:
A World According to G.W.
On Grzegorz Wroblewski,

Friday, January 06, 2012