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t&u& lash your nipples to a post history is gorgeous by Jared Schickling reviewed

  

Jared Schickling’s latest book is reviewed at Shawn Kemp Carwash:

http://kempwash.blogspot.com/2011/12/t-lash-your-nipples-to-post-history-is.html

 


And here is a link to Jared’s essay on Kent Johnson's O'Hara book
Satire Toward Love: On the Possible Poetics of Kent Johnson’s A Question Mark Above the Sun: Documents on the Mystery Surrounding a Famous Poem “by” Frank O’Hara

 

Read it here: http://wordforword.info/vol19/?p=497


More
Jared Schickling activities:


: eccolinguistics <http://eccolinguistics.blogspot.com/> :
: delete press <http://deletepress.org/> :
: reconfigurations <http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/> :

 

 

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An Anatomy Of The Night by Clayton Eshleman Reviewed at Montevidayo

 

Artaud’s Cruelty and Reines and Eshleman

by  on Feb.05, 2012, under Uncategorized

Ariana Reines’ Mercury and Clayton Eshleman’s An Anatomy of the Night might seem to have little to do with one another. Reines, whose book The Cow is, to my mind, one of the most striking and original books of poetry in the past decade or so, has written a new book that has a Warholian and Joycean inclination to throw in the floating debris of everyday life. In contrast, Eshleman’s An Anatomy is more focused (like much of his work) on threading Experience through the Mythic in a manner reminiscent of Blake. In other words, one book seems to thrive on letting in the scattered, quotidian world, while the other is more invested in selecting certain crucial experiences (particular dreams, memories) that act as doors into the murkier corridors of perception.

Read More Here: http://www.montevidayo.com/?p=2471

Clayton Eshleman’s most recent publications include The Complete Poetry of César Vallejo (University of California Press, 2007), The Grindstone of Rapport / A Clayton Eshleman Reader (Black Widow Press, 2008), Anticline (Black Widow Press, 2010), Solar Throat Slashed (a translation of Aimé Césaire’s Soleil cou coupé, with A. James Arnold, Wesleyan University Press, 2011), and Endure (a selected translations of Bei Dao, with Lucas Klein, Black Widow Press, 2011). Eshleman is the first poet to realize a huge, researched, and imaginative project, in prose and poetry, on Ice Age cave art: Juniper Fuse: Upper Paleolithic Imagination & the Construction of the Underworld (Wesleyan University Press, 2003). He was also the founder and editor of Caterpillar magazine (1967-1973) and Sulfur magazine (1981-2000). He continues to live with his wife Caryl in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Book Information:

· Paperback: 68 pages

· Binding: Perfect-Bound

· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 

· ISBN: 978-1-60964-095-0

$12   

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Call the Catastrophists by Krystal Languell reviewed along with a book trailer:

 Here are two great reviews on Krystal Languell’s Call the Catastrophists! Hurray!

 

Epiphanic Zinger

January 28, 2012 by Gabriel Blackwell

a review of Krystal Languell's Call the Catastrophists


http://bigother.com/2012/01/28/epiphanic-zinger/

 

And

 

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Call the Catastrophists by Krystal Languell

 

http://readthisawesomebook.blogspot.com/2012/01/call-catastrophists-by-krystal-languell.html

 


and a book trailer for
Call the Catastrophists by Krystal Languell


http://vimeo.com/36218810


Krystal Languell was a semi-finalist for the 2010 University of Akron Press Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2011 National Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fairy Tale Review, and DIAGRAM among other journals, and was anthologized in the 2010 edition of Best of the Web. Founder of the feminist literary magazine Bone Bouquet, she serves as a collaborative board member for Belladonna* Series as well as editor-in-chief at Noemi Press. She teaches composition at York College in Queens and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She lives in Brooklyn, where she also co-curates the HOT TEXTS Reading Series.

Book Information:

· Paperback: 68 pages


· Binding: Perfect-Bound


· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 


· ISBN: 978-1-60964-090-3

$16

for more information and to buy the book, click here

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Boog City presents BlazeVOX [books]

 


Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

BlazeVOX [books]
(Buffalo, N.Y.)

Fri., March 9, 7:00 p.m. sharp, free
 

Sidewalk Café
94 Ave. A
NYC
 
Event will be hosted by
BlazeVOX editor and publisher
Geoffrey Gatza


Featuring readings from

Geoffrey Gatza
Barbara Henning
Aimee Herman
Michael Kelleher
Krystal Languell

and music from

Christy Davis
Julie Delano & Gold
Leslie Graves


There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

Poetry
booked by Geoffrey Gatza, music booked by Christy Davis.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum

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**BlazeVOX [books]
http://www.blazevox.org/

BlazeVOX [books] presents innovative fictions and wide ranging fields of contemporary poetry. Their books push at the frontiers of what is possible with their innovative poetry, fiction, and select non-fiction and literary criticism. Their fundamental mission is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large.

BlazeVOX [books] seeks to publish the innovative works of the greatest minds writing poetry today, from the most respected senior poets to extraordinarily promising young writers. They select for publication only the highest quality of writing on all levels regardless of commercial viability. Their outlets of publication strive to enrich cultural and intellectual life, and foster regional pride and accomplishments.

BlazeVOX [books] consciously acquires a collection of titles providing focus, continuity, and a basis for the development of future publications. Through the publication of works of significance, BlazeVOX [books] is committed to the dissemination of knowledge.




*Performer Bios*


**Christy Davis
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gatos-de-Sensei/138300096211425

Christy Davis has been playing drums in bands since the ’80s, spanning a wide variety of projects, including Reverend Billy & His Stop Shopping Choir, Rebecca Moore, Mold, and Kansas State Flower. Christy has recently been stepping out from behind the drum set to perform her own songs while still playing with her most recent collaborative effort Gatos de Sensei.


**Geoffrey Gatza
http://www.geoffreygatza.com/

Geoffrey Gatza is the editor and publisher of the small press BlazeVOX. The fundamental mission of BlazeVOX is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large. Gatza has received awards from the Fund for Poetry and a Boomerang Award. He is the author of many books of poetry, including Secrets of my Prison House, Kenmore: Poem Unlimited, and Not So Fast Robespierre (Menendez Publishing). His writings for children includes HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children, and Kindle books, A Rocket Full of Pie and The Diamond who wanted to be a Ruby. He is also the author of the yearly Thanksgiving Menu-Poem Series, a book length poetic tribute for prominent poets, now in it's tenth year. He is a CIA trained chef, a former Marine, a lifelong Sherlockian, and an avid philatelist. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y. with his girlfriend and two beloved cats.


**Julie Delano & Gold

Gold is the solo project of bassist, singer, and songwriter Julie DeLano. In this project she adds angelic and demonic harmonies and drum beats to her sparse songwriting.


**Leslie Graves
http://lesliegraves.be/

Leslie Graves is the singer in They Would be Happy People, an improvisational art rock group at work on a new LP. She plays solo as well and released an album last year called Let it Take You.


**Barbara Henning
http://barbarahenning.blogspot.com/

Barbara Henning is the author of two novels, You, Me and the Insects and Black Lace. Her books of poetry include My Autobiography, Detective Sentences, Love Makes Thinking Dark, and Smoking in the Twilight Bar, as well as numerous chapbooks and a series of photo-poem pamphlets. A collection of prose and poetry, Cities & Memory, is forthcoming from Chax Press. She's a native Detroiter and a long time New York City resident.


**Aimee Herman
http://aimeeherman.wordpress.com/

Aimee Herman, a queer performance poet, has been featured at various New York venues including the Happy Ending Lounge, Dixon Place, Wow Café Theatre, Perch Café, One & One Bar, Public Assembly, and Sidewalk Café. She has performed at reading/performance series such as: In the Flesh erotic salon, Hyper Gender, Sideshow: Queer Literary Carnival, Mike Geffner Presents: The Inspired Word, and Red Umbrella Diaries. Her poetry can be found in Clean Sheets, Cliterature Journal, InStereo Press, Sound Zine, Pregnant Moon Review, and/or journal, Polari Journal, and Sous Le Pavre. She can also be read in you say. say. and hell strung and crooked (Uphook Press), Focus on the Fabulous: Colorado LGBT Voices (Johnson Books), Best Women’s Erotica 2010 (Cleis Press), Best Lesbian Love Stories 2010 (Alyson Books), Nice Girls, Naughty Sex (Seal), Women in Lust (Cleis), and The Harder She Comes: Butch Femme Erotica (Cleis Press). She works as an erotica editor for Oysters & Chocolate. She can be found writing poems on her body in Brooklyn.


**Michael Kelleher
http://pearlblossomhighway.blogspot.com/

Michael Kelleher is the author of two collections of poems, both from BlazeVOX [books], Human Scale and To Be Sung. His poems and essays have appeared at the Poetry Foundation website, The Brooklyn Rail, Ecopoetics, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and others. With Ammiel Alcalay he runs OlsonNow, a project (events and a blog) dedicated to the poetry and poetics of Charles Olson. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y., where he works as artistic director of Just Buffalo Literary Center.


**Krystal Languell
http://krystalteaches.blogspot.com/

Krystal Languell was a semi-finalist for the 2010 University of Akron Press Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2011 National Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fairy Tale Review, and DIAGRAM among other journals, and was anthologized in the 2010 edition of Best of the Web. Founder of the feminist literary magazine Bone Bouquet, she serves as a collaborative board member for the Belladonna* Series as well as editor-in-chief at Noemi Press. She teaches composition at York College in Queens and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She lives in Brooklyn, where she also co-curates the HOT TEXTS Reading Series.

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Directions:
Directions: F/V to 2nd Ave., L to 1st Ave.
Venue is at E.6th St.
 

Next event:

Tues. March 27 @ ACA Galleries
Flying Guillotine Press
http://www.flyingguillotinepress.blogspot.com/
(Denver | Rosslyn, Va.)

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Boog City
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NY, NY 10001-4754
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rob mclennan interview on Omnidawn blog

 on Canadian poetry, blogging/reviewing + above/ground press
conducted by Omnidawn co-publisher Rusty Morrison
 
now up at the Omnidawn blog, OmniVerse;
http://www.omni-verse.net/?p=2004

Check out his new book, Grief Notes

These poems read like the score of grief, driving the song through its musical rests. What rob mclennan makes “visible by loss,” calls us to consider grief’s odd recessions, obsessions, omissions-- its “notes of replication.” Suffering echoes through its landscapes, turns of phrase and among its machinery. Its lovely, excruciating achievement roams and exceeds the pain that the “body learns only to forget.” This poetry sings the ache “further, / down/ as it is human.”

—Lea Graham


It’s not a poetry to be safely skimmed. It pivots, sidejogs readily such as “endearments, armed/like trees.” Any given word doesn’t go to expected places. It isn’t dodging from somewhere but over somewhere complex, topographically. It dekes at ground level but it runs understanding the terrain from longer vantage point as a mind at work in “turbulence, approach of water, absence/makes the heart grow//fountain/and its architecture.”

There are leaps and abrupt stops that keep the words generating understanding and multiple readings. Can a heart without a water supply be so self-resilient as to build its own infrastructure? It must, musn't it. It's refreshing to see poetry that speaks resilience rather than the romance of sudden lurch papercut endings.

Rather than a poetry that descends from a city planner worldview where everything is set in a grid, insistently rolled into a cohesive symbolic whole where meaning reigns, here’s a reflection of the way life admits boulders and pre-existing buildings. It’s not a topdown opinion, so much as a rigorous observing, working with and in non-sequiturs and uncomfortable extensions. For example in grief notes; supplement the poem moves from realizations of the general — the large scene of jackpine lakeshore, the sense of all of humanity scaled down into the natural universe (without explicitly explaining such being implied but giving reader some credit to understand) — to the specific scale of an individual life, “if people disappear/from earth// ,a lover would.” 

—Pearl Pirie


Born in Ottawa, Canada’s glorious capital city, rob mclennan currently lives in Ottawa. The author of more than twenty books of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, his most recent titles are the poetry collections A (short) history of l. (BuschekBooks, 2011), Glengarry (Talonbooks, 2011), kate street (Moira, 2011), 52 flowers (or, a perth edge) (Obvious Epiphanies, 2010) and wild horses (University of Alberta, 2010), and a second novel, missing persons (2009). An editor and publisher, he runs above/ground press, Chaudiere Books (with Jennifer Mulligan), The Garneau Review (ottawater.com/ garneaureview), seventeen seconds: a journal of poetry and poetics (ottawater.com/seventeenseconds) and the Ottawa poetry pdf annual ottawater (ottawater.com), as well as the semi-annual ottawa small press book fair, which he originally co-founed in fall 1994. In 2009, he edited a special Canadian poetry issue of the Swiss pdf poetry journal Dusie (dusie.org). He spent the 2007-8 academic year in Edmonton as writer-in-residence at the University of Alberta, and regularly posts reviews, essay, interviews and other notices at robmclennan.blogspot.com.

Book Information:

· Paperback: 82 pages


· Binding: Perfect-Bound


· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 


· ISBN: 978-1-60964-066-8

$16

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