Sunday, December 13, 2009

and if twitter is in my future

o the holidaze (betcha never heard that play on words before!)

band names & something to think about after

I would say Ive become more economical, with words that is.

try the KGB


Saturday, December 5, 2009

iron clad iron curtain ironic

so this is the future

& this is tonight: Joanna Fuhrman, author of Freud in Brooklyn, Ugh Ugh Ocean and Moraine (all published by HL) is reading from her new book, Pageant, which won the Kinereth Gensler Prize. December 5th. Book Party for Pageant. 7-9 (with special guest readings by Adeena Karasick, Sharon Mesmer and David Shapiro). Williamsburg, Brooklyn

I may be in attendance at the tonight one. Ok?

its raining. it may snow. i am finished typing.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


Yes. I like starting with yes. Not in a Marv Albert or in an English progressive rock band sorta way, rather as an affirmation. of what? not sure.

bought a flask off the street (2 $) and a book (1 $).

Oh my neighbors and the kindness they showed moi with tickets to A Steady Rain. Wolverine & James Bond star in a Keith Huff play. The difficulty of tamping down my own bizarro expectations of those two studs was weird, but i enjoyed my time.

Classic non-play-written lines.

Usher: I'm sorry. its my fault. I take responsibility for seating you in the wrong seat. would you feel better if you hit me or bite me.

Old Old Woman: No Thanks, I don't eat meat.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

desert horse riders with mirrors for faces........

thinking of Mathias

Monday monday: the KGB & Saint Marks

a poetic debut & Lake Antiquity to purchase

thanksgiving. Why can't I find (originally typed fond which is quite accurate) Peanuts on the tube?

thank you, guillotine. the one that flies in Brooklyn. for taking my chapbook for publication in 2010 thereabouts.

thank you, Lucas. thank you, Miriam.

thank you, desert horse riders with mirrors for faces........(hint: yeasayer)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pink Lemonade

Two in a row? Wowzer! Here: Tendencies The Grizzly

If that isn't enough, well................I'm feeling a little less than less than.

Talk soon.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Later on.. It's nothing...I'll go

And why can't I shake the line The same as it ever was

R.I.F.: pool diagram Boyer Rickel Brave Men Press

Beautiful Autumn. The tree's blow out sale & my own suede fixation.

Mess with the medium

All the talk is about Grass Widow. Go see them. today! Then write to me about it.

Episodes and equipoise.

Friday, November 6, 2009



Thursday, August 20, 2009

hey baby you must be a light switch

Hello My Dears,

  1. For access to clinical trials for people with C.F., please take the time to fill this out.
  2. Patrick Morrisey’s first chapbook, Transparency, is available now from Cannibal Books.
  3. Flying Guillotine released Kate Schapira's The Saint's Notebook, a hand stitched book of poems, covered in burlap, and printed in an edition of 74.
  4. Portable Press released Nathaniel Siegel's Tony. $8 ppd.
  5. Mathias Svalina has a section of a long poem called Above the Fold. up at h_ngm_n
  6. Former Ghosts (Jamie Stewart + Freddy Ruppert) Tour
I'm a litle behind, so forgive me if the news aint news anymore.

It's summer. It's hot. It's perspiration. It's sunblock. & Destroyer

Try Apostrophe Cast and Allison Titus's work.

Facebook frightens me.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

“But” and “What if?”

the octopus. please check out Kristi Maxwell's poems....Wowee Zowee

merce c.

eric baus: fine poet and sweet human being

fred thomas, singer-songwriter & another sweet human being, is in the band City Center.

NO THEATER by Chris Tonelli is now for sale by bravemen press.

I'll be talking about this show probably until the bands walk out on the stage and then forevermore: Dan Deacon, Deerhunter, No Age. brooklyn. 2-8pm. riverfront williamsburg. btw n8th & n9th, 90 kent ave. come and I will inflate your beach ball.

Some call it punk rock, some call it grass roots, but labels aside, NYC-based Animation Block Party is dedicated to exhibiting the world’s best independent, professional and student animated short films. Venue: On the lawn of Automotive High School Address: 50 Bedford Ave. @ North 13th St. (Williamsburg, Brooklyn)

Courtney and I are Destroyer on thursday night....

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

given the chance and I'm honored

Alas! Cue is online. By way of an editor's statement, I want to thank all the writers for their rich contributions and for their indefatigable patience. Also to Morgan Lucas, for the opportunity to be editorial.

please submit work to & support Cue's chapbook series and all other independent presses.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

scarce at the moment

Ok. And why I am listening to The Fall again & again & again?

I might miss this, but you shouldn't: the New Museum’s triennial Younger Than Jesus

Bishop Allen in Greenpoint? Yessiree.

Kitchen Press is now accepting submissions of short home-made videos to accompany individual poems from Rauan Klassnik's on-line chapbook "Ringing"

The six winning videos will be posted on the Ringing website and the six winning authors (video makers) will receive their choice of either one Black Ocean book or two Kitchen Press chapbooks (subject to availability) shipped to a U.S. address.

Deadline: June 15, 2009 (winners to be announced and videos posted to website shortly thereafter).

The third installment of the Coinside series in conjunction with the Deep Moat Reading Series. Each Coinside contains a lithographed image with a poem in hand-set 6 point type.

Julia Cohen & Justin Marks featured.

Tomorrow is Miriam's birthday. Come over.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

I think he said, "I'm strong enough to ache." That's enough. Sunny today as in suntan lotion recommended. Im pretty good and you?

To the new(s). Say it isn't so Kim.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson has poems you should read.

and Andrew Lundwall as well.

The L Magazine will host the first annual Northside Music and Arts Festival, a four-day celebration of New York City’s independent music and art scene, taking place from June 11-14 at over fifty music venues and galleries throughout the Williamsburg and Greenpoint neighborhoods of Brooklyn. Sunset Rubdown anyone?

I hope you're fine. I'm going to see Pink Mountaintops tonight. Tonighter. You should too. Mercury Lounge.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Grizzly that is the bear: This Monday, Memorial Day, Soundfix record store in Brooklyn will start selling Grizzly Bear’s Veckatimest, one day before street date. Go to their listening party from 4pm to 6pm and enter to win a pair of tickets to the band's sold-out May 31 show at the Music Hall of Williamsburg with Here We Go Magic.

Cannibal Books hath released Untitled Wave by Carolyn Guinzio
20 pages, hand-sewn, in a limited edition of 150. $7

Additionally:Now Online: The Home Video Review of Books, Vol 2, Issue 3: April/May 2009.

Congratulations to Tim Peterson on his new Pennsound author page

I love xiu xiu & I read devotedly & unfailingly William Bower's Puritan Blister installments on Pitchfork. #44 is provocative & poignant. Please read it and if you care to share, send me some lines about the column.

I'm enjoying the time off. finished Bolano's Savage Detectives. Wrote some. Grilled. The headphones clamp into my consciousness
  1. Xiu Xiu: Knife Play
  2. Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It's Blitz
  3. Jason Lyttle: Yours Truly, The Commuter
  4. Andrew Bird: Andrew Bird & the Mysterious Production of Eggs
  5. Deerhunter: Rainwater Cassette Exchange.
It feels silly, another idiotic instance of individuality, to list what I'm listening to. I would love one day to have John Cage's ears. maybe his beard too.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

For your eyes only: Play by Mathi‏as Svalina. 1 tape-bound volume. Book Design by Todd Seabrook. Covers by Randy Bright. From Cupboard. 15/year subscription, $5/individual.

in addition to:

From Tupelo Press. Joshua Marie Wilkinson's The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth.

President Obama and funding for the arts.

Today was a day of roberts (Dylan & Pollard) and a late afternoon beer with Miriam. Some playgrounding with Lucas. & some roberting with Lulu.

As this hand makes typing sounds the sounds that are "typing" are typing to the brooding joys of the Danger Mouse Sparklehorse collaboration. The new music was to be accompanied by a book of photos taken by David Lynch. Maybe? maybe not? O the legal hassles, & O the crestfallen. The songs on Dark Night of the Soul were written by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse, but feature a different singer on each track.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

a gone dialogue

New York's Seaport Music Festival, has announced this summer's upcoming lineup.

Every Friday from July 3 - August 14th, headliners include Superchunk, Polvo, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Black Moth Super Rainbow and Casiokids. Each show is free and begins at 6pm.

This first edition of The New Museum's triennial showcases some 50 artists born since 1976. New Museum of Contemporary Art. 235 Bowery @ Prince Street.

The Multifarious Array .
Fri., May 15, 7 p.m.
The poetry reading series welcomes Karen Anderson, Yona Harvey, Matvei Yankelevitch and Jenn Morea. 709 Lorimer St., between Frost and Richardson Sts

Read Matt Hart's poem Sidebrow

Dear Morgan Lucas Schuldt, feel better.

Dear free time, I know where my head is at, but I don't know what its been up to.

Dear headphones, please let me finish Grizzly Bear.

Dear skateboarders, please keep riding past my evening window. My descriptive acts won't come close to the sad joy i feel.

Dear Brooklyn Public Library, please ignore the hold on my Bolano book.

Dear East River, thanks for swallowing the rocks Lucas and I threw at you.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


hi there.

from the pink mountaintops: If you can't wait until next Tuesday to own "Outside Love," you can now download the record via iTunes a week before it will be in stores.

THE LEMONHEADS will be touring the US in support of VARSHONS, their upcoming covers album out on The End Records on June 23.

May 30 – Boston, MA @ DCR Hatch Band Shell ‘Earthfest’ WBOS free daytime

Jun 8 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

Jun 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland

Jun 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s

Jun 12 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern

Jun 13 – Portland, OR @ Mission Theatre

Jun 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Liquid Joe’s

Jun 16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge

Jun 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock (late show – 10pm)

Jun 19 – Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub

Jun 20 – Chicago, IL @ Abbey Pub

Jun 21 – Ferndale, MI @ The Magic Bag

Jun 22 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop

Jun 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s

Jun 25 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

Jun 26 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar

Jun 27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat

a reading then a reading and a reading: Polestar Reading series' May reading, featuring Jean-Paul Pecqueur, Alissa Valles, and Paul Otremba. The reading will held downstairs at CAKESHOP, 152 Ludlow, (between Stanton and Rivington) on Sunday May 3rd at 5:00 pm.


tim's seque series: may 2nd. julian Brolaski & magdalena Zurawski. sat. 4 sharp. 308 bowery. 6 bucks.


the Octopus that is mathias & zachary:

1.they are reading full-length poetry manuscripts through the end of this month, so send your works (either online or by mail) in before Friday.

For detailed guidelines for submitting visit:

2.Eric Baus, author of Tuned Droves from Octopus Books, will be giving a
handful of readings on the East Coast in the coming weeks, including a
book party in New York.
still infinite jesting. I saw Calvin Johnson & Ian Svenonius perform. nearing completion of a second chappy. am tired mostly. partly.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

if you must do it that way, then don't be surprised when

hey stalwart hearts,

you are responsible for repaying your student loans. ha ha.

go go Event: Stacy Szymaszek and Patrick Durgin
"The Segue Reading Series"
Host: Tim Peterson and Kristen Gallagher
Start Time: Saturday, May 30 at 4:00pm
End Time: Saturday, May 30 at 6:00pm
Where: Bowery Poetry Club

friday night go go: Jeremy Hoevanaar, Katy Henriksen & Zach Barocas at Petes candy Store.

the industriuos Deals: bye bye 4AD, and hello self-release. Fate to Fatal, their new limited edition EP, on April 21 (with a Record Store Day pre-release). It's D.I.Y.: from contracting with the vinyl pressing plants to hand-screening the covers. Can't hardly wait.

a poem by Chris Nealon:

(I know prose ... )

I know prose is a mighty instrument but still I feel that plein-air lyric need
to capture horses moving

Surplus of capital; economy tanks; you get called a faggot more

On red seats all around me children learn abstraction and heckle each
other in affordable new media

“This cold world we’re in is full of fresh champagne”

Un snack sólo para mi

When I was a child I thought, In Homeric fashion I will speak to each of
you in turn while laying you low

Now I stick to fragments transmissible, perdurable and the
crossword beauty you can make from them

To all the young Apollos: I’m aiming for the intersection of your swagger
and your ashes

Not that I don’t get it: looking eagerly offends the lords of scarcity

But check those dactyls, fabulous

It’s just too hard to live as though there weren’t some other kind of

To the masters of prose: Greetings!

I will die before I worship your god

Thursday, April 9, 2009

this is what you want, that is what you get

whats going on:

PINK MOUNTAINTOPS new album, Outside Love (05/05/09) on
Jagjaguwar. "Outside Love" is the third album by Pink Mountaintops, AKA Stephen McBean. The ten songs on "Outside Love" are about or influenced by "weddings in Montreal, winter, Pink Floyd's The Final Cut, Christmas albums, that one Exile song and that one Echo and the bunnymen song, the Bermuda Triangle, being depressed in the sunshine, people who haven't made out yet but will in the future, The Everly Brothers, clowns in the ceilings, and bedrooms where skinheads used to live."

congratulations to sommer for finding employment in her field of study.

A CELEBRATION OF THE CHAPBOOK: Thursday April 23rd, 2009 - Saturday April 25th, 2009.

Jason Lytle's "Yours Truly, The Commuter" (the song) is up on iTunes. the album is forthcoming. yes, orchestration.......

is it true as it has been rumored that I am currently on recess, retreat, escape, leave and break? Without a doubt. Maybe I'll make a dent in D.F.W.'s Infinite Jest. Decrease the amount of alcohol available to me in my apt. Tease people who include their middle name in their pen name.

one never knows.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

oh golly!!!!

i have my narwhal and abraham lincoln # 4 to tickle my receptive fields & cerebrum.

the xiu xiu show is sold out @ monkey house. both shows. bummed out by this, but good looking about it. good looking like john schneider.

  1. papercuts
  2. grizzly bear
  3. jay reatard

high leg kicks to emily chiles for convincing her future employers what we already knew.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

o sleeplessness's hammer thinks I'm a nail & the rest is prescriptions.....

no way! today? Yes: Event: Ron Silliman and Jennifer Bartlett
"A New Season of the Segue Reading Series Starts this Week"
Host: Tim Peterson
Start Time: Saturday, April 4 at 4:00pm
End Time: Saturday, April 4 at 6:00pm
Where: Bowery Poetry Club

earlier this week and not alone with the engines of the evening and re-examined by a break-in into my dwelling place, I along with jean-paul the big thinker huddled together and taxi'd to test our prepared rock and roll knowledge and to see the massacre that is Brian Jonestown. Prior to the Terminal 5 show, Jean-Paul knew the video of only one bjm song. I knew I needed to hear "Yeah Yeah."

I never worry
I leave it to fates
I'm not in a hurry
Already late


I say yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm saying Hell, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

well, anton and co. left long spillages of pleasure into the late night.

Dirty Projectors will tour with TV On The Radio. Prefacing the tour will be a benefit concert in Manhattan with Bjork, with all proceeds going to Housing Works, a non-profit that works with homeless victims of HIV/AIDS.

Dirty Projectors' forthcoming album, Bitte Orca, will be dropping on June 9th.

Dirty Projectors Tour Dates:
22 Oakland, CA - Fox Oakland Theater
23 Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
25 Vancouver, AB - Malkin Bowl
27 Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
28 Calgary, AB - Macewan Hall
29 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
30 Winnipeg, MB - Burton Cummings Theatre

2 Toronto, QB - Sound Academy
3 Montreal, QB - Metropolis
4 Boston, MA - HOB
5 New York, NY - Summerstage
6 Baltimore, MD - Metro Gallery - w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
8 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
9 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
10 Richmond, VA - The National
11 Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend

take a looksee: PosterBoy "AdBooster" presented by PublicAdCampaign
April 3rd - April 26th
Opening Reception 7-10pm Friday April 3rd 2009
43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY


Ji Lee -Talk Back: The Bubble Project (book signing)
April 18th Book signing 6-8pm Saturday April 18th 2009
43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn, NY
-Ji Lee
-The Bubble Project

try this on: tonight. Webster Hall 6pm Ra Ra Riot, Cut Off Your Hands, Jon Mose. 17$ and 20$ at the door.

i have one balloon that says nabumetone & another one that says skelaxin.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

and it's only just begun/while we don't have time to explain

THE LEMONHEADS have signed to Brooklyn, NY-based THE END RECORDS and will be releasing their long-awaited Gibby Haynes Produced covers collection, VARSHONS, on June 23, 2009.

VARSHONS Track Listing
* Original artist in parenthesis

1. “I Just Can’t Take It Anymore” (Gram Parsons)
2. “Fragile” (Wire)
3. “Layin’ Up With Linda” (G.G. Allin)
4. “Waiting Around To Die” (Townes Van Zandt)
5. “Green Fuz” (Randy Alvey & Green Fuz)
6. “Yesterlove” (Sam Gopal)
7. “Dirty Robot” v/ Kate Moss (Arling & Cameron)
8. “Dandelion Seeds” (July)
9. “Mexico” (Fuckemos)
10. “Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye” f/ Liv Tyler (Leonard Cohen)
11. “Beautiful” (Linda Perry)

Al filreis modern survey of modern & contemporary poetry that includes the ny school. I will be all American about this: a bottle of something and at home by myself reading and listening.

My guaranteed good time? oh yes, The fast and the Furious: new model, original parts. Am I seduced by the clever title? absolutely. That desperate? without a doubt. The adrenalin is pumping.

Janet Kurnatowski is pleased to present Linda Francis, Don Voisine, Joan Waltemath, Michael Zahn. The gallery is located at 205 Norman Avenue, in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and is open Friday through Saturday, 1 – 7 pm and Sunday 12 – 6 pm. The exhibition will be on view from March 27 – April 26,

The paintings in the exhibition are:

Linda Francis, Neutron Star, 2008, Oil on Wood, 72” x 72”

Don Voisine, Debutante Twist, 2009, Oil on Wood, 72” x 18”

Joan Waltemath, Blue Highway, 2007-2008, Oil and Graphite Pigment on Found Wood, 9” x 9 1/2”

Michael Zahn, Modern Times, 2009, Acrylic on Canvas, 62” x 80” x 4”

And you need this (trust me you do):
Cake Shop 8pm. Wavves, Vampire Hands. 152 Ludlow St, between Stanton and Rivington Sts, Lower East Side [F,J,M,Z to Delancey St-Essex St]. 8 bucks. Nate Williams has made me reconsider my surfing career.

Insert note: Lately it's all been sleeplessness, Grizzly Bear and Infinite Jest. Gorgeous despair? A totally glowing bummer?

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


this afternoon into evening

1) "I've thought how strange it is that people believe they know someone from reading their work, as if to know a fin is to know a shark, for indeed that is not a fin of a shark at all though it is a reproduction shark fin strapped on a boy's back and the boy with the reproduction fin does very much want to be a shark, wishes it a great deal, dreams some nights of being a shark in a great fleet of shark in some unexplored sea where sharks are in fleets and somewhat even more powerful that the sharks of the daytime world, say have shark banks full of money and minnows." Anne Boyer

2) pj harvey

3) joseph ceravolo. READING April 11, 2008 10:00 pm. The Poetry Project at St. Marks Church presents Spring in This World of Poor Mutts: A Reading for Joe Ceravolo. Joel Lewis, Jim Behrle, David Shapiro, Evan Kennedy, Eileen Myles, Susie Timmons, John Coletti, Dustin Williamson, Corrine Fitzpatrick, and more poets t.b.a. will read work by Joe Ceravolo.

4) everything taking too long

5) thanking greg bem

6) Poetry Reading: Come Hear ! at New York City’s Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Community Center. Bill Kushner, Stephanie Gray, Eileen Myles, Tim Peterson, Betsy Andrews, Moonshine Shorey, Carol Mirakove, Joseph O. Legaspi, Jen Benka, Guillermo Castro, Elizabeth Reddin, and Regie Cabico will read their work on Saturday March 28th from 1-4 pm at the Center located at 208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues) in the West Village. Tim's work alone is worth the trip.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

the idiot

how did i ever miss k. silem mohammad & dottie lasky? Easy. I'm a idiot. What would Gregory Peck do? He might say, " Foregt, Brooklyn. Try Japan." Tonight: The Bowery Ballroom 7pm. Japan Nite: detroit7, SA (Samurai Attack), Sparta Locals, Flip, Omodaka, Grapevine, Asakusa Jinta.


"Jonathan Horowitz: And/Or" P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, through Sept 14.

Courtesy of some of the finest bootlegg videos the borough of Brooklyn has to offer, I'm, finally at last what took so long, able to view some of the many movies I've been pining to see:

  1. The wrestler
  2. Milk
  3. Gran Torino
  4. Slum Dog Millionaire

Friday, March 20, 2009

tonighter: This Friday, March 20, 7pm. Tony Mancus, Myronn Hardy & Jess Mynes. petes candy store.

james tate: Writers Voice
5 West 63rd St. btw Central Park West and Broadway. 7p.m.

On Friday, April 17 the Whitney Museum of American Art presents eight poets associated with two cutting-edge movements in contemporary poetry: the Flarf Collective and Conceptual Writing.
Featured poets are Christian Bök, Nada Gordon, Kenneth Goldsmith, Sharon Mesmer, K. Silem Mohammad, Kim Rosenfield, Gary Sullivan and Darren Wershler.

Joan of Arc: Flowers CD/LP
Polyvinyl Records June 9, 2009
Track Listing
  1. Fogbow
  2. The Garden of Cartoon Exclamations
  3. Flowers
  4. Fasting
  5. Explain Yourselves #2
  6. Tsunshine
  7. A Delicious Herbal Laxative
  8. Explain Yourselves
  9. Table of the Laments
  10. Fable of the Elements
  11. Life Sentence / Twisted Ladder
  12. The Sun Rose

tonight im staying in with movie bootlegs & staying up with some bourbon.

Monday, March 16, 2009

beautiful machine

"Poems should echo and reecho against each other. They should create resonances. They cannot live alone any more than we can."

a forthcoming Breeders EP. Now, we can report that the EP, Fate to Fatal, will be out on April 21!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

forthcoming: PopRally: No One Does It Like You.

Date/Time:Tue., March 24, 7:00pm. Price: $14-$16

Department of Eagles: a new video.


Marcel Dzama and director Patrick Daughters, who is signed to Roman Coppola's the Directors Bureau, presents the premiere of Daughters's video for Department of Eagles's single "No One Does It Like You," featuring the art of Dzama, who designed the set and costumes. Following the screening, Dzama wil discuss discuss discuss and Department of Eagles perform. Part favor: All who attend receive a limited-edition poster by Dzama.

thanks to greg bem.

Friday, March 13, 2009

threshold and limit

Friday night is eating me.

what Friday night means:
  1. watching on cable a Rush union concert. apparently washing machines make for great stage props.
  2. reading Mike Heppner's egg code only to stop and watch Rush.
  3. thinking (believing) that i know many people who resemble Geddy Lee

4. realizing i don't know many people who look like Geddy Lee.
5. Friday night begins to eat me.

Charles Bernstein is the CFO of the Center for Avant-Garde Comedy and Stand-Up Poetry. His most recent book is Blind Witness: Three American Operas. Adeena Karasick is the 2008 winner of the MPS mobile award, poet media artist and author of six books of poetry and poetic theory. Forthcoming is Amuse Bouche Tasty Treats for the Mouth (Talonbooks, 2009). She teaches Film and Literature at CUNY.

funyy funny.

jason lytle has a new record and a new record label. One is called Yours Truly, The Commuter and the other is called ANTI Records. New album in stores and all that on May 12th.

Here's the tracklisting:

  1. yours truly, the commuter
  2. Brand New sun
  3. ghost of my old dog
  4. I am lost (and the moment cannot last)
  5. birds encouraged him
  6. it's the weekend
  7. furget it
  8. This song is the mute button
  9. Rollin' home Alone
  10. you're too gone
  11. fLying thru canyons
  12. Here For good
for my desert friends, hes playing plush on monday night. just go. give him the hat off your head.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Instead of pointing to empty signifiers and the simulacrum

forget the rem tribute, go see Ringo Deathstarr @ cake shop: 152 Ludlow St, between Stanton and Rivington Sts, Lower East Side.

where the hot coals of poetry are burning

yo, try the yo yo

shamelessly, i urge you here 34......................left

Sonic Youth, John Paul Jones

the school i teach at is almost a week away (tomorrow) from a quality review. the stress of such has been and it has been and continues to be. this with some whiskey......and eric baus's book the to sound have been a solace.

as reported earlier and elsewhere, i was the recipient of 2 free tickets to anton newcombe's latest incarnation of brian jonestown massacre. cool. i might grow a beard for this one.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

energies and failings

Glasslands Gallery: 8:30pm German Measles, The Beets, Teenage Night War, Gold Dust, Womb Sharks. 289 Kent Ave, between S 1st and S 2nd Sts, Williamsburg [L,G to Metropolitan Ave. hooray Jackson Heights! i love the beets: "dungeons without the dragons"

i may be there since it's soo close to my apt. and i am soo close to feeling totally bummed about some friends leaving Brooklyn for the jersey suburbs.

applause buttons:

joshua marie wilkinson has three, that's right 1, 2 and 3.

1 All Types of Breath Included/Cold Faction
. Cover art by Dan Perry. Cover text lovingly hand-stamped. Saddle Stapled. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Edition of 100. $6.oo (includes shipping) use the paypal button below or send check/cash and your address to: B.J. Love 5110 South Kenwood Avenue, #209 Chicago, IL 60615.

did i chuckle when i read bj love? yes, i'm ashamed to confess.

2. i go by edgar huntly now. Letterpress on graph paper, Japanese paper, and maps. $7. doublecross press. and

3. 12 x 12. Conversations in 21st-Century Poetry and Poetics
Edited by Christina Mengert and Joshua Marie Wilkinson. univ. of iowa

jeff mock has published his manuscript Ruthless (selected by Deborah Keenan) on three candles press.

Boyer Rickel, reliquary [Editor's Series, #4] seven kitchen press.......


(seven chapbooks)

Four Cities
by Kazim Ali
Luminal Equation by Maureen Alsop
House by Sommer Browning
Into the Eyes of Lost Storms by Karla Kelsey
Sycorax's Retinue
by Laura Goode
You do damage by Kate Schapira
Yellowcake by Jared White

180 pages, hand-sewn in signatures, screen-printed cover, limited edition of 100

If you got a copy of Narwhal with smearing cover ink, we'll be happy to send you a replacement copy, as we've solved the ink issue.

To better keep up with demand, we will no longer offer the Cannibal Books 2009 Subscription after April 1, 2009.

david byrne reviewed

  1. Grizzly Bear: Yellow House
  2. Morrissey: Years of Refusal
  3. Department of Eagles: In Ear Park
  4. Marvin Gaye: Here, My Dear
  5. sobi Seksu: Hush
  6. Antony & The Johnsons: The Crying Light
feels like 64 degreez. feels like slowed down by "er" and "um" interjections

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

and so there is my friend steven, the spruce swivel chair david byrne dancer, dancing lily-white on steven colbert. can one say that one is "proud" of one's friend without sounding condescending? but I am. i am really happy for him.

The Home Video Review of Books is a monthly online review journal of poetry & lyric prose.

Reviews and such...........look, find and listen.

Monday, March 2, 2009

less absolutist

thank you, linder.......

really, i've nothing quite to say about snow.

perhaps there should be a note of gratitude for the day off, the chaise lounge-like leisure, the cookies, (insert the neighborhood scoop-sound of shovels also known as laborieux), the time with my family the stereo played Michael Jackson's Off The Wall against, well then,



ok enough. i baked cookies. no, i ate cookies. oatmeal chocolate chip.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

hear my dear

album of the weeks:

here my dear
, recorded by marvin gaye for tamla records in 1978 to generally dismal sales (it flopped) in comaprison to his earlier work, is a human chronicle of pain, the break-up kind. court-ordered to hand over the cashola (alimony) from the sales of h.m.d as well as a cut of the next record to his x anna (sister of berry gordy, owner of motown records), marvin gaye stripped bare in a confessional double album that finds his three-octave-vocal range inhabit, ransom and possess songs that are at the same time bitter and naked, belligerent and tender, churlish and reflective, ireful and seductive, petulant and pleading, sarcastic and threatening. even the album art work suggests as much.......................check it out.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

a missing patch

todays weather: Current:Cloudy. Wind: NW at 0 mph. early costelloesque.

last night was a reading at the stain bar hosted by Amy King & Ana Božičević. regrettably i was unable to stay beyond the first three redaers, but i did catch tony mancus. tony's poems are now experimenting with tone, moving from a romantic quasi-confessional lyric to a ashbery-inspired attention to a thought's movement. or it could not be like that at all. check his poems out.

tomorrows weather:
Ice Pellet. 70% chance of precipitation. mackaye & picciottoesque

i'm thinking of starting a new band called NEEDY SAIDWHICH? don't necessarily need the question mark, one mark may be enough.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

take my hand, yeah baby

and if i could only look like that when i wipe my mouth.......................

someone i had to see this afternoon handed me (after some pleasantries that included a multiplicity of adjectives) david orr's ny times article which has attracted a few words from some literary folk. ohhh
the greatness. im allowed some snarkiness.................i like matt cozart's examples of greatness (below)

What is great?

1) There's snow on them thar Alps! It's a great day for skiing!
2) Great job on your presentation, Woodrow!
3) Aw man, this goulash is great! You gotta try it, Eleanor!
4) Oh, be sure to watch the bonus materials; they got some great outtakes!
5) Great Scot, is that the reanimated corpse of Richard Nixon, come to eat our brains?!
6) Say, I've got a great idea for a new invention, but who will help me fund it?!
7) Mmm...this sliced bread is the greatest thing since...OH MY GOD. IT'S THE GREATEST THING EVER.

Three exhibitions on the Lower East Side through late March: Fernando Mastrangelo: Love Is a Smoke Made With the Fume of Sighs at Kumukumu, 42 Rivington St (between Eldridge and Forsyth), until March 22

Andrea Tese: Boats Against the Current at Heist Gallery, 27 Essex St (between Grand and Hester), until March 21

Kirsten Deirup: Dogsbody at Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, 163 Eldridge St (between Delancey and Rivington), until March 22

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

mark horosky is economic stimulus

i purchased lisa fishman's lining from boxwood editions.

i am being a bad friend. the type of bad friend that types in one radiator-steaming room while sommer is another radiating-steaming room watching a diaper change.


i think i may run over the williamsburg bridge

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

the exorcist voice

and so this is 3rd bass. strange how they visited me today while i walked home from the m train. n-hi-hi-hi-hi-hi-hice! To give up gas face he drinks from a thermos

say hello to k. silem!

oh you're so silent jonathon richman

tonighter: Atelos Publishing Project ACA Galleries. 6pm. 529 W 20th St, between Tenth and Eleventh Aves, Chelsea. "theory from practice, poetry from prose, essay from drama, the visual image from the verbal, the literary from the non-literary, and so forth."

this friday: stain reading series: February 27. Jason Gray, Tony Mancus, Deb Poe, Ric Royer, Mario Susko, Jessica Reed. i do touch down cheers for tony mancus.


Monday, February 23, 2009

sattempted punk bands

increments of love,

much much many many thanks to tom wentzel and cindy meier, jane quale and john hayes, dennis caldwell & family, rita davis, ann & enrique mortel for the desert excitement.

tips for air travel
  1. be kind to people or persons traveling with children.
  2. only pretend to pretend
  3. if nothing else, be a great attitude
  4. make mistakes in private
  5. consider some sort of wheeled contraption
  6. avoid queen latifah movies
take a looksee: Marsh Hawk Review, Spring 2009
edited by Thomas Fink

further: a new chapbook press, Boxwood Editions.

their first release is Lisa Fishman's Lining,
a hand-sewn pamphlet-stitched chapbook with a vellum cover.

Lining is limited to 75 copies, it's $7 which includes postage.

You can purchase it via paypal at

If you're curious, you can watch Lisa read from it in her home in Chicago here:

Sunday, February 15, 2009

friday will be lucas sayler's birthday. my beautiful lu lu will be 2.

tomorrow we head for the desert (arizona) ((originally i misspelled: dessert)) tucson. accordingly, i might be out of reach for about a week. i want to reassure my seven readers that the near-absolute chance of missed postage is only temporary. but because i care, you can follow these blogs if you like:

  1. this
  2. that
  3. here
  4. there
  5. okey
  6. dokey
a video (possibly my fav fav favorite??????))))))))))))))))))))))))))

kenneth goldsmith sings

"The words are here, it would seem to open up windows upon polyvalent shifting horizons of meanings, and the sounds that escape the words are here to open our ears to places where words, as such, cannot follow. "

Charles Alexander's Certain Slants reviewed by Jonathan Stalling in jacket 36.

Saturday, February 14, 2009


image by amie robinson......................

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. 530 W 22nd St (between Tenth and Eleventh Aves) Chelsea. Marc handelman. think luminous tearings & blurrings. a beachhouse bombing....

david foster wallace tribute: Sonora Review 55/56, the upcoming double issue featuring the uncollected wallace story, Solomon Silverfish, and essays and reflections from Sven Birkerts, Michael Sheehan interviewing Tom Bissell, Charles Bock, Marshall Boswell, Greg Carlisle, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers, Ken Kalfus, Glenn Kenny, Lee Martin, Michael Martone, Rick Moody interviewing Michael Pietsch, and art and prose from Karen Green.

The issue also includes new work by Aimee Bender, short-short contest winners, interviews,
fiction, non-fiction & poetry from Dan Pinkerton, Ryo Yamaguchi, Laynie Brown, and Tim Peterson among others....................

head over to, scroll over the “Send Money” bar along the top, click on “Send Money Online,” and then enter “” as the Recipent (or “To” field.) Send $18 dollars, which includes 15 for the issue and 3 for shipping and handling.

congratulations to morgan lucas schuldt for the e-chapbook publication of his work entitled, L=u=N=G=U=A=G=E.

last night i saw dottie lasky reading in a loft in brooklyn. i had fun. i took a cab home. drank some whiskey and talked to my neighbor (she drank wine).

an animated lemmy?


The Bowery Series

$6 admission goes to support the readers
Curators: February-March by Nada Gordon & Gary Sullivan
April-May by Kristen Gallagher & Tim Peterson













MAY 23

MAY 30

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

happy birthday, morgan lucas. it is also H.R. 's (Bad Brains) birthday (good company).

if jamie stewart/xiu xiu is the just the right electric guitar, bird call whistles and a stylophone (a late 60s toy synth that one plays with a pen), then take a looksee here below.

a subscription series that Stewart will offer via the Xiu Xiu website. ambient, experimental, and minimalist works will be yours for a $100. Stewart will send you one CD per month for a year. He'll hand-number every one of these discs, hand-wrap them in felt and yarn, and stick a different leaf under the tray of each CD. This subscription even comes with a "deluxe edition": For an extra $10, he'll throw in an additional disc and some of that homemade chocolate. But he's only selling 50 of these subscriptions.

4/06 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Monkey Town -- Jamie Stewart solo show

david berman & a book of cartoons. drag city will release the book, The Portable February.

effing press:


44 pages
w/ letterpress covers
isbn 0-9794745-5-8


IN THE BIRD'S BREATH by Marcia Roberts

64 pages
w/ letterpress covers

isbn 0-9794745-7-4
news: House and Senate negotiators reached agreement today on a stimulus plan with a cost of about $789 billion after scaling down the versions passed by both houses, congressional leaders announced.

the grizzly and the bear: the Yellow House followup Veckatimest was partially recorded at Ed Droste's family's home in Cape Cod & If you've got tickets to their February 28th show with the Brooklyn Philharmonic, you can expect to hear most of the material both with the orchestra and in a 45-minute set from just the band.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

and then, there was jeff goldblum. walking & acting. bedford ave. this afternoon, after after.

i found at the salvation army a copy of bunny gets paid by red red meat for 2 bucks.



Dorothea Lasky & Filip Marinovich

Friday, February 13th, 2009 8PM
BYOB & donation: $5

hosted by Thom Donovan & Robert Kocik at:

“The Loft”
1227 Bedford Avenue
(between Fulton and Halsey)
Brooklyn, NY

A train to Nostrand (walk on Fulton toward downtown Brooklyn, right on Bedford)
C train to Franklin (walk on Fulton away from downtown, left on Bedford)
G train to Nostrand-Lafayette (walk on Bedford toward Fulton, about 8 min)

[please call 646 436 4959 or 716 228 9066 in case you should have problems gaining entrance to the venue]

note: attend this reading. just go. i'll be there (toe touch jumps and all.)

tonighter: Glasslands Gallery. 9pm True Primes, Fake Male Voice (feat. Tunde Adebimpe)

buy: God, Sebastian, Amy by Ana Božičević -- $8.00. flying guillotine press

Monday, February 9, 2009


the vinyl is being purchased while the turntable has yet to be bought. and your story?

Miracle Legion's 1988 Glad (a side of the LP was recorded live in New York, with a one-song guest appearance by the entirety of Pere Ubu!) has the heartbreaker, "A Heart Disease Called Love."

tonighter: Cake Shop 9pm Arms, Speck Mountain. Arms is Todd Goldstein (The Sea & the Gulls, Harlem Shakes.)


landscape is a metaphor

tonight the president speaks to the nation. my mind currently is on mickey rourke.

  1. The Wrestler (2008) .... Randy 'The Ram' Robinson
  2. Sin City (2005) .... Marv
    ... aka Frank Miller's Sin City (USA: complete title)
  3. Buffalo '66 (1998) .... The Bookie
  4. Love in Paris (1997) .... John Gray
    ... aka 9 1/2 Weeks II
    ... aka Another 9 1/2 Weeks (video title)
    ... aka Another Nine & a Half Weeks (USA)
  5. Homeboy (1988) .... Johnny Walker
  6. A Prayer for the Dying (1987) .... Martin Fallon
  7. Barfly (1987) .... Henry Chinaski
  8. Angel Heart (1987) .... Harry Angel
  9. Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) .... John
  10. The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984) .... Charlie
  11. Rumble Fish (1983) .... The Motorcycle Boy
  12. Diner (1982) .... Robert 'Boogie' Sheftell
mickey rourke

Sunday, February 8, 2009

a combination of harass and hustle, haggle and tussle, and haggle and wrestle.


Death By Audio
Brooklyn, NY, 49 S 2nd St btwn Wythe & Kent | Williamsburg, Brooklyn
L to Bedford, JM to Marcy, G to Metropolitan.

this may be the coolest place to see a show without the usual hassle.
there were no hassles before 1945, the year in which the noun hassle is first recorded in English.

"When I was five I used to go and sit with my next-door neighbour, Stan the pigeon guy, in his back garden ..."

mark e. smith

1) wavves
2) u.s. girls: 03-11-2009 20:00 at Death by Audio w/ AIDS WOLF + Sightings

ariel pink,
SERIOUSLY? with the vivian girls? Yes

Vito Hannibal Acconci

i love the middle name. it totally usurps the first and last. all middle names should act accordingly.

beautiful day today. springetease. o the blossoming and the smells of brooklyn. i ran over the williamsburg bridge: east river, boats, car exhaust, spandex (not me, i swear), and Roxy Music's Stranded.

A line by Brandon Brown for you: "my cave full of imposture"

this is also for you: Brooklyn Record Riot. Sunday. Feb 15th. 10am. 3-20 bucks. warsaw. 261 driggs. 35 dealers. vinyl and 45s. Polish beer. kielbasa and pierogi. get in touch with your inner horosky.

go feel starkly universal.