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More Bite Than Bark Since 2005
Monthly archive September, 2005

Allen Ginsberg

Allen GinsbergHowl turned 50 this week! The poem that sealed Ginsberg’s fame and shaped a generation of poetics is half a century. Who can resist the pure, unselfconscious energy of Howl? The confidence of it, the determination, the sureness—perhaps rooted in Ginsberg’s knowing that his project was/is a continuation of a grand project started, become...

Marilyn Hacker

There are some new poems in Lodestar Quarterly yet another journal I know little about, but now will be looking at more closely since it seems to be a fairly serious queer literary journal—an online Bloom? They’ve included Edmund White, Jewelle Gomez, Mark Doty and others…But really this is a good reason to talk about...

Andres Ajens

Here’s a snippet from the Mouré translation of Andrés Ajens, as described in the previous post.iv. rough trial (auto).The automobile bile, one wheel off-keel, themoirai to the left, atrop-ical behind,as for those other two, so eternally unerring,with bits of one, child of a flirt whose permit’s suspended,ever-exceeding,(m)aimed toward home, theco-reign of herbicides fervently afar, withmagdalene...

Traffic East Magazine

Traffic East, okay, does anyone know about this magazine? It’s out of Buffalo. They do an amazing job, really, the look is so slick, so, I don’t know, Vogue-like. Lots of very impressive ads etc. And yet they publish poetry. Beacoup de poésie. Three of my poems in the last issue, for example, and I...

Just discovered Fascicle

Just discovered Fascicle, a new online journal. The first issue came out some time this summer with an impressive list of contributors including people such as M. NourbeSe Philip, Meredith Quartermain, Carla Harryman, K. Silem Mohammad, Martha Ronk, Linh Dinh, Sappho, Fernando Pessoa and Sophocles (pretty good company, no?), translations by Eugene Ostashevsky, Mónica de...

Juliana Spahr and Ge

Juliana Spahr and Gertrude Steinhttp://people.mills.edu/jspahr/stein.htm

Come and hear the Hound and others

Apocalypse Now:Monday, September 26th @ 7:30 PM Scheduled readers of poetry, fiction and drama: Patrick MartinCarol GhiglieriSina Queyras (aka Lemon Hound)Ken UrbanCaroline Liadakis Apocalypse Lounge189 East 3rd Streetbetween Ave A & BNew York City www.clubapocalypse.com Subway: F or V to 2nd Ave. FREE (Happy Hour– 7:00 PM-8:00 PM–$2.00 Rheingolds)

Poem by Erin Moure

It came to me this evening as I was on the basketball court. Erin Moure! You haven’t thought of Erin Moure in a while now and you didn’t put that poem up on Lemon Hound like you wanted to! Why would anyone think of Erin Moure while on the basketball court? Is it because she...

Yet another reason to reconsider Sharon Olds

This caught my eye in the NY Times today. Ms. Olds, in a letter on the Web site of The Nation (thenation.com/doc/20051010/olds), said she found the invitation appealing. “But I could not face the idea of breaking bread with you,” she wrote in a letter to Mrs. Bush. “I knew that if I sat down...

Meeka Walsh on Sharon Olds in Border Crossings

First of all I have to say that I have been, in my life, a big Sharon Olds fan. Perhaps as big a Sharon Olds fan as I am a fan of BorderCrossings. However unlike Border Crossings I fell out of love with Olds and largely view her now, as a parody of herself. Not...

New release from Ferron

Folks have been waiting for the new album from Ferron, and here it is. Turning Into Beautiful, has just been released–the first studio recordings in almost ten years–and she will be playing at Joe’s Pub on Wednesday night. As the press kit says, “Ferron has danced in and out of the spotlight. She is nothing...

Chelsea this week

ROBERT SMITHSON Didn’’t catch a glimpse of Smithson’s Floating Island , yesterday, my first trip to Chelsea of the season, but I love the idea of this floating barge filled with trees floating around Manhattan. The photos have the trees in full autumn colour, which would be even more spectacular: photos in the Times of...

A major event at the Drawing Center last night. Lineage at the center–lines of inquiry, lines of text, lines of wool, and many, many folks. Across at the Drawing Room, carnival drawings (see above) and a Steel band playing. It made for a dynamic evening that spilled out onto the street. The season, as they...

Drawing Center Opening Tonight at 6pm

The Drawing Center is a very cool gallery on Wooster in Soho–they were supposed to move to the new WTC site. However, controversary erupted over a show they curated in which the artists dared to comment on the current administration. Further more, there was a piece that made reference to the terrorists in a way...

Beckett on Film

Juliet Stevenson in Play Rosaleen Linehan as Winnie in Happy Days, directed by Patricia Rozema What an amazing feat! I stumbled upon this preparing for my playwriting workshop. I wanted to show Happy Days, one of my favourite Beckett plays, which we are reading along with Canadian playwrights Sally Clark and Morris Panych. Found a...

More on the difference between poetry & prose

Wellwho knew? There was a reasonalgebra was always beyond me and then there were all those lines and broken here and here and what he says goes.

Best American Poetry 2005

Launch reading for The Best American Poetry 2005edited by Paul MuldoonThursday, September 15, 20057 pm New School, 66 West 12 Street, Tishman AuditoriumfeaturingGuest editor Paul MuldoonSeries editor David Lehmanand 20 contributors to The Best American Poetry 2005:Order of ProceedingsDavid Lehman, series editor, brief opening remarksPaul Muldoon, guest editor of The Best American Poetry 2005,introductionsA. R....

Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson: Hunger`s Brides: A Novel of the Baroque Tuesday, November 29, 7 pmMcNally Robinson Booksellers52 Prince Street (between Mulberry and Lafayette Streets)(212) 274-1160 Apocalyptic, lyrical and erotically charged, Paul Anderson`s Hunger`s Brides spans three centuries of mystery surrounding the Baroque-era Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, the greatest Spanish poet of her...

Robin Blaser

The Irreparable: A Talk on Poetics by Robin Blaser Tuesday, October 4, 7 pmPoets House72 Spring Street, 2nd Floor(212) 431-7920Web: www.poetshouse.org Renowned Canadian poet and essayist Robin Blaser articulates The Irreparable in a talk on poetics and philosophy, which considers the work of Giorgio Agamben, Jean-Luc Nancy, and John Berger in relation to writing, politics,...

Belladonna

The Belladonna series kicks off tonight with a special Argentinian line up. Belleza y Felicidad is a collective of artists and writers from Buenos Aires.This event will showcase poems by Fernanda Laguna, Cecilia Pavón, & Gabriela Bejerman .Tuesday, September 13, 7PM@ Dixon Place (258 Bowery, 2 nd Floor—Between Houston & Prince)A $7-10 donation is suggested....

A new store on Atlantic Avenue called Darr has the most intriguing collection of objets I have seen in a while, including this specimen, which has inspired me to do a series on store windows in my neighbourhood. Check out Darr’s website for more information.

Laughing Firemen & Block parties

It’s hard for anyone in NY not to have a moment of silence on 9/11, particularly those of us, like myself, who live in close proximity to a firehouse. They are busy now–they are always busy, but I imagine this morning they are busy readying the firehouse for what has become the annual 9/11 memorial...

Car less

Shield play,originally uploaded by lemon hound. This is what State Street looks like without cars. Amazing. I never knew there were so many kids on the block. Up and down on skateboards and bicycles, making big chalk murals, and on this end, the age old activity of sprinkler-running. Such was the activity last night in...

Concrete Poetry

Yes, I said in my rant a few days ago that poetry was not a concrete structure. Unless of course it is a concrete structure, as in the work of derek beaulieu, a sampling of which can be found here. What I was objecting to in said rant, was not avant gard poetry, or concrete...

The Iceland Weather Report

I don’t get to a lot of blogs, partly as I said in an earlier post, because I still don’t quite get them, or my involvement in them. But I did want to mention a site I stumbled across a while back, and one of the few that I drop in on regularly. The Iceland...

Found on Flatbush

Found on Flatbush,originally uploaded by lemon hound. Stranger things than this. Upside down America. What was in is now out. And so on. The air, odd. Last night NJT broke down outside Newark and I had to take the PATH to the WTC site. The new station blends seamlessly into the old system, but last...

Where I’ll be this Saturday….read

Jen BENKA, Michael GOTTLIEB, Heidi Lynn STAPLES, Robyn ART2 p.m. on Saturday, September 10@ The Four-Faced Liar165 West 4th Street (between 6th & 7th Ave), NY, NYhttp://www.thefour-facedliar.com/Now, when I read here back in the spring, one of my co-readerswas heckled by a group of rather drunk soccer fans from England.He very nearly broke out in...

The Tower of Pain

The Tower of Pain, originally uploaded by lemon hound. Locals tell me the Williamsburg Savings and Loan is known as the tower of pain because of the high number of dentists it houses…apparently Magic Johnson bought it however, and there will soon by condos at the corner of Atlantic & Flatbush.

More on the devestation in the south

Please check out the following link. This catastrophe is of epic proportions.

To blog or not to blog

I have considered this question for months now. This project began as a way to share photos with friends in Canada, but with the publication of Open Field, it became a place to put information about Canada and Canadian poets and art. In this sense it became–as my friend David Groff suggests–a place to praise...

Rivers of Destruction

I was glad to see the following op/ed piece by David Brooks in the NY Times today: Hurricanes come in two waves. First comes the rainstorm, and then comes what the historian John Barry calls the “human storm” – the recriminations, the political conflict and the battle over compensation. Floods wash away the surface of...

To blog or not to blog

An appreciation blog my friend David Groff tells me. That’s what this is. And so it seems to fit. However, from now on I’m going to try