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Monthly archive November, 2006

Overheard quote of the week

What do you mean I have the wrong kind of ant farm?

Awesome woman of the week

The Story of My Accident is Ours by Rachel Levitsky now up on Conjunctions. Levitsky is of course the founder of the belladonna reading series which has hosted very close to 100 kick-ass women in NYC and which I have been very happy to be a part of for the last few years. Under the...

Traffic

Issue Number Two2006-2007ed. Elizabeth Treadwell Okay, I’ve been wanting to post about this but really, I still feel I haven’t had enough time to adequately describe the excellence of this project. My first reaction was Yes, oh Yes! Here’s a fabulous example of what one might accomplish in lieu of blogging. At just over 200...

Caroline Bergvall, Philadelphia 2006

Elizabeth Bachinsky

You can see and hear Bachinsky read from Curio, published this year with Bookthug. One of the poems she reads is her anagram poem of TS Eliot’s “The Wasteland” titled “Lead the Wants”…

buy nothing day and making meaning

Today is Buy Nothing Day, an annual event and so far I think not one that has made any major mark on our society. Adbusters is amazing. But in a sense it is preaching to the converted. Particularly since those of us who are even aware of it are usually folks who are already fairly...

a real poet

Phew, thought I better get a real poet on here…we were getting a little out there of late, no? Cyberpoets and women… well, meanwhile the poetry mantle gets passed on as most of the power in our society does, from man to man. Here’s Muldoon to bring us back to tradition.

Bigger issues on the day of giving thanks

Part of the reason I am wrapping up Lemon Hound is towfold: one a commitment to my own work, and by that I mean poetry and book projects, but also a desire to turn my attention to some of the larger issues in our world. Issues such as the environment, our air and water, over-development...

winding down

After much consideration, I’ve finally chosen a date to pull the plug on this adventure. Lemon Hound will officially end along with this turbulent year. Hopefully I’ll be able write at least mini-reviews of all those books I have stacked by my ugly orange chair. What’s next? Indeed. What’s next.

nouvelle vague…

a little morning music…and while you’re on coolhunting check out the latest in Brooklyn edginess from Bushwick. Bap took place this summer. Thanks Zzee…

cyberwomen poets, a post in progress

Quickly, quickly, name all the cyberwomen poets you know… Exactly. Well, Stephanie Strickland comes to mind, yes, Stephanie Strickland…and…and…well? Well, here are some ideas for you. Check out Betty Nkomo (a wow) by Young-Hae Chang at poems that go, and then born magazine…and then over at logolalia…thanks to mairead for those links…I can’t help but...

Elizabeth Bachinsky

You can see and hear Bachinsky read from Curio, published this year with Bookthug. One of the poems she reads is her anagram poem of TS Eliot’s “The Wasteland” titled “Lead the Wants”…

apostrophe

Hi all, I’ve posted on apostrophe by Bill Kennedy and Darren Wershler-Henry before, but have you seen the apostrophe movie? You can find an excerpt here on the Boston Review, and a review here…

Angela Carr

Does the line last longerthan the point at which you wanted me?After a time.Am I fragile at this point you wanting me?Am I lasting at this point?Am I coming at this point and is it lasting?Am I nettles?Are you burning in this point?Am I centered in your beauty and is it cold and are we...

If y’all didn’t believe me that Kate Greenstreet’s a great reader, you can hear for yourself. Kate, Janet at MiPo Reading Series.

good lord! oceans, greycup and ginsberg

Thanks to Jordan for the link to this horror. Recycle, recycle, recycle…but that’s just the tip of the wasteberg: more ocean horrors in this week’s New Yorker, but only the print edition. All this pales next to previous headlines announcing the end of fish within the next 50 years…ocean fish in any case. Meanwhile Ginsberg...

Kate Greenstreet

Kate Greenstreet’s reading on Thursday night was a breath of fresh air. Yes, the Hound finally made up to Kelly Writers House on the Penn campus, 3508 Locust Walk, for the Emergency Reading Series. Featuring Kate along with Jason Zuzga and Noah Eli Gordon. Gordon’s assaultive approach to reading is intense, energetic, almost compulsive and...

New Jersey as an Impossible Object

Joe Milutis has an intriguing project in the works, an explication (a multiple rendering…) of William Carlos William’s long poem, Paterson. Aside from the obvious, and yes, intriguing connection between Robert Smithson’s work and William Carlos Williams work which is explored here, there is a kind of sonic exploration of the implications of the Williams...

Caroline Bergvall reading at Haverford and Shanna’s blog

Bergvall read the 4 Shorter Chaucer Tales tonight, along with More Pets, and Gong. The Chaucer pieces are a “must hear.” And over at Shanna’s place the question of female role models and literary continues…

Music turns my head

Now and then I remember one of my earlier desires, which was to write for Rolling Stone Magazine and take photos of women like Chrissie Hynde and Annie Lennox… Lately CBC’s Radio 3 Podcast has been introducing me to a host of Canadian bands (see #76 Tintin in the Land of the Podcast) that make...

New poems!

Post Lemon Hound poems up on MiPOesias thank you very much. For some reason I don’t have many poems online so this is fun, and new work, well that’s always fun.

ouch, wow, zowee

Okay, now I get why everyone is talking about Battlestar Galactica…I have some catching up to do. And I only discovered this because I was looking to post a link to Martha Wainwright, who is awesome and kicks ass… I found this video which is wacky and well, confusing, but you get to hear Martha......

foulipo and drunken boat #8

In my round-up of journals I forgot to mention the new issue of Drunken Boat, which contains a folio of Canadian writing I edited. It’s a slim feature with many ghostly contributors whose work you will find on this blog either to come, or in the archives, or on the links when I can figure...

foulipo and drunken boat #8

In my round up of journals I forgot to mention the new issue of Drunken Boat, which contains a folio of Canadian writing I edited, a slim feature with many ghostly contributors whose work you will find on this blog either to come, or in the archives… There is also an Oulipo folio that is...

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Bat Barbie redux

Found in the garbage files…

Hola? Girl gang leaps tall buildings for pretty things…

One of Chile’s most notorious gangs, and they’re all girls… Check out the Spider Girls.

On the newstands

In this week’s New Yorker Janet Malcom provides more evidence of Gertrude Stein’s bad behaviour and Rachel Cohen reviews a new book about Leonard Woolf. Is everyone still loving the Believer? I haven’t found a magazine to be excited about in years…and I’m not a believer Believer, not yet. But this piece on a newspaper...

News Round Up

Alice Notley is everywhere (Kelly Writers House, Cue Gallery, Poets House, Cuny) at the moment, and I keep missing her! Well, I did hear her read an Allen Ginsberg poem but it’s not the same… Also three books in one year, phew, and I have none of them…yet. Next week in NYC a Festival of...

Happy Birthday This Magazine

This Magazine is 40! In the birthday issue, the iconic Canadian magazine of youth/left/hipster politics out of Toronto offers up 40 Big Ideas we need to know about. Here’s a snippet from the ubiquitous Clive Thompson. Let the revolution begin. Or is this not what Hilary Clinton was talking about last night? A few years...

Quote of the week

“Who’s anti-French ? I know a lot of good French guys [that] I like.” –Don Cherry

Caroline Bergvall’s Shorter Chaucer Tales

Hey kids, I posted on this back in the summer and now Bergvall’s awesome revisioning of Chaucer is up on Penn Sound. My personal fave being the Franker Tale… There is apparently something printed from this in Jacket, but I couldn’t find it. And guess what Philly poets, Bergvall will be reading here at Haverford...

On the desk & in the works

Poetry, yes, more on that soon. In a stack by the ugly orange chair: Sue Wheeler, Anne Szumgalski, Diana Hartog, Steve Noyes, Jan Conn, Bread Not Pain, Marlene Cookshaw, Michael Kenyon, David Seymour, Karen Solie, Steven Price, Howard Akler, Nathalie Stephens, Elizabeth Bachinsky, Angela Carr, Kate Colby, Sarah Manguso, Amy King, Beverly Dahlen, Sharon Mesmer,...

Responding to two quotes from Joshua Corey

These two quotes are from an essay titled “Notes Toward the Dramatic Lyric, which can be found on his blog and here. http://www.sidereality.com/volume2issue2/articlesv2n2/notestowardthedramaticlyric.htm Within the locked room of language the self fragments and re-coalesces in the presence of the world, achieving, against tremendous odds, an original relationship with the universe. The camaraderie of a university...

Carole Mirakove

face with silverware in the neglected now & in nets the apparently is no longer (recounted libido everywhere level)the fact is emplacement: the last of the luminous entrees From the eastvillage.com where you can find more of Mirakove’s poems looking like they are supposed to look on the page (when will blogs be able to...

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Blah, blah, blah, who’s really killing poetry?

Ug. Can anyone make it through either of these postured and out of touch attempts to get at something about contemporary poetry? I mean, really, how can anyone be so verbose and say so little? And AWP is an organization that is supposed to somehow be advocating for writing? And this one! Ugh, ugh, and...

Awesome woman of the week

She feels embarrassed by the fuss around the world after being robbed and locked in room in her house. She feels compassion for the robbers. Through all of its turbulence, South African novelist Nadine Gordimer remains in her country, and even when faced with violence she remains open, looking beyond the surface into the violence’s...

Quote of the week

every now and then a rhyme, quick & easy as a drive-by…–margin note in a reviewer’s copy of Sharon Thesen’s A Pair of Scissors found at The Strand

Awesome woman of the week: Mary Gaitskill

Had the opportunity to meet Ms. Gaitskill a few weeks back at Bryn Mawr. What a quirky and original presence, as full on writer as I’ve encountered in some time. And so much more dynamic than Zadie Smith, whom we heard earlier in September, and who while creating a stir with her presence, failed to...

Richard Ford

Had the opportunity to meet Mr. Ford this week before his reading at Bryn Mawr. I have to say that his reading was one of the finest I have heard in a very long time. I have long been a fan of Ford’s, a classical writer in many ways, one who approaches the page more...

Moma this week: Brice Marden

Last week I was able to see the Brice Marden retrospective at MOMA prior to my workshop at Poets House. A retrospective, the show offers fifty paintings and an equal number of drawings (which I didn’t have time to see). You enter into the first room and see four nearly solid colored canvases with titles...

Reading Ginsberg at Poetry Project

Caught the tale end of the Ginsberg tribute reading at Poetry Project last night. I was blown away by CA Conrad’s reading of half a dozen or so poems incluing “is about” and “you know what i’m saying,” and one that he sang. Beautifully. Absolutely beautifully. A great reminder that poems, even list poems, are...

If it bends, round 2

(WARNING: these jokes will be offensive to many men and also some women and small dogs) Women will never be equal to men until they can strut down the street holding their dicksThe Ladies Room explores differences in dick size99 ways to annoy people without waving a ____When the man in your life starts getting...

If it bends it’s funny

(WARNING: some of these jokes may be offensive to men) Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street baldThe Ladies Room explores gender differences in communication gender-related humour99 ways to annoy peopleWhen the man in your life starts getting a bit full of himself Great ideas for bringing him...

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