LEMON HOUND

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Monthly archive May, 2007

Alice Notley, Part 1

Alice Notley has had a few very big years. Recent publications include a collection of essays, Coming After (U of Michigan 2005), Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2005 (Wesleyan 2006), and Alma, Or The Dead Women (Granary 2006). I’ve been wanting to write about the new and selected for some time now, but...

Who sees Canada?

I’ve been curating this pool of Canadian photography on flickr. Early days still, but it’s worth a look. How’s that for a ringing endorsement? You could try listening to that with a podcast from CBC Radio 3. Or a special podcast on the Canadian dictionary, eh.

Laugh of the week

Oh, I did need a laugh this morning…and out takes. or George Bush on global warming.

Ya, funny, funny.

Environmental news of the week

Wow. If poetry could do this. Think about the other “90 %” of the planet. I would love to see the Haida give the oil patch a run for its money. When I heard about plans to put solar panels on farm land in Ontario I couldn’t believe it…who would okay such a plan? Solar...

Million Poems Show Bowery Poetry Club

The Hound will be one of tonight’s guests. “For the finale of season three for New York’s best-loved poetry talk show, host Jordan Davis and house band Franklin Bruno (The Human Hearts, Nothing Painted Blue, Mountain Goats) welcome poets Sina Queyras and Chris Toll, and cabaret sensation Poor Baby Bree. Interviews, poetry, performance, spontaneous collaboration...

Joshua Clover, The Totality for Kids

I posted briefly on Joshua Clover in my Three Joshuas (Beckman, Clover, Corey) mini-review last year. I was taken with Clover’s The Totality for Kids, and wanted to spend more time with it before going on at length. Partly this is because I want to resist being taken in by the sheen, and by the...

“Moments” now on ars poetica. Thanks, Dan. Great project compiling poems that reflect a poet’s poetics.

Grizzly Man is George Bush

Finally watched Grizzly Man, the Werner Herzog docu/film depicting the life of Timothy Treadwell. Well, that is to say I watched what I could–long descriptions of body parts didn’t seem that interesting, and it was painful to watch someone as delusional as Treadwell, who, like the McCandless we encounter in Jon Krakaeur’s Into the Wild...

here again…

Thoughts on blogging once more

After several months of “not blogging,” it seemed clear to me that blogging had become a fairly significant part of my life. This is, to me, a bit sobering, because it means that I’m content to have a one-sided convers

Quote of the week

I don’t have a problem with lyric poetry. I have a problem with the idea that lyric poetry is the only legitimate poetry….

best poet of his or her generation

I’ve come across this statement several times in the past year, once as a self-description. Speaking of oneself in the third person–so and so is the the best poet of her generation. I don’t understand this sort of language. I don’t understand how it is useful in any context, review or blog. Likely I have...

Mairead Byrne, Talk Poetry (Miami UP 2007)

“You could use this stuff for stand-up and STILL have enough leftovers to construct a small working Christopher Marlowe…” Jow Lindsay I have long been a fan of Mairéad Byrne, a poet who is as funny as she is brave and original. We first crossed paths electronically, where she proved herself to be a tireless...

Sicko: Michael Moore takes on US Healthcare

Oh, this is going to be good. Taking a group of 9/11 rescue workers to Cuba for free health care? Moore was right to spirit away a copy of the film. This was a deal breaker for me: living in a country that allows its citizens to go bankrupt over basic health care? That’s insane....

Even more on the difference between poetry & prose

People seem to get very worried when poetry becomes too prose-like, or prose becomes too poetry-like. The latter seems particularly worrisome, but usually because this tends to describe “bad writing,” rather than poetic prose. I won’t cite examples…but there are many. The difference is fascinating if only because of the reaction people have to being...

wherever she goes, there she is

Haverford College Library

guess where?

In which the hound reveals a soft spot for cats…

Particularly intelligent ones… Nora… the sequel

More to come on Andreas Gursky

Spring in Chelsea…no windows…no doors…art spilling out everywhere.

The Hound in Montreal, Verse on LH

Sina Queyras, author of Lemon Hound (shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award and the Pat Lowther Award), reads at Montreal’s Atwater Poetry Project, and is joined by Sonnet L’Abbe and Ida Borjel. The Atwater Poetry Projectfeaturing Sina Queyras, Sonnet L’Abbe and Ida BorjelThursday, May 10, 2007Atwater Library & Computer Centre, 1200 Atwater AvenueWestmount, QC7:00 p.m....

Sammy Davis Jr.

Who knew. The guy was a life-time camera-carrying photography addict…