More Bite Than Bark Since 2005
Monthly archive February, 2008


Teacher, originally uploaded by eob. Another from Books & Portraits

The latest from Books & Portraits

Day 39: 365, originally uploaded by napalm nikki. “November 21: disjunct! performance series at Spartacus Books. Here I am with the lovely Natalie Zina Walschots, author of Thumbscrews.” –Napalm Nikki

Bjork & PJ Harvey

Thanks to Brenda for the find… Dreams of Bjork would be good too…

Bjork & PJ Harvey

Do you dream of Oprah?

Here’s a repository for those dreams. Pass it on! Submit! http://idreamofoprah.blogspot.com/

Elbowtoe – Ad Hoc Poetry

Elbowtoe – Ad Hoc Poetry, originally uploaded by Reid Harris Cooper.

More places to read….

Reading, originally uploaded by svenwerk. Library for the Faculty of Philology at the Free University Berlin, Germany(Architect: Norman Foster) From the Books & Portraits pool. And what to read? Well, the F. word is making a comeback. Susan Faludi on the post 9/11 backlash. An excerpt in the Gaurdian.

So much talk between women

Women and poetry. They just never stop talking about it. Crowding up the comments boxes all over the internet. Tossing off opinions everywhere. Telling everyone else they’re wrong. Got it backward. Forgot the most important poet ever. Don’t know squat about this school or that. Mastheads overflowing with women. Women blogging about poetry and art....

Mark Bradford

Sikkema Jenkins & Co530 West 22nd StreetJanuary 17–February 23 A former hairdresser from Los Angeles, Mark Bradford seems to be causing considerable stir. His work resembles much worked over advertising surfaces one finds in subways and in out of the way urban spaces. The kind of space worked over by bored teenagers, smoothing foil from...

Flarf your ass baby…

Excuse us while we offend you…Poetry off the shelf takes a long look at flarf. Katie Degentesh from The Anger Scale Sharon Mesmer from Annoying Diabetic Bitch Jim Behrle “Legitimate Dangers” K. Silem Mohammad “Four Poems”Drew Gardner “Chicks Dig War” from Petroleum Jelly

This Way To Pleasure

This Way To Pleasure, originally uploaded by aqui-ali. One more Seattle Public Library shot…

Madame Tutli-Putli

Follow this link to unlock another frame of the Oscar nominated short on the NFB website. The film will be available for viewing on the 22nd (though it’s almost completely unlocked right now!). Follow this link for interviews with the creators.

Bits and Bites with updates

Rae Armantrout livens up the New Yorker’s poetry pages once again. An earlier post on Armantrout’s Next Life here. Haiku’s from the French: Catherine Owen in Geist. Ditch features Erin Moure, Nathalie Stephens and Jay Millar. Rod McKuen just won’t go away…here’s the news circa 1967. Lisa Moore on Mavis Gallant. An interview with Canadian...

German POWs building roads

Courtesy British Columbia archives.

We are what we read and think, where we read and think

Seattle Public Library 27, originally uploaded by fromform. She knows that where she reads and writes affects how and what she produces as much as what she reads and thinks. Wondering what she would produce if she had access to the new Seattle Public Library designed by Rem Koolhaas on a daily basis. Would she...

Liza Minnelli – Mein Herr – Cabaret

Liza, Sally, aka Louise 2.

Drunken Boat #9

Announcing the premiere of Drunken Boat, the international online journal of the arts, Issue #9, Winter 2007/2008. A special triple issue dedicated to Part 2 of the inaugural PanLiterary Awards Winners in seven genres; a folio on contemporary Poetics; and a two-part dossier on Mis/Translation. Featuring over 150 contributors, including poems by Meena Alexander, Ron...

Sarah Vaughn – Perdido

Ever seen Sarah Vaughn?? Wow.

Pearl Bailey & Dinah Shore

RUBY TUESDAY – Franco Battiato

Cheesy music week continues….who could resist that accent…

under the auditorium

under the auditorium, originally uploaded by t-squared.

ABC – The Look Of Love

On another note, the implications…

Rachel Levitsky on gender, poetry and community. Taken from Delirious Hem: I think we here in NYC should have less readings and more meetings, reading groups, meals together, public and radical self-education. I think we spend too much time only with poets. I think we should be organizing for better working conditions for ourselves, and...

The cooked and the raw

This blog is always in process. It’s impossible otherwise. Always a dance of desire and its limitations, the abstract and its vagueries. One wants to eavesdrop on the raw, and yet, one wants the cooked. On the one hand Jan Zwicky’s Wisdom & Metaphor. “By ‘metaphor'” says Zwicky, “I mean the linguistic expression of the...

Love is in the air – John Paul Young

Cheesy moments the Hound absolutely can not resist…the original and the even cheesier use of it in Strictly Ballroom. He’s so earnest. Unbelievable.