Monthly Archives: April 2007

Hey You

This is a painting (by Lisa Michitti). Because it is a painting and not a poem no one argues with it and says it is not a poem. Also, it costs a lot more than any poetry book. And it’s … Continue reading

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Magic City Art Connection

Magic City Art Connection was cool. It was fun to see one artist, a girl who went to my high school who was a successful young artist then, who had a booth with lovely work. Took some pictures. Learned: I … Continue reading

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abbreviated Ron + 2 forthcoming books

Scanning Ron’s headlines today, I got a kick out of this and this seemed important (for visual poets). Ellen Baxt has a new book coming out that looks exciting (interested as I am in travel, language, autobiography, and pretty cover … Continue reading

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Hero Design Studio

Added Hero Designs to the WNY blogroll to the right. Check out their amazing screenprinted posters like this one for Blondie or this one for Stand (I have no idea who Stand is but it’s a lovely print). They’ve also … Continue reading

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Via DIY Publishing blog, the new Press Press Press blog offers a central location from which to buy DIY/Small Press chapbooks and magazines. (Remember, there’s also Chapbook Finder.) And for the other 6 Zukofsky nuts out there: Mark’s lovely galleys!

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There’ve been some problems pre-ordering The Anthology with the PayPal button provided at the website. It works for some people and not for others. If you’ve encountered difficulties, try ordering through Etsy. Thanks.

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A guerilla attack in the ongoing war against patriarchy and the heterosexual hegemony.

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poetry marketing genius

Via Reb, this season’s hot new poetry magazine: The Concher. What’s so special about it besides the line-up? It comes with rich, handmade truffles. Poetry and chocolate! Poetry AND chocolate! Brilliant.

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magic city art connection

In Birmingham this weekend (Jim, Cristiana?)

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this palimpsest

It’s just– so– beautiful. And it’s illuminated– literally– it glows.

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Best response so far to the Lynne Cheney report: I’m sad my ‘Women and Domestic Space’ ENLT didn’t make the cut. She probably got excited and thought it was a Home Ec class.

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politics of bodies and designs

Congratulations Mexico City! Side effects from reading this report on the politics of content in higher-education literature courses may include nausea, headache, body pains, trichotillomania and depression. On a different note, am I the only person who likes toile? There … Continue reading

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The local fabric store is going out of business. So that’s what I did today. I’m kind of… ahead… on 4SQ fabric. Just a little. So cheap. So pretty. Ahhhh.

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NYC event. Eric and Damian are House Press folk. Eric will be helping me read at Zinc in June.

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"Social responsibility"

What’s with the headline of this article? 2 of the 3 words advised to be banned are sexist, not racist words. Yet another occasion where it’s implicitly ok to be sexist (it’s something we can all share in, regardless of … Continue reading

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In which I gush a little over Cole Swensen

If you read my blog you probably already read Ron’s, but just to point to his comments today on Cole Swensen’s new book. Cole Swensen’s up there in my favorite poets of her generation. She’s one of very few poets … Continue reading

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another cat post (maybe i should make it a label)

My parents really like my cats, especially Basil, although they’ve never been cat people, and my mom has always thought she was allergic to cats (sound familiar, Rod?). But soon I will be leaving and taking them with me. So … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE waiting list

It was suggested to me (for the nth time) that there be a 4Sq waiting list for if subscriptions open up in June (I assume there will be some changeover). So it seems like it’s time to make such a … Continue reading

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Protected: Why doesn’t my brain work anymore?

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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More VT & my own soapbox

As for the many culprits behind the VA Tech shooting, I tend to agree most with this one. School “disciplinary systems” are a joke. While an undergraduate, A. was tried and convicted at the student court at Northwestern for abusing … Continue reading

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Dreamweaver, check. Got Pagemaker?

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Software search

Anyone got Adobe Dreamweaver and/or Pagemaker for a Mac that I can use? I can trade Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive, and/or Quark. I’m not talking about pirating. I’m talking about if you have a licensed product that still has a computer … Continue reading

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NaPoWriMo neologism

poli-pop (n.)1. Political science books written for a popular audience.2. A brand of plastic scintillators. Polipop (R)

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blogging about my cats (and dog)

Gandalf, our 10-yr-old beardie, has finally lost his patience with the cats. Initially he ignored them. Then, he switched to whining at them and barking. As the cats have taken over more and more of the house, Gand has become … Continue reading

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• NaPoWriMo. I don’t actually write poetry, I just call it as it is.• I’ve decided to take the Ulysses course instead of the Shelley course, I think. I need me some Joyce.• I think I just saw a House … Continue reading

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I think we need a moratorium on marriage.

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I have that restless, dissatisfied feeling. I think I’ve spent enough time recuperating in Birmingham and am ready to face the world again. I’m ready to be back in Charlottesville with people of my own age and occupation. I like … Continue reading

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Alabama

Where/when is the Reyes reading tonight, folks?

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news

1. Nancy Shaw died?! What?! That’s awful. I met her once. She was awesome. I especially like her collaborative work with Catriona Strang. Loss.2. My new profile picture was both taken and treated by Alixandra Bamford.3. Thanks for the first … Continue reading

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poems for Frank

Wow. (Guess I’ve been a bit out of the loop lately.)

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NaPoWriMo

This is so poetic I can hardly stand it. (And as a poet its practical use is much less interesting to me than its intended use and description and the fact that it’s in the newspaper at all.)

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UVa response to VT.

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Interesting VA Tech response.

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Anthology pre-orders

Apparently, I can’t “promise” anything in exchange for donations to the Anthology if the donations are to be tax-deductible (to make a tax-deductible donation to OV go here and just make a note that it’s for OV). Hypothetically, if people … Continue reading

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Interested in a free copy of FOURSQUARE? Go over to Kristy’s.

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Buffalo-specific

Ben’s recent pictures from Buffalo remind me to say that Organic Furniture Cellar is available at Rust Belt Books. And if you see Kristianne remind her to send me poetry for 4SQ. Thanks.

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"logic"

Oh yeah, it’s the ban on concealed weapons that’s responsible for the VATech shootings. Because it’s ultimately the failing of those who didn’t carry guns that one gun-toting madman massacred 30 people. Now it all makes sense.

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Local

As your small-town VA reporter (on assignment in Birmingham), I feel like I should have something to say about the VA Tech shootings. But I am not really yet “of” Virginia. Thus I refer you to my friend Ginny’s post.

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Go go Ornette Coleman! (Can we get the Pulitzer judges for music to judge poetry?)

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Thinking of Joyce last night, which inevitably led to thinking about Zukofsky, made me wonder (again) why I’m not working on either of those authors for my dissertation. Of course, I haven’t started my diss., so I could still work … Continue reading

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Thinking of Joyce last night, which inevitably led to thinking about Zukofsky, made me wonder (again) why I’m not working on either of those authors for my dissertation. Of course, I haven’t started my diss., so I could still work … Continue reading

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The forthcoming June issue of 4SQ is a Bloomsday issue. I’m having so much fun with it. The poems I’ve chosen for it so far weren’t written with Joyce in mind, but for me they interact with Ulysses in invigorating, … Continue reading

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God, the Post Office. Always an adventure. Today the main downtown post office, which regularly has a line waiting on the street for parking and a line of people out the door, had two personnel behind the counter. Very. Slow. … Continue reading

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OV/Anthology donations

New info about Donations up at the Anthology website. Let me know if you have any questions.

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upcoming 4SQs

So, I’m still looking for poems for 4SQ 1.12 (May). I’ve received lots of work, but distributed most of it to other summer issues. If you know someone who you think would be a good “fit,” please tell me or … Continue reading

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FOURSQUARE 1.11

FOURSQUARE 1.11 Guest Edited by Kristy Bowen of Dancing Girl Press. Cover art by Alaina Burri-Stone. Poetry by Jen Tynes, Christine Hamm, Robyn Art, and Erin M. Bertram. It was exciting to work with a guest editor as organized as … Continue reading

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today:- taxes- April 4SQ

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intelligent design

I’m busy, should be even busier, but I want to mention two recent publications that excite me and that you may want to buy before they’re gone: Tiny Moon Notebook from Big Game Books. Gorgeous little production, a steal at … Continue reading

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overheard

“I don’t need a drink, I just came from a poetry reading.”

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Anthology release party/reading

I dreamt about the release party for the Anthology. I want to have it in Chicago on New Year’s Eve 2008.

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