I fell asleep with the TV on last night by accident and woke up to see 5 members of the UK's Big Brother also sleeping in a giant bed. I don't really get that show. It is just like 24/7 surveillance of really boring or irritating people. Last night I saw the UK version of The Apprentice called Tycoon. But all the different people on it have to sell the product they invented and it's very entertaining to watch people fail in various, unique ways. One woman, for instance, is trying to market a vodka orange drink for 20-something chicks called Fruka. Obviously she is having trouble with name-branding.
My hotel is right near the Imperial War Museum, which has quite beautiful gardens, so I get to wander around the gardens before settling in for the evening. I'm right next to this as well:
Tomorrow I'm off to the Tate Modern and the British Portrait Gallery. And to eat Indian food.
Pilot #2 is up and running. Check out a few of the collab poems from the series MS & wrote together called, "When We Broke the Microscope." Doesn't the name entice you to go read them? I thought so, but if that's not enough, also definitely check out Brandon Shimoda's poem and the poems by Julie Doxsee. They are way wolfsome:
Pilot #2 features poems from Julie Doxsee, Noah Falck, John Gallaher, Heather Green, Anne Heide, Nathan Hoks, Noelle Kocot, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Clay Matthews, Jennifer Tolo Pierce, Nate Pritts, Brandon Shimoda, and Justin Taylor; collaborative work from Mathias Svalina & Julia Cohen, Matt Hart, and the Typing Explosion; translations of Paul Dermee by Kim Lohse; an interview with Sierra K. Nelson; as well as a number of chapbook reviews.
So, our dear writer/editor Justin Taylor has a gig for The Apocalypse Reader tomorrow (Thurs) JUNE 21ST AT THE STRAND, 7 PM. Cool people are reading, you should go:
This Apocalypse Event will feature: Rick Moody, Brian Evenson, Gary Lutz, Deb Olin Unferth, and Justin Taylor.
I would like to hear Rick Moody read. Other related hoopla you should check out, that doesn't even involve moving your body to a reading:
Apocalypse Reader Interview Round-up-
Huffington Post, interviewed by Jennifer Banash of Impetus Press- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-banash/behind-the-apocalypse-rea_b_50847.html
Bookslut Blog, interviewed by Jessa Crispin-
The Villager, an NYC free weekly (online and print), by Rachel Fershleiser-
Check out the book: http://www.amazon.com/Apocalypse-Reader-Justin-Taylor/dp/1560259590/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-9426250-6879136?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1181356452&sr=1-1
Alright, that's all the hype I got for you today. Back to the UK.