"Oh Billy, you really outdid yourself this time!"--Billy Collins
Clearly it is time for a clothing line for children of poets:
MS and I were contemplating designing children's wear "by Billy Collins" that would have really cute animals all over it but with
Billy Collins' head superimposed over the animal heads. So a baby bib with a koala on it would have this for a body:
but this for a head:
BC actually looks really sweet in this photo so now I feel a little guilty.
This Wednesday, Komunyakaa and Zucker are coming straight at you to blow some poetry into your face:
In collaboration with POETRY and McSWEENEY'S,
The Poetry Foundation presents:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 7:00PM
Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street
New York City
Admission is free
~~ CYNTHIA SAILERS, DANA WARD and PETER DAVIS~~
Friday, October 26th @ 7 P.M.
CYNTHIA SAILERS is currently writing a dissertation on Narcissism and
Perversion in Pathological Group Organization. She is a board member
of Small Press Traffic, and previously co-curated New Yipes Reading
Series (formerly New Brutalism).
DANA WARD is the author of New Couriers (Dusie 2006), I Didn't Build
This Machine (Boog Literature, 2004) & The Imaginary Lives of My
Neighbors (Duration, 2003). Recent poems have appeared in Mirage
#4/Periodical, string of small machines, Small Town, & other places.
He lives in Cincinnati & edits Cy Press.
PETER DAVIS' book of poems is Hitler's Mustache. He edited Poet's
Bookshelf: Contemporary Poets on Books That Shaped Their Art. His
poems have appeared in journals like MiPOesias, Octopus, Court Green,
Rattle, and McSweeney's. His music project, Shot Hand, is available
through Collectible Escalators. He lives in Muncie , Indiana with his
wife, son, and daughter and teaches at Ball State University .
766 Grand Street Brooklyn , NY 11211
(L train to Grand Street Stop, walk 1 block west)