Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hand-Me-Down Forget-Me-Not Press

Good
I tried not to get my hopes up about this election because I was so disappointed when Kerry lost. I'm genuinely relieved. Obama! That man is going to age so quickly. All of the newspapers were sold out besides the Chinese and Spanish ones in my neighborhood so my parents are graciously sending me their copies of The New York Times and The Boston Globe so that I can keep them. Like a dork.

Hypocritically f*cked
Citizens of California voted to pass Proposition 2, which allows animals raised for slaugher to have more space in their cages and crates. Because they respect and care so much about the mental and physical well being of the animals they eat. In related news, Citizens of California voted in favor of Proposition 8, which eliminates the newly-declared right of same-sex couples to marry. Because the rights of humans who are not raised for slaughter to be eaten by other humans, but who embrace the lifestyle they choose and request equal legal benefits, are not respected. It makes my head explode and my heart hurt.

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I just started re-reading Claudia Rankine's Don't Let Me Be Lonely.

Man, if you haven't read this in 2 years, you should. It's time. Then talk to me about it, ok?

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There are warring readings this Friday:

1) Earshot!

For one last time, find us at The Lucky Cat, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn!
Friday, November 7 @ 8 PM
$5 + 1 free drink

Featuring:
Monica De La Torre (*Public Domain*, *Talk Shows*)
Sueyeun Juliette Lee (*That Gorgeous Feeling*)
Farah Ghniem (New York University)
Paige Taggart (The New School)
Tom Treanor (Columbia University)

Hosted by Nicole Steinberg

The Lucky Cat is located at 245 Grand Street in Brooklyn, between Driggs and Roebling. Visit their website for directions: http://www.theluckycat.com.


2)Single Poetry Reading Series, 8, Seeking Stable Attractive Poetry,
18-99, for Linguistic Recreation. Must be well-crafted, delight in obscure forms and enjoy windsurfing.

This Friday, November 7th, You Have A Date!
Take a Long Walk on the Beach With

Tim Peterson
Adam Tobin
David Carillo
& Kate Broad!

Tim Peterson lives in Brooklyn and writes poetry, all the while seeking out other complexly gendered individuals for companionship and connection, hungry for articulations of reading and being read as voiced experiences hunting you like a bluejay. SINCE I MOVED IN (Gil Ott Award, Chax Press) was published in 2007. Tim edits EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts.

Adam Tobin owns and operates Unnameable Books, a new and used bookstore in central Brooklyn. He is author of Ode to Pumpsie Green & Stretch Phillips (horse less press, 2005) and editor of The Weekly Weakling (forthcoming), a series of occasional letterpress pamphlets. You may have seen his older work in EOAGH or Fence or other
publications, but he hasn't really written much since he opened the bookstore. He promises, however, to read at this reading at least one poem you've never seen before.

David Carillo lives in West Hartford with his wife and dog. He is working on his MFA in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Pittsburgh and teaches English at the University of Connecticut at Waterbury. He has poems forthcoming in nanomajority.com.

Kate Broad has lived in India and Brazil and currently resides in Brooklyn, where she is a doctoral student in English at the City University of New York Graduate Center. She has poems in Freshwater, The Wellesley Review, and forthcoming in Karamu, and has won several writing awards, including one from the Academy of American Poets. Kate
is working on her first full-length manuscript, Hard to Swallow.


Only at Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
(718) 302-3770
"L" to Lorimer, "G" to Metropolitan.


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Next week this is going on:
Tuesday, November 11, 7:00pm

A Tribute to Jane Cooper with Kazim Ali, Jill Bialosky, Celia Bland, Martha Collins, Eva Kollisch, Beatrix Gates, Marie Howe, Jan Heller Levi, Thomas Lux & Jean Valentine.

Poets and colleagues honor the late Jane Cooper (1924-2007), an award-winning poet and beloved mentor. Cooper was the official New York State Poet from 1995 to 1997, and she taught at Sarah Lawrence College for nearly 40 years. Co-sponsored by The New School.

Theresa Lang Center, Arnold Hall
The New School, 55 West 13th Street, 2nd Floor
Admission free.

1 comment:

Poetry Bear said...

god, i love that book. have read it several times. one of the best books of contemporary poetry around.

when i'm stuck, it always gets me unstuck.