Monday, April 26, 2010

Arugula Soup? Press

This weekend

I watched this, 1986:

and Du Ikke Alene (You're Not Alone) 1978:

Since it was the 70s, all the boys had long blond hair. Which reminded me that young boys look like young girls. This movie made me uncomfortable, which probably means it was very good.

and Cassavetes' Opening Night (1977):


If you're in NYC tonight:

Monday April 26, 7 PM


11th Street Bar (510 E. 11th Street, between Avenues A & B)
Closest subway: L to 1st Avenue. Also walkable: F/V at 2nd Ave, L at 3rd Ave

or 14th Street / Union Square 4/5/6/N/Q/R/W/L.


Thalia Field's newest book, Bird Lovers, Backyard (New Directions, 2010) joins Point and Line (ND, 2000) and Incarnate:Story Material (ND, 2004), in a tryptych of collected short works. Also new this year, A Prank of Georges (Essay Press, 2010) co-written with Abigail Lang. A performance-novel, Ululu (Clown Shrapnel) (Coffee House, 2007) rounds out the bunch. Thalia teaches as part of the Literary Arts program at Brown.

Tracie Morris is an interdisciplinary poet who has worked extensively as a sound artist, writer and multimedia performer. Her installations have been presented at the Whitney Biennial, the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning and the New Museum. She holds an MFA in poetry from Hunter College and a PhD in Performance Studies from New York University. She is currently developing two music CDs, a book of poetry and a book on speech act philosophy.

Ken Chen is the 2009 recipient of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His debut poetry collection Juvenilia, which came out in April. He is the Executive Director of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop ( His work is published or forthcoming in Best American Essays, The Boston Review of Books, Fence, Jubilat, Field, Pleiades, among others.