Friday, March 25, 2011

Bison Delay Press


It's Friday. I'm "watching" basketball at Seth Landman's apartment. We are rooting for Kentucky and VCU.

I have 2 poems in the new So & So. They're here.

They will make you feel like if you take these two images & combine them together in your mind. Can you do that?:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Poor Man's Press

Q. Who is the poor man's Aiden Quinn?
A. Aiden Quinn.


What movies did you watch this weekend?

I watched:

The Frisco Kid
Case 39
Empire Falls
The Greatest
Faster (starring The Rock)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cage Fight Press

I went to an MMA fight on Saturday night because my friend is a coach. All I can really say is: brutal & awesome.


If you go the Anti- website, you'll see new work featuring Amaud Jamaul Johnson.

I love Martin Johnson Heade. His work, on first glance, looks pristine. But then you notice how eerie his paintings are. Like the jungle is unnaturally gray.

I think something bad is about to happen in this habitat!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Petite Freak Press

What woke up this Saturday?

Fewer & Further Press is pleased to announce the publication of Asterisk 8, featuring poems by Stacy Szymaszek and Corrine Fitzpatrick. Copies of Asterisk 8 can be purchased for $3.50, postpaid:


New Issue of Gently Read Literature:

Reviews of Contemporary Poetry and Literary Fiction

At Once Elegant and Deadly: Joan Biddle on Daniel Johnson's How to Catch a Falling Knife

Endlessly Rewarding: Joe Sullivan on Shya Scanlon's In This Alone Impulse

The Unbearable Weight of the Present: Glenda Burgess on Anna Rabinowitz's Present Tense

Vengeful Beast: Cicily Janus on David Nash's Van Gogh's Ear

Intimate Narrative: Joanna Terrero on Robin Reardon's A Question of Manhood

The Wallet You Dropped May be Your Own: David Atkinson on William Trowbridge's Ship of Fool

Khurshid Alam's Investigative Poetry—An Interpretation on Subject, Treatment, and Technique

A Tendency to Distort the Real: Allyson Hicks Heyen on Alta Ifland's Elegy for a Fabulous World

Primal Matter: Nadine Dalton Speidel on Snaketown by Kathleen Wakefield

Helen Peterson on Redneck Poems by Rusty Barnes


I received this exciting message today, so you better get your sleepy asses over to Brooklyn:

Hey Friends and Family,

We are writing to let you know that Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop is open for business!

We will be selling poetry at the Brooklyn Flea this Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th. Please come out and say hello! We'll be offering a wide selection of handmade poetry books, which you can buy and read with a knitted pair of poetry reading mitts, also handmade and for sale.

The Flea is located at 1 Hanson Place, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and is close to almost every subway. The hours are from 10-6. More information can be found here:

Hope to see you this weekend or soon; Berl's will be at the Flea every weekend this month.

Your friendly poetry booksellers,
Farrah and Jared

Friday, March 11, 2011

Good Thing I Escaped the Prison of New Criticism Press

This is the conversation I just overheard. This is what happens when laymen try to explain medical procedures:

Woman 1: Did you hear Gilda's retina is detaching?
Woman 2: No. What's she going to do?
Woman 1: Well the doctor's going to get in there and do whatever.
Woman 2: Oh, I see.


This is what you look like after retina surgery:

Actually, this is what happens if you fall asleep while my brother is still awake.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Watermelon, Elephant Press

Starting Thursday evening I am on Spring Break.

Should I go to the New Jersey shore?

I think I will hang out in Denver & read as much as I can. I'm currently re-reading Kelly Link's Stranger Things Happen. The first story in the collection is so sad & forlorn. And the third story, "The Specialist's Hat," is so terrifying I had to skip over it because I remember that last time I read it I had to jump & run out of the room.

Here is a very kind review of my book at NewPages Book Reviews.


The third issue of DewClaw is out:

Featuring work by:

Darren Angle
Mark Bibbins
Amina Cain
Emily Carlson
Susan Daitch
Farrah Field
Kate Greenstreet
Shelley Jackson
Noelle Kocot
Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
Damon Tombin (introduced by Noelle Kocot)
... as well as drawings by Hannah Reiff.