Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hermano Press

Dude, my younger brother looks cool on his motorcycle:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Like, I Get How Good Ham Tastes Press


Photos of my favorite person in the world under the age of 5. (Sticker-poem by Lisa Ciccarello):

Photos of awesome poets/writers in NY:

Men who write & also wear similar shirts out in public & laugh about it:
Paige Taggart:
Ben Fama & Lisa Ciccarello gaze at Paige Taggart's jewelry:
Sampson Starkweather:

Photos of awesome poets/writers in Denver:
Sommer Browning reads:
Sara Marshal reads:
Nick Demske reads:

J. Michael Martinez & Lisa Ciccarello climb rocks:
Molly Gaudry reads:
Dan Beachy- Quick reads:
Mathias catches me taking a photo:
Eric Baus reads:

Derick Mund introduces while looking flippant:
some audience:
Roger Green performs:
A. Minetta Gould reads:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Samaritan Press

My new collab chapbook, SAMARITAN, with the devilish Brandon Shimoda, is now out from dancing girl press. Thank you to Kristy Bowen for supporting & publishing this collection.

The lovely & precocious 6 yr old Eva Grace Sikelianos Hunt provides the images:

You will need to order it to see the backcover & inside images!

You can order this lil chappy here for the wee amount of $7.00: Dancing Girl Press.

Vanity Press vs. Vanessa Williams Press

I'm going to start "The Julia Cohen Press for Julia Cohen's Books, Manuscript Selections Made by Julia Cohen" so that my manuscripts stop being sad that they're in a drawer and start being sad that they're published and read only by me!


Anyways, I'm going to this awesome event on Saturday. I hope you put your back into it:

Saturday, October 22 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
at Counterpath Books, Denver

Poet, filmmaker, provocateur Brandon Downing will be in Denver to present his pastiche films & to read from his new chapbook At Me (Octopus Books).

Denver musician & pedal-wrangler Roger Green will be playing music at the event. (

Brandon Downing is a videomaker, visual artist, and writer, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2000, he has lived in New York City, where he works as an exhibit designer and writer. His poetry collections include The Shirt Weapon (Germ, 2002), and Dark Brandon (Faux, 2005). An online gallery of much of his recent photographic work can be seen at A feature-length DVD collection of recent video works, Dark Brandon // Eternal Classics, was released in 2007.

Born and raised in Denver, Roger Green is a former member of the Czars. In 2006 he was contracted to write a composition for 25 typists and 5 musicians presented a the Blemar Laboratory of Art and Ideas in Lakewood Colorado. He appears on the Blossom half of Ron Miles' Stone/Blossom album which was released by Sterling Circle Records in November 2006. He has opened for or played with Sixteen Horsepower, Woven Hand, Munly and the Lee Lewis Harlots, David Gray, Low, The Flaming Lips, Elf Power, Imperial Teen, Ron Miles, Violet Indiana, Hem, Devics, Joe Sampson, Porlolo, Patrick Park, Heirloom, Scout Niblet, Red Cloud, Cowhause / Janet Feder, Momen Terra, among others. His releases include: The Way Things Go (2003): What Would This Be For? - Porlolo / Roger Green Split(2004): Roger Green S/T (2005): Blossom (2006); Clear Running Water (2007); The Glenn Taylor Orchestra (2008).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Late Fee Press

Poetry is being born & growing tentacles & sprouting patches of moss & mica. For example:

Please click on over to Sink Review and check out our new issue
Issue 8 features poems by Eric Amling, Nathan Austin, Jason Bredle, Molly Brodak, Francesca Chabrier, Jackie Clark, Brooklyn Copeland, Marisa Crawford, Ian Dreiblatt, Garth Graeper, Ben Fama, Brian Foley, Kate Greenstreet, Ben Pease, Leigh Stein, & Mathias Svalina and reviews of Julia Story's Post Moxie, Peter Richards's Helsinki, Andy Fitch's Island, Emily Kendal Frey's The Grief Performance! Art by Naomi Reis!


I just got my quarterly bill from the University of Denver. The bill is for a single dollar. And if I don't pay the dollar on time I get a $70.00 charge. Although when I tried to pay this dollar via their online payment system, they don't accept visa cards. WTF? So this is the email I had to send yesterday:


Sorry to bother you, but I received a bill for one dollar from my ecobill. I tried to pay it via credit card, but it seems that the online system does not accept Visa, which seems strange. I can come in and pay this one dollar bill in person on Thursday, but I would like to confirm that I will not receive a $70.00 late fee for this. Thank you,
Julia Cohen

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Office Hours Press

I'm going to read another 100 pages from the Maximus Poems this week. What else? I might go to a haunted house.

Do you feel like spending a little bit of money to get a whole lot back? Maybe you should consider these new chapbooks from Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs:

Angela Hume

Second Story of Your Body, a series of lyric fragments, seeks to write body—body that is always also a register of ecological collapse. Sex and song, symptom and sickness—the experience of body bears world, and world it.

Furthermore, as Giorgio Agamben writes, “The concept of the ‘body’ is always already caught in a deployment of power. The ‘body’ is always already a biopolitical body and bare life” (Homo Sacer). Bare life: that which may be killed but not sacrificed (per Agamben). That is, that which, in the aftermath of its destruction, is not experienced as lost.

How might lyric, both register of and response to this destruction, imagine loss? How might fragment intone that which is subordinated or obscured in and through the administration and degradation of body that is now the rule of the West? Without giving way to a kind of infinite mourning, how might lyric suggest form for the loss—or collapse—that is so constitutive of body and of ecosystem today? Such questions as these underpin this work.

Angela Hume lives and writes in Oakland, California.

and then:

Paul Foster Johnson

Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs would like to remind you that Paul Foster Johnson’s book, Study in Pavilions and Safe Rooms is a brilliant book and you can order it now for a discounted price of $12 ppd.


From Lowbrow Press, the lovely Jennifer H. Fortin has her first full-length book out called Mined Muzzle Velocity. You can buy it here.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Laconic Cliff Press

I'm back in Denver!

Hello. How are you?

Do you part your hair?

Do you sleep in the crib of a tree?

Do you parse the clouds for mercy?

I saw Alexis Gideon play last night. His logo explains everything:

He's on tour so you should go here and see if he's playing in your city. And get down on your knees if he is: so you can pray to the radness.


Yesterday I went to a mountain with J, Michael Martinez. (And I bought a fossil.) We saw a stump:

We took turns sitting on the stump:

This is what we saw from the stump:

Today I will strap skulls to my hands & jaunt around with my legs in the air. Rabbits, join me in my parade of beaks.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Throat Ache Press

Man, my throat has been hurting for two weeks. I think I need to see a doctor. But I can't until I'm back in Denver. Any suggestions for helping the throat? I've been drinking tea with honey and taking Wellness Formula pills. And vitamin C. What else????


Thanks to everyone who came out to the reading. And thanks to everyone who read with me & also Ben Fama for organizing the event.

I will be part of a second reading today at Cakeshop and then hustling over to the Zinc bar to hear Paige Taggart read at a different series for the Lungful release.


At the apartment I'm staying in, I'm looking at the world through red curtains.