This week I've been listening to Black to Comm and Forest Swords. Because their albums are energetic yet langorous & plus I can work while listening to them.
Yesterday I sat by a pool with friends in the slightly overcast but warm evening. Watching a few lone people swirl around in the chlorine. That's what jean cut-offs are made for, yo.
I've been a bit of a slacker in terms of showing up at reading events this last month, but tonight I'm going to this, for sure:
@ Counterpath, 8pm
613 22nd St., Denver, Colorado 80205
Bruce Covey & Kim Gek Lin Short are on tour to celebrate their new books! They're stopping in Denver to read with Joshua Ware & Danielle Vogel.
Bruce Covey's fifth book of poetry, Reveal: All Shape...s & Sizes, was published in the spring of 2012 by Bitter Cherry Books. Covey lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he edits Coconut Poetry and curates the What's New in Poetry reading series.
Kim Gek Lin Short is the author of the lyric novels The Bugging Watch & Other Exhibits and China Cowboy, both from Tarpaulin Sky Press. Her story in prose poems, Run (Rope-a-Dope), was selected for the 2010 Golden Gloves, and her debut hybrid collection, The Residents, was published by Chicago's dancing girl press. Kim lives with her family in Philadelphia where she co-curates (with Debrah Morkun) the reading series, GENERAL IDEA, and is an editor at Coconut.
Joshua Ware is the author of Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley (Furniture Press Books, 2011) and a half dozen chapbooks, three of which will be released this year: Imaginary Portraits (Greying Ghost Press); How We Remake the World (Slope Editions), co-written with Trey Moody; and SDVIG (alice blue books), co-written with Natasha Kessler. Forthcoming work will soon appear in Conduit, Crazyhorse, Gulf Coast, Jellyfish, and Typo.
Danielle Vogel is the author of lit and Narrative & Nest. Her writing has most recently appeared in The Denver Quarterly, Puerto del Sol, Tarpaulin Sky, and Trickhouse. Her textile scroll-works and ceramic book artifacts, which explore the ceremonial gestation of a manuscript as it is written, have been exhibited in galleries across the country. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Denver where she is investigating divinatory poetics, nest architectures, and somatic therapies in relation to syntactical structures.