Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A Parade of Ants, a Parade of Parting Waves Press

I forgot to mention that earlier this month a review I wrote of Paige Taggart's book went up at HTMLGIANT. Thanks HTMLGIANT. Click this link, yo: She Makes Dinner Her Vocabulary: On Paige Taggart's Polaroid Parade.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

House Collision Press

Kids bring bubbles to the beach:

Monday, February 18, 2013

Midrift Oasis Press

I've got my gloves on. You know what I'm saying?

Do you?

Like, indoors-style.

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Excited to hear Ross Gay and Erika Meitner read their work tonight in WV.

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Thanks so much to Seth Landman, Leora Fridman, and Oren Silverman for reading on Saturday for the Bad Shadow Affair series in Denver. And for the special guest appearance of Jen Denrow while she introduced Seth. I'm pasting my intro below for Leora:

Leora Fridman’s poems pull on the loose thread of your sweater until it unravels, until it reconstitutes as a bird’s nest. Her poems dissect the toaster oven and rebuilt it as a spaceship. You can eat toast in outerspace with Leora. What I mean is, her poems investigate not to offer you an instruction manual but to get you lost inside a single atom. They encourage you to consider what your emotional relationship is to your cardigan. What’s your emotional relationship to a tree trunk or a candy striper? She writes, “I am not performing what
you can and cannot allow.” Her poems are not about allowance so much as an openness that mysteriously tends to find the intangible in the tangible and vise versa.
Check out some links to her work here:
Who Wins A Sailboat On Television.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

You Can Take The Face Out Of The Lake But Not The Lake Out Of The Face Press

Finishing the critical introduction to my dissertation. There is a stack of Alice Notley in bed with me in the place a human body should be.

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Thank you for making January's Bad Shadow marvelous! What a wonderful audience.

As your reward, you are invited to the next Bad Shadow Affair, Saturday February 16th. We promise it's going to be one of the baddest!

It will feature readings by Seth Landman, Oren Silverman, Leora Fridman & Wendy Xu.

Many of these people are from the EAST COAST.

See you there!


Saturday, February 16th
Promptly at 7pm
Lost Lake Lounge
3602 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80206

Your loving curators,
Sommer & Julia



Sunday, February 3, 2013

They weigh and measure roses with roses in a bazaar of roses, nothing but roses press

I went to a performance art show this weekend. Twice. It was interactive.




...I came and beheld the palace of my Sultan
it was full of roses, nothing but roses.
The crown and throne of the Sultan, His garden and walls
were roses, nothing but roses.
They buy roses, they sell roses,
They weigh and measure roses with roses
in a bazaar of roses, nothing but roses.
White and scarlet rose raised and paired together in one garden.
Ummi Sinan came to this dwelling of nightingales and roses, nothing but roses.
--Ummi Sinan, Turkish poet 11th century