Archipelago books — maybe right now the finest US press truly turned toward & tuned in to the world beyond these Benighted States — has just released a gorgeous 800-page bilingual tome of the Moroccan poet Abdellatif Laâbi’s Selected Poems under the title In Praise of Defeat. The choice of poems is the author’s own, and the excellent translations from the French are by Donald Nicholson-Smith. Rather than “review” & laud … Read more Abdellatif Laâbi’s “In Praise of Defeat”
Unhappily there isn’t an English edition available yet! Somebody translate it, quick! Press release by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) 03/17/2016 “Alice, the Zeta Cat and Climate Change”: A fairytale about the truth On a school field trip to Potsdam’s Telegraph Hill, Alice runs after a white rabbit – and falls into a hole, sliding down the ventilation shaft of a climate research institute’s supercomputer. From … Read more “Alice, the Zeta Cat and Climate Change”: A fairytale about the truth
This superb volume from Black Widow Press landed on my desk a few days ago & I have only been able to dip into it from time to time between writing deadlines & preparations for moving (to Boise, ID for the spring semester). I recommend it wholeheartedly as what may be the definitive collection of Eshleman’s poetic oeuvre. Very useful — for both the new reader and the one who … Read more Clayton Eshleman: The Essential Poetry (1960-2015)
In 2016 Reality Street will be publishing just two (big) titles, wrapping up two (big) projects. Allen Fisher‘s Gravity as a consequence of shape was a large and complex poetic project begun in 1982 and completed about two decades later. Most of it has been published in one form or another – but now Reality Street will be bringing together the complete text in one volume (much as we … Read more Reality Street Editions 2016: Fisher & Griffiths: A Must!
THE MOON UPOON THE WATERS by Tom Raworth for Gordon Brotherston the green of days : the chimneys alone : the green of days and the women the whistle : the green of days : the feel of my nails the whistle of me entering the poem through the chimneys plural : i flow from the (each) fireplaces the green of days : i barely reach the sill the … Read more Tom Raworth’s “As When: A Selection”
…just out from Black Widow Press! POEMS FOR THE MILLENNIUM, VOLUME 5: Barbaric Vast & Wild: An Assemblage of Outside & Subterranean Poetry from Origins to Present Edited with commentaries by Jerome Rothenberg and John Bloomberg-Rissman Barbaric Vast & Wild is a continuation and a possible culmination of the project that began with Jerome Rothenberg’s Technicians of the Sacred in 1968 and led to the first four volumes of … Read more Poems for the Millennium, volume 5: Barbaric Vast & Wild…
Jan Herman’s new memoir & his take on it, from his blog: March 23, 2015 by Here’s what happened: I was invited to speak about “little magazines and William S. Burroughs” on a panel with Jed Birmingham and Charles Plymell at the 2014 Burroughs Centennial Conference hosted in New York City by the Center for the Humanities. After my talk, Steve Clay came up to me and asked to … Read more ‘Fugitive Literature’: Granary Books Has Done the Deed
…SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND, MINNEAPOLIS, PRINCETON, NYC, SETE, MARSEILLES, BARJOLS, AIX-EN-PROVENCE, PARIS… Our next four months are filled with truly exciting performances, readings, screenings, collaborations, book launches, art shows & we sure are looking forward to see you here or there. Meanwhile, thank you for your support & happy spring — keep in touch! Nicole & Pierre SAN-FRANCISCO Wednesday, March 18 7PM Breathturn Into Timestead: The Collected Later Poetry of Paul Celan with poet-translator Pierre … Read more PJ & NP: On The Road Again…