Boxing Day 09 Favorite Books List

& the winner (aka my favorite favorite book of the year) is: Kenneth Irby THE INTENT ON Collected Poems, 1962- 2006 672 pages; hardcover; gorgeous Thorpe Feidt painting on cover; designed by Jonathan Greene; $40. North Atlantic Books Poetry Douglas Rothschild, Theogony. subpress. Dave Brinks, The Caveat Onus, meditations. Black Widow Press. kari edwards, Bharat jiva. Belladodonna/Litmus. Jerome Rothenberg, Gematria Complete. Marick Press. Stacy Szymaszek, Hyperglossia, Litmus Press. Robert Kelly, … Read more Boxing Day 09 Favorite Books List

Just out: Nicole Brossard by Nicole Brossard

Just published by the University of California Press in the Poets for the Millennium series: Nicole Brossard Selections by Nicole Brossard Introduction by Jennifer Moxley Poets for the Millennium, 7 A Simpson Book in the Humanities $55.00, £37.95 hardcover 9780520261075 Available Now $22.95, £15.95 paperback 9780520261082 Available Now 252 pages, 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches, 15 b/w photographs January 2010, Available worldwide Also in: Women’s Studies “Pleasure,” Jennifer Moxley writes in … Read more Just out: Nicole Brossard by Nicole Brossard

Dave Brinks Reading @ Zebulon

Bernadette Mayer, Jamey Jones & Dave Brinks read at Zebulon in the Brooklyn Rail Poetry Series last Monday. I only got my recorder up close enough to the reader for the last of the three, & so the only recording that is audible is that of Dave Brinks. He read from The Caveat Onus, his superb long sequence of poems published earlier this year by Black Widow Press. Here … Read more Dave Brinks Reading @ Zebulon

Kenneth Irby: The Intent On

Kenneth Irby THE INTENT ON Collected Poems, 1962- 2006 672 pages; hardcover; gorgeous Thorpe Feidt painting on cover; excellently designed by Jonathan Greene; $40 from North Atlantic Books This is a book I have been waiting for for many years now and finally, finally it is here: the Collected Poems of Ken Irby, one of our major neglectorinos (to use that word again) — essentially one of our very … Read more Kenneth Irby: The Intent On

George Fragopoulos On Mahmoud Darwish

One of the better essays on the work of Mahmoud Darwish in this country was recently published in The Quarterly Conversation on-line magazine. I am reproducing a section of the essay below; you can read the full essay here. Tracing Mahmoud Darwish’s Map Essay by George Fragopoulos — Published on December 7, 2009 • more articles by this author • more articles about this publisher • Read more about: … Read more George Fragopoulos On Mahmoud Darwish

National Book Award for poetry to Keith Waldrop

Last night the National Book Award for poetry  went to: Keith Waldrop Transcendental Studies A Trilogy published by the University of California Press. Details here. Félicitations, Keith! Here, the opening three poems of the first sequence, Shipwreck in Haven: 1 Balancing. Austere. Life- less. I have tried to keep context from claiming you. Without doors. And there are windows. How far, how far into the desert have we come? … Read more National Book Award for poetry to Keith Waldrop

This & That

On Jalel El Gharbi’s blog, a review by Giulio-Enrico Pisani of my most recent book of poems, Aljibar II. For those who read French. Bilingual edition available in this country from ta’wil productions. * * * On Anny Ballardini’s NarcissusWorks blog a review-announcement for Louis Armand’s excellent volume of essays Contemporary Poetics. * * * And  check out this excellent  interview of CA Conrad by Eileen Myles at the … Read more This & That

BLAGO BUNG 4

Blago Bung / is an exploratory device / Blago Bung / blurs all disciplines / Blago Bung / is a trans-generational mix / Blago Bung / is speed /Blago Bung / shines performance action sound poetry video with Beatriz Albuquerque Michel Bulteau Jacques Halbert Per Hüttner M.K. Patrice Lerochereuil Larry Litt Jeffrey Perkins Nicole Peyrafitte Ivan Alechine Taketo Shimada Joao Simoes Nicola Sornaga Valentine Verhaeghe Curated by Michel Collet … Read more BLAGO BUNG 4

Celan in Australia, & Heidegger Again

Friend Warren Burt alerted me to a radio program on Paul Celan & Martin Heidegger just broadcast by ABC: A message in a bottle: encounters with Paul Celan and Martin Heidegger. It’s just streaming audio at the moment — click here —, but by mid-week, it should be available as a free mp3 download as well. I listened to a good part of it and it seems interesting & … Read more Celan in Australia, & Heidegger Again

That Old New British Poetry Scene

Came across an interesting piece by Kent Johnson on the new British Poetry scene on the digital emunction site — with the discussion that follows as interesting as what started it. At the same time it gave me a certain sense of déjà-vu, as if the US (& other places too) always-already-again had to (re)discover only to immediately forget the fact that excellent, experimental, avant, post-avant — or whatever … Read more That Old New British Poetry Scene