Archive for the ‘Festivities’ Category

Friday, July 25, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m.
July 3, 2008

July 25th @ 7 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

** Baker, Cordelli, Field, Need, Newton, and Tonelli**

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Andrea Baker is the author of like wind loves a window (Slope Editions,
2005) and the chapbooks gilda (Poetry Society of America, 2004) and true
poems about the river go like this (Cannibal Books, 2008).

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Phil Cordelli cleans lawns, carries on a love affair with the
tuliptrees of Upper Manhattan that may not be carrying on for much
longer now, and acts as a conduit for poetic impulses from the plant
world. More on this as it develops.

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Farrah Field‘s first book, Rising, is forthcoming in early 2009 by
Four Way Books. Her poems have appeared in many publications such as
the Mississippi Review, Margie, Chelsea, The Massachusetts Review,
Typo, Harp & Altar, and are forthcoming in Pebble Lake Review, Another
Chicago Magazine, Fulcrum, and 42Opus. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Originally from Massachusetts, David Need lives in Durham, NC and works as an
instructor in the Religion Department at Duke, teaching classes on Buddhism,
South Asian Religions, and Religion and Poetry. Recent and upcoming
publications include several suites published in Fascicle 2 & 3, a
translation/essay series on Rg Veda poetry in Talisman, an excerpt from “Places
I’ve Lived” upcoming in Minor American, and excerpts from “St. John’s Rose
Slumber” upcoming in Effing and Hambone. Several years ago Mipoesis ran a
series of essays by David on Rilke and three short memoir pieces, and Ocho ran
yet another sonnet suite. Current projects include a long poem written
alongside the Gospel of Mark, “Places I’ve Lived”, which is evolving into an
open ended project, finalizing a collection of translations of Rilke’s French
poetry, and yet another Rg Veda essay, this one on the theme of twins there and
in the poetry of Nate Mackey. David is associated with the NC lucipo poets, and
lives with his scholar wife and four cats.

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Keith Newton edits the online magazine Harp & Altar. His poems and
translations have appeared in Harvard Review, Cannibal, Typo, and
Circumference, among other journals, and a chapbook of his work is
forthcoming in 2008 from Cannibal Books. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Chris Tonelli lives in the Boston area where he runs The So and So Series. He has work forthcoming in Saltgrass, Salt Hill, Absent, and Good Foot, and is the author of three chapbooks: For People Who Like Gravity and Other People (Rope-A-Dope Press, forthcoming), A Mule-Shaped Cloud (w/ Sarah Bartlett, horse less press, 2008), and WIDE TREE: Short Poems (Kitchen Press, 2006).

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stain
766 grand street
brooklyn, ny 11211
(L train to Grand Street,
1 block west)
718/387-7840
open daily @ 5 p.m.

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Hosted by Amy King and Ana Bozicevic

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Friday, September 26, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m.
July 3, 2008

September 26th @ 7 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

** Bajandas, Grenier, Maxwell, Reines, Shmailo, & Virgil **

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Arpine Konyalian Grenier is a poet turned scientist and musician. Her work has appeared in How2, Columbia Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Phoebe, Big Bridge, diode and elsewhere, including several anthologies. Part, Part Euphrates (NeO Pepper Press, 2007) is her latest publication.

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Kristi Maxwell currently lives and writes in Cincinnati. She’s the author of Realm Sixty-Four (Ahsahta, 2008), Elsewhere & Wise (Dancing Girl Press, 2008), and Hush Sessions (Saturnalia, forthcoming in 2009).

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Alan Bajandas (far right)

Alan Bajandas was picked up hitchhiking two days ago by a pain pill-popping Italian-American bounty hunter named Jason. Jason—a self-professed Wiccan, former Marine sniper, 23-year mixed martial arts master, widower, and lover of transsexual women—was on his way to Knoxville, TN to persuade his drunk-driving father back to rehab by means of “a very large firearm.” Jason had a heart of pure fucking gold and bought Alan a Smart Water. Alan was born and raised in Texas and will soon return to Brooklyn where he now resides. He is editor of The Open Face Sandwich, a print annual of uncommon and unpublishable prose.

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Ariana Reines is the author of The Cow (Alberta Prize, FenceBooks 2006) and Coeur de Lion (Mal-O-Mar 2007). Two volumes of translation will appear in 2009: My Heart Laid Bare by Charles Baudelaire, for Mal-O-Mar, and Carnet de bal d’une courtisane by Griselidis Real, for Semiotext(e). She is under commission with The Foundry Theatre in New York, making a play that will premiere in January 2009.

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Larissa Shmailo’s new chapbook is A Cure for Suicide (Cervena Barva Press 2008), and new poetry CD is Exorcism (SongCrew 2008). Larissa has been published in Fulcrum, Rattapallax, Drunken Boat, MiPoesias, and other publications. Larissa translated the Russian Futurist opera Victory over the Sun by A. Kruchenych; a DVD of the original English-language production is part of the collection of the New York Museum of Modern Art. She also contributed translations to the anthology Contemporary Russian Poetry published by Dalkey Archive Press. Larissa Shmailo is a director of TWiN Poetry, an informal international collective of recording poets and their listeners and a public coordinator for the annual Fulcrum. Her first poetry CD, The No-Net World (SongCrew 2006) has been heard on radio and Internet broadcasts across the U.S. and the U.K. Larissa is listed in the Poetry Kit Who’s Who in poetry.

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Erin Virgil is an MFA student at Naropa University. For money she writes the greetings in campy greeting cards and moonlights as a bad secretary. Besides the front page in a Steve McQueen calendar, she has not published any writing lately.

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stain
766 grand street
brooklyn, ny 11211
(L train to Grand Street,
1 block west)
718/387-7840
open daily @ 5 p.m.

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Hosted by Amy King and Ana Bozicevic

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Friday, October 24, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m.
July 3, 2008

October 24th @ 7 p.m. – Stain Bar – Williamsburg, Brooklyn

** Browning, Cohen, Herron, Howe, Rumble, and Svalina **

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Sommer Browning has a chapbook out with horse less press called Vale
Tudo and another on the rise with Cue Editions. Forklift, Ohio, New
York Quarterly, Open Letters Monthly, Free Verse and other journals
have published her poems. She lives and loves in Brooklyn.

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Julia Cohen has three chapbooks available. “The History of a Lake Never Drowns” from Dancing Girl Press and “Chugwater” (with Mathias Svalina) from Transmission Press are forthcoming this year. Her poems have been published in Denver Quarterly, Copper Nickel, Bird Dog, Spinning Jenny, RealPoetik, Forklift, Ohio, MiPOesia, and GutCult amongst others. Her blog: www.onthemessiersideofneat.blogspot.com.

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Patrick Herron (http://patrickherron.com) is a poet, musician, artist and information scientist living in Chapel Hill. His doll Lester is the author of the book _Be Somebody_ (http://effingpress.com/lester.htm) published in April 2008 by Effing Press (a 2003 review from Ron Silliman here: http://tinyurl.com/3e8es). Patrick is the author of several other books of poetry including _The American Godwar Complex_ (2004, BlazeVox, download in full for free at http://tinyurl.com/22fsn5). His web art & poetry has appeared in venues such as the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and the New Museum for Contemporary Art (NYC). Pitchfork recently reviewed his electronic music composed under the moniker of “Blindfolder” (http://tinyurl.com/yntjfk). You may find some of Patrick‘s poems and essays in _The Exquisite Corpse_, _Jacket_, _Fulcrum_, _A Chide’s Alphabet_, and _Talisman_. He is the founder of the Carrboro Poetry Festival, a member of the board of Carolina Wren Press, and former Carrboro Poet Laureate. At Duke University Patrick serves as Research Analyst and Technologist for the Jenkins Chair where he studies global innovation networks, teaches new media studies, and builds text analysis & visualization tools.

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Brian Howe is a freelance arts journalist and poet living in Durham, NC. His poems and sound art have appeared in Fascicle, Octopus, Apocryphal Text, Listenlight, Effing Magazine, Soft Targets, Cannibal, MiPO, Word for/ Word, and elsewhere. Howe is the author of two chapbooks, Guitar Smash (3rdness Press; 2006) and Foreign Letter (Beard of Bees; forthcoming in 2008). He is the creator of the electro-poetic project Glossolalia (http://glossolalia-blacksail.blogspot.com/) and a member of the Lucifer Poetics Group.

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Ken Rumble is the author of Key Bridge (Carolina Wren Press, 2007) and President Letters (Scantily Clad Press, forthcoming.) His poems and reviews have appeared in Cutbank, Typo, Coconut, the tiny, Minor American, Talisman, and others. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Mathias Svalina is the co-editor of Octopus Magazine & Books. He is the author of the chapbooks Why I Am White (Kitchen Press), Creation Myths (New Michigan Press), The Viral Lease (forthcoming from Small Anchor Press) &, written in collaboration with Julia Cohen, When We Broke the Microscope (Small Fires Press). His first book, Destruction Myth, is forthcoming from Cleveland State University Press in 09.

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stain
766 grand street
brooklyn, ny 11211
(L train to Grand Street,
1 block west)
718/387-7840
open daily @ 5 p.m.

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Hosted by Amy King and Ana Bozicevic

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Ron Padgett Sings His Poetry!
April 11, 2008

Poet Ron Padgett with Poet John Ashbery

April 5, 2008

This week on A Prairie Home Companion, we’re setting up our giant radio antenna atop the historic Town Hall in New York City for three shows in April. This week’s special guests include, the phenomenon in boots and a hat, Brad Paisley, American film actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, poet Ron Padgett, and the subject of more email inquiries at APHC than anyone else, legendary Scottish folk-singer Jean Redpath. Also with us, The Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Tim Russell, Sue Scott, and Fred Newman, The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band, and The News from Lake Wobegon. Join us this week from action-packed West 43rd & Broadway.

Segment 1
00:00 Logo
00:11 Tishomingo Blues
03:48 It’s Only a Cyber Moon
06:09 Rhubarb script
10:09 “Caterpillar Cakewalk” – Shoe Band and Brad Paisley
13:10 GK intros Ron Padgett
14:48 Ron Padgett reads “The Drink”, “Poet As A Mortal Bird”, “Haiku” and “Morning”
18:50 “April Come She Will”- GK/ Pat/ Shoes
21:00 Jump script
22:19 GK intros Jean Redpath
24:15 “If You Could Wait A Moment Longer” – Jean Redpath and Shoe Band
28:06 Jean intros next tune
29:10 “Mally Lee” – Jean Redpath with the Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band
31:11 Powdermilk Biscuit Break
Segment 2
32:45 Guy Noir script
48:54 GK intros Brad Paisley
49:42 “I’m Still A Guy” – Brad Paisley
53:13 Brad Paisley talks to crowd
53:46 “Waiting on a Woman”- Brad Paisley
57:03 Intermission- “Somebody Stole My Gal”
Segment 3
1:01:15 Bob Elliott script
1:05:23 Sonnet Contest Announcement
1:06:17 Bob’s Bank script
1:07:50 Subway script
1:09:10 Greetings
1:12:56 “Cruisin’ Downtown” – Shoe Band and Brad Paisley
1:15:30 GK intros Ron Padgett
1:16:02 Ron Padgett recites “Dead or Alive in Belgium”, “Words From the Front” and “Bastille Day”
1:20:00 “Say You Love Me Sadie” – Shoe Band
1:20:35 GK intros Brad Paisley
1:22:16 “Ode de Toilet”- Brad Paisley
1:26:00 “Letter To Me” – Brad Paisley
Segment 4
1:31:00 The News from Lake Wobegon (Download MP3)
Segment 5
1:44:20 “The Old Woman”- Jean Redpath
1:46:23 “Steal Away” – Jean Redpath and Garrison Keillor
1:49:30 Indie script
1:54:05 Online
1:56:50 Credits, “Next Time I’m in Town” closer

Just Because
March 27, 2008

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Just because the morning feels so good & we’re hitting the weekend full throttle, how about one more from Günter Grass to send us smoothly along?

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HYMN

As complicated as a nightingale,
as tinny as,
kind-hearted as,
as crease-proof, as traditional,
as green grave sour, as streaky,
as symmetrical,
as hairy,
as near the water, true to the wind,
as fireproof, frequently turned over,
as childishly easy, well-thumbed as,
as new and creaking, expensive as,
as deeply cellared, domestic as,
as easily lost, shiny with use,
as thinly blown, as snow-chilled as,
as independent, as mature,
as heartless as,
as mortal as,
as simple as my soul.

–Günter Grass, from IN THE EGG AND OTHER POEMS

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2 Responses to “Just Because”

  1. Jim K. Says:
    July 21st, 2007 at 3:24 pm eThat’s a nice Hymn of embedding.

    I’ve been doing minimalizing doodles lately.

    All

    I am all
    I all am

    Am I all ?
    Am all I ?

    All I am,
    All am I

    –JK

  2. Erin Says:
    July 23rd, 2007 at 2:32 am eI’ll have to check Mr. Grass out. Always happy to be sent in new directions.

Remember That Time?
March 26, 2008

Hey Michael Lauran,

Remember the time all five of us went to Vieques, Puerto Rico, and Jen Demartino and I narrated every move you made as you made it? Remember how our narration took the form of nostalgic questions? Remember how we drove you crazy? Remember when we all went rafting and swimming in the Bioluminescent Bay and then ran away when the other tourists got pissed at our narration? Remember the time that parrot nearly took my hand off? Remember when the pilot flew us in his hoopty-like mini van with wings from San Juan over the rain forest, and he gave me the controls since I was sitting in the co-pilot seat? Remember when you all screamed in real terror? Remember when the locals told us later that he was a total drunk?

Remember the times we went swimming in such a clean & clear ocean and then how we went back to our hotel each night and got free drinks at the lovely outside bar? Remember the very cool kick-ass locals we vowed to stay in touch with? Remember when that local “lady” of the village cornered Jen on the dance floor and danced up and down the length of Jen’s body singing, “Trabajo,” over and over until Jen couldn’t look anymore panicked?

Remember the time Jen moved to L.A. and became some famous casting agent who shows us the town & goes dancing with us when we visit? Remember the time you were living in San Francisco, and I was missing you? Remember when you sent me & Jen a Regina Spektor video that reminded you of Jen’s and my antics? Remember the time I wrote you a blog post that barely touches on our history but denotes the love we share just enough? Remember when I signed a blog post to you, “Love, Amy”?

Love,
Amy

4 Responses to “Remember That Time”

  1. Jim K. Says:
    March 12th, 2007 at 2:06 pm eMichael likes eggs, toast? ;-) Why live one life.
  2. Jim K. Says:
    March 13th, 2007 at 2:35 am eRegina is awesome!!
  3. Amy King Says:
    March 13th, 2007 at 2:40 am eYeah! She’s fun~
  4. Jen Says:
    August 31st, 2007 at 5:17 am eremember the first time i saw your blog, august 3, 2007, and i got terribly nostialgic? remember when i didn’t know how to spell nostalgic? remember vieques? and how we got to name our own cocktails? and remember when we were farting in bed and waking everyone up? ok remember when i was farting? remember when i made a pass at you and rejected it and it wasn’t weird, i just kept farting?
    me too.
    damn that was one of the best trips ever. period.
    xo
    love
    jen

ISN’T IT TIME?
March 25, 2008

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Time to get your poetry groove on in 2007! I’ll be reading around 11 PM – New Year’s Day, along with these other killer poets:

Monday, January 1, 2007, 2:00 pm ­to some ridiculous hour of Tuesday, January 2, 2007– 33rd Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading

$16 general admission / $12 students & seniors / $10 Poetry Project members. Doors open at 1:30pm. Readings begin promptly at 2!

With Philip Glass, Tracey McTague, Douglas Dunn, John Coletti, Erica Kaufman, Jenny Smith, Dael Orlandersmith, Edwin Torres, Christopher Martin, Anne Tardos, Rebecca Moore, Nina Karacosta, Bob Hershon, Filip Marinovic, Wanda Phipps, Shanxing Wang, John Giorno, Jen Benka, Tim Peterson, Michael Scharf, R. Erica Doyle, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Duriel Harris, Simone White, Joanna Fuhrman, Frank Sherlock, Todd Colby, Ed Friedman, Eliot Katz, Michael Cirelli, Steve Earle, Chris Rael, Joshua Clover, Lenny Kaye, Lytle Shaw, Donna Brook, Dale Sherrard, Murat Nemet-Nejat, John S. Hall, Eve Packer, Steven Hall, Brenda Bordofsky, CA Conrad, Patti Smith, Maggie Dubris, Evan Kennedy, Susan Briante, Simon Pettet, Merry Fortune, Nathaniel Siegel, Rodrigo Toscano, Stephanie Gray, Dan Machlin, Stacy Szymaszek, Anselm Berrigan, Stefania Iryne Marthakis, Elinor Nauen, David Cameron, David Vogen, Urayoan Noel, Patricia Spears Jones, Carol Mirakove, Farid Matuk, Tracie Morris, Barbara Blatner, Elliott Sharp, Tisa Bryant, Jim Carroll, Brenda Coultas, Mónica de la Torre, Kimiko Hahn, Tony Hoffman, Amy King, Rachel Levitsky, Eileen Myles, Lee Ranaldo, Gillian McCain, Erika Recordon, Evelyn Reilly, Keith Roach, Renato Rosaldo, Lauren Russell, Brian Kim Stefans, Anne Waldman, Brendan Lorber, John Sinclair, Christopher Stackhouse, Dustin Williamson, Marisol Limon Martinez, Lourdes Vazquez, Judith Malina and Hanon Reznikov, Bruce Weber, Tony Towle, Janet Hamill, Billy Lamont, Jeffrey Jullich, Vicki Hudspith, Michael Lydon and Ellen Mandel, Guillermo Castro, Nada Gordon and Gary Sullivan, Peter Bushyeager, Cliff Fyman, Samantha Barrow, Kimberly Lyons, Arlo Quint, Regie Cabico, Ted Greenwald, Bill Kushner, Susan Landers, Bob Rosenthal, Thomas Savage, Harris Schiff, Jacqueline Waters, Max Blagg, Taylor Mead, Jim Behrle, Nicole Blackman, Tao Lin, Eric Bogosian, Robert Dunn, Mitch Highfill, Kazim Ali, Adeena Karasick, Edmund Berrigan, Jess Fiorini, Greg Fuchs, MacGregor Card, Drew Gardner, Bob Holman, Martha Oatis, Tonya Foster, Marcella Durand, Steve Cannon, Adam DeGraff, Karen Weiser, Prageeta Sharma, Yoshiko Chuma, Stephen Paul Miller, David Henderson, Jim Neu, Jordan Davis, Emily XYZ, Bill Berkson, Rich O’Russa, Sharon Mesmer, Don Yorty, Citizen Reno, Hal Sirowitz, Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle, Bethany Spiers, Stephan Smith, Paul Vazquez, Marty Ehrlich, Erica Hunt, Dana Bryant, Penny Arcade, Katie Degentesh, Brenda Iijima and Paolo Javier!

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The Poetry Project is located at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery – 131 East 10th Street at Second Avenue, New York City 10003 – Trains: 6, F, N, R, and L.

2 Responses to “ISN’T IT TIME?”

  1. jack brummet Says:
    January 7th, 2007 at 2:49 am eI used to go to the wonderful readings at Paul Cooper’s gallery on New Year’s Day, in the late 70’s and early 80s. They were incredible Poet celeb fests, (people from both the academic and boho wings like Stern, Ginsberg, Ruykeyser, Walcott (msp?), Adrienne Rich and dozens more) stopping by to read 15 minutes or so from Stein’s The Making Of The American.s It was a lot of fun.
  2. Amy King Says:
    January 7th, 2007 at 10:02 pm eThat sounds delightful!

Spring
March 24, 2008

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Warmer weather nears — time for some backyard cheer! I plan to play some games, sit and read, barbeque, but first, will rake up the sticks from the crazy ocean wind that topples our lovely trees!

Am I becoming suburban just because I long for this? A book — and drink — in hand …