Thursday, April 29, 2004

For those of you in the Bay Area, please do attend Loop/Press62's poetry event at Escape from New York Pizza in S.F. It starts at 7pm on Friday, May 7. It's a fortuitous date and time, I'll be reading (among others, I'm sure), and you can get a slice of pie!

On a side note, on the radio, right now, there's a song being sung in German which sounds as if it's sampling the screams found on Nick Cave's song "Stagger Lee." Ah, now it's concluding with a quote from G.W. Bush. Pleasant. Enough of this Pamela-nonsense.

Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Here's a line from James Meetze's chapbook, Serenades:

To disclose the facts of our pasts we spoke the future,
coy as ghosts of summer in what little shade.
Why not be furious at last
from all angles at once.

It's a lovely book filled with a lot of lovely poems.

Monday, April 26, 2004

You should all open up another window right now and google Andrew Joron's NEO-SURREALISM: OR, THE SUN AT NIGHT (Black Square Editions 2004). This book is so fascinating. Andrew's writing is top-notch: "Surreality is not a state of standing 'over' reality; rather, it is the boiling over of reality, a phase-change that always departs from a highly specific set of initial conditions."