Sunday, June 24, 2007

Believer editor Ed Park now has a monthly Sci-Fi column for the LA Times. Check out his latest.

An excellent panel called "A Panel Of Excess" can now be read in Action Yes. Writers include Jed Rasula, Johannes Goransson, Lara Glenum, K. Silem Mohammad, and Anne Boyer. Points traverse from Bakhtin's notion of grotesquery and the female body, traditional language as wax museum, Dada and Finnish poetry, three point proclamations on the "poetic non act," "the Nostalgia of the Infinite is a painting by the Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico," Blanchot's idea of disaster as skeptical gaiety and "At what point do the parables of rapt compliance intersect with the rapturous parables of noncompliance?"

Also, roaring good poems by Paolo Javier, Danielle Pafunda, and a poet who I have not read--John Wilkinson.

Monday, June 11, 2007

For all of you in SF or Oakland area, I'm reading with Lyn Hejinian at the Berkeley City College. If I can drum up excitement over a reading, it would be this one. I haven't met Lyn Hejinian yet so I'm really looking forward to the event--

When: June 21, 7:30
Where: BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE Auditorium, 2050 Center Street, one-half block from Berkeley BART. Parking garage next door. For information, call Poetry Flash: (510) 525-5476. Co-sponsored by Cody's Books. Free admission.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Juliana Spahr on Bruce Andrews, white studies, and subjectivity.