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Friday night I went to the release party for Talking Man by Mike Heppner, which is available from Small Anchor Press. It's a cool project, a great piece of writing & a beautifully constructed chapbook. You should check it out.
Been reading Tisa Bryant's fantastic book Unexplained Presence. It's a wild ride of shifting voices, styles & rhetorical approaches to thinking about history, race, art & the ways these interweave themselves. Buy it at the Leon Works website.
In the subway this week I've been reading A Pickpocket's Tale, a story of 19th Century New York underworld as seen through the life of George Appo. More on Street-Rats & Gutter-Snipes.
The Italian poetry section in Aufgabe 7 is impressive. Actually most of the issue is. Jordan Davis' poems in Abraham Lincoln make me laugh a lot. Juliette Lee's poem in the (paginated-by-hand) Minor / American 2 is awesome. John Sakkis drops a hilarious D&D nerdbomb over from Cy Gist Press. Silliman reverts to creepy threatening when his "rep," is threatened.
I saw Caroline Knox & Danielle Pafunda read a few weeks back. They were awesome. Danielle's new sci-fi stuff is hella-killer. Also I went to the Josh Colver reading thursday & he read one of the best poems I've heard in a long, long time.