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March 04, 2006

Aaron Tieger's DIY Poetics

Aaron Tieger of CARVE reenters the blogosphere with a new DIY-focused project, DIY Poetics. [Yay!]

As the caption at the top suggests, I'm going to use this space to think out loud about the many small-press poetry books I acquire, as well as ideas I have about such endeavors: what am I talking about, and why, and to what end, etc. Partly I'm hoping to get myself to articulate my thoughts more (something I've had a long-standing insecurity about), and partly I think there aren't enough poetry blogs by people who are a) interested in this kind of thing, b) not academics, c) not academic, if you get my drift. I don't know if I'm a particularly good example of any of these things, but what the hell. Please use the comments boxes and talk back.

Aaron's first post also contains reviews of John Coletti's chapbook Physical Kind (mentioned in the EK's Books/Portable Press post below), the H_NGM_N Flip Chap (also mentioned in a post below), and two others. Rock.

Bookmark it, blogroll it, & otherwise love it, y'all.


H_NGM_N releases their first FLIP/CHAP

Some news from Nate Pritts:


Check us out! We're on the verge of H_NGM_N #5 but does that slow down the machine?


Just released--FLIP/CHAP #1 featuring Samuel Amadon's Advice for Young Couples and Dorothea Lasky's Art. [click here for sample poems and to order]

Still available: Muffler by Clay Matthews. Solid.
[click here for sample poems and to order]

&, in the months to come:

*Daniel Becker's CHANCE
*FLIP/CHAP #2 featuring Brad Liening & Gina Myers
*a chapbook from Erica Bernheim

Are you on board? You're on board, right?

March 03, 2006

Kitchen Press goes to Austin for AWP!

Editor Justin Marks of Kitchen Press will be celebrating the release of three new chapbooks at AWP in Austin, including Morning News by Anna Bozicevic-Bowling, Fingergun by Matt Rasmussen, & Wide Tree by Christopher Tonelli.

AND, he's throwing a party!

Friday, March 10 at 9:00 PM
Kitchen PressLITRedivider Party at AWP

With readings by Sarah Bartlett, Adam Clay, Shanna Compton, Emily Gabbert, Matt Henriksen, Reb Livingston, Randall Mann, Sharon McGill, Danielle Pafunda, Zachary Schomburg, Laurel Snyder, Sam Starkweather, Jerome Stuart, Christopher Tonelli, Paul Toutonghi & Joshua Weber

Club DeVille
900 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

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February 28, 2006

[Erica Kaufman] Books & Portable Press release new books!

Erica Kaufman of [Redacted] Books & Brenda Iijima of Portable Press at Yo Yo Labs invite you to come celebrate the release of four new chapbooks:

BOOK PARTY for Four New Chapbooks by [Redacted] Books & Portable Press!

In celebration of:

Physical Kind by John Coletti ([redacted] books/ portable press at yo yo labs, 2005)
American Music by Chris Martin ([redacted] books, 2005)
Cadastral Map by Jill Magi (portable press at yo yo labs, 2005)
[ ANTI-ERATO ] by Christina Strong (portable press at yo yo labs, 2005)

Sunday, March 5 at 2:00 PM
Frequency Series
Four-Faced Liar
165 West. 4th Street (btw 6th & 7th)


February 26, 2006

Lars Palm's Mindfulness reviewed by Chris Rizzo

"Carefully assembled, mindfulness consists of twenty poems of twenty lines each, with exactly one hundred words per poem—one hundred even, that is, if you count three ampersands per poem as a kind of shorthand for the vocalization of “and.” The ideational kicker is that this sequence of poems explores the twin ideas of difference and repetition through a series of loops or revolutions. Upon a cursory glance, each poem, despite different titles, looks precisely the same.

But that’s cursorily speaking. Once you stop flipping around and actually sit down to read and listen closely, the sequence begins to pull you in after the first few poems."

Read the rest here.

And download the e-book for FREE from Moira Poetry here. Or purchase it as a saddle-stapled chapbook via Lulu.com here.