Friday, May 27, 2011

Blinded by the Light

You know the song, but maybe not this version. New poem from Jennifer L. Knox in TRNSFR.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Last minute addition! Tuesday, May 24 in NYC @ 6:00 PM

Boog City presents d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Featuring Coconut Books (Atlanta)

ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.

Event will be hosted by
Coconut Books editor
Bruce Covey

Featuring readings from

Jessica Beyer
Jenna Cardinale
Bruce Covey
Megan Kaminski
Amy Lemmon
Lee Ann Roripaugh

and music from

Jeremiah Birnbaum of The Ramblers

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.
Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tarpaulin Sky reviews The Mystery of the Hidden Driveway

These poems burn like road rash and are tenacious as gravel under the skin. The book combines the transgressive dramatic monologues and fantastical narrative poems for which Knox is best known with some unabashed memoir, and the interplay of fiction and nonfiction works well. The honesty of the memoir lends the fiction a deeper quality, and the outrageousness of the fiction increases the surreal quality of the nonfiction since both have been crafted by the same brave imagination. --Kat Good-Schiff

Read the rest here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Uh, this apparently starts tomorrow

Wednesday, May 11, 7:00 PM

Peter Davis, Matt Hart, Michael Schiavo
Music from Kirby Gann

The Derby Recovery Act of 2011 Reading

Quills Coffee
930 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, KY 40204

Thursday, May 12, 7:00 PM

Peter Davis, David Harrity, Michael Schiavo

Bon/Motley Reading Series
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
3711 Clifton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45220

Friday, May 13, 7:00 PM

Peter Davis, Kari Freitag, Michael Schiavo

Hosted by Mike Hauser

Sugar Maple Bar
441 East Lincoln Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

Saturday, May 14, 7:00 PM

Peter Davis & Michael Schiavo

Western Michigan University
Brown Hall
Room 3025
Kalamazoo, MI 49908

Sunday, May 15, 6:00 PM

Jill Christman, Peter Davis, Michael Schiavo, Kyle Winkler

This reading is a free fundraiser for SecondStoryIndy

Vouched Books Reading Series
Big Car Gallery
1043 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sandra & Peter in the new issue of Court Green

Issue 8 of Court Green features a dossier of work inspired by (his majesty) Frank O'Hara, and is filled throughout with great new poems.

Sandra Simonds contributes three poems, including "Advice to My One Year Old":
If it ends up that you are gay, please try to
       be fabulous, okay?
 (i.e., beauty, beauty, beauty)
Go to New York City and find
        gorgeous men who enjoy fucking,
            drinking and Shubert. The three
          go together very well. [...]

Peter Davis address three poems to his current muse (such that she is), Tina. Including "In a Traffic Jam with Tina":
I decided the dead deer didn't
have a penis. I stuck by this decision.
The dead deer had been ravaged
by, I assume, scavenging animals
like small mammals, birds, and rodents.
The deer was missing his knees,
I said. 
And the deer was missing his stomach,
I said.
I said a lot of stuff. I was just answering
questions. It had been a long day. [...]

To read the rest, along with poems by Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Aaron Belz, Vincent Katz, G.C. Waldrep, Jerome Sala, Steven D. Schroeder, Mark Bibbins, Noelle Kocot, Denise Duhamel, D.A. Powell, James Schuyler, Frank O'Hara, Elaine Equi, and dozens of others, pick up a copy or subscribe here.