Friday, September 25, 2009

Hey, so there's a lot of stuff to tell ya!

First, check the events page for upcoming readings. Sandra Simonds is coming to visit NYC, and Jennifer L. Knox and Shanna Compton have a few too. Link.

Also, check out the new issue of Spooky Boyfriend, edited by Bloof pal Nate Logan. It's got poems by Bloofers Sandra Simonds and Peter Davis, plus Nicole Steinberg & more. Link.

Peter Davis also appears in the most recent issues of Shampoo and Double Room, each containing poems from his upcoming Bloof book Poetry! Poetry! Poetry!

Also, maybe you're not aware that Peter also releases music via his site Art Is Necessary. His new Short Hand record, Attila, is now downloadable. That'd be free, kids. Link.

Finally, what the hell, we're going to AWP in Denver. For some reason this year we just feel like it. Stay tuned for event details. Jen is threatening a karaoke party. And tee shirts.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sandra Simonds in NYC, October 9 & 12

FRIDAY, October 9 @7:30 PM
in Brooklyn

Sandra Simonds reads with Daniel Hoyt, Caitlin Dube, Jackie Delamatre & Tricia Taaca
Hosted by Nicole Steinberg

345 Grand Street (b/w Havemeyer & Marcy)
$5 + one free drink

Nearby Train Stops: L (Lorimer/Bedford), G (Metropolitan/Grand), J/M/Z (Marcy Ave)

MONDAY, October 12 @7:00 PM
in Manhattan

Sandra Simonds reads with TBD
KGB Poetry Series
Hosted by Laura Cronk & Michael Quattrone

85 E. 4th Street

Trains: F/V to 2nd Ave, or 6 to either Astor or Bleecker

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This weekend in Brooklyn

Saturday & Sunday, September 12-13

Welcome to Boog City Festival & Small Small Press Fair

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave. (note new location!)
Between Prospect Pl. & St. Marks Ave.

Saturday: JENNIFER L. KNOX will be part of the reading. She goes on at 2:10.
Sunday: SHANNA COMPTON will be part of the reading. She goes on at 5:30.

Bloof will have a table at the book fair both days, and will also be doing readings Saturday & Sunday. Full schedule (pdf) here on on Facebook here.

Poets and musical acts performing nonstop during the 6th annual small, small press fair, which will also have readings from poets representing the exhibiting presses. Day will also feature two poets in conversation with each other.

Friday, September 4, 2009

New chapbook by Sandra Simonds

Here's a note from Sandra about her new chapbook, Used White Wife:
Just wanted to let you know that I have a new chapbook for sale. Very cheap! I even handmade the covers. So if you are interested in supporting small presses, and you need a Used White Wife, please visit Grey Book Press and order one here.


Here is a blurb from Kevin Killian:

Something got into Sandra Simonds' poetry like "a wasp in a vehicle" that makes her "jump over the yellow lines." Her writing is full of amazing things, and if it makes the bystander on the sidewalk fear for his life as well as hers, those are the hazards of the souped-up turbo drive talent that propels her best poems. As if to counter this, Used White Wife finds Simonds (or her lyric surrogate) in a frightened and pensive mood, so bring comfort with you as you open its pages, she needs it badly poor thing.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Bonus tweak

Another riff on Warsaw Bikini from Maurice Burford here. (See also, his post after Anne Boyer. See also, the rest.)