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Saturday, March 10

This Just In! 4 books on SPD's February Bestseller List From Factory School's Heretical Texts

Check out #'s 7, 9, 14, and 29

SPD Poetry Bestsellers

February 2007:

1. Eunoia Christian Bok (Coach House Press)

2. Wisteria: Twilight Poems From the Swamp Country Kwame Dawes (Black Goat)

3. Necessary Stranger Graham Foust (Flood Editions)

4. Chromatic H.L. Hix (Etruscan Press)

5. Glean Joshua Kryah (Nightboat Books)

6. Loveliest Grotesque Sandra Lim (Kore Press)

7. Scrapmetal Ammiel Alcalay (Factory School)

8. Howl & Other Poems Allen Ginsberg (City Lights)

9. Wars. Threesomes. Drafts. & Mothers Heriberto Yepez (Factory School)

10. Friday and the Year that Followed Juan J. Morales (Fairweather Books/Bedbug Press)

11. The Book of Questions Pablo Neruda (Copper Canyon Press)

12. What if Your Mother Judith Arcana (Chicory Blue Press)

13. Apostrophe Elizabeth Robinson (Apogee Press)

14. Fait Accompli Nick Piombino (Factory School)

15. Untangled Keren Taylor, Ed. (WriteGirl)

16. Blackboards Tomaz Salamun (Saturnalia Books)

17. Cadenza Charles North (Hanging Loose Press)

18. Fugue State Bill Berkson (Zoland)

19. Prime Time Apparitions R. Zamora Linmark (Hanging Loose Press)

20. Vacationland Ander Monson (Tupelo)

21. Woundwood Ron Silliman (Cuneiform Press)

22. Concordance Mei-mei Berssenbrugge/Kiki Smith, art (Kelsey Street Press)

23. Retreats & Recognitions Grace Bauer (Lost Horse Press)

24. Sadder than Water: Selected Poems Samih al-Qasim
(IBIS Editions)

25. Seismosis John Keene & Christopher Stackhouse (1913 Press)

26. Also, With My Throat, I Shall Swallow Ten Thousand Swords: Araki Yasusada's Letters in English Tosa Motokiyu (Combo Books)

27. Analects on a Chinese Screen Glenn Mott (Chax Press)

28. Bone Pagoda Susan Tichy (Ahsahta Press)

29. Chanteuse/Cantarice Catherine Daly (Factory School)

30. Deathstar/Ricochet Judith Goldman (O Books)

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Tuesday, March 6

from "The Apprentice" by Lewis Libby
Thomas Dunne Books, 2001

"In his flight he looked at his telltale trail through the snow with alarm. He struggled to form a plan.
Surely if someone has followed me, he thought, surely they'll stop to search the shrine. He knew that would take some time. He could count on some delay.
But in the very next instant he realized that the man with the glasses had claimed to see more than one man in the grove. If they divided, some of them might even then be gaining on him.
The youth saw now that he had been on a fool's errand, and this tired him further. He knew he had stayed too long in the shrine. Thinking back, he realized that the hole he dug searching for the packet would tell a plain tale. Having once uncovered the box, he could not now so readily rid himself of it....
He resolved that if he were caught by the men who had hidden near the shrine he would tell them readily about the box. He could say he was headed now for someone to tell, that he was glad he had stumbled upon them. But he had no faith in his ability to carry off this tale, and no faith in the good will of these men. Better, he knew, not to be caught."
Three Important Things

"Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
Henry James

No one knows this better than:

Tom Beckett (Soluble Census)
And blogging has never been warmer than this moment, since 2003. Tom's comments lead me to Imagine a world in which writers could say nice things to each other without tons of sarcastic icing.

Libby Found Guilty

CBS news.Thank you Mr.Fitzgerald!
Times coverage of Libby Verdict

One of the finest moments in judicial history since:

Monday, March 5

Thanks to

Jilly Dybka Poetry Hut
and Sandra Torres Gota a Gota (Drop by Drop) for their (recent)

(The *fait accompli* link list will appear on this blog soon).


Elwood P. Dowd (played by James Stewart) in *Harvey*: "Mother always said, in this life you must be either very smart or very pleasant. I tried smart for awhile, but then I switched to pleasant and I never regretted it."

"Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out."
Vaclav Havel


from *Killing Floor* by Ray DiPalma


"Cries and processions put a public face on things;
this designation is corroborated only by silence

So I’ve been checking around for hints of evidence,
copied formulas, neutral grids blank and ancient,
organizing a memory to document,
as it passes into the listening,
—a surge of impressions
indifferent to fame and death—
that describe an answer but offer none

one dit issue seven Ray DiPalma


Shampoo 29 is here

Between a Rock and a Hard Look

Went to a podiatrist once who told me things about orthotics- protective shoe inserts for your feet- I never knew. "Where've I been?" I said innocently. "Under a rock" he said, in a surprisingly nasty tone of voice. Well, maybe that's how you get from looking at people's feet all day. Actually he made a damn good pair of orthotics I stil use sometimes.

I, for one, until yesterday never got out from under my rock to take a good look at Big Bridge, or if I did, didn't bother to fully check it out. Here is the latest edition and all the earlier archives. The mag is well worth it, even if only for the many terrific author photos. Check out all the earlier editions at

Big Bridge archives

The current issue is here Big Bridge #12

By the way, I found out just how good Big Bridge is by discovering this terrific piece by Anne Waldman-
War Crime-
wood s lot (which is how I uisually try to
get out from under my rock, almost every day, and take a good hard look into the present and the past.)

Sunday, March 4

Friends Indeed- Book Party Photos and Comments

Our belated (been out with a sore throat and a cold this week) yet enthusiastic thanks to

Nada Gordon (ululations)


Gary Sullivan (Elsewhere)

for their posts on our Unnameable (Adam's) Books book party on Tuesday, February 27.

and thanks to Adam Tobin for the terrific party celebrating *fait accompli* from Factory School
this just in from Adam Tobin

Dear dear friends of Unnameable Books,

You may have noticed some recent news coverage of this store, under a different name. If so, then you've probably been reading the New York Sun, or the Christian Science Monitor, or the Brooklyn Record or New York Magazine's gossip blog, or perhaps some other blogs where there have been high levels of chatter. Remain alert. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Keen google use will reveal the following:

The Sun
The Record
The Monitor
The Intelligencer
The Compton
The King
The Elsewhere
The Tube
The Macondo

In other news: Spring is here (again), and the birds will sing. Soon, soon.

NEXT FRIDAY NIGHT, for example, THE CANARY himself, that caged wonder, containing new poems by Ashbery, Myles, Toufic, Lee etc., will send a representative: Mr. JOSHUA EDWARDS, Ed. He will be reading his own work.

Simultaneously: Mr. FRED SCHMALZ, editor of THE SWERVE, whose new issue arrives anon, will display his own clinamen in the back of the store.

And on the very same night: MATTHEW ROHRER, poet, will read from his new book RISE UP, newly out from Wave Books.

All this is just to say that:

FRIDAY MARCH 16th, at 8 PM,
A reading, a party, a reading party,
here at Unnameable Books. Featuring:
Joshua Edwards of THE CANARY
Fred Schmalz of THE SWERVE
and Matthew Rohrer of RISE UP.
456 Bergen St. (btw. Flatbush & 5th Ave.)

Joshua Edwards co-edits The Canary with Nick Twemlow and Anthony Robinson. His poems appear/are forthcoming in Vanitas, Practice, Court Green, Slate, Skanky Possum, 26, Colorado Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Fred Schmalz is a poet and publisher of the literature and art journal swerve. His poems have appeared in The Bedazzler, jubilat, Conduit, Divide, Forklift Ohio, H_NGM_N and other magazines. Schmalz's chapbook Ticket was published by Fuori Editions in 2002. He lives in Brooklyn.

Matthew Rohrer is the author of A Green Light (Verse Press, 2004), which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize. He is also the author of Satellite (Verse Press, 2001), and Nice Hat. Thanks. (with Joshua Beckman) (Verse Press, 2002) and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty (also with Joshua Beckman, 2003). He has appeared on NPR's "All
Things Considered" and "The Next Big Thing." His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994. He, too, lives in Brooklyn.

Unnameable Books
[formerly "Adam's"]
456 Bergen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 789-1534


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