Distribution Automatique

Saturday, February 5

Tympan {click here} is back
with a long awaited update from Tim Yu. I'll let him tell you all about it himself,
but I am glad to congratulate him and applaud the good news about
his wife Robin.

Wednesday, February 2

This just in from Heriberto Yepez:

"Remember that piece you wrote on your blog and I translated for a magazine? The mag is now out--really cool one--and your piece is in it. You can see a fragment of it in the mag's web:

Bush, la represion sexual y la politica dela paranoia {click here}


Heriberto Yepez'
post on
Mexperimental {click here}

Bush and The Politics of Paranoia as posted
on ::fait accompli::
November 7, 2004

Bush and the Politics of Paranoia {click here}

Tuesday, February 1

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

Sooner or later we all discover that the important moments in
life are not the advertised ones, not the birthdays, the
graduations, the weddings, not the great goals achieved.
The real milestones are less prepossessing. They come to the
door of memory unannounced, stray dogs that amble in, sniff
around a bit and simply never leave. Our lives are measured
by these.
- Susan B. Anthony

Sunday, January 30

"Face face face face back back back back"

is a paraphrase from a line from a poem read by Sean Killian
yesterday afternoon at the Bowery Poetry Club.
An average crowd, on an average cold winter
day in downtown New York. But this reading was anything
but average. This was one of those
readings that will be remembered by nearly
everyone who was there, the kind of reading
that gets a tag like "legendary." The poem I
have in mind (Sean read many fine ones) he
claimed to have written yesterday. It talked
about dogs, it talked about the death by poisoning of Robert
Johnson. But out of nowhere, and very suddenly,
the audience found itself in a completely other
dimension. But what the hell, you hadda be there.

Laura Moriarty, who read from her latest book, which
she had on hand, *Self-Destruction*
(fascinating poems indeed, can't wait to
immerse myself in them again), also read from a science-fiction
novel she has written and a complex and absorbing
work that encompassed an inventive approach to
poetry criticism and poetics.

Poetry luminaries in the audience included Ann Waldman, Anne Tardos,
Mitch Highfill, Tom Kelley, Adeena Karasik,
Alex Young, Drew Gardner , Corinne Robins,
and Bruce Andrews. And of course, and especially Bob Holman-
who has indeed created a legend- named very simply
the Bowery Poetry Club.