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04 April 2009

The Short List

Teresa K. Miller's Forever No Lo is reviewed by Haines Eason in the March/April 09 issue of American Book Review. Reviewed rather perceptively, we should add:

With the mashing together—the linking and linking—of our many stories likely to continue as population swells past capacity, the art of our times must gesture to this crowding. . . . Pushing a poetics of metatextuality well beyond contemporary norms. . . . [the texts] press against their packaging. . . . Miller’s elderly woman on a bus, salutation to a loved one, and Iraq War carnage . . . all fit together so eerily well—so well that Miller’s implicit suggestion is that these consciousnesses and events not only can belong together, they can be and really are fused. . . .

Kitchen Press goes fully online with Rauan Klassnik's Ringing. (Click the link for a downloadable pdf of Ringing, as well as a flash version illustrated Rauan himself.)

From the book:
Like ships leaning together licking each other’s shoulders, we fall down and dig at the earth. Fervently. Like jackals. Fire’s leaping from hill to hill, and my nerves are swaying like seaweed. I have learned to die. And not to. My veins are filled with milk.

With + Stand #3

26 poets, 36 pages, spraypaint, duct tape, staples, Aaron Begg, Amy King, Anna Vitale, Andrew Zawacki, Ariel Goldberg, Brian Ang, Brooklyn Copeland, Dana Ward, David Buuck, Donato Mancini, Erica Lewis, Franklin Bruno, Jen Hofer, Joshua Ware, Kristin Palm, Kyle Schlesinger, Megan Kaminski, Michael Scharf, Nicholas Karavatos, Piotr Gwiazda, Rodrigo Toscano, Rupert Loydell, Sandra Simonds, Tim Kreiner, and Joshua Clover and Jasper Bernes as The Office for Experimental Communism.


Hecate Lochia by Hoa Nguyen
Hot Whiskey Press

ISBN: 0-9786933-1-0
8" X 5.85"
112 pp.


Recently Received

(Most of the titles that follow are available as review copies at Tarpaulin Sky, except for titles marked with asterisks, which are hand-bound or otherwise short-run editions and are limited if available at all.)

Carrie Olivia Adams, Intervening Absence (Ahsahta Press, 2009)

Joshua Beckman, Take It (Wave Books, 2009)

Jessica Bozek, The Bodyfeel Lexicon (Switchback Books, 2009)

* Burning Deck Magazine, Issues 1-4 (Burning Deck 1962-65)

* James Cummings, speaking off centre (livestock editions / dusie kollektiv, 2009)

Ben Doller, FAQ (Ahsahta Press, 2009)

Michael Gizzi, New Depths of Deadpan (Burning Deck, 2009)

Joshua Harmon, Scape (Black Ocean, 2009)

Janet Holmes, The ms of my kin (Shearsman Books, 2009)

Isabelle Baladine Howald, Secret of Breath (Elena Rivera, trans., Burning Deck Press, 2008)

Noelle Kocot, Sunny Wednesday (Wave Books, 2009)

* Jennifer Martenson, Xq281 (Burning Deck, 2001)

Chelsey Minnis, Poemland (Wave Books, 2009)

Sawako Nakayasu, hurry home honey (Burning Deck, 2009)

Lytton Smith, The All-Purpose Magical Tent (Nightboat Books, 2008)

Keith Waldrop, Semiramis If I Remember (self-portrait as mask), (Avec Books, 2001)

* Keith Waldrop, six poems from Always in Arises (Backwoods Broadsides Chaplet Series #93, 2005)

* Rosmarie Waldrop, Second Language (Backwoods Broadsides Chaplet Series #92, 2005)

Rosmarie Waldrop, Reluctant Gravities (New Directions, 1999)