Monday, December 28, 2015

"…Spoke no // drained / brackets…" / poems at The Sensation Feelings / + Jan 11 Regenerates Reading Nashpo @ Stone Fox + A. Palisano Poem + Poet Selfies

Jan. Regenerates Reading ( poetry, art ) set for Jan. 11th, Ben BurrJesse Mathison, I + Visuals of AC CarterKB, +Erin Alise Borzak. Come on: 2 for 1's, free admin, stuff for sale, mingle and yell, or isolate and mute, I don't care, just show up eh.

I have no idea what to expect but a singular, pushing event of positive, spear in your face rawness. Creek Space Collective member Jesse Mathison is in on it, so maybe the smeary arts culture will show too.


The new The Sensation Feelings, issue # 3, is out and fabulously folding on y'all, I is here with two poem pieces for your bethlehem perusals y'all. A strip of my Inpatient Press chap o n e

( in which I repent Charles Olson, disagree, to however minute a degree, and say what is different now than then with our entanglements of human degree, matter and social... also what seems like an intuitive, half gargled reference to Mikhail poem 'you're old man' (!) - 'BACK INTO SWAMP, SWAMP CREATURE' )

( XII ) is in there, as is a poem when first I started likening a return of the body to things other than what it does without my knowledge or say so - 'Still, detritivore' ( a rad piece that feels rad that I consider one rad I do … )…

"… to've broken upon color

sill breathes glass or its absence is physically anything / no

given strange 
                       translates otherwise …"


Poets deal with the selfie ( in exposed format, openness aside from just doing that activity for itself or themself, self love self ):




Aldo vs. McGregor! Came and went faster than a double-click. Watch the corners react, such diminishing reactions, polarized affect, what their next days must have been like - The Irish, The Brazilians.


Dang, dang: Lithub is doing some aright peripheral poetry stuff, critical stuff, I may have to begin checking them on the regular as in a matured, benefits-earning. less erratic HTMLGiant?

Reading, though somewhat more fascinated and enamored with the fervor and aheadedness and directness and eccentricity of the person ( as in, ah, Frank O'Hara - socio-intellectual creatures that draw people behind them like an adoring cape ), James Baldwin of late.

White Debt / addressed well and honestly, and honestly well : "I erased 'complacence' and wrote 'complicity.' I erased it. 'Debt,' I wrote. Then, 'forgotten debt.'


The Demands (!).


Antonina Palisano's one over at Swarm - To Not My Own

"...until asking grows/ planetary/ wider/ & seething/ what’s owed

to the same walk/ at different times of day/ the changing air/ the imperative air

& if I love/ is love response/ to panic/ its possible loss/ & how to walk

with this loss/ I cannot love/ without conceiving of it/ endless presage

the falling bird/ the black core of the apple/ disbelieving/ a certain dream/ cold

in flesh & manner/ I have let you die/ but also disdain/ & want another

if I lack language/ is it care/ or sublimation

what self is here/ ..."

Monday, December 7, 2015

A Preface to Note on Tundra soon free by online at Bombay Gin, misc

Pre-hibernations, seeming organic because not to sleep. These are what I've missed, the things I remember missing anyway, those to whom this apology floats out to meet:

-Missed reading, East Side Story with Rita B.
-Missed reading, Vanderbilt Visiting Writers, TR Hummer
-Band of Poets, Bobby's Idle Hour, with Ciona Rouse, Luke Wiget, others
-Poetry Book Release for Trinity Lane, The Stone Fox, with Whit Smith, Daniel Pujol, others


Got one of the Note on Tundra prefaces "( Architectures )" over to Bombay Gin's (Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University) online features section, with a video trailer (!) chunk done by Fields of Black Sand heart Meagen Crawford, and The Atari Hairdo himself, ol Computer Lungs Todd Michael Rogers.

That video trailer plus another done by ninja secret refuge citizens will be unfurled as when the proper time settles down.

Not sure when this front of Note is out, but it'll be externalized just you wait, pretty rad having a piece with a place that I've deep ideas of as being aligned somehow with Jack Kerouac, the sort of phenomenology and epistemological creative routes that have a finesse and nobility (however self-visible, and therefore not precisely sainthood earning)...

Don't let the day pass where you might, both of us, snatch a handmade copy of my music immersive lineage of poems Note on Tundra ( for which I think the entire sound blanket of nashville caldwell bongo beef oven house shows bring it back ) + not 1, but the 2 prefaces, out when when when from DoubleCross Press y'all.


Plus - recently found Lylas=Beach Boys=Elliott Smith=Acetone=Jason Molina=Yo La Tengo=esque Cass Mccombs:


A lot of happenings nationally, if you aren't upset, or polarized, you aren't paying attention. KNow thyself I guess, or do the other thing, abolish the self, both go well, toward alleviating everyone else. I've been post it noting my way toward articulating what it is that I think, what it is that I think I feel, that I understand about my leanings, my validity, volumes, space (if I have it, want it need it, rescind it, impose it, detract, deserve). Thick as traffic.

Here's something to read

And here


Jaqueline Winter Thomas weighs in well on the oral aspect of poetry, on its being read, in the poetry readings, as they are tend to be held - " shared acts of silence." (!) And, further, "Sometimes a violation of this silence is justifiable, but, oftentimes, it is not."


And Chuck Beard has your guide to everything literary at all y'all with his Decemberist's lit planner: Beard on Books.