Okay: Caleb Gregory's visual work is legibility(!), and shall be a fine conjunction for - These 2 Nashvilleans have been a pair in mode & form & discursive fabrics since I thought of their work (both are fabulous humans). & Noah Eli Gordon, well, I've read his work for years. So -
Dear made unoccupied like the push west in violent history space, the newest issue of Umass Amherst's grand adhesive going jubilatis out, which has homed some fantastic poets, friends, cholos, odds + ends. Since they do the thing where you have to buy an issue to read any of the poems - or sit inside the Belmont University Library for a couple of hours taking notes, pretending you're one of them - here it is (sent feeling great about its form and pace, tonal withdrawal, but in the crawling time since it appeared, began to feel it drab):
The Et Al. Poetry Readings return this friday with a scorcher of a narrative, sonically grasping, iterative rendezvous of numerous points with poetry by Cincinnati poet Matt Hart, KY storyteller Chris Mattingly, & Nashville's inaugural Youth Poet Laureate Lagnajita Mukhopadhyay. Sauvage, 1114b 3rd Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37216 //
Both of these events took place to my dear sweet hearts content, & as many thanks as I can possibly contain + produce to those who read, attended, whistled, drank, cheered, laughed, etc etc etcetera'd (!) Busy summer, next is: FALL y'all // indicate thence from hence.