POETRY READING THIS WEEKEND!
Saturday, April 5, 7pm: Poetry Flash presents
Hank Lazer (Lyric & Spirit, Omnidawn 2008)
and Mark Salerno (Odalisique)
at **New Cody's Location**
CODY's BOOKS, 2201 Shattuck Avenue,
corner of Allston Way, downtown Berkeley
Across the street from Berkeley BART,
near parking garages.
POETRY READING TODAY!!!!
Reading @ Pegasus Books
Friday, April 4
Poet/filmmaker/destroyer of dictionaries Chris Vitiello, in a rare west coast
appearance, will read from his new book Irresponsibility (just out from Ahsahta
Press) and provoke and alarm in a multitude of ways.
Writer/landscape-architect-in-training Mary Burger will read poems and essays from
the forthcoming book A Partial Handbook for Navigators (from Interbirth Books), and
attempt to figure out where she is.
NEW PUBLICATION FROM TRANSMISSION PRESS:
from editor, Logan Ryan Smith:
DOROTHEA LASKY'S, TOURMALINE-- a collection of brilliant,
vibrant, honest, imaginative, and send-yr-ass-into-orbit kinda poems.
for more fun stuff, including very candid pictures of TOURMALINE hanging out
with the reclusive Pink Panther.
As always, trades are welcome, and if ye be too broke all you need to do is
tell me you have (or will have) voted for Obama when you had yr chance, and
you'll get yrself a free copy, lickity split. Seriously. Try me.
EXCITING NEWS FROM BURNING DECK:
Catherine Imbriglio's book,
PARTS OF THE MASS (Burning Deck 2007),
has received the Norma Farber 1st Book Award of the Poetry Society of
America. It was selected by Thylias Moss.
OMNIDAWN BOOKS RECEIVE PRAISE:
Our book IN A TOWN CALLED MUNDOMUERTO is on the SFSITE as one of
their top 10 Editors Choice List.
Tendril, by Bin Ramke (Omnidawn, 2007)
recommended by Reginald Shepherd
Ramke's Tendril is a book of lyric meditations and intellectual musings that mixes personal memory with social and cultural history in a mesh of intertextuality that demonstrates how poems come out of poems and writing comes out of writing, but also out of passion and emotional necessity. This web of literary, scientific, and historical discourses both sustains the voice and is something against which the voice struggles to be heard. Ramke also demonstrates a gift for sustaining his meditations through extended formal, thematic,
intellectual, and musical arcs. - RS