Thursday, August 28, 2008

Canessa Gallery: Poets on Paper



Works by 5 Poet-Artists
at the Canessa Gallery
September 1-October 1, 2008

Brent Cunningham
Cassandra Smith
Dan Fisher
Scott Inguito & Jared Stanley

Opening Night: Thursday, September 4
(during the "First Thursdays" SF Art Crawl)

Canessa Gallery
708 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111

Works Online:
B. Cunningham:
D. Fisher:
C. Smith:
J. Stanley:
S. Inguito:


Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Blink Issue 2 & Ahsahta reminder


announcement from Amber di Pietra about THE BLINK, Issue 2:

Excerpt from the Editor's Letter (Alexis Brayton),

I’ve noticed this about photographs: that my own memories get mixed up in that shoebox. I do not know, for example, if I actually remember that sunny morning on the porch of 8 Orchard Avenue-- small and confident and all packed for summer camp-- or if the memory has taken on its own flat life, born of a Polaroid.

I took a picture of my 5 year-old niece not too long ago with my 35mm and she immediately said, “Let me see it!” I had to explain that the image was in the film, and we could not look at it until the picture was developed. She looked at me sideways, like I was messing with her. These days we can take and retake and take and retake a picture until everyone’s hair looks perfect. It is alarmingly easy to amass enormous numbers of digital images. I miss the weight of ‘real’ photos but mostly what I miss is the patience they required and the space that was held for mystery while they were being developed. We had to make choices about which pictures were worthy of albums with a finite number of pages and--for those who move around a lot-- which were worthy of carrying with us.

Read more about this new issue at Dominic Bruno's blog.


Just a brief reminder that the Ahsahta Press subscription sale lasts only until September 1.

Seven books by exciting poets (Rachel Loden, Ben Doller, Stephanie Strickland, and more) for $75, no shipping! Read more about it at, where you can also subscribe.

Subscription orders do more than bring you this great deal—they support Ahsahta Press and help us continue to publish poets and poetry of all kinds. Treat yourself & support the press too! Thanks so much. We couldn't do it without you.


Monday, August 11, 2008

Omnidawn Blog is


on vacation until August 23. we'll miss you!

hope everyone enjoys the rest of the summer!



Saturday, August 2, 2008



autumn in New York

A blur
at this tempo
a memo
often mingled ignores
with pain the store-
fronts lit with & rowing
against the river the going
& coming a blur:
prints on the keys
on the knees
of the city a lingering
I want to live
it a sieve


after Niedecker 4

slip so white
it hurts the eyes.
Nightgown blow
thru my bare snow
-blanket I
freight the night
—the marrow
of the hummer
(hotly) cared
for no objects here
water , summer
(the hot) shore
Good-bye to lilacs by the door


Edward Smallfield
is the author of The Pleasures of C and the coauthor of One Hundred Famous View of Edo, a book-length collaboration with Doug MacPherson. His poems have appeared in alice blue, Five Fingers Review, New American Writing, Parthenon West Review, 26, and a number of other magazines. He lives in Barcelona with his wife, the poet Valerie Coulton.