Saturday, March 28, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

After Joe Dante (Deadpan)

-for Dottie, on her birthday

Nothing will beget nothing here across the
Distance of these thresholds remembering
Them posing tourists in another summer

Before terrorism or your youth outgrows
Itself swerves in another glass no memory
Will capture the summer here ways a sun

Doesn’t seem to comprehend things the
Eyes say to us at night cross like neighbors
My (Joe) Dante flings over this cartoon stru

ggle abysses nation the fantasy called nation
A way our childhoods flee from us like the
Wish had already come true flowers bloom

In retrospect suppress the wind everyone is
Evil writing their private poems addressing
Them if this is the address you meant to send

Me too will you be a Beatrice of sorts among
More desirous Gizmos Gitmos Quiznos this
Past week was the 20th anniversary of the

Exxon Valdez spill dear Orientalist dear neg
ative stereotyping you make our dreams come
True a cartoon coming on my head makes all ideas

Veritable the mirrors around our past booty call
This body when there is nothing to control no
More no more remote controls called subjects

Just this panning of the camera without an
Object upon which to rest its focus just this
Feedback cranked up beyond recuperation

Just this feeling no where left to go except
Up into singularity or poverty the gutter or
A c boundary where your former wishes are

Former selves and seeing ghosts is pretty
Much our everyday as one is not I anyway
Or we or the dead or any name we shall become

In the fire of our wishing in time that we
Should be called by but unheard we will
Not hear it called back by governmentability

Memories and screen fantasies approximate
Experience over-socialize another vision
A Baroque in love with their shadows again.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Atticus / Finch d.a. levy lives Event

Boog City presents
d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press Atticus/Finch Chapbooks (Seattle) Tues., March 31, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free ACA Galleries 529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr. NYC Event will be hosted by Atticus/Finch editor Michael Cross

Featuring readings from
Thom Donovan Judith Goldman David Larsen Kyle Schlesinger

with music from
Julian T. Brolaski

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.
Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum
**Atticus/Finch Chapbooks
Atticus/Finch balks emphatically at faux notions of newness. Rather, they present to you beautiful and affordable editions in the splendid aura of their fresh new-ity. Help them help you rabidly consume the future of poetry as it unfolds before your very eyes. They greatly appreciate your patronage.

*Performer Bios*
**Julian T. Brolaski
Julian T. Brolaski is the author of the chapbooks Hellish Death Monsters (Spooky Press, 2001), Letters to Hank Williams (True West Press, 2003), The Daily Usonian (Atticus/Finch, 2004) and Madame Bovary’s Diary (Cy Press, 2005) (under the name Tanya Brolaski) and Buck in a Corridor (flynpyntar, 2008). Brolaski received an MFA from Mills College and is a PhD candidate in English (UC Berkeley). Brolaski lives in Brooklyn where xe is writing xir dissertation on rhyme in medieval, Renaissance and Apache poetries.

**Thom Donovan
Thom Donovan is an ongoing participant in the Nonsite Collective, coedits ON Contemporary Practice, the first issue of which can be purchased now at SPD, edits Wild Horses of Fire weblog, and curates PEACE events series. His poems and critical writings have been published variously, including his Atticus/Finch collaboration with Kyle Schlesinger, Mantle.

**Judith Goldman
Judith Goldman is the author of two books of poetry, Vocoder (Roof) and DeathStar/Rico-chet (O Books), and the co-editor, with Leslie Scalapino, of War and Peace, an annual anthology of experimental writing against the war. Her chapbook The Dispossessions is forthcoming from Atticus/Finch.

**David Larsen
Newly relocated from San Francisco's Bay Area, David Larsen is pursuing a career in postgraduate studies. His first book of poetry is The Thorn (Faux Press), and will soon be joined by his translation of Names of the Lion by Abu Abd Allah ibn Khalawayh (Atticus/Finch). From 2005-2007 he was co-curator of the New Yipes reading/video series at Oakland's 21 Grand.

**Kyle Schlesinger
Kyle Schlesinger’s books include The Pink, Hello Helicopter, and, with Caroline Koebel, Schablone Berlin. With Thom Donovan and Michael Cross, he edits ON, a poetics journal that focuses on contemporaries. He is the co-author, with Thom Donovan, of Mantle (Atticus/Finch).
Directions:C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues

Next event:
Tues. April 28 Bird Dog magazine (Seattle)
--David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher Boog City 330 W.28th St., Suite 6HNY, NY 10001-4754 For event and publication information:
(212) 842-BOOG (2664)