Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Kind Words at the BAP blog

You know Julia Cohen, whose poetry'll give you the jealous swoons ("Bury your beard on the porch where I first found it"!)? I met her ever so briefly at KGB, and here she writes up the KGB reading, with a hearty helping of Zorba, and also I am pretty sure that all the rest of the audience members, like I am, are collecting the ingredients to make a "Salad."

Me, Michael Quattrone (an elegant host!), and Caroline Knox.


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Good Things

1. Caroline Knox, with whom I had the great pleasure of reading at KGB bar last night, impressive to no end and so very smart (that is intelligent, sharp, savvy, wise and wry), also made me laugh soda out my nose cafeteria style when she read "Salad" from the Wave Books published Quaker Guns (shouldn't Jeff Clark have himself a Quemadura exhibition? gorgeous!).

2. Laura Sims is giving me a run for my creepy creepy money with her new serial killer project. A second book, Stranger, is due out from Fence not too far down the line...I saw Mathias last night (so nice of him to come!), who reminded me about an excerpt from Stranger at Octopus.

3. If you've been living in a cave, and the cave is underground, and there are stacks of newspapers dating back to 100 BC blocking the entrance to this cave underground, then perhaps you don't know how hilarious and brilliant are Sharon Mesmer and Nada Gordon. I'm a lucky lucky poet this week. Shanna made us incredible vegan cookies, and read that poem where she fake-cries, and I fall for it every time. Every. Time.


Monday, September 15, 2008

NYC KGB & Bloof Readings 9/20, 9/22

Saturday, September 20 at 3:30 PM in Brooklyn

Nada Gordon ("flamboyantly brillant!")
Sharon Mesmer ("mesmerizingly genius!")
Danielle Pafunda ("V.C. Andrews-creepy!")
Laura Sims ("utterly astounding!")

Hosted by Shanna Compton ("winningly self-effacing!")

Unnameable Books ("easily the best bookstore ever!")
456 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY

FREE, including refreshments. A party in the middle of the day...why not?

(Subway: Any train that goes to Atlantic Hub)


Monday, September 22 at 7:00 PM in Manhattan

Danielle Pafunda & Caroline Knox
Hosted by Laura Cronk & Michael Quattrone

85 East 4th Street

Subway: 6 to Astor Place or F/V to 2nd Ave