We Who Are About to Weekend: Volume 3
I’m in San Francisco turning 26 blues old. Saw Pokey LaFarge and The Two Man Gentlemen Band at Cafe du Nord. Janey Smith hosted another illicit-everyone-should-be-arrested night of reading at 851. It was sexy and funny and good. And there was sex. In the dark. During the reading. Above, Janey with the flashlight over Jarret Kobek reading from his brand new If You Won’t Read, Why Should I Write? That’s Lorian Long in the doorway. Mike Kitchell also read from his huge decomposing ocean architecture book.
Bloof announced the winners of their chapbook contest!
“Are the silences different now?” Blake Butler asks David Byrne.
Danniel Schoonebeek, who wrote about Woody Guthrie and machines here at WWAATD, “asked six poets a question: if you wrote the poem that most completely satisfied your ambition and ideas about poetry as art, what song would it be?“
Around Western Massachusetts? Go to Flying Object for Matthea Harvey and Amy Jean Porter’s exhibit.
Agree or not, you’ll probably have a reaction to Sean Bishop talking about submissions and publishing culture.
At BOMBLOG, Christopher Higgs writes the best kind of review on Olivia Cronk’s SKIN HORSE.
What else is worth thinking about? This: