Attention Span – Rodney Koeneke
K. Silem Mohammad & Anne Boyer, eds. | Abraham Lincoln issues 1-3 | NA | 2007-2008
Nascent American sensibility change in easy-to-staple trading card form.
Hannah Weiner | Hannah Weiner’s Open House, ed. Patrick Durgin | Kenning | 2006
Each room has many mansions. More doors, please, soon.
Gary Sullivan | PPL in a Depot | Roof | 2008
Brecht shutting cell phone to mustachio Mozart with Caucasian circle chalk. “Between the dark and the thyme soufflé … mmmm …”
Philip Whalen | The Collected Poems of Philip Whalen, ed. Michael Rothenberg | Wesleyan | 2007
New eyes for old wineskin yclept “Beat.”
Sharon Mesmer | Annoying Diabetic Bitch | Combo | 2008
Dear Poetry: Please can you be like this sometimes always?
Kevin Killian | Selected Amazon Reviews, ed. Brent Cunningham | Hooke | 2006
The nation speaks through its stars—Reviewer #80 is America’s Most Wanted detourniste.
Maryrose Larkin | The Book of Ocean | i.e. | 2007
Newton’s apple fallen and washed to Eve’s, sent into re-orbit: poems for a world like that.
Benjamin Friedlander | The Missing Occasion of Saying Yes | subpress | 2007
Transatlantic two-step for treated Bösendorfer. My feet slip over at ends of lines, like when you trip in dreams. Your catching yourself’s the poem.
Alicia Cohen | Debt and Obligations | ms | forthcoming, 2008
To make Temecula and connected earth systems versus all reason sweet and green. “Actual people breathe the ghost.”
K. Silem Mohammad | Breathalyzer | Edge | 2008
That thing Greil Marcus said about buying an album of Dylan breathing hard? That. Esp. when breath moves like this. “There’s no way we’re not going to start a ruckus in a country town.”
Jules Boykoff & Kaia Sand | Landscapes of Dissent: Guerilla Poetry and Public Space | Palm | 2008
Field manual for the practice of not sitting on hands, pitched against “the almost imperceptible social octave known as normality.”
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