Attention Span – Michael Scharf
Arun Kolatkar | Kala Ghoda Poems | Pras Prakashan | 2004
Two or three things he knows about the capital of Maharashtra.
Barbara Guest | The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest | Wesleyan | 2008
Esp. the hilarious The Countess from Minneapolis and the they-get-better-ever-year Rocks on a Platter and Miniatures.
Brandon Downing | Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics | Grievous Pictures | 2007
Isolates the individual compulsion, or drive, toward forming and maintaining identities from the inherited concepts and media through which one is forced to do it. Separates out the focal power that images draw from their original contexts, and, at 10x and 100x, sets fire to the frog, freeing princess from the chrysalis. Visual intelligence that makes gallery work (like, say, Isaac Julien’s WESTERN UNION: Small Boats) look at once commercial and provincial. A kiss like that.
C.S. Giscombe | Prairie Style | Dalkey Archive | 2008
The phenomenology of driving during adult life.
Gennady Aygi, trans. by Peter France | Field – Russia | New Directions | 2007
Tarkovsky and Sokurov track the same maternal grasses. Stripped down to the wind.
George Oppen, ed. Stephen Cope | Selected Prose, Daybooks, and Papers | California | 2008
“But taking as a whole the phase of the world’s history which we have reached, it has become a commonplace remark to say that we have crossed the threshold of the Apocalypse.”
Kevin Davies | The Golden Age of Paraphernalia | Edge | 2008
Lovers of late JA meanderings through pre-code detritus who look to counter other lovers’ complaints about cut & pasteability will find, here, that reading each section ‘in order’, or continuously across the breaks and gaps, makes the book lose part of its meaning. The obsessive superfineries of the arrangement, shorn against undoing, and the intricate intactness of “Lateral Argument” underscore the point perfectly: within a supersaturate, none of the pieces fit. The author also wishes to inform you that Stephane was wrong about the book/bombe; the blank page 68 is a comment on the French.
Kynpham Sing Nongkynrih and Robin S Ngangom, eds. | Anthology of Contemporary Poetry from the Northeast | NEHU | 2003
Revised edition due shortly from Penguin. Until then, greetings from Shillong.
Miles Champion | Eventually | The Rest | 2008
Read “Colour in Huysmans” slowly, with the right column as a kind of gloss on or completion of the left, and then see how inadequate that is.
Peter Culley | The Age of Briggs & Stratton | New Star | 2008
Plowing on Sunday. Plowing North America.
Vivek Narayanan | Mr. Subramanian | unpublished ms. | 2008
Stephen Dedalus, in Madras at 35.