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Corroded

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lipstickJohannes Göransson – reading Fox Heart by Aase Berg in his translation (0’46”). Private recording aired April 2, 2009 on WSUM’s Wordsalad (playlist, soundfile). Berg’s With Deer, in which this poem appears. Reviewed on Cold Front. A mini-review in JMWW. Three poems at La Petite Zine. • Görannson’s blog, Exoskeleton. A bio-note from the Action, Yes masthead. His A New Quarantine Will Take My Place, which I’ve been reading with interest this week.

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July 31, 2009 at 9:00 am

Fingers Crossed

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lipstickPam Rehm – Pollux (4’41”). Recorded at the Ear Inn on March 7, 1992 and archived on PennSound. The introduction (perhaps by Stacy Doris) mentions two forthcoming chapbooks, one from Leave and one from Oblek (in the event, Garlic Press), and appearances in Andrew Schelling and Benjamin Friedlander’s Dark Ages Clasp the Daisy Root. Download Pollux (pdf) from Duration. Stan Mir “recoversThe Garment In Which No One Had Slept on Octopus 6. Rehm’s more recent volumes, both from Flood.

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July 30, 2009 at 10:55 am

The Poets Don’t Know from Secrets

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lipstickErika Staiti – from Go, Poet, Go (2’26”). Recorded shortly after the January 17, 2009, performance of the text at Canessa Park and archived in its entirety (10’11”) on A Voice Box (a faulty mic connection spoiled the live recording). Two poems from Shampoo 32. Staiti’s contribution to the SPT Aggression Conference in May 2008. Her discourse documenting project What We SaidStan Apps on Verse/Switch & Stop Motion (a “stapled, xeroxed book” in private circulation). Kevin Killian’s account of an evening of Neo Benshi that included Staiti’s telling of a scene from Cassavetes’s A Woman Under the Influence. • Jennifer Manzano alludes to Staiti’s performance in a discussion of “poets and their clothes.”

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July 29, 2009 at 10:32 am

Look Innocent

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lipstickGeoffrey G. O’BrienThe Bulletin of Lyon (3’33”). Recorded on September 7, 2006 as part of the Holloway Reading Series at UC Berkeley. O’Brien’s full set (“Realia,” “Logic of Confession,” “The Bulletin of Lyon,” “Wall of Men and Women,” “A Word with a Poem Around It”). All from Green and Gray, then forthcoming. Charles Fourier according to Wikipedia & Hakim Bey.

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July 28, 2009 at 10:51 am

Just Right Tight

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lipstickJennifer L. Knox – What I Got Out of the Art Opening (1’24”). Recorded on November 8, 2003 for Radio Poetique, hosted by Susan Brennan and also featuring Garrett Kurai and Ada Limon. More Knox on PennSound. Her website. Six new poems in Octopus 12, introduced by K. Silem Mohammad. Drunk by Noon on Goodreads.

Written by Steve Evans

July 27, 2009 at 10:05 am

Witness Is Not What We Understand

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lipstickThom Donovan – Come Out, Again (1’09”). Recorded January 24, 2009 at Unnameable Books in Brooklyn. More Donovan on PennSound. Tyrone Williams on PennSound. About Steve Reich’s composition Come Out. Reich in conversation about the piece. Download Early Works from iTunes.

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July 24, 2009 at 8:30 am

Irritable or Iterable

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July 23, 2009 at 8:30 am