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This Job Will Not Wait

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lipstickAlli Warren – The Poet Must Be a Professional… (1’38”). Recorded July 16, 2009 and archived on A Voice Box. • Warren’s blog, The Ingredient. Her chapbook, Cousins. The reading series she curates with Brandon Brown at 21 Grand, recently recognized as a “Best of the Bay” type thing. • Nice to see A Voice Box picked up for syndication, as it were, on PennSound.

Written by Steve Evans

August 11, 2009 at 12:07 pm

The Erosion of Sound

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lipstickRob Halpern – “And in all these faces…” (0’42”) from Music for Porn (Factory School, forthcoming). Full track (7’12). Recorded March 3, 2007 as part of the Segue Series at the Bower Poetry Club and archived on PennSound. • An appreciation of Disaster Suites by Brandon Brown.

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August 10, 2009 at 10:40 am

Fluted Throats

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lipstickElizabeth Marie Young – The Shiftless Art of Watching Dead Things Rising at the Louvre (2’21”). Recorded April 6, 2007 at Pegasus Books and archived on A Voice Box, where the full thirteen minute set also includes “Life Lessons Gleaned from a Grammar of Attic Inscriptions,” “Watching the Ruler Thrown Triumphantly Atop His House of Fame,” and “Instructions for Inhabiting a Miniature World.” Aim Straight at the Fountain and Press Vaporize is Young’s first book, just out from Fence.

Written by Steve Evans

August 7, 2009 at 8:30 am

Like Tiresias

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lipstickGeorge Stanley – Veracruz (2’10” with intoduction). Text courtesy of Woodland Pattern. Recorded to audiocassette at the St. Marks Poetry Project in 2000; digitized and put on-line by Eric Baus in May 2007. A highly distorted recording, made at the Kelly Writers House in October 2003, is available on PennSound. A Tall, Serious Girl (Qua, 2003) at SPD, on Goodreads, on LibraryThing. Beverly Dahlen’s notes on reading Vancouver (New Star, 2007) on Jacket 37.

Written by Steve Evans

August 6, 2009 at 10:03 am

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lipstickBill Luoma – “I love the idea of a Jennifer sofabed” (0’50”) from My Trip to New York City. Recorded on February 11, 1994 as part of the Segue series at the Ear Inn and archived on Pennsound. Jeff Hull introduces, and Luoma opens the set by reading, with Jennifer Moxley, the long poem “n-space” by Helena Bennett (available for pdf download in Impercipient 6, archived on Brian Kim Stefan’s Arras site).

Written by Steve Evans

August 5, 2009 at 8:45 am

Was the Policy

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lipstickM. NourbeSe Philip – Zong 26 (1’17”). Text via Google Books. Recorded February 17, 2007 as part of the Segue Series at Bowery Poetry Club and archived on her PennSound page, where one can hear another version of the same poem (1’09), recorded on April 23, 2008 in Toronto. Philip’s homepage. Zong at Wesleyan, and on Goodreads. An appreciation, at The All-Purpose Magical Tent.

Written by Steve Evans

August 4, 2009 at 8:30 am

Ruin Renewing

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lipstickAndrew Joron – Rift Habitat (1’20”). Full track, with introductory remarks on homonymy as structuring device. Recorded at Amherst Books in spring 2005 and archived on Joron’s PennSound page. Included in The Sound Mirror (2008), which I enjoyed reading over the weekend. Noah Eli Gordon’s brief review ran in the April/May isue of Bookforum.

Written by Steve Evans

August 3, 2009 at 8:30 am

Attention Span 2009 – Preview

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Warm thanks to Leonard Schwartz, Bill Berkson, Meredith Quartermain, Cedar Sigo, Rae Armantrout, Elizabeth Treadwell, Jessica Smith, Stephen Cope, G.C. Waldrep, Brandon Brown, Philip Metres, and Michael Scharf, all of whom have already kicked in contributions for the 2009 installment of Attention Span, the deadline for which is August 15, 2009.

If you’re interested in participating, drop me at line at steve dot evans at thirdfactory dot net and I’ll send along the simple guidelines.

Written by Steve Evans

August 2, 2009 at 5:29 pm