Attention Span 2010 – Marcella Durand
George Albon | Empire Life | Littoral | 1998
“Mass resets interior.” Tight.
Kamau Brathwaite | SAVE COWPASTOR | www.tomraworth.com/wordpress
The complete archives of this Web site, spanning many years, are word-in-and-as-witness to CowPastor’s destruction.
Peter Culley | Hammertown | New Star | 2003
A double writing this, but within sevens, form springs beauty.
Emily Dickinson | Selected Letters | Harvard | 1986
There’s probably a better and fuller edition out there somewhere, and if not, there should be. All the same, life-changing.
Paul Foster Johnson | Refrains/Unworkings | Apostrophe | 2008
We may be “immoderate,” but this book says it beautifully moderately.
Rachel Levitsky | Neighbor | Ugly Duckling | 2009
This book illuminated the complex workings of my 30-unit tenement building within the larger political and social systems within which we exist.
Michèle Métail | La route de cinq pieds | Tarabuste | 2006
Another example of Métail’s innovating form around content around form (going way past Oulipo): in this case, a route through China in five-syllable form drawn from Chinese classical poetry.
Jennifer Moxley | Clampdown | Flood | 2009
Bought at and devoured after her reading at the Poetry Project this spring. (And The Middle Room shortly thereafter.)
Charles Olson | Call Me Ismael | Johns Hopkins | 1997
Some necessary ecology to which I was way too long delayed.
Kristin Prevallet | [I, Afterlife] [Essay in Mourning Time] | Essay Press | 2007
Gets into, beautifully, the disconnects between land, life, death, action, “me” and “world.”
Karen Weiser | To Light Out | Ugly Duckling | 2009
Communiqués from the gorgeous static of growing things.
Honorable mentions: Lyx Ish’s essay in Avant-Gardening, Black Geographies and the Politics of Place; C.S. Giscombe’s Prairie Style; Maurice Maeterlinck and L.L. Langstroth’s books on bees; Kevin Varrone reading from passyunk lost at the Poetry Project (and now the book has finally arrived!).
Written by Steve Evans
October 5, 2010 at 9:56 am
Tagged with C.S. Giscombe, Charles Olson, Emily Dickinson, George Albon, Jennifer Moxley, Kamau Brathwaite, Karen Weiser, Kristin Prevallet, L.L. Langstroth, Lyx Ish, Marcella Durand, Maurice Maeterlinck, Michèle Métail, Paul Foster Johnson, Peter Culley, Rachel Levitsky