Drew Swenhaugen designed this for you. Come to ADX tomorrow night at 7:30 and get yours.
Nothing’s defense. Nothing’s gorgeousness. With yesterday’s birthday cash, and Powell’s 15% off this month, I checked off the top two books from my list. In Defense of Nothing by Peter Gizzi and The Gorgeous Nothings by Emily Dickinson.
Tuesday, April 15. 7:30 pm. ADX, PDX.
Brian Blanchfield is on a book tour for his new book, A Several World (Nightboat Books, 2014), and Bad Blood got him for his Portland stop. And local poets KMA Sullivan, author of the forthcoming Necessary Fire (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), and Standard Schaefer, author of Water & Power (Agincourt Press, 2005), will read for you too.
We’ll be at ADX, and we’ll be drinking and brand new brew from Gigantic.
And that’s Drew Swenhaugen, as always, on the poster design.
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The first thing ever published of mine, that was just mine, with just my name on the cover, before The Man Suit, and before a chapbook called Abraham Lincoln’s Death Scene published by Horse Less Press, was a little tiny side poem put out by Maureen Thorson of Big Game Books. That little thing made me so proud. Its poem, The Truth About Canada, made its way into my first book soon after. Maureen has since started digitizing these tiny side books, of which mine was the 11th, and they’re now available on Big Game Books’ website.
This blood is getting pretty bad. Tell your estranged. Bad Blood.
This Sunday I’m starting a workshop on short poems at Literary Arts with or without you. I’d prefer it’d be with you, but that’s up to you. By short poems, I mean, you read them until your breath shortens, your bread shortens, your life shortens, but only just a little.
Sign your last days away here.
One morning, Andy Fitch and I talked on the computer-phone. I was in Taiwan. He asked me questions about Fjords vol.1, among other things, and we just talked and talked. He did the same thing with 59 other people who published books in 2012, and transcribed all those morning talks into a book called 60 Morning Talks. Ugly Duckling Presse published it. It’s only $20. That’s only a little more than 33 cents per talk.
So, me, Sara Jaffe, Tyler Brewington, Kaia Sand, Coleman Stevenson, Zoe Tambling, Spencer Williams, Sam Lohmann, Veronica Martin, Francesca Chabrier, John Beer, Aubrey Bauer, Ashley Toliver, Donald Dunbar, Jamalieh Haley, Nora Wendl, Travis Meyer, Liz Mehl, Lindsay Allison Ruoff, Rachel Springer Dunbar, Nathan Hirstein, Ally Harris, Lisa Ciccarello, Brandi Katherine Herrera, and Sarah Bartlett are going to do a marathon reading of Lisa Roberson’s Occasional Work and Seven Walks from the Office of Soft Architecture. The reading is in the YU kitchen and will start at 2pm this Saturday, and it won’t ever really stop in our new hearts.