Sunday, December 31, 2006

Monday, December 25, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Lucky Street Pencil (The Poetics of Re-use)

Adam Good gave sheets of stickers to everyone in the audience when he introduced the reading at DCAC.

"...the pychosis of influence..."
Lucky street pencils and found notebooks lead to poems. Buck Downs talks about re-use, reads from the Ted Berrigan's Sonnets as well as his own work, "A Fresh 24." Use non-functioning objects [words] and bring them them to life.

Brian Howe with Audrey after the reading @ Angles in Adams Morgan.
Brian discussed/read from F7, a project that utilizes Word's spellcheck feature. Cage-influenced, Brian tried various ways of typing in a non-reglar manner for the project, turning the keyboard backwards, etc. Reminded me of Derek Bailey's non-idiomatic guitar playing. Before his reading Brian performed a sampled/improvised sound-piece.

from the notebooks of brian & audrey

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

post-dickinson, part 2

videos of the flarf readings at

aleatory printmaking

my letterpress experiment at the book arts fair at pyramid atlantic art center (november 17, 18, 19). there are wonderful people affiliated with pyramid atlantic who salvage old wooden and metal type (like you see in the first photo above) before it is destroyed or melted down.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

maureen thorson & dan gutstein
@ pyramid atlantic

silver spring, maryland

maureen reads from her new PSA chapbook

dan reads from a work that includes
a dish called "cowboy hotplate"

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

"First and foremost, I am an entertainer, but all I need is the Federal credentials."

alexandra's homework last night was to write a paper from the perspective of elvis--here's an excerpt from the the letter elvis wrote to richard nixon on the way to DC:

Sir, I am staying at the Washington Hotel, Room 505-506-507.... I am registered under the name of Jon Burrows. I will be here for as long as it takes to get the credentials of a Federal Agent. I have done an in-depth study of drug abuse and Communist brainwashing techniques and I am right in the middle of the whole thing where I can and will do the most good.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Friday, December 01, 2006


recently read ron padgett's memoir of joe brainard. the piece above i found in the poets of the new york school, published in 1969 by falcon press in philly & distributed by the gotham book mart and gallery in nyc.