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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"For Adults"


I guess the blog doesn't actually have the address, etc. So here ya go, from the NYPL site:
Grand Central Branch NYPL
135 East 46th Street
[between Lexington & Third Aves.]
New York, NY 10017

Sat, Oct 3 at 2:00 pm
Saturday Poets Series featuring
Shanna Compton, Nada Gordon, and Amy King — for Adults


Puhleeze come. I'm gonna read some newish poems.

Monday, September 28, 2009

This weekend / Next weekend


This weekend we went foraging in two different woods near our house. In the first, we amassed a great store of black walnuts, a couple of cups of spicebush berries, a few beech nuts, and ate wild grapes and autumn olives right off the stem. In the second, we hit a treasure trove of shagbark hickory nuts and more black walnuts.

We also met a man walking two dampened shih tzus (it was drizzling) who did for us his very funny fox imitation. They are omnivores and love the grapes. This makes sense since they are canines.

You already know some of this if we are facebook friends. There are also pictures there.

Next weekend, I am reading with Nada Gordon and Amy King at the Grand Central Library in NYC. Details here. (Scroll down to Oct 3.) Looking forward to that, even if nobody will be doing fox impressions, because the performances are sure to rawk.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sandra Simonds in NYC, October 9 & 12


FRIDAY, October 9 @7:30 PM
in Brooklyn


Sandra Simonds reads with Daniel Hoyt, Caitlin Dube, Jackie Delamatre & Tricia Taaca
Earshot
Hosted by Nicole Steinberg

ROSE LIVE MUSIC
345 Grand Street (b/w Havemeyer & Marcy)
$5 + one free drink

Nearby Train Stops: L (Lorimer/Bedford), G (Metropolitan/Grand), J/M/Z (Marcy Ave)

MONDAY, October 12 @7:00 PM
in Manhattan


Sandra Simonds reads with TBD
KGB Poetry Series
Hosted by Laura Cronk & Michael Quattrone

KGB Bar
85 E. 4th Street
FREE

Trains: F/V to 2nd Ave, or 6 to either Astor or Bleecker

Monday, September 14, 2009

Another reason why working at a job sucks


I would sort of like to write later about the panel discussion at the Boog festival, but I can't because I am at work.

Later maybe I will do it, but by then I will have forgotten who said what, and probably even invented some of the things that people never said.

Except Eileen Myles.

In conclusion, I am trapped in a cubicle.

But my mom (all healed up, reconstructed, & noncancerous!) is coming to visit Wednesday through the weekend.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

This weekend in Brooklyn



Saturday & Sunday, September 12-13

Welcome to Boog City Festival & Small Small Press Fair

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave. (note new location!)
Between Prospect Pl. & St. Marks Ave.

Saturday: JENNIFER L. KNOX will be part of the reading. She goes on at 2:10.
Sunday: SHANNA COMPTON will be part of the reading. She goes on at 5:30.

Bloof will have a table at the book fair both days, and will also be doing readings Saturday & Sunday. Full schedule (pdf) here on on Facebook here.

Poets and musical acts performing nonstop during the 6th annual small, small press fair, which will also have readings from poets representing the exhibiting presses. Day will also feature two poets in conversation with each other.