Monday, September 07, 2009

 

Recently Received

Books (Poetry)

Beth Bachmann, Temper, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh 2009

William R. Howe, Translations One, BlazeVOX, Buffalo 2009

Geof Huth, Eyechart Poems, p-queue, Buffalo 2009

Erica Lewis, The Precipice of Jupiter, artwork by Mark Stephen Finein, p-queue, Buffalo 2009

Sara Menefee, In Your Fish Helmet, Transmission Press, San Francisco 2009

Andrea Selch, Boy Returning Water to the Sea: Koans for Kelly Fearing, Cockeyed Press, Chapel Hill 2009

 

Books (Poetry Anthology)

Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal & Ravi Shankar, Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond, foreward by Carolyn Forché, WW Norton, New York 2008. Includes Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Tenzin Tsundue, Nick Carbó, Ha Jin, Pak Chaesam, Vikram Seth, Rajindarpal S. Pal, Cyril Wong, Chin Woon Ping, Aku Wuwu, Shukrulla, David Avidan, Jessica Hagedorn, Noozar Elias, Yan Li, Gregory Djanikian, Issa Makhlouf, Saqi Farooqi, Yi Sha, Bimal Nibha, Li-Young Lee, José Garcia Villa, Fatima Mahmoud, Lawrence Joseph, Brian Kim Stefans, Prageeta Sharma, Mei-me Berssenbrugge, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Marilyn Chin, Tan Lin, Monica Youn, Etel Adnan, Paolo Javier, Michael Ondaatje, Sesshu Foster, Shang Qin, Linh Dinh, Duo Duo, Yang Mu, Mahmoud Darwish, C. Dale Young, Eileen Tabios, Buddhadeva Bose, Paul Tan, Arthur Sze, Bhanu Kapil, Roy Miki, Nâzim Hikmet, Adonis, Amir Or, Samuel Hazo, Garrett Hongo, Amin Kamil, Bei Dao, Kirpal Singh, Ko Un, Kazim Ali, Timothy Liu, many many many more.

 

Books (Other)

Ray DiPalma, The Ancient Use of Stone: Journals and Daybooks 1998 – 2008, Seismicity Editions, Los Angeles 2009

Tao Lin, Shoplifting from American Apparel, Melville House Publishing, Brooklyn 2009

Carrie Noland & Barrett Watten, editors, Diasporic Avant-Gardes: Experimental Poetics & Cultural Displacement, Palgrave / Macmillan, New York 2009. Includes Brent Hayes Edwards, Maria Damon, Rodrigo Toscano, Michael Davidson, Mark McMorris, Pierre Joris, Lauri Ramey, Carla Harryman, Urayodn Noel, Nathaniel Mackey, Bernard Heidsieck, plus the editors.

 

Journals

1st Annual Bashô Haiku Challenge, Modest Proposal Chapbooks, Lilliput Review, Pittsburgh, 2009. Includes Roberta Beary, Terri L. French, Patrick Sweeney, ed markowski, Lisa Espenmiller, Bart Solarczyk, Richard Krawiec, Jim Kacian, Joshua Gage, Nora Wood, Craig Santos Perez, Guy Simser, Heidi George, miriam chaikin, Jeffrey Keate, Tom Drescher, Ed Baker, Richard K. Ostrander & Matsuo Bashô.

CQ: Critical Quarterly, vol. 51, no. 2, Devon, UK, July 2009. “Modernism & the History of Media,” edited by David Trotter. Includes Theresa M. Collins, James Lastra, Beci Dobbin, Marjorie Welish, Brenda Hillman, Chris Nealon, Elisa Sampedrin, Keith Waldrop, Deborah Cameron, Ben Lerner, Gayle Rogers, Ben Dawson, Noam Leshem & Lauren A. Wright.

Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, vol. 1, no. 1, Canterbury, September 2009. Includes Mandy Bloomfield, Ian Davidson, Gareth Farmer, Christine & David Kennedy, Robert Sheppard, Scott Thurston

P-Queue, vol. 6, Buffalo, July 2009. Includes David Brazil, Stephen Collis, Rob Halpern, Joseph Harrington, Geof Huth, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Emily McVarish, Lauren Shufran, Stephanie Strickland, Roberto Tejada, Divya Victor & Tyrone Williams

West Wind Review, 2009, Ashland, 2009. Includes Mel Nichols, Rod Smith, Catherine Meng, Grzegorz Wróblewski, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Elisa Gabbert, Drew Gardner, Jen Hofer, Brandon Brown, Stan Apps, Nico Vassilakis, Noah Eli Gordon, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Kaia Sand, Brandon Shimoda, Meg Hurtado, Alli Warren, Michael Magee, Sandra Simonds, Gary Sullivan, Kevin Killian, more.

Zeitschrift für Arabische Linguistik, no. 50, Harrassowitz Verlag, Weisbaden, 2009. Includes D. Larsen, A.S. Mehdi Ali, J. Retsö, D. El Zarka, S. Wild, S. Gralla, V. Traverso and P.G. Borbone, A. Mergozzi & M. Tosco.

 

Other Media & Formats

A SH Anthology, designed & edited by Travis Macdonald & JenMarie Davis, Fact-Simile, no location given (but probably Denver), no date (but 2009). Little gray box, roughly 3 ¼ by 3 ½ by ¾ inches in size, containing 9 texts, each on a sheet of paper with something like a cardboard lollipop stick glued to the top & then rolled into a cigarette shape with three minuscule rubber bands holding it in place. Includes Sara Veglahn, Erik Anderson, Noah Eli Gordon, Elizabeth Robinson, j/j/[pleth, Elizabeth Rollins, Andrew K. Peterson, Selah Saterstrom, Hayes & Cooper & Geoffrey Gatza.

Henry Hills, Selected Films (1977 – 2008), Tzadik Editions, New York 2009. Executive Producer: John Zorn. Includes Porter Springs 3, Kino Da!, Money, SSS, Gotham, Goa Lawah, Bali Mécanique, Little Lieutenant, Porter Springs 4, Electricity and Failed States. DVD of Hills’ most famous films – save maybe for Plagiarism and Emma’s Dilemma, which are not included – in a high-end DVD case. (Full disclosure:I’m a performer in Money)

Max Jacob & Larry Fagin, Two Poems, Cuneiform Press, Brooklyn 2009. “Connaissez-vous Maitre Eckart?” translated & transformed into “Do You Know Kenneth Koch” printed on a single 15 by 9 inch sheet of what appears to be handmade paper, with illustrations of Jacob by Juan Gris & Fagin by George Schneeman, signed by Fagin. Gorgeous & hysterical: “Do you know John Ashbery / in the Divine Sepulchre? / and Clark Coolidge / rumrunner of the soda gong?” Etc.

 

Still a big stack of books
waiting to be noted here

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