Thursday, July 08, 2010


Recently Received


Books (Poetry)

Ed Baker, De:Sire Is, The Knives Forks and Spoons Press, Newton-Le-Willows, UK, 2010 (Also available in e-book format from Red Ceilings Press.)

Jeffery Beam, Gospel Earth, Skysill Press, Nottingham, UK, 2010

Jeffrey Beam, An Invocation, Country Valley Press, Zephyr Cove, NV, 2009

Camille T. Dungy, Suck on the Marrow, Red Hen Press, Los Angeles, CA 2010

Henry Israeli, Praying to the Black Cat, Del Sol Press, Washington, DC, 2010

Kenneth Jacobs, Sooner, Phylum Press, New Haven, CT, 2009

Elaine Kahn, Customer, Glass Eye Books / Ecstatic Peace Library, Florence, MA / Brooklyn, 2010

Devin King, Clops, with a foreward (sic) by Peter O’Leary, Green Lantern Press, Chicago, 2009

Jason Labbe, Dear Photographer, Phylum Press, New Haven, CT, 2009

Bobbi Lurie, Grief Suite, CW Books, Cincinnati, 2010

Jane Sprague, The Port of Los Angeles, Chax, Tucson, 2009

Jared Stanley, How the Desert Did Me In, The Song Cave, Northampton, MA, 2010


Books (Other)

Chandrahas Choudhury, India: A Traveler’s Literary Companion, foreword by Anita Desai, Whereabouts Press, Berkeley, 2010. Includes Salman Rushdie, Qurratulain Hyder, Kunal Basu, Mamang Dai, Phanishwarnath Renu, Bibhutibhushan Bandhpadhyay, Fakir Mohan Senapti, Nazir Mansuri, Vikram Chandra, Anjum Hasan, Jayant Kaikini, Lalithambika Antherjanam & Githa Hariharan

Jason Davis, A Bibliography of Works by Richard Krech 1965 – 2009, Bottle of Smoke Press, Dover, DE, 2010

Andrew Levy, Nothing Is Here, Eoagh, Brooklyn, 2010

Charles North, Ode to Asparagus, Peonies and Manet, The Song Cave, Northampton, MA, 2010

The Washtenaw County Women’s Poetry Collective & Casserole Society, The Feeling is Mutual, WCWPCCS, Ann Arbor, 2009. Collaborations & casseroles by Amy Berkowitz, Beth Divis, Emma Gorenberg, Kendall Grady, Elisa McCool & Jessica Young, with appearances by Kellen Braddock, Joshua Boucher, Allie Brooks, Jane Cope, Mara Divis, Miriam Lawrence, Audra Puchalski & Jeff Tenza.

Brian Whitener, editor, Genocide in the Neighborhood, by Colectivo Situaciones, translated by Whitener, Daniel Borzutzky & Fernando Fuentes, Chain/Links, Oakland/Philadelphia, 2010 (Introduction here)



Antennae Eleven, Riverwoods, IL, 2010. Includes Karinne Keithley, Jena Osman, Corey Mead, Pamela Lu, Adam Overton, Laura Moriarty, Kit Robinson & Ted Greenwald, Anthony Madrid, CJ Martin, Joe Milazzo & Barbara Cully

Belladonna 8: The Elder Series, Brooklyn, 2009. Includes Jane Sprague, Diane Ward, Tina Darragh

Lilliput Review, no. 174, Pittsburgh, June 2010. Devoted to Ed Baker’s Full Moon haiku.


Other Media & Formats

Bob Arnold, My Sweetest Friend, A triple brochure wrap of 38 poems as one-long-poem tribute, concerning the sudden loss of an older sister who was once a close childhood friend.” Three 8.5 by 14 sheets into 8-panel brochures gathered with a paper band. Longhouse, Green River, VT, 2009

Abdulqâder Bidel, Bidel’s Rubáiát, adaptations by Robin Magowan, Longhouse, Green River, VT, 2009. A 4.25 by 3 inch, top bound (but actually pasted to rear cover) booklet containing a single 8.5 by 4.25 that opens into 4 panels, bound in a paper wrap (with poem on rear). My copy has a red cover as distinct from the purple one shown above.

Aaron Cohick, et al. The Infernal Method, NewLights Press, Oakland/Baltimore, no date listed, but intended as an insert to issue 3 of Mimeo Mimeo. 5.5 by 7 inch booklet printed on newsprint with what appears to be decorative bands of Wite-Out correction fluid. Printed in an edition of 350, of which this is 40.

Michael Lally, Lost Angels, Monomania Records, Salem, OR, 2010. CD of Lally reading 10 poems, backed by two trios of musicians.

Dana Teen Lomax, Disclosure, Dusie Kollectiv, location nebulous, 2009. Issued in an edition of 75 in which individual pages were ordered at random. Contains copies of random documents from the life of the author, e.g., nomination to the Peace Corps, Wells Fargo bank statements, a letter from the landlord (San Quentin State Prison – Lomax must live in the little community of houses outside the front gates of Q), notes from a physical exam, etc. The PDF linked to via the title is longer than the version I received.

Amish Trivedi, Museum of Vandals, Cannibal Books (Boundless Books no. 1), no location given, 2009. 5.5 by 4.25 inch cardstock cover with a single 4.25 by 28 inch sheet (being two 14-inch sheets joined) unattached inside which opens into 8 two-sided panels, 7 of which have poems by the author. Held together with a metal clip.



A number of the items listed
emerged from the mounds of paper
on my desk when I cleared it off
to enable the PC repairman
to gain access to my system

Not listed are 2 small volumes
windmill and silt
that appear as if they might be
by John Martone
with that infernal 7-point type
he likes to use,
but with no further information


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