Friday, August 22, 2014

A few forthcoming titles . . .
















The Collected Poems of Samuel Beckett
ed. Lawlor and Pilling,
forthcoming from Grove Press, November 2014

Mayakovsky: A Biography
Bendt Jangfeldt
forthcoming from U. Chicago, January 2015

Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: 
The Story of Anonymous
Gabriella Coleman
forthcoming from Verso,  Novemer 2014

Sunday, May 06, 2012

David Rees & Heather Fuller @ Bridge Street 5/9, 8 PM


WEDNESDAY MAY 9th at 8:00 PM


THE EDGE READING SERIES

at Bridge Street Books presents


DAVID REES

&

HEATHER FULLER


Deep in New York’s Hudson River Valley, craftsman David Rees—the world’s number one #2 pencil sharpener (and author of Get Your War On)—still practices the age-old art of manual pencil sharpening. In 2010, he began offering his artisanal service to the world, to the jubilation of artists, writers, draftsmen, and standardized test takers.

Now, in a book that is both a manifesto and a fully-illustrated walk-through of the many, many, many ways to sharpen a pencil, Rees reveals the secrets of his craft. By the time you’re through this book, you will know how to get the perfect point on your pencil without injuring yourself.

DAVID REES first came to fame as the author of Get Your War On, a Bush-era comic strip composed from clip-art that he emailed to friends. It was eventually serialized by Rolling Stone magazine, collected into three successful books, and turned into an off-Broadway play. He is also the author of the workplace satire My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable. He lives in Beacon, New York.

HEATHER FULLER grew up in Keflavik, Iceland; Dale City, Virginia; and Henderson, North Carolina. She now resides in Baltimore, Maryland, just outside D.C. She worked in the DC area with non-profits on homelessness and poverty issues for many years and now practices veterinary medicine in Baltimore, MD. She is the author of Startle Response, Dovecote, and perhaps this is a rescue fantasy.



















BRIDGE STREET BOOKS
2814 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
ph 202 965 5200

Bridge Street Books is in Georgetown, next to the Four Seasons Hotel, five
blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro, blue & orange lines.

UPCOMING READINGS:

Tuesday, May 8, 8:00PM

Barrett Watten & Ryan Walker

@ Bridge Street Books


Friday, May 11, 7:00PM

Rob Halpern, Brian Fitzpatrick, Brandon Fitzgerald, & Fitz Fitzgerald

@ Black Fox Lounge : 1723 Connecticut Avenue NW


Sunday May 20, 3:00 PM

Jordan Davis, Steven Karl, Angela Veronica Wong, & Tony Mancus

@ DCAC






Saturday, May 05, 2012

Watten & Walker @ Bridge Street Tues 5/8, 8 PM



Please join us
TUESDAY MAY 8th at 8:00 PM

THE EDGE READING SERIES
at Bridge Street Books presents

BARRETT WATTEN
&
RYAN WALKER

BARRETT WATTEN is a language-centered poet and critic of modernist and postmodern cultures. His study The Constructivist Moment: From Material Text to Cultural Poetics (Wesleyan, 2003), received the René Wellek Prize in 2004. His collected earlier poems, Frame: 1971-1990, appeared from Sun & Moon in 1997; Bad History from Atelos in 1998; and Progress/Under Erasure from Green Integer in
2004. He has collaborated on two multi–authored works: Leningrad: American Writers in the Soviet Union (Mercury House, 1992) and The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography, San Francisco, 1975-80. He is currently Professor of modernist studies and poetics at Wayne State University, Detroit.

RYAN WALKER grew up in Arnold, MD before moving to Colorado for grad school. In 1999 he moved to Washington, DC, where he remains. He is the author of Enjoy Potion, You Will Own It Permanently, and web impressario at dcpoetry.com.

BRIDGE STREET BOOKS
2814 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20007
ph 202 965 5200

Bridge Street Books is located in Georgetown, next to the Four Seasons Hotel,
five blocks from the
Foggy Bottom Metro, blue & orange lines.

UPCOMING READINGS:

Wednesday, May 9, 8:00PM
David Rees & Heather Fuller
@ Bridge Street Books

Friday, May 11, 7:00PM
Rob Halpern, Brian Fitzpatrick, Brandon Fitzgerald, and Fitz Fitzgerald
@ Black Fox Lounge : 1723 Connecticut Avenue NW

Sunday May 20, 3:00 PM,
Jordan Davis, Steven Karl, Angela Veronica Wong, & Tony Mancus
@ DCAC



Thursday, June 23, 2011

Studying Hunger Journals


Studying Hunger Journals

Bernadette Mayer

Station Hill Press, 460 pgs, $24.95


In 1972 Bernadette Mayer began this project as an aid to psychological counseling, writing in parallel journals so that, as she wrote in one (in bed, on subways, at parties, etc.), her psychiatrist read the other. Using colored pens to “color-code emotions,” she recorded dreams, events, memories, and reflections in a language at once free-ranging and precise—a work that creates its own poetics. She sought “a workable code, or shorthand, for the transcription of every event, every motion, every transition” of her own mind and to “perform this process of translation” on herself in the interest of evolving an innovative, inquiring language. Studying Hunger Journals registers this intention within a body of poetry John Ashbery has called “magnificent.”

Made public at last in its gorgeous various and unstinting entirety, Studying Hunger Journals reveals itself to be one of the great in fact epic works of a movement that could never be given a name. No label fit for such limitless activity, its terms being those of our restless language and its relentless go-betweens that move and may alter. Attend therefore and let them have their way, these words given without let and best received in kind.
—Clark Coolidge

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Alice Notley, Culture of One


Alice Notley's adventurous new book is inspired by the life of Marie, a woman who resided in the dump outside Notley's hometown in the Southwestern desert of America. In this poetical fantasy, Marie becomes the ultimate artist/poet, composing a codex-calligraphy, writings, paintings, collage-from materials left at the dump. She is a "culture of one."

Penguin Books, 160 pgs, $18

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New in Poetry & Theory












ATTACK OF THE DIFFICULT POEMS: Essays and Interventions, Charles Bernstein, U. Chicago, 282 pgs, $26. Includes "Against National Poetry Month As Such," "Anything Goes," "Poetry and/or the Sacred," "Electronic Pies in the Poetry Skies," "Is Art Criticism Fifty Years Behind Poetry?" and many others.

EITHER WAY I'M CELEBRATING: Poems & Comics, Sommer Browning, Birds LLC, 98 pgs, $16. "Never believe the concierge."

THE MERIDIAN: Final Version--Drafts--Materials, Paul Celan, trans Pierre Joris, Stanford, 286 pgs, $24.95. "Hostility to art--:... / There is no synthetic poetry--"

CHOMP AWAY, Drew Gardner, Combo, 100 pgs, $13.95. "Doublespeak is probably the best thing you can/ syringe-feed an anorexic bunny."

AGAINST EXPRESSION: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing, ed Craig Dworkin & Kenneth Goldsmith, Northwestern, 656 pgs, $45. "Against Expression, the premier anthology of conceptual writing, presents work that is by turns thoughtful, funny, provocative, and disturbing."

THE SOURCE, Noah Eli Gordon, Futurepoem, 126 pgs, $16. "Every time I go out in the street, I immediately start falling in love."

THE WIDE ROAD, Carla Harryman and Lyn Hejinian,141 pgs, Belladonna, $16. "The reader is lovable."

THAT THIS, Susan Howe, New Directions, 110 pgs, $15.95. "If you die in your sleep do you know you are dead?"

THE MATTER OF CAPITAL: Poetry and Crisis in the American Century, Christopher Nealon, Harvard, cloth 198 pgs, $35. Authors examined include Auden, Pound, Ashbery, Spicer, K. Davies, & Rankine.

NEW IMPRESSIONS OF AFRICA, Raymond Roussel, trans Mark Ford, Princeton, cloth 256 pgs, $24.95.
"_To read_ often equals _to be tricked_"

A MEGAPHONE: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness
of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism, ed Juliana Spahr and Stephanie Young, ChainLinks, 403 pgs, $27.95.

MALFEASANCE: Appropriation through Pollution?, Michel Serres, Stanford, 90 pgs, $15.95.

APPLIES TO ORANGES, Maureen Thorson, Ugly Duckling, 60 pgs. $13. ""Sling my hammock where?"


Bestsellers:

MONEY SHOT, Rae Armantrout, Wesleyan, 80 pgs, cloth $22.95.--signed copies
ADDRESS, Elizabeth Willis, Wesleyan, 64 pgs, cloth $22.95.--signed copies
THE SELECTED POEMS OF TED BERRIGAN, U Cal., 240 pgs, $24.95.
THE H.D. BOOK, Robert Duncan, ed Boughn & Coleman, U Cal, cloth 680 pgs, $49.95.
OTHER FLOWERS: Uncollected Poems, James Schuyler, ed Meetze & Pettet, 220 pgs, $18. New in paper.
ALL THE WHISKEY IN HEAVEN: Selected Poems, Charles Bernstein, 300 pgs, $20. New in paper.
VERSED, Rae Armantrout, Wesleyan, 120 pgs, $14.95. New in paper.
FRANK O'HARA NOW: NEW ESSAYS ON THE NEW YORK POET, ed Robert Hampson and Will Montgomery, Liverpool, 258 pgs, $29.95.
CHARLIE CHAN, Yunte Huang, Norton, cloth 360 pgs, $26.95.
SOCIOLOGY IS A MARTIAL ART: Political Writings, Pierre Bourdieu, New Press, 310 pgs, $18.95.
PROCEDURAL ELEGIES/WESTERN CIV CONT'D/, Joan Retallack, Roof, 120 pgs, $14.95.
HANK, Abraham Smith, Action, 132 pgs, $16.
AN ATTEMPT AT EXHAUSTING A PLACE IN PARIS, Georges Perec, trans Marc Lowenthal, Wakefield Press, 55 pgs, $12.95.
R'S BOAT, Lisa Robertson, U Cal, $19.95.
CORRESPONDENCE, Ingeborg Bachmann & Paul Celan, trans Wieland Hoban, Seagull Books, cloth 376 pgs, $24.95.
CONTRADICTA APHORISMS, Nick Piombino, Green Integer, $12.95.
THE FRONT, K. Silem Mohammad, Roof, $13.95.
A TONALIST, Laura Moriarty, NightBoat, $14.95.
DEAD AHEAD, Ben Doller, Fence, $16.
CHORA, Sandra Doller, Ahsata, $17.50.
THE SORE THROAT & OTHER POEMS, Aaron Kunin, Fence, $16.
THE MEANING OF SARKOZY, Alain Badiou, Verso, $16.95.
HOPES AND PROSPECTS. Noam Chomsky, Haymarket, $16.
CONTRADICTA APHORISMS, Nick Piombino, Green Integer, $12.95.


Orders of $30 or more receive free shipping. Orders of $60 or more receive a 10% discount and free shipping. There are currently two ways to order: 1. E-mail your order to rod@bridgestreetbooks.com or aerialedge@gmail.com with your address & we will bill you with the books. or 2. via credit card-- you may call us



Tuesday, February 01, 2011

AWP DC!! Feb 3rd, 4th, & 5th

Thursday, February 3rd, 6-8 PM
The University of California Press Book Party for
THE SELECTED POEMS OF TED BERRIGAN
& THE H.D. BOOK BY ROBERT DUNCAN
with Anselm Berrigan, Cole Swensen, & Rod Smith
@ Bridge Street Books, 2814 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC

Thursday, February 3rd, 8 PM
Bridge Street Books presents
THE FOUR SEASONS AWP READING
featuring 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning author RAE ARMANTROUT
& internationally recognized poets ANSELM BERRIGAN, TIMOTHY DONNELLY, ROBERT FERNANDEZ, CATHY PARK HONG, ISH KLEIN, K. SILEM MOHAMMAD, CHRIS NEALON, MEL NICHOLS, ED ROBERSON, ELIZABETH WILLIS, & MATHEW ZAPRUDER
@The Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW.

Friday, February 4th, 7 PM
THE EDGE READING SERIES
presents The Bridge Street Books AWP reading
ROSMARIE WALDROP, COLE SWENSEN, SASHA STEENSEN, JANE SPRAGUE, ELIZABETH ROBINSON,
EILEEN MYLES, LAURA MORIARTY, MARK MCMORRIS, LEE ANN BROWN, & CHARLES ALEXANDER
@ Bridge Street Books, 2814 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC

Saturday, February 5th, 1 PM
The Song Cave AWP reading featuring
MACGREGOR CARD, ANDY FITCH, AMARANTH BORSUK,
JANE GREGORY, AMANDA NADELBERG, ROD SMITH,
& JARED STANLEY. With your host BEN ESTES.
@ Bridge Street Books, 2814 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Saturday February 5th, 5 PM
The EDGE BOOKS/ABRAHAM LINCOLN/WEST WIND REVIEW AWP Reading
Leslie Bumstead, Shanna Compton, Brandon Downing, Buck Downs, Cathy Eisenhower, K. Lorraine Graham, Dan Gutstein, Lacey Hunter, Doug Lang, K. Silem Mohammad, Christopher Nealon, Mel Nichols, A.L. Nielsen, Tom Orange, Adam Roberts, Sandra Simonds, Rod Smith, Gary Sullivan, & Ryan Walker
@ THE REEF, 2446 18th Street NW, Washington DC