Saturday, April 18, 2009

New in Poetry & Theory

VERSED, Rae Armantrout, Wesleyan, HC 123 pgs, $22.95. "Look -- I'm cooperating! / I can pull myself apart / and still speak"

THE LETTERS OF SAMUEL BECKETT 1929-1940, ed Fehsenfeld & Overbeck, Cambridge, 782 pgs, HC $50. "My dear Tom / The discrepancy between mind and body is terrible."

HEGEMONIC LOVE POTION, Jules Boykoff, Factory School, 104 pgs, $15."Do cops hate puppets?"

THE BOOK OF FRANK, C.A. Conrad, Chax, 150 pgs, $16. "they waited to see what Frank would do"

THE CAVE, Clark Coolidge & Bernadette Mayer, Adventures in Poetry, 70 pgs, $16. "He tells us techniques are disappointed now. Six men in plastic."

BODY LANGUAGE, Mark Cunningham, Tarpaulin Sky, 120 pgs, $14. "Regeneration? It comes and goes."

REASON, FAITH, AND REVOLUTION: REFLECTIONS ON THE GOD DEBATE, Terry Eagleton, Yale, HC 185 pgs, $25. "Knowledge is simply one moment or aspect of our bodily collusion in reality, a moment which modernity falsely abstracts and enshrines."

THE WINTER SUN: NOTES ON A VOCATION, Fanny Howe, Graywolf, 198 pgs, $15.
"My father worked for social justice and was eviscerated."

WE SAW THE LIGHT: CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN THE NEW AMERICAN CINEMA AND POETRY, Daniel Kane, U Iowa, 270 pgs, HC $39.95. Writers and filmmakers discussed include: Anger, Duncan, Creeley, Brakhage, O'Hara, Leslie, Ginsberg, Chaplin, Frank, Warhol, Malanga, Ashbery, Burckhardt, Jarnot, & Reeves.

CENSORY IMPULSE, Erica Kaufman, Factory School, 94 pgs, $15. "time for total reconstruction"

POETRY STATE FOREST, Bernadette Mayer, New Directions, 196 pgs, $17.95. "oops, we're in orono!"

APOCRYPHAL LORCA: TRANSLATION, PARODY, KITSCH, Jonathan Mayhew, U Chicago, HC 222 pgs, $45. An exploration of Lorca's afterlife in U.S. poetic cultures. Includes examinations of the Lorca in/of Hughes, Blackburn, Creeley, Spicer, O'Hara, Duncan, Koch, Rothenberg, and others.

LOVE LESSONS: SELECTED POEMS OF ALDA MERINI, trans Susan Stewart, cloth 130 pgs, $19.95. "There are nights/ that never/ happen."

GIRL SCOUT NATION, Yedda Morrison, Displaced Press, $12.99. "Maybe body?"

HEARTH, Simon Pettet, Talisman House, 178 pgs, $17.95.



THE COLLECTED POEMS OF JACK SPICER, ed Peter Gizzi and Kevin Killian, Wesleyan, HC 465 PGS, $35.
SAGA/CIRCUS, Lyn Hejinian, Omnidawn, 150 pgs, $15.95.
RADICAL VERNACULAR: LORRINE NIEDECKER AND THE POETICS OF PLACE, ed Elizabeth Willis, Iowa, cloth 308 pgs, $39.95.
THE ALPHABET, Ron Silliman, U Alabama, 1062 pgs, $39.95.
COLLAPSIBLE POETICS THEATER, Rodrigo Toscano, Fence, 160 pgs, $19.
THE GOLDEN AGE OF PARAPHERNALIA, Kevin Davies, Edge, 146 pgs, $15.
HUGHSON'S TAVERN, Fred Moten, Leon Works, 88 pgs, $15.95.
ADORNO'S NOISE, Carla Harryman, Essay Press, 182 pgs, $14.95.
PICTURE PALACE, Stephanie Young, 114 pgs, ingrimmus, $15.
BICYCLE DAY, Mel Nichols, Slack Buddha, 32 pgs, $6.
CENSORY IMPULSE, Erica Kaufman, Farfalla, 50 pgs, $10.
50 YEARS OF RECUPERATION OF THE SITUATIONIST INTERNATIONAL, McKenzie Wark, cloth 78 pgs, 30 color illustations, $24.95.
MAXIMUM GAGA, Laura Glenum, Action, 112 pgs, $16.
THE OUTERNATIONALE, Peter Gizzi, Wesleyan, 111 pgs, $13.95.
THE LETTERS OF ALLEN GINSBERG, Allen Ginsberg, ed Bill Morgan,$30.
SICK PLANET, Guy Debord, trans Nicholson-Smith, Seagull, 94 pgs, $16.95.
GRAVE OF LIGHT: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, Alice Notley, Wesleyan, 366 pgs, $22.95.
NTERVIEW WITH ROBERT CREELEY MAY 1998, interview by Brent Cunningham, Hooke Press, 28 pgs, $10.
NIGHT WRAPS THE SKY: WRITINGS BY AND ABOUT MAYAKOVSKY, ed Michael Almereyda, FSG, cloth 272 pgs, $27.
DEED, Rod Smith, U Iowa, 88 pgs, $16.
GERTRUDE STEIN: SELECTIONS, Gertrude Stein, ed Joan Retallack, U Cal Press, 352 pgs, $19.95.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Armantrout & Nichols Friday 4/17, 8 PM

Friday, April 17, 8:00pm
Rae Armantrout & Mel Nichols
@ Bridge Street Books

Rae Armantrout came up as a poet in the Bay Area, educated at UC Berkeley, where she studied with Denise Levertov, and San Francisco State (MA, 1975). Subsequently, she was at the center of the first generation of Language Poets, the group in the US most often credited with introducing poetry to postmodernity. Since then Rae Armantrout has forged a growing international reputation--publishing eight remarkable books of poems including the brand new Versed (Wesleyan, 2009). Others books include Up to Speed (Wesleyan, 2004) and Veil: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan, 2001), as well as countless poems in anthologies (Best American Poetry 2002, and Postmodern American Poetry, a Norton Anthology, 1994) and gathered in diverse journals such as Conjunctions, Partisan Review, and the LA Times. In 2000, A Wild Salience, a collection of critical writings on the work of Rae Armantrout, was published (Burning Deck). She has taught writing at The University of California San Diego for almost two decades.

Mel Nichols is the author of Bicycle Day (Slack Buddha Press 2008), The Beginning of Beauty, Part 1: hottest new ringtones mnichol6 (Edge Books 2007), Day Poems (Edge Books 2005), and due out from Edge Books in mid-April, Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon (finalist in the National Poetry Series). With Mark Cunningham she recently collaborated on the online chapbook nightlightnight.

Bridge Street Books is located at 2814 Pennsylvania Ave NW-- 5 blocks from Foggy Bottom Metro, next to Four Seasons in Georgetown. Phone 202 965 5200.


Sunday, April 19, 3:00 pm
Adam Good & Jon Lee are WE ARE SCIENCE & Thom Donovan
@ DC Arts Center

Sunday, April 26, 7:00 pm
Lynne Dreyer & P. Inman
@ Bridge Street Books

Sunday, May 10, 7:00 pm
Ben Lerner & Chris Nealon
@ Bridge Street Books

Sunday, May 17, 3:00 pm
John Coletti & Buck Downs
@ DC Arts Center

Monday, April 06, 2009

Darragh & Kunin Friday 4/10, 8 PM




Please join us Friday April 10th @ Bridge Street Books for a reading by Aaron Kunin & Tina Darragh.

Tina Darragh lives in Greenbelt, Md. Her books include on the corner to off the corner, Striking Resemblance, a(gain)2 st the odds, adv. fans - the 1968 series, and Dream Rim Instructions. Her work has been included in numerous anthologies, including the seminal "Language"-oriented anthology, In the American Tree(edited by Ron Silliman).

Aaron Kunin is a poet, critic, and novelist. He is the author of a collection of small poems about shame, Folding Ruler Star (Fence Books); a chapbook, Secret Architecture (Braincase); and a novel, The Mandarin (Fence). He lives in California and is assistant professor of negative anthropology at Pomona College.

2814 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC

ph 202 965 5200

Bridge Street Books is located in Georgetown next to the Four Seasons Hotel, five blocks from the Foggy Bottom Metro Stop it.


Friday, April 17, 8:00pm
Rae Armantrout & Mel Nichols

Sunday, April 26, 7:00 pm
Lynne Dreyer & P. Inman

Sunday, May 10, 7:00 pm
Ben Lerner & Chris Nealon

Tuesday, June 9th
Buck Downs & Joe Ross

Thursday, April 02, 2009

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