Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Selfish Promotion

marjorie WELISH / jessica GREENBAUM / tim GRIFFIN / rika LESSER / nick BREDIE / steven henry MADOFF
Bowery Poetry Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 [right after Segueway]

This is apparently the first of a series featuring writers who did time at the alma mater on the hudson. yes, we are taking over. yes, we will eat your brains.

Columbia Voices
The first in a series celebrating the range of great writing coming out of Columbia through the decades, the readers on November 18 include poet, painter, and critic Marjorie Welish, whose recent books include Word Group, The Annotated Here” and Selected Poems (an Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Prize finalist), and Signifying Art: Essays on Art After 1960; Jessica Greenbaum, whose Inventing Difficulty was the winner of the Nation's Discovery Prize, PEN'’s Emerging Writer Award, and the Gerald Cable Prize for a first book; Tim Griffin, poet, critic, and Editor-in-Chief of Artforum magazine; Nick Bredie, who [is way out-gunned]; Rika Lesser, distinguished poet and translator, author of the books Etruscan Things, All We Need of Hell, and Growing Back, among her many publications; and Steven Henry Madoff, the curator of this series, author of While We're Here, Christopher Wilmarth: Light and Gravity, and many other books and publications.

Unselfish Promotion

Unselfish Promotion:

Charles Borkhuis and Leonard Schwartz
Saturday, November 18, 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Please come on time!!!
Segue Reading Series @ Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, just north of Houston, NYC
$6 admission goes to support the readers

Charles Borkhuis' seven books of poems include: Afterimage, Savoir-fear,
Alpha Ruins, and Proximity (Stolen Arrows). He was a finalist for the W.C.
Williams Poetry Award and is a recipient of a Drama-Logue Award. Two of his
radio plays were produced over NPR and his play Barely There was seen at the
Ontological-Hysteric Theater in 2006.

Leonard Schwartz is the author of numerous books of poetry, including The
Tower Of Diverse Shores and Ear and Ethos, both from Talisman House. He
hosts the radio program Cross Cultural Poetics, available on the web at

Friday, November 03, 2006


This is the best thing that's ever happened to this blog. http://www.foxnews.com/oreilly/index.html (go down to the videos segment at the bottom and look for the familiar face).

UPDATE: It's now tagged as O'Reilly's "Outrage of The Week."

Thursday, November 02, 2006

November 4th: Michael Gottlieb and Rod Smith

Michael Gottlieb’s most recent books include Lost and Found, Gorgeous Plunge, and The River Road. In the late 70s and early 80s he helped edit one of Language Poetry’s seminal periodicals, Roof Magazine.

Rod Smith is the author of Music or Honesty, The Good House, Poèmes de l'araignée, In Memory of My Theories, The Boy Poems, Protective Immediacy, and New Mannerist Tricycle with Lisa Jarnot and Bill Luoma. A CD, Fear the Sky, came out from Narrow House Recordings in 2005.He edits Aerial magazine and publishes Edge Books. Smith is also editing, with Peter Baker and Kaplan Harris, The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley for the University of California Press.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

News every Seguegian should hear

*Chefs Dig War (Scroll down to "Human Interactions")

*Big trouble in the Deep South: Feminism. Narrative. New Sincerity. Nuevo-Confessionalism.

Poetry Fight.

www.looktouch.blogspot.com and/or www.rustbucklenews.blogspot.com

UPDATE: Best comment so far:
"You don't know what you're missing.

Okay, I have to read Marx now.

See you later---


*Joe Massey teaches us all how to write a blog post.

*Alice Notley reads Friday at 6:30

Alice Notley @ Cue Art Foundation
Introduction by Bill Corbett
511 W 25th Street, b/t 10th & 11th Ave, Ground Floor
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Free

*Your humble blog masters will be reading uptown at the old West End Friday at 8. Recognize.

(image via beatmuseum.org)

November 3, 8-10pm
West End II: Havana Nights [no, really]
2909 Broadway @ 114th st. [1 to 116th]
New York, NY
$, rsvp

(I've been told when you RSVP for this event at Columbia you get the following message:

"Thank You.
Please print this page as a record of your transaction.
Thank you for participating in the Howl."

You stay cool Columbia!!!


Nada/Yoko does photography:

[Eileen Myles?] James Sherry and Juliana Spahr at the BPC

Bill Luoma and Anselm Berrigan--the lives of the party