1) Amanda Nadelberg and I need your help. It turns out that the two of us are going to be doing some readings -- very last-minute-like -- starting in the Boston area on May 10, then Turner's Falls, MA on the 12th and NYC on the 13th. What we're wondering is whether or not any of you would be able to help us with a reading between/around Boston and NYC (we'd be willing to go pretty much anywhere in New England) on the following date:
and then between NYC and Cincinnati (Western NY, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana...?) on these dates:
We aren't looking for money (though of course gas $s would be great, as it's expensive driving around these days), and it needn't be fancy. We certainly aren't above reading in your living room. If you can help in any way, or point us to someone who can, we'd really appreciate it. You can either leave a comment on this post, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
2) Check out issue #1 of Fou Magazine, in which I have some poems. And don't worry, you won't be sorry, because issue 1 also contains work by: Bob Hicok, Elaine Equi, Mark Bibbins, Matthew Zapruder, Lytton Smith, Dorothea Lasky and many more. Congrats to the editors on a fine new journal.
3) from Robert Desnos (because I'm reading him again and maybe you'd like to as well).
1. "Be sure to put a life preserver on my tomb./Because you never know." -- from "Great Days in the Life of the Poet" trans. Patricia Terry
2. "But luckily I still have the stars, and the consciousness of my moral greatness opposed to the thousand obstacles the world sets up against my love." --from "Tour of the Tomb" trans. Mary ann Caws
3. "I love love, its tenderness and cruelty." -- from "No, love is not dead" trans. Mary Ann Caws