Thursday, October 21, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

NEW ANNE WALDMAN FROM LONGHOUSE ~





By Anne Waldman 

                                      Antonin Artaud & Ear Collage ~  

                               Diana Lizette Rodriguez  (artist)




Two new titles by Anne Waldman
and Anne with Diana Rodriguez

Foldout booklet long poem by Anne Waldman
&
Broadside poem by Anne with Diana's
artwork on the reverse, quite suitable for framing.

All signed by both artists & bound in
wrap-around band

$25 postpaid

Longhouse 
2021




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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021

DOROTHY DAY ~

 


Dorothy Day's final arrest,

protesting with striking farm

workers in California, 1973

Photo by  Bob Fitch


R E A D     M E





Friday, October 15, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

KAY RYAN ~

 




R E A D      M E


a lovely sized book for the hand —

sincere and quite relaxed essays

all accomplished with the right touch —

Marianne Moore, Stevie Smith,

Philip Larkin and Gerard Manley Hopkins

are her preferred dishes,

and William Bronk was a surprise





Monday, October 11, 2021

SOME RONALD BAATZ "WOODEN NOODLES" ~

   




from WOODEN NOODLES

                   __________________________



In spring

birds teaching leaves

how to sing

leaves teaching birds

how to whisper





Milky Way

a blissful spray of light -

we did cross this river

I remember that

little bridge





Usually

I sin in the house

and pray in the garden.

although on some nights

it happens the other way around





I make paper airplanes

out of love poems which

from so much practice

I am able to land

at her feet





Lightning

hitting a dead apple tree -

in childhood I thought nothing

of eating a

stick of butter





The house I lived in as a boy

good and bad angels

hanging in the closet

like bats the size

of overcoats





The rat I saw

down by the river

the rat that saw me

in dusty evening light

carrying a bag of cookies





Not so uncommon

a moth dying in its sleep

outside a diner

serving breakfast

at any hour of the day





Found in a pocket

of a jacket

in the closet

a desert night

from long ago





Do the ghosts

of childhood dogs

refusing to get out of my bed

have anything to do

with insomnia





A cheap clock wakes me

then a breeze from

a nearby burning field

lulls me back

to sleep





Throw my ashes

in the pond at Mt T

I have seen glints of heaven

in the eyes

of frogs




___________________


Ronald Baatz

Wooden Noodles

Black Fig Press

 2021





Thursday, October 7, 2021

J.D. WHITNEY ~ COUSIN WIND ~

 




J.D. Whitney

Backroad Chalkie

Autumn 2021

photo: Bob & Susan Arnold




Tuesday, October 5, 2021

ALEX CALDIERO ~

 


Essays by

_____________________

SCOTT ABBOTT

LAURA ALLRED HURTADO

SCOTT CARRIER

TYLER CHADWICK

CRAIG DWORKIN

TRENT HARRIS

RICHARD KOSTELANETZ

STEFENE RUSSELL

_________________________


UTAH MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART PRESS

utahmoca.org





Monday, October 4, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

VICTORIA CHANG ~

 




Obit

Language—died again on August
3, 2015 at 7:09 a.m. I heard about
my mother’s difficult nights. I hired
a night person. By the time I got
there, she was always gone. The
night person had a name but was like
a ghost who left letters on a shore
that when brought home became
shells. Couldn’t breathe, 2:33 a.m.
Screaming, 3:30 a.m. Calm, 4:24
a.m. I got on all fours, tried to pick up
the letters like a child at an egg hunt
without a basket. But for every letter
I picked up, another fell down, as if
protesting the oversimplification of
my mother’s dying. I wanted the night
person to write in a language I could
understand. Breathing unfolding,
2:33. Breathing in blades, 3:30.
Breathing like an evening gown,
4:24. But maybe I am wrong, how
death is simply death, each slightly
different from the next but the final
strike all the same. How the skin
responds to a wedding dress in the
same way it responds to rain.

___________________________


Victoria Chang

Obit

Copper Canyon Press

2020





Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021