Monday, October 29, 2007

Dalai Lama

"When I met President Bush, I told him directly that some of your policies (on Iraq and Afghanistan), I have some reservations. But as a person, I love you. I mention like that."

Thursday, September 20, 2007


Website is updated.

Good New Books

VERTIGO Martha Ronk (Coffee House)
NO REAL LIGHT Joe Wenderoth (Wave)
DEAR BODY Dan Machlin (ugly duckling)--everything they publish is gorgeous
THE WET COLLECTION Jonie Tevis (Milkweed)
THE FORMS OF YOUTH Stephen Burt (Columbia)
MODERN LIFE Matthea Harvey (Graywolf) +++

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Dan Machlin

Dear Body:

Whether my mind to my knee or a chest as hollow as a creek bed, these are the questions I am always asking, trying to mutter an answer to. If there was one popular tree on my property, it was the dream tree. Arms spread out in full growth, no shading here. But what do I know—I was a city boy raised in the sky. Now I am wandering into the eternal justification some call lethargy.

This body, he said (as if this specific body had a house, a housing). No, we were not just pleasant beings gazing into the sun, slightly tired and not yet hungry, having eaten lunch much too late.

And who is this “we” anyway—I was alone—tabulating the pros and cons of my history, sitting beside the ache in one’s arrogance meets devastation—this non-man, a rupture.

In the beginning, the land tore itself apart in volcanic ebulliences and simultaneously collapsed inward into tectonic concavity.

It was I who was being carried—a saint in a glass box, lord of Liberty Island, rabbi of abandoned parks.

I did not try to curry favor with the locals, though they tied me to the grammar with their hammers.

Insignificance, a pre-populated field whose minor chord inspired complaints about lost wages.

It was as if, here I was in you, my body, waging devastation on a foreign body—deformed bodies of state.

Friday, May 18, 2007


This morning a man in blue wearing a Minnesota Twins hat handed it to me, and this fine new journal, the production and the work inside it, is lovely. Get it!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007

Saturday, February 24, 2007

AWP Reading

Wordsmiths Books and the Georgia Center For the Book present:

Join A Public Space, Akashic Books, Soft Skull Press, and Tin House Books for a reception, readings (Alex Lemon, Jillian Weise, and others), plus a panel discussion on Brooklyn indie publishing, and afterparty to follow.

Thursday, March 1st
7-10 pm, GCFB, bottom level
215 Sycamore Street
Decatur, GA 30033

Afterparty: Twains Pub, on the Historic Decatur Square (10 pm til…?)
211 E Trinity Pl (Cross Street: Church Street)
Decatur, GA 30030

From the AWP conference: Take Marta (subway) at the hotel to the Decatur stop--and you’re there.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Kiddies! Tell Yr Friends!

Jon Woodward & Alex Lemon
Magers & Quinn Bookseller
7 pm Monday, March 5th
3038 Hennepin Avenue S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
tel: 612.822.4611