Coming attractions, Solstice, Patriot acts, Lost missives, Faux books, G-8, Soles

In the pipeline: Postcards; Twinsets; Ebonics poems; Our first chapbook essay collection. Yoga, coffee, pack, load new books to the wompus bookstore, that’s my day. Tomorrow we finish up a production run and send out a lot of books, and... Read More

Shiitakes, asteroids, the skinless/tough-skinned writing life

Too early this morning at the farmer’s market, shiitakes and asparagus, balsamic and salsa and spelt scones. It’s not California (we just got back from LA) but there’s stuff growing up the road, stuff being made around here. My partner... Read More

Roll Over Ezra, Mousetraps at Fukushima Daichi, Defying the law

On Harriet, the Poetry Foundation blog, check out Cornelius Eady on word-drunk music, roots in the blues, and the arc of his band Rough Magic. Five songs from Book of Hooks are up on ReverbNation in joyous, electrifying rehearsal and... Read More

Whiskey & water, Police at the door, Pam Uschuk, Digital resale, Redemption by landscape

Whisky is for drinking, water is for fighting. In Montana there’s a dispute over water rights on a reservation now populated by three whites for every Indian. Do you ever start out to talk about something only to realize you must... Read More

Boston, Going postal, Neruda’s remains, Victor Jara, Your patented DNA

Cleveland rapid transit and one downtown section of highway are closed down today due to discovery of a suspicious item in a Rapid station. Our hearts are with friends and colleagues in beloved sister city Boston, which we so recently... Read More

Stone Cold Jane at the Roller Derby, The Writer’s Audience, Hostility to Intellect

We love bookdress. The sheer creativity, the humor, the meta of it just makes us smile. Speaking of generous writing, Cornelius Eady is performing cuts from Book of Hooks and a bunch of other music and poetry all around the country. From... Read More

Around the wompus, Secondary markets

Susana Case has a new book out, Elvis Presley’s Hips & Mick Jagger’s Lips. We were lucky to hear some previews when she read at Cornelius Eady’s AWP off-site event. Ann Cefola is one of 85 poets from 7 countries tagged to... Read More

Indefensible Marriage Act

That title on a NY Times opinion piece simply signed The Editorial Board made me happy yesterday morning. Cornelius Eady’s Book of Hooks AWP perfomance is reviewed in Hinged: Journal of Converging Arts. Several people on a book arts list... Read More

Inbox: Po Month, Cloud Spying, Contract Dispute, Farewell Achebe, Rick Moody

An email from Knopf beginning: Poetry Month is almost here. Ugh. Yes, I hate poetry month, both because it implies the rest of the year is NOT poetry time and because it erupts with a relentless stream of poetry events,... Read More

“My life is over” (or Redemption’s Open Door) with a pre-script (is that a word?) on the reinvention of the novel

As usual, Hyperallergic is ahead of the curve. Check out their review of Chasin’s new novel, Brief, which is construed as an iPad app. Continuing in the new technologies vein, Slate has an interesting piece on the prosecution of Matthew Keys for a tiny... Read More