All posts by: Sammy Greenspan

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

Literary slut

I drove home from the airport this morning before dawn in white-out snow, a pickup, the red-eye from LA. All the past week has been like this, noticing sign after sign of spring, even as the winter storms continue to... Read More

glimpses from Boston

The wompus traveling valise, loaded with copies of our first musical publication Book of Hooks, by Cornelius Eady. (Photo courtesy Leah Umansky).... Read More

twice baked

Sketches of AWP 2013 Strangest encounter in Boston: a gentleman stops by the booth and commences speaking at about a thousand RPM while waving a book he’s written, making claims of various famous friends including the Dalai Lama. One of... Read More