Thursday, April 26, 2007

mr poods

we are busy bumming about our mr. poods & our jarring visit to the very nice vet.

it isn't that poods isn't poods. it is that the statistics for him in his present health is 6 months to a year. & we were not at all expecting that prognosis. even our doctor agrees that Percy's "CHI" is excellent & he could probably make it for longer than a year.

but still.

m & i are walking around w/ stones in our hearts today.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Friday, April 20, 2007

for the google searchers w/ "stop homosexuality" as the key phrase

we don't believe in stopping homosexuality. nor homosexuals.

[nor heterosexuality. nor heteros. nor bi. nor a. etc.]

we don't believe in stopping sexuality. we don't believe in stopping sex.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

poetry dogs & music: the prequel

unedited w/ clicks, poor lighting, & bad camera work... but all heart.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

trench. arms. hysteria. land. battle. used. w/o. object. poach. sea. CAMPAIGN. arch. air. CEASE. etch. turned. up. cards. CONFLICT. CLASH. POLICE ACTION. DESIST. armed. arm.fighting. as. a. science. contention. condition. of. antagonism. rivalry. WAGE. path. diplomat. force. parties. struggle. belonging. to. dis. ease. negate. laud. BE. spar.
SPEECH. critic. tax. reform. to. make. divisive. occasion. concert. sich. bekriegen. promise. drug. cancer. corruption. lend. MISSIVES. armed. fighting. as. a. profess...

Friday, April 13, 2007

our calendar of events

we're headed to Pegasus Books this weekend....

& you are probably headed to SPT for Ed Roberson & Evie Shockley...

but we really want to see Lisa Fishman tonight & can also see Evie Sunday WITH Barbara!


FRI., APR. 13 @ 7:30 PM

SUN., APR. 15 @ 7:30 PM

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

we had the (masochistic?) pleasure of the Itinerant Poetry Librarian's company this weekend.

i was actually quite intimidated by her and also a bit afraid of her. but she really is rather nice... at least...she laughed at my jokes. a little bit. & i did get a library card... one person had to petition for one because she was deemed as having an offensive haircut. my brother was "really rather borderline" but was allowed through because she had already banned someone from the library.


we went to the A's home opener last night...

& we lost. but these two got their MLB game cherry popped last night!

elise ficarra & her mum!


percy goes into the vet for a heart scan today. he is acting like his normal self but his heart is so enlarged it is lifting his trachea ... & he has some fluid in his lungs.... which could mean he just has a bit o' something.... or could mean he is at the beginning stages of something horrible.


we are writing & living in the mission for the next two weeks.


sun. cafes. bookstores. friends.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

look what joshua marie wilkinson

has made:

rabbit light movies

a few of our favorite people are in this here:

EPISODE #2 is nearly finished!!

It will be short poemfilms of:
Andrea Rexilius
Sawako Nakayasu
Kate Greenstreet

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

julie has a knack

for finding these hilarious sites

follow the links...

i like the "because he slept with his bosses wife" answer best.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Riffing on Eileen Myles at Dog-Eared

Eileen did read on Valencia Street in San Francisco (Dog-Eared Books) on Friday. The street is significant to me in that it was iconic, at least from the east coast, mostly because of Michelle Tea's book "Valencia," which was a kind of lesbian Kerouac novel, although, technically it's a memoir, but isn't Kerouac? The first place I drove when I got here from across the country, from that strange home of mine, Philadelphia, was the corner of 20th and Valencia. I found it without knowing where I was going. I found it without a single wrong turn. Conrad, in the passenger seat, was amazed.

Eileen is one of the few queer writers who straddles both worlds -- the experimental poetry community in all its forms and the queer spoken wordish world of Sister Spit etc. I always find myself wanting to be in a more directly queer writing scene but it seems that the queers don't know what to do with my work. Most recently, a very gay sex scene from my book was rejected from "Other" magazine (a queer journal from SF). The editor reading the work wrote something like "the writing seems repetitive." The aesthetic was not perceived by the reader at all and so I went back home to SPT etc. where I was understood aesthetically. These kinds of experiences makes Eileen a kind of hero of mine, as if one day I'll be able to be gay and a writer and be a gay writer in a complex way in a complex world and actually be read by gay people. I mean, I did write a coming out novel for God's sakes.

But Friday was nice. Eileen was greeted as a gay superhero in a crowd of mixed crowd of experimental writers and san francisco literary hipsters.
Paul Hoover is curating what looks to be an excellent reading series, the first of which is:

April 6, 2007, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM,
NEW de Young Poetry Series: Michael Palmer
Friday Nights at the de Young | de Young Poetry Series

First Friday of each month through June
The inaugural event of this new poetry series showcases Michael Palmer, winner of the distinguished Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets.



Friday April 13
Ed Roberson & Evie Shockley


i'm still coughing. can't read anything i've gotten in the mail this past week, but i did get some great stuff:

the new Fence

Sarah Vap's Dummy Fire [Saturnalia]

Catherine Imbriglio's Parts of the Mass [Burning Deck]

3, count 'em, 3 of the new foursquares

and now i have to go back to bed. this is a very bad flu.

i don't know.

we felt like having a new look.