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Archive for January, 2011

ROCKPILE REVISITED: Poets David Meltzer & Michael Rothenberg with pianist Bob Malone at Bird & Beckett Books, SF

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

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David Meltzer and Michael Rothenberg in 2007

Bob Malone in Italy


Bird & Beckett Books & Records | 653 Chenery Street | San Francisco, CA 94131   |  415.586.3733

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FULLMOON.com

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

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” … The moon, the whole moon, and nothing but the moon.”
Al Young
from 22 Moon Poems | HEAVEN: Collected Poems 1956-1990

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Full moon poems

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DMQ Review | Winter Issue 2011

Friday, January 14th, 2011
DMQ Review Spring 2010


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Winter 2011

© Amy MacLennan

The DMQ Review is pleased to announce the release of the Winter issue featuring the poetry of Leslie Adams, David McAleavey, Nin Andrews, David Blomenberg, Carolyn Dille, Marcene Gandolfo, Sarah Greenleaf, Chris Haven, John Stanford Owen, Simon Perchik, Mike Smith, Christopher Watkins and Al Young, with artwork by Amy MacLennan. In collaboration with Peter Davis, editor of Poet’s Bookshelf: Contemporary Poets On Books That Shaped Their Art, Volumes I & II, the DMQ Review is also pleased to bring back Angela Ball’s August 2005 “Featured Poet” contribution for our “From the Archives” feature.

Check it out
The DMQ Review

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Sally Ashton, Editor in Chief

Editor: Marjorie Manwaring
Associate Editors: Arlene Kim, Dean Rader, Jennifer K. Sweeney
Assistant Editor: Mary Donnelly
Poet’s Bookshelf  Editor: Peter Davis
editors@dmqreview.com

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APOLLO vs. DIONYSUS: CLASH OF THE TITANS • January 28 ~ A gala Friday night of readings from Al Young’s ‘Sensual Text’ class

Friday, January 14th, 2011

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A night of readings by MFA in Writing students from Al Young’s ‘Sensual Text’ class

Produced by Jeff Von Ward & Kristen Kadner


Design: Jeff Von Ward

Friday, January 28, 2010
7pm – 8:30pm
Reception begins at 5 pm

Project One
251 Rhode Island Street, San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)
415.938.7173

APOLLO VS. DIONYSUS
Clash of the Titans

MFA in Writing students from Al Young’s ‘Sensual Text’ class at California College of the Arts, SF gather to read and perform their work at Project One.

AL YOUNG
ALEX NICHOLS

AMELIA WHITCOMB
BURT RITCHIE
DANIEL ISHOFSKY
HEATHER LOHMANN
JEFF VON WARD
KATE HASKELL

KRISTEN KADNER
LAUREN CAMACHO
LUISA LEIJA
MARTHA GROVER
MAX CHERNEY
RAE THOMAS
VANELIS RODRÍGUEZ

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Amelia Whitcomb’s AppleText | Photo: Al Young

from the PBS documentary,
The Botany of Desire

Need additional details? Go to JeffVonWard.com

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BOOKS AFTER AMAZON | A morsel of Onnesha Roychoudhuri’s essay in the Nov/Dec issue of Boston Review

Monday, January 10th, 2011

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Onnesha Roychoudhuri | Photo courtesy www.ourstories.us
© 2010 by Onnesha Roychoudhuri; excerpted from Boston Review (Nov./Dec. 2010)

Books After Amazon

By Onnesha Roychoudhuri

The man sitting next to me takes out his new Kindle. “How do you like that thing?” I ask. He instantly becomes animated, angling the Kindle toward me so that I can better see its face. “It’s great,” he says. “I can download tons of different books and magazines.” Then, eyeing my hefty, hardback of John Dos Passos’s USA trilogy, he adds, “Cheaper than that, too. $9.99.” There, our conversation ends. I am unsure of where I fall on the Luddite spectrum, but I’ll admit to inhaling the odor of leather-bound volumes. Having moved over a dozen times, though, I’ve also found occasion to curse their weight.

So, too, has Jeff Bezos. Bezos calls the Kindle a response to “the failings of a physical book.” He told attendees of a technology conference in New York: “I’m grumpy when I’m forced to read a physical book because it’s not as convenient. Turning the pages … the book is always flopping itself shut at the wrong moment.” His conclusion? “It’s had a great five-hundred-year run … but it’s time to change.”

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