Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Poetic Research Bureau - Los Angeles - Saturday, October 11th

I'll be giving a reading in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 11
at the Poetic Research Bureau
951 Chung King Road

OPEN PRESS Festival w/ Song Cave (Graham Foust, Jane Gregory & Todd Colby)

Concrete Action

The weather is murky,
it offers a way out of the torment
by reminding me there is a poet
somewhere living life to its full potential
by doing the dishes to Nigerian 70's pop.
What appears to me now appears to be gone.
With fondness and respect we are intent
on that golden glum look.
There are 101 versions of doom that materialize
every morning. We advise "doom management."
Where there used to be woods
there are now fares, Snickers, and the Metro North.
Your final plans should end with a capture.
Let's get together and develop a sense
of being really grounded and active. Elegant protest?
How? Love alone is reason enough to get out of bed
every morning. So, so much.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday, Gingerly

Let us drizzle butter
over a bowl of peat moss
and call that a way to spend
a Monday. You don't have
time to clown around in the dark
now that the sky has turned
a militant, rusty blue.
A list of things that
make your lips numb would
help us learn what to feed
you in your free time. Rub
your quad, rub your hammy,
and take the red pill you found
on the bathroom floor. You live
in a safe world of true New Yorkers.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop - Tonight!


Friday, September 19, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm


126A Front Street (next to Superfine) in D.U.M.B.O, Brooklyn

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Inside Lines

I want to have a really nice time,
but that just isn't possible, in fact,
it is obscene. Let me tell you what
I did during the procession.
All the latitude I've given
lameness would make a complete global webbing.
Forget the outward signs
of affection, meaty things are the
best thoughts ever, and we are thinking
of them as a part of us. All it takes, and then
some. I'll always get this fierce because
it's all about smash mouth ball.
The regal hum of the day will make you feel
open and considerate.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jenny Hval & Susanna - I Have Walked This Body

Friday, September 12, 2014

One Fell Swoop

If energy is a mechanism of delight
then you should shoo me in. The limestone
can be carved into almost anyone.

Panda Bear - Benfica

Monday, September 08, 2014



Thursday 25 September 2014
 Long Island City
Contact me directly if you'd like to attend

organized by Todd Colby

on the occasion of his newly published book of poems Splash State
published by The Song Cave
featuring readings by
Monica McClure, Emily Skillings, Billy Cancel, Danniel Schoonebeek,
Mike Doughty, Edwin Torres, Dorothea Lasky and Todd Colby

Lamb Balls and Lemonade will be served.