May 26, 2010


Somebody should do a trend piece about FauxPros, writers who dabble in sex work so they can write a story about it. Two annoying approaches to journalism in one...

May 23, 2010

skated through the panhandle to upper haight to villians vault = no shoes in size 13 at all. skated to the army surplus store = two beanies for 10 bucks. bombed haight street with some foot drag bombed fillmore then through the castro = still can't find size 13 shoes. back home and sweating and about to east some black bean soup.

May 15, 2010

May 13, 2010

recently read...

1. The Granite Pail- Lorine Niedecker

2. Ghosts- Stephen Boyer

3. Befallen I- Erin Moure (Belladonna #74)

4. from Compass And Men- Jill Magi

5. Lessons Of The Microscopist- Martine Bellen

6. Soup #3

7. She Talks To Herself In The Language Of An Educated Woman- Frances Jaffer

8. Practice: New Writing #1

9. Parish Krewes- Micah Ballard

10. Spirits And Anchors- Jason Morris

11. Ladybug Laws- Laura Moriarty

12. Her Friends Down At The French Cafe Had No English Words For Me- Patrick Dunagan

13. The Last Avant-Garde The Making Of The New York School Of Poets- David Lehman

14. United United- Sunnylyn Thibodeaux

15. Luna #5

16. Identity/ Crises- anonymous

May 12, 2010

another theorist/ poet doppelganger thingy...from Joseph Mosconi!

Rosiland KRAUSS



see also previous E. STAITI doppelganger here...

another celebrity/ poet doppelganger thingy...

Bryan BATT



dear friends --

please join us on saturday, may 15

for a trio of readings by


the reading will take place at the brazil-larsen compound,
3107 ellis st. (at prince), in berkeley,
2 blocks from the ashby BART.

doors at 7pm,
readings at 8pm.
(we mean it!)

hope to see you then!

love -- david & sara !

May 8, 2010

post-apollo book release event...

Let's celebrate! What are we celebrating? The release of our first two books of 2010: "Maribor" by Demosthenes Agrafiotis, translated by John Sakkis and Angelos Sakkis and "The New Make Believe" by Denise Newman.

How are we celebrating? Books & Bookshelves will host a reading and book release party for Denise Newman, John Sakkis and Angelos Sakkis on Wednesday, May 26th at 7:30pm. Denise, John and Angelos will read and both new books will be available for purchase as well as a selection from our backlist. And there will be snacks and drinks! Hooray!

Come help us celebrate these two fantastic books and their talented authors and translators. We'll see you there!

Where: Books & Bookshelves
99 Sanchez Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
When: Wednesday, May 26th @ 7:30pm

Denise Newman is the author of Human Forest and Wild Goods (both published by Apogee Press), and the translator of The Painted Room (Random House, UK) and Azorno, (New Directions)—two novels by the Danish poet Inger Christensen. She teaches at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco where she lives with her husband and daughter.

John Sakkis’ is a poet and translator living in San Francisco. He is the author of the book Rude Girl (Blaze Vox 2009). Angelos Sakkis is a translator and painter living in Oakland, California. Another translation of Demosthenes Agrafiotis's work is forthcoming from Ugly Duckling Presse in 2010.