spent last night reading Spicer in between innings of Game 5 of the NLCS. ordered the MLB.com post season package for $9.95. couldn't spend any more time in the bars. couldn't spend any more money in the bars. and since i have no friends with tv's willing to invite me over to watch the games it only made sense. and reading Spicer between innings made sense. unfortunately the Giants lost Game 5, but i wasn't surprised, had a bad feeling about the Game all day, energy in the air wasn't right. last night during the eighth inning i rallied on facebook "Jack Spicer IS a Giants fan" and Larry Kearney responded
"tell you the truth, Jack's relationship with the Giants was rocky at best. though he was a fan and cared about them winning, he expected the worst and the worst had ramifications that extended in all directions. Cody Ross shouldn't have made a third out at third. Nope."
and then a little bit later
"hard to watch the Giants without thinking about Jack. sitting with him in the stands once above the bullpren and Murakami was called in so Jack stood up and yelled "banzai!" a great silence fell. tough game tonight. Sandoval is like an obscurely lost soul."
i think i'll keep reading my copy of The Collected Poetry Of Jack Spicer throughout the remainder of the NLCS. feels like the book might be talismanic this far into the season. let's go Giants.
10/6/10 Poets House book release reading for Chinese Notebook with me and Demosthenes Agrafiotis + reception.
Had such a great time. Never seen anything like Poets House, a palatial, cataloged, poetry only library . Such a cool venue. Stephen Motika is the bomb. Anna Moschovakis, as always, is the bomb. Matvei and James Copeland are definitely bomb. all photos by Ino Shibby and me. thanks Poets House for having me. thanks UDP for believing in the book.
The Islands (Nightboat Books), "now, 1/3" and thepoem (BlazeVOX Books) Chinese Notebook (Ugly Duckling Presse)
Maribor (The Post-Apollo Press)
Rude Girl (BlazeVOX Books)
Rave On! (Lew Gallery)
Gary Gygax (Cy Gist Press)
Rude Girl (Duration Press)
The Moveable Ones (Transmission Press)
Benthos (Silas Press). Lives in Oakland. Works for Small Press Distribution.