I picked up:
The Flaming Lips (The Soft Bulletin)
Ted Leo/Pharmacists (The Tyranny of Distance)
Califone (Heron King BLVES)
The Wrens (Meadowlands)
Also burned a copy of The Clientele. Good stuff.
I wish we had an independent bookstore in Greensboro. ABE is good, but I like to feel before I buy sometimes.
I returned Tony Hoagland's newest book (narcisism and me) and Charles Simic's Walking the Black Cat (since I already have two selected books of Simic) to Barnes and Nobles. In exchange I picked up C.D. Wright's "Steal Away"
I read Deepstep Come Shining a while back and enjoyed it. I hope I enjoy Wright's selected.
I like what C.D. Wright says in an interview about scenes, groups, etc. She says she learned from the various happenings and scenes in San Fran. but she didn't let that dictate or limit her influences and allegiances.
She says, " I just never liked anyone telling me what to do or what to like. Or ‘versa vice.’ If the poetries I like cancel one other out at the polls, so be it. I’ll vote as many times as I please. I don’t think that drops me off in some dead zone."
Yes. I am feeling more and more in-line with this out-of-line thinking.