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bearding the beats

Got this in the mail today!!! Big Table issue 1. The Complete contents of the suppressed Winter 1959 Chicago Review. 
Jack Kerouac, Edward Dahlberg, William S. Burroughs
And an old newspaper article. Bearding the Beats. Kenneth Tynan, The Observer. Sunday Nov 1st 1959.














Tieryas Mini Reviews Spanish Fork by Marcus Slease

http://tieryas.wordpress.com/2014/01/29/tieryas-mini-reviews-spanish-fork-by-marcus-slease/

A NICE MINI REVIEW OF SPANISH FORK CHAPBOOK. THANK YOU TIERYAS!!!



Grzegorz Wroblewski Reading

Paintings by Grzegorz Wroblewski. Poems of Grzegorz Wroblewski translated by Agnieszka Pokojska and Adam Zdrodowski. Reading: Marcus Slease.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSv6LAHI0gY







Grzegorz Wroblewski and Krzysztof Jaworski

IN THE SOLITARY SEASON I AM THE BIG EGG

Naked German ladies in their 80s. Being bruised up in double happiness. Mormonism. I am bad bad. In the solitary season I am the big egg. I am going to expose myself against the milk crates.
All this and more . .  A sample from the chapbook via webcam reading here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25JObh2sQqE



free pdf chapbook over at Country Music Magazine (thank you Scott Abels): http://countrymusicpoetry.org/media/Spanish_Fork.pdf


Mike Topp and Grzegorz Wroblewski

A few more observations, haiku, extremely short stories, by Mike Topp who lives and works in a large, Eastern metropolis.
Grzegorz Wroblewski's Kopenhaga and Mike Topp's poetry have quiet a lot in common. 
They are both from the Milky Way for one!
I think their poetry would get along really well together!!
http://www.scn.org/realpoetik/topp-mike-htm-99.htm



bruLION and Grzegorz Wroblewski

Grzegorz Wroblewki was part of the bruLion group. 

He is a punk rock poet. 

And a warm warm hearted human being too!!!

Cracovian bruLion (noteBook) in the history of Polish literature of the end of the 20th
made its name as one of the most important voices of the young generation. The group
connected with the magazine, which used non-conventional poetic and medial strategy, and
whose main motivating force was scandal pugnaciously reached the literary Parnassus. In
a sense bruLion was a subsequent link in the tradition of Polish avant-garde. However, it had its peculiarity as it protested against popular idealisation of literature. "The Wild" (as they soon called themselves) negated the whole literary tradition. They treated official literature (e.g. soc-parnasites) with the same kind of dismay as the opposition literature full of tyrteism, and they negated its inherent paradigm of equation between aesthetics and ethics. Their neoavant- garde poetic art, which shocked critics and re…

BROOKLYN RAIL AND POLISH POETRY IN LONDON

Some poems of Grzegorz Wroblewski in the Brooklyn Rail.

Translated by Piotr Gwiazda.

They are from Grzegorz's collection Dwie kobiety nad Atlantykiem - from 2011

http://intranslation.brooklynrail.org/polish/poetry-by-grzegorz-wroblewski 
Piotr Gwiazda’s translations of Wróblewski’s poetry have appeared in AGNI Online, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, The Nation, and Seneca Review. Gwiazda’s translation of Wróblewski’s book of prose poems Kopenhaga has just been published by Zephyr Press.

Grzegorz is coming to London at the beginning of Feb. With Piotr Gwiazda and Adam Zdrodowski (two of Grzegorz's terrific translators and also terrific poets).

A rare event!!!!

Kopenhaga via Warsaw via Gdansk via The Milky Way

Oh yeaaahhh!!

Save the dates:

1) Feb 7th 5-7PM at UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies. A READING AND DISCUSSION OF KOPENHAGA AND POLISH POETRY. I WILL BE READING A FEW POEMS BASED ON EXPERIENCES LIVING IN KATOWICE : http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/research/rese…

PARK HOUSE

http://blackcakerecords.bandcamp.com/album/park-house

BY ROBERT DUNCAN GRAY

Robert Duncan Gray is an English artist currently living and working in Portland, Oregon, which is in the top left corner of America. Rob is the curator and host of A reading. He is currently concerned with painting, writing, drawing, and his R&B noise performance/persona project, COLDGOLDCHAIN. He produces a TV show called FLASHtv and he is always dancing, no matter what. 

Park House is for lots of people, mostly Granny, Barbara Simmons, Bobbie, who I miss very much. Also, Annie, my little sister, who is very very cool. Also, all my pals at Full Life, which is where I get paid to have fun with my friends. 


Morten Sondergaard

we drift and dawdle and dart and Pit and Pounce and  gallop and glide and jink and jog and lope and leap and march and   meander and plod and prance and promenade and prowl and sashay and saunter   and step and shamble and shuQe and stalk and stomp and stride and stroll and   strut and swagger and tiptoe and tramp and trip and trot and trudge and wade and waddle   and wander.
-- Morton Sondergaard
Morton Sondergaard is the best in Danish poetry.
He writes about our glorious follies and glorious evolution and revolution.
Check out his book A Step In The Right Direction. Available from Bookthug in Canada.
Oh yeahhhh!!!
and an interview over here with SJ Fowler:
http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/maintenant-48-morten-s%C3%B8ndergaard/

WROGOWIE

The Enemies project presents some of the finest contemporary poets from Poland collaborating to read original works of avant garde / literary poetry with British contemporaries. Multiple pairs of poets will present work that is cross language, cross media and truly groundbreaking, evidencing the innovative potential of collaboration in poetry and the force of European poets very much working in the 21st century. Featuring Grzegorz Wroblewski, Piotr Gwiazda, Adam Zdrodowski, SJ Fowler, Marcus Slease and many others. VERY EXCITED FOR THIS!!! RARE RARE RARE READING WITH GRZEGORZ WROBLEWKI. AND PIOTR GWIAZDA AND ADAM ZDRODOWSKI TOO!!! OH YEAHHHHHH!!! COME HERE POLISH POETRY. COME HEAR POLISH POETRY. IN ENGLISH AND POLISH.
http://www.richmix.org.uk/whats-on/event/wrogowie-the-enemies-project-polish-poetry/



ON FATHERS < ON DAUGHTYRS

By Tim Atkins

it is very good

Yeah Country music!!


http://countrymusicpoetry.org/media/ON_FATHERS_ON_DAUGHTYRS.pdf


SPANISH FORK CHAPBOOK

MY CHAPBOOK SPANISH FORK NOW AVAILABLE WITH COUNTRY MUSIC. DOWNLOAD FOR FREE .

YOU DO NO NEED SPECIAL SPECTACLES TO READ IT!!

THANK YOU SCOTT ABELS!!!

CHECK IT


http://countrymusicpoetry.org/media/Spanish_Fork.pdf





WONG MAY

Octopus Books will publish Wong May’s first book of poems since her last was published in 1978. It will be edited by Zachary Schomburg and Brandon Shimoda, and it is called Picasso’s Tears.


I am def gonna grab Picasso's Tears!!

check out some of her awesome poetry in the new Octopus Mag over here:

http://www.octopusmagazine.com/Issue16/may.php


HYMN TO DEATH

Octopus Magazine is now ten years old. WHooaaa. Seems like just yesterday when it was all kicking off with Octopus Mag and Tony Tost telling us all about it in Greensboro, NC.

Check out Hymn to Death in the newest issue (by Robert Fernandez).

THE LAW SITS DOWN FOR A FREE SLICE OF PIE!



http://www.octopusmagazine.com/Issue16/fernandez.php


A REVIEW OF THE FOREIGN FLAVORS OF LAYS IN CHINA

http://www.hobartpulp.com/web_features/a-review-of-the-foreign-flavors-of-lay-rsquo-s-in-china
Check out the flavors from Peter Tieryas Liu over at Hobart!!



Ancient Chinese Poetry

http://www.shampoopoetry.com/shampooforty/lee-swenhaugen.htm

Yes I left my hat there
over a series of summers
at the bottom of a who knows
how many bowls of wine!
Marshall Walker Lee and Drew Scott Swenhaugen