Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bowery Broadside Series finale this Friday the 21st, Gary Parrish and Tyler Burba

Bowery Broadside # 12

Friday Nov 21st at The Bowery Poetry Club?7:00 to
8:30pm

Free with a
Two Drink Minimum!!!

First fifty patrons receive a limited edition
broadside composed by the poets with art work by
George Schneeman

308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from where CBGB's
was located, F train to Second Ave | 6 train to
Bleecker |212-614-0505?

Tyler Burba is a musician, poet, teacher and
philosophy student. As a musician he performs in
Visit, a somewhat solo affair consisting of sad
country and western folk ballads, which released an
eponymous album in 2006 and plans to release it's
second, "Think God," in 2008; Snowboots, a psychedelic
folk-rock band in collaboration with Carlton DeWoody,
is currently recording its debut album, entitled
"greatest hits;" and Artic Circle which was recently
featured in the music festival, MiniConcerts in back
Alleys. He has collaborated with poets Anne Waldman,
Akilah Oliver, and Reed Bye in performance and
recording. During the school year, he teaches English
at a public middle school in Harlem. He spends his
summers in Switzerland at the European Graduate
School, where he is working on his PhD in Media and
Communications.


Naropa alumni and Long Island University M.F.A.
candidate, Gary Parrish is the co-curator of the
Bowery Broadside Reading Series. He is the 2006 Pedro
Pietri Memorial Prize recipient, awarded by The Bowery
Arts and Sciences, LTD. Gary’s poetry and commentary
can be found in Pinstripe Fedora, Trans-Mountain
Poetry, The American Drivel Review, Four-Quarter
Review, and Bombay Gin. He is also a co-founder and
editor of Farfalla, McMillan, and Parrish Press. New
work is forthcoming from Downtown Brooklyn and Puppy
Flowers. Gary currently lives in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

The artist George Schneeman

Mr. Schneeman is a long time resident of New York and
whose paintings have accompanied poets Bill Berkson,
Ted Berrigan, Michael Brownstein, Tom Clark, Edwin
Denby, Larry Fagin, Dick Gallup, Allen Ginsberg, Ted
Greenwald, Steve Katz, Lewis MacAdams, Alice Notley,
Ron Padgett, Harris Schiff, Peter Schjeldahl, Tom
Veitch, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, and many others.

Past Readers Include:

Jan- Anselm Berrigan, EdmundBerrigan,
Feb- Marcella Durand, Jessica Fiorini,
March- Jessica Rogers, Lee Ranaldo,
April- Anne Waldman, Corrine Fitzpatrick,
May- Stefania Iryne Marthakis, Brenda Coultas,
June- Simon Pettet, John Coletti,
July- Dustin Williamson, Lewis Warsh,
Aug- Kristin Prevallet & Stacy Szymaszek
Sep- John High, Nathaniel A. Siegel,
Oct- Arlo Quint, Chris Martin,
Nov- Shappy Seasholtz and Bob Holman

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Bowery Broadside # 11 Bob Holman and Shappy Seaholtz

Bowery Broadside Series #11

Friday Nov 16th at The Bowery Poetry Club
9:00 to 10:30pm
First fifty patrons receive a limited edition broadside composed by the poets
with art work by George Schneeman

308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker |
212-614-0505

Past Readers Include: Anselm Berrigan, Edmund
Berrigan, Marcella Durand, Jessica Fiorini, Jessica
Rogers, Lee Ranaldo, Anne Waldman, Corrine
Fitzpatrick, Stefania Iryne Marthakis, Brenda
Coultas, Simon Pettet,John Coletti, Dustin Williamson
Lewis Warsh, Kristin Prevallet & Stacy Szymaszek
John High,Nathaniel A. Siegel, Arlo Quint and Chris Martin

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Bowery Broadside Series 10: Arlo Quint and Chris Martin live and in person this friday night

Farfalla Press presents Arlo Quint and Chris Martin

Bowery Broadside Series #10

Friday October 26th at The Bowery Poetry Club
7:00 to 8:30pm
First fifty patrons receive a limited edition broadside composed by the poets
with art work by George Schneeman

308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker |
212-614-0505

Past Readers Include: Anselm Berrigan, Edmund
Berrigan, Marcella Durand, Jessica Fiorini, Jessica
Rogers, Lee Ranaldo, Anne Waldman, Corrine
Fitzpatrick, Stefania Iryne Marthakis, Brenda
Coultas, Simon Pettet,John Coletti, Dustin Williamson
Lewis Warsh, Kristin Prevallet & Stacy Szymaszek
John High and Nathaniel A. Siegel

Monday, September 17, 2007

The wind inside the whale: John High and Nathaniel A. Siegel

Farfalla Press presents John High and Nathaniel A. Siegel
Bowery Broadside Series #9

Friday September 21st at The Bowery Poetry Club
9:00 to 10:30pm
First fifty patrons receive a limited edition broadside composed by the poets
with art work by George Schneeman

308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker |
212-614-0505


John High is the author of six books, including his award-winning (Village Voice top 25 books of the year) trilogy of poetic novels The Desire Notebooks and his recently published book-length poem, Here (Talisman) and novel, Talking God's Radio Show (Spuytenduyvil). He has received four Fulbrights, two NEAs, and writing awards from the Witter Bynner Foundation, Arts International. and the Academy of American Poets, among others. A translator of several books of contemporary Russian poetry, he was the chief editor for Crossing Centuries: The New Russian Poetry. He is also the founding and former editor of Five Fingers Review. High lives in Brooklyn with his daughter and teaches writing and literature at Long Island University.


Nathaniel A. Siegel is a poet, artist, photographer, activist living in New York City. Recent projects include an evening to honor the poet Thom Gunn and a marathon reading of “poets for Peace” at the Bowery Poetry Club during the anti-Republican convention. As part of the group “Poets for Peace”, Nathaniel has read the poetry of Walt Whitman on the steps of the New York Public Library. He marches and chants with hundreds of poets in the streets to call for an end to war. He studied last summer with Alan Gilbert at Naropa University, and makes St. Mark’s Poetry Project and The Bowery Poetry Club his home.

The artist George Schneeman

Mr. Schneeman is a long time resident of New York and whose paintings have accompanied poets Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Michael Brownstein, Tom Clark, Edwin Denby, Larry Fagin, Dick Gallup, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Greenwald, Steve Katz, Lewis MacAdams, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, Harris Schiff, Peter Schjeldahl, Tom Veitch, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, and many others.

Upcoming Readings

Oct-Arlo Quint and Christopher Martin
Nov- Bob Holdman and Shappy
Dec-Tyler Burba and Gary Parrish

Past Readers Include: Anselm Berrigan, Edmund
Berrigan, Marcella Durand, Jessica Fiorini, Jessica
Rogers, Lee Ranaldo, Anne Waldman, Corrine
Fitzpatrick, Stefania Iryne Marthakis, Brenda Coultas
Simon Pettet,John Coletti, Dustin Williamson
Lewis Warsh, Kristin Prevallet & Stacy Szymaszek

Monday, August 20, 2007

Edmund Berrigan's Glad Stone Children and Anne Waldman's Red Noir

Farfalla Press is proud to have two new books of poetry in production for this fall.


Anne Waldman's Red Noir

&

Edmund Berrigan's Glad Stone Children


Look for them both on SPD web site this fall as well as full sets
of broadsides from 24 poets involved in our year long
Bowery Broadside Series

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Junior Burke

Below are two reviews for Junior Burke's Novel Something Gorgeous

Available from Small Press Distribution

and a link to his new web site

http://www.juniorburke.com/words/index.htm


A Brilliant Revisitation of the Jazz Age
Reviewer:
J. Cardier (Akron, OH)

Burke weaves an incredible tale of love, social conflict and the thirst for realizing our dreams. His voice is masterful and his characters beautifully developed in a way that will make the Jazz Age with all its loud glory and hidden melancholy come to life for the reader. The most striking aspect of the book, however, is its ability to solve the mysteries of a different Jazz Age novel in a way that will change the classic in the reader's mind forever. Burke explores the many levels of Fitzgerald's masterpiece and deepens them by exploring all the directions in which the book could turn, opening every mystery and digging deep into its essence.

Something Gorgeous is a delight to read but it will also take the reader on a journey through the history of the US and Europe in the 20's as well as the secrets and nuances of one of America's greatest literary classics.

Great American Novel
Reviewer:
Anna (Colorado)

This novel is unique in its style and handling of subject. The author captures a time in America where want and desires tended to get the best of people. Through intricate back-story Burke weaves a tale of underlying caution. Often using love, lust and greed as the guide. Something Gorgeous is part romantic love story, often hedonistic. And part a glimpse into a history worth revisiting. It is a fine example of an author doing his homework, as his knowledge is infinite and thorough.
The characters are multidimensional, written so finely as though describing the fantasy version of oneself (both good and bad). At times disturbing, but thoroughly poignant the reader is left with a desire not to fall prey to the perils so well described in the novel. This is a moral tale, however, Burke did an excellent job of never shoving that into the readers face. Rather he let the reader find for herself the values that lie in all of us.

If you are looking for a story to get swept away in, you'll find it in this book. If you're looking for a tale of love lost and the lengths to which one will go to regain love, this novel is it. If you're looking to learn more of a time so drenched in World history, this book is it. Burke created a tale for all the masses to enjoy, while subtly mixing in the importance of being who you are and accepting that with out fear.

Posted by Gary Parrish

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Farfalla Press Presents An Earthquake: Kristin Prevallet and Stacy Szymaszek Bowery Broadside Series #8

Farfalla Press presents Kristin Prevallet and Stacy Szymaszek

Bowery Broadside Series #8

Friday August 17th at The Bowery Poetry Club
7:00 to 8:30pm
First fifty patrons receive a limited edition broadside composed by the poets
with art work by George Schneeman

308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker |
212-614-0505

Kristin Prevallet’s previous books include I, Afterlife: Essay in Mourning Time, Essay Press, 2006. Shadow Evidence Intelligence (Factory School, 2006), Scratch Sides: Poetry, Documentation, and Image-Text Projects (Skanky Possum, 2002), and Perturbation, My Sister: A Study of Max Ernst's Hundred Headless Woman (First Intensity, 1997). Her essays, poems, and translations have appeared in several magazines including Jacket, The Nation, Chain, Poetry New York, Poets and Writers, Conjunctions, Seneca Review, Bombay Gin and The Chicago Review. From 1994-1997, she served as one of four editors of apex of the M, a literary magazine based in Buffalo, NY that published six issues of exciting work from both emerging and more established writers. She recently co-edited Third Mind: Creative Writing Through Visual Art with Tonya Foster (Teachers & Writers, 2002), an anthology of essays about the challenges and rewards of uniting art and writing in the classroom. Her selected edition of Helen Adam's ballads and collages, The Helen Adam Reader, is forthcoming from the National Poetry Foundation.

Stacy Szymaszek was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. From 1999 to 2005 she was the Literary Program Manager for the nonprofit literary organization Woodland Pattern Book Center. Her extensive curatorial and editorial work during this period helped galvanize a community of poets in the Midwest region. In 2005 she answered the call to move to New York to serve as the Program Coordinator at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, where she is now the Artistic Director.

She is the author of several chapbooks including Mutual Aid (gong press, 2004), Some Mariners (Etherdome, 2004), There Were Hostilities (repair, 2005), Pasolini Poems (Cy Press, 2005) and from Hyperglossia (Belladonna Books, 2005). Her first book, Emptied of All Ships, was published in 2005 and her second book Hyperglossia is forthcoming in 2009, both with Litmus Press. She is coeditor with Instance Press, contributing editor of Fascicle and editor of the poetry magazine Gam.

The artist George Schneeman
Mr. Schneeman is a long time resident of New York and whose paintings have accompanied poets Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Michael Brownstein, Tom Clark, Edwin Denby, Larry Fagin, Dick Gallup, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Greenwald, Steve Katz, Lewis MacAdams, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, Harris Schiff, Peter Schjeldahl, Tom Veitch, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, and many others.

Upcoming Readings

Sep-Nathaniel Siegel and John High
Oct-Arlo Quint and Christopher Martin

Past Readers Include: Anselm Berrigan, Edmund
Berrigan, Marcella Durand, Jessica Fiorini, Jessica
Rogers, Lee Ranaldo, Anne Waldman, Corrine
Fitzpatrick, Stefania Iryne Marthakis, Brenda Coultas
Simon Pettet,John Coletti, Dustin Williamson and
Lewis Warsh

Gary Parrish

Monday, July 16, 2007

Bowery Broadside's Blister in the Sun Reading: Lewis Warsh & Dustin Williamson July 20th 7 Sharp

Farfalla Press invites you to July's Bowery Broadside reading,

featuring

Lewis Warsh And Dustin Williamson

This Friday July 20th at The Bowery Poetry Club
7:00 to 8:30pm
First fifty patrons receive a limited edition broadside composed by the poets
with art work by George Schneeman

308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker |
212-614-0505

Lewis Warsh is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction and autobiography, including The Origin of the World, Touch of the Whip, Debtor's Prison (in collaboration with Julie Harrison) and Ted's Favorite Skirt. He is co-editor of The Angel Hair Anthology and editor and publisher of United Artists Books. A new book of poems, Inseparable: Poems 1995-2005, is forthcoming from Granary, and a new novel, A Place in the Sun, is forthcoming from Spuyten Duyvil. He is director of the MFA program in creative writing at Long Island University in Brooklyn.

Dustin Williamson is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but now
lives in Brooklyn alongside everyone else who's not originally from
New York. He is most recently the author of Gorilla Dust (Open 24
Hours Press), Cab Ass'n (Lame House) and Exhausted Grunts (forthcoming
from Cannibal Books). When he has a couple extra dollars and a few
extra minutes he edits Rust Buckle, a sometimes magazine, sometimes
chapbook series.

The artist- George Schneeman
Mr. Schneeman is a long time resident of New York and whose paintings have accompanied poets Bill Berkson, Ted Berrigan, Michael Brownstein, Tom Clark, Edwin Denby, Larry Fagin, Dick Gallup, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Greenwald, Steve Katz, Lewis MacAdams, Alice Notley, Ron Padgett, Harris Schiff, Peter Schjeldahl, Tom Veitch, Anne Waldman, Lewis Warsh, and many others.

Upcoming Readings

Aug-Kristin Prevallet and Stacy Szymaszek
Sep-Nathaniel Siegel and John High
Oct-Arlo Quint and Christopher Martin

Past Readers Include: Anselm Berrigan, Edmund
Berrigan, Marcella Durand, Jessica Fiorini, Jessica
Rogers, Lee Ranaldo, Anne Waldman, Corrine
Fitzpatrick, Stefania Iryne Marthakis, Brenda Coultas
Simon Pettet and John Coletti

Gary Parrish

Monday, June 18, 2007

Bowery Broadside Series Presents: Simon Pettet and John Coletti Friday June 21st

Bowery Broadside Series Presents

Simon Pettet and John Coletti (Featuring Art Work by George Schneeman)

This Friday June 21st at The Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave | 6 train to Bleecker | 212-614-0505

George Schneeman was born 1934 in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he grew up and attended parochial schools. After taking a BA degree in Philosophy and Literature at St. Mary's College and doing graduate work in Literature at the University of Minnesota, he was drafted into the US Army in 1958. Six months later he was stationed in Italy, where he began painting seriously and where he became friends with fellow soldiers and poets Charles Wright and Harold Schimmel. In 1959 George married Kathryn Pratt. After his discharge in 1960 the two continued to live in Italy, where he also became friends with writer Steve Katz. During those years Schneeman's reading was mostly of Italian literature. The Schneemans had three children. In 1966, encouraged by poets Peter Schjeldahl and Ron Padgett, whom George had met in Italy, the Scheeman family moved to New York City's Lower East Side, where George quickly met a large number of writers, mostly poets gravitating around the Saint Mark's Poetry Project. Most of his subsequent friends have been writers too, along with a number of visual artists.

Simon Pettet is an internationally renowned English-born poet, long-time resident of New York's Lower East Side. His new book of poems is called More Winnowed Fragments, and he’ll be traveling around America in the first months of the new year (Jan-Feb 2007) reading from it and signing copies. His Selected Poems is also still in print and available from the same publisher, Talisman. He is the author of two classic collaborations with photographer-filmmaker Rudy Burckhardt, Conversations About Everything and Talking Pictures, and the editor of the Selected Art Writings of the Pulitzer-prize-winning “New York School” poet James Schuyler.

About the Poet

“He sounds those same simplicities of profound music Blake also knew. He moves with a deft and practiced quiet.…He speaks the truth." —Robert Creeley

"Like Beethoven's Bagatelles, Simon Pettet's short poems have a great deal to say, and their seemingly modest dimensions help rather than hinder his saying it." —John Ashbery

John Coletti grew up in Santa Rosa, California and Portland, Oregon before moving to New York City fourteen years ago. He is the author of The New Normalcy (BoogLit 2002), and Street Debris (Fell Swoop 2005), a collaboration with poet Greg Fuchs with whom he also co-edits Open 24 Hours Press.

Posted by Gary Parrish

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Three Days at the Poetry Project: John Ashbery, Anselm Hollo, Eileen Miles and Anne Waldman

John Ashbery
The rain couldn’t keep the masses away from John Ashbery’s solo reading in the main hall of St. Mark’s Church this past Wednesday night. People old and new to the Project filled into the great hall and quickly found their seats for the 81-year-old poet (who doesn’t look a day over 55) smiling and excited. Ashbery took the stage after a warm introduction from Anselm Berrigan and read new poetry and prose from recent collections including: Where Shall I Wander (2005 Ecco)and A Worldly Country (2007 HarperCollins) amongst others. Ashbery read for a good 45 minutes and then retried to the Parish Hall to sign miscellaneous books for collectors and fans. Other poets who came to hear Ashbery included: Simon Pettet, Anselm Hollo, Lee Ann Brown, Joe Wolff, and Marcella Durand, to name a few.


Anselm Hollo, Eileen Miles and Anne Waldman

This Friday night reading was something special, with all three performers bringing their "A game" to the stage. Eileen Miles (in from San Diego) kicked off the reading with new poems from Sorry, Tree (poems) recently out this April from Wave Books. Reading for a good 20 to 25 minutes, Eileen set the stage with a particular flare after being introduced by her former student, Corrine Fitzpatrick. Getting up to the podium, Miles thanked her student and began the reading (as she called it, a gay reading) with poems describing her relationship with her lover and their lives in California and abroad. Miles’ antidotes were well received, as with her poems inciting laughter and applause.

Anselm Hollo, who took the stage after a short introduction from Anselm Berrigan (who he is named after), spoke softly saying “Anselm is the author of over thirty books, all of which are fucking great”. Hollo, who is regarded as one of the elite translators and poets of his or any other generation, did not disappoint. Reading and giving dates for two poems written for his dear friend Robert Creeley (May 21st. 1926, Arlington, Massachusetts — March 30th. 2005, Odessa, Texas) and his son Hannes Hollo (1959-1999). "The Mopping-Up Operations of Septuagenarians" for Creeley (Broadside 2005 farfalla press) and Guest of Space for Hannes Hollo (Coffee House Press 2007), clearly moved the crowd, his soft voice felt in the rafters. Not so much that we had known these people but that in Hollo’s voice and poetics one gets the point all too well of loss and triumph.

In Memory Hannes Hollo, 1959-1999 by Anselm Hollo

Fought the hungry ghosts here on Earth
"What is man?" asked the King
Alcuin’s reply: "A guest of space." And time yes time:
The past lies before us, the future comes up from behind
Walking on Primrose Hill or Isle of Wight beaches
Iowa City streets scrambling up snow-covered deer track
To Doc Holliday’s grave in Glenwood Springs
His helmet now shall make a hive for bees
He fought the hungry ghosts here on Earth
Strong & resourceful on his best days,
Patient kind and presente
Returning those with him to here & now
But just as we settle in with our Pepsi and popcorn
THE END rolls up too soon always too soon



"'What is man?' asked the King": Pippin, son of Charlemagne, 9th century C.E. "His helmet now . . . ": George Peele, Polyhymnia.

From Guests of Space by Anselm Hollo. Copyright © 2007 by Anselm Hollo. Published by Coffee House Press.


Anne Waldman, the nights last reader came to the stage with new poems including, interestingly enough, one about her three husbands (Lewis Warsh, Reed Bye and Ed Bowes). Waldman moves across her life from the early days with Warsh on St. Marks Place (their old apartment is now a tattoo parlor) to the mountains of Boulder with Reed Bye, to her life here with the filmmaker Bowes. This poem is a little longer than some of the recent work Waldman has generated. As a result her rhythm and pace inside the poem build to a climatic middle and end, a poem as well-written as “Skin, Meat, Bones “ one of my favorites in her collected work. Waldman read sections of Iovis Book III (Coffee House Press 200?) her epic poem approaching 1000 pages and brought her nephew on stage for a series of collaborations using his saxophone. One in particular, “Manatee,” resonated through the halls in an uncanny resemblance to the animal. Waldman’s reading closed out the night with people crowding into Parish Hall again for comfort and wine and dialog. All three poets holding court to their friends and fans.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Come Celebrate 4/20 with Farfalla Press-Bowery Broadside Series Anne Waldman and Corrine Fitzpatrick

Come join us for a evening of wonderful poetry and camaraderie

All Artwork by George Schneeman

Friday, April 20 2007
10:00pm - 11:30pm

Bowery Broadsides Series hosted by Farfalla Press.

Featuring Corrine Fitzpatrick, Anne Waldman.
First fifty patrons receive free broadsides by both poets. Admission is free with a two drink minimum.

The Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery (3rd ave) btw Houston and 1st St.
Fri 4/20 10pm


GEORGE SCHNEEMAN, a native of St. Paul, Minnesota, began painting in Italy in 1958. After living there for nine years, he moved to New York City, where he has collaborated with poets ever since. Schneeman has shown his solo work at the Fischbach Gallery, the Holly Solomon Gallery, the Denver Art Museum, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Donohue/Sosinski Gallery, and the CUE Art Foundation, among many others. In 2004 his collaborative work was exhibited at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York City. Three of his collaborative books have been published by Granary: Homage to Allen G. (with Anne Waldman), In the Nam, What Can Happen? (with Ted Berrigan), and Yodeling into a Kotex (with Ron Padgett). Schneeman lives in New York, spending part of each year in Tuscany


CORRINE FITZPATRICK has a chapbook, On Melody Dispatch (GoodbyeBetter, 2007) and other recent poems are in or on The Brooklyn Rail,sonaweb.net, Cock Now and EOAGH's Queering Language issue. She worksfor the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church and lives in Bushwick.

ANNE WALDMAN, poet, editor, performer, professor, curator, cultural activist carries in her genetics the lineages of the New American Poetry, and is a considered an inheritor of the Beat (Allen Ginsberg called her his "spiritual wife") and New York School (Frank O'Hara told her to "work for inspiration, not money") mantles. She has received a National Endowment for the Arts award, the Shelley prize for poetry, and has had residences at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center and at the Christian Woman's University in Tokyo. She has taught experimental writing workshops for years at such places as the Omega Institute and the Zen Mountain Monastery, as well as universities and colleges across the USA and abroad. Directing the Poetry Project at St Mark's Poetry Project over a decade, she co-founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics with Allen Ginsberg at the Buddhist-inspired Naropa University in 1974. She currently is a Distinguished Professor and Chair of Naropa's Summer Writing Program and is working with the Study Abroad on the Bowery project in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Author and editor of over 40 books and small press editions of poetry, she has been working for over 25 years on the epic IOVIS project (two volumes published by Coffee House Press, 1993, 1997) and has published in recent years: MARRIAGE: A Sentence, Coffee House Press 2000, IN THE ROOM OF NEVER GRIEVE: New & Selected Poems with CD collaboration with Ambrose Bye, Coffee House Press 2003, Dark Arcana: Afterimage or Glow, with photographs by Patti Smith, Heavenbone Press 2003, and STRUCTURE OF THE WORLD COMPARED TO A BUBBLE, a long Buddhist poem, Penguin Poets 2004. She also co-edited the major anthology CIVIL DISOBEDIENCES: Poetics & Politics in Action, Coffee House Press 2004 with talks and essays by Gary Snyder, Allen Ginsberg, Amiri Baraka, Michael Ondaatje, Barbara Guest, Robert Creeley, Sonia Sanchez and others. She has directed productions with the Gertrude Stein Players in Boulder, Colorado and has worked in collaboration with students, dancers, videographers, visual artists, musicians, composers for over 30 years. She has, in particular collaborated with artists Joe Brainard, George Schneeman, Susan Rothenberg, Elizabeth Murray and Richard Tuttle and her husband, movie director and writer Ed Bowes. She has also helped developed poetry projects in Vienna and Prague. She is co-founder of the Poetry Is News collective which curates forums of political and poetical discussion, and is an co- artistic/curriculum Director of The Study Abroad On the Bowery Program in New York City. She is a noted performer of her own work, developing original modal structures and sprechstimme strategies. She and is currently working on a new volume of the IOVIS epic project., nbow over 800 pages.And a new manuscript for Penguin Poets. RED NOIR, a collection of short performance pieces and the CD THE EYE OF THE FALCON (produced and with music by her son Ambrose Bye are now available from Farfalla, McMillen and Parrish. And OUTRIDER – a selection of essays, interviews and poetry, including an interview AW did with Nicaraguan poet-priest Ernesto Cardenal, has just been published by La Alameda press in New Mexico. She makes her home in New York City and Boulder, Colorado. She is also a cultural guardian of some of the history of the Beat literary movement and is active with the Audio Archive project at Naropa which has thousands of hours of readings, performances, lectures, panels by the likes of William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Diane diPrima, Joanne Kyger, Gary Snyder, Amiri Baraka and others. Anne Waldman’s comprehensive and ongoing personal Archive resides at the Hatcher Graduate Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She makes her home in New York City and Boulder, Colorado and travels to other poetry zones throughout the world.

Posted by Gary Parrish

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Bowery Broadsides Presents Lee Ranaldo and Jessica Rogers

Friday, March 16 2007
10:00pm - 11:30pm

Bowery Poetry Club
Bowery & Bleecker
New York, New York

Bowery Broadsides Series hosted by Farfalla Press. Featuring Jessica Rogers and Lee Ranaldo. First fifty patrons receive free broadsides by both poets. Admission is free with a two drink minimum.

Posted by Gary Parrish

Monday, February 12, 2007

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Map of the second person Jefferson Navicky

I received a rare treat on Monday, one I went to a great bar (Plan B on 10th and Avenue B) and two I got to see Jefferson Navicky read from his new book out on Black Lodge Press Map of the second person sold to me for I think 5 bucks. Jefferson (who I knew of at Naropa) has come into a place with this short chap book that shows the voice of a Wallace Stevens embodiment. What I mean to say is that this prose poem not only shows the economic strategy of the line but puts it in dialect of everyday speech. The line that strikes me as I write this is towards the middle of this slim book “Your tongue pressed you into some other kind of/ sleep, a black deep within the eye, demolishing/ the early hour” slow rain drops of language. He told me he moved out of the city and into the Maine countryside where real time is measured in the breath that is stolen from the air. That these poems had been written in and around the city, but the heart of it seems to work (not only in the poem) but in the fact that this is a writer to reckon with, a reminder of the slow draw of night over day. A new poet? No. The old voice in a young man.

Gary Parrish

Marcella Durand and Jess Fiorini

Bowery Broadsides Series hosted by Farfalla Press presents Marcella Durand and Jess Fiorini, in the second night of a year long reading series. First fifty patrons receive free broadsides by both poets. Admission is free with a two drink minimum. All artwork by George Schneeman

February 16th, 2007


7-8:30pm


Bowery Poetry Club



Thanks again
Gary Parrish






Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Hello, Nice to see you!

Farfalla Press is a Brooklyn-based poetry and music publisher. Farfalla itself is run in part by Gary Parrish and Tyler Burba, who's main purpose is engaging the public with unknown artists. We hope that this site will promote on going events in the New York area as well the country. We openly invite reviews of poetry and music as well as comments on what may be called the avant-guard. We hope this site serves as a message board to the myriad of pockets that love the lyric as much as we do.


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