Monday, June 30, 2008
Taking our cues from Ken and Anne Mikolowski of The Alternative Press (my personal heros), we here at farfalla have given the poet Simon Pettet 500 postcards to collage, write poems, doodle, glue found text and art in the tradition that set the stage for Ted Berrigan's A certain slant of sunlight. For the next few years an excitement at the mailbox for us all. Pettet brings a new breath to this project with his economic witticism, wonderful eye and keen ear.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Poet, publisher, musician, teacher, Tyler Burba, who is one of a kind and irreplaceable is leaving Farfalla Press/McMillan & Parrish. Tyler’s steadfast commitment to the poetry community here in New York and in Boulder is legendary and will be missed greatly. In the years of service that we stood side by side I could not be more proud of my friend, with utmost dignity and courage he brought the light to hundreds of poems, a true poet’s poet. Unselfish, brilliant and kind to everyone who came across his path, Burba taught me and his friends the meaning of Buddha nature, without ego and in plain spoken english, he simply made us better.
Gary Parrish, June 24th 08
Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn NY
Taylor Mead's fourth book--his best and funniest book--and his first book in twenty years, Taylor Mead, a Simple Country Girl, is a collection of poems that are bright, ephemeral, and brilliant downtown Zen. Once Poet Laureate of Andy Warhol's Factory and now an indomitable octogenarian, Taylor Mead has recently been seen in Jim Jarmusch's latest, "Coffee and Cigarettes." He's a renowned actor, having appeared in innumerable underground classics from Warhol's "Lonesome Cowboys" to the first film of the Beat generation, "The Flower Thief." On stage he created the title role in Frank O'Hara's "The General Returns from One Place to Another" and Michael McClure's "Spider Rabbit." Taylor Mead continues to be the most avant poet on the block--if he were in Japan, he'd be a National Treasure. Here, he's got a weekly cocktail gig at the Bowery Poetry Club (every Monday at 6:30).
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Two review copies of Anne Waldman's Red Noir (Farfalla Press 08)
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
The Eye of the Falcon: Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye
Rattle Up A Deer:Live at Penny Lane 1989 Anne Waldman & Bernadette Mayer