Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A written testimonial by d.a. levy for John R.Scott who painted flowers.

Recently Received or Acquired.

John R. Scott
who painted flowers
A written testimonial
By d.a. levy
T.L. Kryss
D.r. Wagner

Ghost Press Cleveland, 1968
255 copies made, copy 112

Screens by Kryss

Boog City presents Atticus/Finch and Julian T. Brolaski (music)

Atticus/Finch Chapbooks

this Tues., March 31, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free

ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.

Event will be hosted by
Atticus/Finch editor Michael Cross
Featuring readings from
Thom Donovan
Judith Goldman
David Larsen
Kyle Schlesinger

with music from
Julian T. Brolaski

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum

C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bill Berkson - Recent Visitors

Recently Received or Acquired
Bill Berkson- Recent Visitors
Angel Hair Books, 1973
Cover and Drawings
By George Schneeman
Dedicated to Lewis Warsh
1000 copies made.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Edward Dorn- Recollections of Gran Apacheria

Recently received or acquired
Edward Dorn, Comic book
Recollections of Gran Apacheria
Turtle Island Foundation, 1974
San Francisco, CA
Cover art by Michael Myers
Dedicated to Robert Creeley


Film by vladimir horowitz


CAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He escaped to Philadelphia where he lives and writes with the PhillySound poets His latest book The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009) received The Gil Ott Book Award. He is also the author of Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), (Soma)tic Midge (FAUX Press, 2008), and two forthcoming books, advanced ELVIS course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled THE CITY REAL & IMAGINED: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School Press, 2009). He invites you to visit him online at

Ian Dreiblatt is a poet, translator, & musician. he is the author, with Kerry Downey, of hoc me fefecit / image, a collaborative book of art & poetry, and has published translations of Mandelstam &, most recently, Tolstoy's The Death Of Ivan Ilich. the poet Robert Kelly has said, "listening to Ian's poems, because he has that magic intuition that all poetry is language poetry... you can feel a tremendous upwelling of words in other languages, other englishes within the english." he writes a sonnet every day & lives with Lauren near the c & g trains.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Bingo Dick Gallup

Recently Received or Acquired

The Bingo by Dick Gallup
Mother Press, 1966
Editors Peter Schjeldahl
& Lewis MacAdams
Original cover art by
Joe Brainard
Limited to 500 copies.

Castlist for production in New York:

CAL: Ron Padgett

ANDREW: Phil Lopate

SAM: Rudy Burckhardt

CASS: Mike Brownstein

LUCY: Katie Schneeman (May 19th) and Joan Fagin (May 22nd)

FLOYD: George Schneeman

MYRNA: Holly Solomon

SARAH: Maureen Owen


Monday, March 16, 2009

Jerry Stahl and Francis Levy

Please join THE ST. MARK'S BOOKSHOP READING SERIES on Thursday, March 19th, as we invite JERRY STAHL and FRANCIS LEVY to the Solas stage!

JERRY STAHL is author of the narcotic memoir classic Permanent Midnight; I, Fatty (film rights optioned by Johnny Depp); Perv—A Love Story; and Plainclothes Naked. He has written extensively for film and television, and his much-anthologized fiction and journalism have appeared in Esquire, Details, Playboy, Black Book, LA Weekly, and Tin House. He lives in Los Angeles. His latest book is Pain Killers, published by HarperCollins, in which a private detective gets caught up in a conspiracy involving genocide, drugs, eugenics, human experiments, and a California convict who claims to be none other than Joseph Mengele. Not to be missed.

FRANCIS LEVY's short stories, criticism, humor, and poetry have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, The Village Voice, and The Quarterly. His latest novel is Erotomania, published by Two Dollar Radio. Says Daphne Merkin: "Although one can trace bawdy influences--from Rabelais to Henry Miller--all over the place, Erotomania is unlike anything I've ever read. I applaud it."

Jerry Stahl and Francis Levy read this Thursday, March 19th at 7:30 PM sharp, at SOLAS BAR (Right around the corner from St. Mark's Bookshop, at 232 E. Ninth Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues). Copies of these author's books will be available for sale at the event, and there will be a signing after the reading. All St. Mark's Bookshop events are free to the public.

Hosted by Greg Purcell

Thursday, March 12, 2009

John Wieners- Pressed Wafer

Recently received or acquired
John Wieners- Pressed Wafer
1967, The Gallery Upstairs Press
Buffalo, NY, 1000 copies made
Book design by David Roth

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Andrew Lundwall & Donald Dunbar

Photos of Lundwall- Dunbar

Cloud Against

i certify rung by rung
it’s all true
wine-dark bruises
a vividly dream from last night
or before that i am exactly who
to remember sprung out you think
i am wisconsin is a place glamour
goes to drown coughing once
a cautionary mirror leaf-loose
i won’t decriminalize that
mosquito-white true as all marys glare on the lens
in the suicide scene scratches
have mastered levitation smoke's sibling in the soundtrack,
description of the mail-order milk
to un-bedded yeses making a crazed cancer,

the christs echoing in the marquee swarm,
strangers' contrary parts low-flying dosed
are because it caught on fast like stifling
no video will prove me wrong no medicine
no just-love-me-like-thats no pills saved
for no sunday night understand it to be
sort of strapped in anybody's apart
a hand of wood pulls back sheets mostly
maybe using recreationally a one per turbulence
per ghost besides prefer to think of fancy dance moves
nearly conjured the most perjured nights destined to be purged

Monday, March 9, 2009

Recently Received or Acquired

Elio Schneeman, In February I Think
A “C” Press Publication, 1978
Ted Berrigan Editor
Cover Art by George Schneeman

Like finding Barry Sanders Score Rookie Card, 1989

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Chin Music: The Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series Featuring Lewis Warsh, Cecily Parks, and Zachary Sussman

Thursday, March 12th, 2009 @ 7:00 PMPacific Standard

Bar82 Fourth Avenue Brooklyn, NY (between St. Marks and Bergen Streets) email:

Please join us for the next evening of Chin Music, the Pacific Standard Poetry Reading Series. On March 12th, we are featuring three excellent poets: Lewis Warsh, Cecily Parks, and Zachary Sussman. Other writers to be featured in Chin Music this season include Sophie Cabot Black, Major Jackson, James Hoch, Anna Journey, Rebecca Keith, Oni Buchanan, and David Baker. Series curated by Colin Cheney.

Please note our earlier reading time of 7:00PM.Located on Fourth Avenue in downtown Brooklyn, near theAtlantic/Pacific subway hub, Pacific Standard is a literary barserving up eighteen microbrews on tap and cask (including both WestCoast and local breweries), fine wines and liquors, and tasty snackslike chips and salsa, and meat and cheese plates.

Lewis Warsh is the author of numerous books of poetry, fiction andautobiography, including THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD, TOUCH OF THE WHIP, AVENUE OF ESCAPE and TED’S FAVORITE SKIRT. He is co-editor of THEANGEL HAIR ANTHOLOGY, editor and publisher of United Artists Books, and director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Long IslandUniversity in Brooklyn. A new book, INSEPARABLE: POEMS 1995-2005, was published by Granary Books in 2008.

Cecily Parks is the author of FIELD FOLLY SNOW (University of GeorgiaPress/VQR Poetry Series, 2008) and the chapbook COLD WORK (PoetrySociety of America, 2005). She is a PhD candidate in English at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is working on a dissertation about swamps and American literature.

Zachary Sussman is the host and creator of the OnEarth Magazine poetry podcast, a publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council. In addition to serving as Poetry Editor for Small Anchor Press, he works as the Coordinator of New York University’s Graduate Program inCreative Writing. He lives in Brooklyn.

Uncalled for Readings: Joblin/Levi/Oliver/Schneiderman

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
7:00pm - 9:00pm
456 Bergen St.
(bet. Flatbush & 5th aves.)

Readings by


Letterpress cards by Woodside Press

As always
downstairs at Unnameable Books / free
Hosted by: Ari Banias & Danica Colic

The Good Things About America, a new anthology by Write Bloody

Write Bloody is a grassroots independent publisher based in NYC, LA, and Tennessee. Join Derrick Brown, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, Sparrow Hall, Paul G. Maziar, and Shappy as they read their contributions. With music by special guests. Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NY 10012. April 8th at 8pm. $8. For more info go to F/V to 2nd Ave or 6 to Bleecker St. On Bowery between Bleecker and Houston.

The Good Things About America is a book that, above all else, celebrates the enduring awesomeness of the United States of America. This is not meant to sound glib, ironic, or superior. Rather, what we imply is that despite every blind, deaf, and dumb thing America has done in its long and strange history- every misstep, unpunished crime, and lingering bias- there is still something honest, beautiful and hopeful about who we are as a country and as a people. This book serves as a historical document that uses poetry and prose to explore some of the visions for change, the modern glory, albeit broken or majestic, of this unbeatable rising landscape.

Derrick Brown, acclaimed poet and founder of the Write Bloody publishing company, is dedicated to bringing American poetry into rock and roll status. Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz, a native of Philadelphia, is the founder of the NYC-Urbana Poetry Slam and author of four books of poetry including Words In Your Face (Soft Skull Press). Sparrow Hall's short story Two Blue Wolves is being produced by Hydrogen Media. Brooklyn-based writer Paul G. Maziar's first book WHAT IT IS:WHAT IT IS in collaboration with artist Matt Maust is published by Write Bloody. Shappy manages the Bowery Poetry Club bar and writes poetry by the bottlefull.

Hosting between 20 and 30 shows a week, the Bowery Poetry Club (BPC) is proud of our place in the lineage of populist art: the Yiddish theater, burlesque, vaudeville, beat poetry, jazz, and punk that gave the Bowery its name. Located in HoBo at the corner of Houston and Bowery.