Thursday, February 22, 2007


POEMS Online:
In DOUBLE ROOM #7, plus I just love Nin Andrews’ poem in this issue!!! It is really a great feeling to make it onto the inspiring site for Double Room, where I have a few poems from my now-under-submission manuscript Circuits alongside some really smashing works such as Nin Andrews amazing prose poems and selections by Stephen Ratcliffe! I also admire Double Room’s intros, written by editors Peter Connors & Mark Tursi, reflecting on notions of genre, & questions of where to place prose poems/flash fiction 5and Connor’s own home web site is worth thumbing through, too). The editors always encourage their authors to respond to a sentence by someone else on ideas about this exciting between-genre, and those are all really fun to read in this, their 7th issue. (Find: “Brain in a Box 1”, “Atomic Choreography 2” and “Brain in a Box 2” on Double Room, Winter 2007, issue 7.
Issue 7 at:

New Poems In PRINT:
American Letters & Commentary 2006 includes my poem “Coda” alongside an excellent array of work, including poems by Kurt Brown, Xue Di, both poetry and visual work by Barbara Guest, theme work on “Fear” by Jena Osman, Andrew Kozma and much more! Order a copy through

Los Angeles Review—See the recent issue, N°3, in which one of my poems “It was a wedding of Strangers…” (dedicated to Sophie Calle & Anne Lauterbach) appears alongside many of my fellow Parisian Americans, thanks to Cecilia Woloch getting us to get our work back over all the way to the coastline of lovely California! The review, produced by Red Hen Press, is beautiful, large format with a diverse range of work.

Diner Magazine—inaugurating its annual, larger issues, Diner includes my poem “Theorizing about Theorizing”. A great magazine out of MA, one to support and keep your eye on (not because of my work, but because of the editors and all they are doing!!!) subscribe or order online via:

Review of Marilyn Hackers “Essays on Departure: Selected Poems” forthcoming in Tears in the Fence, UK, summer 2007.

Book Review: “Eclectic Directions: Jennifer K Dick reviews Anabranch by Andrew Zawacki.” Jacket Magazine, Australia, July 2006.

older PROSE and, yep, some recipes in:
Jack Mackerel 9.0: All-Food Edition 2005, Seattle. Story,“The Regime”(3p) alongside some fun work by John Parker and many others at:


Hey all--

There are a ton, but here are a few books I would like to recommend as you snuggle down for wintery hot chocolates (spiked with a generous dash of brandy or peppermint schnapps!)

Laura Mullen's MURMUR (Futurepoem Books, 2007) : exciting language, lush with natural landscapes, scattered thoughts, motives, seascape, this poetry-crime book stretches all our notions of genre, is captivating, smart and also beautifully printed/bound. A must-read, and for fun re-read Poe's "A Telltale Heart" with Mullen's subsection of the same title!

Alice Notley's ALMA OR THE DEAD WOMEN (Granery Books, 2006): Again, exciting language, all of Alice's own, "a mythopoetic structure" says Mark Irwin correctly in his blurb. This massive volume could easily keep you inspired and reflecting on Notley's characters and their world, but also our own, your and my place in it, etc.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson's LUG YOUR CARELESS BODY OUT OF THE CAREFUL DUSK (University of IA Press, 2006) Wilkinson's title already introduces the language you will find here, captivating, unique, mysterious, broken. This "poem in fragments" is like scenes through a viewfinder, not quite but almost piecing together, like memory.

Anne Carson's DECREATION (Vintage, 2005) This is another brilliant book from Carson, I loved reading on the edge of sleep in a train on my way to Berlin her "Every exit is an entrance (in priase of sleep)". Always alive, startling us by trying new forms, this is a book to revel in!

Danielle COLLOBERT's works by Norma Cole!

Claude ROYET-JOURNOUD's work "theory of prepositions" by Keith Waldrop (out with La Presse, 2006)

Marie Borel's “Wolftrot” Translated into English by Sarah Riggs and Omar Berrada.

DANTE: return to Ciardi's translation of the INFERNO for a good winter read!

GOETHE: pairs well with the Dante. I am reading Gérard de Nerval's version in French.

OVID: again, a never-tire-of-this read, Metamorphoses, I liked Rolfe Humphries translation.

Zadie Smith's WHITE TEETH (Penguin, 2000) is good, engagin, with lively characters--and the first 7 pages are simply great!

Richard Powers THE GOLD BUG VARIATIONS is a book I have yet to recover from, lyrically written, captivating and thought-provoking tale of loves then and now, a book to pair with listening to the various Goldberg recodings. Powers also has a new book I hear is FAB too!!!