Monday, May 18, 2009

Some Book Made of Forest Readings

My (Jared's) first book, Book Made of Forest, is just out from Salt Publishing. I'll be doing a couple of readings from it in Northern California, at these fine venues:

May 29th
w/Scott Inguito and David Highsmith
Canessa Gallery / 708 Montgomery St in San Francisco / 8pm
(This one's kind of a book release party)

June 19th
w/Scott Inguito
A New Cadence Reading Series / Santa Cruz / (more info forthwith)

June 25th
Second Time Around Books
524 W Main St
Merced, CA 95340
(209) 723-9521

Come see my voice. Info about the book is HERE

As a related issue, Salt Publishing's been having some intense financial struggles. If you've been looking for a good time to get some Salt in your cereal, this would be it. Check it:

Just One Book

Thank you from Jared.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

J. Moxley's Clampdown

That "Clampdown" is an incredible book - rhetorical, somehow distanced and utterly present in each of its extended scenarios and musings...this is major poetry. Her poem "The Occasion" encapsulates like nothing else I've read what it was like to live through the Bush era. This stands along Dugan's "When McCarthy Was a Wolf Among a Nation of Queer Queers" as a depiction of some history. Just breathtaking work.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Ugh, could somebody tell the poets to stop writing essays about language! Or essays about reviews! Let's be shamans and talk about the soul, or the frogs. I love Chad Sweeney's poem in the Coconut Magazine.

I don't know. At least be as useful as therapists, but less about you.