some poetry, politics & what have you

Monday, September 29, 2008

i would think our new ungovernable writer needs no introduction. she had her collected poems About Now published by the national poetry foundation last year & Loose Renditions as a pdf chap from coyote's journal

ladies & gentlemen, i happily bring you

Permission by the Horns by Joanne Kyger

should you have problems downloading that or any other of our chaps you may check out a newly added note below the titles on the u p blog

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

chris rizzo's playing the amplitudes is now out & downloadable from blazeVOX. i suggest you go read it while i try to write something sensible about it, either here or elsewhere, later

Friday, September 19, 2008

for those of you who read spanish ediciones encuentros imaginarios & revista encuentro virtual, both run by roberto mascaró, could be interesting. the revista includes five prose poems of mine both in the original english & (later) in spanish translations by roberto, for which i want to publicly & belatedly thank him

also while waiting to hear back from the poet about the next ungovernable chap i posted another of my own little things. this one is called mispell & was written during a slow night-shift at work about a week ago

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

my translator's copy of issue T of taiga arrived in the mail today. it's completely beautiful. i've only glanced through it so far, but a lot of the stuff inside seems really interesting. i have a translation of a poem by tomas ekström in there

it appears the issue is sold out. just so you know

Monday, September 15, 2008

a new batch of books is out from mark young's otoliths. including adam fieled's when you bit...

Thursday, September 11, 2008

el once

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

i just came across this poem by rae armantrout (might i suggest updating that author page?)

Thursday, September 04, 2008

i am pleased to announce the new ungovernable press chapbook

JAM> by paul siegell

this is, among other things, a short study in some ways of using the printed page. to the extent where the font size had to be kept small enough not to fuck with the formatting. this is an extended jam-session ranging from WCW-spoofs to political rage. this feels like improvisation but a closer look reveals that it's not. this is

now, on another, but closely related, note as this is the tenth ungovernable book. despite the fact that a 70-30 majority of the writers (mostly poets) i have invited to submit are women, all but one who have yet sent a manuscript in response are men, in fact all but two who have responded at all are. you guessed it

through the open submissions i've received fifteen manuscripts by men & two by women. so, although 5 of the 7 (not counting myself) poets i've published are men that doesn't mean that only men send manuscripts i like, but that almost only men send manuscripts, period

although i'm really happy with each of the books i've had the pleasure of publishing, i'm not happy with this gender imbalance. so, what to do?

maybe this will work

FOR THE REST OF SEPTEMBER I WILL READ OPEN SUBMISSIONS BY WOMEN ONLY. ye unsolicited men will have to wait until october to get my attention

this, of course, doesn't apply to anyone i've invited, who will get my attention as soon as i have time to give it