Hey Mike is there a one stop poetry megasite where I can 1) go to read cool poetics essays by everybody from C.D Wright to Laura Glenum, 2) catch up on reviews of books out from presses like City Lights, 3) watch videos of shit like Joshua Clover getting kicked out of a bank, 4) scan all the current poetry news that stays news and otherwise, 5) dive into a nicely manageable monthly poetry journal that features one poem by three people per issue, especially if those people are like Noelle Kocot or something, and 6) speaking of people also maybe find smart interviews with people like Tyrone Williams? Also it would help if this online poetry megasite were based out of the American desert. Like not the proverbial American desert but some actual sand and shit. Like also if the site were designed to be as clean and navigable as a desert highway.
Hi Mike, that’s weird that’s what you want because that’s actually exactly something Sara Renee Marshall and Joshua Marie Wilkinson invented December 11, 2011 and launched on January 1st, 2012. And it’s based out of Arizona.
Oh cool, I like them. What is this thing called?
Awesome. Also why is there a light on your water pitcher that flashes different colors depending on filter age?
I have no idea, but it’s terrifying and soothing in equal measures.
Yeah, yeah, ‘equal measures,’ boring, whatever Mike, if you’re so fucking smart why don’t you go talk to yourself using some bloated smart person prepositional phrases like ‘that which’ while I actually do something with my life like checking out The Volta.
Sorry just kidding Mike I know how you need relentlessly undiluted adoration all the time so don’t worry I still love you.
Wow I didn’t think you could put exclamation marks after emoticons, that’s really kind of a new low, please don’t ever talk to me again.
Don’t forget to tune in right here tonight at 9 PM Eastern (that’s 6 on the west coast) to see Joshua Marie Wilkinson read live from his forthcoming Selenography, with special guests, q/a, etc. In the meantime, if you haven’t checked out the latest edition of Josh’s Rabbit Light Movies, you’ve got some watching to do.
Two new I’m super excited about, coming soon from Sidebrow Books, do a get! … …
Collages by Alexis Anne Mackenzie
104 pages, 6×8 full color, perfectbound, $20
“A bellow that is not a bucket. A bucket that is not a bone. There is wisdom in slipping into oceans. Into those wider organs horning. The way churches slip into twilight. Stone after stone. See the plaything on the mantel. I lean toward the paintings. See the baby fastened on the mast. I lean toward the window. See the sea, see the ship, see the ship’s low hull. See the winding of vowels by the function of the fist.”
For a preview of On Wonderland & Waste, go to http://www.sidebrow.net/books/wonderland-amp-waste
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Polaroids by Tim Rutili
103 pages, 6×8 full color, perfectbound, $20
“an owl breaks the
fold a cut tree spills
a soft crutch
a freezer stocked
to myself in these very woods.”
For a preview of Selenography, go to http://www.sidebrow.net/books/selenography
Both books are available until March 31 at a special discounted rate of $30 for the pair, 25 percent off the cover price.
On Wonderland & Waste, featuring full-color collages by Alexis Anne Mackenzie, and Selenography, featuring full-color Polaroids from Califone’s Tim Rutili, are also available separately for $18, a 10 percent preorder discount.