Monday, December 17, 2007

Some Books I Read While You Were Sleeping

I was lucky to have read two really good books recently. One is HAZARD by Jake Kennedy, put out by Book Thug Press. It's kind of about famous people dying. I especially like the Beckett chapter, but they all are quite awesome. Totally worth ten dollars at Pegasus Downtown.

I also read DRUNKARD BOXING by Linh Dinh. I have heard it's outta print, which is very unfortunate. Singing Horse Press should reprint it or something. I read it to remember why I am a fan of Linh Dinh's work. I have read a few more recent poems of his that I didn't like, and his work is difficult to talk about, so I won't go into why I think I don't like the new stuff. I was surprised to find that many people I know don't know who Linh Dinh is. If you haven't read one of his books, you are doing yourself a horrible injustice. You should buy BORDERLESS BODIES or AMERICAN TATTS. You will like them.

I saw and waved at Judith Goldman at the SFMOMA. She is always nice to me. So I took another look at VOCODER, and I still like it very much. I think it might end up being one of my favorite books of poetry.
The power died, and I was all middle ages for the whole day yesterday. Walked around in the rain.

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