Sunday, April 14, 2013

Thurston Moore's new band, Chelsea Light Moving, referencing O'Hara and Burroughs.  I read recently some of their new material includes verses by John Donne.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Spring time and all

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds new album is on heavy rotation.  Seems a little short, but maybe it's because I want it to continue.

I'm also happy to share that I just finished Luivette Resto's Ascension, recently published by Tia Chucha Press.  The poems both sizzle and lure the reader toward quiet, and often times, not-so-quiet contemplation, as one tightens fists, laughs, or retreats toward the back room of solitude.  Among my favorites in this dynamic collection are "Unapologetic," "Sonnet for Our Lexicon," "Confessions of a Love Poem," "The Pendeja Syndrome," and the 5 page "Letters to a Young Latina Poet."  Luivette is a great reader of her work, and if she's ever at a venue near you, be sure to stop by. 

Sheryl Luna's Seven was just released by 3: A Taos Press.  Sheryl's previous collection, Pity the Drowned Horses, is phenomenal, a book I return to often. I can't wait to get my hands on her new one.

In today's LA Times, an article by Reed Johnson discusses LACMA's 'Asco' show at Mexico City museum.  Check out cool goods at Harry Gamboa's blog.

I've still been listening to Youth Lagoon's latest.  Damn, I wish I wrote this...

and this...