I got off work late and stuck in traffic so I missed some of Iskandrian's words, but what I caught was funny and moving. Tynes read poems about Tesla and Edison. Wells read a magical section from the forthcoming book Fox Force Five (Paper Hero Press/ Dogzplot).
All in all.
I'm almost finished reading Everything here is the best thing ever by Justin Taylor. The book has some real gems in it, definitely worth reading, buying, etc.
This book has one of my all time favorite poems in it. Gravity. Buy this book. Read it. Devour it.*
If you don't believe me, here's a blurb:
Amputation of person, amputation of limb, amputation of smaller and smaller shapes of cells. Into his sentences David Peak fits deleted frames from wonderful films we saw once half-asleep, that time asleep on the sofa in that room we would have paid more attention to if we'd known we weren't going to be back there these years later. A warm familiar butting hard up against a terror that fills sofa pillows and cabinets right there, rarely opened. A new kind of hair. A sublime and everpresent surface tension, most definitely, in all best things, of which this book called Surface Tension is certainly, magnificently, one.
— Blake Butler
You can buy it from Amazon or directly from BlazeVox (the better option) for a $15 donation.
I received a copy of David Peak's book of poems, Surface Tension, (BlazeVOX) in the mail the other day. The power of David's poetry is in the "bigger picture." His poetry is concerned with resonance, continual vibration, and decay. I plan on writing more about this book soon.
Peak's Museum of Fucked is almost sold out. $7
I need examples of Hybridity.