Electric City, Front Park, Arrow
For the small press book fair that took place in Buffalo a few weeks ago, some of us made little books specially for the event. Made in a run of 50, Lowinger's poems in Front Park sprawl across the landscape of Buffalo's lake front. One of the disappointments for me was that I didn't get to hear Aaron read from this book on Friday - he choosing to sing a Leadbelly inspired tune instead. Here's a taste from that book:
channel 7 eyewitness
pointing up and blinking
lake pours into river
mouth wide open
lower terrace lamprey
streetlights cut on
got teeth for fingers
Another book in a run of 50, mine and Luke Daly's By the Weight of an Arrow, which is made up of a poem I wrote in response to some of Luke's visual work, and collages Luke made in response to the poem.
I was greatly impressed with the series of readings that took place on Friday and Saturday, but the one that stood out the most for me was Tawrin Baker's reading. When Tawrin reads I always feel like I'm being led to a very strange place. And when Aaron reads, I feel like I'm getting hit with a bath of NyQuil and Kerosene. Anyone up for doing a House Press CD?