Tuesday, April 10, 2007

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:

Milk bottle
admiral's walk
radio towers
channel 7 eyewitness
small promontories
pointing up and blinking
lake pours into river
mouth wide open
[12:44 am]
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?



Blogger Tawrin said...

Who recorded the event? What was the planning committee doing? Wasn't the next SOSM supposed to be a document of ECSII?

(Though KATKO got some video, the audio probably blows.)

CD sounds good.

3:23 AM  
Blogger Aaron Lowinger said...

love to
be real easy
kind of easy

9:27 PM  
Blogger 1-51 said...

house press cd, of course.

yes, quite enthused about such a thing.

right quick, post-haste.

i either have been at work on this or will begin work soon. let's do it, i'm with you mike.

interviews, sound poetry, live recordings from legendary readings, tunes? we've got options, homebodies.

eric u.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Gelsinger said...

CD? We need a whole box set!

I'm very much in.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Gelsinger said...

How come we kinda half communicate through this blog when we really use email? I love us!

We should even stop using email. Only phone, in person, or in mail. But as for the cd, Damian and I are recording all the time.

8:57 PM  
Blogger 1-51 said...

good question gelsinger.

i'm working on stuff too, i've got the reading from my house, some sound poetry in the works, and i'm trying to track down michael slosek because i want to interview him about the history of drill magazine.

does anyone know about drill issue zero? i'm not kidding about this, i actually have a copy of drill zero somewhere. it's a fascinating vestige, almost like a glitch in the house press source code. i want to know more about this!


6:35 PM  
Blogger 1-51 said...

Dear Erics,

Drill 0 predates the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ask Aaron Lowinger about it, he's in it, and a brilliant poet, you may know his work.



10:21 AM  

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