Friday, April 25, 2008

Rob Halpern & Thom Donovan Reading

Rob Halpern and Thom Donovan read to kick off the George Oppen Centennial Celebration in Buffalo at Rust Belt Books on 4/23/08.

Here's video of Rob Halpern:

And here's some of Thom Donovan:

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Tyrone Williams and Gina Myers

Tyrone Williams and Gina Myers read at Rust Belt Books on April 17, 2008. Here is Tyrone reading from his new book, On Spec:

And here's Gina Myers reading:

Anyhow, it was a great night, though we were all sad to say goodbye to Kevin Thurston, who's moving to DC.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Linda Russo and Lauren Shufran

Linda and Lauren read in Buffalo at Big Orbit Gallery last night. Here's some video of the event. Click on my flickr icon to the right to see photos.

First is Lauren reading from her manuscript, The Book of Epic Losses: A World History of Losers (Non-Victors), a kind of metrical tour de force, among other interesting things:

This is Linda reading from her book new book, Mirth, from Chax Press:

Friday, April 11, 2008

Catching Up on the Blog 6: Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

xexoxial editions
Originally uploaded by Michael_Kelleher
Moving back a few weeks -- the Buffalo Small Press Book Fair was a hit in its second year. Though there were more vendors this year, I think the attendance was relatively flat compared with last year, likely due to the fact it took place on Easter weekend. Got to see lots of old friends and to make a few new ones. I hadn't seen mIEKAL aND in several years and ended up spending much quality time with him and his partner cAMILLE bACOS, a filmmaker from Romania. You can see some of his xexoxial books to the right. Also got to see Rod Smith and Mel Nichols, Bill and Lisa Howe, Jay Millar, Kemeny Babineau, and Lauren Bender, Justin Sirois and Jamie Gaughran-Pe rez of the Baltimore/Narrow House Crew. Got to meet Gary Sullivan and Nada Gordon for the first time -- more on that in the next catching up post. After the event, 30 of us went to eat at India Gate in Buffalo, likely the largest single table they'd seen in a while. Great fun, anyhow, and you should all come next year.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Kenneth Goldsmith and Juliana Spahr

Kenneth Goldsmith and Juliana Spahr gave a great reading tonight at Hallwalls in Buffalo. Here are a couple of video clips. Sorry about the sound quality -- I shot it with my digital camera. This first one is of Juliana reading from a new work that takes her home town of Chillicothe, OH. This is section 3 of the poem, which I believe was 5 parts with an epilogue (or four with an epilogue).

And here's Kenny reading from, respectively, Weather, Sports and Traffic.

What a night!