Literarisches Events (in and around Lawrence KS)

  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Spooner Hall, KU Campus.
  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Public Library. Sponsored by Raven Bookstore.
  • DENNIS ETZEL, JR. & RACHEL CROSS. Lawrence. Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • TONY TRIGILIO. Lawrence. Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, KU Campus. FREE.
  • CALEB PUCKETT & JUSTIN RUNGE. Lawrence. Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • BEN LERNER. Kansas City, MO. Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m., Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
  • KRISTIN LOCKRIDGE & ROBERT DAY. Lawrence. Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Abraham Lincoln 3

No, not some bad cyborg movie, but a poetry journal. The third issue branches out to include non-Flarfistas (non-card-carrying, anyway) such as Lyn Hejinian, Dodie Bellamy, Jim McCrary. And a superb longish poem by Robert J. Baumann - a sexy tic-tac poem, in fact.

I esp. like Bill Luoma's piece in same. It starts w/a reflection on William Gibson, but degenerates into a programming protocol - like the back of Susan Wheeler's Source Codes (by far the most interesting part of that book), but with more of a sense of the boredom of actually doing the work of writing code. As if to say, "you think computers are so cool? Well, you don't work in a cubicle . . ."

MariaAna: Whoa - that's a really freaky cover.
Joe: That's the idea.
MariaAna: Well, they cinched it.

Anyway, see the link to LIME TREE at right, to track it down.


Kasey Mohammad said...

Thanks for the mention, Joe! Just for the public record, there were plenty of non-flarfists in the first two issues as well: Alli Warren, CAConrad, Linh Dinh, Kevin Killian, Tao Lin, Rachel Zolf, Rachel Dakarian, Tim Yu, Brandon Brown, Matt McCloud, Sandra Simonds, Patrick Durgin, Joseph Massey, Jess Mynes, Rita Dahl, Cathy Eisenhower....

a.k.a. "Joe" said...

Point taken, Kasey - I don't have access to the membership rolls, so I shouldn't talk. That was more of an aesthetic judgment - viz., that the editorial outlook strikes me as broadening, in interesting ways - which in my book is almost always a good thing. It's a great mag - keep up the good work!