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Lord Carnarvon & the Death of the Flyer April 18, 2013: A few months ago I was asked to contribute some Auguste Press books for Luke Daly’s small press library he’s building at The Annex in Chicago. After an hour of searching for the books in my closet I started to imagine I was in the antechamber of Tutankhamen’s tomb. There was no white lotus chalice or leopard’s head, but I did find a [...]
Floyd & Uyen Against ‘The World’ February 19, 2013: So, we're still at the Comet, perhaps thinking through an atmosphere that I described before, a dazzling sky of unknowable pleasures & speeds, losing control while also piloting wild dirigibles of affect & thought. We're at the Comet right here in Cincinnati, & as such we're in The World, Capital's temporary regency that yields up [...]
I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard January 25, 2013: Matt Wolf, a Brooklyn–based documentary filmmaker recently completed a short filmic portrait I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard. Brainard was a visual artist and poet whose collages and drawings often engaged with popular culture and emphemerality. Among poets, he is best known for I Remember (1975), a long, lyric prose-poem. On Artforum, [...]
Joe Brainard Film! August 8, 2012: Check this out! I Remember: A Film About Joe Brainard. Go here for more info, and preview the film below.
No Longer Shrouded in Legend: Granary Books Republishes Bean Spasms May 29, 2012: So it turns out Ted Berrigan was exceedingly good with these landmark collaborations. Did you know that the highly desired Bean Spasms is back in print? "Ted Berrigan, Joe Brainard and Ron Padgett's BEAN SPASMS is the defining publication of the 1960s literary/Pop scene in New York. Originally published in 1967 by Kulchur Press in an edition [...]
Albert Mobilio Reviews The Collected Poems of Joe Brainard + Listen to “Van Gogh” May 8, 2012: Albert Mobilio reviews The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard for the current issue of Bookforum. "Smartly edited by his lifelong friend Ron Padgett, the collection demonstrates that this unlikely success was no fluke." Of Brainard's I Remember, Mobilio writes: "Drawing on his dadaist and surrealist experiments in art and infusing their [...]
I Remember Joe Brainard March 21, 2012: Hot on the heels of this beautiful book comes this beautiful website full of Joe Brainard memorabilia and video remembrances from the likes of Ann Lauterbach, Ron Padgett, Robert Pinsky and a host of others. Yes, yes, yes.
The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard IS HERE February 24, 2012: Hooray! We still want to train up to Bard for Joe / Brains / Lamar, but in the meantime, we can totally read The Collected Writings of Joe Brainard, which hits bookstores March 29 and is available NOW from the Library of America warehouse at 25% off plus free shipping (!!). Here's the Table of Contents. And more information on the book, [...]
Worth a Trip: Multi-Format Joe Brainard Program at Bard February 9, 2012: The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College (CCS Bard) in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, has got some required viewing for you Joe Brainard fans. They are presenting (opened on Feb. 1), over the course of two months, Joe / Brains / Lamar, "a multi-format program addressing questions of archive, memory, and the genealogy of queer culture." [...]
New Blank Document December 7, 2009: I remember being lazy and stupid and nonetheless curious. I remember the Optionists, the Actualists, the Pre-Born Bag of Chipists, the Expos, and the Typing Wild Speechists. I remember white roaches, making myself puke, digging through trash for empty cartons to fill with hydrant sprinkler water, letting myself be bit by a toothless dog at age [...]