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Best Thing I’ve Read Today: 2014 Argos Poetry Calendar

2 Apr

The past two years, Argos Books–which is run by E.C. Belli, Iris Cushing, and Elizabeth Clark Wessel out of Brooklyn, NY–has released a limited-edition, monthly poetry calendar.

This year’s version contains poems by Kazim Ali, Sommer Browning, Christophe Casamassima, Don Mee Choi, Ryan Eckes, Farrah Field, Joan Kane, Bhanu Kapil, Rachel Levitsky, Anna Moschovakis, Jared White, and Simone White. The illustrations were drawn by Essye Klempner.

This month’s poem is Ryan Eckes’ “chase scene #10,” an image of which is below (click for a larger view):

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While we’re already in the fourth month of the year, consider ordering one of these wonderful artifacts to hang on your wall so that you may pencil-in (and not forget) trips to the tropical fish store and next your Laser Tag outing.

Best Thing I’ve Heard This Week: Eckes, Bellen, and Puglionesi

3 Oct

Furniture Press Books 2013 tour continues through next Tuesday, and below you can find clips from some of the events.

First, here’s Philadelphia poet Ryan Eckes, author of Old News, reading an excerpt from his “Chase Scene” series at the Albany Center Gallery in Albany, NY on Wednesday, October 02:

Here’s Martine  Bellen reading her poem “Smiling Oven,” from her most recent collection Wabac Machine:

And, finally, here’s one of Furniture Press Books’ newest authors Alicia Puglionesi reading a poem from her forthcoming chapbook at Pace University in upstate New York on Tuesday, October 1: