posts tagged "poetry"

I’m reading in bloomington in a few hours at the root cellar w/ dan hogan (via australia), michelle gottschlich, more

I’m reading in bloomington in a few hours at the root cellar w/ dan hogan (via australia), michelle gottschlich, more

Jordan Castro & I wrote think tank for human beings in general together in 2009. It is now online in its entirety to read, annotate, & ‘pyong’ at Poetry Genius.Physical copies are also available here.

Jordan Castro & I wrote think tank for human beings in general together in 2009.

It is now online in its entirety to read, annotate, & ‘pyong’ at Poetry Genius.

Physical copies are also available here.

the bookstore / president’s day

a customer at the bookstore today laughed when i told them the total of the ~11 items they were buying

i didn’t know why they laughed

there is a person who comes in every shift i work who has never bought anything

today the person started talking to me but only said ‘hi’ and ‘thanks’

ppl can’t poop at the bookstore b/c our plumbing is bad

there is a sign on the toilet that says “please do NOT poop here, our plumbing cannot handle it, thank you’

one time a person came out of the bathroom and whispered to me ‘i didn’t see the sign…’

i don’t get paid to work at the bookstore

sometimes ppl call and ask if we have a book

i look up the book in our inventory

if we don’t have it i say something like ‘mm looks like we don’t have that one right now’

sometimes i also say ‘do you want us to special order it for you’ depending on how the person sounds, i think

like if they seem kind

ppl try to sell us used books, which is something we do

some ppl want me to buy them from them right away, which we don’t do

we have a ‘used book buyer’ person who comes in once a week to do that, i say

some ppl get angry or confused and firmly pack up the books they had just gently placed on the counter

most of the books ppl bring in to sell are really not good books / not in good condition

sometimes they are moldy or smell like animal pee

other ppl understand and say ‘okay a week is fine, thank you’

i look at prison database websites

i look at facebook

i look at gmail

i send my sister a youtube video via gmail

i talk to the mail person sometimes

he didn’t come in today b/c it is president’s day

he has the day off

i hope he is relaxing and enjoying not walking / driving around delivering other people’s documents

if i have to poop i put up a sign that says ‘be back in 5 mins’ and lock up and walk to the food co-op down the alley

softriver:

Richard Wehrenberg Jr. at the Soft River Reading Series - 1/25/14

3 new poems

Tour’s over / raw vegan single dads return to the real world

Tour’s over / raw vegan single dads return to the real world

Reading in Indianapolis this Saturday, as part of January reading tour w/ Alex Mussawir and Jordan Castro.  Thanks, Wendy!

Reading in Indianapolis this Saturday, as part of January reading tour w/ Alex Mussawir and Jordan Castro.  Thanks, Wendy!

After hours open mic reading at Boxcar Books, part of our new open mic second sundays reading series, unofficially titled After Hours w/ Richard.  

After hours open mic reading at Boxcar Books, part of our new open mic second sundays reading series, unofficially titled After Hours w/ Richard.  

We still don’t have a word for
Simulated drowning in
Embedded streams

Ben Lerner — “Mean Free Path”
monsterhousepress:

HI WE ARE THROWING OUR FIRST LITERATURE FESTIVAL IN THE WOODS IN OHIO
WOULD LUV TO SEE YOU THURRR

maltwhitmanohio:
MONSTER HOUSE PRESS invites you to MALT WHITMAN: OHIO’S LITERATURE, HOMEBREW, & CAMPING FESTIVAL!Over the course of the weekend, attendees will have a chance to see and hear an eclectic and talented group of contemporary writers read poetry, prose, short stories and more at Lake Hope State Park. A handful of Ohioans and regional friends will make their best efforts on some homebrew to swap and share. Attendees are welcome to bring their own to trade and share as well.The readings at Malt Whitman will take place on and around the grounds of Lake Hope State Park with designated areas and times marked on a map that will be available online prior to the event and at the event. The hope is to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible! Writing too. And also beer. We will gather for the love of independent literature and the ways it unfurls our lives and tangles them together.In the case of inclement weather, we will host the readings inside of a rented cottage near the park. Saturday breakfast and dinner as well as Sunday breakfast and coffee will be provided. Please bring snacks and items that keep well to sustain and share.
Please note: alcohol is allowed only at camp sites and the official Malt Whitman Cottage on Lake Hope State Park grounds. Please respect the park rules!
This is our first attempt at having this gathering. We would love to have you! READERS
Benjamin Bernthal Bella BravoBrianna DearestRyan J. EilbeckAlex Mussawir Tess Pugsley Wendy Lee SpacekRyan StarinskyMallory WhittenRichard Wehrenberg, Jr.
More readers TBA!
READING TIMES / LOCATIONS TBA10/4, Friday night - 7pm-9pm (location TBA)10/5, Saturday morning - 11am -1pm (location TBA)10/5, Saturday night - 7pm -9pm (homebrew swap / after party, 9:30 pm - ??) (location TBA)10/6, Sunday morning - Coffee, breakfast and goodbyes (location TBA)QUESTIONS? monsterhousepress@gmail.com


THING IM DOING SOON

monsterhousepress:

HI WE ARE THROWING OUR FIRST LITERATURE FESTIVAL IN THE WOODS IN OHIO

WOULD LUV TO SEE YOU THURRR

maltwhitmanohio:

MONSTER HOUSE PRESS invites you to MALT WHITMAN: OHIO’S LITERATURE, HOMEBREW, & CAMPING FESTIVAL!

Over the course of the weekend, attendees will have a chance to see and hear an eclectic and talented group of contemporary writers read poetry, prose, short stories and more at Lake Hope State Park. A handful of Ohioans and regional friends will make their best efforts on some homebrew to swap and share. Attendees are welcome to bring their own to trade and share as well.

The readings at Malt Whitman will take place on and around the grounds of Lake Hope State Park with designated areas and times marked on a map that will be available online prior to the event and at the event. The hope is to enjoy the outdoors as much as possible! Writing too. And also beer. We will gather for the love of independent literature and the ways it unfurls our lives and tangles them together.

In the case of inclement weather, we will host the readings inside of a rented cottage near the park. Saturday breakfast and dinner as well as Sunday breakfast and coffee will be provided. Please bring snacks and items that keep well to sustain and share.

Please note: alcohol is allowed only at camp sites and the official Malt Whitman Cottage on Lake Hope State Park grounds. Please respect the park rules!

This is our first attempt at having this gathering. We would love to have you! 

READERS

Benjamin Bernthal 
Bella Bravo
Brianna Dearest
Ryan J. Eilbeck
Alex Mussawir 
Tess Pugsley 
Wendy Lee Spacek
Ryan Starinsky
Mallory Whitten
Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.

More readers TBA!

READING TIMES / LOCATIONS TBA

10/4, Friday night - 7pm-9pm (location TBA)
10/5, Saturday morning - 11am -1pm (location TBA)
10/5, Saturday night - 7pm -9pm (homebrew swap / after party, 9:30 pm - ??) (location TBA)
10/6, Sunday morning - Coffee, breakfast and goodbyes (location TBA)

QUESTIONS? 
monsterhousepress@gmail.com

THING IM DOING SOON

READING FUCKING POEMS / SNIPPETS OF SCRAWLINGS FROM MY NOTEBOOKS ON JULY 15TH WITH CHICAGO HOMIES AND BELLA, YO

READING FUCKING POEMS / SNIPPETS OF SCRAWLINGS FROM MY NOTEBOOKS ON JULY 15TH WITH CHICAGO HOMIES AND BELLA, YO