MMDRTfIPB: 1st 20 or so – roughing & drafting

April 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

  1. Indistinct Radio Chatter
  2. The Love Asylum
  3. Let Me Help You With That
  4. Hard Reboot: New & Selected Poems
  5. Red Shift Overtime
  6. The Auberjonis Fallacy
  7. Lovelocked
  8. The Stars Are Teeth
  9. Strong Imbalances
  10. Putting Words Back in the Mouths of Babes
  11. Latchkey Émigré
  12. Bury Me With My Money
  13. December Sparrow’s Return
  14. Hysteresis: Collected Poems
  15. Airlifting Texas: An Epithalamion
  16. All, Overlapping
  17. Shallowed Ground
  18. Meat Department Line One
  19. Scope Presents
  20. Phantom Crib Syndrome
  21. Have You Ever Seen Me in the Same Room with You?
  22. Sudden Outburst Radio

2500 Real Titles for Imaginary Poetry Books (the first 20 or so)

April 21, 2014 § Leave a comment

2500 Real Titles for Imaginary Poetry Books (the first 20 or so)

for Kathleen Ossip and John Gallaher

 

  1. Indistinct Radio Chatter
  2. The Love Asylum
  3. Let Me Help You With That
  4. Hard Reboot: New & Selected Poems
  5. Red Shift Overtime
  6. The Auberjonis Fallacy
  7. Lovelocked
  8. The Stars Are Teeth
  9. Strong Imbalances
  10. Putting Words Back in the Mouths of Babes
  11. Latchkey Émigré
  12. Bury Me With My Money
  13. December Sparrow’s Return
  14. Hysteresis: Collected Poems
  15. Airlifting Texas: An Epithalamion
  16. All, Overlapping
  17. Shallowed Ground
  18. Meat Department Line One
  19. Scope Presents
  20. Phantom Crib Syndrome
  21. Have You Ever Seen Me in the Same Room with You?

©2014 Dan Coffey

NPWM Day 7: Sonnet for Paypal

April 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Sonnet for Paypal

I stumbled on to grace and speed, when you left

your devotion to bloom in the mud. Your doubt has

since become an impasse. Secret ape experiments

might be breaking us in two; unflattering portraits of

each other in mirrors turned to face boards where

windows once… what? what does a window *do*?

 

Besides make us all wallet sized. The hill-ette has

become the home of Mole, Jr., and the hangman’s

on the lookout for a mountain. These are our word

salad days, with the dressing served on the side.

 

John, I… John! Stop painting photorealistic portraits

of Ren & Stimpy cartoons. Let’s get back to writing

the Twin Peaks pilot. You be Frost this time;

I’ll be Lynch.

 

 

Recently (and some not so recently) Received Books

December 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

Click titles for info

I Am My Own Betrayal

Reviews of most of these will be forthcoming in Poets Quarterly, Altered Scale, ForeWord Magazine, or this blog.

More LB@O Coming Soon…

December 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

It's true

Top 10 Poetry Books of 2012

December 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

What better way to kickstart a blog than a year-end list?

  1. Snowflake / Different Streets by Eileen Myles (Wave Books)
  2. A Mind Like This by Susan Blackwell Ramsey (Univ of Nebraska Press)
  3. Partyknife by Dan Magers (Birds, LLC)
  4. Listening for Earthquakes by Jasmine Dreame Wagner (Caketrain)
  5. To Embroider the Ground With Prayer by Teresa Scollon (Wayne State UP)
  6. As Long As Trees Last by Hoa Nguyen (Wave Books)
  7. Dear Jenny, We Are All Find by Jenny Zhang (Octopus Books)
  8. The Emily Dickinson Reader: An English-to-English Translation of Emily Dickinson’s Complete Poems by Paul Legault (McSweeney’s)
  9. Love, An Index by Rebecca Lindenberg (McSweeney’s)
  10. 2500 Random Things About Me Too by Matias Veigener (Les Figues Press)

Surprised that two of the ten are McSweeeney’s publications. I was going to say that My Rice Tastes Like the Lake by Tsering Wangmo Dhompa (Apogee Press) was my favorite of 2012 but apparently the publication date for that was 2011 (though I don’t think it was available until 2012 – so, honorable mention.)

*These are in no particular order, but #2 is hands down my favorite of 2012.

Newly Acquired Books from Buffalo

October 13, 2012 § Leave a comment

On my trip to Buffalo, 9/30 – 10/2, I managed to visit Talking Leaves Books and Rust Belt Books. Here’s what I got:

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