Tuesday, September 26, 2006

What I managed to pick up this past week/weekend besides 2 colds

Crab Orchard Review: Writers on Food Spring/Summer 2003
VIA:Voices in Italian America. Fall 1995
the poker (A literary magazine out of Cambridge)2004
Delmar 7 (Out of St. Louis) Spring 1999

I do not read enough contemporary poetry. I am still stuck in
the past. Currently 1940-50's Mexico.

Have not quite made it to 2006 save friends and writers published
in spaces I wish to occupy.

I also picked up "My Venice" by Harold Brodkey because I have quite a thing
for Venice, sight unseen. Let us hope the book is enjoyable.

I am currently reading Durrell's Mountolive which I will post excerpts of when my hands are a bit more agreeable.

Monday, September 18, 2006

"A Public Space"

I submitted two poems to them yesterday
via their on-line submission page.

I only had two that I felt were ready
and one I still fussed over at the very last minute.

We will see what happens.

I have also finally found and was able to download
Torso by Sergio Martino.

I am a sucker for a good giallo.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Evergreen Review No. 7

I have only read two poems but I am not taken (yet) by Octovio Paz.
I am however enjoying Juan Rulfo's, From Pedro Paramo.

It was the hour when the children play in the streets in every village,
filling the afternoon with their shouts. When the walls still reflect
the yellow light of the sun.
At least that's what I saw in Sayula yesterday at the same hour. I also
saw the doves flying in the still air. They circled around and disappeared
over the rooftops, and the shouts of the children flew up like birds.

I know it is simple but sometimes simple works.

Flipping through the journal I learned two things:

1. You could pick up up a hell of a lot of good writing for $1.
2. You could buy a Thelonious Monk album for $4.98
(okay 3)

3. You could pick up a sweet pair of bongos for $6.95!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Just purchased this for $5! Was the best $5 I've spent in a while.

Evergreen Review
Vol. 2 No. 7 Winter 1959
"The Eye of Mexico"

Anand Lall - The Continuing Position of India
A special statement on India's foreign policy by its permanent delegate to the United Nations.

The Eye of Mexico

Octavio Paz - Todos Santos, Dia de Muertos
Octavio Paz - Two Poems
Juan Rulfo - From Pedro Páramo
Alí Chumacero - Two Poems
Elena Garro - A Solid House
Carlos Fuentes - The Life Line
Manuel Durán - Three Poems
Jaime García Térres - Two Poems
Ricardo Pozas A. - Juan Pérez Jolote, Part I
Marco Antonio Montes de Oca - Poem
José Luis Cuevas - The Cactus Curtain
Guadalupe Amor - My Mother's Bedroom
Esther McCoy - Felix Candela
Juan José Arreola - Nine Sketches
Jaime Sabines - Two Poems
Elena Poniatowska - Interview With Juan Soriano
Manuel Calvillo - Book of the Migrant
Miguel Léon-Portilla - A Náhuatl Concept of Art

Views and Reviews

Edwin Denby - Three Sides of Agon
Martin Williams - Thelonious Monk
Lysander Kemp - Fly Away, Little Dove
William Carlos Williams - E.E. Cummings
Kenneth Koch - St. John Perse's Nerw Poem
James Schuyler - Anthology of Mexican Poetry
Maurice Blanchot - Where Now? Who Now?
Frank O'Hara - About Zhivago and His Poems

Cover photograph by Martin Sameth
This issue contains 256 pgs.