Publishers Weekly review of Hiccups

Woke up to this wonderful review, from the PW website:

“In this satisfying second Autobiomythography collection (after Autobiomythography & Gallery), Pan hits the ground running with brief snapshots of life in the U.S.—and later the world—that hover in the same emotional sphere as haiku. Through Pan’s striking cinematography and use of perspective, readers see how “bugs practice shadow puppets/ behind the green leaf” in vivid close-up and experience in panorama the “sad, lived-in silence” of places like Anchorage, Alaska. In terms of autobiography and mythos, Pan hits the clearest notes when reconciling with his own place in time, as in the startling sequence “Nineteen Years After My Nineteenth Year,” which opens with a “Mayfly/ in my coffee, stroking/ (goddamnit) down my throat” and closes with the listless observation that “every city is a Seurat/ & no city as well.” Along the way, Pan alights on tercets that blend hilarity, apathy, bemusement, and love for his adopted home of N.Y.C. The ambitious final sequence, “NyQuil™ Lucid Fever Lucky Dream Light Emporium,” makes optimal use of his tercets while he devilishly blurs the line between dashes and chemical bonds. This clever and fascinating take on organic chemistry makes a perfect closer. Pan’s latest presents new rewards with each reading.”

“The Poem” – New pamphlet out from Greying Ghost Press

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Got a buck? Then you can grab a new pamphlet of my poem “The Poem,” released by Greying Ghost Press.

From their description: “Not just The Poem but Thee Poem. One that featured both the “pained cry from the city’s boiling vortex” and “the lone cricket barking from a rusted Buick.” If you say ‘Damn!” to that, you would be well within your right.

Quartered 8.5×14 laser printed pamphlet available individually or free with purchase of one of our chapbooks! If you own or know of a shop which would like to carry our pamphlets feel free to contact us!”

Final Conference for Infinite Record

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For the past 2 years, I’ve been attending conferences all over northeast Europe, in celebration of the work of 3 artists, where academics, artists, & writers showcase their own work or speak to one idea or another in relation to the art/act of archiving. This was the final conference, held at MIT in Boston. The others were held at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, York-St John in England, & Kiel University in Germany. The artists were Wen Hui, a dance choreographer/performer/installation artist who I spent a nice cold day walking a short Norwegian coastline with, Arnold Dreyblatt, a composer/installation artist who set a short work on some folks in Kiel, having us read from strange texts in a verbal/voice-musical/light installation work, & finally dancer/theorist/director Louise Höjer, who is a collaborator with artist Tino Sehgal.

In 2015, in conjunction with NTA, I’ll be publishing a book on these adventures, a compilation of works by some of those people who attended the conferences & found they had something to contribute to the idea of archiving, this idea of a record being kept. There was an amazing array of speakers & artists at these conferences–Claire Hind, Gary Winter, Jay Scheib, Anna Kohler, Petra Meyer, Josh Lubin-Levy, Ingrid Jungermann–along with Karmenlara Ely & Maria Magdalena Schwaegermann, who are responsible for envisioning this project after reading Ivetta Gerasimchuk’s now famous essay, “The Dictionary of Winds.”

I’ll update this site when it becomes available.

Acting debut on “F to 7th”

I’m on internet TV!

Check out this first episode of the second season of Ingrid Jungermann’s “F to 7th,” a homonuerotic series of webisodes, where I play a Jehovah’s Witness beside across from Annette O’Toole. If you haven’t watched season 1, I highly recommend it…

 

 

Hyperallergic Poetry Reading Series

I’m proud to be announcing the Hyperallergic Poetry Reading Series, in which I will be choosing interesting locations for readings by poets published in Hyperallergic. The inaugural reading will be hosted by Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, with readesrs Joanna Fuhrman, Dan Magers, Debora Kuan, & Ana Božičević.

I wrote a Hyperallergic piece about taking on the job as Poetry Editor, with a bit of social history & a smidgen of ars poetica.

Also: HYPERALLERGIC IS NOW OPEN FOR POETRY SUBMISSIONS!

Yes, after receiving many requests, we’ve opened ourselves up to submissions. You can email 3-5 poems in a pdf or doc to poetry (at) hyperallergic.com.

 

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The Final Sleeping Bag Run of Winter

“Spring has come to New York. We have 20 sleeping bags left, which means that we gave 30 away to people who are homeless & to homeless shelters. Instead of handing the remaining 30 off to shelters, we have decided to hold onto them until next season. Although I’m not feeling great at having not handed out every single bag, I do think that we—my friends who helped along the way, those who went on runs, donating their time & cars, my wife, & I—have made a small difference in some people’s lives this winter.”

Read more at: brooklynartists.tumblr.com