Tuesday, January 09, 2007

New favorite poets/poems

These guys were at the "Flarf" festival in Brooklyn last April. Flarf is a sort of movement in NYC of poets who are bent on creating the most un-poetic poems. Unfortunately what they end up writing is some pretty good stuff. (For more on Flarf check out the feature on JACKET)

Drew Gardner (BLOG) reads his most famous poem from his first book Petroleum Hat, called "Chicks Dig War" (it gets cut off in the very end, oh well). Sharon Mesmer (BLOG) reads four of hers, still haven't gotten her book, Half Angel, Half Lunch, but its at the top of my list. BTW these are posted on youtube by Jordan Davis, another favorite poet/blogger of mine, here's his BLOG.

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