Friday, February 22, 2008

Now Available: Out of Light, by Joseph Massey


By a stalk of
bramble thrust

up from brush
that skirts this

cliff ledge—
a humming-

bird hovers

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Praise for Out of Light

I read Out of Light straight through (rare for a book of poems) when it arrived late yesterday: and again (rarer still) this morning; focusing different facets of the prisms. The echo I felt was a memory of the pleasure of beginning Merrill Gilfillan's Magpie Rising -- dispassionate language that shares a passionate view. That I was driven to learn more of the history, geography and politics of Humboldt County is a bonus. With this collection Massey has removed the last traces of clutter and lets emotion dance to nature.

--Tom Raworth

For those familiar with Joe Massey’s work, Out of Light should continue to impress with a particular eye, and an equally particular ear, for the sensual or sensate. If it is true that the observer always alters the observed through the very act of measure, then Massey has certainly made an art of such alterations through the singular event of the poem. “No ideas / but in things,” Williams might say, but this no longer suffices. “A thrust of // things— / a world— / words—// crush / against / the margin of you” says Massey, and throughout this collection of exacting poems one is apt to experience a tension between how the poet’s world acts upon him, and how the poet acts upon his world, wherein the consequence of every act is measure itself. In Out of Light, there are no ideas but in such interactivity, an interactivity that bespeaks Joe Massey speaking. For those unfamiliar with his work, you will want to listen. And for those familiar with his work, you will want to listen—again. And again.

--Christopher Rizzo

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

New: The Physical Poets Vol. 2

Brand new volume of "The Physical Poets" from Lil' Norton.

Edited by Mathew Timmons and Harold Abramowitz of Los Angeles, CA.

Including the work of:
Harold Abramowitz
Amanda Ackerman
Stan Apps
Joseph Mosconi
Ara Shirinyan
Jane Sprague
Mathew Timmons

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Monday, February 18, 2008

The Jungle

A collaboration between Rope-a-Dope Press and The So and So Series, The Jungle is a handbound anthology of the first eighteen Manila Broadsides. Stop by the blog for more info, or email us at

13" x 11", hardcover, Coptic binding. Featuring So and So poets Shafer Hall, Cecily Parks, Ravi Shankar, Dan Boehl, Dan Hoy, Gina Myers, Michael Carr, C.S. Carrier, Lori Shine, Phil Cordelli, Hazel McClure, Keith Newton, Douglas Hahn, Daniel Magers, Maya Pindyck, Andrea Baker, Jennifer Bartlett, and Reb Livingston; and artists Anna Trzaska, James Weinberg, Catherine Bourassa-Hebert, Sadie Bliss, Robert daVies, and Nik Gulacsik.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Forklift, Ohio #18 (Winter 2008) Now Available

Aaron Balkan, Adam Clay, Adam Fell, Alexis Orgera, Amanda Nadelberg, Ann Stephenson, Bo McGuire, Chad Sweeney, Charlie Clark, Christina Clark, Dean Young, Dobby Gibson, Dorothea Lasky, Dustin Williamson, Erin M. Bertram, Evan Commander, G.C. Waldrep, James Longenbach, Jeremy Hoevenaar, Jillian Weise, Jim Goar, Lindsay Bernal, Lori Shine, Lucas Farrell, Matthew Rohrer, Maud Casey, Michael Schiavo, Mike Shaffer, Peter Davis, Rachel Contreni Flynn, Sally Ball, Timothy O'Keefe, Todd Colby, and Virgil Renfroe. Featuring cover art by Elizabeth Zechel.

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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Model Homes, issue 2

Lil' Norton is proud to present, Model Homes issue 2, now yours to discover. Join us in experiencing the benchmark configurations of

Dorothy Trujillo Lusk
Lawrence Giffin
Tan Lin
Judith Goldman
Kit Robinson
Robert Fitterman
Carla Harryman
Jennifer Scappettone
Tao Lin
Louis Cabri
Seth Landman
Catriona Strang & Nancy Shaw

Individual issue and Subscription orders are now available through the Model Homes website. All correspondence, support, and inquiries welcome.

8.5 x 7, 64p, saddle stitched, made with love.
edited by Marie Buck & Brad Flis
issn# 1938-8136
a Lil' Norton production