10 January 2012
Favorite Things 2011: C.J. Martin
What made it possible for me to focus for extended periods in a very distracted, preoccupied 2011, in no particular order:
Susan Howe's That This & the most recent Grubbs collaboration, Frolic Architecture. They make that poem shockingly legible.
Howe's Pacifica Radio shows on PennSound, especially the interview w/Helen Adam.
Helen Adam's correspondence w/Robert Duncan.
Sarah Campbell's Words with Dürer (blog).
Norma Cole's 14000 Facts & To Be At Music.
Robert Gluck's Denny Smith.
Barbara Guest's Collected.
Larry Eigner's Collected.
Bruce Boone's Century of Clouds.
Duncan (variously, but this year esp. the HD Book & Caesar's Gate).
The CUNY Documents series.
Beverly Dahlen's A Reading, as well as her 1st 3 books (so, her whole work).
The How(ever) online archive.
Susan Gevirtz's Aerodrome Orion & Starry Messenger.
DuPlessis's Pitch & The Collage Poems of Drafts.
Bergvall's Meddle English.
Your Haecceities, around which one of the most fruitful conversations I've had in a long time.
Thom Donovan's The Hole, Others Letters, & his unstoppable generosity.
The films of the Kuchar brothers.
Brenda Iijima remaking the question mark (in If Not Metamorphic), & her Glossamatics, Thus & Mondo Bummer pamphlet.
Ted Greenwald's Clearview/LIE. Also any audio of Ted reading his work.
Laura Moriarty's A Tonalist & Rondeaux.
Pam Rehm's The Larger Nature.
Lauren Levin's Keenan.
Leland Hickman's Tiresias.
Michelle Detorie's Fur Birds.
Dawn Pendergast's Off Flaw, Sea Quills & conversations w/Dawn & Paul Klinger re LRL & environs.
Dawn's LRL textile series, which is some of the most underpriced publishing I can think of. As a publisher, she's a fucking surgeon.
Ash Smith's Come Such Frequency & Tuesdays w/Ash & Rob O & Max.
Rob Halpern's person & (this year) his prose (the articulations of his music for porn project & his writing through new narrative).
David Brazil's Orphica & Economy.
Jamie Townsend's IM account & borrowed car conversations.
Emily Abendroth's work, who flips my lid.
Any English translation of Henri Meschonnic (my French stinks).
Kyle Schlesinger's print shop & all of his new books.
A hippie education at BookLab II.
Julia Drescher's Bark & Birds of Paradise, & a life engagement.