New forms of life are germinating in the vast, rusty metal racks of the ruined city.

- William S. Burroughs

 

DEPARTMENTS  

Other sections of verdure

FEATURED READINGS
Streaming .mp3 broadcasts of poetry readings from Buffalo and elsewhere

BUFFALO SCRAPBOOK
Periodically changing photos from the Buffalo area

PRINT ISSUES
Remaining print copies of our early issues [1-6] available for purchase

CONTACT/CONTRIBUTE
Contact the editors or review the current call for submissions

 

POETICS & MISC.  

Mirage-like traces in the distant snow

RUST TALKS
A talks series co-organized by Kristen Gallagher & Tim Shaner

HANDWRITTEN PRESS
Amazing chapbook press
operated by Kristen Gallagher

RUBBA DUCKY
Poetry & political arts printed by Christopher W. Alexander & Matthias Regan

ELEVATOR PRESS
Michael Kelleher's series of artist-poet collaborations

SQUEAKY WHEEL
Independent film & video center in downtown Buffalo

P22 TYPE FOUNDRY
New fonts and font packages

BIG ORBIT/ SOUNDLAB
Craig Reynolds' independent gallery and its off-site sound/media venue

 

RELATED SITES  

Miscellaneous sites related by direct affiliation or practical interest

CHARLES H. KERR PRESS
Publishers of Chicago Surrealism, popular history and "anti-establishment literature since 1886"

COACH HOUSE PRESS
Toronto-based press for Canadian experimental poetry and fiction

BEARD OF BEES
Chicago-based press cranking some incredible poetry - tricky stuff

ARRAS.NET
Brian Kim Stefans' site for new media poetry and poetics

DEMOCRACY NOW
Amy Goodman's indispensible radio/TV news program

CRIMETHINC.ORG
Think about it

 

POETRY RESOURCES  

Larger-scale resources for experimental writing

EPC
The Electronic Poetry Center is an important site for information on postwar experimental poetry from the 'States. Perhaps the oldest poetry web online, the EPC is maintained by Loss Glazier with the assistance of volunteers from UB's Poetics Program.

UBUWEB
Kenny Goldsmith's UBUWEB is an invaluable resource for alternative poetries, as well as a site of ongoing experimentation with new electronic distribution media. To know it is to live it.

NACIP YORK
Directed by Steve McCaffery, The North American Centre for Interdisciplinary Poetics is a web-based forum for experimental interdisciplinary work art and writing.

FLUXUS
Flux your muscles.

 

A SPORADICALLY-PUBLISHED "MAGAZINE" OF POETRY AND POETICS
Christopher W. Alexander and Linda Russo, eds.

ISSUE 7
Last Updated: 15 April 2005

Poems from REAL
Stephen Ratcliffe

11.15 - 11.17
11.18 - 11.20
11.21 - 11.23

View from the Narrows: Postcards
Matthias Regan
Introduction by Chris Alexander
"Thinking back to my conversation with Matthias, I can see him standing in the kitchen, saying something like 'Exactly - because mostly our culture knows the past as repression followed by haunting' - then waving his long arms in a caricature of fear: 'Oooohhh Shiiiit, I'm getting out of here.'"

The Postcards:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 30 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 37 | 38 | 39 | 40 | 41 | 42 | 43 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 48 | 49 | 50

A Border Round in Six Parts
Rodrigo Toscano
>>
"The working-poet side of me, that is, the side that'll have to inevitably return to specifying a constitutive social perspective, one that is evidenced through numerous lexical, syntactical and structural values in the poem - that side, will have to make a multitude of discriminations that lead to concete choices - that side: would like to speak..."

Rain in the Radio: Notes toward a Political Aesthetic
Henry Louis Card
>>
"
How can we write poetry that is really good & yet is really political? There is a war on, people! CITIZENS TURN TO POETRY AFTER 9/11, we are told by the TIMES; 'a small voice in the ear,' or something like that, Billy Collins says - as though the most poetry could aspire to was a mosquito whine. But where is the 'real' political poetry? Where is the counter-hegemonic poetic response to the war? No one's sure..."

Post-Aparthied Poetics
Nick Lawrence
>>
"At the same time, a certain giddiness still obtains at the symbolic level in having to deal with this strange new composite public sphere..."

Poems
Joshua May

wombed terminals
carrot or while i would hope that a confession isn’t ripe
"I's got"

Dear VERDURE Editors
Michael Basinski
>>

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha & Gestural Poetics (review essay)
Jessica Smith
>>
"It is no surprise that, as we have few ways of talking about these cross-genre art forms, books that focus on one of these three women's art often rely on biography over analysis. In contrast, I propose to conceptualize these art objects and performance pieces under the rubric of 'gestural poetry'..."

Correspondences (review)
Chris Alexander & Matthias Regan
>>
"This movement is very much at the center of Hadfield and Steensen’s CORRESPONDENCE - 'part record, part recognition of the impossibility of recording,' the press flyer says - which takes the form of two modes of writing brought into dialogue. Each page contains about as much text as would fill one or two postcards, and the lyrics - which together recount a series of arrivals and departures, passages through South America - speak to each other in the back and forth language of a literal correspondence..."

Transpacific Displacement (review)
Jonathan Stalling
>>
"Rarely does a work of criticism pull one forward as Huang's does - not only because the prose is lucid and intelligent and the project nakedly honest and compelling, but because the critique is so fresh and far reaching..."


 
Kathleen Fraser: Recent Writings, Dialogues

Recent Writings
Kathleen Fraser

CHAMPS (fields) & between
your back to me inside the black suit
Celeste & Sirius
from DISCRETE CATEGORIES FORCED INTO COUPLING (Apogee, 2004)

Into Form: A Conversation
Kathleen Fraser & Lauren Shufran
>>
"I don't much care for the concept of naming as 'imposing an order.' I prefer to think of 'the word' as a kind of magnet that invites and pulls potential orderings towards it, from which the poet - as reader and attentive shaper of meanings - begins to see and discover an order (among orders) at that particular moment in her history as it bisects human history..."

Letter to Kathleen Fraser
Jeanne Heuving
>>
"The importance of Kathleen Fraser to these letters can be witnessed not only in the letter specifically addressed to her, but in the others as well..."

 

 

 

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