Tuesday, March 13, 2007

what’s new

Last night I went to Moe’s to hear Paul Vangelisti. He read with Debra Di Blasi, who I don’t know, but I liked her reading well enough. I bought Vangelisti’s first book, air, which is either back in print or the publisher found a full box in his bedroom, I wasn’t sure which. It was published in 1973.

I also picked up 6X6, a poetry mag out of New York. I think I have another issue or two of it around here somewhere. It’s bound with a rubber band. Good until the rubber decays. Maybe that’s when the poetry expires. There are six poets, each poet with six poems.

And I’ve had my eye on The Mammoth Book of Best New Manga, an anthology of non-Japanese manga (Japanese-style comics). I felt like buying things so I took that from the shelf, too.

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