Wednesday, November 28, 2007

BIG GAME BOOKS/ Reading! Thanks for coming out.

Big Hugs. Big Kisses. Big Game Books.

Reading Report

Wow. Wow. Wow. What a great group of people. A girlfriend I haven't seen since I was 15 showed up. Apparently she was in New York, staying in a hotel 5 blocks away and googled me since she new I was living here. Then she just came! It made me dizzy. So lovely. So many wonderful faces. The band came! Sandra Beasley was amazing and her new book will no doubt be beautiful. Logan Ryan Smith flew all the way from San Francisco to delight us. Alex Battles played wonderfully funny (and true!) country songs. And Shafer wowed the crowed as only Shafer Hall can.

I've got pics, but I'm too sleepy. And now I must work, but thank you for coming out. I had a ball.

Tomorrow let's celebrate Phil Levine's (my favorite teacher) 80th Birthday at The Great Hall, Cooper Union at 7PM.

Then let's go to Pete's Candy Store on Friday to see Lynn Xu, Joshua Edwards, and Brian Waniewksi at 7PM.

Then let's go to the Mercury Lounge to rock with the High Strung at 10:30PM.

Then let's take a long nap.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

My favorite Thanksgiving poem. Happy to all. Love.

Listen by W.S. Merwin

with the night falling we are saying thank you
we are stopping on the bridge to bow from the railings
we are running out of the glass rooms
with our mouths full of food to look at the sky
and say thank you
we are standing by the water looking out
in different directions

back from a series of hospitals back from a mugging
after funerals we are saying thank you
after the news of the dead
whether or not we knew them we are saying thank you
in a culture up to its chin in shame
living in the stench it has chosen we are saying thank you

over telephones we are saying thank you
in doorways and in the backs of cars and in elevators
remembering wars and the police at the back door
and the beatings on stairs we are saying thank you
in the banks that use us we are saying thank you
with the crooks in office with the rich and fashionable
unchanged we go on saying thank you thank you

with the animals dying around us
our lost feelings we are saying thank you
with the forests falling faster than the minutes
of our lives we are saying thank you
with the words going out like cells of a brain
with the cities growing over us like the earth
we are saying thank you faster and faster
with nobody listening we are saying thank you
we are saying thank you and waving
dark though it is

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Oh No! Not More Poetry Readings!?

Bad poetry? Oh noetry.

First one:

Tuesday, November 27th
6PM Sharp.ACA Galleries
529 W.20th St., 5th Flr.
d.a levy lives: Big Game Books reading with Shafer Hall, Sandra Beasley, Ada Limón, & Logan Ryan Smith with music from Alex Battles

Then Next:

12/16 I'm reading at the Bowery Poetry Club with Amazing Abraham Smith
1/28 I'm reading for St. Marks Poetry Project with Jee Leong Koh
1/31 I'm reading for Barrelhouse at KGB Bar
2/29 I'm reading on Leap Year at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg Brooklyn with Amazing Abraham Smith and his NEW BOOK

If you come to all of them you get a free sleeping mask and ear plugs. And a lucky rock.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Veteran's Day

Things that Cannot Be Undone

-For Brady T. Brady, For Jack Barker, For Frank Limón, For Doc Kohler and others

How long do you think it’s going to take
to murder the memory of the unmentionable?
There is no timetable, no come home clean.

The day’s routine is lost on you, what is gone
is your everydayness, your ability to pass the
time without one violent shiver down the spine.

What needs to be erased? Sometimes you say,
Everything. Dark glow of the relentless river and
nature wants to make amends, a deep bow.

O tireless forgiveness how you misplace us,
our hands held up to you, still wet, how we
wish the world’s reversal, the backwards, Go.

Sunday, November 11, 2007



It's fun to be in a band. Even if it was only for last night's book party. Bravo Jenny! We may even keep playing together before I run off to the woods to go live by a river. I've learned a lot. First off, when you are in a band with three boys, two of them from the south, they have a lot of rituals. Most of those rituals include whiskey. Secondly, "After the Fire is Gone" really does sound better after you drink said whiskey.

Bloof Books:

Jennifer gave an award to Shanna Compton for best publisher. Shanna is the powerhouse behind Bloof Books and anytime we can give her kudos, well we should.

It was a parade of fun:

Everyone came out. So much fun. Yo-yo tricks. The Itar. Moving very slowly. Vvvvvvveeeerrrryyyyyy sllllloooooooooooooowwwlly.

Dear fun,

I enjoyed you. Perhaps I will have more of you later.

But let's be quiet for now.


Saturday, November 03, 2007


I'm skipping town for a bit, but when I come back, I hope to see you all here. It promises to delight your every sense. We put a band together. Yup. It's true. Let's all celebrate the talented, beautiful, funny as all get out..Jennifer L. Knox. It's an order.

Jenny says:

Hello En Why Yoopers,
won't you join me NEXT Saturday
as we celebrate the publication
my brand-spankin’ new book of poems
published by Bloof Books?

7-9 p.m.
in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
766 Grand Street
(L train to Grand, 1 block west)

With your host ADA LIMÓN
Featuring music by MIXT TAPE,
Plus yo-yo tricks, intrepretive dance,
impressions, puppets, Todd Colby, a brief
recitative, and other rare entertainments.
Chicken wings. Karaoke may follow.

Forward this to anyone and everyone.

Hope to see you there!