never frget that ted berrigan wrote a poem called “poop”
never frget that ted berrigan wrote a poem called “poop”
bernadette mayer (from her book the formal field of kissing)
u can read 3 poems by my actually dumb ass on the pop serial website
hheres part of something im working on fr triple canopy. dana ward’s repurposed joke from the office in his poem “typing wild speech” side by side w/ a clip of the original
was watching eleanor antin’s “from the archives of modern art” & realized that the humor in some of the couples dances is a lot like that of this gilda radner/steve martin saturday night life sketch, which proves that all conceptual art is sketch comedy fodder w a muted laugh track boom theres yr dissertation ~cassandra out~
Anonymous said: who are your biggest influences?
god & fruit
ppl sld always feel free to ask me questions or email me (gilligcassandra at gmail) abt writing or reading things or just anything u might want 2 kno that isnt like “cassandra i want 2 plow u” anyway sometimes i get distracted or bogged down w/ other things & forget to respond but i try to make myself very available 2 ppl bc it is important. right now, i have a lot of books that i need to get rid of so if ur looking fr something 2 read maybe u sld get in touch. also young writers who follow me sld always email me bc i will send young ppl all of the books in the world there is nothing i love more than giving poetry books 2 teens maybe the only thing i love more is michael jordan top slam dunks compilation videos or drinking seltzer
also i will b doing readings in cincinnati, chicago (my new & old home), nyc, oakland, iowa city, providence, & atlanta in the next few months so if u live in any of those places u sld let me know! i am currently trying 2 find a job in the chicagoland area & appreciate any leads on things that maybe seem aligned w my editing & writing background or my love of takin out the trash thats right i mean kickin goofuses to the curb no nonsense keeping it at the maximum level of Real i mean my background in library work
hi friends, we have two positions opening to come live and work at Boost House in the coming months. in case you’re seeing this post and aren’t already familiar: Boost House is a combination publisher and residency started in Maine this past winter. we live together in a house working on stuff we are passionate about, mostly arts /activist projects, and to pay for the rent and grocery expenses, we publish books and t-shirts and go on poetry tours. we believe in fusing poetry with radical politics, spirituality, and new media, and in the process broadening what the term “poetry” might include. [full “about” page here.] the two positions opening up are:
- starting ASAP: we need someone to run our social media.
- starting in October: we need someone to run our shipping and online store.
both positions are a part-time workload, but require living here in boost house (which is currently in brunswick, maine, altho we may move someplace warmer in early 2015). the immediate compensation is free rent + free vegan food for as long as you stay and help. if things go well for 3+ months and you want to stay part of our long-term team, we’ll figure out a monthly stipend/salary also (you can contact us for specifics on that, but it’ll partly depend on what we can afford at the time).
for the social media position: we can guide you some, but you should be proactive about developing our social media strategy and taking initiative to execute it yourself. we have an opportunity to be one of the most forward-thinking poetry presses of our era in terms of how we use technology daily to reach readers, but we’ve been letting it slip. ideally most days you’ll spend an hour or two creating new posts, responding to comments, and initiating new conversations. the ideal candidate for this position is funny or otherwise compelling in written text; ideal candidate is also well-versed enough in anti-oppression politics to call out community members and explain when they’ve said something racist, transphobic, ableist, etc; and the ideal candidate is familiar with loads of great writing they want to help share, whether that’s poetry, political writings, or something else. you’ll have lots of time to work on other things when not doing our social media. you should be able to move to Maine pretty soon, to stay and contribute at least a few months.
for the shipping / online store position: you should be someone who is naturally organized and punctual. ~twice a week you’ll spend a few hours packaging up merch sales and taking them to the post office. you’ll also email with customers who didn’t get their order, need a different size, etc. rachel can show you our current system and everything you need to know. you’ll have lots of time to work on other things when not doing working on these tasks. you should be able to move to Maine by early October, to stay and contribute at least a few months.
for either position listed above, you fill out the same application, just leave blank any questions that don’t apply. i’ve linked the application in 4 different formats below. it’s kinda long and includes a lot of questions about your values and politics. just add your answers to the file, or paste it all into an email, and send them to bhsubmissions at gmail.com !!
we’re accepting applications until August 15th (notify us if you’re gonna submit late), and we’ll try to have our decisions made by Sept 1st. please feel free to send me (steve) with any questions, or the other current residents of boost house, emily and rachel.
if you’re interested in living at boost house, but you’re not able to come until a more distant future time, you can still fill out an application if you like, but please note that in your app. we’ll probably be bringing on another resident or two in january 2015 in our new location.
.TXT of the application
.RTF of the application
.PDF of the application
.DOCX of the application
thank you to everyone who takes time to fill out the application <3 it means very much that u want to be part of this project
this is a very very good opportunity fr a good person to stay w other good people & get work done! i am so thankful fr bh & what living there allowed me to get done this summer <3
My book, Sad Robot Stories, came out a year ago.
Happy birdfaday, book.
You can check it out here. You’ll have a few options:
Free download. Choose between PDFs or ebook formats (there’s also a donation link, in case you feel it’s monetarily “worth” something).
Buy the physical version. CCLaP makes very beautiful, handmade versions of each of their books. The cheapest shipping option will run you about $22 bucks. If you like the feel of a physical book in your hands, this is very worth it.
Amazon. Currently $4.99. Honestly, the free download is more ideal, not only because it’s free, but because Amazon can’t take a cut if you happen to donate.
I’m going to spam you about my book for the next day or two.