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On Our Way to Woodland Pattern no.2

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                    Yesterday, Anne and I drove to Milwaukee, where she read and presented Hip Hop Aspsara photos at Woodland Pattern. On the way we stopped at a beach in Kenosha for a swim.         Then, at the bookstore, Anne gave a talk that involved reading some of the book, showing images from the book and talking about her work in Cambodia. It was really fun! We went out for dinner with folks from the most illustrious QZAP and talked about ghosts, … Read more

On our way to Woodland Pattern

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Anne Elizabeth Moore are on our way to Woodland Pattern today and I’m excited about it. There is a rumor we might stop at a watering hole en route, make the most of a summer feeling. I can’t wait. Alex Herod (at For Book’s Sake) just reviewed Hip Hop Apsara  (I included an excerpt below) — which I believe is like a good omen about today’s expedition — “The passion in Moore’s work and the myriad stories and personal narratives that come from her commitment to giving voice to these communities … Read more

updates and what not

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I have been off the radar for a bit — it’s been a busy week. All good things, though, including a road trip to Mattoon, Illinois to pick up Anne Elizabeth Moore’s new book, Hip Hop Apsara: that’s right! It’s finished and printed and lovely. I couldn’t be happier. Especially given that the three hour drive was worth it and fun — my friend came along with and we had a long chat about this that and anything else. I was reminded that maybe the best thing about road trips is … Read more

Support Poetry Mecca Woodland Pattern

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In the last few years, Devin and I have taken an annual trip out to Milwaukee, often in the dead of winter, to visit Woodland Pattern: a bookstore that poets whisper about in all parts of the country. Indeed, it lives up to its somewhat mythical reputation as an oasis for the  literary soul. They tend an endless rack of chapbooks (above) new and old in addition to a myriad of other fantastic titles, all expertly curated. They also have a performance space in the back for poetry readings, exhibitions, … Read more