Thursday, May 28, 2009

"Little Cloud" by The Incredible String Band and I am reading tomorrow night

How sweet to be a cloud, floating in the blue.

Lying awake, late the other night
Heard above me a trembling,
I looked up, it was a little cloud,
From which a gold string was dangling;
You know, I gave the string a little pull,
Just to see what was on the other end.
Just then a voice came down to me, says,
"Hey, now, don't you want to be my friend,

And float with me to distant lands,
wondrous and fair;
Float with me to distant lands wondrous and fair?
You see I'm just a happy little cloud,
I laugh and float and sing my song,
But the other clouds don't like me none.
They say I am behaving very wrong.
You see a cloud's supposed to be sad,
To cry and weep and tear its hair and all,
And don't matter how hard I try,
I can't get the first little tear to fall."

And float with me to distant lands, wondrous and fair;
Float with me to distant lands, wondrous and fair;

I said, "Hey, I like you little cloud,
You are a nice little fellow, yes."
"You making some, kind of a joke?", said the cloud,
"Now can't you see I'm wearing such a pretty dress?
You see I am the prettiest little chick cloud
That you'd find anywhere up above.
I just dropped in on you awhile
To see if you could give me some kind of love."

And float with me to distant lands, wondrous and fair;
Float with me to distant lands wondrous and fair;

Just then the chief cloud come into view
And says, "Hey, girl, now what you think you're doing there?
I told you so many times before
You just don't seem at all to care.
You know you should be floating up above, now
Don't let me catch you down here again."

And as my cloud pulled out of view,
There come failing down a gentle shower of rain.
Happy rain come failing down,
Red, green, blue and golden.
And every drop, as it fell, it smiled
And, throwing back its head, began singing,

"Oh float with me to distant lands, wondrous and fair;
Float with me to distant lands, wondrous and fair."

Information about my reading tomorrow night:


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Reading tomorrow, 5/18

Hi! I'm reading tomorrow night in celebration of the magazine 12th Street.

Here is the information:

Celebrate the publication of 12th Street, a literary magazine edited and published by students in The New School Writing and Democracy Program Conversation Group

Luis Jaramillo hosts an evening with Mark Bibbins, Douglas A. Martin, Sigrid Nunez, Dorothea Lasky & students.

Monday May 18, 2009 7:00 PM

Union Square Barnes and Noble
33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810

Friday, May 08, 2009

Eric Baus and Ish Klein read in Philly THIS SATURDAY NIGHT

Here is the Chapter and Verse announcement for Eric Baus and Ish Klein's reading on Saturday. Their books are two of my favorite books that have come out this year:

Hello Everybody,

This Saturday, May 9th at 8:00pm
at Chapterhouse Cafe
620 S. 9th St

Come listen to poetry by

Eric Baus & Ish Klein

For more info:

See you soon,


Ish Klein is a self-taught film and puppet maker who also writes
poems. She is an alumna of Columbia University and the Iowa Writer's
Workshop for Poetry. In 2005, she was awarded the National Endowment
of the Arts Digital Filmmaker Residency. Her poems have been published
in Bridge,The Canary, Gare du Nord, and more recently in Hat magazine,
X-connect, Big Bridge, Spork and Gut Cult. Her new book, UNION!, is
just out from Canarium Press.

Eric Baus was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1975. His publications
include Tuned Droves (Octopus Books, 2009), The To Sound (Verse Press,
2004; Winner of the 2002 Verse Press, selected by Forrest Gander), and
the chapbooks The Space Between Magnets (Diaeresis), A Swarm In The
Aperture (Margin to Margin), and Something Else The Music Was
(Braincase Press). He edits Minus House chapbooks, and currently lives
in Denver.

****Also, if you'd like to take a sneak peak at Eric Baus and Ish Klein reading, check out this.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Reading at the Poetry Project next Monday, 5/4

I am reading at the Poetry Project this upcoming Monday, 5/4.

More information can be found here.