THIS IS THE ARCHIVE OF 2015 FRONT PAGE ENTRIES
December 31, 2015—From Les
BEST WISHES FOR A HAPPY AND PRODUCTIVE 2016
December 24, 2015—From Les, for your consideration
It’s “Best Of” season! Of books by and about poets, published in 2015, these are my flavor faves:
How We Write, by Hilton Obenzinger (The “How I Write” Project at Stanford University)
Immortality, by Alan Feldman (University of Wisconsin Press)
Mayakovsky: A Biography, by Bengt Jangfeldt (University of Chicago Press)
On Time: Poems 2005-2014, by Joanne Kyger (City Lights Books)
The Visit: A Poem, by Sharon Doubiago (Wild Ocean Press)
Two-Way Mirror: A Poetry Notebook, by David Meltzer (City Lights Books)
October 12, 2015—New from Omerta Publications
PoemSite: Songs in the Landscape
Omerta’s second book by Laurance Wieder, selected by Andrea Korotky from nine years of his poems, with art by Korotky.
Visit the Retail Pages for more information and to order your copy of PoemSite.
September 11, 2015—Keep your eyes on the site
New books coming soon from Omerta Publications:
PoemSite: Songs in the Landscape, Omerta’s second book by Laurance Wieder, selected by Andrea Korotky from nine years of his poems, with art by Korotky
I, Poet, by Sharon Doubiago, multiple-award-winning author of Hard Country, Love on the Streets, My Father’s Love, The Book of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes, and Psyche Drives The Coast
13 Ways of Looking at Petals on a Wet, Black Bough, by Les Gottesman
Keep your eyes on this site, or (better) email firstname.lastname@example.org to be on our email list—no junk, just announcements of each release.
NEWS FROM DAVID MELTZER AND JULIE ROGERS:
We hope you can join us at our CD Release Party this Thursday night, August 27, 7-9 pm, at Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery Street, in SF. We’ll be jamming poems with Zan Stewart on saxophone, and our friends from Vancouver WA, Poet Laureate Christopher Luna and Toni Partington. It’ll be fun! Plus, see our pages at the Bookstore for David’s free, upcoming classes, and a couple of events lined up for the fall, including our reading with Jane Hirschfield at Petaluma Poetry Walk!
August 14, 2015—Now available from Amazon
Les Gottesman’s The Cases, winner of the 2012 Clockwise Chapbook Competition, is now available from Amazon. Get your copy of The Cases in the Omerta Retail Pages, or NOW from Amazon.com.
August 8, 2015—Now available from the publisher
Les Gottesman’s The Cases, winner of the 2012 Clockwise Chapbook Competition, is now available from the publisher, Tebot Bach, in Huntington Beach, CA. Get your copy in the Omerta Retail Pages, or NOW directly from the bookstore at Tebot Bach.
August 5, 2015
Bird & Beckett Books and Records presents:
Two-Tone Poetry & Jazz
David Meltzer & Julie Rogers
with Zan Stewart on Saxophone
CD LAUNCH PARTY!
CDs & books will be available
May 28, 2015—New from Omerta
The Haight-Ashbury in the fabulous ’60s…yeah, yeah.
But the neighborhood itself is not a fable, and lives its peculiar identity in the 21st century. In Positively Haight Street Herbert Gold, 91-year-old novelist and beloved San Francisco scenester, finds the clear words, as photographer Dennis Letbetter finds the faces of Haight Street’s denizens today, to show how the “survivors and victors” of the past “have found ways to scavenge and even thrive in a new economy.”
Order your copy of Positively Haight Street in the Retail Pages.
May 25, 2015—New from Tebot Bach
Les Gottesman’s The Cases, winner of the 2012 Clockwise Chapbook Competition, is just off the presses from Tebot Bach, in Huntington Beach, CA. Get your copy today at our Retail Pages, or direct from Tebot Bach.
April 5, 2015—Book launch
Two-Way Mirror—A Poetry Notebook, David Meltzer’s newest publication, will be released at City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco on Wednesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. Come early to get a seat—it’ll be wonderful!
April 1, 2015—New from Omerta
Poems by Bruce F. Kawin
Bruce Kawin’s Starting Over is a suite of romantic poems remarkable for their sharply-drawn moments, precise emotional observations, and unabashed sincerity. Order Starting Over today in the Retail Pages.
March 30, 2015
Backstory by David Anderson
New from Omerta, our first fiction publication. See details and order your copy in the Retail Pages.
March 29, 2015
Check out the goings and comings and readings and new projects of the fabulous David Meltzer and Julie Rogers, poetry’s First Couple. See their pages in the Retail Pages.
March 24, 2015—Poems from recent travel:
Some Oregon Wines
Portland, March 2015
We hate the
square-jawed pricks in this
and rain wrongs.
ready for winter sex,
March 5, 2015
If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear flowers…
and don’t miss this great event!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 7 PM
5927 California Street,
between 21st and 22nd Avenues
January 20, 2015
Here. It. Is!…Jack Hirschman’s Quintet.
Jack Hirschman was San Francisco’s fourth Poet Laureate (2006-2007). Hirschman has published more than 100 books, including translations of Mayakovsky, Neruda, Djafer, Pasolini, Celan, Gogou, Glik, and Gjakova.
The five new Arcanes in Quintet are a stirring addition to Hirschman’s ongoing masterwork, The Arcanes.
Order your copy of Quintet today in the Retail Pages.
January 4, 2015
Watch out! Coming soon from Omerta Publications
new Arcanes in Jack Hirschman’s ongoing Arcanes masterwork
a thriller from fiction writer David Anderson
poems of sweet precision from Bruce F. Kawin