Eileen Tabios’ Meritage Press is pleased to announce
the first Tiny Book for 2008

The first 2008 release is from The Tradition by Juliana Spahr

Tiny Books align poetry with fair trade and economic development issues. These are small books (1 3/4" x 1 3/4") made in Nepal by artisans paid fair wages, as sourced by Baksheesh, a fair trade retailer. All profits from book sales are donated to Heifer International, an organization devoted to reducing world hunger
by promoting sustainable sources of food and income.

Each Tiny Book costs US$10
plus $1.00 shipping/handling in the US
email MeritagePressATaolDOTcom for non-US orders.
To purchase Tiny Books send a cheque
for US$11.00 per book, made out to"Meritage Press"
Eileen Tabios
Meritage Press
256 North Fork Crystal Springs Rd.
St. Helena, CA 94574

Please specify which titles you are ordering
The following Tiny Books are still available:
Speak which by Jill Jones
all alone again by Dan Waber
Steps: A Notebook by Tom Beckett
...And Then The Wind Did Blow... by Ernesto Priego
some hay by Lars Palm

Read Crg Hill’s blog post about Tiny Books


go here for poetry on monday night in sydney.
looks like it could be a bit naughty. here's hoping...

stop press update friday 25th april - Berndt Sellheim is teaching
a class on monday night so Sarah-Jane Norman will be reading instead.


I love Gregory Corso

like I love

like I love
I love like

piano rolls
sound like

hold the margarine !

JT likes
the one who says
she’ll continue
to be
‘a misunderstood
free agent’

Tom Aquinas says
I can tell you
all about time,
but I can’t
tell you
what it is

what some say is
a parallel world
is actually
a tv repeat

how many repeats
in one lifetime ?

oh dear,
I’m buried,
it’s the wrong grave

I’m next
to a model pyramid

                              Cimitero Accatolico per gli Stranieri, Testaccio,
                              Rome, 2003 (foto by Susan Howe)

       click the photo to enlarge to read the poem on gregory corso's gravestone


Listening to :

The beauty of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s songs on his solo album moves me to tears. His strong, high voice soars so smoothly.
In Gurrumul History (I Was Born Blind) his singing reminds me of the intense sweetness of Antony Hegarty of Antony and the Johnsons.
Watch and listen to I Was Born Blind.

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu is from North East Arnhem Land, blind since birth, he plays,uniquely, right-hand strung guitars left-handed. He was formerly in Yothu Yindi and is now a member of Saltwater Band. The slow pace of most of the songs invokes a calm, contemplative mood.
In the moderate reggae/rock of Saltwater Band's Marwurrumburr, a song about a wild cat, Gurrumul's studio version on this album renders the language almost onomatopoeiac. His songs are in three Indigenous languages and sometimes in English.

The album is produced by Skinny Fish music
in Winnelli in the Northern Territory.


On her blog Mutually Said, Tracy Ryan writes about a recent production of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living in Paris and about her re-energised love for Jacques Brel’s music and performance. Read Tracy Ryan’s poem ‘Watching Brel' in the soon-to-be-completed next issue of Jacket magazine.


            The Giramondo Publishing Company
             warmly invites you
             to the launch of a new poetry collection
             by Alan Wearne

                 to be launched by
                 Pam Brown
                 on Sunday 20 April
                 3.30 pm
                 49 Glebe Point Road,
                 Glebe Sydney
                 RSVP: 02 9660 2333