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Here’s our inaugural #FridayReads from Wave Books Intern Sarah Baker! She selects The Anatomy of Harpo Marx by Wayne Koestenbaum. What are y’all reading today?

Here’s our inaugural #FridayReads from Wave Books Intern Sarah Baker! She selects The Anatomy of Harpo Marx by Wayne Koestenbaum. What are y’all reading today?

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Simple, elegant, & right up in there with the farmer’s market madness. Longfellow Books is an indie stronghold in Portland, ME—keeping it real while the whole town is blowing up with all things new. #wavepoetrytour #longfellowbooks #lobsterdinner

Simple, elegant, & right up in there with the farmer’s market madness. Longfellow Books is an indie stronghold in Portland, ME—keeping it real while the whole town is blowing up with all things new. #wavepoetrytour #longfellowbooks #lobsterdinner

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These two titles enter the world today! RETRIEVALS by GARRETT CAPLES & ECODEVIANCE by CACONRAD. Much excitement! Today is also the last day to purchase our fall titles at 33% off on our website: http://bit.ly/1rxDtLq  Happy fall, everyone!

These two titles enter the world today! RETRIEVALS by GARRETT CAPLES & ECODEVIANCE by CACONRAD. Much excitement! Today is also the last day to purchase our fall titles at 33% off on our website:  

Happy fall, everyone!

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cedarmask:

Harry had a unique method of producing - he was our producer. He did two things during the sessions (other than have the genius to record everything). He said, three words - “just/get/going”. So we sort of milled in front of the microphones and we did (non-stopped), all our songs twice, which has been… that one..that session has been the one basis for countless CDs and re-issues. And then, we even put the babble, the inter.. the babble in between takes, now, (since he had had it all recorded). So then.. And then.. I learned from Harry. He was very professional. He told me .. you know.. he would give me really good advice. He said, if you get the best equipment you can get - and just not get very much of it, but get the best - he says “I always wear the best shoes because they last long” - Ed Sanders on recording the first Fugs album with Harry Smith

cedarmask:

Harry had a unique method of producing - he was our producer. He did two things during the sessions (other than have the genius to record everything). He said, three words - “just/get/going”. So we sort of milled in front of the microphones and we did (non-stopped), all our songs twice, which has been… that one..that session has been the one basis for countless CDs and re-issues. And then, we even put the babble, the inter.. the babble in between takes, now, (since he had had it all recorded). So then.. And then.. I learned from Harry. He was very professional. He told me .. you know.. he would give me really good advice. He said, if you get the best equipment you can get - and just not get very much of it, but get the best - he says “I always wear the best shoes because they last long” - Ed Sanders on recording the first Fugs album with Harry Smith

(Source: ginsbergblog.blogspot.com)

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cedarmask:

I wonder when Rene Ricard’s works will begin to be collected….

cedarmask:

I wonder when Rene Ricard’s works will begin to be collected….

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A Poet’s Diary: for the month of September Wave’s tumblr will feature guest posts from CEDAR SIGO, author of LANGUAGE ARTS (Wave Books, April 2014). Sigo’s tumbling will feature diary-esque entries and imagery prompts—playful posts from the poet to share with all you lovely readers.
Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger In Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He lives in San Francisco.
And here’s Sigo’s first entry…
cedarmask:

We will travel not only in space but in time as well — “That is to travel in space is to travel in time — If writers are to travel in space time and explore areas opened by the space age, i think they must develop techniques quite as new and definite as the techniques of physical space travel — Certainly if writing is to have a future it must at least catch up with the past and learn to use techniques that have been used for some time past in painting, music and film — William Burroughs from the international writers conference, Edinburgh 1962

A Poet’s Diary: for the month of September Wave’s tumblr will feature guest posts from CEDAR SIGO, author of LANGUAGE ARTS (Wave Books, April 2014). Sigo’s tumbling will feature diary-esque entries and imagery prompts—playful posts from the poet to share with all you lovely readers.

Cedar Sigo was raised on the Suquamish Reservation in the Pacific Northwest and studied at The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at the Naropa Institute. He is the author of eight books and pamphlets of poetry, including Language Arts (Wave Books, 2014), Stranger In Town (City Lights, 2010), Expensive Magic (House Press, 2008), and two editions of Selected Writings (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2003 and 2005). He lives in San Francisco.

And here’s Sigo’s first entry…

cedarmask:

We will travel not only in space but in time as well — “That is to travel in space is to travel in time — If writers are to travel in space time and explore areas opened by the space age, i think they must develop techniques quite as new and definite as the techniques of physical space travel — Certainly if writing is to have a future it must at least catch up with the past and learn to use techniques that have been used for some time past in painting, music and film — William Burroughs from the international writers conference, Edinburgh 1962

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Leif Haven reads MICHAEL EARL CRAIG’s “Perhaps You See Where I am Heading” from TALKATIVENESS. Fantastic reading, Leif!

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Michael Earl Craig is the guest. His latest book, Talkativeness, is available now from Wave Books.

Publishers Weekly says

"Craig renders unsettling dreams and quotidian clutter with sparse language and a quiet, distant voice to conjure poems brimming with the bizarre. His…

MICHAEL EARL CRAIG, author or TALKATIVENESS, chats about his unusual routes to poetry and working as a farrier. 

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grolierpoetry:

Today’s Shelfie
New Books from Wave Press at the Grolier.
Sale date September

Oh, enjoy!

grolierpoetry:

Today’s Shelfie

New Books from Wave Press at the Grolier.

Sale date September

Oh, enjoy!

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jv-greco:

feeling grateful for having found this in a bookstore, this san francisco poet’s voice.  s/o to Wave Books for putting this out. thanks, Wave
"Fuck off with your crippling guiltThe earth has edges…”
"Empty balcony seats, operatic little fallsThe poems of a Multibillionaire, a vow of silence”
"Nice to see you, to walk a bit and stop, as on a river,it’s lava shut under in a tunnel of love, regardlessthe visions hike up overnight and flames trail off likethe finest spider’s thread slipping my mind”

jv-greco:

feeling grateful for having found this in a bookstore, this san francisco poet’s voice.  s/o to Wave Books for putting this out. thanks, Wave

"Fuck off with your crippling guilt
The earth has edges…”

"Empty balcony seats, operatic little falls
The poems of a Multibillionaire, a vow of silence”

"Nice to see you, to walk a bit and stop, as on a river,
it’s lava shut under in a tunnel of love, regardless
the visions hike up overnight and flames trail off like
the finest spider’s thread slipping my mind”