Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Launch party for Mrs. Maybe
Sunday Nov. 11, 3pm
708 Montgomery
Ssn Francisco CA 94111

Mrs. Maybe is committed to a suspicion and concomitant love of the “irrational”; that is, the parts of the human imagination that don't result in wasted time, nuclear war, or the abuse of the affective in service of ambition, evil, or tedium in dress. Mrs. Maybe is published in Northern California; its title comes from Robert Duncan’s play “Adam’s Way.”

Friday, November 02, 2007

James Sherry reviews
The Grand Piano Project
Part 3
San Francisco, 1975–80

Jacket 34 — October 2007
Language Poetry by the Bay
[wood s lot]

Steve himself deplores his self-consciousness, even though his work is himself. The essay is quite difficult, and it must have been hard to write such an open book. “Did I not know how to play?.... What was I seeking in its place? Responsibility? The ability to respond, to integrate reaction and reflection in resolve, in action — I figured maybe it was that.” Remember this was written in the 70s when action was widely considered an ethical question. He haunts bars seeking lovers, but what is his goal? “Is there anyone here who would like to be me? As if my goal were to discover someone to embody this role, about whom I could fantasize afterward.” His progression into relationships with men embodies the traditional poet’s tendency to see the world like or even as the self.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Words for Peace
August, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Bioacoustician Bernie Krause is interviewed on BBC World today for his sound map of the world. Listen to the map at Wild Sanctuary.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

BLDGBLOG: The Sun, the Grid, and the City

BLDGBLOG: The Sun, the Grid, and the City
In Canessa's quest for NESW, consider Manhattan, 29 degrees.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Sunday June 24th @ 3pm

A reading 26 Magazine - Issue f

Steffi Drewes
Lisa Ludden
Tina Rotenberg w/Nathaniel Dorsky

Great chance to hear some poems and pick up the latest
issue of 26 focusing on the serial poem.

Reading Admission is a $3-$5 donation or
buy the magazine for $10 a hear the reading gratis.

Co-Editor Brian Strang's painting/poems are currently up in the Gallery Space some of which can be previewed at his blog Sorry Nature. Well worth a visit on its own.

Avery Burns
co-editor 26 Magazine

Canessa Park Gallery
708 Montgomery Street @ Columbus
San Francisco CA


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

It is time for another post on the history of the Canessa Park Reading Series, since there are rumors of a new director.

Ron Silliman on Rachel DuPlessis

The Grand Piano

Experiences at Canessa...

Spencer Selby is the author of eight poetry books, three compilations of visual work and a study of film noir. He coordinated The Canessa Park Reading Series for six years and created The List of Experimental Poetry/Art Magazines in 1993. He lives in Oakland, California.

25 FEBRUARY---sunday:
• Canessa Park Poetry presents John Sakkis and Megan Pruiett, To Music, guest curated by Tiff Dressen, Canessa Park, 708 Montgomery, at Columbus, SF, 3:00

Gratuitous reference to absinthe

Grand Piano -> Canessa Park

Colleen Lookingbill

Definitive history by the Black Cat (not to be confused with The Black Cat)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Silliman's Blog has an article on recent doings of the antecedent of the Canessa Poetry Series, Grand Piano.


Saturday, January 20, 2007

A year of sunsets shows the aggregate time of sunset as it changes with the seasons.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Shaping San Francisco is a site that Chris Carlsson started to increase community involvement in the history of the city.