Saturday, June 25, 2016

Mine for yours: My favorite fiction, poetry, nonfiction, film, music, art & internet of 2016 so far

Books (fiction)
in no order

Lily Hoang A Bestiary (Cleveland State University Press)

Jeremy M. Davies The Knack of Doing (David R. Godine)

Jenny Erpenbeck The End of Days (New Directions)

Zachary German Thank You (AVF Press)

Jack Cox Dodge Rose (Dalkey Archive)

Brian Evenson A Collapse of Horses (Coffee House Press)

Jarrett Kobek I Hate the Internet (We Heard You Like Books)

Szilvia Molnar Soft Split (Future Tense)

Danielle Dutton Margaret the First: A Novel (Catapult)

Chris Dankland Weed Monks (Gumroad)

Angel Dominguez Black Lavender Milk (Timeless, Infinite Light)

Jim Krusoe The Sleep Garden (Tin House)

Gary Shipley You With Your Memory Are Dead (CCM)

Troy James Weaver Marigold (King Shot Press)

Marguerite Duras Abahn Sabana David (Open Letter)

Ben Tanzer Sex and Death (sunnyoutside)

Stig Sæterbakken Don't Leave Me (Dalkey Archive)

Lucy K Shaw WAVES (Gumroad)

Books (poetry)
in no order

Donald Britton In the Empire of the Air (Nightboat)

Tyehimba Jess Olio (Wave Books)

Juliet Escoria Witch Hunt (Lazy Fascist Press)

Kim Yideum Cheer Up, Femme Fatale (Action Books)

Joseph Kaplan Poem Without Suffering (Wonder)

John Godfrey The City Keeps: Selected and New Poems 1966-2014 (Wave Books)

Felix Bernstein Burn Book (Nightboat)

Anselm Berrigan Come In Alone (Wave Books)

Stephanie Gray Shorthand and Electric Language Stars (Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs)

Bill Berkson Invisible Oligarchs (Ugly Duckling Presse)

Ted Greenwald The Age of Reasons: Uncollected Poems 1969-1982 (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

Books (nonfiction)
in no order

Robert Gluck Communal Nude (Semiotext(e))

Brian Oliu I/O: a Memoir (CCM)

Sara Tuss Erick AUTOMANIAS (Good Morning Menagerie)

Penny Goring hatefuck the reader (5everdankly)

New Juche WASTELAND (J.J.R.)

Ramsey Scott The Narco-Imaginary: Essays Under the Influence (Ugly Duckling Presse)

Andrew Durbin, Dodie Bellamy, Cecilia Corrigan, Amy De'Ath, Lynne Tillman, Jackie Wang Say Bye to Reason and Hi to Everything (Wonder/Capricious)

Henri Michaux A Barbarian in Asia (New Directions)

Janice Lee The Sky Isn’t Blue (CCM)

Sarah Jean Alexander Loud Idiots (Gumroad)

in no order

Philippe Grandrieux Malgre la nuit

Terrence Malick Knight of Cups

Guy Maddin The Forbidden Room

Chantal Akerman No Home Movie

Patric Chiha Brothers of the Night

Christophe Honore Les malheurs de Sophie

Steve McQueen Ashes

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Cemetery of Splendor

in no order

Puce Mary The Spiral (Posh Isolation)

Guided by Voices Please Be Honest (GbV)

Secret Boyfriend Memory Care Unit (Blackest Ever Black)

Pita Get In (Editions Mego)

The Body No One Deserves Happiness (Thrill Jockey)

Rhys Chatham Pythagorean Dream (FOOM)

Wire Nocturnal Koreans (Pink Flag)

Wanda Group Ornate Circular (NNA Tapes)

Surgeon From Farthest Known Objects (Dynamic Tension Records)

Klara Lewis Ett (Editions Mego)

Lush Blind Spot (EDAMAME)

Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place You’re Doomed. Be Nice. (Temporary Residence Ltd.)

Burning House Anthropocene (Bandcamp)

Collapsible Shoulder e v e r y w h e r e (Bandcamp)

Youth Code Commitment to Complications (DAIS)

Sissy Spacek Disfathom (Helicopter)

Marcus Whale Inland Sea (Good Manners)

Prostitutes Ghost Detergent (Spectrum Spools)

Tim Hecker Love Streams (4AD)

in no order

Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster 1887 - 2058 (Centre Pompidou)

Tony Conrad Loose Connection (Campori Presti, Paris)

Samara Golden A Trap in Soft Division (Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF)

Oscar Tuazon Shelters (Chantal Carousel, Paris)

Jennifer Pastor Show (greengrassi, London)

Mark Beard Safaris (Musée de la chasse et de la nature, Paris)

in no order

Queen Mob's Teahouse
dark fucking wizard
Real Pants
The Chiseler
espresso bongo
The Wire
The Los Angeles Review of Books
Solar Luxuriance
3:AM Magazine
largehearted boy
Cutty Spot
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Beach Sloth
Tiny Mix Tapes
If we don't, remember me
Locus Solus: The New York School of Poets
The Wonderful World of Tam Tam Books
Shabby Doll House


p.s. Hey. I would be super interested and happy if you want to share your favorite things from 2016 or even before with the blog this weekend. Thank you. Otherwise, my head cold has gotten worse, and that will affect the p.s, today, and I apologize for the effects. ** New Juche, Hi! I looked up Augieras. It's really strange I didn't know of him before considering his work's interests. I found enough stuff to make a post about him, so we can all look into him if we want together. Oh, and btw, your Genet post/prize is going to be a focus on 'The Miracle of the Rose' next week. I hope you like it. Yeah, I guess I'm the opposite about heat for some reason. Or, really, I mean muggy heat. I grew up in LA, so I know heat, but that's dry desert heat, and for some reason that doesn't bother me so much. Oh, yes, of course, if we do manage to angle a trip to Thailand, we will definitely want to see you. That would be great! Yeah, still reeling and confused about what's going to happen here too. One thing is that the 'Brexit' pretty much kills all chances to perform my theater work with Gisele Vienne in the UK. It's been difficult already, but the only way it was going to happen was with EU funding, which will now not be there anymore. Have a fine weekend! ** David Ehrenstein, Yep, things didn't exactly go rosily for the stock market over here either. Nice trash scores. Interesting neighbor. ** _Black_Acrylic, Hi, Ben. Yeah, in league and agreement with your assessment. I think racism is a huge factor. I sure hope you guys do the Independence referendum. It sure would be nice to keep you guys here. The Rhythmic Theory is very good. There was one other track I thought you might like, but I can't remember which one. (Head fuzz). Man, I hope this weekend brings vast relief and notable recovery to you, my pal. Love, me. ** Sypha, Hi. That's funny: that's exactly what you posted on Facebook. If by social media you mean here too, I hope you have a really nice trip. Otherwise, please report back. ** Dóra Grőber, Hi! Yeah, it's pretty great. Pretty expensive, of course, so it's something to save up for and reward yourself with, but it's worth it. I basically lost cash, my cards, business cards, metro tickets, foreign cash left over from trips abroad. Not the end of the world, but suckage nonetheless. You getting the zine idea and going for it definitely put your yesterday up there among the very good days. Cool! My cold's getting worse, blah, but it's just a cold, so I'll just ride it out. I did manage to go see this performance by the graduating class of the big dance school here in Paris yesterday with Gisele. She's looking for dancers for a big dance piece we're working on, so we were there scouting. There was one really, really good boy whom she's going to invite to audition. So it was a success. Funny event, though, 'cos it's for the students' parents basically, so we were really foreign, felt like spies. Here's hoping for a really, really spectacular weekend on your end! How was it? ** Steevee, Hi. I've heard of that movie. Cool. Everyone, Steevee has reviewed the new Hong Sang-soo film RIGHT NOW, WRONG THEN, about which I, at least, have heard really interesting things. Check it out. Hooray about the Terrence Davies interview! I'm excited to read it! Oh, so sad about Other Music. Wtf! Yeah, I seem to have a very bad habit of either losing my wallet or getting it stolen because it happens to me a lot. So I'm mooching 10s and 20s off of kind friends until the new card gets here late next week. ** Okay. Faves for the weekend. Pony up with yours, if you please, please. See you on Monday.