June 2006

Dudes, this is like… tomorrow. I write this from the airport even as we speak.

Performance Writing Series

If you are in San Francisco, please come! I’m flying in on the previous Wednesday and leaving the following Monday (I save something like $120 by staying the extra day, which I don’t mind.) Anyway, so that means lots of time to hang out…

I’ll be showing videos, doing a reading of recent poetry, and also do a presentation of the new Kluge, a screen cap of which is below. I’m also supposed to do a short reading of “In Pines,” my short Mac Wellmanish play, but I’m not sure that will happen given the number of goodies I already have lined up.

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My new book is out! Can be ordered from the publisher, Factory School, or from Small Press Distribution. Beautiful cover photograph by poet/everyman Tim Davis.


(Click to enlarge.)

What is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers

Brian Kim Stefans


Factory School. 2006. 148 pages, perfect bound, 6.5×9.

ISBN: 1-60001-048-2

$14 / $12 direct order

Description: Collecting poems from the past six years, What Is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers is Stefans’ most ambitious book to date. Includes the successful chapbooks “The Window Ordered to be Made,” “Jai lai For Autocrats” and “Cull.” “What Does It Matter?,” a chapbook published in England in 2005, is a long sequence that updates Ezra Pound’s “Hugh Selwyn Mauberley” by 100 years, several wars and with a change of neighborhood (London for Williamsburg, Brooklyn).

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Here’s a screen cap of Kluge, the new deluxe version. It uses a revised text, but also has other settings and video elements, as you can see below. Still in development. In the following, the program has written a poem using the “Informe” algorithm, but then was interrupted by the “Dagon” fish, who knocked some letters around. Click to enlarge.



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