Thursday, June 30, 2011

Transit Prosody (Morning)

this is a morning poem about morning things and you are one of them as i see the tree hit by light below 23rd on my way to work



Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Kicking Wednesday Interviews



Who?
A voracious bowl and keen spoon.

What?
Sei la Vie, baby.

When?
I am dying for- and terrified of a forced sabbath.


Where?
Fraying my passport to find the Brooklyn of every city.

Why?
You're all I need to get by.
How?
Right now there are stacks of bricks in the living room.  Soon, they'll be my long-awaited dream of an exposed brick wall; but, I'm most excited about mixing the mortar, hearing the resolute scrapes of the trowel, and the stacking--brick by brick.


Kick Assonance: July 6


Saturday, June 25, 2011

Kick Assonance: July 6

Photo courtesy of Craig Ruttle.

Wednesday, July 6 · 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Sackett Bar
Union stop on D,N,R
Brooklyn, NY

Created By
Kyle Erickson, Leslie Goshko


Hosted by
LESLIE GOSHKO - www.ohmygoshko.com

Writers
STEVEN LEYVA - Mr. Leyva to his students
CHRISTIAN ERICS0N - www.brightmoments.org
SEI SHIROMA - www.seilavie.com
KYLE ERICKSON - www.okieinthecity.com

Photographer
MARYANNE VENTRICE - http://maryanneventrice.wordpress.com/

Videographer
Someone who can hold a Flip.

FREE


FIRST PRINTING
First-edition handmade books will be for sale. 5 outta 10 books remain. First-messaged first-served. [SOLD OUT]

SECOND PRINTING
Due to high demand, there will be a first-come first-served paper-back edition. [15 books @ $5 each]

What is Kick Assonance?
Fun with fools and friends of fools? That's close. Kicking wicking bricking licking? That's it.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Kicking Wednesday Interviews

Don Quixote is peaking over the turntable.
Who?
okieinthecity

What?
poetry poetry poetry

When?
always

Where?
the vortex

Why?
                    "It is difficult
to get the news from poems
          yet men die miserably every day
                    for lack
of what is found there." —WCW
How?


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Ignorant Questions for Society and Its City (3)


How do I comprehend the peace that surpasses the understanding of Manhattan foliage?

Why do women go to and fro talking of Jake Gyllenhaal?

In what station at which metro do you see no faces?

This is just to say who ate the plumbing of Central Park?

Dear alpha, seriously?


Kick Assonance


Last year's first edition.




Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kicking Wednesday Interviews (Early Editon)

Kick Assonance: July 6



Who?
christian ericson

What?
your favorite colour

When?
all the time

Where?
it all began in marin county back in 1973

Why?
not for me to say . . .

How?
with grace



Saturday, June 11, 2011

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Kicking Wednesday Interviews (Early Editon)

Steven and Simon Leyva




Who?
An old man now, who's learned at last
what it means truly to be in love

What?
If I speak for the dead, I must leave
the animal of my body,
I must write the same poem over and over

When?
Day off in a dark suit and hat

Where?
She would plunge all poets in the ninth circle

Why?
New York, madame,
is a monument to a city


How?
I said, what if by story you mean the shortcut home,
but I mean voices in a room by the sea
while days go by?


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Leslie and Kyle: The Tulsa Stories (Merry Christmas!)


This was my Christmas present to Leslie in 2004. I finished the last panel in NYC on Christmas of 2007. The only thing that changed between cities was the geographical distance between us and long-time friends. (Click on images to view large.)










My head was shaved for economical purposes.