Boog City #38

Boog City 38, Dec. 2006 Available featuring: ***Our Politics section, edited by Christina Strong*** Brad Will Presente! –³For me Brad defined a certain type of radicalism, an uncompromising way of […]

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Boog City 38, Dec. 2006

Available

featuring:

***Our Politics section, edited by Christina Strong***

Brad Will Presente!

–³For me Brad defined a certain type of radicalism, an uncompromising way
of living life. Treesitter. Folk-Punk. Anarchist. Pagan. Dumpster diver.
Squatter. The dude wasn¹t play-acting, he was a true believer. I loved him
and admired him.² –from Brad Will Presente! by Mark Read

–³A line repeated from his last dispatch in Oaxaca, Mexico, Œshe is in the
darkŠ waiting for the earth to shift and to openŠ.¹ Stealing from his own
work.² –from New Year¹s Day 2006, Poetry Project at St. Mark¹s Church
Marathon Reading by Brenda Coultas

–³The Oaxaca story has until now not gotten major U.S. coverage. It has
been a largely nonviolent effort by teachers and social movements to oust
the corrupt and authoritarian PRI Governor Ulises Ruiz, who stole the
election in 2004.² –from Brad Will Presente!: Anarchy in Oaxaca by Chuck
Collins

–³The crowd was incredibly diverse in age, occupation, life; grizzled
community gardeners stood next to activists, next to poets, next to
musicians. Brad had so many passions it was wonderful to see all of them
together.² –Remembering A Passionate Life by Marcella Durand

***Our Printed Matter section, edited by Mark Lamoureux***

–³Playing off of a back story of fairy tales, ingénues, and the trappings
of literary girlhood, Treadwell throws it all in, shakes it up, and pours
out a constantly shifting landscape that is tinged with real panic.² –from
31 Flavors of Paradigm Subversion, Cornstarch Figurine by Elizabeth
Treadwell (Dusie Press), reviewed by Maureen Thorson

–³Abstract syntax and sound tremble in balance with metaphor and meaning;
pure form is gently, sadly, lovingly, and cruelly degraded into its
particulars like Rorschach blots.² –from Look Inside, Look Inside; Razor
Love by John Duvernoy (Unlock the Clockcase); reviewed by Hugh Oster

***Our Music section, edited by Jon Berger***

–³ŒYou stay in the van if you have to before you stay in a hotel, you stay
on the floor of the club or, hopefully, thank god, someone gives you their
place to stay. Those are the kind of things I learned, that and playing loud
and fast,¹ says Brook Pridemore.² –Singing for His Life: A Conversation
with Brook Pridemore by Mike Ferraro

***Our Features section, edited by Stephen Dignan***

–³ŒYou better hustle out before all the fish is gone,¹ he says, pointing to
his watch and raising an eyebrow. ŒIt¹s 4:00 a.m., Sandy. Chop chop, pal.¹²
–from The Fulton Fish Market, One Year Gone by Dignan

***Art editor Brenda Iijima brings us work from Chicago¹s Tiffany Holmes***

***Our Poetry section, edited by Laura Elrick and Rodrigo Toscano***

–Taos, New Mexico¹s Jeff Conant with
How October Collects its Flowers
Para l@s que luchan toda la vida

October, spacious and fierce,
will make no more room for death
or darkness. Under the rain, watch,

–Brooklyn Heights¹ Kish Song Bear with
The Farm

If a farm-soft mattress
Loses the farm

Go to the library
And request a Dream receipt

–Flushing, Queens¹ Shanxing Wang with
Excerpt from Thus Speaks the Poet-in-Residence

Solemnly we abuse delinquency every chance we get, bend
to me. I would hope to never have to abuse form. But by
speaking clearly and sending metaphors that we mean
what we say, we¹ve affected the words in a positive way.

*And photos from Indymedia Brazil and Lauren Terilli.*