Boog City #41

Boog City 41, May 2007 available today featuring: ***Our Politics section, edited by Christina Strong*** –“The Ratner project is a full-scale abuse of eminent domain and will transform not just […]

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Boog City 41, May 2007

available today

featuring:

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

–“The Ratner project is a full-scale abuse of eminent domain and will transform not just one neighborhood, but at least seven in its immediate area.” –from Idiots Raze Villages to Raise Idiots Homogeny Escalates in New York City (Film at 11) by Strong

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

–“Peterson writes from a place of inbetweenness, of existing within a binary—in this case gender binary.” –from Language Trans-figured, Since I Moved In by Tim Peterson (Chax Press), reviewed by Angela Veronica Wong

–“Susan Briante’s ‘Mid-State’ is a rambling travel poem, with stops in Abbott, Dallas, Odessa, San Antonio, and Waxahachie, Texas, as well as Buffalo, Chicago, Las Vegas, Mexico, New Jersey, New York City, and Tulsa, Okla.” –from Whenever, Texas; kadar koli, David Hadbawnik editor; Issue 1, Vol. 1, Spring 2007; reviewed by David A. Kirschenbaum

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

–“Ken Veltz writes love songs that come out of the mouths of his daughters, both babes. A strange experience, but probably stranger for the kids.”

“Jeff Jacobson’s intimacy with the industry comes as no surprise after hearing the jazzy sophistication of ‘Falling Backwards’ or the multi-cultural stomp of ‘Castles.’” –from All in the Family: The Veltzes New Release and Jacobson’s Family Records’ Album by Berger

***And Our Comics section***

–“Rather than just publishing a collection of images from different sketchbooks, Kevin Huizenga limits the material in each of these books to a single project or obsession.” –from Come and Take a Look at Huizenga’s Sketches, Untitled and Sermons: Notes + Sketches Made While at Church by Kevin Huizenga (both self-published), reviewed by Gary Sullivan

–The Development of Life on Earth, a comic from Jeffrey Lewis

***Art editor Brenda Iijima brings us work from Bay Ridge’s Jill Magi***

***Our Poetry section, edited by Laura Elrick and Rodrigo Toscano***
(excerpts from the beginning of each of this issue’s poems below)

–Washington, D.C.’s Buck Downs with

on tet

best when wrecked
in the shelter
of this non-life
tread-of-dawn marks
up my back

–Washington Heights’ David Micah Greenberg with

from Five Downtown Plans

1916 – anxiety

Four continents at the Custom House
limestone warlike clouds.
Quetzalcoatl under Columbia
a veiled Arab, weeping Africa;
a purity of risk as awe its four tusks.

–Norman, Oklahoma’s Linda Russo with
Daily Buzz

Good Morning

take the number of demands we have placed on the Chinese government
& multiply for each time it’s recalled
we’ve not signed the nuclear non-proliferation agreement
subtract the Iraq thing from the other day
divide Iran by Middle East Peace Talks & multiply the sum by that percentage
then raise to the power of Canada

*And photos from Develop Don’t Destroy Brooklyn (http://www.dddb.net),  Erica Kaufman, Grace T. Moy, and Strong.*