Boog City #42

Boog City 42, June 2007 available today featuring: ***Our Music section, edited by Jonathan Berger*** –” A lot of the pleasure of Kreutz’s music is watching her perform live as […]

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Boog City 42, June 2007

available today

featuring:

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

–” A lot of the pleasure of Kreutz’s music is watching her perform live as she slips from character to character.” –from On the Dark Side, Oh Yeah
Phoebe Kreutz Makes ’em Laugh, Sorta by Justin Remer

–“While some of us may temporarily feel dissatisfaction with those we are friends with,’ Alexander explains online, ‘I find it far more common to feel dissatisfied with those we are not friends with … My personal determination to realize music as a career stems largely from my desire for more relationships.” — The Man, The Myth. The Myth … Scott Alexander Just Wants to Be Your Friend by Berger

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

–“Collaboration in poetry, I was always taught, was something to be shunned, much less read.” –from Math Class, Facial Geometry by Maureen Seaton, Neil de la Flor, and Kristine Snodgrass (NeO Pepper Press), reviewed by Sandra Simonds

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

–“After all, what’s famous about this borough? No, it’s not Shea Stadium or The World’s Fair artifacts. It’s that The Ramones are from Forest Hills. I saw them at the now-defunct Agora Ballroom in West Hartford, Conn. in 1986. I don’t remember the show too much, but I do remember the riot outside. It says something about American culture when a band can incite a riot.” –from Queens: If You Can Make it Out of There, You Can Make it Anywhere by Strong

***And Our Comics section***

–Comics from Gary Sullivan, excerpted from his comic Elsewhere #3: “The New Life.”

***Art editor Brenda Iijima brings us work from Chelsea’s Stephanie Wu.***

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

— Carlsbad, California’s K. Lorraine Graham with

from Dear [Blank] I Believe in Other Worlds

Pacified near world-weary life moments
of babies or computers and women without babies.
But I wanted to write a beautiful poem.

–Vancouver, British Columbia’s Jeff Derksen with

The Vestiges (or, Creative Destruction)

Eight

A neighbourhood
on the verge

urban frontiers
named and renamed

for the incoming
pioneers, skid row

travel writing reports
open newness

Humboldts of the urban
beat, metro

threads ravel into
top list takers.

–San Francisco’s Kristin Palm with

from City of Conscience

Things I loved:

the river
the library
Dally in the Alley
empty buildings
knowing people everywhere (& liking them)
Ford-Wyoming Drive-in
old socialists
sitting under I-94 overpass
biking on Belle Isle
feeling invincible

*And photos from Eric Lippe and Strong.*