Sunday, June 28, 2009

Advance Praise: Brownstein'd

“For centuries, people have tried to take words and turn them
into music. What Paul Siegell does in his collection of poetry,
jambandbootleg, is take music
and turn it back into words. And he
does it exceptionally well, capturing
both the excitement of concert-
going and the poetic essence of
the improvisational music scene.”
——Marc Brownstein,
bass player of The Disco Biscuits
and Younger Brother

HEADS UP/NOW ON SALE: You’re at your computer. Tickets are a tense, electrifying few seconds from going on sale. Eyeing the time, you’re hitting “Refresh,” and elsewhere, all your friends are doing the exact same thing. That’s Paul Siegell’s jambandbootleg. A widespread, high-spirited head rush. Desperation, fretfulness — all out life-leaping. “The party starts in the parking lot,” indeed. With poems shaped like a guitar, the American flag, even a Golgi apparatus, Paul’s monumental artworks could easily transform into posters. His is a poetry of exploration, heart and astonishment. Simply put: read Paul Siegell’s music. Read it as if listening to the bangingest bootleg.

COVER DESIGNED by ELISA SCHMIDT (camp bisco logos)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Many THANKS to the Editors of these Journals:

cool... and so is timothy buckwalter

* Siren

* Press 1

* BlazeVOX

* PFS Post

* Turntable
+ Blue Light

* Otoliths

~ Grady Harp reviews Poemergency Room on Amazon ~

٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ to the (•̪●.)

Now up on Fiction Writers Review: The extremely talented
Matthew Hittinger rides the subway with Poemergency Room

Gently Read Literature reviews Poemergency Room:
"What a reader will find in Siegell’s work is a celebration of life, a celebration of performance and activity. His poems are devotions written to life."

From the Land of the World Champions!


new + FREE + e-chap = JAM>
(ungovernable press, 2008)


PLUS, photos from the Head House Books reading: HERE



this screen is bad for your eyes

"Digital Buddha's coming for you, with a big old belly and a Fu Manchu. Gone tomorrow, here today." -Disco Biscuits ٩(͡๏̯͡๏)۶ (•̪●.)