Friday, March 25, 2011

Reading March 30th at WNY Books Arts Center from 7-9:30 with We, the notorious pronouns

On Wednesday, March 30th from 7:00-9:30 pm Patrick RiedyMichael Koh, and Letson Williams will be reading at Western New York Books Arts Center.

The reading will part of their ongoing event, Poems and Pictures.

The reading will have a reception, sponsored by the University at Buffalo Libraries Poetry Collection.

Following will be the reading by We, the notorious pronouns, in which Patrick, Michael, and Letson will be reading as members.

Books will be for sale:
home poems ($10) by Patrick Riedy
tara resey poems ($6) by Michael Koh
if a circle has no edges then why is andy warhol's campbell's soup can edgy ($10) by Michael Koh

as well as We, the notorious pronouns vol. 1 (book $5, cd $5, both $7)

This event is free and open to the public, so we would love to see you there!


Monday, February 21, 2011

Reading next Wednesday, March 9th @ E.H. Butler Library, Buffalo State College- 4 pm

Just a reminder that there is a reading at Buffalo State's E.H. Butler Library featuring Patrick Riedy and Jennifer Skelton @ 4pm on March 9th (a Wednesday). There is also a reading March 4th with Patrick Riedy and Michael Koh at Albright Knox. This is free and open to the public.

There will be open mic slots available at the Wednesday, March 9th reading.

Also, proofs have been sent in and look for our table at the Buffalo Small Press book fair!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

i have more metacognitions than i do actual ones by letson williams

there it is          someplace in between
what i want and what is expected of me
now     why do i wait so diligently?
for a crumb                from a table                                    try to make it a meal

so time and time and time again
i want to leave those tears          my friend
and i want to feel it                 not pretend
making pressboard feelings out of sawdust sins

i think soon has a different meaning out east of the road
that runs through the state of the known and unknown
that eat up ideas like straight jellyroll
and here we are   outside               the boys in the boat

taking everything      too          seriously
without one single reason to fly or be free
and give pause to wonder if i’m just talking      to               me
here it comes      there it goes    
onetwothree onetwothree

from here to there and back again
i used to revel in the ones i call friend
used to be enough,    but now              it depends
and it hurts so much more than  i want to          admit

billy was right and he couldn’t have known
to him it was him  but    to    me        __________________  
so, i just put the dictionary back in the hole
because it matters so little when i lose             the control

and the time that has passed is such a little amount
i’m ashamed to admit that i even keep count
and won’t feel the same until i turn on the sound
that is distracting so many but            it’s          sticking        around

i am american      distinguishing embarrassed from shame
and i cling to the thought like i cling to your name
and i wish there was more      to the whole           of the thing
like wishes              could ever be    changes      again

no reply by letson williams

                                     no reply
nothing at all
          nothing to hold
nowhere to fall
no regret
not even a sound
just a cold hard stare at
a cold hard ground
did you make a mistake
do you want to go back
did you pull on the rope
to tighten the slack
no defense
nothing to hide
           you don’t have to save face
          but you’ve got to decide

no reply
to the question of where
where are you now
how long are you there
no remorse
nothing was heard
nothing to hold
just something to learn
this is the hymn
that won’t get me to her
                  too late to save face
                with only words
no regard
not even a smile
     just a cold hard stare
          from your cold blue eyes

Monday, February 7, 2011

Update of Books and Readings

Look forward to home poems by Patrick Riedy later this month. A book of poems about the homes we are given and the homes we create.

Also look forward to limited edition stamped poetry cards from poets Patrick Riedy, Letson Williams, Michael Koh, and Jennifer and details on pricing and availability to follow.

Also, PressBoardPress will be publishing Michael Koh's Tara Resey later this month.

PBP is also working on a book of Letson Williams poems so be sure to check back for updates on the status.

The Buffalo Small Press book fair is Saturday March 19th, so look for PressBoardPress' table and stop over to say 'hi.'

Readings of interest:
March 4th- Patrick Riedy and Michael Koh will be performing with Michael Basinski at Albright-Knox from 7:00-9:00 pm

March 9th- Patrick Riedy and Jennifer Skelton will be reading at Butler Library @ Buffalo State College. Open Slots will be available as well. 4:00-6:00 pm

April 9th- Patrick Riedy will be reading poems by Frank O'Hara and Kenneth Koch @ the Burchfield Penney Art Gallery curated by Michael Basinski from 8:00-10:00

more reading will be posted so stay tuned! look for us at any open mics as well.

have a great week and happy creating,


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Polis is This

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