tell me what to receive

I won a free book from Small Press Distribution for writing the worst poem referencing a mother (purposely). You can subject yourself to it here, if you want. I enjoy a lot of the badness in other categories. “Bruised and forsaken like the anemone,” for example. And the haiku with a unicorn in it. This language poem/drawing also gets points for enthusiasm.

But so now I get a free book from them, less than $30. Which is daunting because they distribute a lot of books and god forbid I choose less than the most awesome. There may be note-taking involved, with complex prioritization symbols. So if you have opinions about what I should get, or want to go poking around the site and get opinions, tell me about them and I’ll pass the book onto you after.

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9 responses to “tell me what to receive

  1. al

    In no particular order:

    “Complete Minimal Poems” by Aram Saroyan – It’s such a pretty book! Also, the actual work inside kinda nice too.

    “Annoying Diabetic Bitch” by Sharon Mesmer – Flarfy goodness. I’ve read some excerpts and heard a lot of good things about this one.

    “Mommy Must be a Mountain of Feathers” by Kim Hyesoon, Trans. by Don Mee Choi – Same for this one minus the flarf.

    “The Anger Scale” by Katie Dagentesh – Flarfy goodness from the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory

    You’re on your own for the fiction.

    • Awesome, thanks. I don’t know if a book is gonna be the best vehicle for my flarf appreciation, though. I’m going to have to dick around watching more clips of readings and whatnot before I can make that kind of commitment.

  2. winston

    ORPHANS
    Charles D’Ambrosio

    PURO BORDER
    Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, Ed.

  3. winston

    also:

    THE RAGGED EDGE: THE DISABILITY EXPERIENCE FROM THE PAGES OF THE DISABILITY RAG
    Barrett Shaw, Ed.

  4. shortlist:

    COMPLETE MINIMAL POEMS
    Aram Saroyan

    MOMMY MUST BE A FOUNTAIN OF FEATHERS
    Kim Hyesoon

    ORPHANS
    Charles D’Ambrosio (although it says there are 0 available, which could be a problem)

    PURO BORDER
    Luis Humberto Crosthwaite, Ed.

    YOU ARE A LITTLE BIT HAPPIER THAN I AM
    Tao Lin

    THE ENCANTADAS
    Robert Allen

    ON PAIN
    Ernst Junger

  5. Puro Border wins the battle in my head. The Encantadas was a close second.

  6. winston

    does that mean I get it when you’re done?

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