MC Oroville's Answering Machine is out now for $3.50 from Transmission Press. Many thanks to Logan Ryan Smith, who is publishing lovely multicolored versions of this poetry chapbook. Poems? Of BBQ sauce collage, kidnapped lyrics, detuned fiddles, coleslaw, horse teeth, police tape, Skoal, 49er kitten lectures, casino buffets, lye and chub, bowling alley parking lots, and featuring 2 1/2 allusions to Kenneth Patchen’s Hallelujah Anyway.
Basically: Oroville's newspaper has this section called the Openline where you can call in and say anything and they'll print it. Oroville also has an official rapper named MC Oroville, except he moved to the Bay Area. MC Oroville's Answering Machine is like what would happen if a mythic version of Oroville left mythic messages on its departed MC's mythic answering machine of myth.
Read Hello, MC Oroville?
Read Feather Falls Casino Buffet
Read The 49er's Kitten Lecture
I will make a more official page for the book on my site soon, but you should snag a copy. $3.50 is a good deal, I think? Two years or so in the making! Holy geez! BBQ sauce! I'm going to be in Oroville on Sunday! BBQ mustache for the win!
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SUMMER TOUR OF 2009
June 4th: Studio One Reading Series w/ Geoffrey G. O'Brien and video from Jake Gillespie). 365 45th ST in Oakland CA, 7PM.
June 5th: Epic Summer Art Opening Reading w/ Chelsea Martin. Manifesto Bicycles (421 40th Street @ Webster) in Oakland CA, 7PM.
June 7th: Poetry of Oroville, CA Reading w/ Chelsea Martin. Bicentennial Park (Corner of Huntoon and Robinson), 2PM. FIRST COPIES OF MC OROVILLE'S ANSWERING MACHINE WILL PROBABLY BE AVAILABLE
June 11th: Bittersweet Rockridge Poetry Series w/ Chelsea Martin and Brandon Scott Gorrell and possibly more pending confirmation. Bittersweet Cafe Rockridge (5427 College Avenue) in Oakland CA, 7PM.
June 12th: Common Thread Poetry and Politics with Diamond Dave and Charlie Getter w/ Chelsea Martin and Brandon Scott Gorrell. Pirate Cat Radio Cafe (2781 21st Street) in San Francisco CA, 4PM. (streams online for internet listeners too, 89.9 FM on Bay Area dials)
June 13th: An Evening of Poetry and Whatever w/ Chelsea Martin and Brandon Scott Gorrell. Pegasus Books Downtown (2349 Shattuck Avenue) in Berkeley CA, 7:30PM.
June 14th: Meet and Greet at Copperfield's Books w/ Chelsea and Brandon (3900A Bel Aire Plaza) in Napa, CA 2:00PM
June 19th-21st: I'm going to be in New York with my sister and her partner. We're probably going to go to Sacred Chow.
July 14: Maybe New York? TBA
July 25th: TBA, but probably Baltimore w/ Jack Christian and Adam Robinson and more TBA.
COME TO THINGS, I WILL HAVE SPECIAL HANDSHAKES FOR YOU, IT'S BECAUSE I LIKE YOU, AND ALONG WITH MC OROVILLE'S ANSWERING MACHINE, I WILL HAVE OKAY NOW, AN EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL TOUR THINBOOK THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS AND WILL BE PRETTY CHEAP:
Also: Logan Ryan Smith interviewed me for the Studio One blog. Find out about fog flavored gelato and Dontrelle Willis.
HOPE TO SEE YOU SUMMER OF 09 LET'S FRY A GIANT MEMORY LOL BOOM
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