Without your support, Drunken Boat could not exist.

Please donate today.

Upcoming Events

Calls for Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for the Affrilachian Arts folio.

Radha Says

The final collection by award-winning poet Reetika Vazirani, published by Drunken Boat.

Excerpt | Purchase | Review


Annotations of contemporary poetry edited by Lisa Russ Spaar, published by Drunken Boat.


Follow drunken_boat on Twitter

Subscribe to our mailing list


At the moment I am reading or rather as user interacting on screen with Illya Szilak’s multi-media digital novel: Reconstructing Mayakovsky. (See her Huff-Post blog: “The Death of the Novel: How E-Lit Revolutionizes Fiction”). I am reading & rereading the PDF of Sarah Gridley’s Loom (Omnidawn, April 2013), a gorgeous book-length pastoral meditation/postmodern allegory — “rouging silver and wildly cold.” I stare at the photographs, illustrations & text of Tan Lin’s uncanny memoir Insomnia and the Aunt (Kenning Editions) — “As any mathematician can tell you, lovers like drapes are feeble signs of a light that can’t come in, for the minute a TV show or a person becomes memorized (the worst form of recognition), it or she ceases to exist in any meaningful way. A dumb TV show is the most beautiful TV show.” I am also rereading three books: John Stilgoe’s elegant & profound essay Shallow Water Dictionary: A Grounding in Estuary English — “In the shallows the oarsman pulls precisely.” Kafka’s Blue Octavo Notebooks – “Evil is the starry sky of Good.” & Wittgenstein’s On Certainty — “If a blind man were to ask me ‘Have you got two hands?’ I should not make sure by looking.”

Bookmark and Share

Published Dec 06, 2012 - 1 Comment so far

1 Comment

  1. Lou! I love reading about what you are reading. So good to hear your voice and thoughts. Miss you very much. Zohra and the UpSet Press gang :) Yes, we were stalking you on the internet and came across this by happy chance!

    Comment by Zohra — December 19, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.