Blabber Kitchen

Blabber Kitchen No. 1 is here! For the first time ever, in the form in which it was imagined.

Finally, Blabber Kitchen No. 1 can be viewed as it was imagined: A one hour Television variety show which focuses on discussion and performance of poetry, but without the commercials.

In Blabber Kitchen No. 1,  you will find a very informative discussion/interview with Alice Sebrell, Director of The Black Mountain College Museum+Arts Center, on the history of Black Mountain College and the mission of The Black Mountain College Museum+Arts Center.

You will also find a discussion with Joyelle McSweeney and Johannes Göransson on what poetry looks like in America right now, along with a very cool reading from each poet.

Göransson reads from entrance to a colonial pageant in which we all begin to intricate (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2011), his latest poetry collection. You can read a review of the book @ HTMLGIANT or you can order a copy from Tarpaulin Sky Press .

McSweeney reads a passage on The Necro Pastoral from an upcoming prose collection.  Her most recent books are Nylund, the Sarcographer (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2007) and Flet: A Novel (Fence, 2007).

Göransson and McSweeney co-founded and co-edit Action Books. They also co-edit the online journal Action, Yes with John Dermot Woods.

This is a spot from our prepro talk with poets Johannes Göransson and Joyelle McSweeney, co-founders of ACTION BOOKS, before sitting down with them to chat in the Blabber Kitchen for Episode No. 1. Stay tuned because Blabber Kitchen No. 2 is comin’ round the bend!

Check out our Readings Archive from Blabber Kitchen


Dancing Queen by  ABBA, 1976

Ain’t Misbehavin’ by Fats Waller, 1929

Hello Bonjour by Michael Franti and Spearhead, 2006

Karn Evil 9 by Emerson, Lake and Palmer, 1973

Double Dutch Bus by Frankie Smith, 1981

Dream a Little Dream by

Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald

(Written, and first recorded, by Ozzie Nelson in 1931.)

– The End by Saint Sparrow, 2010. “The End” is the song heard in the clips from “Let It Be for Paul.”

The End was written, performed and recorded by Saint Sparrow. Saint Sparrow is comprised of Jacob Shores-Argüello and Erika Wilhite.

“Let It Be for Paul” was written in a live collaboration on Facebook between eight people in 2010. The lines performed by Chris Pappas from “Let It Be for Paul” were written by Sy Hoahwah and Chris Pappas. See and hear the poem.

Copyright 2011 by USPOCO BOOKS


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