Posted by: Joelle Jameson | July 5, 2010

Lonely Christopher: The Mechanics of Multi-Syllabic Discourse

Apologies to those of you who tuned in at 1:00 PM today; I failed to realize that the addition of a new show to the station would bump me to a different time slot. The show actually aired at 11:00 AM. I think this is a dandy new time slot and encourage you to listen at that time in the future. Unfortunately, I was not with it enough to make an announcement/realize it had changed at all.

So, if you missed it today, I strongly encourage you to check in at cyberstation’s archive next Sunday and listen to it there.

Because you don’t want to miss this guy:

Lonely Christopher

My constant search for poetic excellence (and great friends and a guaranteed fun time) brought me to Brooklyn recently, where I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Lonely Christopher. Christopher is a founding member of The Corresponding Society and an editor of its biannual literary journal Correspondence. He writes “outside and across forms,” as evidenced by the spectrum of his publications: “Into,” a collection of long-form verse with Robert Snyderman and Christopher Sweeney; two poetry collections ; original plays, including his Gay Plays trilogy, which have been produced in New York City and ChengDu, China; and a collection of short fiction, “The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse” (see what I did there? Eh?) forthcoming in 2011 from Akashic’s Little House on the Bowery imprint. We focused on poetry, though, and the result is an enticing batch of poems emphatically delivered over the subtle din of Bed-Stuy.

“The Mythological Poet” by John Ashbery
“Magic Bridge” by Lonely Christopher
“How Do You Know This Is For Real?” by Lonely Christopher
“Anselm Berrigan” by Lonely Christopher
“A Portrait of Christian Berard, A Painter” by Gertrude Stein
“A Substance in a Cushion” from “Tender Buttons” by Gertrude Stein
“Grown-Ups” by Lonely Christopher
“Poets to Come” by Walt Whitman


“Closing (Instrumental)” by Philip Glass
“A Singer Must Die” by Leonard Cohen
“Roseability” by Idlewild
“Is This What You Wanted” by Leonard Cohen
“One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong” by Leonard Cohen



  1. So the stack of books needs an update?

    • It does – thanks for pointing that out, I completely forgot.

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