Up at 9. Lucid, 10:30-2:30. Yesterday's entry, cleared email, reread chapter on Dorothy Scarborough in Marybeth Hamilton's revisionist In Search of the Blues. Finally satisfied w/ the 3 grafs I've been working over the last 2-3 days, moved on to Austin, took notes on the bio. Back home briefly to dump computer; 7/E, last bit of Harvey lecture (don't think I'll start the next, on money, for a few days) met Bree at MoMa for The Girl in the Third Row (Hasse Ekman, 1949). So great, just what we needed: Ophuls (La Ronde) structure, Renoir humanism, Lubitsch charm. (Ekman was Bergman's main rival in Swedish cinema; this was a direct riposte to his Sartrean gloom.) Ran into Mark Doten on the way out. F to DUMBO; finished the review MS, should writing report quickly, while it's fresh in mind. Longish reading at Berl's. 2 v. young UK poets who happened to be in town; first had parental issues, left NY crowd cold, and sounded exactly like Cecily Strong's chav character; second had a ridiculous but well-written poem about guilt over eating oysters and milk, and used the phrase "all mod cons." Jack/Jacqueline Frost, out from Oakland; a little declamatory, couldn't make much of what she read beyond what I could impose by assuming her politics. Chris Nealon (why I came), read the title poem of Heteronomy, and a new one in a similar "deceptively casual" (until a powerful climax) mode, until a powerful ending, called "The Victorious Ones." Also quite humanist; risks writing about his baby. "When I say 'beauty,' I don't mean razzle-dazzle." Me neither! Jackie Wang, funny Antin-ish introduction about not cutting her hair for the reading and shitting on the bus, poem itself was a little raw, w/ a backing ambient loop that made it feel static. Bought new Spahr, collected Gizzi. Talked w/ Chris - toyed w/ idea of a joint presentation on Stevie Wonder's "As" for EMP - and Sam Frank after, bought new Spahr + collected Gizzi (very tempted by that Arcadia Project anthology I'd forgotten about), on way home by 10. Finished Ben's O book - I thought I understood the shorter third part best, but all in all, staunchly modernist work that deserves more than I can give it. Listened to the rest of Langley's Record Player - "New Caucasian Maps," a dubby number that I'd forgotten, is one of the standouts. DSSQ6 (1956); quite consonant and long-lined, un-"stormy."