Some recent publications/content

excerpts from “But Also This — Correspondences for Etel” @ Perfect Vacuum & @ Annulet

“Curfew and Far Between” @ Dusie

brief interview w rob mclennan / poem in Touch the Donkey #32

“Making Poetry Ungovernable” @ Lana Turner

“Three Books and a Poem” @ e-flux

Etel Adnan Tribute reading @ SFSU Poetry Center

Reading some of Kevin Killian’s Amazon Reviews @ FencePodcast

Abigail Lang’s translation of excerpts from The Riotous Outside @ Nioques (youtube reading here)

“I.C.E. Age” @

Odd blogpost aggregating publications, blurbs, etc

Reading in NY w Zoe Tuck, Feb 7

Excited to reading with Zoe Tuck at the Poetry Project on Feb 7. Will be there with copies of a new chapbook from Commune Editions, along with copies of the new Tripwire.

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New work online

“Before or After That” up at DATABLEEDZINE. thanks to the editors for publishing!Screen Shot 2017-09-11 at 2.35.45 PM

Spring 2017 Readings & Events

Fri Feb 17:  Reading w Edwin Torres & Yesi Padilla, Verbatim Books, San Diego, 7pm

Sun Feb 19: Performance w SE Barnet, for her Drawings and Other Writing, Poetic Research Bureau, LA, 2pm

Wed Feb 22: Roof Books reading, w Laura Moriarty & Jean Day, Moe’s, Berkeley, 730pm

Tue March 21: Roof Books NY book releases, w Anna Vitale & Marie Buck, Le Poisson Rouge, NYC, 630pm

Thur March 23: Hunter College, details TBA

Fri March 24: “Poetry in a Time of Crisis” w Anna Vitale, Marie Buck, Jasmine Gibson, & Paolo Javier. Berl’s, Brooklyn, 7pm

Sat March 25: reading w Anna Vitale & Marie Buck, The Hiding Place, Philadelphia. 

Thur April 13: reading w Paula Mendoza & Bob Perelman, The Republican, Salt Lake City, 730

Fri April 14: Unpaged: a talk w Craig Dworkin, Salt Lake City Public Library, 1pm 


Now out from Roof Books & available at Small Press Distribution

Reading at EM Wolfman Books in Oakland, Sat Dec 3, w Cassandra Troyan & Danielle LaFrance. More readings to come in 2017, in New York, Vancouver, and elsewhere.


David Buuck’s Noise in the Face Of is not a book exposing lies. It is about the labor of standing together in the face of the exposed and learning to be there for one another. There is Love here and there is a promise for enough of it, just stand in there and you know he is right. What an honor to be alive at the same time as this poet who is showing that there is so much more beyond the filth and conspiracy of politics.         —CAConrad

David Buuck writes a history of the problem of being a poet inside the historical moment of a city which itself had become a poem. Oakland was once a messed-up erupting ambiguity of the negatively capable indecorously accessorizing, the messed-up positron of the all, but maybe what Oakland was also was the precipice overlooking Silicon Valley, a cliff geo-tagged as a protest taking the form of a funeral in the form of a dance you refuse to do: “Whose fuck ups? / Our fuck ups.” The meta-shards of mega-self-awareness that come after are a jewel on the radiant pavement of after that.           —Anne Boyer


Recent & Upcoming

Upcoming Readings:

Sept 24-25: readings and live interview at Geen Daded Maar Woorden Festival, Rotterdam
Oct 7: Panel on lit mags & translation , American Literary Translators Association conference, 345-5, Marriott Oakland City Center, Oakland.  
Oct 13-14: Special Tripwire release event at the Concept of Vancouver conference, Brock University, Ontario, Canada.
Oct 18: Reading w Hugo Garcia Manríquez, Helen Dimos, & William Rowe @ the Green Arcade, SF 
Oct 21-23: Panel participant and reading, Open Press Conference, Los Angeles.

Recently published online:

“Rebel Yells: Poets in Resistance,” @ Poetry International

Against Normalization / Contra la Normalización: an interview with John Chávez @ QueensMobTeaHouse

“Noise in the Face of” @ Volta

Clearing a Space in the Frequency Jungle” @ BathHouse

Interview w Thom Donovan @ The Conversant

Brief reviews of Dambudzo Marechera & Lesego Rampolokeng @ The Scofield

Interview of Sara Uribe & John Pluecker @ QueensMobTeaHouse


Sun 6/19: Switch Reading series, w CAConrad & Emily Carr, Portland, 630pm.

Wed 6/22: Tripwire #10 & 11 release event, w CAConrad, Marianne Morris, Lara Durback, Juliana Spahr, Kevin Killian, & others. 

Mon 4/25: “Writing in the City” talk @ Purdue University, Grissom 102, 7pm & reading w Adriana Garriga-López, at Star City Coffee and Ale House, 210 Main Street, Lafayette, 9pm

Tues 4/26: Open Q&A @ Purdue, Krannert (Rawls Hall) 2079. 10-11:30 am

Wed 4/27: “Writing the City” talk and performance, U Chicago, Gray Center Lab, Room 112, 6pm. 

Thur 4/28: Reading w Marcelo Morales Cintero, @ Sector 2337, Chicago, 7pm

Fri 5/7: Beth Murray book celebration and memorial reading, Alley Cat Books, SF, details TBA.

What I saw/heard/transcribed in 2015


October & November events

Oct 17 — Critical Somatics aerobics-panel/workshop, The Lab, 10am-12pm. with CAConrad, Olive Blackburn, Zen Cohen, Christian Nagler, Shanti Ganesh ,
Christina LindenJulz Hale Mary, Neve Mazique. Organized by Sophia Wang & Lisa Rybovich Crallé.

Oct 22 — Poetry Center, San Francisco State University, 4pm, reading and Q&A with Tonya Foster

Oct 28 — Santa Cruz Public School, w Jared Stanley, Angel Rodriquez, & Gabriela Ramirez-Chavez. SubRosa Community Space, 7pm.

Nov 15— Adjunct Action | Poets in Actionw Jessica Beard, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, David Buuck, Stephanie Young, panel co-chaired by Jessica Lawless (SEIU) and Sheila Tully (CFA) @ the Howard Zinn Book Fair, City College of San Francisco, 1:45–2:45 pm in the Tillie Olsen Room, free.

Tripwire back issues now available @ Eclipse


Tripwire, a journal of poetics, was founded in 1998 by Yedda Morrison and current editor David Buuck. Six issues were published between 1998-2002, with a special supplement published in September 2004 for the RNC protests in New York. All six issues are now available as free PDFs at Eclipse. Thanks to Craig Dworkin and his team!

(free PDFs of #7 & 8 available here)

Tripwire in LA! Book release party @ CIELO Gallery : Friday Sep 11

featuring readings by

CA Conrad

Jen Hofer

Gelare Khoshgozaran

Marianne Morris

Nancy Popp

Diane Ward

Sholeh Wolpe

@ CIELO Galleries & Studios

3201 Maple Ave, South Central LA

doors 8pm, readings 9pm.

Free / drinks & snacks & books available!