The Portable BOOG Reader #5

That’s right, not Chanel #5 but The Portable BOOG Reader #5 is the hottest thing that ended 2010 for me. The best part of this was that I had submitted my poetry to this quintessential NYC poetry journal back when I was 15 years old. I had received a sweet rejection note on an orange card that I had kept for years. It made that inner poet-child overjoyed to be invited to submit.
Here’s to circularity and the joy of poetry.

Publisher’s Note:

Here it is, everyone: The Portable Boog Reader 5. This is our second time sharing our annual anthology with a sister city. Our New York City editors—Douglas Manson, Arlo Quint, Lauren Russell, and I—chose Boston this time around. We selected as the Boston editors Michael Carr, John Mulrooney, and Aaron Tieger, who, with Jim Behrle and me, curated this past summer’s Boston Poet Tea Party marathon reading.
It was really great to work with these six champions of the written word. I hope you’ll have as much fun reading our choices as I have. This brings the number of poets who have appeared in these five volumes to 323. (For a complete rundown of PBR contributors, see p. 22.)  And a hearty thank you to all of our advertisers, whose support has helped bring this issue to you.


You can download the Portable BOOG Reader #5 Here:

The Full List of Contributors:

Kostas Anagnopoulos
L.S. Asekoff
Miriam Atkin
Jillian Brall
Franklin Bruno
Lucas Chib
Alex Cuff
Amanda Deutch
Stephanie Jo Elstro
Shonni Enelow
Ben Fama
Nina Freeman
Cliff Fyman
Greg Gerke
K Ginger
Michael Gottlieb
Ted Greenwald
Gina Inzunza
Curtis Jensen
Jamey Jones
Jeffrey Jullich
Ari Kalinowski
Robert Kocik
Denize Lauture
E.J. McAdams
Ace McNamara
Joe Millar
Kathleen Miller
Thurston Moore
Abraham Nowitz
Ron Padgett
Douglas Piccinnini
Jamey Jones
Jeffrey Jullich
Ari Kalinowski
Robert Kocik
Denize Lauture
Ed Barrett
Sean Cole
Amanda Cook
William Corbett
Jim Dunn
Elisa Gabbert
Kythe Heller
Fanny Howe                                                                                                                                                                     Brett Price
Lee Ranaldo
Lola Rodriguez
Bob Rosenthal
Thaddeus Rutkowski
Zohra Saed
Tracy K. Smith
Mary Austin Speaker
Sampson Starkweather
Paige Taggart
Anne Tardos
Cat Tyc
K. Abigail Walthausen
Jo Ann Wasserman
Andrew Hughes
Jack Kimball
Gerrit Lansing
Tanya Larkin
Ruth Lepson
Lori Lubeski
Jess Mynes
Charley Shively
Joel Sloman
Joseph Torra
Andi Werblin
Carol Weston
Elizabeth Marie Young

3,000 copies of the anthology were dropped off at the locations listed below and are available FREE!


East Village
Sunshine Theater * 143 E. Houston St.  (bet. 1st & 2nd Avenues)
Bluestockings * 172 Allen St.  (bet. Stanton & Rivington sts.)
Pianos * 158 Ludlow St.  (bet. Stanton and Rivington sts.)
Living Room * 154 Ludlow St.  (bet. Stanton and Rivington sts.)
Cake Shop * 152 Ludlow  St. (bet. Stanton and Rivington sts.)
–Bowery Poetry Club * 308 Bowery  (bet. Houston & Bleecker sts.)
Think Coffee * 1 Bleecker St. (@ Bowery)
Trash and Vaudeville (upstairs) * 4 St. Mark’s Pl.  (bet. 2nd & 3rd aves.)
Mission Café * 82 Second Ave.  (bet. 4th & 5th sts.)
Anthology Film Archives * 32 Second Ave.  (bet. 1st & 2nd sts.)
–Sidewalk Café * 94 Avenue A  (bet. 6th & 7th sts.)
–Nuyorican Poets Café *  236 E. 3rd St.  (bet. Avenues B & C)
Lakeside Lounge * 162 Avenue B  (bet. 10th & 11th sts.)
Life Café * 343 E. 10th St.  (bet. Avenues A & B)
St. Mark’s Books * 31 Third Ave.  (bet. St. Mark’s Pl. & 9th St.)
–St. Mark’s Church * 131 E.10th St.  (bet. 2nd & 3rd aves.)
Lower Manhattan
Acme Underground * 9 Great Jones St.  (bet. Broadway & Lafayette St.)
Shakespeare & Co. * 716 Broadway  (bet. Waverly & Astor places)
Other Music * 15 E. 4th St.  (bet. Broadway & Lafayette St.)
Angelika Film Center * 18 W. Houston St.  (bet. Broadway & Mercer St.)
Think Coffee * 248 Mercer St.  (bet. W. 4th and W. 3rd sts.)
Mercer Street Books * 206 Mercer St.  (bet. Bleecker & Houston sts.)
Housing Works Cafe 126 Crosby St. (East Houston & Prince sts.)
McNally Jackson * 52 Prince St. (bet. Mulberry & Lafayette sts.)
Hotel Chelsea * 222 W. 23rd St.  (bet. 7th & 8th aves.)

Matchless * 557 Manhattan Ave. (bet. Nassau and Driggs aves.)
Enid’s * 560 Manhattan Ave.  (bet. Nassau and Driggs aves.)
Thai Café * 925 Manhattan Ave. (bet. Kent St. & Greenpoint Ave.)
Thai Café * 925 Manhattan Ave. (bet. Kent St. & Greenpoint Ave.)
Champion Coffe * 1108 Manhattan Ave. (bet. Clay & DuPont sts.)
Sideshow Gallery * 319 Bedford Ave.  (bet. S.2nd & S.3rd sts.)
Supercore Café * 305 Bedford Ave.  (bet. S.1st & S.2nd sts.)
Spoonbill & Sugartown * 218 Bedford Ave.  (bet. N.4th & N.5th sts.)
Public Assembly * 70 North 6th St.  (bet. Wythe & Kent aves.)
Bliss Café191 Bedford Ave. (bet. N.6th & N.7th sts.)
Spike Hill184 Bedford Ave. (bet. N.6th & N.7th sts.)
Soundfix/Fix Cafe44 Berry St. (at N.11th St.)

Thanks to Douglas Manson and Editors for this opportunity!

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