D.A. POWELL: useless landscape, or a guide for boys

[youtube_video width=399 height=233]Useless landscape[/youtube_video]

[ Thurs Mar 16 12 ]

D.A. Powell read from his new collection of poems Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys at City Lights. Above is the entire show, with an introductions by Peter Maravelis.

Click “Play” to watch all, “Next” to skip forward, or the small “Insert” screen (to the right of the video time) to see thumbnails and watch them directly.


  • Read the reviews: NPR (“More than any other poet since the 19th century, Powell has made a high art of dirty double entendres and punning” and “Powell has written some of hell’s music, and it’s among the best you’ll hear”) | The Chronicle (“like a canvas by Brueghel, crawling with miniature scenes of panting need, impeccably rendered and filtered through the relentless horndogginess of the teenage boy”) | Publisher’s Weekly (They compare him to Shakespeare, for Peet’s sake.) | Lambda
  • Watch other readings: the release for Granta 117 | the Dean Young benefit | Quiet Lightning | Babylon Salon