June 29, 2012


“I could never throw Love out of the window.” 
Arthur Rimbaud

June 27, 2012

(Candy) Darling

"I really do live for the future, because when I'm eating a box of candy, I can't wait to taste the last piece." Andy Warhol

June 20, 2012

One American Summer

"'It's a summer day, / and I want to be wanted more than anything else in the world.'" Frank O'Hara 

June 8, 2012

Jorie Graham at Wilde Boys

Last night Jorie Graham came to Wilde Boys to talk about her new book of poems, Place, and I also spoke to her about a variety of topics like poetic form, being awake and present in the world, writing from the body/writing from the mind, how scientists are turning to artists in thinking about environmental problems, poetry and politics, and much more.

Jorie was luminous, generous, and stunning. She changed the energy in the room. I am so grateful to her for coming to my salon. It was a gift.

Here we are. All smiles.

x Alex

June 5, 2012

Out Magazine Hot List

Thank you to Out Magazine for including me on their 2012 Hot List.

"Whether it was Rimbaud flitting about 19th-century Europe or Allen Ginsberg pacing the pavement of 1950s New York, there's been a longstanding tradition of the poet as a countercultural icon. No one embodies this institution better than Alex Dimitrov."

June 1, 2012

American Boys, an echapbook

I think of a chapbook as the equivalent to an EP by my favorite band, and a full length book as an LP. The poems in this echapbook, American Boys, were written between November 2011 and March 2012. They’re not included in my first book, Begging for It, which will be out in the spring. In American Boys I’m thinking about America—the one we’re sold and the one we live in. I’m thinking about Allen Ginsberg. I’m thinking about how we communicate through text messages and social media, how we have sex—I’m thinking about summer. And the poems—they’re thinking about you. All eight of them. And secretly, they’re about love.

Alex Dimitrov
June 2012, New York City

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