POEMFONE - for those that don't know, was a NYC poet's project where every day a poet called and recorded a new poem on an answering machine, and you could call and listen. The group involved all sorts of hip poets and musicians - including 3 of my favorites: M. Doughty (of Soul Coughing), Nicole Blackman (of KMFDM & other bands), and John S. Hall (of King Missile).
It's an amazing, beautiful, RAW collection of contemporary free verse, that introduces you to a host of talented poets - and includes a picture of each. I adore this book, and found an extra copy used, so others could share in this rocktacular joy. I can't recommend this book enough!
PS- they also have an audio recording (Poemfone: New Word Order) of some of the poems, but it's OOP. Still easy to find though.
An unusual anthology of poetry by contemporary poets from diverse backgrounds. Poets include Allen Ginsburg, Lee Ranaldo, Bob Holman, Janice Erlbaum, and Shut-Up Shelley.
Just looks important, doesn't it?