Friday, July 29, 2011, 7pm
Please join Fact-Simile Editions, Debrah Morkun, C. McCallister Williams, Andrew K. Peterson & Jess Stoner for a night of poetry and handmade bookness as we celebrate the release of not one but two (and maybe even 3!) lovely new chapbooks with their lovely new authors.
C. McCallister Williams’ Neon Augury was the winner of Fact-Simile’s 2010 Equinox chapbook contest. Another chapbook, WILLIAM SHATNER, is available from alice blue books. His work can be found in GlitterPony, Pindeldyboz, elimae, New Orleans Review and elsewhere. He is an editor for Columbia Poetry Review. He currently lives in Chicago.
Debrah Morkun’s first book, Projection Machine, was published by BlazeVox Books in 2010. Her second book, The Ida Pingala, is forthcoming. She curates The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series. Visit Debrah at www.debrahmorkun.com<http://www.debrahmorkun.com/>
Andrew K. Peterson’s poetry chapbook bonjour meriwether and the rabid maps was a runner up in Fact-Simile’s 2010 Equinox Contest. He also wrote Museum of Thrown Objects, a book of poetry/’soft architecture’ published by BlazeVox Books in 2010, and two collaborative chapbooks with the word ‘here’ in the title: Here Come the Groovies (w/Joseph Cooper), and between here & the telescopes (w/Elizabeth Guthrie). He edits the online journal summer stock and cofounded Livestock Editions, a small press publisher of poetry chapbooks.
Jess Stoner used to be Jess Wigent. One year ago, her husband absconded her to an island off Wales, where black sheep are not just in songs and the wind blew in every direction. Now she’s settled into the sweat and brisket of Austin. Her novel, I Have Blinded Myself Writing This, will be published by Short Flight/Long Drive Books (a division of Hobart) early 2012. She writes book reviews for Necessary Fiction and her prose and poetry have been published in Caketrain, Everyday Genius, Alice Blue Review, Horse Less Review, Juked, Front Porch, Arsenic Lobster, and many other handsome journals. She writes about the NBA and muppets athttp://jessstoner.com/
THIS HAPPENS AT THE MOONSTONE ART CENTER, 110A S 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Friday, April 8, 7pm
CAConrad & Debrah Morkun read with
at MUHLENBERG COLLEGE at the RED DOOR,
SATURDAY, April 2nd, 4pm
The New Philadelphia Poets Present
Kim Gek Lin Short
This happens at Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia PA. Unmissable. Please come.
Sunday, March 13th, 2011, 5pm
On Sunday, March 13th, 2011, The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series features poetry by Lauren Ireland, film by Brian Melton, & a lecture plus Q&A by Nicholas Deboer on Ezra Pound’s The Cantos.
LAUREN IRELAND grew up in coastal Virginia & southern Maryland. Currently an editor at Lungfull! Magazine, she also curates the monthly poetry series The Readings at Chrystie Street, & edits Invisible Magazine with Steve Roberts. Her poems have appeared in Sixth Finch, Conduit, Caketrain, & Bateau, among others; a chapbook is forthcoming from Factory Hollow Press. She lives in Brooklyn.
BRIAN MELTON is a freelance cinematographer who’s worked on indie films such as Great World of Sound, which premiered at Sundance in 2007 & the Oscar-nominated Junebug. In February of 2007, the American Society of Cinematographers awarded Brian the ASC Heritage Award for Cinematography for his work on the 16mm short film Red Autumn. Since then, he has shot several projects including an HD feature directed by Stephen Cone called The Chritians, which made its debut in November of 2008 at Chicago’s Gene Siskel film center, a Joshua Harrell music video that is currently running on MTV’s LOGO network, & Cowboy Funeral, an upcoming independent feature produced by Crosswater Entertainment. Brian is an alumnus of the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking. He currently lives in Philadelphia.
NICHOLAS DEBOER was born at 1024pm with a temperature of 29.1 degrees farenheit. The wind gust a bit, around 5.8 mph under a clear sky in Chicago, Illinois. It was the Michael Reece Hospital, designed by Walter Gropius. He certainly still likes to think about it. Later on, he attended schools, they were nice schools & some of his friends were met there. He found out that he could get obsessed with things by the age of 11, when his mother told him he could listen to their vinyl & found a photograph of Edgar Poe in the Beatles’ seventh album. It got worse, over time. By his early 20s he found out that he really liked Guy Debord & the Situationist International, & really thought it was important at 18 to watch Citizen Kane something like 100 times. Now, it’s Ezra Pound, then it’s Charles Olson. He went to Naropa & Western Michigan University. People have been nice enough to take some of his words in poetry journals, such as Fact-Simile, Bombay Gin & other(s). He was born on the 23rd of October, 1981.
This all happens at 5pm at The Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. Please come!
Friday, February 4, 2011, 8pm
Debrah Morkun, Jamie Townsend, Erica Kaufman, & Matt Walker read at The Multifarious Array Reading Series at Pete’s Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn.
Saturday, January 29th, 2011, 8pm
Come hear John Keene and Debrah Morkun read at Chapterhouse on Saturday, January 29th!
John Keene is the author of Annotations (New Directions) and, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, of the poetry-text dialogue Seismosis (1913 Press). He has published his fiction, poetry, essays, translations, and interviews with other authors widely. He teaches at Northwestern University.
Debrah Morkun’s first full length book of poetry, Projection Machine, was published by BlazeVox Books in April 2010. She lives in Philadelphia, where she runs The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series. She believes in the Muse & does rituals to her before she sits to write. Visit Debrah at http://www.debrahmorkun.com/ .
Light & Honey: Jan 13 @ 7 pm
Karen Rile, Kevin Varrone & Angel Hogan will all be reading!
More info here »
Thursday, December 16 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Fergie’s Pub (1214 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA)
Patrick David Lucy lives & works in Philadelphia. He is the author of two chapbooks, LIVE FIELDS: GROWTHS 1-5 (self released) & WILLIAM (con/crescent press, forthcoming). Recent work has appeared or will shortly in Gulf Coast, elimae, Labrotorio & elsewhere. He’s a member of The New Philadelphia Poets. Learn more about Patrick at catchconfetti.com .
Lily Brown is from Massachusetts & currently lives in Athens, where she is a Ph.D. student at The University of Georgia. Her first book, Rust or Go Missing, is out from Cleveland State University Poetry Center, & recent poems have appeared in American Letters & Commentary & The Colorado Review. A new chapbook, Being One, is forthcoming from Brave Man Press.
Cynthia Arrieu-King is an assistant professor of Creative Writing at Stockton College in New Jersey. Her work has appeared or will this year in Boston Review, Witness, & Jacket. Her book People Are Tiny in Paintings of China was released from Octopus Books this fall. She lives near some casinos & the sea.
Julia Cohen is the author of ten chapbooks, & her first full length book, Triggermoon Triggermoon recently released from Black Lawrence Press. Her work has been published in 6X6, Columbia Poetry Review, Octopus, & 1913, amongst others. She is the poetry editor of Saltgrass & the associate editor of The Denver Quarterly. She can be found on the messier side of neat (.blogspot.com).