Launch parties in NYC

lit 18Powerhouse Books hosted LIT ‘s Issue 18 launch party in Dumbo, Brooklyn last night. Readers included Traci O Connor, Mike Young, Nate Pritts and Eduardo Jiménez Mayo reading his translation of Rafael Pérez Gay. Pritts read six poems:

1. Demonstrated Melancholy
2. Locomotive in Autumn
3. The Existing Situation As It Presently Exists
4. American Water
5. No Hidden Portals
6. Big Bright Sun

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The night before, ACA Galleries and Boog City hosted a celebration for Eleven Eleven Journal, featuring readings by J. Mae Barizo, Suzanne Gardinier, Steven Karl and Amy King. King read four poems:

1. Read Me Like Braille
2. That I Will Listen to Until
3. Imperfect Debt
4. Radio Sleep

— Steven Karl & John Deming