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May 2nd – 4th, 2013
City University of New York, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
The fifth annual City University of New York (CUNY) Chapbook Festival will be held from May 3 to May 4 at the CUNY Graduate Center in New York City. The program features workshops on producing chapbooks for writers and publishers, as well as readings and a bookfair. All events are free and open to the public. Visit the website for information about the 2013 festival.
Argos Books Spring Reading; Fundraiser; Text Appreciation Social
Thursday, May 2nd @ 7:30pm
Mellow Pages Library, 56 Bogart St. 1S, Brooklyn, NY
Spring is upon us, lambs, and we at Argos Books are so excited to celebrate the fairest of the seasons with a fundraiser reading in support of our second full-length collection! http://rkthb.co/22653
Come hear work from Argos all-stars ANDREW DURBIN, JOSH EDWIN, CAITIE MOORE and BIANCA STONE.
We’ll have snacks! and libations!, and an iPad station open to accept contributions to our forthcoming project, j/j hastain’s phenomenal Forensics of the Chamber!
[Q: What is Forensics of the Chamber?
A: A glittery panting beast, a convocation of the visual and poetic. Language and collage make this rich, sharp sort of nest; it is expansive and playful and provocative and important.]
We intend to do our part in realizing a book that is aesthetically and conceptually profound. Forensics of the Chamber will be printed in color and perfect-bound. We hope to use support from our rockethub page—bolstered by this event!—to help cover the cost of printing (with 20+ full-color images) and shipping.
In addition to our gratitude and that peaceful slumber that follows helping the poetic community, your contribution will garner you TREASURES. Goods include:
- a black and white Super 8 film/video link of poet Brenda Iijima’s performative dance piece, filmed by poet and filmmaker Stephanie Gray, created just for this occasion
- a limited-edition j/j hastain broadside
- beautiful Argos titles
- (and, of course) Forensics of the Chamber itself when it is printed
The Poetry Project: Clark & Stone
Friday, May 3rd @ 10pm
St. Mark’s Church, New York, NY
Jackie Clark is the series editor of Poets off Poetry and Song of the Week for Coldfront Magazine. She is the recipient of a 2012 New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and is the author of three chapbooks: Office Work (Greying Ghost Press), Red Fortress (H_NGM_N), and I Live Here Now (Lame House Press). Jackie lives in Jersey City and can be found online at nohelpforthat.com. Her first book, Aphoria, was recently published by Brooklyn Arts Press.
Bianca Stone is the author of several poetry chapbooks, as well as an ongoing poetry-comic series from Factory Hollow Press. She is the illustrator of Antigonick, a collaboration with Anne Carson (New Directions, 2012), and her poems have appeared in journals such as Tin House, APR, and Crazyhorse. Her first full-length collection of poetry Someone Else’s Wedding Vows is forthcoming from Tin House/Octopus Books. She lives in Brooklyn.
May 4th @ 7pm
Molasses Books, 770 Hart Street, Brooklyn, NY
Bushwick Sweethearts 1.5 will be held at Molasses Books on May 4th at 7 p.m. Our headliners are Jason Koo (of Brooklyn Poets) and Dolan Morgan (of The Atlas Review). We encourage everyone to get there early to snag a free, hand-screened “pop-up” zine featuring our readers/artists’ work.
More details and RSVP are here.
TOTEM VI: Place, Corrigan, Bernstein
Saturday May 4th @ 8pm
Catina Royale, 58 N 3rd St (btw. Wythe & Kent), Brooklyn, NY
TOTEM, a multimedia film and reading series, returns with VANESSA PLACE, CECILIA CORRIGAN, and FELIX BERNSTEIN performing their work.
VANESSA PLACE killed poetry–Anon., via Twitter.
CECILIA CORRIGAN lives in New York. Her first book Titanic was awarded the Plonsker Prize, and will be published by &Now Books in 2014. Her current research interests include Alan Turing, immaturity, Ludwig Wittgenstein’s adolescence, Alice James, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and therapeutic cosmetics. Her work has appeared in The Journal, Death and Life of American Cities, O’Clock Press, The Awl, The Nicola Midnight St. Claire, Glitterpony, and Emergency Index. She wrote for HBO’s show Luck.
FELIX BERNSTEIN is a filmmaker and writer.