Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum
**Peaches and Bats
Peaches and Bats is a digest-sized magazine of poetry (plus occasional interviews, fiction, drawings, and cross-genre work), edited and assembled by Sam Lohmann in Portland, Ore. Originally an annual publication, and now appearing twice a year, Peaches and Bats assembles surprising combinations of innovative writing from a variety of traditions and communities, stitching them by hand between letterpressed covers. The current (fourth) issue features work by Tom Blood, Laynie Browne, Marcella Durand, Lohmann, Jesse Morse, Mickey O’Connor, Eléna Rivera, Andrei Sen-Senkov (translated by Zachary Schomburg), David Shapiro, and Phoebe Wayne.
Ann Adachi was born in New York City in 1983. She began classical piano studies in Nasu, Japan, and continued lessons after moving to Olympia, Wash. She studied composition at Brevard College in North Carolina and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Adachi's acoustic and electronic compositions are sometimes combined with performance and video work. She wrote for, and performed in, the acoustic ensemble Eidolon, which recently finished its residency at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space program. Recordings of the ensemble are available at the above url.
Marcella Durand is the author of, most recently, AREA (Belladonna Books) and Traffic and Weather (Futurepoem books). The poems in this issue are part of an ongoing collaboration with the visual artist Karoline Schleh. Her blog about translation can be seen at the above url.
Sam Lohmann edits Peaches and Bats. His chapbook Onlooking is forthcoming from Airfoil.
Eléna Rivera’s recent publications include Mistakes, Accidents and the Want of Liberty (Barque Press) and the online chapbook, In Respect of Distance (Beard of Bees). Her translation of Isabelle Baladine Howald’s book-length poem Secret of Breath is out from Burning Deck Press.
Peaches and Bats #10is a hand-sewn zine with a letterpress cover, 64-pg. laserprintered interior and foldout color poster insert. It costs $5. You can order it by Paypal here or arrange to trade for your chapbook or magazine by sending an email to peachesandbats AT gmail DOT com.
Peaches and Bats #9 is also available in Olympia, Washington at Orca Books; in Portland at Division Leap Books, Powell's City of Books, and Reading Frenzy; and through Ms. Valerie Park Distro.