Sunday, September 27, 2009

P&B reading in NYC, October 27th!!!!!!!!!!

Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Peaches and Bats
(Portland, Ore.)

Tues., Oct. 27, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free

ACA Galleries
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.
Event will be hosted by 
Peaches and Bats editor Sam Lohmann

Featuring readings from

Marcella Durand
Eléna Rivera
David Shapiro

and music from

Ann Adachi and friends

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

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. 

*Performer Bios*

**Ann Adachi**

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**

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**

Sam Lohmann edits Peaches and Bats. His chapbook Onlooking is forthcoming from Airfoil. 

**Eléna Rivera**

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.

**David Shapiro**

David Shapiro has published many books of poetry and art criticism, including New and Selected Poems (1965-2006) from Overlook Press. An extended interview by Kent Johnson is online at the above url.


C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues


Next event:

Tues. Nov. 24 
Brave Men Press (Northampton, Mass.)

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
330 W.28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
For event and publication information:
T: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Joel Felix and Phoebe Wayne, 9/20/09

Sunday, September 20 at 7 pm
Spare Room presents a poetry reading by

Joel Felix
Phoebe Wayne

Concordia Coffee House
2909 NE Alberta Street, Portland
$5 suggested donation

Friday, September 4, 2009

"Even if you cannot look, others will look for you. Art brings itself to a halt, but that halt has a way of unravelling itself. All the reflections expired into the thickets of Yaxchilan. One must remember that writing on art replaces presence by absence by substituting the abstraction of language for the real thing. There was a friction between the mirrors and the tree, now there is a friction between language and memory. A memory of reflections becomes an absence of absences."

--Robert Smithson, 
"Incidents of Mirror-Travel in theYúcutan" (1968)