Friday, August 8, 2008

Links & 8 Corollary Arms 2 Hold You With

Post No Ills: An American Review... of Reviews


Cortland Review

Sixth Finch

Oranges & Sardines


Octopus & Xing press reading in DUMBO

Saturday, August 9th at 6PM Melville House celebrates the independent small press with a poetry reading featuring three new books: Undersleep by Julie Doxsee (Octopus), The Senator Letters by Jeremy Schmall (X-ing) and More Perfect Depictions of Noise by Justin Taylor (X-ing). The authors are joined by Matvei Yankelevich, author of The Present Work (Palm Press) and editor and translator of Today I Wrote Nothing: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook). Melville House is located at 145 Plymouth Street in DUMBO. F to York Street.

Hope to see you there!


Matvei Yankelevich edited and translated TODAY I WROTE NOTHING: THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF DANIIL KHARMS (Overlook, 2007). He is a co-translator of OBERIU: AN ANTHOLOGY OF RUSSIAN ABSURDISM (2006). His translation of the Vladimir Mayakovsky's poem "Cloud in Pants" appears in NIGHT WRAPS THE SKY: WRITINGS BY AND ABOUT MAYAKOVSKY (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, 2008). He is the author of a long poem, THE PRESENT WORK (Palm Press, 2006) and his writing has appeared in Fence, Open City, and many other literary journals. He teaches Russian Literature at Hunter College in New York City and edits the Eastern European Poets Series at Ugly Duckling Presse in Brooklyn.

Jeremy Schmall is the editor and founder of The Agriculture Reader, a small-run, handmade arts annual. He is the author of The Senator Letters, Underneath an Obnoxious Moon, and an artist book, The Slapdown. He's been published in Hotel St. George, Pilot, Juked, and Forklift, Ohio. He lives in Brooklyn.

Julie Doxsee's poems have appeared recently in over thirty-five national and international journals, including Aufgabe, Fourteen Hills, and Tarpaulin Sky. Forthcoming publications include two books: Objects for a Fog Death (Black Ocean, 2008/2009) and Undersleep (Octopus Books 2007/2008), and two chapbooks: You Will Build a City Out of Rags (Whole Coconut 2007) and New Body a Seafloor Body (Seeing Eye Books 2008). The Knife-Grasses (Octopus Books), and Fog Quartets (horse less press) are now available. Beginning Fall 2007, she will join the full-time faculty at KoƧ University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Justin Taylor is the author of More Perfect Depictions of Noise. He is also the editor of two books: The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder's Mouth) and Come Back, Donald Barthelme (McSweeney's). He is the co-editor of The Agriculture Reader. His writing has appeared in numerous online and print publications, and he has been honored by Best American Essays (2007) and Best of the Web (2008).


Dear Lovely Friends,

I've organized a reading for one of my stellar Corollary authors, Summi Kaipa, on Sunday August 10th in Brooklyn. It is a rare treat to have her on the East Coast, and I'm thrilled at the opportunity to introduce her work to new audiences as well as invite those already familiar with her writing to have the pleasure of hearing her read. She'll be reading with the equally talented Tisa Bryant, whose recent book Unexplained Presence ought to be on everyone's reading list. Their bios are located below.

Sunday, August 10th


Corollary Press Presents Summi Kaipa and Tisa Bryant

Unnameable Books (Previously Adam's Books)

456 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

Tisa Bryant is the author of Unexplained Presence (Leon Works, 2007), a collection of original, hybrid essays that remix narratives from eurocentric film, literature and visual arts and zoom in on the black presences operating within them. She is currently working on [the curator], a fiction that meditates on identity, visual culture and the lost films of auteur Justine Cable, co-editing an anthology for AIDS Project Los Angeles, and is madly working to get Vol. 2 F-K of the Encyclopedia Project in the hopper.

Summi Kaipa has authored several chapbooks, including "The Epics" (Leroy Press), "One: I Beg You Be Still" (Belladonna), and most recently "The Language Parable" (Corollary Press). For eight years, she was the editor of Interlope, a magazine publishing innovative writing by Asian Americans, and in 2002, she received a Potrero Nuevo Fund Prize to write and produce her first play. Once a resident of SF's bustling Mission District, Kaipa now resides in a quiet neighborhood in North Berkeley, where she has been earning a degree in clinical psychology and making excruciatingly slow progress on her first full-length manuscript.

Corollary Press is a small chapbook series devoted to new work by writers of color. Published out of Philadelphia, all books are hand-sewn in small editions of 150. Sueyeun Juliette Lee, the editor, specifically seeks out work by authors that challenge notions of difference, aesthetics, and genre

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