Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stuff and then some

Date: November 20, 2008 06:30PM
Description: Hey Fishes, it's been too long, so we're gonna raise a very special poetry ruckus in the back room of the Four-Faced Liar.

Chris Tonelli is coming all the way up from Carolina, Sampson Starkweather is making a rare departure from his makeshift laboratory deep in the North woods, and Justin Marks is getting out of bed to come celebrate their synchronous publications by Rope-a-Dope press.

Rope-a-Dope Press is a collective of former pugilists in South Boston who create fantastic handmade chapbooks, broadsides, and other collaborations between visual artists and poets.

So come meet us at 6:30 PM in the dank dungeon of the Famous Face, 165 W. 4th St. and 6th Ave., on Thursday November 20th. This isn't one to miss.



Justin Marks' first full length collection, A Million in Prizes, is forthcoming from New Issues Press in spring 2009. His chapbooks include Voir Dire (Rope-a-Dope Press, forthcoming) and [Summer insular:] (Horse Less Press, 2007). He is the founder and Editor of Kitchen Press Chapbooks and lives in New York City.

Sampson Starkweather is the author of City of Moths, forthcoming from Rope-A-Dope Press, and The Photograph from horse less press. He lives in the woods.

Chris Tonelli is the author of three chapbooks: For People Who Like Gravity and Other People (Rope-A-Dope Press, forthcoming), A Mule-Shaped Cloud (w/ Sarah Bartlett, horse less press, 2008), and WIDE TREE: Short Poems (Kitchen Press, 2006). He teaches at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Founded in the spring of 2007 by painter Robert daVies and poet Mary Walker Graham, Rope-a-Dope Press fosters collaborations between artists, writers, and their communities through the publication of handmade, letterpress printed chapbooks, broadsides, and artists' books.

I going to try and check out the reading then meet up with TMS to see her friend's band, Miracles.


11-20-2008 20:30 at Death by Audio - Creative Capitalism record party w/ Lo Moda, Thrust Lab, Antimagic, Weekends
49 S 2nd St, Brooklyn,


Check out the new ish of Pax Americana

Then watch some shorts on Black Masculinity

Dear all:

My friend David Moore has made two short films on the subject of black
masculinity. Please check them out. The short titled REALNESS is about a
woman transitioning to becoming a man; it's fascinating watching her acquire
masculine traits, both good and bad.

This is part of the Masculinity Project (


"Dr. Al's Rebels" (Part One):



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