Friday, May 29, 2009

Candy Stain Punks

Medical FACT!

The human body has over 452 organs!

Medical FACT!

The smallest bones in your body are located inside the biggest bones
in your body!

Medical FACT!

Your Blood is made up of 30% Red, 30% Dreams Involving Rodents and 40%
The Multifarious Array!

This Friday, May 29th, at 7pm

Dr. Stucky, Dr. Lasky and Dr. Taransky

Dissect You Like You've Never Been Dissected!

(Have You Seen Hellraiser?)

Janaka Stucky is the founder and managing editor of Black Ocean, and
publishes the magazine Handsome. He likes his whiskey neat and his
music dirty. Since receiving his BFA from Emerson and an MFA in Poetry
from Vermont College in 2003, he remains rooted in Boston--spending
his life traveling, writing, and caring for the dead. Some of his
poems appear or are forthcoming in: Cannibal, Denver Quarterly, North
American Review, Redivider, and VOLT.

Dorothea Lasky is the author of AWE (Wave Books, 2007) and Black Life
(Wave Books, 2010). Her chapbooks include Tourmaline (Transmission
Press, 2008), The Hatmaker's Wife (Braincase Press, 2006), Art
(H_NGM_N Press, 2006), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press,
2005). She has been educated at Washington University, University of
Massachusetts-Amherst, and Harvard University. Currently, she studies
creativity and education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Michelle Taransky was born in Camden, NJ. Her first book, "Barn
Burned, Then" was selected by Marjorie Welish for the 2008 Omnidawn
Poetry Prize and will be published during September 2009. With her
father, architect Richard Taransky, she is the author of The Plans
Caution (QUEUE 2007). She lives in Philadelphia and works at Kelly
Writers House. Poems appear, or are forthcoming in VOLT, New American
Writing, HOW2 and Denver Quarterly.

Only at Pete's Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

(718) 302-3770

"L" to Lorimer, "G" to Metropolitan


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Ana Božičević sent a message to the members of Carrier, Firestone, Kaufman, Klane, Pindyck & Sims!

Subject: Stain Bar is closing -- join us for the sendoff!

Dear friends of Stain,

We write to share some sad news from the proprietors of Stain Bar: due to disputes with the landlord (read: astronomic rent raise), the bar is closing at the end of this month, in just a few days. Join us this Friday to send off our beloved (soon to be old) venue with a stellar lineup! Great poetry, drinks & a few tears guaranteed. & stay tuned for Stain of Poetry news as we head for a new home. If you're a fan of a bar, performance space or other venue that you think would be perfect for us, write to us at and

Smallest violins,
Amy & Ana
Buy the album!



Saturday, May 30th @ 3 PM
Cake Shop
152 Ludlow Street
New York City

MICHAEL MUHAMMAD KNIGHT’s work has been censored, boycotted,
confiscated, and threatened with legal action. He is the author of The
Taqwacores, Blue-Eyed Devil, The Five Percenters, and Impossible Man,
and his novel Osama Van Halen is forthcoming from Soft Skull Press
this spring. He is a frequent speaker at colleges and academic
conferences. The feature film adaptation of The Taqwacores is
currently in post-production, and a documentary about the taqwacore
movement his novel created is also nearing completion. His travelogue
Journey to the End of Islam is forthcoming from Soft Skull in December
2009. He lives in New York state.

CRISTY C. ROAD is a writer and illustrator who’s obsessed with human
imperfection and deconstructing the norms which have sheltered her
world. Aside from illustrating for countless record covers, book
covers, radical organizations, and magazine articles; Road published
an independent zine, Greenzine for ten years, and has released three
books - “Indestructible”, a graphic memoir about being a teenage
Latina, queer punk in High School; and Distance Makes the Heart Grow
Sick”, a postcard collection. She recently released “BAD HABITS”, an
Illustrated love story about a faltering human heart's telepathic
connections to the destruction of New York City. She currently
hibernates in Brooklyn, NY.

ANDREW ZORNOZA is a writer and visual artist born in Houston, Texas.
He is the author of the photo-prose novel, "Where I Stay," (Tarpaulin
Sky Press, 2009). His fiction and essays have appeared in magazines
such as, Sleepingfish, Confrontation, Porcupine Literary Arts, CapGun,
H.O.W and Matter Magazine, among others. He can be found teaching
writing at The New School University and fiction at Gotham Writer's

"Language constitutes a set of codes and social agreements. Speaking
nonsense does not per se break down the codes; speaking precisely that
which the code forbids breaks the code." - ????

Know where this quote comes from? Stop by Cake Shop on the 30th and
find out. You're invited in.

The Enclave is a writers’ collective based out of New York City that
aims to present innovative writing to the public. We host monthly
readings at Cake Shop in the Lower East Side. Our next reading will be
held Saturday June 27th @ 4pm and will feature Paul Ford, Doree
Shafrir and Marty Beckerman. For more information on this reading and
other upcoming Enclave events go to:

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