Rauan Klassnik is interviewed about his first book. It's a good read and Rauan talks about meeting other poets while doing readings, etc which is cool 'cause that's exactly how I met Rauan. Black Ocean books donated some of their titles to a raffle charity which I won so I had read and raved about Holy Land before actually knowing Rauan. Anyways, the interview also talks about his first book process so you should check it out here
There's a new issue of Wag's Revue!
& this reading will be awesome (from Julia Cohen)
Just a reminder about the reading this Tuesday. Mathias and I will be moving to Denver the very next day, so I'd love to see you all one last time before we leave. As the guest editor of the new issue of Effing Magazine, I'll be going to the issue launch that Scott Pierce organized, on Tuesday June 30th. I really hope you can come because it will be a great reading: Ada Limon, Justin Marks, and Farrah Field. If that isn't enough enticement, there will also be free wine and cheese.
Info below. Hope to see you there,
You can also pick up the new issue at the reading, which includes these poets:
Christian Hawkey, Lynn Xu, Dorothea Lasky, Tony Tost, Graham Foust, Farrah Field, Aaron Kunin, Mark Bibbins, Akilah Oliver, Kimberly Lyons, Justin Marks, Rachel Zucker, Abraham Smith, Anne Lendon Heide, Shane McCrae, Ada Limon, K. Silem Mohammad, Timothy Liu, Jill Magi, Kiwao Nimura
Tues., June 30, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.
Event will be hosted by
Effing Press publisher Scott Pierce
Featuring readings from
with music from
There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.
Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum
Effing Press was founded by Scott Pierce in 2002 in Austin, Texas. To date, Effing has published over 30 books and eight issues of the effing magazine, all designed, printed, and bound in-house by volunteers. Effing also provides design and letterpress printing services.
Farrah Field’s poems have appeared in Chelsea, Harp & Altar, Harpur Palate, Margie, Massachusetts Review, Mississippi Review, Pool, and Typo. She was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming and raised in Nebraska, Colorado, Louisiana, Arkansas, Sicily, and Belgium. She lives in Brooklyn.
Ada Limon's first book, lucky wreck, was the winner of the Autumn House Poetry Prize and her second, This Big Fake World, was the winner of the Pearl Poetry Prize. Her third book of poems, Sharks in the Rivers, will be published by Milkweed Editions next year.
Justin Marks' first book is A Million in Prizes (New Issues Press). He is also the author of several chapbooks, the most recent being Voir Dire (Rope-a-Dope Press). New work can be found in the Raleigh Quarterly and Tusculum Review. He is the founder and editor of Kitchen Press Chapbooks and lives in New York City with his wife and their infant son and daughter.
Katie May has had jobs serving fries, making marimbas, and telling at banks.
C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues