TEXTFORM: a summer reading series
Hosted by James Copeland
TONIGHT: At the Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, 3rd Floor,
at 6:30pm, July 14, 2010
TONIGHT: Special OMG (WTF) chapbook giveaway to attendees
TONIGHT: Ana Bozicevic will be reading from her book Stars of the
Night Commute and, from a new manuscript, poems on petroleum,
Mayakovski, Lady Gaga, and "portrait of the immigrant as your little
TONIGHT: Ben Fama will be reading from his brand new chapbook AQUARIUS
RISING, about which Heather Christle has said: "If you love someone
you might want to call her and leave Ben Fama’s poems as messages on
her voicemail. The messages would be informative and casual and
glowing. They would be a big deal—a glamorous shrug from the heart!"
Grab him up before Poets & Writers does!
TONIGHT: Levi Rubeck describes what he's doing this way: "This
performance is comprised of two pieces: one is a short film produced
by myself and my collaborator in evil, Julie Buck, who is a filmmaker
and producer in the master's program at Columbia. It is titled "Lunar
Flare," and was shot by Julie and I on Super8 in the city of New York
circa November 2009, then subsequently colorized, soundified, and
presented at the 2009 MONO NO AWARE film festival. I produced the
soundtrack from a sample of a song by the band The Life and Times,
internet cello samples, a Nintendo DS synthesizer, and guitar. The
poem will be read aloud along with the film and the music. The second
piece does not have a title at this moment, but will be comprised of a
group of collages. Each collage mashes pop culture, video game art,
fashion photography, and pages ripped from the New Testament, from
which I have created erasure poems commenting mostly on materialism
and masculine confusion. It will probably offend my mom when I
eventually show it to her."
TONIGHT: James Copeland will be introducing the poets, as well as
presenting his PowerPoint demonstration on the natural lineage of love
Ana Bozicevic was born in Zagreb, Croatia in 1977. She emigrated to
NYC in 1997. Her first book of poems is Stars of the Night Commute
(Tarpaulin Sky Press, November 2009), a Lambda Literary Award
finalist. Her fifth chapbook, Depth Hoar, will be published by
Cinematheque Press in 2010. With Amy King, Ana co-curates The Stain of
Poetry reading series in Brooklyn. She works at the Center for the
Humanities of The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Ben Fama is the author of Aquarius Rising (UDP 2010) and co-author of
the chapbook Girl Boy Girl Boy (Correspondences, 2010). He is the
founder of the Brooklyn-based Supermachine Reading Series and poetry
journal. His work has appeared in GlitterPony, Pank! and No, Dear
Magazine, among others.
Levi Rubeck is a poet from Wyoming. He teaches creative writing in the
Bronx, helps out at Ugly Duckling Presse, duplexes at Mr. Boddington's
Studio, tutors at NYU Poly, lends a hand at The Brooklyn Rail/Black
Square Editions, dabbles in personal assistance on occasion, and
smiles as passing strangers when appropriate.
James Copeland is the author of the chapbooks A Constructing Egg and
Why I Steal. Poems have appeared in No Dear, Fence, 6x6, and
elsewhere. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he is Managing
Director at Ugly Duckling Presse.
Suggested donation: $10 / $5 for members, includes chapbook giveaway
for people! and the wine and cheese and grapes.