Anchorite Editions and Fewer & Further Press reading
Boog City presents
d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press
Fewer & Further Press
Thurs. May 3, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free
529 W.20th St., 5th Flr.
Event will be hosted by
Fewer & Further Press editor Jess Mynes
Featuring readings from
Anchorite Editions¹ authors
Fewer & Further authors
and music from
Kansas State Flower
There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.
Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum
Founded in 2003, Anchorite is an independent poetry press devoted to publishing the work of outsiders and innovators. They publish chapbooks and broadsides in a variety of formats. Check out Anchorite¹s website (above),where you can view examples of Anchorite publications, as well as read an interview with the editor.
*Fewer & Further Press*
Fewer & Further Press is a small press edited by Jess Mynes that publishes chapbooks of innovative poetry since 2005. It also publishes Asterisk, a series that takes many forms and often includes multiple authors in one publication. Future and present F&F authors include Clark Coolidge, AaronTieger, Brenda Iijima, Michael Carr, Andrew Mister, Joseph Massey,Christopher Rizzo, and Shannon Tharp. Visit their website (above) to see what titles are available or forthcoming.
*Overall Performer Bios*
Michael Carr is the author of Platinum Blonde, a chapbook of poems and collages published by Fewer & Further Press. and Softer White, forthcoming from House Press. He's edited a manuscript journal of John Wieners' called A book of PROPHECIES, forthcoming this summer from Bootstrap Press. With Dorothea Lasky he co-edits Katalanché Press, co-curates the Plough & Stars Reading Series with John Mulrooney, and lives in Cambridge, Mass.
Theo Hummer earned an MFA from Cornell in 2004 and is now at work on a Ph.D. Her poetry has appeared in Sentence, Vox, and the Indiana Review, as well as on the Verse magazine website. Her first chapbook, The Parrot Bride, appeared from Anchorite Press in 2006.
Brenda Iijima is the author of Rabbit Lesson, forthcoming from Fewer & Further Press. In addition, there¹s Around Sea (O Books) and two forthcoming titles: Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Press, forthcoming) and Eco Quarry Bellwether (Outside Voices). Lately she has been working with sound/noise artist Austin Publicover, recording permutations of a body of work called Remembering Animals. She is involved with local activist work including issues of eminent domain. From Prospect Heights, Brooklyn she runs Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs.
**Kansas State Flower
Kansas State Flower
What is the Kansas state flower? The sunflower, of course! But it's also the neo-psychedelic collaborative trio of Major Matt Mason (Schwervon!), Julie DeLano (The Leader), and Christy Davis (Mold/DJ Spin-O-Mama). The only band in New York that covers Madonna and Gram Parsons in the same set, this is no ordinary flower. Verses and choruses that stay forever in your head, set in swirling landscapes that travel seamlessly from a growl to a whisper. Harmony and cacophony over a block-rocking rhythm section that is so agile it steps past you before you even realize it. Always facing the sun, while acknowledging those dark clouds. Wake up, Dorothy--you ARE in Kansas now.
Andrew Mister's chapbook Hotels is forthcoming from Fewer & Further Press. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Canary, Colorado Review, Fence, The Hat, the tiny, and Verse. He lives and works in Brooklyn.
Previous attempts to contact John Mulrooney have been unsuccessful. He might be found at or near Bridgewater State College where he teaches or in or around the Plough and Stars in Cambridge Mass. where he co-curates poetry readings.
Aaron Tieger¹s most recent chapbook is After Rilke (Anchorite Press, 2006). Other recent work includes February (Fewer & Further Press, 2006) and Coltsfoot Insularity (Fewer & Further Press, 2005), a collaboration with Jess Mynes. Other poems have appeared in 6x6, Asterisk, Past Simple, Turntable Bluelight, and Effing. He lives in Ithaca, N.Y. where he is co-curator of the SOON Productions Reading Series and the editor of CARVE Poems.
Directions: C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St. Venue is between 10th and 11th avenues