Thursday, October 06, 2005

Night Flag presents 

October 15

1844- Friedrich Neitzsche born, Lutzen, Saxony
1920- Errico Malatesta arrested for worker occupations of Milan factories
1926- French biker/philosopher Michel Foucault born, Poitiers
1959- R. Crumb's Fritz the Cat comic strip premieres

October 15, 2005

Night Flag Reading Series presents
Rod Smith & hassen
Upstairs at The Khyber
56 S. 2nd St. Philly
7pm sharp

Rod Smith is the author of Music or Honesty, In Memory of My Theories, The Boy Poems,
Protective Immediacy, New Mannerist Tricycle with Lisa Jarnot and Bill Luoma, The Good
House, & Poèmes de l'araignée (France). In addition to French, his work has been translated into Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, and Serbo-Croatian. Smith is currently editing, with Peter Baker and Kaplan Harris, The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley for the University of California Press. He edits Aerial magazine and publishes Edge Books(www.aerialedge.com) in Washington, DC. An author page including poems, essays, reviews, and interviews can be found at the Electronic Poetry Center (http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/smithr/).

hassen lives & writes in the Philadelphia area. chapbooks include Sky Journal from Sea, Sky Journal from Land, Salem (published by Belladonna*) and Crabapples (published by Furniture Press with the PhillySound Poets). poems have also appeared in Frequency audio magazine, Skanky Possum, Nedge and online at www.theminimag.com and www.dusie.org.

Reading Report:

I'd like to extend sincere gratitude to everyone who made the benefit for New Orleans refugees Brett Evans & Janine Hayes a tremendous success. The Philadelphia poetry community's generosity has come through once again. Thanks to all of you who came.

Carol Mirakove read from Mediated, which is part of a larger piece forthcoming that I can't wait to read. Carol has the honored distinction of reading more in the Highwire/La Tazza/Night Flag Series than any other poet. Last Saturday she reminded us why.

CAConrad read from The Frank Poems, some of which were golden oldies to someday be published by Jonathan Williams, & others that are brand new poems conjured from recent dream states. He railed against the vilification of Kate Moss & won a heckler over mid-way through the reading.

Upcoming Reading:

October 29- Lee Ann Brown & Brett Evans

Take care,

Frank Sherlock

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