Wednesday, December 07, 2005
1891- Nelly Sachs born, Berlin, Germany
1921- Founding of Society for Human Rights, the first Gay Rights organization
USA- National Lager Day
December 10, 2005
Night Flag Reading Series presents
Eileen Myles & Greg Fuchs
Upstairs at The Khyber
56 S. 2nd Street Philly
Eileen Myles has written thousands of poems since she gave her first reading at CBGB’s in 1974. Bust magazine calls her “the rock star of modern poetry” and The New York Times says she's “a cult figure to a generation of post-punk females forming their own literary avant garde.” Her books include Skies, (2001), on my way, (2001), Cool for You (a novel, 2000), School of Fish, (1997), Maxfield Parrish, (1995), Not Me, (1991), and Chelsea Girls (stories, 1994). In 1995, with Liz Kotz, she edited The New Fuck You / adventures in Lesbian Reading (Semiotext(e). She’s a frequent contributor to Book Forum, Art in America, The Village Voice, The Nation, The Stranger, Index, Open City and Nest. She is a Professor of Literature at University of California, San Diego. She has recently written a novel called The Inferno and an opera called Hell.
Greg Fuchs is a poet, photographer & journalist. He is the author of New Orleans Xmas (Range Press), a collaboaration w/ John Coletti entitled Street Debris (Open 24 Hours Press), Came Like It Went (Buck Downs Books) and Uma Ternura (Canvas and Companhia, Porto). He is the Program Director of FEVA in the Lower East Side. He has work in Thus Spake The Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader 1988-1998 (Black Sparrow Press, California).
Following Saturday's reading the will be an Irish Wake (meaning party) for the soon-to-be-defunct poet hotel, hub for quasi-radicalism & fucko behavior known as 260- aka our house. There will be a special appearance by former residents Brett Evans & Janine Hayes, as well as The Dirty Bird DJ Experience from forementioned poet Greg Fuchs. Don't miss it!