Monday, June 16, 2008
d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press
Tues. June 24, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free
529 W. 20th St., 5th Flr.
Event will be hosted by
ixnay press editors
Chris and Jenn McCreary
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
For a decade, ixnay press has been a Philadelphia-based publisher of experimental writing, including chapbooks, a staple-bound journal, and the ixnay reader, a perfect-bound, semi-regular mini-anthology. Information about the press, including pdfs of past publications, can be found at the above website.
Jen Coleman is the author of numerous chapbooks, and has poems online at EOAGH and in volume two of the ixnay reader (see above) links), as well as in print journals such as Chain. Her blog, http://jencolemanreading.blogspot.com is chock full o’ goodness, but it still doesn’t match seeing her read live.
Brenda Iijima is the author of Animate, Inanimate Aims (Litmus Press) and Around Sea (O Books). If Not Metamorphic was runner up for the Sawtooth Prize and will be published by Ahsahta Press. She is the editor of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. Together with Evelyn Reilly she is editing a collection of essays by poets concerning poetry and ecological ethics titled, )((eco (lang)(uage(reader). She is the art editor for Boog City as well as a visual artist. She lives in Brooklyn, New York where she designs and constructs homeopathic gardens.
Jenn McCreary lives in Philadelphia where she co-edits ixnay press with Chris McCreary and works for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. She is the author of two chapbooks, errata stigmata (Potes & Poets Press) and four o'clock pocket chiming (BeautifulSwimmer Press), and of a doctrine of signatures (Singing Horse Press). Her new collection, :ab ovo:, is forthcoming from Dusie Press. A portion of the manuscript can be found online at How2 (see above link).
Brian Speaker is a colorful singer/songwriter blending acoustic, Americana, pop rock and folk.
Directions: C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues
[ posted by Chris McC ]