Tuesday, June 24, 2008
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Monday, June 23, 2008
Cathleen Miller will be reading with Michele Belluomini Tuesday, June 24, 6pm as part of the Moonstone reading series. Follow this link for more details: http://www.robinsbookstore.com/events/062408.html
I hope to see you there!
Friday, June 20, 2008
All over our country transsexuals are treated like this, even in Philadelphia where the MURDER of Erika Keels STILL TO THIS DAY remains on the record as an accident! Erika (let us NEVER EVER FORGET) had just celebrated her 21st birthday when she was forcefully ejected from the car on North Broad Street and run over four times. The medical examiner's report confirms witness statements that in fact she was run over four times, yet the police allowed her murderer Rolland Buttons to go free. Buttons is STILL free, and when many of us gathered to protest, the chief organizers of the protest were literally run out of town.
"What would kari edwards think?" I think when watching this video of Duanna Johnson's beating? kari's blog was a BLOODBATH of information just like this. No one culled the brutality against transsexuals in such a way, and in doing so kari let us see JUST HOW BLOOD THIRSTY the world is to harm this inimitable and invaluable part of our human community. Click HERE to see kari's blog. And on the sidebar are her other two blogs you'll want to check out as well.
I'm so SICK from watching this video. And it makes me think of kari, and how much I miss her. And makes me think of Poodles, Patches, Lily, and SO MANY OTHERS who died of AIDS, suicide, and murder since I moved to Philadelphia in 1986. My good friend Marie Fontini and I went to drag show memorials for drag queens who were shot and killed by skinheads at the corner of 12th & Spruce, and none of these murders were ever solved.
When I was a kid fresh on the scene here in Philly, it was the drag queens living in my building who took me under their wing, gave me advice, showed me how to have your eyes all around you when walking the streets. They were these older, wise goddesses, elegant, and like no one I had ever met, and most of them are now gone because they didn't see the bullets coming, or, or whatever else. But I feel a stronger, more beautiful person for having known them.
It's sad, and shakes me up when I realize how sanctioned such brutality appears to be!
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 ]
Friday, June 13, 2008
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
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Wednesday, June 04, 2008
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