Monday, March 30, 2009

This Thursday @ 6:30pm 

Frank Sherlock & Carol Mirakove

Thursday April2 @ 6:30pm

Kelly Writers House

3805 Locust Walk

Frank Sherlock is the author of Over Here (Factory School 2009) and the co-author of Ready-To-Eat Individual (Lavender Ink 2008), a collaborative work with the Poet Laureate of Dumaine Street, Brett Evans. A duet with CAConrad entitled The City Real & Imagined: Philadelphia Poems is forthcoming from Factory School in fall 2009.

Carol Mirakove is the author of Mediated (Factory School, 2006) and Occupied (Kelsey St. Press, 2004), which won the Frances Jaffer Book Award. She is featured on the Women in the Avant-Garde CD (Narrow House) and on the track "temporary tattoos" by the DJ and producer bates45. Her poems and essays appear in journals including XCP: Cross-Cultural Poetics, Traffic, West Coast Line, The Capilano Review, Pom2, The Brooklyn Rail, Xconnect, and in the collection Visible: A Femmethology.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

This Saturday, 3/28 @ Chapterhouse 

This Saturday, March 28th @ 8PM
at Chapterhouse Cafe, 620 S. 9th St.

There will be poetry & fiction by
Michelle Taranksy
Mecca Jamilah Sullivan
and John Gery

For more info: http://chapterhousereadings.blogspot.com/

- Ryan Eckes

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This Sunday @ L'Etage! Buuck, Kaufman & Conrad 

Night Flag presents
David Buuck, Erica Kaufman & CAConrad
Sunday March 29 @ 7:30pm
L'Etage (above Beau Monde)
624 S. 6th Street

David Buuck lives in Oakland, California. He is the author of THE SHUNT, coming this spring from Palm Press, and _Buried Treasure Island_ (BARGE/YBCA 2008). He is contributing editor at *Artweek* & teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute and Bard College. More info at davidbuuck.com/barge and http://buuckbarge.wordpress.com/.

Erica Kaufman is the author of Censory Impulse (Factory School 2009) and co-curates Belladonna.

CAConrad is the self-described son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He escaped to Philadelphia where he lives and writes with the PhillySound poets. His latest book The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009) received The Gil Ott Book Award. He is also the author of Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), (Soma)tic Midge (FAUX Press, 2008), and two forthcoming books, advanced ELVIS course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School Press, 2009).

Hosted by yours truly.

- Frank Sherlock

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Richard Aoki 1938-2009 

Richard Aoki, one of the nation's unsung revolutionaries, passed away this weekend. The third-generation Japanese American lived in internement camps as a child before returning to the Bay Area. He spent eight years in the Army before being honorably discharged for his opposition to the Vietnam War.

Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton ran the Black Panther Party's 10-Point Program by him before going to press, and it's popularly believed that Aoki gave the Panthers their first weapons. As an original member, he also helped train new recruits in the handling of their weapons and developed the "policing the police" tactics that brought the BPP to national attention.

In 1968, he was Field Marshall for the Black Panther Party. In 1969, he organized the Third World Student Strike at Berkely, which was successful in establishing the first Ethnic Studies program in the USA. He was one of the original coordinators of the university's Asian Studies Program. Recently he came out in support of Army First Lieutenant Ehren Watada, who was court martialled for his refusal to deploy to Iraq.

Check out this trailer for the 2006 documentary about the man Bobby Seale called "a radical Japanese cat."

- Frank Sherlock

Sunday, March 15, 2009

KWH this Saturday! March 21 @ 4pm 

The Whenever We Feel Like It Reading Series is put on by Committee of Vigilance members Michelle Taransky and Emily Pettit. The Committee of Vigilance is a subdivision of Sleepy Lemur Quality Enterprises, which is the production division of The Meeteetzee Institute.

HEATHER CHRISTLE grew up in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. Her poems have recently appeared in Boston Review, 6X6, Fou, and No: a journal of the art. Octopus Books will publish her first poetry collection, "The Difficult Farm," later this year. She lives, studies and teaches in Western Massachusetts.

NATALIE LYALIN is the author of the forthcoming book "Pink and Hot Pink Habitat" (Coconut Books). She is the co-editor of GlitterPony magazine. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two cats.

CECILIA CORRIGAN is a poet and Penn undergraduate.

- Frank Sherlock

Thursday, March 05, 2009



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