New York City Small Presses Night
Farfalla Press, Open 24 Hours,
:::the press gang:::, and X-ing Books
Tues. Nov. 25, 6:00 p.m. sharp, free
529 W.20th St., 5th Flr.
This is our one event each season in our non-NYC small presses series where
we honor NYC small presses.
Featuring readings from poets from
some of the city's finest small presses
as well as publications available from each of the presses.
**Farfalla Press/McMillan & Parrish, Gary Parrish, ed.
--I Feel Tractor
**Open 24 Hours, John Coletti and Greg Fuchs, eds.
**:::the press gang:::, Cristiana Baik and Sara Wintz, eds.
**X-ing Books, Amy Mees, ed.
There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.
Press and author bios
**Farfalla Press/McMillan & Parrish
Farfalla Press/McMillan & Parrish is an independent small press surfacing from Naropa University's Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics and based in Brooklyn. It puts out perfect-bound books, chapbooks, broadsides, and CD's. Artists include Vanessa Boff, Rob Geisen, Jack Collom, Tom Peters, Gary Parrish, LeAnn Bifoss, Akilah Oliver, Junior Burke, Christopher Ryan, John Sakkis, Peter Lamborn Wilson (Hakim Bey), Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Anne Waldman, Edmund Berrigan, Anselm Berrigan, Marcella Durand, Jessica Fiorini, Jessica Rogers, Lee Ranaldo, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Stefania Iryne Marthakis, Brenda Coultas, Simon Pettet, John Coletti, Dustin Williamson, Lewis Warsh, Kristin Prevallet, Stacy Szymaszek, John High, Nathaniel A. Siegel, Arlo Quint, Chris Martin, Tyler Burba, George Schneeman, Shappy Seasholtz, Bob Holman, Bernadette Mayer, Reed Bye, Ambrose Bye.
*I Feel Tractor
I Feel Tractor is available to you with musings of space folk and cut ups. I Feel Tractor has a self-titled 7” from the Loudmouth Collective, and a CD, Once I Had an Earthquake, from Goodbye Better.
Anne Waldman, poet, professor, performer, curator, and cultural activist, is the author of over 40 books and small press editions of poetry and poetics, including Fast Speaking Woman, the IOVIS project, Vow to Poetry: Essays, Interviews and Manifestos, Marriage: A Sentence, In the Room of Never Grieve, Structure of the World Compared to a Bubble, Outrider, and Nine Nights Meditation (with artist Donna Dennis). She is the editor of numerous anthologies, including The Beat Book, and co-editor of Disembodied Poetics: Annals of the Jack Kerouac School, The Angel Hair Anthology, and Civil Disobediences: Poetics and Politics in Action (with Lisa Birman). Her CDs include Alchemical Elegy, Battery: Live at Naropa, The Eye of the Falcon, and The Matching Half (the last two with music and production by Ambrose Bye). She is a recipient of the Shelley Memorial Award and has had residences at the Civitella Ranieri Center, the Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice, and the Bellagio Center. She has performed her work on stages across the American continent and abroad. Recent conferences and festivals have taken her to Wuhan (China), Berlin, Vienna and Dublin. She works with writer and director Ed Bowes on a number of video/movie projects.
**Open 24 Hours
Open 24 Hours is dedicated to publishing limited edition books by poets working in traditions rooted in experimentation and social engagement. The Open 24 Hours design is influenced by the staple-bound mimeo revolution of the American small press underground most visibly recognized in the books published by many 2nd- and 3rd-generation New York School Poets. We have simply adapted the method to digital technology.
Open 24 Hours has published books by Mariana Ruiz Firmat, Corina Copp, Betsy Fagin, Joel Dailey, Chris Toll, Steve Carey, Arlo Quint, Erica Kaufman, and Dustin Williamson. Forthcoming are books by David Kirschenbaum and Will Yakulic.
Open 24 Hours is based in New York City, edited and designed by John Coletti and Greg Fuchs. Jon Allen is our in-house illustrator. We took the name from D.C. poet Buck Downs, who published a poetry zine by the same name. Downs inherited Open 24 Hours from Baltimore poet Chris Toll, who started it in 1980.
You can reach them at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Erica Kaufman is the author of several chapbooks, most recently censory impulse (an excerpt of her long poem of the same title) (OMG), civilization day (Open24Hours), and censory impulse (another excerpt of her long poem of the same title) (Big Game Books). Kaufman holds an MFA from the New School and was the winner of the 2003 New School University Chapbook Contest. Her poems can be found in Puppyflowers, Painted Bride Quarterly, Bombay Gin, The Mississippi Review, Unpleasant Event Schedule, the tiny, Turntable + Blue Light, 26, Aufgabe, and LIT, among other places. Essays and reviews can be found in The Poetry Project Newsletter, CutBank, Rain Taxi, Verse, and elsewhere. Kaufman is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. She lives in Brooklyn and works in Manhattan and teaches at Baruch College.
**:::the press gang:::
:::the press gang::: is a small press, co-directed by cristiana baik and sara wintz, publishing younger avant writers.
Evan Kennedy is the author of The Cheer-Up Book of Wounded Soldiers (Dirty Swan Projects) and Us Them Poems (BookThug). His work has appeared in "Tight," "Glosolalia," "Hot Whiskey," and The Poetry Project's "The Recluse." He lives in Brooklyn.
Amy Mees and Mark Wagner are thing people. A list of their joint experiences includes publishing art catalogs, cutting up money for art’s sake, letterpress printing, handcrafts (like Mom used to make), traditional book binding, and co-founding the Booklyn Artists Alliance. They are happy to associate freely with word people like Jeremy Schmall, Justin Taylor, Jen Benka, and ________ (fill in the blank). It’s a venture still in the making and we’re hoping to find other motivated and brilliant contributors.
Jeremy Schmall is the co-editor and founder of The Agriculture Reader, and author of Open Correspondence from the Senator: Volume 1, But a Paucity of his Voluminous Writings. He lives in Brooklyn.
Justin Taylor is the editor of The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder's Mouth) and Come Back, Donald Barthelme (McSweeney's). His work has appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and websites. He is the author of the book of poems More Perfect Depictions of Noise (X-ing Books) and, with the poet Jeremy Schmall, is co-editor of The Agriculture Reader, a handmade arts annual.
Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum
Directions: C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues