Friday, March 20, 2009

CA CONRAD & IAN DREIBLATT



Film by vladimir horowitz


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
HOME SWEET HOME
131 CHRYSTIE ST.
7 PM SHARP


CAConrad is the 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 www.PhillySound.blogspot.com. 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). He invites you to visit him online at www.CAConrad.blogspot.com

Ian Dreiblatt is a poet, translator, & musician. he is the author, with Kerry Downey, of hoc me fefecit / image, a collaborative book of art & poetry, and has published translations of Mandelstam &, most recently, Tolstoy's The Death Of Ivan Ilich. the poet Robert Kelly has said, "listening to Ian's poems, because he has that magic intuition that all poetry is language poetry... you can feel a tremendous upwelling of words in other languages, other englishes within the english." he writes a sonnet every day & lives with Lauren near the c & g trains.

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