Friday, April 22, 2011
A book party & reception
for BLUE RAIN MORNING
a new book of poems by Jamey Jones
published by Farfalla, McMillan & Parrish
Thursday, April 28, 6 PM
Long Island University (Brooklyn)
H Building, 4th floor, English Department
Robert Spector Lounge
Jamey, an alumni of the MFA program at LIU, now living in Pensacola, Florida, will also read from his book
Copies of BLUE RAIN MORNING will be on sale
"A jolt of the glorious quotidian, startling moves and rhythms make BLUE RAIN MORNING one of the best books of the season."
"Jamey Jones finds the music in the sidewalk and the cracks between."
"Jones is both a resident and traveler of these poems, where "abroad here means elsewhere" and elsewhere is "how to write / this new wave of lost."
"Jamey Jones communicates the truth in poetry."
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
A Tribute to Akilah Oliver
FRIDAY, APRIL 8th
A Toast in Your House:
a memorial reading to celebrate
the life & work of Akilah Oliver
Jennifer Karmin + dancer J’Sun Howard
Hosted by Rebecca George
& Luis Humberto Valadez
at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
$4 suggested donation
All funds will be donated to assist the Oliver family with the costs
associated with Akliah’s departure and to keep her work alive.
Co-presented by the Midwest Naropa Writers & Red Rover Series
AKILAH OLIVER was a poet, a dedicated teacher, and an inspiration to the lives she touched. Her books include An Arriving Guard of Angels, Thusly Coming to Greet (Farfalla, McMillan & Parrish, 2004), The Putterer’s Notebook (Belladonna, 2006), a(A)ugust (Yo-Yo Labs, 2007), and A Toast In The House of Friends (Coffee House, 2009). She taught poetry in New York at The New School, Pratt Institute and The Poetry Project. She also taught at Naropa University’s Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, http://www.akilaholiver.com.
We will remember her warmly, in a house of friends, with our words.