Boog City presents
The Portable Boog Reader 8:
N.Y.C., Oakland, and San Francisco
MLK Sun., Jan. 18, 1:00 p.m.
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
FEATURING READINGS OF THEIR OWN WORK, AND BAY AREA CONTRIBUTORS’, BY:
Martin Beeler * Jeremy Hoevenaar * Becca Klaver
Lisa Rogal * Pete Simonelli
AND MUSIC FROM
Curated and hosted by Portable Boog Reader 8 N.Y.C. editors Claire
Donato, Jeff T. Johnson, David Kirschenbaum, Daniel Owen, Jasmine
Dreame Wagner, and Nicole Wallace; Oakland editors Taylor Brady and
Ivy Johnson; and San Francisco editors Micah Ballard, Amy Berkowitz,
and Sunnylyn Thibodeaux.
Hosted and curated by
Boog City editor and publisher David Kirschenbaum
For further information:
212-842-BOOG (2664), firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Beeler was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and lives in Ditmas Park,
Brooklyn. His chapbook The Mexican Ocean appeared briefly a few years
Jeremy Hoevenaar is the author of Cold Mountain Mirror Displacement
(American Books) and Adaptations of Pelt and Hoof (H_NGM_N). Recentish
work can also be found in A Perimeter, 1913: A Journal of Forms, and
Poems by Sunday.
Becca Klaver is the author of LA Liminal (Kore Press) and several
chapbooks. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University, and lives
in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. These poems come from her new
manuscript, “Empire Wasted.”
Lisa Rogal is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Park Slope,
Brooklyn. Her writing and translations have been published in limited
edition, handmade books by thirdfloorapartmentpress and her first full-
length book is forthcoming from United Artists Books in 2015.
Ember Schrag is a singer and guitarist originally from western
Nebraska. Hailed as “distinctive and free of affect or artifice” by
the A.V. Club, her Great-Plains-gothic style “lands somewhere between
Scout Niblett and Karen Dalton, writing about land and space and hope
and despair” (Nightlight).
Brought up by militant Christians, she left home at 17
with a library copy of A Coney Island of the Mind and a glove box
stuffed with illicit “secular music” cassettes. She progressed from
gigs at Missouri’s Magic Bean, Nebraskan blues bars and Kansas house
parties to a series of CD-R’s and DIY national tours, then two
critically acclaimed albums. She has collaborated with musicians from
experimental, classical, bluegrass, rock and jazz backgrounds in a
shifting lineup that’s come to rest on her strong New York band. She
also performs occasionally in a duo with Bob Bannister (Fire in the
Kitchen, Tono Bungay, P.G. Six.)
Schrag championed many underground artists with her
Clawfoot House venue in Lincoln, NE, and her Iowan radio show, Dead
Language Airport. This work continues in Brooklyn with the Dead
Language Airport zine (with Bannister) and various concert series for
Clawfoot NY. Schrag is wrapping up work on a third full length album,
and while you may not have heard her music yet, New York Music Daily
has declared “There is no more interesting, intelligent rock
songwriter than Ember Schrag.”
Pete Simonelli is the co-founder and vocalist for the band Enablers.
He is the author of Night Sees You First (AJBK Press) and two
chapbooks. Since 2009 he has co-curated the reading and performance
series Picasso Machinery at his home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Boog City is a New York City-based small press now in its 24th year
and East Village community newspaper of the same name. It has put out
approximately 200 publications, including 35 volumes of poetry and
various magazines and a newspaper, featuring work by Allen Ginsberg
and Lawrence Ferlinghetti among others, and theme issues on baseball,
women’s writing, and Louisville, Ky. It hosts and curates two regular
performance series—d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press,
featuring a non-NYC small press, its writers, and a musical act; and
Classic Albums Live, where up to 13 local musical acts perform a
classic album live. Past albums have included Elvis Costello, My Aim
is True; Nirvana, Nevermind; Sleater-Kinney’s, Dig Me Out; and Liz
Phair, Exile in Guyville.
Directions: 2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza,
C to Clinton-Washington avenues, Q to 7th Ave.
Venue is bet. Prospect Pl./St. Marks Ave.
David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
330 W. 28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
For event and publication information:
T: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)
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“To have great poets, there must be great audiences.” —Walt Whitman