I’m real happy to announce the curating team for Welcome to Boog City
9.5, Poetry, Music, and Theater Festival, taking place Fri. Feb. 12-
Sun. Feb. 14, 2016 at Sidewalk Cafe and Unnameable Books.
Mark Gurarie, Tony Iantosca, Reb Livingston, Ann Stephenson, and I
will be curating the poets, and Boog City music editor Jesse Statman
will be booking the music.
Mark Gurarie is a graduate of the New School’s M.F.A. program in
poetry, and his writing has appeared in Paper Darts, Publishers
Weekly, the Rumpus, Brooklyn Review, Everyday Genius, and elsewhere.
He works as an adjunct instructor online and free-lances as a
copywriter. He also occasionally blogs about irrelevant matters at the
above url. He is Boog City’s printed matter editor.
Tony Iantosca was born in Richmond, Va. and lives now in Crown
Heights, Brooklyn where he teaches writing. United Artists Books will
publish his first collection, Shut Up, Leaves in fall 2015.
David A. Kirschenbaum is the author of The July Project 2007 (Open 24
Hours), a series of songs about Star Wars set to rock and pop
classics. His work has appeared in the Brooklyn Review Online, Chain,
and The Village Voice, among others. He is the editor and publisher of
Boog City, a New York City-based small press and community newspaper
now in its 24th year. His Gilmore girls tinged poems form the lyrics
of Preston Spurlock and Casey Holford’s band Gilmore boys.
Reb Livingston is the author of Bombyonder (Bitter Cherry Books), God
Damsel (No Tell Books), and Your Ten Favorite Words (Coconut Books).
She’s the Misfit Documents Editor at Queen Mob’s Teahouse and curator
of the Bibliomancy Oracle.
Jesse Statman was born and raised in Park Slope, Brooklyn in a house
with a dog named Cannonball. There’s a high probability Statman just
reappeared in New York, after making music on tour, somewhere on this
planet. There’s an even higher probability you’ll hear him tell a
story about a Red Roof Inn on the outskirts of Columbus, Ohio more
than once in your life.
Ann Stephenson’s chapbooks include Adventure Club (Insurance Editions)
and Wirework (Tent Editions). The Poles (Tent Editions) and Notes on
the Interior (Green Zone) are both forthcoming. Some of her poems may
be found in Sal Mimeo, Shampoo, Shifter, The Brooklyn Rail, The
Recluse, and Typo, as well as the anthology Like Musical Instruments:
83 Contemporary American Poets by John Sarsgard and Larry Fagin
(Broadstone Books). She received her M.F.A. from Bard College, was
born and raised in Georgia, and lives and works in New York City.
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)
For music from Gilmore boys:
“To have great poets, there must be great audiences.” —Walt Whitman