I’m real happy to announce the curating team for Welcome to Boog City 10.5,
Poetry, Music, and Theater Festival, taking place Presidents’ Day weekend,
Fri. Feb. 17-Sun. Feb. 19, 2017, at Unnameable Books, concluding on Feb. 19
at Sidewalk Cafe
Jackie Clark, Steve Dalachinsky, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Jaclyn Lovell, and
I will be curating the poets, and Boog City music editor Brookes McKenzie
will be booking the music.
Boog City small press editor Jackie Clark is the author of Aphoria
(Brooklyn Arts Press), and most recently Sympathetic Nervous System (Bloof
Books). She is the editor of Song of the Week for Coldfront Magazine.
Poet/collagist Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn after the last big
war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His book The Final Nite
(Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His most
recent books are Fools Gold (feral press), a superintendent’s eyes
(unbearable/autonomedia) and flying home, a collaboration with German
visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt (Paris Lit Up Press). His latest CD is The
Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach (Roguart). He is a
2014 recipient of a Chevalier D’ le Ordre des Artes et Lettres.
Lynne DeSilva-Johnson is a slinger of image, text, sound, and code, a
frequent collaborator across a wide range of disciplines, a community
activist, and a regular curator of events in NYC and beyond. She has served
as an adjunct in the CUNY system for a decade, and as a K-12 teaching
artist since 2001. Also a social practice artist and poet, she has appeared
at The Dumbo Arts Festival, Naropa University, Bowery Arts and Science, The
NYC Poetry Festival, Eyebeam, Undercurrent Projects, Mellow Pages, The New
York Public Library, The Poetry Project, Industry City Distillery,
Independent Curators International, and the Cooper Union, among others. She
is the founder and managing editor of The Operating System, which is based
in Brooklyn, where her family has lived since the 1890′s. She is the new
libraries editor of Boog City. Follow her birdsong at @onlywhatican.
**David A. Kirschenbaum
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 26th year.
His Gilmore girls tinged poems form the lyrics of Preston Spurlock and
Casey Holford’s band Gilmore boys.
Boog City printed matter editor Jaclyn Lovellis a part-time assistant
professor at The New School, where she received her M.F.A.
Wisconsin-born, she can still catch frogs with her bare hands and
continues to smile on her subway commute from Brooklyn, her home for the
last seven years.
Before moving to NYC, Jaclyn taught English at an all-boys middle
school in South Korea for two years and at an elementary school in Taiwan
for one year. She remains forever grateful to her Korean and Taiwanese
colleagues for embracing her as family and for educating her on how to
scaffold and develop a lesson plan.
When she is not writing about the relationship between princesses and
hunting, or the storing of trauma in limbs, she’s officiating weddings for
close friends and family. On Tuesdays you can find her singing in a
community chorus and on Sundays crushing it in a Brooklyn bocce league.
Editor in Chief at LIT from 2009-2014, she’s thrilled to be back on the
editing scene and working with the good people at Boog City!
Boog City music editor Brookes McKenzie was born and raised in NYC and has
been writing and singing her entire life. She has been part of the open
mic/antifolk scene since 2010. Her favorite mics are the Sidewalk Open
Stage and the Mic Downstairs at Under St. Marks. You can read her poems at
https://brookesmckenzie.com/ and hear her music at
David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
3062 Brower Ave.
Oceanside, NY 11572
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