New York City’s
Boog City Goes West 2017
Fri. Jan. 6, 7:00 p.m. sharp free
Alley Cat Gallery
3036 24th St.
featuring readings from
and music from
And read Boog City 112,
w/ work on and by all the California performers:
For more info call Alley Cat Gallery at 415-824-1761
or Boog City at 212-842-BOOG (2664)
** Elana Chavez
Elana Chavez is a brown bodied, queer writer. Chavez co-curates the
POC exclusive poetry reading series Cantíl in Oakland. She has a
chapbook, “Of a Substance”. She is also a guerilla gardener concerned
with healing the Earth.
Ivy Johnson is a poet and performance artist in Oakland, Calif. Her
book, As They Fall, is a pack of 110 notecards for aelatoric ritual,
and was published by Timeless, Infinite Light in 2013. She is co-
founder of The Third Thing, a feminist performance art duo. She is
currently working on a book of poetry about the ecstatic entitled Born
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.
Kate Robinson is a poet and intermedia book artist living in Oakland,
Calif. where she co-founded the Manifest Reading and Workshop Series,
a founding series of the East Bay Poetry Summit, and The Third Thing.
Along with Caleb Beckwith she hosts Bay Area Poet?, a periodic podcast
that explores the poetics of the S.F. Bay Area.
Jamie Townsend is half-responsible for Elderly, a persistent hub of
ebullience and disgust. He is the author of several chapbooks, and his
poetry, prose and essays have appeared in a variety of material and
online journals, most recently in Streetnotes and Open House. His full-
length collection SHADE was released by Elis Press in 2015. Townsend
currently serves as the creative director for Apollo, a new media
space dedicated to personal curation and communal discovery.
Yoko OK is an NYC-to-Oakland transplant, language student, basement
dweller, and songwriter. She plays guitar in a Queer Deathrock band
called Bitter Fruit, but tends to write her own songs on bass. The
songs she writes are lyric-saturated yet minimal. Her influences are
nineties alternative and punk, Antifolk and riot grrrl. Growing up in
New York, she performed and toured with a professional children’s
chorus, and her love of harmony is evident in all of her recordings.
She has played shows in 22 states and seven countries, with various
projects. Her fourth solo album, Menahan Tree, was released in 2012.
She will be putting out a previously-unreleased album by her former
band Tight Little Ship this spring, as well as planning a tour in the
U.K. and Europe, and recording a new solo album at the Grease Diner
Boog City is a New York City-based small press now in its 26th year
and East Village community newspaper of the same name. It has put out
over 200 publications, including 35 volumes of poetry, 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 renegade presses,
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. Each winter and summer Boog puts on Welcome
to Boog City Poetry, Music, and Theater Festivals, featuring up to 100
by the 24th St. Mission BART
Venue is bet. Treat Ave. and Harrison St.
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