Boog City 114 now online / This Sun. d.a. levy-palooza 4: Third Man Books, Trembling Pillow Press, White Pine Press


The online pdf of Boog City, issue 114 is now available.

You can read it at:

Thanks to all of the contributors and subjects.

Below the normal issue mentions and how to submit, is information on
this Sun. May 1, at 12:00 p.m., d.a. levy-palooza 4 event, featuring
three out-of-town small presses–Third Man Books, Trembling Pillow
Press, and White Pine Press. Hope you can make it out. (and read
interviews with each presses’ editors in the above issue.)

enjoy from your friends at Boog City,

David Kirschenbaum, editor
Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, art
Geoffrey Gatza, art panel
Joel Schlemowitz, film
Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, libraries
R. Brookes McKenzie, music
Buck Downs, poetry
Jaclyn Lovell, printed matter
Jackie Clark, small press


Boog City 114:

d.a. levy-palooza 4: celebrating three renegade presses
We check in with Third Man Books, Trembling Pillow Press, and White
Pine Press before the first Sunday in May event.

Welcome to Boog City 10 Festival Art Panel:
The Exhilaration of Upheaval: Poets Who Write On the Visual Arts in
the 21st Century

Mourning the Morbid:
A Eulogy from the Morbid Anatomy Museum’s Film Programmer in Residence

Evolution of the Living Archive:
Communion, Resistance, and Social Bibliomania at Wendy’s Subway
an interview with Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves

Music Now, In Depth and In Brief

Kate Colby, Blair Ewing, Alexandra Mattraw, Pete Spence, Adam Tedesco

What Poetry Can Be: Letting Poets Answer
3 Summers Gleaning Skimming Nilling

Third Man Books is the Charm: An Interview with Press Editor Chet Weise
The Power of the Poet: New Orleans, Trembling Pillow Press, and Megan Burns
Developed from a Need that Wasn’t Filled at the Time: An Interview
with White Pine Press


Want to write a review, be reviewed, or be featured

in Boog’s art, film, libraries, music, printed matter, or small press sections?


art editor Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
film editor Joel Schlemowitz
libraries Lynne DeSilva-Johnson
music R. Brookes McKenzie
printed matter Jaclyn Lovell
small press editor Jackie Clark

Poetry Submission Guidelines:

Email subs to Buck Downs, poetry editor, to, with
no more than five poems, all in one attached file with “My Name
Submission” in the subject line and as the name of the file,

ie: Walt Whitman Submission.


Boog City’s
d.a. levy-palooza 4:
celebrating three renegade presses

This Sun. May 7, 2017
12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

$5 Suggested

Third Man Books
Nashville, Tenn.

Trembling Pillow Press
New Orleans

White Pine Press

in the backyard at
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

Hosted and curated by
Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum

2, 3 to Grand Army Plaza,
C to Clinton-Washington avenues, Q to 7th Ave.
Venue is bet. Prospect Pl./St. Marks Ave.


**Third Man Books
Chet Weise, editor

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Third Man Books is dedicated to
publishing the best in poetry, fiction, SF/F, and non-fiction with the
same diversity and aestheticism that have been the hallmarks of its
partner company, Third Man Records. TMR & TMB: Where your turntable’s
not dead, and your page still turns.

**Ana Božičević (music)
Born in Croatia in 1977, Ana is a poet, translator, teacher, and
occasional singer. She is the author of Stars of the Night Commute,
the Lambda Award-winning Rise in the Fall, and Joy of Missing Out, now
out from Birds, LLC. She is the recipient of the 40 Under 40: The
Future of Feminism award from the Feminist Press, and the PEN American
Center/NYSCA grant for translating It Was Easy to Set the Snow on Fire
by Zvonko Karanović, forthcoming from Phoneme Media. The anthology of
translations The Day Lady Gaga Died: An Anthology of Newer New York
Poets she co-edited with Željko Mitić appeared in Serbia in 2011.
At the Ph.D. program in English at The Graduate Center of the City
University of New York she studied New American poetics and
alternative art schools and communities, and edited lectures by Diane
di Prima for Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative. She
has read, taught, and performed at Art Basel, Bowery Poetry Club,
Harvard, Naropa University, San Francisco State University Poetry
Center, the Sorbonne, Third Man Records, University of Arizona Poetry
Center, and The Watermill Center. She works and teaches poetry at
BHQFU, New York’s freest art school.

**Kiini Ibura Salaam
Kiini Ibura Salaam is a writer, painter, and traveler from New
Orleans, La. Her work is rooted in eroticism, speculative events, and
personal freedom. She has been widely published and anthologized in
such publications as the Dark Matter, Mojo: Conjure Stories, and
Colonize This! anthologies, as well as Essence, Utne Reader, and Ms.
magazines. Her short story collection Ancient, Ancient—winner of the
2012 James Tiptree, Jr. award—contains sensual tales of the fantastic,
the dark, and the magical. Her micro-essays on writing can be found at
the above url or in her Notes From the Trenches ebook series. When the
World Wounds (Third Man Books) is her second collection of speculative
short stories.

**Mya Spalter
Mya Spalter is a poet and editor. She writes non-fiction about
witchcraft and poetry about science.

**Sampson Starkweather
Sampson Starkweather is a new American meta-realist poet born in
Pittsboro, N.C. He is the author of PAIN: The Board Game (Third Man
Books) and The First Four Books of Sampson Starkweather (Birds,
LLC), and a founding editor of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry
press. He is the author of nine chapbooks, including Flowers of Rad by
Factory Hollow Press, the collaborative audio poetry album Flux
Capacitor from Black Cake Records, and Until the Joy of Death Hits, a
multi-media website of pop/love GIF poems from Spork Press. He lives
in Brooklyn.

**Trembling Pillow Press
Megan Burns, editor.

Trembling Pillow Press is a New Orleans-based publishing outfit run by
poet Megan Burns since 2006. Its mission is to publish contemporary
authors whose works are vitally important to the poetry community.
Trembling Pillow Press has published dozens of broadsides and post
cards featuring New Orleans-based poets and artists as well as
national writers. Trembling Pillow Press has also published three
issues of YAWP: A Journal of Poetry and Art, three issues of Solid
Quarter Poetry Magazine, poetry chapbooks, and over 26 full-length
collections of poetry in addition to one spoken word CD; all available
for purchase online and at our partner bookstores. Trembling Pillow
Press endeavors to continue to publish first books from emerging
authors as well as marginalized texts that have either gone out of
print or that have had trouble finding a publishing house. 2017 will
mark the 11th year of Trembling Pillow Press’ publishing efforts in
New Orleans.

**Laura Goldstein
Laura Goldstein’s first collection of poetry, loaded arc, was released
by Trembling Pillow Press in 2013 and her second collection, awesome
camera was published by Make Now Press in 2014. She has also published
several chapbooks with vibrant small presses across the country. She
teaches critical thinking and writing, literature and poetry workshops
at Loyola University and is the co-curator of the Red Rover Reading
Series in Chicago.

**Juan & the Pines
Tasty honky tonk, high lonesome wailin, fancy fiddlin, lonesome
steelin and sad sad waltzes–no that ain’t rain, that’s a tear in my
eye. Juan & the Pines is Julian Talamantez Brolaski (lead vocals,
guitar), Viva (lead guitar), Chris Parker (bass), Tami Johnson
(drums), Nell Geiser (fiddle), Hailey Wojcik (harmony vocals)

**Tracey McTague
Tracey McTague lives up on Battle Hill in Brooklyn, down the street
from where she was born and across the room from where her daughter
was born. She is the ornithologist consigliere for Lungfull! Magazine
by day. By night, she is a root doctor, alchemist and hunter-gatherer.

**Kristin Sanders
Kristin Sanders is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Orthorexia
(Dancing Girl Press), and This is a map of their watching me,
published as a finalist in the 2015 BOAAT Chapbook Competition. She
has taught at Louisiana State University, Loyola University in New
Orleans, and Belmont University. She is currently a poetry editor for
the New Orleans Review. CUNTRY was a finalist for the 2015 National
Poetry Series.

**Paige Taggart
Paige Taggart founded Mactaggart Jewelry in 2003, but she’s been
passionate about jewelry her whole life. Paige is also the author of
two full-length poetry collections, Or Replica (Brooklyn Arts Press)
and Want for Lion (Trembling Willow Press) and five chapbooks, most
recently I am Writing To You From Another Country; Translations of
Henri Michaux (Greying Ghost Press).

**White Pine Press
Dennis Maloney, editor

White Pine Press is a non-profit literary publisher, established in
1973, which publishes poetry, fiction, essays, and literature in
translation from around the world. For the past 30 years they have
been at the forefront in bringing the rich diversity of world
literature to the English-speaking audience. They seek to enrich our
literary heritage; to promote the cultural awareness, understanding,
and respect so vital in our rapidly changing world; and to address
complex social and human rights issues through literature. “In a
publishing world dominated by celebrity books and glitzy bestsellers,
White Pine Press titles are refreshing anomalies,” writes Herb Hadad
in Poets and Writers Magazine. White Pine Press has published Nobel
Prize laureates William Golding, Pablo Neruda, Juan Ramon Jimenez, and
Gabriela Mistral. Its distinguished roster also includes Robert Bly,
Maurice Kenny, William Matthews, and James Wright, all winners of the
American Book Award, the National Book Award, or the Pulitzer Prize.
White Pine’s commitment to international literature is reflected in
its publication of acclaimed writers including John Montgague of
Ireland, Tomaz Transtromer of Sweden, Antonio Machado of Spain,
Alfonsina Storni of Argentina, and Rolf Jacobsen of Norway. White Pine
also consistently champions both established and emerging American

**Belle-Skinner (music)
Belle-Skinner aka Maria Brosgol is a singer-songwriter, guitarist, and
producer from New York. With a hauntingly beautiful, lilting soprano
and innate sense of melody she crafts tales of songbirds, sirens and
desert nomads – nuanced and layered stories which bridge the gap
between past and present. Though her influences cover a broad range of
genres – from French chansons and Russian folk to contemporary alt-pop
and rock – her voice often draws comparisons to the likes of Joni
Mitchell, Angel Olsen, and Regina Spektor.
In 2013 she was awarded a Maguire Fellowship to study music
production in London, where she recorded her first EP, titled
Operator. For the past year she has been working on self-producing her
second EP, titled We Shut Our Eyes, which was released in November
2016. She currently lives in NYC.

**Elisabeth Frost
A poet and scholar, Elisabeth Frost is the author of a collection of
poetry, All of Us (White Pine Press); two chapbooks, A Theory of the
Vowel (Red Glass Books) and Rumor (Mermaid Tenement Press); and a
critical study, The Feminist Avant-Garde in American Poetry
(University of Iowa Press). She is also co-editor (with Cynthia Hogue)
of Innovative Women Poets: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry and
Interviews (University of Iowa Press). In addition to a Fulbright
Fellowship as a visiting professor at the University of Wroclaw,
Poland, Frost has received grants from the Rockefeller
Foundation-Bellagio Center, the University of Connecticut Humanities
Institute, the MacDowell Colony, and the Ledig-Rowohlt Foundation,
among others.

**Janlori Goldman
Janlori Goldman is a poet, teacher, and activist. Bread from a
Stranger’s Oven is her first full-length book. Her chapbook
Akhmatova’s Egg was published by Toadlily Press. Gerald Stern chose
her poem “At the Cubbyhole Bar” for the 2012 Raynes Prize. Janlori’s
poetry has been widely published, including in The Cortland Review,
Mead, Gwarlingo, Connotation Press, Calyx, Gertrude, Mudlark, The
Sow’s Ear, Rattle, and Contrary.

**Patricia Spears Jones
Patricia Spears Jones grew up in Arkansas and has lived and worked in
the artistic and literary communities of New York and Boston for the
past four decades. She is author of three collections and four
chapbooks and two plays commissioned and produced by Mabou Mines, the
acclaimed experimental theater company. The Museum of Modern Art
commissioned a poem for the Poetry Suite section of the catalog for
Jacob Lawrence: The Migrations Series. Poems are anthologized in
Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American
Poetry (W. W. Norton); Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn (NYU Press), The
Best American Poetry: 2000 (Scribners), the bilingual anthology
Mujeres a los remos/Women rowing: An Anthology of Contemporary US
Women Poets (El Collegio de Puebla, Mexico) and elsewhere. She is
editor of and contributor to Think: Poems for Aretha Franklin’s
Inauguration Day Hat and Ordinary Women: An Anthology of Poetry by New
York City Women and a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine and guest
editor of About Place Journal.
She is the recipient of awards from The Foundation of Contemporary
Art and The NY Community Trust (The Oscar Williams and Gene Derwood
Award), The Goethe Institute for travel, and grants from the NEA and
NYFA. She served as a Mentor for Emerge Surface Be, at St. Mark’s
Poetry Project, where she was a program coordinator and is a senior
fellow at the Black Earth Institute, a progressive think tank. She
received her M.F.A. from Vermont College, now known as VCFA. She is a
lecturer at LaGuardia Community College.

**Boog City
Boog City is a New York City-based small press now in its 27th 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.

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
3062 Brower Ave.
Oceanside, NY 11572
For event and publication information:
T: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)
Twitter: @boogcity
For music from Gilmore boys:
“To have great poets, there must be great audiences.” —Walt Whitman


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