Boog City presents
The Portable Boog Reader 10:
Portland, Ore. and N.Y.C.
is now online:
COME TO THE
This Sun., June 11, 1:00 p.m.
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
WITH READINGS FROM PBR10 CONTRIBUTORS
Ray DeJesús * Frank Grisanzio * Sharon Mesmer
Ryan Nowlin * Jean-Paul Pecqueur
AND MUSIC FROM
Michelle Beth Herman
Performer bios at the conclusion of this email. Curated and hosted by
Portable Boog Reader 10 N.Y.C. editors Maria Damon, Joanna Fuhrman,
Mark Gurarie, Barbara Henning, and David A. Kirschenbaum; and, in
absentia, Portland, Ore. editors Sarah Bartlett and Phoebe Wayne.
Hosted and curated by
Boog City editor and publisher David A. Kirschenbaum
For further information:
212-842-BOOG (2664), email@example.com
ISSUE INCLUDES WORK FROM:
PORTLAND, ORE. POETS
Stephanie Adams-Santos • Allison Cobb • Emily Kendal Frey • Jamalieh
Haley • Jamondria Harris
Sam Lohmann • Kaia Sand • Coleman Stevenson • Dao Strom • Stacey Tran
Marina Blitshteyn • Lee Ann Brown • Melissa Buzzeo • Donna Cartelli •
Ray DeJesus • Cliff Fyman • Francesco Grisanzio
Julia Guez • Arielle Guy • Karen Hildebrand • Krystal Languell • Katy
Lederer • Walter K. Lew • Sharon Mesmer
Ura Noel • Ryan Nowlin • Jean-Paul Pecqueur • J. Hope Stein • Matthew
Yeager • Samantha Zighelboim
and SPECIAL PORTLAND, ORE. FEATURES
20 Years Of Printing Truth To Power: Portland’s Independent Publishing
Chrys Tobey’s Debut: A Book of Lasting Revelations
Stacey Tran’s Fake Haiku Asks Us to Get Close
Recounting Octopus Books
‘Live Your Life, Eat Trash, Be Free’ An Interview with Poor Claudia’s
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Francesco Grisanzio is a founding editor of BORT Quarterly and the
author of the chapbook Stories & Centauries (Strange Machine Books).
His work has appeared in Poor Claudia, Banango Street, and Powder Keg
among other publications.
**Michelle Beth Herman
Michelle Beth Herman is an upcoming singer/songwriter here in NYC.
Michelle received her B.F.A. in music theatre from The Hartt School of
Music, Dance and Theatre and is a full-time actor. Writing is a
passion and living in Manhattan and experiencing the ups and downs,
especially with love, has strengthened that muscle. Some credits
include: (A very exciting one which she can’t quite announce
officially yet), In the Heights (Nina), Theatre Under The Stars. A
Little Night Music (Petra),The Barnstormers, Spamalot (The Lady of The
Lake), and New London Barn Playhouse. Proud member of AEA.
Sharon Mesmer’s most recent poetry collection is Greetings From My
Girlie Leisure Place (Bloof Books). She teaches in the NYU and New
School creative writing programs.
Ryan Nowlin is the author of the chapbooks Banquet Settings and Not
Far From Here, and the recently completed full-length manuscript
Kugel. His poems and reviews have appeared in Sal Mimeo, The Operating
System, and The Poetry Project Newsletter, among others.
Jean-Paul Pecqueur’s first book, The Case Against Happiness, was
published by Alice James Books. Two chapbooks, To Embrace Sea Monsters
and The Imaginations, have been published by Greying Ghost Press and
Forklift, Ink. Some more recent poems have appeared in H_NGM_N, Sink
Review, Vinyl, and Ping Pong. Originally from the Pacific Northwest,
he teaches composition and creative writing to fine arts students at
the Pratt Institute and lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
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.
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
3062 Brower Ave.
Oceanside, NY 11572
For event and publication information:
T: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)
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