I’m real happy to announce the poetry curating team for Welcome to
Boog City 11.5, Poetry, Music, Theater, and Film Festival, taking
place Presidents’ Day weekend, Fri. Feb. 16-Sat. Feb. 17, 2018, at
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn’s Unnameable Books, concluding on Sun. Feb.
18 at The East Village’s Sidewalk Cafe.
The fest’s poetry curators are Boog City printed matter editor Alex
Bennett, Ron Kolm, Bill Lessard, and I.
Boog City editor and festival curator
Alex Bennett received her M.F.A from The New School in 2013, where she
won the Paul Violi Poetry Prize. Her writing has appeared in The
Sosland Journal, The Best American Poetry Blog, The New School Writing
Program Blog, Insights Magazine, and elsewhere. She teaches and
directs the art and design pre-college programs at Parsons School of
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 27th year. His Gilmore girls tinged poems form the lyrics
of Preston Spurlock and Casey Holford’s band Gilmore boys.
Ron Kolm is a founding member of the Unbearables and has helped edit
their six anthologies. He is a contributing editor of Sensitive Skin
magazine. Kolm is the author of The Plastic Factory, Divine Comedy,
Suburban Ambush, Duke & Jill, Night Shift, and, with Jim Feast, the
novel Neo Phobe. A new collection of his poetry, A Change in the
Weather, has just been published by Sensitive Skin books. He’s had
work in Flapperhouse, Great Weather for Media, the Resist Much / Obey
Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance anthology, Maintenant, Local
Knowledge, and the Outlaw Bible of American Poetry. Kolm’s papers were
purchased by the New York University library, where they’ve been
catalogued in the Fales Collection.
William Lessard has writing that has appeared or is forthcoming in
McSweeney’s, Hyperallergic, Prelude, The Brooklyn Rail, FANZINE, PANK,
FUNHOUSE, Potluck. His work has also been featured at MoMA PS1. He
co-curates the Cool as F*** reading series at Pete’s Candy Store.
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