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[Oct 6] Kit Robinson reads with Uche Nduka

Join us Sunday, October 6th at 2 pm for Kit Robinson's reading of his new book, Thought Balloon joined by Uche Nduka.

Kit Robinson is a Bay Area poet, writer and musician. His most recent poetry books are Thought Balloon (Roof, 2019), Leaves of Class (Chax, 2017) and Marine Layer (BlazeVOX, 2015). His essays on poetics, art, travel and music appear online at Jacket2, Open Space and Nowhere. He plays Cuban tres guitar in the charanga band Calle Ocho. He writes, "Poetry is language on a holiday. Free to go where it will. But it is not jobless. The job of poetry is to continue, despite everything that is pitted against it."

Uche Nduka is a Nigerian-American poet,essayist and collagist. He is the author of 12 volumes of poems of which the most recent are NINE EAST and LIVING IN PUBLIC. His writing has been translated into German,Finnish, Arabic ,Italian, and Dutch. A new volume of his poems titled FACING YOU is forthcoming from City Lights Books in Spring 2020. He presently teaches at CUNY-Queens College and lives in Brooklyn.

[Sept 20-26] Welcome to Boog City 13 Arts Festival: Poetry, Music, Theater

The full line-up for Welcome to Boog City 13 Arts Festival: Poetry, Music, Theater. Now 7 days of arts goodness. (Thanks to Daisy Hulme for the swell fest logo.)

Everyday takes place at Unnameable *EXCEPT* Sunday, Sept. 22nd which will be hosted by the Bowery Poetry Club.


—poetry curator David A. Kirschenbaum
—music curator Todd Carlstrom

6:00 p.m. Sophie Malleret
6:10 p.m. Bevil Townsend
6:25 p.m. Darren Black
6:40 p.m. poetry talk talk, with
Sandra Beasley and E. Tracy Grinnell reading and in conversation, part 1

7:10 p.m. Kelly Webb (music)

7:40 p.m. break

7:50 p.m. poetry talk talk,
Sandra Beasley and E. Tracy Grinnell, part 2
8:15 p.m. Elizabeth Primamore
8:25 p.m. Hossannah Asuncion
8:35 p.m. Jessica Rogers-Cerrato
8:45 p.m. Maria Lisella
8:55 p.m. Hugo dos Santos
9:05 p.m. Jocelyn Mackenzie (music)

SAT., SEPT. 21
—poetry curator John Mulrooney
—music curator Todd Carlstrom

1:00 p.m. The Trouble Dolls (music)
1:30 p.m. Simeon Berry
1:45 p.m. Adam Blowers
2:00 p.m. Mark Lamoureaux
2:15 p.m. Drew Boston
2:25 p.m. Christie Towers
2:40 p.m. Mary Bonina
2:55 p.m. Nichole Callihan
3:05 p.m. Santana Nair
3:15 p.m. Amy Lawless

3:25 p.m. Break

3:35 p.m.

—poetry curator David A. Kirschenbaum
—music curator Todd Carlstrom

d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade presses

Autumn House Press (Pittsburgh)

Christine Stroud, Editor in Chief

3:40 p.m. Kathy Anderson
Sherrie Flick

4:10 p.m. Jason Trachtenburg (music)

4:40 p.m. Charles Kell
Clifford Thompson

5:10 p.m. break

—poetry and music curator Thomas Devaney

6:10 p.m. Julia Bloch
6:25 p.m. Warren Longmire
6:40 p.m Jim Cory
6:55 p.m. Kirwyn Sutherland
7:10 p.m. Cynthia Dewi Oka
7:25 p.m. Sparrow and Rachel Swaner (music)
7:55 p.m. Michael Lally
8:05 p.m. Caitlin Grace McDonnell
8:15 p.m. Vincent Katz
8:25 p.m. Caroline Hagood
8:35 p.m. Dan Wriggins (music)

SUN., SEPT. 22
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery
The East Village

12th Boog Poets Theater Festival
—Bill Considine, curator

12:00 p.m. Introduction
12:03 p.m. Allan Yashin, The Story of My Life
12:12 p.m. Stephen Paul Miller, Physiocrats in Flight
12:28 p.m. Edmond Chibeau, Leviticus Tattoo
12:45 p.m. Davidson Garrett, What Happened to the Man Who Taught Me Beowulf?
12:56 p.m. Ellen Pober Rittberg, Sabbath Elevator
1:14 p.m. Aimee Herman, The Forgiveness of Lightning Bugs
1:26 p.m. Kevin Killian, The Lenticular

2:00 p.m. Panel:
Can This Machine Kill Fascists?
Poetry, Publishing, and Empire

Mark Gurarie, curator and moderator

Alex Crowley
Joey DeJesus
ELÆ [Lynne Desilva-Johnson]
Zefyr Lisowski

—poetry and music curator
David A. Kirschenbaum

3:00 p.m. Kyle Dacuyan

3:10 p.m

For its 25th anniversary,
Silver Jews' debut album Starlite Walker
performed live by Trusty Sidekick, Alex Emanuel, Tyler and the Names, and more.

MON., SEPT. 23
—poetry curator Suzanne Mercury
—music curator Todd Carlstrom

6:00 p.m.

d.a. levy lives:
celebrating renegade presses

Tender Buttons Press (New York City)

Lee Ann Brown, (Poet & Founding Editrix) & (Tender Buttons author & Star Arkestress Katy Bohinc) joined by local poets from across the years. Featured reader will be Lynne Sachs reading from Year By Year Poems, just out from Tender Buttons.

6:30 p.m Todd Carlstrom (music)

7:00 p.m. More Tender Buttons readers

7:30 p.m. break

7:40 p.m. Christina Strong
7:55 p.m. Geof Huth
8:05 p.m. Nada Gordon
8:15 p.m. Paige Taggart
8:25 p.m. Michael Ruby
8:35 p.m. Vex Wilde (music)

—poetry and music curator Joanna Fuhrman

6:00 p.m. Julie Kizershot
6:10 p.m. Jordan Davis
6:20 p.m. Ronna Lebo
6:30 p.m. Franklin Bruno
6:40 p.m. Keri Smith
6:50 p.m. Robert Hershon
7:00 p.m. Orly Bendavid (music)

7:20 p.m. break

7:30 p.m. Adeena Karasick
7:40 p.m. Melanie M. Goodreaux-Fielder
7:50 p.m. Karen Hildebrand
8:00 p.m. Maria Garcia Teutsch
8:15 p.m. Bob Kerr (music)

WED., SEPT. 25
—poetry curator Elinor Nauen
—music curator Todd Carlstrom

6:00 p.m. Alan Kleiman
6:10 p.m. Lauren Raheja
6:20 p.m. Gillian McCain
6:35 p.m. Sergio Satélite
6:50 p.m. Andrei Codrescu
7:05 p.m. John Hurley (music)

7:35 p.m. break

7:45 p.m. Pattie McCarthy
8:00 p.m. Greg Masters
8:15 p.m. Kimberly Lyons
8:25 p.m. James Ruggia
8:35 p.m. Douglas Rothschild
8:45 p.m. Farrell Burk (music)

—poetry curator Debrah Morkun
—music curator Todd Carlstrom

5:30 p.m. Elizabeth Guthrie
5:45 p.m. Paul Siegell
6:00 p.m. T. Nicole Cirrone
6:15 p.m. Lora Bloom
6:30 p.m. Kimberly Essex
6:45 p.m. Magus Magnus
7:00 p.m.Tom Shaner (music)

7:30 p.m. break

7;40 p.m. Courtney Bambrick
7:55 p.m. Tamara Oakman
8:10 p.m. Suzan Jivan
8:25 p.m. Jason Zuzga
8:40 p.m. Anne-Adele Wight
8:55 p.m. Tim Ellis (music)

David Kirschenbaum, festival director
Boog City
3062 Brower Ave.
Oceanside, NY 11572
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[Sept 19] Gabby Fluke-Mogul, Nava Dunkelman, James Ilgenfritz, & guests

 Join us Thursday, September 19th at 8 pm for a night of music!

8pm: DUO
Gabby Fluke-Mogul (violin)
Nava Dunkelman (percussion)

8:40: TRIO
Gabby Fluke-Mogul (violin)
Nava Dunkelman (percussion)
James Ilgenfritz (bass)

Gabby Fluke-Mogul (violin)
Nava Dunkelman (percussion)
Jessie Cox (percussion)
Jen Baker (trombone)
Ty Citerman (guitar)
Sandy Ewen (guitar)
James Ilgenfritz (bass)

[Sept 18] L.A. poet Eric Howard & guests for Brooklyn Book Fest Bookends Reading

Turtle Point Press welcomes Los Angeles poet Eric Howard (Taliban Beach Party) along with special guest readers Timothy Donnelly, Alan Felsenthal, and Mercedes Roffé, on Wednesday, September 18th at 7 pm for a reading as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival Bookends events series. 

[Sept 12] Desert Fox by the Sea Book Launch & Meditative Journaling

On Thursday, September 12th at 7pm come celebrate the new Hoot 'n' Waddle book Desert Fox By The Sea with Christine Sloan Stoddard and special guest readers curated by Quail Bell Magazine! A meditative journaling session will follow.

"Through the voices of a diverse cast of women, simultaneously real and mythological, Christine Sloan Stoddard’s Desert Fox By The Sea addresses issues of racism, sexism, shame, social inequality, personal identity—all in gorgeous verse and riveting prose. These are tales of modern tragedy, unflinching in their struggle, honesty, and art."

Learn more about the book here:

Other readers include:

Jeanne Joe Perrone
ßenjamin E. Nardolilli
Lana C. Marilyn

[Sept 11] Feral Voices: The Other Brooklyn Reading Series XI

Join us Wednesday, September 11th at 7pm for Feral Voices!

Feral Voices is a monthly reading series that focuses on celebrating a selection of writers who work and struggle outside of the typical institutions of the writing community.

A night for those who work one or more "day jobs," but have a voice to share that goes against the grain or upends capitalist, patriarchal understandings of the label "author."

If your writing is proactively weird, if you are part of a marginalized group, and/or if you struggle with the financial insecurity that stems from pursuing writing outside university funding or published manuscripts then submit your work to We accept short stories, poetry, essays, plays, scripts, novel excerpts, and anything genre-bending and mind-altering.

This month we are featuring Joshua Platt and Mya Spalter with possibly one or two more readers to be added before next Wednesday. It's going to be a great night!

Join us in an event hosted by T. A. Stanley at Unnameable Books. Come to share, read, listen and build something new!

[Sept 5] Manchette's Nada with Donald Nicholson-Smith

New York Review of Books and the Marxist Education Project present:

A release party for Jean-Patrick Manchette's Nada in translation by Donald Nicholson-Smith

Thursday September 5th at 6pm
Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn

Please join us for a celebration and discussion with Donald Nicholson-Smith. This is a New York City reception for the latest translation of Nada, a newly-translated work of Jean-Patrick Manchette, to be published on August 27 by New York Review of Books. 

Donald Nicholson-Smith has been translating the work of Manchette for English-reading audiences for more than a decade. At this event at Unnamable Books we will celebrate the release of “Nada”, but our subject will also include all the works of Manchette, including other novels published by NYRB, such as The Mad and The Bad, Fatale, and Ivory Pearl. Donald will consider the influences on Manchette and share his long-term relationship with many of Manchette’s works.

From the review of Nada by Luc Sante:
Nada, first published in November 1972, was the fourth novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette, not counting pseudonymous titles, novelizations of films, and other products of what he called “industrial” writing. He was twenty-nine and a seasoned Grub Street professional, and he was fully aware of the political currents of his time. He had joined Communist youth organizations a decade earlier and demonstrated in favor of the liberation of Algeria; more recently he had come under the influence of the Situationist International. It was natural, especially in the highly politicized cultural climate of post-’68 France, that he should merge his two reigning passions and begin writing thrillers on political themes.

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