“Poetry is a kind of time travel,” says John Reed, who used 3 computer animated avatars to read his sonnets.
On Sunday, before most of us were awake, Leah Umansky was pulling a dress made out of her poetry collection, Domestic Uncertainties, over her head. She and three others–Rebecca Lawniczak, Gabriel Don and Holly Messit (l-r)–traipsed around the Met’s antiquities in their paper creations fashioned by Joseph A. W. Quintela. Quintela’s #bookdresses have appeared at The Strand and Project Space Envelope in [...]
1. Next month, I promise to be wittier in this caption. 2. Unnameable Books’ Constructivist merch display. Last night, the Franklin Park Reading Series celebrated its fourth birthday. That’s 48 readings, 240 authors, thousands of eager and bookish attendees, innumerable pints of beer, and way too many book giveaways to tally. Doing anything for [...]
1. Unnameable Books merch table! 2. Requisite crowd shot. I’d been looking forward to last night’s installment of the venerable Crown Heights Franklin Park Reading Series ever since Penina announced the lineup. While I trudged through the brown and black slush left from the rain, all thoughts centered on the prospect of hearing Dylan [...]
The Lit List is a sometimes-weekly compendium of New York’s finest literary events and readings. If there’s something you think we should know about, email email@example.com. Monday, February 11 Franklin Park Reading Series: Lars Iyer, Karolina Waclawiak, Tim Horvath, Dylan Nice, Margarita Korol. #Wanderers, each and every one. James Lasdun discusses his new memoir, Give [...]
Christian Bök is part poet, part mad scientist. He’s read the entirety of Webster’s Dictionary three times, invented a language for a sci-fi TV show, and, most recently, brushed up on his genetic engineering skills to create the world’s first “living poem.” According to Macleans, the project, called Xenotext, is a “short stanza enciphered into a string of DNA [...]
1. The audience waiting for the reading to begin; Steve chatting ‘URL’ with his Spreecast viewers (the show was live-broadcasted and can be viewed here). 2. Archibald reading a recently-written ode to the deceased Dave Brubeck. When I discovered a favorite writer/artist/inspiration by the name of Steve Roggenbuck would be stopping by my city during his tour, [...]
SONGS THAT I’VE LISTENED TO ON REPEAT FOR HOURS WHILE WORKING ON THE COMPUTER most of my waking life im on the computer !!!! this past year i dropped out of my mfa program and i’ve traveled many places to stay with frends while i blog full-time, people who i visit usualy want to show [...]