Readings from THE PORTABLE BOOG READER 8 Set for 1/18 Release Party in NYC
Boog City presents "The Portable Boog Reader 8: N.Y.C., Oakland, and San Francisco", available online in NYC/Oakland, December 16, 2014: www.boogcity.com/boogpdfs/bc95.pdf and in NYC/San Francisco on January 13, 2015: www.boogcity.com/boogpdfs/bc96.pdf.A release party is set for Sunday, January 18 at 1:00 p.m. at Unnameable Books, 600 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn, NY. Featuring readings of their own work and Bay Area contributors' by Martin Beeler*, Jeremy Hoevenaar*, Becca Klaver, Lisa Rogal* and Pete Simonelli. And music from Ember Schrag.
Curated and hosted by Portable Boog Reader 8 N.Y.C. editors Claire Donato, Jeff T. Johnson, David Kirschenbaum, Daniel Owen, Jasmine Dreame Wagner, and Nicole Wallace; Oakland editors Taylor Brady and Ivy Johnson; and San Francisco editors Micah Ballard, Amy Berkowitz, and Sunnylyn Thibodeaux.
Hosted and curated by Boog City editor and publisher David Kirschenbaum.
For further information, call 212-842-BOOG (2664) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**Martin Beeler http://gloriousprospect.blogspot.com - Martin Beeler was born in Knoxville, Tenn., and lives in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn. His chapbook The Mexican Ocean appeared briefly a few years ago.
**Jeremy HoevenaarJeremy Hoevenaar is the author of Cold Mountain Mirror Displacement (American Books) and Adaptations of Pelt and Hoof (H_NGM_N). Recentish work can also be found in A Perimeter, 1913: A Journal of Forms, and Poems by Sunday.
**Becca Klaver http://www.beccaklaver.com - Becca Klaver is the author of LA Liminal (Kore Press) and several chapbooks. She is a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University, and lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. These poems come from her new manuscript, "Empire Wasted."
**Lisa Rogal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKj-mqs5bWI - Lisa Rogal is a poet and fiction writer who lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Her writing and translations have been published in limited edition, handmade books by thirdfloorapartmentpress and her first full-length book is forthcoming from United Artists Books in 2015.
**Ember Schrag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zXnV1-mB10&autoplay=1&app=desktop - Ember Schrag is a singer and guitarist originally from western Nebraska. Hailed as "distinctive and free of affect or artifice" by the A.V. Club, her Great-Plains-gothic style "lands somewhere between Scout Niblett and Karen Dalton, writing about land and space and hope and despair" (Nightlight). Brought up by militant Christians, she left home at 17 with a library copy of A Coney Island of the Mind and a glove box stuffed with illicit "secular music" cassettes. She progressed from gigs at Missouri's Magic Bean, Nebraskan blues bars and Kansas house parties to a series of CD-R's and DIY national tours, then two critically acclaimed albums. She has collaborated with musicians from experimental, classical, bluegrass, rock and jazz backgrounds in a shifting lineup that's come to rest on her strong New York band. She also performs occasionally in a duo with Bob Bannister (Fire in the Kitchen, Tono Bungay, P.G. Six.)
Schrag championed many underground artists with her Clawfoot House venue in Lincoln, NE, and her Iowan radio show, Dead Language Airport. This work continues in Brooklyn with the Dead Language Airport zine (with Bannister) and various concert series for Clawfoot NY. Schrag is wrapping up work on a third full length album, and while you may not have heard her music yet, New York Music Daily has declared "There is no more interesting, intelligent rock songwriter than Ember Schrag."
**Pete Simonelli http://www.enablers.bandcamp.com/ - Pete Simonelli is the co-founder and vocalist for the band Enablers. He is the author of Night Sees You First (AJBK Press) and two chapbooks. Since 2009 he has co-curated the reading and performance series Picasso Machinery at his home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
**Boog City - http://www.boogcity.com - Boog City is a New York City-based small press now in its 24th 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.