Here is the rundown on some great events going down this weekend here in NYC including the book launch for PARSE!
1) For all of you who were at last night’s Acentos, you know that MartÃn Espada tore down and then rebuilt the whole house. Catch him again tonight at The Pink Pony Reading Series at 6pm.
2) 2005 National Poetry Series Finalist, Tyehimba Jess reads from his new collection of poetry, Leadbelly (Verse Press). With guest poets, Pat Rosal, the author of Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive (Persea Books) and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs at the St Marks Poetry Project, Fri, Oct 14th @ 10:30pm.
3) PARSE Book Release Party
Saturday, October 15 (8 – 10pm)
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery at Bleeker Street
Please join Friendlyfire Press (Chad Griffin and Scot Lee Williams) as they celebrate the release of PARSE – Alchemy, a new collaboration of visual artistry and poetry featuring poems by:
Elana Bell, Oscar Bermeo, Jai Chakrabarti, Robert Bevan Dalton, Sabrina Hayeem-Ladani, Mara Jebsen, Raymond Daniel Medina, John J Trause & Rich Villar
With readings by the poets, musical collaboration from synonymUS and Raj spinning tunes.
PARSE Volume 1 – Alchemy is the first in a series of books based on the fruits of collaboration between artists of different disciplines.
Friendlyfire Press is dedicated to promoting the arts through the creation of beautiful books and amazing poetry. Hope to see you there!
4) Celebrate the launch of Paolo Javier’s book ’60 lv bo(e)mbs’ (O Books) on Saturday, October 15 (8pm) at Mangiami. NO COVER!