Chapbook Launch: Francesco Grisanzio, Swamp Frank
Saturday, July 22 - 7pm
We’re celebrating the release of Francesco Grisanzio’s new chapbook, Swamp Frank. Join us for readings by Mark Gurarie, Ashleigh Allen, and Francesco Grisanzio.
Francesco Grisanzio is the author of two chapbooks, Stories & Centauries and Swamp Frank, and is a founding editor of BORT Quarterly and Here Pilot.
Ashleigh Allen's poems have appeared or are forthcoming from Gramma, Contemporary Verse 2, Indolent Books, and Tethered by Letters. She teaches a variety of creative and critical writing courses at colleges and community centers in Toronto, Canada.
Originally of Cleveland, OH, Mark Gurarie currently splits time between Brooklyn, NY and Northampton, MA. He is the author of one full-length poetry collection, Everybody's Automat (The Operating System, 2016), and his poems and prose have appeared in Pelt, Paper Darts, Sink Review, Public Pool, Everyday Genius, The Rumpus, The Literary Review, Coldfront, Publishers Weekly and elsewhere. He holds an MFA in Poetry from the New School, which, in 2012, published Pop :: Song, the 2011 winner of its Poetry Chapbook Competition. Alongside Alex Crowley, he founded and is curator-at-large for the Mental Marginalia Reading Series in New York. Gurarie also lends bass guitar and occasional vocals to psych-punk band, Galapagos Now!, is an editor-at-large at Boog City, and works as an adjunct instructor, book reviewer and free-lance writer.
The Impersonators Release Party
Tuesday, August 1 - 7:30pm
Join Patrick Gaughan & guests in celebrating The Impersonators from Factory Hollow Press.
A night of poetry, criticism, & impersonation
Watch the book trailer
Patrick Gaughan is a performance artist & writer. They are a 2017 MassMOCA Assets for Artists Fellow &.co-curator of the P L A T F O R M lecture series.
Jennifer Krasinski is an art columnist for The Village Voice, covers performance for artforum.com, and is on faculty in the MFA Art Writing program at The School of Visual Arts.
Ariel Goldberg's publications include The Estrangement Principle (Nightboat Books, 2016) and The Photographer (Roof Books, 2015).
Jon Ruseski is the author of the chapbook Neon Clouds. His debut full-length collection, Space Mountain, is forthcoming from Mount Analogue in 2018. He lives in Northampton, MA where he helps edit Factory Hollow Press & co-curates the P L A T F O R M lecture series.
Sixth Finch Reading: Cate Peebles and Chase Berggrun
Saturday, August 19 - 7pm
Join Sixth Finch in celebration of Cate Peebles' chapbook THE WOODLANDS (Sixth Finch, 2016). Cate is accompanied by featured contributor Chase Berggrun, whose first full-length poetry collection emerges with Birds, LLC later this year.
Chase Berggrun is a trans poet. They are the author of R E D, forthcoming from Birds, LLC in 2017, and the chapbook Discontent and Its Civilizations: Poems of Erasure, published by jubilat in 2012. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Pinwheel, the PEN Poetry Series, Sixth Finch, Diagram, The Offing, Prelude, Apogee, Beloit Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. They received their MFA from New York University. They are poetry editor at Big Lucks.
Cate Peebles is the author of four chapbooks, including The Woodlands (Sixth Finch Books, 2016) and James (dancing girl press, 2014). Her first full length book, Thicket, was selected by Eric Baus and Andrea Rexilius for the 2016 Brigham Award from Lost Roads Press and will be published in 2018. Her poems have appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, jubilant, and Tin House, among others, and she has new work forthcoming in Dream Pop Magazine. She co-edits the occasional online magazine, Fou, with David Sewell and Brad Soucy, and currently lives in New Haven, CT, where she works as an archivist at the Yale Center for British Art.