Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Katalanché Press and Limp Richard

Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Katalanché Press (Cambridge, Mass.)

Thurs. Oct. 6, 6 p.m., free

ACA Galleries
529 W.20th St., 5th Flr.

Event will be hosted by Katalanché Press editors
Michael Carr and Dorothea Lasky

Featuring readings from

Will Esposito
Chris Jackson
Mark Lamoureux
Lori Lubeski
Christopher Rizzo
Michael Carr w/poems by Samuel Greenberg

With music by
Limp Richard

There will be wine, cheese, and fruit, too.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum


Will Esposito is an editor of the literature collective Hinchas de Poesia (Homicidal Fans of Poetry), a recipient of an Academy of American Poets prize, and, because he lives in Philadelphia, where he teaches at Temple, a member of the Philly Sound. His work can currently be read in Goodfoot, Spinning Jenny, and Cross Connect. His chapbook, Friedrich Schiller Von Von, is forthcoming from Katalanché Press.

Samuel Greenberg (1893-1917) was an immigrant to NYC's Lower East Side and died at 23 after writing for only a handful of years. With a unique vision of language often considered to anticipate surrealism, his poems over time have found admirers in such poets as Hart Crane and John Ashbery. A new chapbook from Katalanché Press will be released featuring a selection of sonnets and other poems transcribed from his manuscripts.

Jackson, Chris (1967-?), was the first mannerist born in a log cabin. Earlier mannerists had come from well-to-do families. Jackson, the son of poor Scotch-Irish immigrants, became an orphan at 14. He grew up on the frontier of Massachusetts. Then he moved to Tennessee, where he became a successful sitter and viewer. Jackson won fame with no clue as to why he was even there. He was nicknamed “Old Abstruse” because of his toughness.

Mark Lamoureux lives in Astoria, NY. His poems have appeared in numerous print and online publications. He is the author of three chapbooks. He is currently seeking a publisher for his first full-length book, Astrometry Organon.

Lori Lubeski is the author of the chapbook, Eyes Dipped in Longitude Lines, from Katalanché Press, as well as Sweet Land, Stamina and Dissuasion Crowds the Slow Worker. Recent poems have been published in Traverse, Carve, and Art New England. She lives in Boston and teaches at Boston University and Curry College.

Christopher Rizzo has a handful of chapbooks due out in the next year or so: Claire Obscure (Katalanché Press), Zing (Carve Editions), Naturalistless (dbqp), and The Breaks (Fewer & Further Press). He is also the editor of Anchorite Press, which he founded in 2003. Originally from Long Island and a longtime resident of Boston, Chris lives in Albany, New York, where he is working on a Ph.D. in English.

Limp Richard needs no introduction whatsoever, considering his work with his seminal outfit Limp Richard and The Disappointments. However, his longtime A & R rep/art therapist has recommended that he try to work some things out alone, leading to his current style, which Carter Buddlesby of the Entirely Fictional Times would refer to as "a demented alloy of Sonic Youth and Michael Penn" if he, in fact existed. Limp is also known by his alter ego, Todd Carlstrom, who plays lead guitar for The Domestics and writes and produces theatre with breedingground productions. Limp is managed by the beautiful and cultivated Remorah.


Directions: C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St. Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues

Next event Oct. 28, O Books (Oakland, Calif.)

Call 212-842-BOOG(2664) or email editor-at-boogcity-dot-com for further information