Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Boog City presents Skanky Possum and I feel tractor

Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Skanky Possum (Austin, Texas)

Tues. March 14, 6 p.m., free

*please note the series is now held
on second Tuesdays

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

Event will be hosted by Skanky Possum editors
Hoa Nguyen and Dale Smith

Featuring readings from

Basil King
Kristin Prevallet

With music by

I feel tractor

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

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum


Hoa Nguyen lives in Austin, Texas with Dale Smith and their two children. Together they edit Skanky Possum, a small poetry journal and book imprint, and curate a monthly reading series. Her full-length collection of poetry, Your Ancient See Through, was published in 2002, with line drawings by Philip Trussell. Effing Press released her latest publication Red Juice in February 2005.

Dale Smith edits Skanky Possum Press with Hoa Nguyen. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in First Intensity, Effing, New American Writing, the Chicago Review, and Best American Poetry 2002. American Rambler (Thorp Springs), a digressive narrative in verse, was published in 2000 and a daybook, The Flood and The Garden (First Intensity), was released in 2002. Notes No Answer, a chapbook (Habenicht), came out recently, and Effing Press published the book Black Stone. Smith has worked as a laborer, editor, and teacher variously since moving to Austin, Texas, in 1996.

Basil King attended Black Mountain College as a teenager in the 1950s, and he completed his apprenticeship as an abstract expressionist painter in San Francisco and New York. Since that time, his art has taken a different turn, starting with abstraction and reaching back to surrealism and forward to a new approach to the figure.

Although he did not begin to write regularly until 1985, an involvement with poetry has always been part of his life, first in doing art to accompany poems in books and magazines, and now as a poet/painter. Some of his larger paintings can be seen on the Web at the Spuyten Duyvil, Light & Dust, Avec, and Marsh Hawk Press sites. His books include Split Peas, Miniatures, Devotions, Identity, The Poet, Warp Spasm, and Mirage: A poem in 22 sections (Marsh Hawk Press 2003), which has a section of seven reproductions of King's paintings. A new book of poems, A Painter's Bestiary, is forthcoming from Marsh Hawk Press in 2007.

Kristin Prevallet is the author of Scratch Sides: Poetry, Documentation and Image-text Projects. She lives in Brooklyn.

I feel tractor has a full-length CD forthcoming from Goodbye Better records in the Spring, "Once I had an Earthquake."


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


Next event April 11,
One Less Magazine (Williamsburg, Mass.)

David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
330 W.28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
For event and publication information:
T: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)
F: (212) 842-2429


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