Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Palm Press (Long Beach, CA), Thurs. Oct. 5, 6:00 p.m.

Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Palm Press (Long Beach, CA)

Thurs. Oct. 5, 6:00 p.m., free

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

Event will be hosted by
Palm Press editor Jane Sprague

Featuring readings from

David Buuck
Mairead Byrne
Wendy Walters
Matvei Yankelevich

With music by
Genan Zilkha

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

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum


*About Palm Press*

Palm Press is an independent press located in Long Beach, California. Our mission is to make available works which navigate the interstices, the between spaces, of discourse. We aim to further an interrogation of these gaps by publishing writers whose work challenges notions of genre and by focusing on writers who consciously work within and among these spaces in poetry, essay, cultural studies, narrativity, theory and the increasingly blurred edge between such categories.

*Performer Bios*

**David Buuck lives in Oakland, California. Recent chapbooks include RUTS from TaxtPress & RUNTS from Self-punish or parrot, plus an untitled forthcoming essay from Palm Press (2007).

**Mairéad Byrne immigrated to the United States from Ireland in 1994 for reasons of poetry. She is the author of An Educated Heart (Palm Press, 2005), Vivas (Wild Honey Press, 2005), and Nelson & The Huruburu Bird (Wild Honey Press, 2003). She lives with her two daughters in Providence, Rhode Island, where she teaches poetry at the Rhode Island School of Design.

**Wendy S. Walters is author of Birds of Los Angeles (Palm Press, 2005). She is Assistant Professor of English at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Recent poems have been published in Seneca Review, The Yalobusha Review, Sou’wester, Spinning Jenny, Nocturnes (Re)view, and Callaloo. Her work has received support from RISD, the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Smithsonian Institution, the Ford Foundation, and the Aaron Copland Foundation, and she has participated in residencies at The MacDowell Colony, Cave Canem, and Yaddo.

**Matvei Yankelevich is author of The Present Work (Palm Press, 2006) and an editor of Ugly Duckling Presse, a non-profit volunteer-run publishing concern in Brooklyn. He translates Daniil Kharms, Alexander Vvedensky, and Vladimir Mayakovsky, among other Russian writers. He teaches literature at Hunter College in New York City while working on a graduate degree in comparative literature and a house in the country.

**Genan Zilkha, guitar/vocals, was a classically trained pianist until she found that she had a taste of rock and roll. Since that didn't work out, she now spends her time writing folk songs with titles such as "I Think I Might Be Food Poisoning (But it could also be love)" and "I Know What Will Make You Not A Dyke." Genan is also known for her unique takes on Britney Spears songs, in particular her version of Britney's version of the Bobby Brown song "My Prerogative." She has performed at the Knitting Factory, as well as at venues throughout Rhode Island and Binghamton, NY.


For more information: (212) 842-BOOG (2664)
Directions: C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
Venue is bet. 10th and 11th avenues

Next event Nov. 2, Mooncalf Press (Philadelphia)