Boog City Festival 7.5 & Songs of the Week & AWP & Winter Blues

Okay, first thing’s first – I’m reading this Sunday as part of the Boog City Festival.  I’m reading at about 4pm, but there is a whole afternoon of readings scheduled.  Here’s the line up:

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 12:00 P.M.

Unnameable Books
600 Vanderbilt Ave.
Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

12:00 p.m. Zoe Z (music)

12:30 p.m. Jamie Townsend

12:40 p.m. Edmund Berrigan

12:50 p.m. Amelia Bentley

1:05 p.m. Jessica Fiorini

1:15 p.m. Ali Power

1:30 p.m. Anselm Berrigan

1:40 p.m. Joshua Garcia (music)

2:10 p.m. Betsy Fagin

2:20 p.m. Ethan Fugate

2:35 p.m. Susana Gardner

2:50 p.m. Eric Seader, “We Will Mend: Youth Violence and the

Healing Power of Music”

3:00 p.m. Magus Magnus, drone: poetic monologue for monotone

(Poets Theater)

3:15 p.m. Pattie McCarthy

3:30 p.m. Ben Roylance

3:45 p.m. Jenn McCreary

4:00 p.m. Jackie Clark

4:10 p.m. d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade presses series

—Philadelphia’s Fact-Simile Editions

Julia Bloch, Elizabeth Guthrie, Stan Mir, Brian Teare, and

Kevin Varrone. Music: Ollie oxen / Allysa Oliver

Should be a fun afternoon.  I’m happy to have been asked to participate.  I think I also have a poem in the new issue of Boog City too.  I’m hoping to pick up a hard copy on Sunday.  The best thing about this reading is that I have off from work on Monday.  Hooray.  You can check out the full invite to the festival here, since there are a number of other events taking place.

And as always, some more Songs of the Week, by Emily Daly, Jessica Baran, and Emily Turner.

While I am always a little tepid about AWP I am actually really looking forward to it this year since it is in Seattle.  I’ve never been to Seattle and love a good excuse to take a trip.  Plus New York has been such a drag with all the snow, and work has been such a drag with all its work, so it will be good to get out of town for a while.  I’m reading twice while I’m there.  Once on Thursday, February 27 for Brooklyn Arts and again on Saturday, March 1 for Bloof.

But before AWP I get to go see Angel Olsen.  Her new record comes out on Tuesday and I’ve been listening to it non-stop on NPR First Listen all week.