If you’re in Philadelphia this weekend and free Saturday evening, come check me out over at the Chapter and Verse reading series, curated by Stan Mir and Ryan Eckes! I’ll be reading with FRANK SHERLOCK and ROD SMITH. I’ve actually never read with either of these men, though I think they are quite brilliant, so I’m terribly excited about this. Frank is also a poetry brother of sorts, as we are both on Factory School Press!
The reading is at Chapterhouse Cafe, 620 S. 9th St (between South & Bainbridge) at 8PM.
Here are the author bios below:
Rod Smith is the author of Deed, Music or Honesty, Protective Immediacy, and In Memory of My Theories. A CD, Fear the Sky, came out from Narrow House Recordings in 2005. Smith lives in Washington, DC where he edits Aerial, publishes Edge Books, and manages Bridge Street Books. With Peter Baker and Kaplan Harris, he is editing The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley for the University of California Press.
Frank Sherlock is the author of Over Here (Factory School), Feast Day Gone & Coming (Cy Gist), The City Real & Imagined (Factory School), a collaboration with CA Conrad, andReady-to-Eat Individual (Lavender Ink), a collaboration with Brett Evans. Sherlock contributed to Journeys South, a public installation project in South Philadelphia, writing seven poems for broadsides called Neighbor Ballads, which celebrate figures from immigrant communities that continue to shape one of Philadelphia’s most diverse and storied neighborhoods. The broadsides, which include artwork by Erik Ruin, can be found in honor boxes along 9th Street and East Passyunk Avenue.
Sueyeun Juliette Lee lives in Philadelphia, where she edits Corollary Press, a chapbook series devoted to multi-ethnic experimental writing. Her books include That Gorgeous Feeling (Coconut Books) and Underground National (Factory School). She is also a contributing editor to EOAGH and The Constant Critic.