I'll be reading at KGB on Wed. Jan. 2nd at 7PM with Forklift, Ohio's Assistant Editor Brett Price, The Agriculture Reader's Editor Jeremy Schmall and the The Apocalypse Reader's Editor Justin Taylor. If you'll be in the area, we'd love to see you there.
For directions to KGB, etc. here's the link to the reading on the KGB site:
And the official announcement for the event goes like this:
FORKLIFT, OHIO and THE AGRICULTURE READER-- Premiere Final Installment of One Time Only Reading Series
As Voltairine de Cleyre once wrote, "The goal strived for should, and must, be a very different one from that which led the mediaeval fanatics to despise the body and belabor it with hourly crucifixions." We could not agree more! Start 2008 off right by coming to the KGB Bar on January 3rd to hear poetry by Jeremy Schmall, Matt Hart, Brett Price, and Justin Taylor, who between them are the editors of Forklift, Ohio; The Apocalypse Reader; The Agriculture Reader; and Come Back, Donald Barthelme. Poet Julia Cohen says "attending this event will raise your IQ by 50 points," and she'd know. This special non-repeating series of one promises a potpourri of modest thrills that it's almost certainly capable of delivering. Let geniality reign!
Matt Hart [Let's skip mine, since if you're reading this on my blog, you're probably either a) one of my pals or b) one of my enemies. In the first case, you know me too well, and in the second case, you don't need anymore ammo].
Brett Price is from Cincinnati, OH and is the assistant editor of Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking, and Light Industrial Safety. He is working toward an MFA in writing at Bard College. His work can be found in such journals as H_NGM_N, Octopus, and Incliner.
Jeremy Schmall edits The Agriculture Reader, and is the author of a chapbook Underneath an Obnoxious Moon and an artist book The Slapdown. He lives in Brooklyn, the sandwich capital of the Western Hemisphere.
Justin Taylor is the editor of The Apocalypse Reader (Thunder's Mouth Press), a collection of 34 new and selected short stories about the end of the world, and "Come Back, Donald Barthelme" (McSweeney's #24), a celebration of the author's life and work. His writing—fiction, criticism, and poetry—has been published in The Believer, Bookslut, The Boston Review, Dennis Cooper's Userlands, Pilot Poetry, Paste, and numerous other magazines, journals, and websites. His website is http://www.justindtaylor.net/