Saturday, May 1, 2010

Chapbook Festival

The Annual Chapbook Festival is upon us, taking place May 3 and 4 at the CUNY Graduate Center, and this year The Corresponding Society is pleased to announce our participation in the festivities.

Firstly, The Corresponding Society will have a table at the book fair, which runs both days from 11:30am to 7pm. We will be displaying titles from our first chapbook series, “No Know,” discussing the soon-to-be-released new series, “What Where,” and promoting Correspondence and related titles. Also, Robert Snyderman will be on hand with his popular Poem Shop project.

Monday morning Lonely Christopher, “What Where” series curator, will present a workshop titled “Producing Chapbooks for Poets”; he will be joined by Rachel Levitsky, of Belladonna, and Brenda Iijima, of Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs. The workshop will occur at the Graduate Center from 10am-11:30am; it is free, but registration is required (see official site).

Finally, David Swensen, co-editor of Correspondence and author of the “No Know” series chapbook Elegies for A.R. Ammons will make an appearance during the marathon reading of chapbook poets. That’s happening on the second day of the marathon, Tuesday, during the 4pm-5pm set.

The marathon reading is free and open to the public. The full calendar is available for download on the official website, but here are a few highlights (or at least the readers we’re really excited about):

May 3

H_NGM_N: Ben Mirov
Forklift, Ohio: Amy King
Ugly Duckling Presse: Dorothea Lasky

May 4

Flying Guillotine Press: Steven Karl & Angela Veronica Wong
Small Anchor Press: Joseph Mcelroy
Poets Wear Prada: Austin Alexis & Michael Montlack

The Corresponding Society is very happy to be so involved in the Chapbook Festival this year. We hope to see you there!

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