Boog City presents d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press Greying Ghost Press (Salem, Mass.) tonight, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.M. Sharp at the Sidewalk Café, located at 94 Ave. A in NYC. Admission is free.
Event will be hosted by Greying Ghost founder and editor Carl Annarummo. It will feature readings from Eric Amling, DJ Dolack, Tyler Flynn Dorholt, Sasha Fletcher and music from Tara Hack. Plus, there will be wine, cheese, and crackers.
The event is curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum.
Greying Ghost Press (http://www.greyingghost.com) started in March of 2007. Since the very beginning they have had the pleasure of working with many exceptional authors whose commitment to expanding the power of the written word has energized their commitment to print their work. All of its books are handmade and, in most cases, every aspect of production is done in-house. This includes the processes of printing, binding, and shipping. Each cover is hand stamped or pressed. And all of its mail orders are stuffed full with either old photos, fragments of old maps and books, comic scraps, or, most importantly, FREE* pamphlets of poems by people they admire.
Eric Amling (http://wewhoareabouttodie.com/2010/07/20/eric-amling-on-eric-amling/) was born in 1981 in Brooklyn. He is the author of several chapbooks of poetry. His poems have appeared in journals, most recently Drag City Record's The Minus Times. Human Hair & Co. is his art and design firm.
D.J. Dolack's (http://www.djdolack.com) work has appeared in journals including Diode, Handsome, Salt Hill, and The Denver Quarterly. His most recent chapbook, 12 Poems, was published by Eye For An Iris Press. His next chapbook is out from Greying Ghost Press later this year and his first full-length collection, Whittling a New Face in the Dark, is forthcoming from Black Ocean next year. He teaches writing at Baruch College and lives in Jackson Heights, Queens.
Tyler Flynn Dorholt (http://www.dorholtt.wordpress.com) publishes and co-edits Tim, formerly known as Tammy, a print journal of poetry and prose. He curates and publishes the film and writing series On the Escape. His writing, films, and photographs have appeared in dozens of journals across the U.S. He lives and makes in NYC.
Sasha Fletcher (http://www.anicecoldcocacola.blogspot.com) is the author of the novella When All Our Days are Numbered Marching Bands Will Fill the Streets and We Will Not Hear Them Because We Will be Upstairs in the Clouds (Mud Luscious) and two chapbooks of poetry.
Tara Hack (http://www.tarahack.com) is a 23-year-old singer/songwriter and native New Yorker. She is currently featured in a new book, The Noise Beneath the Apple, which highlights her career as a musician in New York City. Hack regularly performs in Manhattan's Penn Station for thousands of commuters daily. She is also a musician in the South Street Seaport in NYC, performing for tourists from around the world. Through her appearances she has been approached by multiple record labels including Capitol Records, Def Jam, and Warner Brothers.
Hack is working in the studio on a full CD to be released this year. Her music continues to receive international airplay on WOR in NYC, Brooklands Radio in the U.K., as well as Radio Northern Beaches and 2GB Radio in Australia. Articles chronicling her music appear in Brisbane Times, The Age of Melbourne, and The Sydney Morning Herald, in Australia.
The music Hack writes is always based on meaningful world issues, events, and experiences. Her song, "Saya Tidak Bersalah" (I'm not Guilty), is a song about an Australian woman wrongfully imprisoned in Indonesia. Her song fueled an international human rights campaign and sent her to the Conference on World Affairs as a panelist and performer. Her new single, "She Falls Down," aims to raise awareness to the presence and severity of domestic violence in society.