Boog City presents BoogWork for its Third Thursdays series. The new BoogWork series now alternates with the 10th season of the levy lives: celebrating the renegade press series. BoogWork will feature two poets reading, a musical act performing, and then one of the poets will give the gathered a poetry workshop (don't forget to bring a pen and paper).
The next installment is set for Thurs., March 21, 6:00 p.m. sharp (Note new, earlier start time for series). $5 suggested.
The evening will feature a reading and workshop from Joe Elliot, a reading from Marcella Durand and music from Bubble at the Sidewalk Café, 94 Ave. A, NYC.
Bubble: Bubble is a shape-shifting conglomerate of New York City's most dedicated mavens of the popular song. Dave Foster is the nucleus of this cell whose purpose is to nourish the soul through music and words. Dave appears as a regular singer for the tribute series, "The Loser's Lounge." Bubble has entertained thousands at New York's most famous institutions with faithful renditions of Beatles' albums, but there is also a vast library of original material dating back to 1995. This evening Bubble will perform new songs for an upcoming recording due before the next meteor is supposed to hit.
Marcella Durand : Marcella Durand's most recent books are Deep Eco Pre, a collaboration with Tina Darragh (LRL e-editions); AREA (Belladonna*); and Traffic & Weather (Futurepoem books), a site-specific book-length poem written during a residency at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in downtown Manhattan. She was a 2009 fellow in Poetry from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the 2010-2011 Fellow in Poetics and Poetic Practice for the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing at the University of Pennsylvania, and a 2011-2013 Fellow at The Black Earth Institute. She lives in New York City, where she has recently completed a new collection, The Prospect, and works as a writer and editor for a medical nonprofit.
Joe Elliot: Joe Elliot teaches high school English in Brooklyn, where he lives with his wife, Anne Noonan, and their three boys. He is the author of numerous chapbooks including You Gotta Go In It's The Big Game, Poems To Be Centered On Much Much Larger Sheets Of Paper, 15 Clanking Radiators, 14 Knots, Reduced, Half Gross, a collaboration with artist John Koos; and Object Lesson, a collaboration with artist Rich O'Russa. Granary Books published If It Rained Here, a collaboration with artist Julie Harrison. His work has appeared in many magazines, including The World, The Poker, Giants Play Well In The Drizzle, The Poetry Project Newsletter, Torque, Chain, Epiphany, Lungfull, Ocho, and Arras. Faux Press published his long poem, 101 Designs for The World Trade Center. In 2006, a collection of his work, Opposable Thumb, was published by subpress, and in 2010 Lunar Chandelier Press brought out Homework.
Boog City (www.boogcity.com): Boog City is a New York City-based small press now in its 22nd year and East Village community newspaper of the same name. It has put out approximately 200 publications, including 35 volumes of poetry and various magazines and a newspaper, featuring work by Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti among others, and theme issues on baseball, women's writing, and Louisville, Ky. It hosts and curates Welcome to Boog City, an annual poetry, music, and theater festival, as well as three regular performance series-d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press, featuring a non-NYC small press, its writers, and a musical act; the new BoogWork series, which features two poets reading, followed by a musical performance, and then the featured poet giving the gathered a poetry workshop; and Classic Albums Live, where up to 13 local musical acts perform a classic album live. Past albums have included Elvis Costello, My Aim is True; Nirvana, Nevermind; Sleater-Kinney's, Dig Me Out; and Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville. All of these series are hosted at Sidewalk Cafe. Directions: F/V to 2nd Ave., L to 1st Ave. Venue is at E.6th St.