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Boog City presents

d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

BlazeVOX [books]
(Buffalo, N.Y.)

Fri., March 9, 7:00 p.m. sharp, free
 

Sidewalk Café
94 Ave. A
NYC
 
Event will be hosted by 
BlazeVOX editor and publisher
Geoffrey Gatza


Featuring readings from

Geoffrey Gatza 
Barbara Henning 
Aimee Herman
Michael Kelleher 
Krystal Languell 

and music from

Christy Davis
Julie Delano & Gold
Leslie Graves


There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

Poetry 
booked by Geoffrey Gatza, music booked by Christy Davis. 

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum

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**BlazeVOX [books] 
http://www.blazevox.org/

BlazeVOX [books] presents innovative fictions and wide ranging fields of contemporary poetry. Their books push at the frontiers of what is possible with their innovative poetry, fiction, and select non-fiction and literary criticism. Their fundamental mission is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large.

BlazeVOX [books] seeks to publish the innovative works of the greatest minds writing poetry today, from the most respected senior poets to extraordinarily promising young writers. They select for publication only the highest quality of writing on all levels regardless of commercial viability. Their outlets of publication strive to enrich cultural and intellectual life, and foster regional pride and accomplishments. 

BlazeVOX [books] consciously acquires a collection of titles providing focus, continuity, and a basis for the development of future publications. Through the publication of works of significance, BlazeVOX [books] is committed to the dissemination of knowledge. 




*Performer Bios*


**Christy Davis
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gatos-de-Sensei/138300096211425

Christy Davis has been playing drums in bands since the ’80s, spanning a wide variety of projects, including Reverend Billy & His Stop Shopping Choir, Rebecca Moore, Mold, and Kansas State Flower. Christy has recently been stepping out from behind the drum set to perform her own songs while still playing with her most recent collaborative effort Gatos de Sensei. 


**Geoffrey Gatza 
http://www.geoffreygatza.com/

Geoffrey Gatza is the editor and publisher of the small press BlazeVOX. The fundamental mission of BlazeVOX is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large. Gatza has received awards from the Fund for Poetry and a Boomerang Award. He is the author of many books of poetry, including Secrets of my Prison House, Kenmore: Poem Unlimited, and Not So Fast Robespierre (Menendez Publishing). His writings for children includes HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children, and Kindle books, A Rocket Full of Pie and The Diamond who wanted to be a Ruby. He is also the author of the yearly Thanksgiving Menu-Poem Series, a book length poetic tribute for prominent poets, now in it's tenth year. He is a CIA trained chef, a former Marine, a lifelong Sherlockian, and an avid philatelist. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y. with his girlfriend and two beloved cats.


**Julie Delano & Gold

Gold is the solo project of bassist, singer, and songwriter Julie DeLano. In this project she adds angelic and demonic harmonies and drum beats to her sparse songwriting. 


**Leslie Graves
http://lesliegraves.be/

Leslie Graves is the singer in They Would be Happy People, an improvisational art rock group at work on a new LP. She plays solo as well and released an album last year called Let it Take You. 


**Barbara Henning 
http://barbarahenning.blogspot.com/

Barbara Henning is the author of two novels, You, Me and the Insects and Black Lace. Her books of poetry include My Autobiography, Detective Sentences, Love Makes Thinking Dark, and Smoking in the Twilight Bar, as well as numerous chapbooks and a series of photo-poem pamphlets. A collection of prose and poetry, Cities & Memory, is forthcoming from Chax Press. She's a native Detroiter and a long time New York City resident.


**Aimee Herman 
http://aimeeherman.wordpress.com/

Aimee Herman, a queer performance poet, has been featured at various New York venues including the Happy Ending Lounge, Dixon Place, Wow Café Theatre, Perch Café, One & One Bar, Public Assembly, and Sidewalk Café. She has performed at reading/performance series such as: In the Flesh erotic salon, Hyper Gender, Sideshow: Queer Literary Carnival, Mike Geffner Presents: The Inspired Word, and Red Umbrella Diaries. Her poetry can be found in Clean Sheets, Cliterature Journal, InStereo Press, Sound Zine, Pregnant Moon Review, and/or journal, Polari Journal, and Sous Le Pavre. She can also be read in you say. say. and hell strung and crooked (Uphook Press), Focus on the Fabulous: Colorado LGBT Voices (Johnson Books), Best Women’s Erotica 2010 (Cleis Press), Best Lesbian Love Stories 2010 (Alyson Books), Nice Girls, Naughty Sex (Seal), Women in Lust (Cleis), and The Harder She Comes: Butch Femme Erotica (Cleis Press). She works as an erotica editor for Oysters & Chocolate. She can be found writing poems on her body in Brooklyn.


**Michael Kelleher 
http://pearlblossomhighway.blogspot.com/

Michael Kelleher is the author of two collections of poems, both from BlazeVOX [books], Human Scale and To Be Sung. His poems and essays have appeared at the Poetry Foundation website, The Brooklyn Rail, Ecopoetics, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and others. With Ammiel Alcalay he runs OlsonNow, a project (events and a blog) dedicated to the poetry and poetics of Charles Olson. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y., where he works as artistic director of Just Buffalo Literary Center.


**Krystal Languell 
http://krystalteaches.blogspot.com/

Krystal Languell was a semi-finalist for the 2010 University of Akron Press Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2011 National Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fairy Tale Review, and DIAGRAM among other journals, and was anthologized in the 2010 edition of Best of the Web. Founder of the feminist literary magazine Bone Bouquet, she serves as a collaborative board member for the Belladonna* Series as well as editor-in-chief at Noemi Press. She teaches composition at York College in Queens and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She lives in Brooklyn, where she also co-curates the HOT TEXTS Reading Series.

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Directions:
Directions: F/V to 2nd Ave., L to 1st Ave.
Venue is at E.6th St.
 

Next event:

Tues. March 27 @ ACA Galleries
Flying Guillotine Press
http://www.flyingguillotinepress.blogspot.com/
(Denver | Rosslyn, Va.)

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David A. Kirschenbaum, editor and publisher
Boog City
330 W. 28th St., Suite 6H
NY, NY 10001-4754
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