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February 25, 2008


Sunday, March 2 at 7pm

at betalevel ( directions below

Please join us for C-Society an evening of collaborative readings, featuring Noah Eli Gordon and Joshua Marie Wilkinson reading from their recent book, Figures for a Darkroom Voice, published by Tarpaulin Sky Press. Harold Abramowitz, Amanda Ackerman, Allison Carter and Mathew Timmons will also be reading from collaborative projects.

“In Figures for a Darkroom Voice the rhetorical twisting of Noah Eli Gordon’s abstractions meld with the ominous narratives of Joshua Marie Wilkinson’s fragments, turning Wallace Steven’s notion of a supreme fiction toward a supreme friction, one where the work of these two poets is fused into a voice as singular as it is sinister.”

Noah Eli Gordon is the author of A Fiddle Pulled from the Throat of a Sparrow (New Issues, 2007), Figures for a Darkroom Voice (in collaboration with Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Tarpaulin Sky, 2007), Inbox (Blaze VOX, 2006), The Area of Sound Called the Subtone (Ahsahta Press, 2004), and The Frequencies (Tougher Disguises, 2003), as well as numerous chapbooks, including That We Come to a Consensus (in collaboration with Sara Veglahn, Ugly Duckling Presse, 2005). He teaches at the University of Colorado at Denver.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson was born and raised in Seattle and has since lived in Arizona, Slovakia, Ireland, and Colorado. He is the author of three books, most recently Figures for a Darkroom Voice (with Noah Eli Gordon, Tarpaulin Sky P) and two more books are forthcoming next year: The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth (Tupelo) and a book of conversations between younger poets and their mentors (U of Iowa Press). He lives in Chicago and teaches at Loyola University.

Harold Abramowitz is a writer and teacher from Los Angeles, author of a chapbook, Three Column Table, from Insert Press. With Mathew Timmons, Harold co-curates the Late Night Snack literary cabaret series at BetaLevel in L.A., and with Amanda Ackerman, he co-edits a short form literary press called eohippus labs. Harold also has a book, Dear Dearly Departed, to be published in the near future by Palm Press and a micro-book, Sunday, or a Summer’s Day, to be published in the near future by PS Books. He teaches at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles.

Amanda Ackerman lives in Los Angeles where she writes and teaches. Along with Harold Abramowitz, she is co-editor of the press eohippus labs. She is also a member of BetaLevel. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in flim forum; String of Small Machines; The Physical Poets; and the Encyclopedia Project, Volume F-K.

Allison Carter is an LA based designer, teacher and writer. Her work has appeared in Fence, 5_Trope, P-Queue and others. Her first book, A Fixed, Formal Arrangement, is forthcoming in August 2008 from Les Figues Press. She currently edits P S Books.

Mathew Timmons is guest editor of Trepan, co-edits Insert Press, co-hosts LA-Lit, and co-curates Betalevel’s Late Night Snack. His writings appear in Manufactured Inspirato, Greetings, Disaster, Sleepingfish, P-Queue, Holy Beep!, Outside Voices 2008 Sound Poetry Anthology, Flim Forum, The Physical Poets Vol. 2 and PSBooks.

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Directions to Betalevel

1. Find yourself in front of "FULL HOUSE RESTAURANT"
located at 963 N. Hill Street in Chinatown, Los Angeles

2. Locate the narrow alley on the left hand side of Full House.

3. Walk about 20 feet down the alley (away from the street).

4. Stop.

5. Notice dumpster on your right hand side.

6. Take a right and continue down the alley.

7. Exercise caution so as not trip on the wobbly cement blocks underfoot

8. The entrance to Betalevel is located 10 yards down on left side,
behind a red door, down a black staircase.

February 24, 2008

YAY! More Self Promotion!

So, I already blogged a couple publications that were coming out, but now you can buy them! Go here for Flim Forum's anthology, A Sing Economy, and go here to check out The Physical Poets Vol2.

I somehow forgot to blog the appearance of Kadar Koli, a journal put together by David Hadbawnick. Marcus Civin and I worked on a collaboration last summer and David asked us for some pieces to include - you can find Kadar Koli #2 here. The main part of the collaboration will be coming out from PS Books sometime in the near future.

Various bits of The New Poetics are on the internets over at The Press Gang and in the forthcoming Shampoo #32.

OK, that's probably enough for now.