Thursday, December 20, 2007

Victor in the New World Launch Postponed

PLEASE NOTE: Tonight's scheduled launch party for Chad Reynolds's chapbook, Victor in the New World, has been postponed due to weather. We are rescheduling for Thursday, January 3rd at 8 pm.

We're sorry for any inconvenience, and hope you'll be able to join us in January. If you forwarded any of our previous emails regarding the reading, please help us spread the word about tonight's cancellation.

Victor must have a mind of winter, because it snows every time we think about him.

More details about the January 3rd event will follow.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Victor in the New World: Book Release

It's Christmas! And all Rope-a-Dope wants is for you to join us in celebrating the release of our first chapbook, Victor in the New World, by Chad Reynolds, with illustrations by Robert daVies.

"Chad Reynolds's book of masterful poems about the the 'Wild Boy' is even better than Truffaut's film. Brilliant in concept and accomplishment, Victor in the New World is the debut of a great new poet. This is something extraordinary."
--Bill Knott

Author Reading & Book Release
Thursday, December 20th, 8 pm
with guest readers Mary Walker Graham & Chris Tonelli
M.C. Loc Chanler
& musical guests Ara Vora

The Distillery

516 East 2nd Street
South Boston, MA 02127
(directions here)

We'll provide sparkling libations and snacks, but feel free to BYOB.

Chad Reynolds
was born in Oklahoma and lives in Boston. His poems and reviews have appeared in Absent, The Amherst Review, California Quarterly, The Diagram, The Kennesaw Review, Meridian, Open Letters Monthly, Puerto del Sol, RealPoetik, Redivider, Sawbuck, Swink, Verse Daily, and Washington Square. Victor in the New World is his first chapbook.

Mary Walker Graham
was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia but now she lives right here, just up the stairs on the 4th and 5th floors. Together with Robert daVies, she founded Rope-a-Dope Press Collaborative in the spring of 2007. Her poems have appeared in 42opus, OCHO, Poetry Magazine, and Poetry Daily.

Chris Tonelli
lives in Cambridge, MA where he runs The So and So Series. He has work forthcoming in Cannibal, H_NGM_N, Drunken Boat, and Good Foot , and poems of his will be included in the anthologies The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel – Second Floor and the 2008 Anthology of Younger Poets. His second chapbook, a collaboration with Sarah Bartlett called A Mule-Shaped Cloud, will be available from horse less press in January.

If you just can't wait to get your hands on Victor, show up a week early and help us sew him up:

Wine & Bind
Thursday, December 13th, 6-9 pm

We've got the needles and thread.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Nik is Sick

And we mean that in the really good way.

Nik Gulacsik's broadsides, with poems by Andrea Baker, Jennifer Bartlett, and Reb Livingston. Head over to Manila to get yours.

13"x11" silkscreen + hand-painted details on Rives BFK.