Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Victor in the New World Release Party

Happy New Year! Last night we resolved to celebrate (with or without snow) the release of our first chapbook, Victor in the New World, by Chad Reynolds, with illustrations by Robert daVies. We hope you'll help us start 2008 not with a whimper but a bang.

"Chad Reynolds's book of masterful poems about 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, January 3rd, 8 pm
with guest readers Elisa Gabbert, 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 magazine, 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.

Elisa Gabbert is a poetry editor, with Simon DeDeo, of absent magazine. Recent work appears or will appear in Colorado Review, Pleiades, Meridian, Washington Square , LIT, and Cannibal, and her collaborations with Kathleen Rooney can be found in Boston Review, Coconut, Caketrain and other journals. Her chapbook, Thanks for Sending the Engine , is available from Kitchen Press. In addition, That Tiny Insane Voluptuousness, a collaborative collection co-written with Kathleen Rooney, is forthcoming from Otoliths Books, and their chapbook Something Really Wonderful is out from Dancing Girl Press.

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.

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