Time: 5:30 pm
Place: Giovanni's Room
At 12th & Pine Streets in Philly's "Gayborhood" in Center City
345 South 12th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
In celebration of Michael Montlack’s new collection of poems, Cool Limbo (NYQ, 120 pp., $14.95 pb), he is joined by CAConrad (Book of Frank, 2nd edition) and Brian Teare (Pleasure).
Michael Montlack’s work is a series of dazzling portraits that are accessible yet complex, hilarious yet poignant, down-to-earth yet ethereal. Like its cover, which features the title poem's sexy 70s chick lounging--stoned--by the pool (as she neglects the water-winged kids she's supposed to be babysitting), the book is the best kind of party--unofficial, unpretentious, and unabashed.
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: NYQ Books (May 15, 2011)
Amazon: Cool Limbo
CAConrad is a recipient of a 2011 Pew Fellowship in the Arts. He is the author of A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon (Wave Books, 2012), The Book of Frank (Wave Books, 2010), Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined (Factory School, 2010). He has taught poetry at St. Mark's Poetry Project, CUNY Graduate Center, Naropa University, Goucher College, and elsewhere.
Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Wave Books; Second Edition edition (November 1, 2010)
Amazon: The Book of Frank
Brian Teare’s most recent book, like Tennyson's ‘In Memoriam’, sees within a personal loss evidence of an epochal. Asserting the lover's body as a lost Eden, revisiting again and again the narrative of "the fall, the book also records the eventual end of mourning and a return to the ecology not of myth but of the literal weather and landscape of California.
Paperback: 88 pages
Publisher: Ahsahta Press (September 15, 2010)
Amazon: Pleasure (The New Series)