Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Big Bear Cafe APRIL 17 @ 8 PM

See this message from Joe Hall:

Hey Bloomingdale--

CHERYL'S GONE HOSTS WAVE BOOKS POETS & ACOUSTIC/PUNK SINGER-SONGWRITER SEAN McARDLE
APRIL 17 @ 8 PM
BIG BEAR CAFE / 1st & R NW
COST = FREE

WAVE Books (www.wavepoetry.com) is an innovative press that has done things like send their poets on a national tour on a bus, which, for poetry, is unusual. Which, also, I'm in favor of. The poets:

Dorothea Lasky-Author of AWE & The Hatmaker's Wife & the Editor of the Katalanche Press chapbook series. Bookslut on AWE: "[like] walking home from a bar in your static-inducing hat, and then getting in the soft and dirty sheets of your bed to warm up. The poems feel just like someone you know -- glamorous only by virtue of illustrating the spiritual struggle that exists within the quotidian." Also, check out www.birdinsnow.com for video of Dorothea giving her Tiny AWE booktour from her very packed house.

Dara Wier-Man, her book Reverse Rapture is sort of like putting all the apocalyptic dread and beauty of The Road in a language blender. It's tremendous and big. Oh, also she's a Guggenheim Grant, Pushcart Prize Recipient, and author of several other books.

Caroline Knox-Look, her new book is called Quaker Guns. Words describing it: madcap, fierce. The title alone should get you through the door.

As for Sean McArdle, he'll be giving an acoustic set. The Washington Post says it best: "Sean McArdle makes folky, gentle music so queer and quirky it can only be labeled 'indie.'"

This event is going to be so nasty good, I'm sad to say it's the last one I'll be hosting. Hope to see you there!

Cheers,

Joe
BigBearReadings@gmail.com

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