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Friday, August 19, 2005

Quick Update

I'm headed out the door, but good news on many fronts:

John Taggart and I have confirmed and scheduled his reading in the Desert City! He will be reading on Saturday, October 22nd, at 8pm at Internationalist Books of course.

Taggart is one of my favorite living poets, a legend even -- we may even get the treat of debut reading of his most recent project.

Ed Roberson has agreed to read sometime in the Spring!

Also a favorite -- wow, I'm very excited about this (and, apparently, inarticulate beyond the banal.)

Brenda Coultas's reading partner will be Greensboro's Marcus Slease. Also very exciting -- Marcus is one of my favorite local poets and a good reader of his own work. Be there on September 17th, Saturday, 8pm for that reading.

Brent Cunningham is also reading in October on the 8th at 8pm. I'm still working on getting him a reading partner -- very close to finding him/her.

Sarah Manguso's reading partner will be Winston-Salem's Julian Semilian -- also exciting. Julian and Sarah both dip into the surreal in a way that I think will create interesting echos in the reading and some nice harmony. See them together November 12th, Saturday, 8pm -- you know where.

That's the quick update -- more soon.....


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