POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, May 20th – 7-9 pm
Poets Nicholas James Whittington
Rod Roland & Micah Ballard
open mic follows
Son of the shop Nicholas James Whittington reads his work, alongside Rod Roland and Micah Ballard in a celebration of their recent collections, No Right Words and Daily Vigs, respectively, the latest pamphlets from Bird & Beckett — a press, of which we are inordinately proud, that owes everything to our aforementioned progeny from the conception of its many offspring through their birthing into this temporal and concrete sphere.
Micah Ballard is the author of Negative Capability in the Verse of John Wieners (Auguste Press, 2001; reissued by Bootstrap Press, 2017); three full-length collections of poetry: Afterlives (Bootstrap Press, 2016), Waifs and Strays (City Lights Books, 2011), and Parish Krewes (Bootstrap Press, 2009); and over a dozen small books, including most recently, Daily Vigs (Bird & Beckett, 2019). With Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, he is co-publisher of Auguste Press and Lew Gallery Editions.
Rod Roland is a poet and artist living in San Francisco. His books include The Playgroup (Gas Meter, 2012), Thrasher2 (Gas Meter, 2012), Best Loved (Old Gold, 2013), Lunch Poems (2016), and most recently No Right Words, co-published by Bird & Beckett and Ugly Duckling Presse in 2018. With Jackson Meazle, he is co-publisher of Gas Meter Books.
Nicholas James Whittington is the author of several small books, including Indefinite Sessions (Gas Meter, 2016) and Provisions (PUSH, 2017). His first full-length collection, Resolution of the West, is due out this year from Bootstrap Press. He publishes Bird & Beckett Books and edits, designs and typesets the store’s annual literary journal, AMERARCANA, the eighth issue of which will be released with a reading at B&B on July 31, 2019.
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~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~
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