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Tuesday, February 18th – 7pm
Resolved: Grimoire Construction – a reading
Fenner, Koohbor & Whittington

Triple Book Release Reading for Gossamer Nevele Grimoire, by Derek Fenner (Bird & Beckett); Death Under Construction, by Ava Koohbor (Ugly Ducking Presse/Bird & Beckett); and Resolution of the West, by Nicholas James Whittington (Bootstrap Press)

Derek Fenner is an artist, educator, poet, and researcher. He earned his MFA in writing and poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. In 2000, with Ryan Gallagher, he co-founded Bootstrap Press, which has published over 40 books by poets across the country.

Ava Koohbor is a native Farsi speaker poet and visual artist. Her poems have appeared in various publications. Her chapbooks Triangle Squared (Bootstrap Press) and Sinusoidal Forms (Lew Gallery). Death Under Construction is her first full collection of poetry in English. She believes that each artist is a medium to transfer the world of possibilities to what is.

Nicholas James Whittington is a poet, scholar, educator, editor, printer, and publisher born and raised in San Francisco. Recent chapbooks include Provisions (PUSH Press, 2017) and Indefinite Sessions (Gas Meter Books, 2016). Resolution of the West (Bootstrap Press, 2020) is his first full-length collection.



"I don’t think the printed book is going to disappear any time soon. The codex (the bound book) is a wonderful container for information: simple, portable, inexpensive. Flip through the pages. No scrolling. No crashes. And the book, at its best, aspires to and attains the state of art."

-- Les Ferriss


Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

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