Let’s Start Over
Sunday, January 13 - 3pm
Fel Santos & Listening Center
Bank of Forever
Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours is a collaboration borne of Paolo Javier and Listening Center (David Mason’s) love of the tape loop. It also marks their debut recording as the band Fel Santos, named in honor of the Pilipinx American sound poet who’s been their muse throughout much of their collaborative work the past decade. Wendy’s Subway will host the NYC launch for both the chapbook (Nion Editions) and cassette (Temporary Tapes) of Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours on Sunday, January 13, 2019, at 3 pm.
“‘Beginning An Expedition’ & ‘Timestream’ are essentially early Listening Center tracks transferred from a wavering four track cassette recorder; ‘From An Unknown Source’ is just that, it was found on a tape one day—I have no recollection of making it or where it originated.” —Listening Center on the B-Side tracks of Maybe the Sweet Honey Pours
“The poem/libretto is made up of discrete short poems sequenced to resemble parts of a long poem composed during a single train ride from NYC to Toronto one midwinter day. I was moved to write it in early 2016, after hearing an unforgettable Listening Center tape loop that resonated with me emotionally, and the form of the poem/libretto evolved in-studio and during live performances over the next year and half.” —Paolo Javier
Fel Santos/Listening Center will be joined by Bank of Forever, the instrumental, electronic project of Collin Ruffino who has recently released Music for Navigating with Temporary Tapes, and friends, the musician Howard Huang, and artists ray ferreira and Emmy Catedral.
Temporary Tapes is a limited edition electronic music cassette label and home for all things analogue, doubtful and ferric.
Founded in 2016 by Jane Gregory, Lyn Hejinian, and Claire Marie Stancek, Nion Editions publishes three titles per year, with special interest in chapbooks and uncategorizable forms.
Image: Super 8 film still courtesy David Mason
Heart of the Matter Reading
Friday, January 18 - 7pm
Please join us for a reading featuring participants in this past fall’s workshop The Heart of the Matter: A Workshop for Writings in Progress, facilitated by Jackie Clark. Readers include Ivanna Baranova, Natalie Casagran Lopez, Kristen Chiucarello, Jackie Clark, Alex Crowley, Phillip Griffith, Emily Martin, Ali Power.
Ivanna Baranova is a Brooklyn-based poet. Her work has appeared in Blue Mesa Review, SAD Mag, Montreal Review of Books, glitterMOB, Poetry Is Dead, Prism international, Peach Mag, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection confirmation bias is forthcoming from Metatron Press in 2019.
Natalie Casagran Lopez is a Queens-based artist and writer. She has performed nationally as a member of the performance group, wetwinkie, and is currently working on her first collection of poetry. Her writing has been featured in Fanzine and Silo. Find her online at nataliecasagranlopez.com.
Kristen Chiucarello is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, NY. She creates things for Ace Hotel and oversees small details for Susie Magazine. Rough edits of her prose can always be found sporadically tossed up on ayearinreverse.com.
Jackie Clark is the author of Aphoria (Brooklyn Arts Press) and the chapbooks Office Work (Greying Ghost), I Live Here Now (Lame House Press), Sympathetic Nervous System (Bloof Books), and most recently Depression Parts (dancing girl press). Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Fence, The Brooklyn Rail, The Tiny, and the anthology Ritual and Capital co-published by Wendy’s Subway and Bard Graduate Center. She can be found online at nohelpforthat.com.
Alex Crowley is a writer, editor, and community organizer based in Queens. He has received a Vermont Studio Center fellowship and was awarded the inaugural Paul Violi Memorial Prize from the New School. The author of the chapbook Improper Maps (The Operating System), his poems and reviews have appeared in No Dear, Phantom, Forklift Ohio, DIAGRAM, Handsome, TLR, and elsewhere.
Phillip Griffith is a Brooklyn-based writer and editor. His poems and art writing have appeared in The Equalizer, Third Series, Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, Prelude, Flag+Void, and elsewhere. More on his work can be found online at phillipgriffith.net.
Emily Martin is a writer and a teacher from Brooklyn. Her work has been included in DataBleed, OmniVerse, The Recluse, Prelude, The Denver Quarterly, Tarpaulin Sky, and The Iowa Review. She performs sometimes with Derek Baron and their band is called Permanent Six Flags.
Ali Power is a poet and psychotherapist. She is the author of A Poem for Record Keepers (Argos Books, 2016) and the chapbook The Lawn is a Social Construction (Sixth Finch Books, 2018).
Image: Ellie Ga, Remainder, 2010. Courtesy the artist and Bureau, New York.
Fortune Tellers by Emily King
Friday, January 31 - 7pm (Reading at 7:30pm)
Please join us for a reading of Fortune Tellers by Emily King, published by QuickBooks. The piece follows two women who see the future in an alternate reality. Emily's story will be available for all event attendees for free, as a 1 color, 11 x 17 inch, double-sided and folded Risograph print.
QuickBooks is an independent publishing project that brings light to short pieces of writing. Works are created quarterly by different authors and printed quickly with minimal to no publishing cost. More at http://quick-books.biz/
Emily King is a writer and archivist who lives in Brooklyn, New York.