Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 29th: Diana Salier, Amy Temple Harper, and Wolf in the Dreamcatcher

Come down off your food binge with Amy and Diana! Forget about your hideous relatives with Wolf in the Dreamcatcher! Finally: the perfect proof that allows you to exist in the fine balance of relaxation and stimulation. Bring drinks, food, etc., etc., etc.. Doors are open... at 7:30, everyone is welcome.

Please note! If you like chapbooks--and who doesn't like chapbooks?--two brand-new, just-released, sure-to-be-classic chapbooks will be available for purchase from Amy & Diana.

Amy Temple Harper was born in S. Korea and found on the street. She was brought to an orphanage in Seoul and adopted to the United States. She substitute teaches grades K-12 for the Portland Public School District. She is also a chef and a mother. She writes poetry, fiction, and is currently working on a memoir. Her first publication is titled “Cramped Uptown,” due for release in November, 2011.

Diana Salier is a musician and person who writes. Her first chapbook WIKIPEDIA SAYS IT WILL PASS was released on Deadly Chaps Press in September 2011. She's a graduate of NYU's creative writing program, and her work has appeared or is forthoming in Every Day Genius, Nap Magazine, Red Lightbulbs, 3:AM Magazine, Housefire, and Kill Author, among other places. She's currently working on a full-length collection called Letters From Robots. She grew up in a house in Los Angeles and now lives in an apartment in San Francisco. She is wearing striped pajamas.

Stan Gentle, the man behind Wolf in the Dreamcatcher, claims to be the failed commercial copywriter who got tired of trying to make a difference. He now busies himself composing one-minute songs about the mysterious abduction of poop, lost to the ages Elvis movies, and what he calls The Vegan Betrayal. The songs are at once anthem and corrosive to the synapses, a mix of mostly English words and a pretty convincing synthesizer. Recently, WITDC has garnered critical acclaim on websites like Friendster and publications like Light Metal Age. Live shows have been called “gamey and raw”, prompting tastemakers like Norma Lyon to give a nod. “It’s more a new trope than a gimmick. It might even be a meme. Anyway, it doesn’t suck.”