Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tuesday, March 13th: Poets Eileen Myles & Rachel Springer, Music by Diagonal People

We are off schedule again, but that only mean we have incredible authors whose talent is far more precious than routine! Come over Tuesday night at 7:30 and hear Eileen Myles, Rachel Springer, and musical guest Diagonal People!

Please bring drinks to share, cash for the donation jar (and/or to buy Eileen Myles books), and any awesome person you know!

EILEEN MYLES was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, educated in catholic schools, graduated from U. Mass (Boston) in 1971, and moved to New York City in 1974 to be a poet. Snowflake/different streets, her new double volume (of poems) will be out this spring from Wave Books. Eileen’s Inferno: a poet's novel (2010) which details a female writer’s coming of age was described by John Ashbery as “zingingly funny and melancholy.” Alison Bechdel called Inferno “this shimmering document.” Her more than twenty publications include Sorry Tree (2007), Cool for You (2000), Skies (2001) Not Me (1991), and Chelsea Girls (1994). The Importance of Being Iceland: Travel Essays in Art (2009) received a Warhol/Creative Capital art writing grant in 2007. In 2010 Eileen received the Shelley Prize for her poetry. She writes about books, art and culture for a wide variety of publications including Art Forum, Book Forum, and Parkett and she blogs on Art in America and Harriet’s sites. She’s teaching in Columbia’s graduate program this spring. Please visit her at

RACHEL SPRINGER is a poet and statistician who lives in Portland, OR. Her poems have appeared in >kill author, elimae, and Her poems are the "jerking between flesh and mannequin."

New music, improvised music. Cracked pencil lead on score paper mixes with spontaneous composition to present sounds organized in unfamiliar ways. DIAGONAL PEOPLE values the bizarre, under appreciated, the experimental and the esoteric. We find inspiration in the new (Terry Riley, Ruth Crawford Seeger, George Crumb), the hip (Henry Threadgill, John Zorn, William Basinski), and the crusty (Gregorian chant, Bach). What you hear now is a freeze frame of forward movement- a single image from our picture show. We're not quite sure how the picture show ends.