Sunday, June 17, 2012

Saturday, June 23rd: Don Mee Choi, Jennifer Bartlett; special guests Jesse Morse & Jennifer Denrow; music by Jeff Diteman and Ryan Spangler

Who knows more about June than Kidnap? Who else is throwing a big ol' house party on Saturday, June 23rd, with poets Don Mee Choi, Jennifer Bartlett, Jesse Morse, and Jennifer Denrow? And who will have live music for you as well? And probably chips, and possibly cupcakes (if someone brings cupcakes!)?? Who the eff else???

Nobody--that's who!

Please join If Not For Kidnap in welcoming summer, in welcoming these folks from Seattle, Brooklyn, and Denver, and in welcoming at least a few hundred cans of Pabst! As always, 

Bring people you love
Bring food/drinks to share
Bring $ for swag/donations
Bring your beautiful self, cutie


Don Mee Choi lives in Seattle and is author of The Morning News is Exciting (Action Books, 2010). She has translated numerous books by Kim Hyesoon, most recently All the Grabage of the World, Unite! (Action Books, 2011) and Princess Abandoned: essays (Tinfish, 2012)

Jennifer Bartlett is the author of Derivative of the Moving Image and (a) lullaby without any music. She is co-editor with Michael Northen and Sheila Black of Beauty is a Verb: The New Disability Poets. Her individual poems have a appeared in New American Writing, Denver Quarterly, Peaches and Bats, and the c_L newsletter, amongst others. She is currently researching a biography on Larry Eigner, a memoir titled "My Body is the Marginalia," and recently compiled an Electronic Poetry Center page for the late Mary Rising Higgins. She lives in Brooklyn with the writer Jim Stewart, their son Jeffrey, and many many animals.

Jesse Morse lives in Denver, and is the author of Rotations (C_L Press) and paragraphs for dolphins (Thuggery & Grace). He runs the once-PDX-based reading series Smorg. 

Jennifer Denrow lives in Denver. She wrote California (Four Way Books, 2011).

Jeff Diteman (cello) and Ryan Spangler (keys) have twenty tasty fingers between them. Their music is heavily influenced by transcendental ping-pong, snails, Dmitri Shostakovich, and mitosis. They have previously performed as The Yielded You and in the Penumbra String Trio.