Friday, March 9th Performance @ Sidewalk Cafe, NYC

Boog City presents
d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press

Fri., March 9, 7:00 p.m. FREE

Sidewalk Café
94 Ave. A, NYC
F/V to 2nd Ave., L to 1st Ave.
Venue is at E.6th St.

Event will be hosted by
BlazeVOX editor and publisher
Geoffrey Gatza

Featuring readings from

Geoffrey Gatza
Barbara Henning
Aimee Herman
Michael Kelleher
Krystal Languell

and music from

Christy Davis
Julie Delano & Gold
Leslie Graves

There will be wine, cheese, and crackers, too.

Poetry booked by Geoffrey Gatza, music booked by Christy Davis.

Curated and with an introduction by Boog City editor David Kirschenbaum


**BlazeVOX [books]

*Performer Bios*

Christy Davis has been playing drums in bands since the ’80s, spanning a wide variety of projects, including Reverend Billy & His Stop Shopping Choir, Rebecca Moore, Mold, and Kansas State Flower. Christy has recently been stepping out from behind the drum set to perform her own songs while still playing with her most recent collaborative effort Gatos de Sensei.

Geoffrey Gatza is the editor and publisher of the small press BlazeVOX. The fundamental mission of BlazeVOX is to disseminate poetry, through print and digital media, both within academic spheres and to society at large. Gatza has received awards from the Fund for Poetry and a Boomerang Award. He is the author of many books of poetry, including Secrets of my Prison House, Kenmore: Poem Unlimited, and Not So Fast Robespierre (Menendez Publishing). His writings for children includes HouseCat Kung Fu: Strange Poems for Wild Children, and Kindle books, A Rocket Full of Pie and The Diamond who wanted to be a Ruby. He is also the author of the yearly Thanksgiving Menu-Poem Series, a book length poetic tribute for prominent poets, now in it’s tenth year. He is a CIA trained chef, a former Marine, a lifelong Sherlockian, and an avid philatelist. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y. with his girlfriend and two beloved cats.

Julie Delano & Gold is the solo project of bassist, singer, and songwriter Julie DeLano. In this project she adds angelic and demonic harmonies and drum beats to her sparse songwriting.

Leslie Graves is the singer in They Would be Happy People, an improvisational art rock group at work on a new LP. She plays solo as well and released an album last year called Let it Take You.

Barbara Henning is the author of two novels, You, Me and the Insects and Black Lace. Her books of poetry include My Autobiography, Detective Sentences, Love Makes Thinking Dark, and Smoking in the Twilight Bar, as well as numerous chapbooks and a series of photo-poem pamphlets. A collection of prose and poetry, Cities & Memory, is forthcoming from Chax Press. She’s a native Detroiter and a long time New York City resident.

Aimee Herman, a queer performance poet, has been featured at various New York venues including the Happy Ending Lounge, Dixon Place, Wow Café Theatre, Perch Café, One & One Bar, Public Assembly, and Sidewalk Café. She has performed at reading/performance series such as: In the Flesh erotic salon, Hyper Gender, Sideshow: Queer Literary Carnival, Mike Geffner Presents: The Inspired Word, and Red Umbrella Diaries. Her poetry can be found in Clean Sheets, Cliterature Journal, InStereo Press, Sound Zine, Pregnant Moon Review, and/or journal, Polari Journal, and Sous Le Pavre. She can also be read in you say. say. and hell strung and crooked (Uphook Press), Focus on the Fabulous: Colorado LGBT Voices (Johnson Books), Best Women’s Erotica 2010 (Cleis Press), Best Lesbian Love Stories 2010 (Alyson Books), Nice Girls, Naughty Sex (Seal), Women in Lust (Cleis), and The Harder She Comes: Butch Femme Erotica (Cleis Press). She works as an erotica editor for Oysters & Chocolate. She can be found writing poems on her body in Brooklyn.

Michael Kelleher is the author of two collections of poems, both from BlazeVOX [books], Human Scale and To Be Sung. His poems and essays have appeared at the Poetry Foundation website, The Brooklyn Rail, Ecopoetics, The Poetry Project Newsletter, and others. With Ammiel Alcalay he runs OlsonNow, a project (events and a blog) dedicated to the poetry and poetics of Charles Olson. He lives in Buffalo, N.Y., where he works as artistic director of Just Buffalo Literary Center.

Krystal Languell was a semi-finalist for the 2010 University of Akron Press Poetry Prize and a finalist for the 2011 National Poetry Series. Her work has appeared in Denver Quarterly, Fairy Tale Review, and DIAGRAM among other journals, and was anthologized in the 2010 edition of Best of the Web. Founder of the feminist literary magazine Bone Bouquet, she serves as a collaborative board member for the Belladonna* Series as well as editor-in-chief at Noemi Press. She teaches composition at York College in Queens and the Borough of Manhattan Community College. She lives in Brooklyn, where she also co-curates the HOT TEXTS Reading Series.