Friday, November 1, 8:00PM (doors open at 7:30)
Alli Warren & Stephanie Young & Maureen Thorson & The Mole Suit Choir
@ The Black Squirrel
Alli Warren lives in Oakland. Her first book is Here Come the Warm Jets (City Lights). Previous chapbooks include Grindin' (Lew Gallery), Acting Out (Editions Louis Wain), and Well-Meaning White Girl (Mitzvah Chaps). She edits the magazine DREAMBOAT, co-edits the Poetic Labor Project, and formerly co-curated The (New) Reading Series at 21 Grand.
Stephanie Young lives and works in Oakland. Her most recent book is URSULA or UNIVERSITY. Earlier poetry collections includeÂ Picture Palace and Telling the Future Off. With Juliana Spahr, she edited A Megaphone: Some Enactments, Some Numbers, and Some Essays about the Continued Usefulness of Crotchless-pants-and-a-machine-gun Feminism, which collects several essays they wrote together between 2005 and 2007. She edited the anthology Bay Poetics and is managing editor of Deep Oakland (www.deepoakland.org).Â
Maureen Thorson is the author of Applies to Oranges, as well as a number of chapbooks, including Mayport, which won the Poetry Society of America's National Chapbook Fellowship for 2006. She is poetry editor of, Open Letters Monthly. She is also the founder of NaPoWriMo, an annual project in which poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April.
The Mole Suit Choir is one banjo, one guitar, one triangle, a thumb piano, and two soulful vocals painting an aural life raft with inspired harmonies. They gestated in the Baltimore underground for 25 years, Liz Downing and Rupert Wondolowski circling each other in the orbit of the arts community. Ehse Records ( ehserecords.com) has just released their debut album, Campfire Spacesuit
Let's let China Martens take it from here, where "Glen Burnie, Poland meets Extraspectacular, Alabama in Outer Baltimore from Inner Space. Swaying old fairytales in new sounds from familiar stars in outlying spaces, singing of new pasts and old futures. Come sit and warm yourself."
The Black Squirrel 2427 18th St NW Washington, DC 20009 (202) 232-1011