Our last Tuesdays series will now feature the new BoogWork series alternating with the 10th season of the levy lives series. BoogWork will feature a single poet reading, followed by a musical performance, and then that same poet giving the gathered a poetry workshop
(don’t forget to bring a pen and paper).
Tues., June 26, 6:30 p.m. sharp
reading and workshop from
and music from
Clear Plastic Masks
**Clear Plastic Masks
The members of Clear Plastic Masks, formed in 2011, had been buddies and neighbors for years, relentlessly and enthusiastically supporting each others’ artistic endeavors before coalescing into the definite unit they now are. Blessed to be part of an extended family of musicians, the band’s sound owes much to the collective experience of playing with so many friends. Having this past month recorded their first LP with Mr. Andrija Tokic at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville (Alabama Shakes; Jay Reatard) the boys are looking forward to its eventual release. Clear Plastic Masks are Charlie Garmendia on drums, Eddy DuQuesne bass/keys, Matt Menold guitar/keys, and Andrew Katz guitar/keys/vocal.
Greg Fuchs is included in a variety of anthologies and is the author of numerous books of poetry. His latest is Moving Pictures, published by Lew Gallery, a San Francisco-based small press. Fuchs has published articles, essays, and interviews in many journals and magazines. Recently he has written an interview with Eileen Myles, a memorial of painter Michael Goldberg, and a brief history of University Woods Park in the Bronx. He is currently writing a series of poems located in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx, the legendary home of hip-hop. He is a member of Subpress publishing collective. Fuchs is co-editor, with John Coletti, of Open 24 Hours, which publishes poetry in the spirit of the mimeo-revolution of the 1960s. Fuchs lives in the Bronx with his wife, the artist, Alison Collins, and their son, Lucas Raphael Collins-Fuchs.
Boog City is a New York City-based small press now in its 21st year and East Village community newspaper of the same name. It has also published 35 volumes of poetry and various magazines, featuring work by Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti among others, and theme issues on baseball, women’s writing, and Louisville, Ky. It hosts and curates two regular performance series—d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press, where each month a non-NYC small press and its writers and a musical act of their choosing is hosted at Chelsea’s ACA Galleries; and Classic Albums Live, where up to 13 local musical acts perform a classic album live at venues including The Bowery Poetry Club, Cake Shop, CBGB’s, The Knitting Factory, and The Sidewalk Café. Past albums have included Elvis Costello, My Aim is True; Nirvana, Nevermind; and Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville.