Dear The Quinz and others, it was a long time in the making, but anyway, what isn’t these days?
Here is the fire escape leg of The Tiny Tour. The first video features Thomas Devaney. The second is Sueyeun Juliette Lee. The third is me, Dorothea Lasky. The fourth is Michael Carr. The fifth is Aaron Tieger. And finally, the sixth is the Q&A session (unfortunately, this video is without Thomas Devaney because he had previous engagements during this portion of the reading.)
I hope you enjoy this leg of the tour! In a little bit from today, I will be posting the hallway leg.
Did you miss The Tiny Tour? If you did, well then The Tiny Tour missed you more.
Date and time of the reading: Sunday, 10/21/07, 3 p.m.
Readers: Thomas Devaney, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, Dorothea Lasky, Michael Carr, Aaron Tieger
Camerawork: Laura Solomon
Introductions: Chris Roberti
Michael Carr is the author of Softer White, published in 2007 by House Press, and Platinum Blonde, a chapbook of poems and collages (Fewer & Further Press, 2006). He has edited a manuscript journal of John Wieners’ called A book of PROPHECIES, which was published in the summer of 2007 by Bootstrap Productions. With Dorothea Lasky, he co-edits Katalanché Press, and lives in Cambridge, Mass.
Thomas Devaney is a poet. His new book of poetry is A Series of Small Boxes (Fish Drum). He has worked with the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia on a number of projects, including “The Empty House” tour at the Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site for “The Big Nothing” exhibit. His first book of poetry was entitled The American Pragmatist Fell in Love (Banshee Press). Devaney’s book, Letters to Ernesto Neto (Germ Folios), is a collection of letters written to the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto.
Dorothea Lasky was born in St. Louis in 1978. Her first book of poems, AWE, came out in 2007 from Wave Books. Her poems have appeared in Crowd, 6×6, Boston Review, Delmar, Phoebe, Filter, Knock, Drill, Skein, Coconut, Lungfull!, and Carve, among others. She is also the author of four chapbooks: Tourmaline (Transmission Press, 2008), The Hatmaker’s Wife (Braincase Press, 2006), Art (H_NGM_N Press, 2005), and Alphabets and Portraits (Anchorite Press, 2004). She is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and also has been educated at Harvard University and Washington University. Currently, she lives in Philadelphia, where she edits the Katalanché Press chapbook series (along with poet, Michael Carr) and is pursuing her doctorate in education from the University of Pennsylvania.
Sueyeun Juliette Lee grew up three miles from the CIA in McLean, Virginia. She edits Corollary Press, a small chapbook series of new work by writers of color. Her publications include the chapbooks Trespass Slightly In (available online from coconut), Perfect Villagers (octopus books) and her first book, That Gorgeous Feeling (coconut), is forthcoming in 2008. Sueyeun currently lives in Philadelphia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Roberti lives in brooklyn where he writes poems, teaches kids, builds furniture, and rides his bike. He has studied at Muhlenberg College and Harvard University.
Aaron Tieger is the editor of the first American edition of the late British poet Richard Caddel’s Uncertain Time, due out from Boston’s Pressed Wafer in Spring 2008. His latest book, Anxiety Chant, is due out from Skysill Press in Spring 2008. He is the editor of CARVE Poems. He lives and writes in Cambridge, MA, with a very fat cat.