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Hey Bay Area: Compline Book Launch!

By Harriet Staff


Compline, Michael Cross’s publishing endeavor, makes the most exquisite books we’ve ever seen: how can you say no to this book launch?

On July 20th, Compline will launch/celebrate/revel-in-the-presence-of new books by Oakland/Berkeley-based poets, Jackqueline Frost (The Antidote) and David Brazil (The Ordinary), as well as Compline’s recently published Kiki Smith/Leslie Scalapino collaboration, The Animal is in the World Like Water is in Water. (We loved it and reviewed it for Harriet last month, here.)

Here’s the details, via Compline’s website.

Help us celebrate the arrival of three new Compline titles (David Brazil’s The Ordinary, Jackqueline Frost’s The Antidote, and The Animal is in the World Like Water in Water, a collaboration by Leslie Scalapino and Kiki Smith) with a reading at the Green Arcade this Saturday, July 20th.

Brazil and Frost will read from their books, and all three titles will be on hand for purchase.

Here are the pertinent details:
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street @ Gough
Sat. July 20th, 7pm

About Jackqueline Frost:

Jackqueline Frost was born and raised in the Deep South, and lives in Oakland, California. She is the author of The Antidote (Compline), as well as three chapbooks: You Have the Eyes of a Martyr (O’Clock Press), The Soft Appeal (Nous-Zot Press), and When We Say Brutal (Berkeley Neo-Baroque). Her poetry and essays have appeared, or are forthcoming in Rethinking Marxism, Lana Turner, The Death and Life of American Cities, What is Called Violence, Steamer (Australia), The Depressive Position (UK), and LIES: a journal of materialist feminism. With Zoe Tuck, Jackqueline curated the East Bay reading series Condensery in 2010-2011. Currently, she is part of the Tsega Center Collective, a group of women, queers, and trans folks, working to open a feminist community and organizing space. She collects wages as an oyster-shucker and a research assistant in antique literatures.

About David Brazil:

David Brazil was born in New York and lives in California. His publications include The Ordinary (Compline), The Book Called Spring (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs), Spy Wednesday (TAXT), Meet Me Beneath the War Angels (OMG!), Orphica (Lew Gallery), Aevum (Vigilance Society), Mass of the Phoenix : A Mina Loy Portal (Trafficker) and To Romans (Compline). With Kevin Killian, he edited the Kenning Anthology of Poets Theater : 1945 – 1985.

Both Jackqueline Frost and David Brazil are compelling readers of their own exquisite writing, and we know that this event is going to be a gem. Don’t miss it! See you there!

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Posted in Poetry News on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 by Harriet Staff.