You are invited to Habenicht Press will be making the cross-country trek to New York City, where a reading will be held at 6pm Thursday, March 3rd
529 W.20th St., 5th Flr.
NYC as part of David Kirschenbaum's d.a. levy reading series. The reading is slated to begin about 6 or 6.30. We'll be hawking Habenicht books, T-shirts, and whatnot, so come on down. Mytili Jagannathan (Philly), Sarah Peters (Detroit), David Hadbawnik (SF) will read, with Sxip providing music. Mytili Jagannathan lives in Philadelphia, where she has been actively involved in the community arts work of the Asian Arts Initiative over the past five years. Her poems have appeared in Combo, Interlope, XConnect, Salt, Mirage#4/Period[ical], Rattapallax, and Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics. She is the recipient of an Emerging Artist grant from the Leeway Foundation (2001), and a Pew Fellowship in the Arts (2002). Sarah Peters was born in Detroit during the summer of the violent social uprising, often referred to as the Race Riots of '67. She is a freelance writer and musician. Published in Abandon Automobile: Anthology of Detroit Poetry and in So You're a Poet Anthology: 1990-2002; plays piano for The Foxgloves, recently featured in Ben Hernandez's Detroit Rock Movie. First poem published was in The International Worker, the Wobblie paper: "The poem was about gowing up an upper-middle class communist, while my grandfather crossed strike lines, grateful to finally have work." David Hadbawnik is a poet and performer whose poems and essays appear or are forthcoming in Skanky Possum, -Vert, Jacket, Boog City, First Intensity, Combo, Commonweal, The Paterson Literary Review, The Chicago Review, 26, and Bombay Gin, among others. His play, a baseball musical entitled The Seventh Game of the World Series, won an award for Sold-Out Show in the 2003 San Francisco International Fringe Festival. Another play, The Last Experimental Poet in Captivity, co-written with Stephanie Young, was performed in the 2005 San Francisco Poets Festival Jamboree. He is also the publisher of Habenicht Press, and hosts a reading series at his home in San Francisco. Growing up in Athens County, Ohio, Sxip Shirey listened to old-time and Appalachian gospel music with his grandmother on Sundays, and dreamed of becoming a folk musician. Then one day he stuck paper clips on his guitar-strings and they bonged like gamelan bells. That was the beginning of Sxip's journey into his own unique music, evoked on a variety of traditional and re-imagined instruments, such as Mutant Harmonicas, the Industrial Flute, and the Obnoxiophone. He has appeared as a solo artist in NYC at Joe's Pub, the Knitting Factory, Washington Square Church, HERE Theaters, and numerous underground parties, as well as at the Odeon in San Francisco.
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