Wednesday, March 31, 2010

April 8: Samples / a reading from 9 poets

a reading from 9 poets

Thursday, April 8th

PLUS Gallery
2501 Larimer Street
Denver, Colorado
admission is free

James Belflower
Caroline Crumpacker
Susanne Dyckman
Jim Elledge
Jane Gregory
Jennifer Karmin
Susan Manchester
Jaime Robles
Sarah Suzor

Books will be available from presses:

EtherDome Chapbooks

Instance Press

Flim Forum Press

Shearsman Books

The Song Cave

Woodland Editions

For more information email

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Feminaissance Reading: Los Angeles

Feminaissance Celebration

Join Les Figues Press in celebrating Women’s History Month and the release of Feminaissance: a book of tiny revolts.

LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions)
6522 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
4:00-6:00 p.m.

With Readings By:

Feminaissance: A Book of Tiny Revolts.
Edited by Christine Wertheim, with contributions from: Dodie Bellamy, Caroline Bergvall, Meiling Cheng, Wanda Coleman, Bhanu Kapil, Chris Kraus, Susan McCabe, Tracie Morris, Eileen Myles, Maggie Nelson, Juliana Spahr, Vanessa Place, Christine Wertheim, Stephanie Young and Lidia Yuknavitch.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

It will be fabulous...

Next weekend will be full of literary high-fun.

1. Big City Forum

Big City Forum invites you to a conversation with poets, writers, and seers about literal vs metaphoric space, inscape/landscape, the visible/invisble world, liminality -- "betwixt and between"-- & proximity in motion...

Saturday, March 20th, 2010
4 - 6 pm

Honor Fraser Gallery
2622 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 837-0191

Mathew Timmons
Elena Karyn Byrne
Vanessa Place
Teresa Carmody
Brandon Constantine

2. Double Book Launch: Les Figues + Sidebrow = !

Sidebrow and Les Figues invite you to a double launch celebration of newly published books by Sandy Florian & Harold Abramowitz.

Saturday, March 20, 2010
7:00pm - 9:00pm

At POVevolving Gallery
939 Chung King Road, Los Angeles 90012

Sandy Florian’s On Wonderland & Waste from Sidebrow Books features full-color collages by Alexis Anne Mackenzie. The event will take place in conjunction with Alexis Anne Mackenzie’s solo show at POVevolving Gallery in Los Angeles, and collages from On Wonderland & Waste will be on display.

Harold Abramowitz's latest, Not Blessed, is the third book of Les Figues’ five-book TrenchArt: Maneuvers Series, featuring art by VD Collective.

3. Mrs. Porter's Literary Art Salon

Sunday, March 21 , 2010
7 p.m.

1068 El Paso Drive, Apt B
Los Angeles, CA
(Another roving Figues’ location – home of Katrin Jurati)

RSVP required: email us at ""

Mrs. Porter’s : Explained

Mrs. Porter’s is a monthly women’s art salon in Los Angeles. The format is this: each participant brings an aesthetic object for Conversation. This object may be anything created or contemplated by the participant: a piece of writing, a work of visual art, a fine-honed bit of theodicy. (The making of the object is the first aesthetic experience.) Each participant presents her subject/object for a period of time not to exceed 5 minutes, the order of presentation determined by the pring of the bingo call. (The presentation is the second aesthetic experience.) Afterward, we engage in a free-form discussion, stitching together patterns, themes, concerns, and complaints discovered during the collaging of the subject/objects. (The third aesthetic experience.) Throughout, there will be a party.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mommy, Mommy! Tonight

Join Mommy, Mommy!, Birds of Lace and Les Figues Press for the amazing:

christine v. nguyen
Niina Pollari
Rhani Lee Remedes
Anna Joy Springer

Saturday, March 6, 2010
7:30 p.m.

compactspace (next to Pussy n' Pooch) / 105 E. 6th Street / Los Angeles, 90014

christine v. nguyen loves small houses painted different colors sat on crooked streets in the early morning, and the quiet calm of childhood rooms. she’s been writing since her mother sat with her at tables, molding the shape of her letters. born and raised in the bay area, she lives on the west coast, where she can see the water.

Niina Pollari is a writer, translator, and pony of some few other tricks living in Brooklyn, NY. She recently completed a collaboration with the Finnish search-engine poet Tytti Heikkinen, and has work found or forthcoming in Bitch, Post Road, Bateau, Finery, and other publications.

Rhani Lee Remedes is a sparkly rascal who was raised on psychic televangelists and riot grrrl rants. Her writing has appeared in That's Revolting; Queers Strategies For Resisting Assimilation, LTTR, BTFA, MGMT, ETC, She is the author of the S.C.U.B. Manifesto and was the front woman the band Veronica Lipgloss & the Evil Eyes. She currently makes posters and plays with the band Bangs of Hunger in Sandy Francisco.

Anna Joy Springer has toured the U.S. and Europe as a singer for punk bands and with the legendary Sister Spit. Her first novel is The Vicious Red Relic, Love. Birds of Lace has just published her novella, The Birdwisher.

Birds of Lace is a feminist press born in 2005 and currently based in San Francisco. Recent publications include Anna Joy Springer's The Birdwisher, Niina Pollari's Fabulous Essential, and Christine Vi-Van Nguyen's Blood and Jasmine When I Dreamed Her, as well as the literary and arts journal Finery. Birds of Lace loves glittering, love-ridden words with sick and saucy centers.

Dusie Kollektiv: new poetry online

Dusie is an experimental poetics journal as well as a yearly poetry publishing kollektiv. Under the auspices of Dusie Press, poets participate both physically and virtually in communal projects. Poets in the Dusie Kollektiv write, design, produce and distribute poetic chapbooks in limited, signed, editions of 50 to 150 copies. Dusie also makes poetry available to a wider community through free online PDF downloads.

Read work by:
Samar Abulhassan
Derek Beaulieu
Cara Benson
Ann Bogle
Jessica Bozek
Ana Bozicevic
Elizabeth Bryant
Mairead Byrne
Mackenzie Carignan
Juliet Cook Sarah
Anne Cox
James Cummins
Michelle Detorie
Amanda Deutch
Julia Drescher
Kai Fierle-Hedrick
Annie Finch
Anna Fulford
Susana Gardner
Arielle Greenberg
E. Tracy Grinnell
Arielle Guy
Jared Hayes
Jen Hofer with Sawako Nakayasu
Carrie Hunter
Jennifer Karmin
Amy King
Paul Klinger
Mark Lamoureux
Juliana Leslie
Dana Teen Lomax
Nicole Mauro
Catherine Meng
Bonnie Jean Michalski
Anna Moschovakis
Michelle Noteboom
Dawn Pendergast
Emma Phillipps
Martha Reed
Kaia Sand
Kathrin Schaeppi
Zoe Skoulding
Carmen Gimenez Smith
Jane Sprague
Jill Stengel
Bronwen Tate
Maureen Thorson
Catherine Wagner
Stephanie Young