Archive | March, 2012

March 26 – The Carl’s Brother’s Birthday Reading

18 Mar

Some of you have met Mark, Carl’s brother. Reading a book of poetry may not be his first choice on his day off from repairing planes for a major airline, but he has been to a reading, and many of you have watched Crimson Tide games in his company.

In fact, Mark’s 4 favorite things to do in Tuscaloosa are as follows:

1. Eating BBQ
2. Watching the Crimson Tide
3. Going to The Bear Trap (yes, Mark and Carl differ in many ways …)
4. Attending Pure Products readings

Granted, these are pretty much the only four things he has done in T-town, but at least Pure Products made the list.

Anyway, it’s his birthday, and even though he won’t be in attendance, you should come out for this SPECIAL MONDAY NIGHT EDITION OF PURE PRODUCTS, hoisting a drink to Mark’s good health and the words mixed with pauses of these writers:

Megan Kaminski lived in Los Angeles, Paris, Casablanca, New York, Virginia and Portland before moving to Lawrence, Kansas, five years ago. She is the author of one book of poetry, Desiring Map (Coconut Books 2012), and six chapbooks. Her poetry and nonfiction have appeared in such places as American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, Everyday Genius, Post Road, Puerto del Sol, and Third Coast. She teaches creative writing and literature at the University of Kansas, where she directs the Creative Writing Exchange and the Undergraduate Reading Series. She also curates the Taproom Poetry Series in downtown Lawrence.

Laurence Ross lives, writes, and teaches in Tuscaloosa, AL. He is a staff writer for the online critical journal, Gaga Stigmata. His other work can be found in Brevity, Mason’s Road, The Offending Adam, Bluestem, and elsewhere. He is currently at work on a book-length project about tea cups, Nantucket, the portraits of Isabella Stewart Gardner, and soft-shell crabs, among other things.

Zachary Schomburg is the author of Fjords, vol 1 (Black Ocean 2012), Scary, No Scary (Black Ocean 2009), The Man Suit(Black Ocean 2007), and a forthcoming book, The Book of Joshua. He co-does Octopus Books and lives in Portland, Or.

Janaka Stucky is the publisher of Black Ocean and its literary magazine, Handsome. He is the author of The World Will Deny It For You (Ahsahta Press 2012) and Your Name Is the Only Freedom (Brave Men Press 2009). He is from New England but can often be found in the Midwest.

Brandi Wells is the author of Please Don’t be upset, published by Tiny Hardcore Press. Her fiction appears in Salamander, Mid-American Review, Alice Blue, Fourteen Hills and other journals.

MONDAY, MARCH 26 @ 7:00 p.m. @ The Green Bar.