The Bathroom Launches Chapbook Series, Midwest Release Parties Scheduled
The Bathroom officially kicks off its first annual Bathroom Reading Materials series with two outstanding manuscripts by Steve Timm and Ryan Philip Kulefsky. Both chapbooks are available for free (as in beer) as PDFs (with MP3 audiobooks forthcoming) at The Bathroom.
Both authors will be giving free readings in Racine, WI (1/30/10) and Chicago, IL (2/2/10), where you can purchase one of the 26 signed & lettered print copies while supplies last.
The first is at the Racine Arts Council on Saturday, January 30th 2010. Doors will open at 6:30 and the reading will start at 7:00. Light refreshments will be served, and the event is free. (Donations for The Bathroom and the Racine Arts Council gladly accepted!)
The second reading is at Tuesday Funk (@ the Hopleaf) in Chicago, IL on February 2, 2010. Seating upstairs will be available starting at 6:30. There is no charge for admission and a full menu of food and drinks will be available for purchase.
Copies of the books will be available for purchase at both readings ($5 each/$8 for the set).
Ryan Philip Kulefsky lives in Chicago, IL and holds an MFA from Bard. He teaches English writing & rhetoric along with literature at Columbia College Chicago. Dead Twins comprises Kulefsky’s contributions to an email listserv started by Nick Demske in the Fall of 2009. Three poems have been removed from the line-up due to page limitations, but their contents (or something similar) have been integrated into others. All texts appear in chronological order.
Steve Timm lives in rural southern Wisconsin with his wife, Sue, two dogs, Bella and Luigi, and one cat, Benny. He teaches ESL at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, his poems have appeared in numerous publications, and he is the author of Disparity (BlazeVox), Averrage (Answer Tag), and Stragetics (Bronze Skull), all of which have gone out of print. ’n’altra storio is a sequel to his yet-to-be-published manuscript Un storia. Of the sequel Timm says, “The titles are ‘bad’ Italian; here, the ‘proper’ title wd be Un’altra storia. The work had one rule of composition: each chapter had to have some form of Italian in it: morphology, vocabulary, grammar, etc. These italianesqueries are launch sites, not keys to any meaning one may wish to ascribe.”
MP3 audiobooks of both manuscripts will also be available soon and The Bathroom #6 comes out in February, so check back at The Bathroom in the coming weeks.
Number Five, September 2009
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Submissions will remain open until the turn of the “western” New Year. Next issue out in late January. Until then, print yourself off a copy of The Bathroom #4. Thanks for reading.
Number Three is a doozy, with forty-plus pages packed full of … well, things you find in The Bathroom, including the piece of art on the cover, courtesy Dave Demske. It’s a good place to read.
You can download Issue #3, free of charge. There’s also a call for submissions in it, which I’ve handily pasted below into the text of this post, for those of you who don’t bother reading the publications to which you submit.
The scoop is that I’m trying to haul ass for a Special Election Day Issue, slated to hit the web on November 4. Send things you think relate to such a special issue. Help support the movement for … oh, wait, never mind.