BOOK PARTY: CAConrad & Shanna Comptom (DEVIANT PROPULSION and DOWN SPOOKY) !!!!!!!
(Philadelphia's OLDEST independent bookstore!!!! SUPPORT IT!!!! KEEP IT ALIVE!!!!)
108 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia
EVENT IS FREE!
WINE IS FREE!
FREE POETRY BROADSIDES WHEN YOU PURCHASE A BOOK!
CAConrad's childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He escaped to Philadelphia the first chance he got, where he lives and writes today with the PhillySound poets (www.PhillySound.blogspot.com). Soft Skull Press recently published his book Deviant Propulsion. He has two forthcoming books, The Frank Poems (Jargon Society), and advanced ELVIS course (Buck Downs Books). He recently co-authored The B. Franklin Basement Tapes with Frank Sherlock for NEXUS Gallery in Philadelphia. For correspondence, please write to CAConrad13@AOL.com
ONLINE LINK for Deviant Propulsion: HERE
ONLINE LINK for CAConrad's homepage: CAConrad
Shanna Compton's first full-length poetry collection, Down Spooky, was published by Winnow Press in November 2005. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Best American Poetry 2005, Coconut, the Tiny, Spork, The Bedside Guide to No Tell Motel, and elsewhere. As the Associate Publisher of Soft Skull Press, she edited poetry collections and experimental fictions, and curated both the Frequency Series and the Soft Skull Sneak Peek Series. She also edited an anthology of essays on the subject of video games called GAMERS: Writers, Artists & Programmers on the Pleasures of Pixels. From 2002-2005 she served as the editor of LIT. She works as a freelance copywriter and publishes poetry chapbooks and broadsides via her micropress Half Empty/Half Full. Originally from Texas, she has lived in Brooklyn, NY since 1995.
ONLINE LINK for Down Spooky: here
ONLINE LINK for Shanna Compton's homepage: here