A Reading to Celebrate: Parasite by Stephen Boyer & TRAIN TO POKIPSE by Rami Shamir
Wednesday, January 30 * 7:00pm to 9:00pm
31 3rd Ave. New York, NY
Stephen Boyer is the author of Parasite (Publication Studio 2012), GHOSTS (bent boy books 2010), and they compiled "The Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology." Their work has been published in many anthologies, zines and art galleries: 2nd Floor Projects, "Madder Love: Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism" (Rebel Satori Press 2008), Poets Theater in San Francisco, Shampoo Poetry, and Try. This past fall they've also helped curate GRRRLS ON FILM! and they maintain the blog minorprogression.com.
"Stephen Boyer’s novel Parasite is exciting, well-crafted and so utterly alive, you half expect it to shake you off and fly away as you turn its pages. Josh is the sort of boy who experiences nearly everything through his ass, so he’s not your usual sort of narrator, but if you’ve ever sat on anything weird, or anything splendid, this book will get to you just as it got to me."
- Kevin Killian
Rami Shamir is a Zuccotti occupier and novelist. His work has appeared in Brooklyn Rail, Evergreen Review, SPANK Magazine and Adbusters. He is the author of TRAIN TO POKIPSE (Underground Editions).
"TRAIN TO POKIPSE is a Catcher in the Rye for the new century, and Rami Shamir is an authentic literary voice for a new lost generation. POKIPSE, much like The Catcher in the Rye , will be a powwow of the alienated (elite), where America's outsider youth can gather to infuse the vitality of their life for decades to come."
- Barney Rosset
Showpaper is a free bi-weekly print-only publication which lists and promotes every all-ages & DIY show in the NYC / tri-state area. They spread the word about shows that would otherwise slip under the radar, and about the all-ages scene in general. Each issue also features a full color piece of art by a contemporary artist.
It is a tremendous honor to be included on the cover of Showpaper. We believe that they are making the most important addition to the printed matter of the DIY movement.
PANTHEON: A history of art from the streets of NYC
April 2-17, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 5-7PM
Press preview with curators: 4-5PM
chashama/Donnell Library Building
20 West 53rd Street, b/w 5th & 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10019 (across from MoMA)
35 graffiti writers and street artists will unite to reclaim the former Donnell Library as a repository of visual information on the growing world-wide phenomenon of street art. This exhibition will present an art historical timeline that is a part of New York City's unique legacy. The artistic contribution of these cultural catalysts and preservationists from the 70's to the new millennium will address the ever-changing urban landscape and alternative modes of producing art in the streets.
This exhibition is dedicated to Rammellzee R.I.P. 2010
Featuring the art of: Abe Lincoln, Jr., John Ahearn with Rigoberto Torres, Adam VOID, Cassius Fouler, Cake, Darkclouds, Droid, El Celso, Faro, John Fekner and Don Leicht, Freedom, Ellis Gallagher, Abby Goodman, Gen 2, Goya, Groser, Richard Hambleton, infinity, KET, LSD-Om, Matt Siren, NohJColey, OverUnder, Oze 108, Quel Beast, Royce Bannon, Sadue, Jordan Seller, Skewville, Stikman, Toofly, UFO, and Vudu.