Monday, May 15, 2006

5/21 Release Party for BAY POETICS at 21 Grand

Small Press Traffic is pleased to be cosponsoring
the release party for the new anthology BAY POETICS.
Sunday, May 21 at 7 PM
**at 21 Grand in Oakland**
Release Party for BAY POETICS
Brought to you by SPT (
New Yipes (
and Faux Press (

10 contributors read writing from *someone else* in
the anthology.
Readers will include Micah Ballard, Aja Duncan, Kevin
Killian, Ronald Palmer, Barbara Jane Reyes, Kit
Robinson, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Cynthia Sailers and
others. Whose work they'll read is a mystery!
In 1961 Jack Spicer wrote, "It is not unfair to say
that a city is a collection of humans. Human beings.
In their municipal trust they sit together in cities.
They talk together in cities. They form groups. Even
when they do not form groups they sit alone together
in cities." In 2004 Stephanie Young was given her
assignment: to convene a collection of writing by Bay
Area poets. In 2006 the long-anticipated results are
in, all 496 pages of them. A precedent-breaking
anthology, BAY POETICS goes to the outer limits of
'local' and 'poetry', ranging as it does from Napa
Valley to Santa Cruz and including poems, essays,
lists, short fiction, walking tour reports,
manifestoes and all points in between. An experiment
in 21st century landscape portraiture you won't want
to miss.
Edited by Stephanie Young
Cover by David Larsen
Faux Press, 496 pp, $29
ISBN 0-9765211-3-X

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