posted by caroline picard

On Saturday, May 1st 2010 The Green Lantern will host a book release, celebrating three new titles from The Green Lantern Press: Devin Kings long poem CLOPS, a new translation of Rimbaud’s A Season In Hell* by Nick Sarno and The Concrete of Tight Places, an unusual guidebook by Justin Andrews that provides a“halucinatory tour of the world.” To commemorate this release, you are cordially invited to readings by Devin King and John Beer (Canarium Books, The Wasteland and Other Poems) at 7pm at the former Green Lantern Gallery space, 1511 N Milwaukee Ave., second floor, Chicago IL 60622.

During this event, all Green Lantern Press books will be available at a $5 discount.

*Proceeds from A Season In Hell will go to St. Jude’s Childrens Research Hospital

—about the readers—


As per CLOPS. : Using lyrical language, repetition and abstraction, King retells the Odyssey representing the original characters as surface icons who move in and out of the first person. Implicating the reader in the action of war, King reforms the epic. Printed in an edition of 250 with color plates by artist Brian McNearneyDevin King lives and works in Chicago.

John Beer’s first book, The Waste Land and Other Poems, was published by Canarium Books in April 2010.  His work has appeared in Verse, The Brooklyn Rail, Denver Quarterly, Crowd, and elsewhere.

Other Forthcoming Events at 1511 N Milwaukee (whilst we keep looking for The New Space which will one day (fingers crossed) happen):

Friday April 23rd8pm

As part of the Robert Duncan Symposium, The Green Lantern hosts a reading organized by The Chicago Poetry Project featuring Stephen Collis, Joseph Donahue, Siobhán Scarry and Brian Teare

Tuesday May 4th 7pm

The Parlor, a monthly reading series and podcast, is pleased to have Rob Elder come and read excerpts from his forthcoming book, Last Words of The Executed, (University of Chicago Press, 2010).

May 18th 7:30 pm

Jenny Boully will read as part of The Chicago Poetry Project’s on-going series.

June 15th 7:30pm

Brenda Cardenas will read as part of The Chicago Poetry Project’s on-going             series.

for more information regarding any of these events please contact Caroline Picard at lantern.g@gmail.com.

Drone Poetry

April 14, 2010

posted by Caroline Picard

Last weekend, at AWP Make Magazine held an afterparty where a variety of fantastic writers/publishers did short performances. I happened to video a clip of a performance/reading from John Beer’s book “The Wasteland and Other Poems” put out by Canarium Books.

posted by Caroline Picard

MAKE It ANOTHER Afterparty, an AWP Off-Site Event

Start Time:
Friday, April 9, 2010 at 8:00pm
End Time:
Saturday, April 10, 2010 at 12:00am
Location:
(Secret) Gallery
Street:
901 W 7th Ave
City/Town:
Denver, CO
(Secret) Gallery is a great big space which we will saturate with video and audio recordings, live live live performances, and maybe a wedding? Patio too, weather permitting.

Make this your last stop on the Friday panels and readings circuit.
Come to us. We will take care of you.

Drinks provided by IZZE Soda and us. Feel free to BYOB.
King Cobra retailer nearby.

Visit this page for more links, directions, and a downloadable invite with map: http://makemag.com/make-it-another-afterparty-an-awp-off-site-event/

9:00 ACM (Fred Sasaki, Ameila Gray)
9:10 Artifice Magazine (Rebekah Silverman, James Tadd Adcox)
9:20 Canarium Books (John Beer, Paul Killebrew)
9:30 featherproof books (Patrick Sommerville, Lindsey Hunter)
9:40 Green Lantern Press (Caroline Picard, Devin King)
break
10:00 Hobart (Adam Novy)
10:10 Knee-Jerk (An Editors’ Town Hall)
10:20 MAKE (Peter Richards, Dara Wier)
10:30 Rose Metal Press (Adam Golanski, Elizabeth Ellen)
We know many of you will be at Shots N Shorts beforehand.