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I came across this nice little blurb in Newcity–

A good description of Zambreno’s book and a nice nod to the parlor (where you can go to listen to the reading)!

posted by Caroline Picard

Kate Zambreno read from her forthcoming book, “Fallen Angel” (Chiasmus Press) this Tuesday at the Parlor. The reading will be posted in its entirety on this site next week. In the meantime, however, you can watch this clip on youtube. You can also check out her blog by going here.

Kate Zambreno will read at The Parlor Tuesday, March 2nd at 7pm!

Kate Zambreno is an editor at Nightboat Books and a former senior editor of the Chicago alt-weekly, Newcity. Her reviews and essays have appeared in The Believer, Bookforum, Rain Taxi, and elsewhere. She keeps the literary blog Frances Farmer Is My Sister at

Kate will read from her debut novella O Fallen Angel (Chiasmus Press), a triptych of modern-day America set in a banal Midwestern landscape, inspired by Francis Bacon’s “Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion” as well as Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.

Of the book the performance artist Karen Finley wrote that “Kathy Acker would be proud” and Chris Kraus compared it to Angela Carter’s fairytales.  Books will be available for sale.

Following her 30 minute reading, Kate will take questions from the audience.

As always, the event will be recorded and published on-line for your repeated listening pleasure on iTunes and at

All readings take place at 1511 N. Milwaukee Ave, 2nd Floor

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The Parlor is a monthly reading series sponsored by Bad At Sports Podcast (