Look! Look! Feathers by Young (Word Riot Press); The Book of Freaks by Iredell (Future Tense Books)
These two authors make the last stop on their West Coast tour here at Skylight to read, discuss, and sign their latest books, out now from the awesome indie presses Word Riot and Future Tense!
Mike Young is the author of We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough (Publishing Genius (2010) and Look! Look! Feathers (Word Riot Press 2010). He co-edits NOÖ Journal, runs Magic Helicopter Press, and writes for HTMLGIANT. Find him online at http://mikeayoung.blogspot.com.
Jamie Iredell is the author of The Book of Freaks (Future Tense Books 2011) and Prose. Poems. A Novel. (Orange Alert Press 2009). He lives in Atlanta, where he co-curates the Solar Anus Reading Series.
THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED LIVE AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS MARCH 12, 2011.
Monte Schulz, author of This Side of Jordan, returns to Skylight to read and sign his follow-up novel The Last Rose of Summer!
Praise for This Side of Jordan:
"Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, a veritable time-machine that whirled me through time to the dirty back roads of the American midwest in the year before the Depression. ... Did I mention how good the writing is? The writing is excellent… a masterpiece of setting and storytelling." –Cory Doctorow
Monte Schulz, the eldest son of Peanuts cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, received his M.A. in American Studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he continues to reside. His latest novel, The Last Rose of Summer, is his third. His first, Down by the River, was published by Viking in 1991. Library Journal raved that it compared to Stand by Me and Twin Peaks, and seemed "ready-made for Hollywood." He spent ten years writing Crossing Eden, from which The Last Rose of Summer is drawn as the second of three interconnected novels; the first, This Side of Jordan, was published in 2009 by Fantagraphics and won the 2010 USA Book News Award for fiction, and the third, The Big Town, will be published in 2012.
THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED LIVE AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS MARCH 6, 2011.
We're thrilled to have Jonathan Evison (All About Lulu) back to Skylight to read from and sign his highly anticipated new novel West of Here! We're big fans of this book, which has been getting great early buzz. First printings are already selling out at some stores, but we're still stocked up on them for the event, so be sure to get your copy here!
"A big novel about the discovery and rediscovery of nature, starting over, and the sometimes piercing reverberations of history, this is a damn fine book." --Publishers Weekly
"'Epic' is yet another one of those words that's been stripped of its meaning from overuse, but no other word can properly describe this novel. I'm in awe. You will be, too." -Ron Currie, Jr., author of Everything Matters!
Jonathan Evison is the author of All About Lulu, which won the Washington State Book Award. In 2009, he was the recipient of a Richard Buckley Fellowship from the Christopher Isherwood Foundation. He lives on an island in Western Washington.
THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED LIVE AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS FEBRUARY 24, 2011.
Modest Aspirations - Poems and Stories(by Locklin); Hard Landing(by Smith); E/OR - Living Amongst the Mangled(by Armstrong; all books published by Lummox Press)
Three poets published by local poetry publisher Lummox Press will read from their recently published collections! Come and hear the latest from Gerald Locklin, Rick Smith, and Lummox founder RD Armstrong.
Gerald Locklin is now a Professor Emeritus of English at California State University, Long Beach, where he taught from 1965 through 2007, and continues as an occasional part-time lecturer there and in the Master of Professional Program at the University of Southern California. He is the author of over 125 books, chapbooks, and broadsides of poetry, fiction, and criticism, with over 3000 poems, stories, articles, reviews, and interviews published in periodicals. His most recent books include The Plot of Il Trovatore (Kamini Press, Sweden); Gerald Locklin: New and Selected Poems, and The Cezanne/Pissarro Poems, both from World Parade Books; and Modest Aspirations - Poems & Stories (Lummox Press).
Rick Smith is a clinical psychologist, in Rancho Cucamonga, California where he specializes in brain damage and domestic violence. He studied with Anthony Hecht at Bard College, George Starbuck and Frank Polite at the University of Iowa and Sam Eisenstein at Los Angeles City College. During the 70's, he joined Dan Ilves to co-edit the literary journal, Stonecloud. He has been published widely in anthologies and in small press publications such as New Letters, Onthebus, Blueline, Hanging Loose, Pinyon, Eclipse, Paper Street, Lummox Journal, Rattle, Rhino and Main Street Rag. He has three books including his latest title: Hard Landing (Lummox Press).
RD Armstrong never went to college or took a workshop on writing, publishing or any of the myriad of things that people go to a workshop for...except to find a screwdriver or some other tool. He fell into publishing in the mid-nineties when he discovered the poetry scene while washing dishes at a coffee house in San Pedro. Since then he has been published in over 300 mags, zines, anthologies etc. He has a number of books to his name, mostly published by his own Lummox Press, including his latest title: E/OR - Living Amongst the Mangled. Lummox Press has published an ongoing chapbook series since 1998 (the Little Red Books) with 60 + titles; the Lummox Journal (1995 - 2006), a monthly; and a number of perfect bound books (20), most recently the Respect Series. Visit the website for more details: www.lummoxpress.com.
THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED LIVE AT SKYLIGHT BOOKS FEBRUARY 19, 2011.