Friday, February 19, 2010

Melville House

Great time last night at Melville House in Dumbo/Brooklyn where I read with three fantastic poets -- Matvei Yankelevitch, Cathy Eisenhower & John Coletti. The event was organized by Matvei due to a familiar affliction he suffers from -- publisher's envy. A heady evening -- Coletti's cool lyricism, Eishehower's intense meditations, Matvei's wonderous fable-like narrative. It was quite an honour to plunk myself down in the midst of it all. I'm looking forward to reading more work by these poets.

It was interesting afterward talking with Dennis of Melville House. We swapped various literary history stories about our own presses and others in our respective lands. He told me that the inception of the press involved the culmination of a few people and events, most prominently George Murray & 911.

Off now into the city with Rob & his son Oliver to check out some art and look for nik-naks for the kids.

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