Archive | January, 2011

January 28th – Dan Boehl ~ Sommer Browning ~ Elisa Gabbert ~ Justin Marks ~ Emily Pettit ~ Sampson Starkweather & Chris Tonelli

5 Jan

7 PM on January 28’th @ Goodbye Blue Monday – Bushwick, Brooklyn


Dan Boehl’s book Kings of the F**king Sea is available from Birds, LLC. It is about art, pirates, and Spiderman 3. His chapbook Les Miseres et les Mal-Heurs de la Guerre is available from Greying Ghost. He writes art reviews in Austin and works for the University of Texas.

Sommer Browning is the author of Either Way I’m Celebrating (Birds, LLC), a collection of poems and comics. In 2008, she and Tony Mancus founded the hand bound chapbook press Flying Guillotine. Her drawings, poems and reviews can be found in Octopus, The New York Quarterly, Drunken Boat, Typo and on Friendster. She rides a Segway in Denver where she co-hosts the Bad Shadow Affair reading series with Julia Cohen. Visit her Asthma Chronicles (

Elisa Gabbert is the poetry editor of Absent and the author of The French Exit (Birds LLC) and Thanks for Sending the Engine (Kitchen Press). Her recent poems can be found in Denver Quarterly, Everyday Genius, and Sentence, and recent nonfiction in Mantis, Open Letters Monthly, and The Monkey & the Wrench: Essays into Contemporary Poetics.

Justin Marks writes marketing copy for god. His first book is A Million in Prizes (New Issues, 2009). His newest chapbook is Voir Dire (Rope-a-Dope, 2009). He is a co-founder of Birds, LLC, and lives in Queens, NY with his wife and their nearly two year old twin son and daughter.

Emily Pettit is the author of two chapbooks HOW (Octopus Books) and WHAT HAPPENED TO LIMBO (Pilot Books). She is an editor for notnostrums ( and Factory Hollow Press. As well as assistant editor at jubilat. Her first full-length book, GOAT IN THE SNOW is forthcoming from Birds LLC.

Sampson Starkweather is the author of four chapbooks, most recently The Heart is Green from So Much Waiting from Immaculate Disciples Press and Self Help Poems a Greying Ghost production, starring: Mickey Rourke, Charlie Rose, Mike Tyson, the history of fields, Johnny Depp, Chris Rock, Belinda Carlisle, Rockwell, the mythical monster Brah-zilla, breathing machines, McCain’s Concession speech, Somalian pirates, and much, much more!!!!! He lives in Brooklyn.

Chris Tonelli is one of the founding editors of Birds, LLC, an independent poetry press. He also founded and co-curates the So and So Series and co-edits the So and So Magazine with Christopher Salerno. He is the author of four chapbooks, most recently No Theater (Brave Men Press) and For People Who Like Gravity and Other People (Rope-A-Dope Press), and his first full-length collection, The Trees Around, came out in April from Birds, LLC. New work can be found in upcoming issues of The Laurel Review and Fou. He teaches at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he lives with his wife Allison and their son Miles.


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