The Correspondence Society reading

March 10, 2010
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Corresponding Society Celebrates Correspondence: A Journal of Letters (No. 3)

Of making many books there is no end. The Corresponding Society is hysterically pleased to announce the release of Correspondence No. 3! This thrice-valiant journal of letters continues our project of publishing a paradigmatic document of some of the outstanding creative writing right now emerging from a giant array of young/different perspectives. This edition houses a rainbow of poetics from the writerly community surrounding The Corresponding Society and well beyond. We’re hosting a launch reading at the KGB Bar to celebrate this arrival. Featured readers, contributors to issue three all, include: Christian Hawkey, Sonia Farmer, A.E. Wilson, Jody Buchman, Ben Fama, & Adrian Shirk. The event will be overseen by Lonely Christopher. Copies of No. 3 will be available for a tidy discount, drinks will be strong, walls will be red, and you will be expected!

More information on our project here: The Corresponding Society

The scoop on all our scheduled participants:

Christian Hawkey is a poet and translator. He is the author of The Book of Funnels, the chapbook HourHour, the 2007 book Citizen Of, and a new chapbook, from Hand Held Editions, titled Petitions from an Alien Relative. A new book, Ventrakl, which is excerpted in Correspondence No. 3, is due out from Ugly Duckling Presse in the Spring of 2010. He has received awards from the Academy of American Poets and the Poetry Fund, and in 2006 he received a Creative Capital Innovative Literature Award. In 2008 he was a DAAD Artist-in-Berlin Fellow. He lives in Berlin and Brooklyn and is currently an Associate Professor at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, where he teaches in the Humanities and Media Studies department, and in the Writing Program. He is now working on translating, with the German poet Uljana Wolf, the short prose of Ilse Aichinger.

Sonia Farmer is an editor for The Corresponding Society and the creator of Poinciana Press, a project in preserving Caribbean culture through literature. She is the author of two limited-edition hand-bound chapbooks of poetry, What Becomes Us (2007) and Grow (2008). Her work has appeared in Ubiquitous, Poui, and tongues of the ocean, and is forthcoming in Correspondence No. 3. She holds a BFA in Writing from Pratt Institute.

A.E. Wilson is a recluse. Her work appears in Correspondence No. 3 and she has directed her play, Slump Boat Sway, several times in New York City.

Jody Buchman lives in New York City. His current interests include folklore, black magick, passion, and madness. His flash fiction has appeared in every issue of Correspondence and his new play Reverie of the Succubus is being staged this March in Red Hook.

Ben Fama is the founder of Supermachine Poetry, a Brooklyn-based reading series with a new literary journal. His work has appeared in GlitterPony, Gigantic Sequins, Correspondence and Pank! magazine, among others. He is the author of the chapbook Sun Come.

Adrian Shirk is a founding member of, and fiction editor for, The Corresponding Society. In the past her prose has appeared in Broad, Slouch, Look-Look, and Spork Magazine, as well as previous volumes of Correspondence. Her work is also available as an audiobook, Stories w/Snacks, which she recorded with a Portland, Oregon musician in 2008. She is currently enrolled in the Writing Program at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn.

Lonely Christopher is a founding member of The Corresponding Society and an editor for Correspondence. He is the author of the poetry volume Into (Seven Circles Press, with Robert Snyderman and Christopher Sweeney), the forthcoming short fiction collection The Mechanics of Homosexual Intercourse (Akashic, early 2011), and several chapbooks: Satan; Wow, Where Do You Come from, Upside-Down Land?; Gay Plays. His plays have been directed internationally and published in Mandarin translation. His new plays Endymion Dreams the Moon and Pages from a Course in General Linguistics will be staged in New York City this March and April.