Occult Events this Weekend

by on Sep.24, 2010

Ok, only one of these events is actually occult. But if you can teleport yourself across the country, and/or, like Cher, turn back time, you can attend both of these, occultly.

1) Explosive Plastic Inevitable Zurita/Perez Reading Party and Book Launch. In the great city of Chicago, from 7-9 PM on Saturday, Sept 25, at Myopic Books. Come here to hear the verbal stylings of Daniel Borzutzky, Kristen Dykstra, John Keene and Paul Martinez Pompa as they celebrate the publication of Song for his Disappeared Love by Raul Zurita (Action Books) and Did you hear about the Fighting Cat by Omar Perez (Shearsman). A very hot bill!

You may find yourself on fire for the second time that evening, having already attended

2)2nd Avenue Poetry: The Occult Issue Launch. Soon the URL for ‘2nd Avenue Poetry’ will link you to an issue full of many occult musings by various poetes maudits, including myself, viz. a piece called ‘Loseroccult.’ But for the nonce, it presents a ghostly invite to a spooky launch party on Saturday from 5-7 in NYC. Halloween starts early, thanks to Paolo Javier and his guest ed., Alan Clinton, and it lasts for 36 days like some spooky men(s)t(ru)al cycle. Go if you dare, you lucky hipsters!

I myself plan to spend that evening in palatial splendour here in our condo in Indiana, making cotton ball art with Sinead, feeding the baby prunes, and watching ads for our local Teaparty candidate, who will go unnamed here.

The (infernal) lives of the poets (maudits)!

2 comments for this entry:
  1. The Modesto Kid

    What’s the address for the 2nd Ave launch party? There is some possibility I could make it to that…

  2. Joyelle McSweeney

    MK, you can click on the link or go to 2ndavepoetry.com for all the details. I hope you can go! JM