Salacious Banter Occasional Reading Series : #3
Dustin Williamson & Ara Shirinyan
August 10th @ 6:30 (Reading will start at approximately 7:30)
900 S 5th. Fifth & Walker Walker's Point Milwaukee
As usual, some food and drink will be provided, but feel free to BYOB. Suggested Donation is $5. Please come even if you don't have $5, but try to have $5. Many of you will remember Dustin Williamson from his time here, when he served as Milwaukee Poetry's Premiere Boyish Provocateur. He now lives in Brooklyn where he occasionally rarely publishes books under the Rust Buckle imprint and spent much of the spring curating the Zinc Bar Reading Series. His chapbooks are Cab Ass'n (Lame House Press), Gorilla Dust (Open 24 Hours), Heavy Panda (Goodbye Better), and the newish Exhausted Grunts from Cannibal Books. Work can be found online at Dusie (http://www.dusie.org/williamson.html) and Rock Heals! (http://www.rockheals.com/archives/2008/01/weighted_down_b.html).
Ara Shirinyan was born in the former Soviet Socialist Republic of Armenia and now lives in Los Angeles, California. He co-curates readings at the quickly legendary LA club The Smell and, with his Make Now Press (makenow.org), publishes diverse works of poetry including three books from Kenneth Goldsmith and several written under Oulipian constraints. He is the author of Syria is in the World (Palm Press) and the just published Your Country Is Great (Afghanistan-Guyana) from Futurepoem Books. His Speech Genres 1-2 is available as part of UBUWEB's Publishing the Unpublishable Series here (pdf): http://www.ubu.com/ubu/unpub/Unpub_024_Shirinyan_Speech-Genres.pdf. If that's not enough, check out mp3's from his band Godzik Pink via Kill Rock Stars/5 Rue Christine: http://www.5rc.com/discography/ger013/index.htm.