Uncalled-For in July: Funaro + Legaspi + Sanyal

Bring friends, bring wine, bring yourselves...
down to the lower depths of Unnameable Books again
to hear friends or strangers


Wednesday July 16 2008/ 7:00 pm /free


MAYA FUNARO completed her MFA in poetry at Hunter College this spring. She works in the field of entertainment and copyright law, and has studied printmaking, bookbinding and letterpress printing in Providence, Bologna and New York. She's from New Jersey and lives in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

JOSEPH O. LEGASPI is the author of Imago (CavanKerry Press). Born in the Philippines, he was raised there and in Los Angeles where he immigrated with his family when he was twelve. Currently, he lives in Manhattan and works at Columbia University. A graduate of New York University’s Creative Writing Program, recent works appear in Callaloo, North American Review, Poets & Writers, New York Theater Review, Crab Orchard Review, Gay & Lesbian Review and the anthology Language for a New Century (W.W. Norton). A recipient of a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts, he co-founded Kundiman (www.kundiman.org), a non-profit organization serving Asian American poets. Visit him at www.josepholegaspi.com.

Sometimes, in the wee hours of the night, RONICA SANYAL writes her novel in hospital back rooms teeming with bacteria. The colonization and domination properties of the roiling bacteria remind her of war and how we may all one day succumb to the inevitable biological battleground. Are hospital-based infection deaths better than death by terrorists? She asks you to reconsider your allegiance to the War on Terror fight because this type of completely imaginary, explosive death (in these days of prolonged, science-filled, terrible life) would most likely be a kinder one. Ronica is one of the founders of the writing group, Agent 409.


Readings are held down one flight of stairs in the basement of Unnameable Books, at 456 Bergen Street (between Flatbush Ave. & 5th Ave.) in Brooklyn, NY, one half block from the 2/3 at Bergen, or a short walk from 4/5/B/D/N/Q/R at Atlantic/Pacific.

THAT was Uncalled-For.

Thanks to the readers and listeners who came out in the rain to make last night's series launch so excellent!