November 18: CAConrad, Betsy Fagin, and Rachel Levitsky

Wednesday November 18, 7pm

downstairs at Unnameable Books

CAConrad, Betsy Fagin, & Rachel Levitsy

CACONRAD is the recipient of THE GIL OTT BOOK AWARD for
The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009). He is also the author of Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a forthcoming collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled THE CITY REAL & IMAGINED: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School Books, 2010). CAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He invites you to visit him online at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com and also with his friends at http://PhillySound.blogspot.com

BESTY FAGIN is the author of Belief Opportunity (Big Game Books, 2008), Rosemary Stretch (dusie e/chap, 2006) and For every solution there is a problem (Open 24 Hours, 2003), as well as a number of self-published chapbooks. She received degrees in literature and creative writing from Vassar College and Brooklyn College and completed a MLS degree in Information Studies at the University of Maryland. Recent work appears online at La Fovea (http://lafovea.org/La_Fovea/betsy_fagin.html) and is forthcoming in the anthology Starting Today: Poems for the First 100 Days (University of Iowa Press). She is currently living in Brooklyn, NY.

RACHEL LEVITSKY’s second book, NEIGHBOR, is published by Ugly Duckling Presse (2009). Levitsky’s first full length volume, Under the Sun was published by Futurepoem books. She’s released five chapbooks of poetry, Dearly (a+bend, 1999), Dearly 356, Cartographies of Error (Leroy, 1999), The Adventures of Yaya and Grace (PotesPoets, 1999) and 2(1x1)Portraits (Baksun, 1998). Levitsky writes poetry plays, three of which (one with Camille Roy) have been performed in New York and San Francisco. With Jan Lauwereyns she is currently guest editing DWB, in the 2010 issue of the Dutch language magazine, “The Empire of Women.” She was the founder and is now a collective member of Belladonna* a multi-faceted feminist avant-garde writing confluence. For paid work, she is an adjunct professor and is currently teaching literature and comp courses for the Bard Prison Initiative and for Eugene Lang College at Arthur Kill Correctional Facility in Staten Island.