Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Zurawski, Kunin, Conrad to hit "Kansas City" on Midwest Tour.

An Actual Kansas Reading Series, which actually happens in Lawrence, Kansas and not Kansas City, Missouri, will host three fabulous cross-_______ writers on

Friday, March 6, 2009 @ 7pm

in the

6 Gallery (716.5 Massachusetts Street, downtown Lawrence).

The three writers are:

Magdalena Zurawski
is a Minor American writer living in Durham, North Carolina. Her novel, The Bruise, was published by FC2 in 2008. Visit her blog for links to things like interviews (like this one at X Poetics) and to keep up.

Aaron Kunin
grew up in Minneapolis, was educated at Brown, John Hopkins and Duke, and is an Assistant Professor of 18th-Century English Literature at Pomona College in Claremont, California. His work has appeared in Boston Review, FENCE, The Germ, No: A Journal of the Arts, The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Poker, UbuWeb, and elsewhere. His poetry collection Folding Ruler Star and his novel The Mandarin were both published by FENCE Books.

CA Conrad's childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He escaped to Philadelphia the first chance he got where he lives and writes today with The PhillySound poets. Soft Skull Press published his book Deviant Propulsion in 2006. Jack Kimball's FAUX Press recently published his new series of poems (Soma)tic Midge (samples from this new work can be seen in listenlight and MiPOesias and Sawbuck and COCONUT#9). The Book of Frank is forthcoming in fall of 2008 from CHAX Press. A selection of The Book of Frank was translated into German by Berlin poet Holger, and a bilingual chapbook is now available from Carrie Hunter's YPOLITA Press. His book advanced ELVIS course will be coming out in spring of 2009. A collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined: Philadelphia Poems, will be coming out in fall of 2009 from Factory School Press.