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Alice Notley on Animal Shelter in Poets & Writers

The summer issue of Poets & Writers features a great "Literary MagNet" column with Alice Notley, reflecting on some of the places she published in the lead up to her new collection, Certain Magical Acts. In the feature, Notley praises Animal Shelter #4—where six passages from her serial poem "Voices" appear—as "a remarkably beautiful object." Read the whole column, by Dana Isokawa, here.

New from Scary Topiary press: Crystal Marys by Feliz Lucia Molina & Absolute Love by Chris Kraus

Announcing two new titles from Scary Topiary press!

CRYSTAL MARYS by Feliz Lucia Molina

Written from the impassive surface of the Internet and the high desert of Southern California, CRYSTAL MARYS is a field study of social-media fatigue, suburban youth, Filipino immigrancy, a denim day job in LA's garment district, and other sites of crystallized dis/enchantment. Molina traces life's "beautiful unreliable narrative logic" by the devotional images of our times—the Virgin Mary, emoji, family photos, profile pics, etc.

Saddle-stitched binding and silk-screened covers. Art by Emily Pauline Fanny Dart-McLean Harris, Shola Wynne Lawson, and Feliz Lucia Molina. Edition of 129.

ABSOLUTE LOVE by Chris Kraus

A parable of activist youth, mellow courtship, and lost time told with Proustian pathos by our best chronicler of modern relationships and romance.

Saddle-stitched binding and silk-screened covers. Art by Matt Fishbeck. Edition of 212.

☾ $12 each, or both for $20; prices include shipping. ☽

Reading with Robert Glück, Colm Tóibín, and Feliz Lucia Molina Tonight in LA

I'm delighted to be joining Robert Glück, Colm Tóibín, and Feliz Lucia Molina tonight for a reading/release-party to celebrate the publication of Glück's Communal Nude and Molina's Crystal Marys. Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, 7:30 p.m.

The Free & Natural Poetry Faire

I'm terrifically excited for the first ever Free & Natural Poetry Faire in Los Angeles next weekend! Co-organized by Dorothea Lasky, Elizabeth Metzger, Max Ritvo, and myself . . .

The Free & Natural Poetry Faire is a gala of poetry, art, and arcana. It is our belief that poetry itself is by its nature transdisciplinary, and, to that end, the Faire will create a collaborative and unrestrained space where poetry will coexist for two days with many other art and knowledge forms. True to its name, the Free & Natural Poetry Faire is free and open to the public. This will be the first of a series of Free & Natural Poetry events.

The Free & Natural Poetry Faire is being graciously hosted by the gallery Commonwealth & Council, and will occur on Friday and Saturday, November 20th and 21st. For these two days, the Faire will provide a festive exchange for many brilliant people and happenings. Semiotext(e), Penny-Ante Editions, and other LA small presses will be present during the day. Asher Hartman and Stuart Krimko will offer readings psychic and astrological. At nightfall, poetry will ascend, with over twenty-five poets and performers reading over two nights—Cedar Sigo, Micah Ballard, Feliz Lucia Molina, Fred Moten, Kate Durbin, Amber Rose Tamblyn, and many others. Somewhere in the middle, there will be a new one-act play premier by "Tall Paul" Gellman & Friends. Visit the official Free & Natural Poetry Faire site for more details and the full schedule of events!