Category Archives: Events & Author Happenings

Catherine Meng @ The Poetry Project Monday, April 26th

If you are in the NYC area next week, please join us for a reading with Catherine Meng and Aaron Tieger:


Monday, April 26th, 2010


Catherine Meng is the author of the poetry collection Tonight’s the Night (Apostrophe Books) and three chapbooks, 15 Poems in Sets of 5 (Anchorite Press), Dokument (Perichord Press), and Lost Notebook w/ Letters to Deer (Dusie Kollectiv). She currently resides in Berkeley and works at a restaurant. Along with Lauren Levin and Jared Stanley she co-edits the poetry journal Mrs. Maybe.

Aaron  Tieger is most recently the author of Secret Donut (Pressed Wafer, 2009). His many chapbooks include Recently Clouds (with Jess Mynes), The Collected Typos of Aaron Tieger, Necco Face (with Jess Mynes and Michael Carr), and Anxiety Chant. He is the publisher of Petrichord Books. He lives in Cambridge, MA.

Possess Nothing & AWP Links

Possess Nothing Event at Plus Gallery, AWP 2010

Thanks to everyone who visited the Apostrophe Books table at AWP and/or came by Plus Gallery on Saturday night for Possess Nothing. And thanks to all the other editors from Action Books, Black Ocean, Slope, and Tarpaulin Sky for helping put on a fabulous event. It was standing room only and more — sorry for those of you who couldn’t find a seat or any space at all. We have a few video links from Ivar Zeile (Plus Gallery owner) and other links including an article on the event from a publication in Telluride, CO. Have a look:

Article from Susan Viebrock:

Images from Possess Nothing Event @ Plus Gallery:

Possess Nothing: a small press event

Possess Nothing: a small press event

“There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.”
— John Cage

A small press event featuring writers from Action Books, Apostrophe Books, Black Ocean, Slope Editions and Tarpaulin Sky Press.

Date & time: Saturday, April 10th, 7:00 PM

Location: Plus Gallery, located at 2501 Larimer Street, directly east of the Benjamin Moore Paint Factory Lofts and five blocks north of Lodo

Action Books: Lara Glenum, Sandy Florian, Abraham Smith
Apostrophe Books: Johannes Goransson, Jessica Baran, Amy Wright, Paul Foster Johnson
Black Ocean: Zachary Schomburg, Julie Doxsee, Joe Hall
Slope Editions: Lucy Ives, Crystal Curry
Tarpaulin Sky Press: Gordon Massman, Shelly Taylor

More info: and

Apostrophe @ AWP Denver 2010

"When Does Something Qualify as Being Alive?" by Denver artist, Andy Miller, one of the many artists represented by Plus Gallery.

AWP 2010 in Denver, CO is fast approaching. In addition to a table in the Bookfair, Apostrophe Books will be hosting a reading that includes several fabulous independent publishers:

Action Books, Black Ocean, Slope Editions and Tarpaulin Sky Press

Date & time: Saturday, April 10th, 7:00 PM

Location: Plus Gallery, located at 2501 Larimer Street, directly east of the Benjamin Moore Paint Factory Lofts and five blocks north of Lodo. This is a great venue — Plus was recently named “Art Space of the year” by the Denver Post in 2009:

Readers will include  Johannes Göransson, Zachary Schomburg, Lucy Ives,  Joe Hall, Paul Foster Johnson, Crystal Curry, Julie Doxsee, and many others….We’ll update this list as various writers confirm.

A New Quarantine Will Take My Place Now Available for Order

Johannes Göransson’s A New Quarantine Will Take My Place is once again available for purchase. A shipment of new books just arrived from the printer and can be ordered directly from us if you click here: Quarantine. They will be available from Amazon and SPD shortly.

Johannes Göransson Reads Tonight in Brooklyn!

Earshot Reading in New York

November 6 // 7:30 PM

Readers: Janaka Stucky, Johannes Goransson, Kimberly King Parsons, Kit Kalnay, Helen Rubinstein

Rose Live Music

345 Grand Street (b/w Havemeyer & Marcy)

Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 599-0069

Johannes Göransson: a modern force for the “grossvoice”

Blake Butler of <HTMLGiant> writes, “If I had to make a list of modern forces for the grossvoice, for the kind of language and propagation of a series of imagery and discussion that is continually underfunded or otherwise ignored, Johannes Göransson would being among those crowning the list.” Read more here:

Summer Reading Lists from Paul Foster Johnson


Theodor Adorno, Aesthetic Theory
Jean Genet, Our Lady of the Flowers
Lyn Hejinian, My Life in the Nineties
Wayne Koestenbaum, Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems
Harryette Mullen, Muse & Drudge
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Judgment
Ad Reinhardt, Art as Art: The Selected Writings of Ad Reinhardt
Joan Retallack, Afterrimages
Frederick Seidel, The Cosmos Trilogy
Marjorie Welish, The Windows Flew Open

Summer Reading:

Edward Hallett Carr, The Bolshevik Revolution, Vol. 1-3
Guy Debord, Panegyric, Vol. 1-2
Gilles Deleuze, Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation
Rosalyn Drexler, Vulgar Lives
Rachel Loden, Dick of the Dead
Akilah Oliver, A Toast in the House of Friends
Joel Skousen, The Secure Home
Gore Vidal, Myra Breckinridge
David Wojnarowicz, Close to the Knives
Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Bratsk Station and Other New Poems

Summer Reading: Catherine Meng

Continuing with Summer Reading lists from Apostrophe authors, here are two from Catherine Meng, author of Tonight’s the Night:

1. Most Influential

  • Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass
  • Samuel Beckett – Endgame
  • Lyn Hejinian – My Life
  • Eugenio Montale – The Occasions
  • Rainer Maria Rilke – Book of Hours

2. To Be Read This Summer

  • Brett C. Millier – Elizabeth Bishop: Life and the Memory of It
  • Elizabeth Bishop – The Complete Poems 1927 – 1979
  • Elizabeth Bishop – The Collected Prose
  • Mark Lamoureux – Astrometry Orgonon
  • Oberiu: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism – edited by Eugene Ostashevsky

Summer Reading: Johannes Göransson Part II

More summer reading from Johannes Göransson….Some of the books he’s reading or re-reading this summer:

  • Joseph Beys, Arena – where would I have got if I had been intelligent
  • Ann Jäderlund’s new book
  • Karl Larlsson’s Form/Force (which I am also translating)
  • Various other Swedish artists whose essays and catalogs I’m translating
  • Aaron Kunin, The Mandarin
  • Angela Rawlings, Wide Slumber for Leps
  • Calling All Agents, Tom McCarthy (I like this manifesto better than
    his novel, Remainder)
  • Cinematic Modernism, Susan McCabe
  • The Worst of All by Estela Lamat (trans. Michael Leong)
  • Victorian Studies (Spring 2008) (About “emotions”)
  • Susan McCabe, Descartes’ Nightmare
  • Deleuze, The Fold: Leibniz and the Baroque (trans. Tom Conley)
  • Kruchneykh, Suicide Circus (trans. Jack Hirschman etc)
  • Kathy Acker, Pussy of the Pirates
  • Mark Wallace, Felonies of Illusion
  • Huysman, Against Nature
  • Cocteau, Potomac (trans. Michael Sanchez)
  • Juan Suarez, Bike Boys, Drag Queens and Superstars
  • Sara Hallström, Rötter Smälter
  • Amelia Rosselli, The Dragonfly (trans Guisepe Leporace and Deborah Woodard)
  • Jane Miller, Palace of Pearls
  • A lot of published and unpublished French and English translation
    editions of Henri Michaux


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