December 2010

  • d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press series

    d.a. levy lives: celebrating the renegade press series

    Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    ACA Galleries
    529 West 20 Street, 5th Floor
    New York, NY

    Fractious is excited to be taking part in this Boog-hosted series, which has been running since 2003, and which, in other months, features non-NYC presses. December is the night that brings together six NYC presses, who'll each feature readers, talk about their origins, and speculate on where they are heading. AND: the gallery provides wine and other beverages, and cheese and crackers and hummus and chips!

October 2010

  • :: The 2010 Fractious Press Romp Around Chicago ::

    :: The 2010 Fractious Press Romp Around Chicago ::

    Friday, October 29, 2010, 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

    saki
    3716 W. Fullerton Ave.
    Chicago, IL

    NYC-based Fractious Press is coming to town! In between trips to the John Hancock Tower and Bulls games, Buzz Poole and Veronica Liu of Fractious, joined by Chicagoan writer friends John Paul Davis and Mairead Case, will be reading at Saki on Friday, October 29 @ 6:30pm. Come listen, hang, win lit prizes!, and we will work it out.

    Bios:
    BUZZ POOLE is the author of Madonna of the Toast, a look at surprising iconography, named by the New Statesman as one of 2007¹s Best Underground Books. He has written about books, art, design, and music for numerous publications including the Believer, the Village Voice, Print, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Millions. I Like to Keep My Troubles on the Windy Side of Things is his first collection of fiction.

    VERONICA LIU's writing and visual art have appeared in Broken Pencil, Quick Fiction, Get Ahead, and other journals and zines. In 2010 she is the recipient of grants from the Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance for the completion of her novel, the Manhattan Community Arts Fund to coordinate an arts fair, and the Citizens Committee of New York City for a video oral history project on immigration. She is cofounder of the publishing crew Fractious Press and the online community radio station Washington Heights Free Radio.

    JOHN PAUL DAVIS's poems have appeared in journals such as Columbia Poetry Review, Cordite Poetry Review, WordRiot and anthologies such as Off The Cuffs, Rebel Voices, and The Letter All Your Friends Have Written You. He is editor and designer of Bestiary Magazine. He is a regular contributor to the literary variety shows The Paper Machete and The Encyclopedia Show. He was a 2009 Vox Ferus writer in residence. He's represented Chicago multiple times at the National Poetry Slam and is a Real Talk Ave founding member and artist. He lives in Chicago. You can learn more about him at www.johnpauldavis.org.

    MAIREAD CASE has published fiction at featherproof and THE2NDHAND, criticism in Punk Planet, Pitchfork, and Village Voice Media, and comics for Light in the Attic Records (with David Lasky). She's edited The Journal of Ordinary Thought, Proximity, literago.org, and more. Mairead founded the writing program at a juvenile justice center in Indiana, co-organized the 2010 Bronx Museum Book Fair, and curated a radio show about dreams for Neighborhood Public Radio at the 2008 Whitney Biennial. She works at Columbia College Chicago.

September 2010

  • Firewheel Editions / Fractious Press: Freefall Poetry Reading

    Firewheel Editions / Fractious Press: Freefall Poetry Reading

    Thursday, September 30, 2010, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    KGB Bar
    85 East 4th Street
    New York, NY

    Catherine Sasanov’s Had Slaves, winner of Firewheel Editions’ 2009 Sentence Book Award, delves into her discovery of slaveholding among her Missouri ancestors, and her research into what happened to their slaves. Her other poetry collections are Traditions of Bread and Violence, All the Blood Tethers, and the libretto for the theater work, Las Horas de Belén: A Book of Hours, commissioned by Mabou Mines. She lives in Boston.

    Marjorie Tesser is the author of THE IMPORTANT THING IS... Card Game, a poetry chapbook in the form of a game; it was the winner of the 2009 Firewheel Chapbook Award. She is an editor of Bowery Books, an independent poetry press, and of The Mom Egg, a journal. 

    K. Abigail Walthausen spends her time painting on glass and taking all the fun out of poetry for high school students. Her chapbook The Internet is forthcoming with Fractious Press. Read more at www.literaturesandwich.com.

    Thera Webb is a radical feminist and resident of Queens, NY. She received her MFA in poetry from UNC Greensboro, and has had work in Fiction (JP) and Forklift, Ohio. Her chapbook, On The Shoulders of the Bear, is upcoming from Fractious Press.

    Veronica Liu's (host) writing and visual art have appeared in Broken Pencil, Quick Fiction, Pax Americana, We'll Never Have Paris, Get Ahead, and other journals and zines.  She is cofounder of the publishing condo Fractious Press and the online community radio station Washington Heights Free Radio.