Monday, September 22, 2008


A few exciting things I've come across, mostly by accident today.

1. The new print Rain Taxi (available for free at your local independent book seller) has a front cover and materials inside featuring Frank Stanford. Go pick one up, read about this guy and then go buy his books, oh, and then read them!

2. This Thursday, one of my favorite reading series in my old home town of Cedar Falls is featuring one of my favorite new writers. Their names? Final Thursday and Rauan Klassnik. I got a first taste of Klassnik at last years AWP. His book, "Holy Land" is on one of my favorite presses, Black Ocean. To those who live within driving distance, you should totally go. It's at 8. But that only matters if you're here, The Hearst Center for the Arts at 304 West Seerley Blvd, Cedar Falls, IA 50613.

"This month’s featured reader, Rauan Klassnik, was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, has lived in Dallas for most of his life, and now spends most of his time in Mexico. His work has appeared in many journals including The Mississippi Review, North American Review, Sleepingfish, No Tell Motel, MiPoesias, and Caesura. His first book, Holy Land, a collection of prose poems, was released this year by Black Ocean."

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