Events around Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center

Santa at Ace Hardware on Walnut St Springfield
Party

Santa at Ace Hardware on Walnut St Springfield

Saturday 11:00am (16 December)
Central Illinois Ace Hardware, Springfield

Rednecks with Paychecks Spring Break 2018
Sport

Rednecks with Paychecks Spring Break 2018

Thursday 9:00am (15 March)
Rednecks with Paychecks Offroad, Saint Jo

Sherman Ewing's 5th Annual Benefit For People & Pets
Music

Sherman Ewing's 5th Annual Benefit For People & Pets

Thursday 7:00pm (21 December)
The Slipper Room NYC, New York

Chris Harder's Big Back Door!

Chris Harder's Big Back Door!

Monday 8:00pm (18 December)
The Slipper Room NYC, New York

Tommy London Presents: Ten Ton Mojo's last show of 2017
Music

Tommy London Presents: Ten Ton Mojo's last show of 2017

Wednesday 8:00pm (20 December)
Arlene's Grocery, New York

Tacoma Narrows at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3)
Music

Tacoma Narrows at Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 3)

Saturday 8:30pm (16 December)
Rockwood Music Hall, New York

Gabe Morales at Rockwood Music Hall NYC - Stage 1
Art

Gabe Morales at Rockwood Music Hall NYC - Stage 1

Saturday 1:00am (16 December)
Rockwood Music Hall, New York

Jody Quine in NYC! With guests Christina Gaudet & Stef Mariani
Music

Jody Quine in NYC! With guests Christina Gaudet & Stef Mariani

Thursday 7:00pm (25 January)
Rockwood Music Hall, New York


Taylor Mali & Diana Goetsch: Chapbook Prize Release Reading

Taylor Mali & Diana Goetsch: Chapbook Prize Release Reading


When?

Start time: Thursday 7:00pm (07 December)
End time: Thursday 9:00pm (07 December)
Art

About

2017 Rattle Chapbook Prize winners Taylor Mali and Diana Goetsch read from their books, with a signing and wine to follow.

Admission is free, and all proceeds from book sales go to the authors and Bluestockings Bookstore, a volunteer-powered and collectively-owned radical bookstore, fair trade cafe, and activist center in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. http://bluestockings.com/
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THE WHETTING STONE by Taylor Mali

In September of 2004, Rebecca Tauber Mali, the wife of performance poet Taylor Mali, killed herself by jumping out the window of their apartment in New York City. She was a teacher, and it was morning on the first day of school. In this haunting new collection of poems, Taylor Mali, once a teacher himself, explores her life and their love as well as the shape and texture of his own guilt and resilience.

Taylor Mali is one of the best-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series “Def Poetry Jam.” A four-time National Poetry Slam champion, he is the author of four collections of poetry and a book of essays, What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World. In April of 2012, Mali completed his twelve-year quest to convince 1,000 people to become teachers, an achievement he commemorated by donating twelve inches of his hair to the American Cancer Society. He lives in Brooklyn, where he curates the Page Meets Stage reading series at the Bowery Poetry Club.

More at: https://www.rattle.com/chapbooks/the-whetting-stone/

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IN AMERICA by Diana Goetsch

Diana Goetsch’s eighth collection of poems, her first since coming out as a trans woman, introduces us to another country, where an airport, a Starbucks, a family dinner are as confounding as the riddle of the Sphinx. Maybe the answers to how to navigate America are in plain sight, spelled out in a pop song or on a milk carton. Maybe we’re destined to be tumbleweed, “drifting from nowhere to nowhere” in no man’s land. Through it all, Goetsch remains who she’s always been—essentially a love poet, patrolling the shadowlands for what can be redeemed.

Diana Goetsch is the author of three full-length books of poems and five chapbooks. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, Best American Poetry, and The Pushcart Prize anthology. From 2015–16 she wrote Life in Transition, a series of 31 essays now archived at the American Scholar, chronicling her transition, alongside issues of gender in America. Goetsch is a recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Donald Murray Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. She has made her living as a teacher in New York City public schools and the prison system, and is the Grace Paley Teaching Fellow at The New School.

More at: https://www.rattle.com/chapbooks/in-america/