Monday, August 22, 2011

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011, 5pm

On Sunday, September 11, 2011, at 5pm, The Jubilant Thicket Literary Series presents readings by poets Pattie McCarthy & Brian Carpenter & music by omnitonik (Lilla Kultsar). 

PATTIE MCCARTHY is the author of Table Alphabetical of Hard Words, Verso, & bk of (h)rs, all from Apogee Press -- as well as L&O, forthcoming this year from Little Red Leaves.  She teaches Literature & Creative Writing at Temple University & is a 2011 Pew Fellow in the Arts.

BRIAN CARPENTER has been living in Philadelphia since 2005, after moving from his native habitat of Seattle & spending two years in the Poetics program at the University of Maine.  He has self-published two books of poems (Aspect Cycle, Bluest Keys), & one box (Small Seasons).  An earlier prose poem, The Green Island Problem, is available through Vancouver’s Kootenay School of Writing collective.  He currently works as an audio archivist of Native American language recordings.

OMNITONIK  grew up in Budapest, Hungary behind the iron curtain, but has never seen it. She liked hitchhiking through Eastern Europe and taking long train rides there. She has been musically involved with herself for a few decades and is still getting a kick out of it. She has not been trained as a guitarist, so keen listening and hightened sense of patience are very much appreciated. She finds music as a vibrational element, and rhythm, to be her great connectors to particular states of being that she draws from and plunges into when inspired. She chizzles her lyrics with care: some songs she has been working on for years and some are pieces of popcorn from Pallas Athena. 

This all occurs at The Walking Fish Theatre, 2509 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA.  Will be amazing.  Please come.