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This chapbook was released in print form in October 2010 in a run of two hundred copies as the impetus to set in motion Monster House Press, the collectively organized, not-for-profit publishing group I co-run with seven fellow Columbusites.
Other poets featured in the chapbook are Jordan Castro, Ryan Eilbeck, & James Payne.
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There is a nice, little word on self-publishing and the Monster House that accompanies the review. Check it out!
This Saturday, the official reading-release of Assuming Size at Kafe Kerouac, in Columbus, Ohio.
The event will feature readings from all of the authors of the chapbook and copies will be available to purchase for $2.
The interview took around an hour and our conversation delved into the ontological and geographical disposition of Midwesterners (ie., us), sewing machines and chapbooks, the purpose of poetry, being “punk,” food, & the implications of relating and growing up with the internet at palm’s reach.
Assuming Size can be bought for $2 here.
(cover image by maryn jones)
Upcoming show at Monster House I helped book and make a flier for. I am unofficially releasing a four-way poetry book with Ryan J., James Payne, & Jordan Castro called Assuming Size at this show with Ryan J., too.
DO IT TOGETHER FEST IV, KENT, OHIO, SEPT 10-11, 2010
Friday September 10th
6:00 - 6:20 = Toby Foster (IN)
6:30 – 6:50 = Bethesda
7:00 - 7:20 = Ashley Brooke Toussant
7:30 - 7:50 = Bobby Stevens
8:00 - 8:10 = Sam Pink (IL)*
8:20 - 8:40 = Galgozy/Zeleny Duo
8:50 - 9:00 = Ryan J.*
9:10 - 9:30 = Andy Cook & the Wanderloons
9:40 – 9:50 = Richard Wehrenberg, Jr.*
10:00 - 10:20 = Signals Midwest
10:30 - 10:50 = American War
11:00 - 11:20 = Defiance, Ohio (IN)
Aftershow @ Professors Pub
11:30 – 11:45 = Cleveland Undercovers
11:55 – 12:15 = Slugging Percentage
12:25 - 12:45 = Sloppy Joe
12:55 – 1:15 = Monstrosity
Saturday September 11th
12:00 - 12:20 = Pheramones
12:30 - 12:50 = Girl Fight (PA)
1:00 - 1:20 = Heads Held High
1:30 - 1:50 = Worn Out Tigers (PA)
2:00 - 2:20 = Vacation
2:30 - 2:50 = Playoff Beard (PA)
3:00 - 3:20 = I Am the Sky
3:30 - 3:50 = Hold Tight (VA)
4:00 - 4:20 = Letters
4:30 - 4:50 = Light Years
5:00 - 5:20 = Underdogs of Nipomo
5:30 - 5:50 = Reverse the Curse
6:00 - 6:20 = New Creases
6:30 - 6:50 = Three Man Cannon (PA)
7:00 - 7:20 = The Hit and Miss Engines (PA)
7:30 - 7:50 = Asinine
8:00 - 8:20 = Jordan Castro *
8:30 - 8:50 = Gunnerson
9:00 - 9:20 = Noah Cicero *
9:30 - 9:50 = Two Hand Fools
10:00 - 10:20 = Tao Lin (NY)*
10:30 - 10:50 = Annabel
11:00 - 11:20 = Tigers Jaw (PA)
11:30 - 11:50 = The Sidekicks
12:00 - 12:20 = Delay
* denotes poetry or literature reading
Do It Together Fest is a donation based festival and relies upon attendee donations to help make it what it is. All donations from attendees help pay for gas for out of town musicians / writers and support the Vineyard and its multiple outreach programs.
The poems tread the line between earnest and sarcastic, more often being the former.
Wehrenberg peppers in philosophical concepts, too, but comes across as more of a social reformer than Castro.
At $3 direct from the writers, this chapbook is a steal, and offers more to think about than anything else available for that price.