Thursday, October 20, 2011

Vanity Press vs. Vanessa Williams Press

I'm going to start "The Julia Cohen Press for Julia Cohen's Books, Manuscript Selections Made by Julia Cohen" so that my manuscripts stop being sad that they're in a drawer and start being sad that they're published and read only by me!


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Anyways, I'm going to this awesome event on Saturday. I hope you put your back into it:

Saturday, October 22 · 6:00pm - 8:00pm
at Counterpath Books, Denver

Poet, filmmaker, provocateur Brandon Downing will be in Denver to present his pastiche films & to read from his new chapbook At Me (Octopus Books).

Denver musician & pedal-wrangler Roger Green will be playing music at the event. (www.myspace.com/rogergreen)


Brandon Downing is a videomaker, visual artist, and writer, originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2000, he has lived in New York City, where he works as an exhibit designer and writer. His poetry collections include The Shirt Weapon (Germ, 2002), and Dark Brandon (Faux, 2005). An online gallery of much of his recent photographic work can be seen at www.brandondowning.org. A feature-length DVD collection of recent video works, Dark Brandon // Eternal Classics, was released in 2007.


Born and raised in Denver, Roger Green is a former member of the Czars. In 2006 he was contracted to write a composition for 25 typists and 5 musicians presented a the Blemar Laboratory of Art and Ideas in Lakewood Colorado. He appears on the Blossom half of Ron Miles' Stone/Blossom album which was released by Sterling Circle Records in November 2006. He has opened for or played with Sixteen Horsepower, Woven Hand, Munly and the Lee Lewis Harlots, David Gray, Low, The Flaming Lips, Elf Power, Imperial Teen, Ron Miles, Violet Indiana, Hem, Devics, Joe Sampson, Porlolo, Patrick Park, Heirloom, Scout Niblet, Red Cloud, Cowhause / Janet Feder, Momen Terra, among others. His releases include: The Way Things Go (2003): What Would This Be For? - Porlolo / Roger Green Split(2004): Roger Green S/T (2005): Blossom (2006); Clear Running Water (2007); The Glenn Taylor Orchestra (2008).

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