Zinc Bar Reading Series presents
Andrew Levy and Jesse Seldess
Celebrating the publication of
the first EOAGH book
Nothing is in Here, by Andrew Levy
on Friday, February 25 at 6:30 PM
at Zinc Bar
82 W 3rd St
Andrew Levy's recent titles of poetry and prose include Nothing Is in Here (EOAGH Books, 2011) and Cracking Up (Truck Books, 2010). He is also a contributing writer in collaboration with the PUH collective to The Big Melt (Factory School), and author of Memories of My Father (Innerer Klang), Ashoka (Zasterle Books), Paper Head Last Lyrics (Roof Books), Curve (O Books), and Values Chauffeur You (O Books) among other titles. Billy Dale Shoots to Kill is forthcoming from Chax Press. Levy is an associate professor of English at BMCC-CUNY, and co-editor, with Roberto Harrison, of the poetry journal Crayon. He lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.
Jesse Seldess recently relocated to Brooklyn from Karlsruhe, Germany. He is the author of two books, Who Opens (Kenning Editions, 2006) and Left Having (Kenning Editions, forthcoming), as well as chapbooks on Hand Held Editions, Instance Press, Answer Tag Press, and the Chicago Poetry Project Press. His work has recently appeared in the journals EOAGH, Jacket, Little Red Leaves, and out of nothing. Since 2001, he has edited and published Antennae (http://www.antennae-journal.com), a journal of experimental writing and language-based performance and music scores.
Nothing is in Here
by Andrew Levy
EOAGH Books 2011
Poetry / Fiction / Literature
Available for Order/Purchase
at the EOAGH Website
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Praise for Nothing is in Here:
"This book percolates with the nervous jitters of a new syntax, highly compressed into gigabyte format, and it attacks the central nervous system of the reader. In my day it used to be 'dudes,' but today it's all the young screens that carry the news. . If, due to a saturation of such memes, the fact of the sentence has lost urgency, maybe it's the job of the poet to point out what we've lost while instructing us in the delight of our debris. No one demonstrates this fact of digital life better than poet Andrew Levy, whose first EOAGH collection arrives at a critical moment in our nation's horologics. If you could synchronize this book to all your inner clocks, you'd be a good forty-five seconds ahead of the rest of the world at all times."
- Kevin Killian
"With barely concealed irony, downright humor, a large wedge of anger and a small edge of wistfulness, Andrew Levy views everything from the 'urban interruption' of mid-town Manhattan to the corrupt politics of G.W. Bush, from war and torture to religiosity and outright mendacity. There's more: invented personae, pop culture, the bubble economy, friends and family, beauty and envy. Even the Brooklyn Bridge makes an appearance. Just about everything is in Nothing is in Here. And the title itself is a bright lure: 'Nothing is in here we' re forced to debate.' The terms are given in the beginning: 'Nothing is in here. So, I make it look as different as possible.'"
- Beverly Dahlen
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