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DIY Poetry Publishing Cooperative

December 06, 2005

Boog announces The December Project by Sean Cole!

Mon. Dec. 12, 6 PM
ACA Galleries
529 W.20th St., 5th Flr.
NYC
FREE!

A reading by Sean Cole
+ music by Aaron Seven
in celebration of Cole's book The December Project
Boog Literature's first perfect-bound single-author release!


The December Project is a collection of poem postcards written daily each December from 2001 to Boog editor David Kirschenbaum, who will be hosting the event.

Praise for The December Project:

"Time stopped in December when I read this fine book of postcard poems. Written from short bright days and long cold nights, filled with Sean Cole's signature humor, these deeply felt and completely original poems address those of us who also consider December a project. The poems move from the mundane to the serious, from love to war to simple pop songs, all in a voice that captured me at once and wouldn't let go." --Wyn Cooper, author of Postcards from the Interior

"Read this book in the middle of the night. Pure clear words as real as any novel. Read this book in the middle of the day, by sunlight or in rain. Send the words to everyone. Everyone needs these words. Who would have thought that poetry could open so gently into the world? Who would have thought the brilliant, tender cadences of Sean Cole's Itty City would slow into this cold radiant narrative of awareness? Still brilliant, still tender; slower now, and even deeper." --Joseph Lease, author of Broken World, forthcoming from Coffee House Press

About the performers:

Sean Cole is a reporter at WBUR, a National Public Radio affiliate in Boston. His radio stories have aired on several nationally syndicated public radio programs including This American Life, Only a Game, All Things Considered, Marketplace and Weekend America. He has released two other short collections of poetry, By the Author (Boog Literature, 1999) and Itty City (Pressed Wafer, 2004). He is also the author of this bio.

Aaron Seven is a model prisoner of love. He was born in autumn 1970, a few days after the summer after the summer after the Summer of Love. His book, The Best of My Love,was released this year by Ugly Duckling Presse. His musical influences include Love, Love and Rockets, Freak Daddy Love Cheese, The Juan Valdez Love Experience, and You Would If You Love Me.

Directions:

C/E to 23rd St., 1/9 to 18th St.
ACA Gallery is between 10th and 11th avenues

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