Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Back Room Live Saturday Night August 30th 7pm

BACK ROOM LIVE ! SATURDAY NIGHT ! August 3oth 2008 ! Lukas Champagne ! Janet W. Hardy ! Eleanor Johnson ! Della Watson ! Mc NALLY'S IRISH PUB 7pm !

Eleanor Johnson is a poet and teacher at U C Berkeley, finishing up her dissertation on the differences between prose and meter, and working on a new collaborative manuscript of ekphrastic poetry.

Lukas Champagne has been asked, variously, whether he thinks in prose; whether he'd like to try the potato gun; and would he "please stop drinking?" Other favorites include: "how do you plead?" and "been writing much?" He writes and threatens to turn cartwheels in Oakland.

Della Watson grew up in Kentucky. Her poetry has appeared in Free Verse, The Hat, Denver Quarterly, Tarpaulin Sky, Sorry for Snake, alice blue, elimae, word for / word, and other fine journals. She is currently employed by the Sierra Club, where she is a blogger for The Green Life.

Janet W. Hardy is a mass of seeming contradictions: mother and slut, dominatrix and homebody, intellectual and showtune queen. The author or coauthor of ten groundbreaking books about relationships and sexuality, including The Ethical Slut(75,000 copies sold to date, with a second edition coming in 2009 from Ten Speed Press), Janet has traveled the world as a speaker and teacher on topics ranging from ethical multipartner relationships to erotic spanking and beyond. She has appeared in documentary films (Slut, Beyond Vanilla, Vice and Consent, BDSM: It's Not What You Think), television shows (SexTV, The Dr. Susan Block Show), and more radio shows than she can count. Janet is the mother of two grown sons and the veteran of many relationships, kinky and vanilla, with men and women and people in between. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from St. Mary's College of California and a B.A. with honors from the University of California at Davis. She is the owner of Greenery Press, which has been publishing "reading for the sexually adventurous" since 1992, and teaches English composition and creative writing at the university level. Her other books include Radical Ecstasy (with Dossie Easton), The Sexually Dominant Woman: A Workbook for Nervous Beginners, The Compleat Spanker, and Sex Disasters… And How to Survive Them (with Charles Moser, Ph.D., M.D.). Her essay "Ex" will be included in Ask Me About My Divorce, coming from Seal Press in 2009; it was also a finalist in the Event and New Letters creative nonfiction contests. Her article "When Love Trumps Gender: Gays and Lesbians in Opposite-Sex Relationships" has been provisionally accepted for Best Sex Writing 2008 from Cleis Press. Her writing has appeared in publications as various as The Sondheim Review, Clamor, and EIDOS. She often fantasizes about being handcuffed to Stephen Sondheim's piano.


So that's,
Sat.Aug 30th at 7pm
McNally's Irish Pub
5352 College Ave
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 654-9463
Minutes from the Rockridge BART Station
and on the 51 bus line

Saturday September 27th look forward to readings by Sarah Garrigan, John Shoptaw, Stephen Vincent and Jenny Drai!

Saturday October 25th Guest Currator and M.C. Craig Perez!

Saturday, August 16, 2008


one person isn't from many solitudes
she gives validiction
she gives from instinct infinetesimal selves
out of the household
she keeps pained expressions
out of the household
she disregards infinetesimal selves
out of the household

uncesingly she isn't public unending under unending another not subconcoiusly

she isin't alike paralell to some center
she isn't unalike from some surface equality
she stays
she unberths haters w/ dificulty
she distoys hate beneath the surface or under perciscely
she wakes apart/ untethered/ boundless
she forgetts waking apart then she begins
she makes w/ infinetesimal selves
she isn't stable tethered
she isn't wild apart

she is revealed
she yes longer
some joys she gave away
stayed after
she is a warrior

nothing became parallel
everything became some
death she created
you can hear her
bang screws