Salacious Banter

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Refeudiatious Reading Series Presents


SAT., SEPT 25th
900 S 5th St
5th & Walker
Enter on Walker. Door now marked LOBBY for yr convenience.
$5 goes to the readers.

Jared Stanley lives in Merced County, California and is the author of many things, such as: Book Made of Forest (Salt), How the Desert Did Me In (The Song Cave), The Outer Bay (Trafficker Press), and I Something Scott Inguito You (Scantily Clad Press). He edits, along with Catherine Meng and Lauren Levine, the rad magazine Mrs. Maybe. His poems have, or should have, appeared everywhere. Here are some.

Catherine Theis's newest chapbook is The Fraud of Good Sleep from Sun Sun Sun. And previously the co-author of In Fortune (dusie kollectiv) with Jared Stanley and Lauren Levin. Read here. She lives in Chicago.

Jessica Savitz is the author of the chapbook FIRE IS THE STATUE WITH THE YOUNG FACE (SUN SUN SUN) and the brand new book HUNTING IS PAINTING just hours away really from being published by &Now Books and Lake Forest College. Also lives in Chicago. Here is a poem from her new book as it appeared in the aforementioned Mrs. Maybe. Full circle, y'all.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Brandon Downing & Macgregor Card

Salacious Banter Reading Series
Jackpot Gallery
835 E Center St.
Friday, May 14th
$5 goes to the readers

MACGREGOR CARD is a poet, translator and bibliographer living in Jackson Heights, NYC. His first collection, Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, is just out from Fence (December 2009). A new chapbook, The Archers, is forthcoming from Song Cave. With Andrew Maxwell he was co-editor of The Germ: A Journal of Poetic Research, from 1997-2005. He teaches poetry at Pratt Institute and is an associate editor of the MLA International Bibliography.

BRANDON DOWNING is a photographer, collagist, filmmaker and poet. A longtime member of the Flarf Collective, his books include Lake Antiquity: Poems 1996-2008 (Fence, 2009), The Shirt Weapon (Germ Monographs, 2002), and Dark Brandon (Faux Press, 2005). A feature-length collection of his short films, Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics, was released on DVD in 2007, with a further installment expected in 2010. Photographic work can be seen at, while recent video projects can often be found at He lives in New York City.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Matvei Yankelevich, Lewis Freedman, & Zack Pieper


Saturday, April 24th
900 S 5th St
5th & Walker
Enter on Walker. Door now marked LOBBY for yr convenience.
$5 goes to the readers.

MATVEI YANKELEVICH is a translator of things Russian, and a writer of things English. He is the translator and editor of TODAY I WROTE NOTHING: The Selected Writings of Daniil Kharms (Overlook, 2007). He is a co-translator of OBERIU: An Anthology of Russian Absurdism (Northwestern UP, 2006). His own writing has appeared in various journals, and he is the author of a long poem, THE PRESENT WORK, presented as a chapbook by Palm Press [], as well as the book, Boris by the Sea, published by Octopus Books. He teaches at Hunter College and the School of the Arts at Columbia University. He is an editor at Ugly Duckling Presse.

LEWIS FREEDMAN recently found himself in Madison, WI and then quickly founded, along with Andy Gricevich, the _______-Shaped Reading Series. He is the author of The Third Word (reviewed glowingly by Eddie Berrigan in the Poetry Project Newsletter) and most recently CATFISH PO' BOYS, a glorious and messy mash-up of typed and handwritten poems, published by Minutes Books. Read of him here:

ZACK PIEPER, who you probably know from his various musical projects (Trusty Knife & Farms in Trouble), has also been a prolific reader and writer of the poems since, like, forever. With at least one chapbook, one rock opera, and several records under his belt, Pieper's gonna bring it, y'all.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


7PM, April 8, 2010 at the Old Saffran Manse, 900 S. 5th St Milwaukee WI

(Please note the new time so you're not late!)

It was hard to find a picture of the Fab Four all together let me tell you! And even harder to get them to reunite. But we did it!

Dana Ward is the author of The Drought, published in 2009 from Open 24 Hours Press. He lives in Cincinnati where he curates the Cy Press Reading Series, one of the other awesome house reading series currently going. You can hear Dana at his new PennSound page; and you can listen to Cy Press Readings at this page:

Dustin Williamson is the author of Gorilla Dust, Cab Ass'n, among other books, and since 2004 has published authors under the Rust Buckle imprint. He brought out John Coletti's first perfect bound book Mum Halo in 2009. Dustin also curates the Monday Night Reading Series at The Poetry Project at St Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery.

Jess Mynes is the author Sky Brightly Picked, released in 2009 from Skysill Press. Jess publishes Fewer & Further Press, and also curates the All Small Caps Reading Series in Wendell, Massachusetts, where he lives and owns a Hot Tub Poetry Time Machine.

John Coletti is the author of Mum Halo published, as noted above, by Mr. Williamson's Rust Buckle Books in 2009. John is the former editor of the Poetry Project Newsletter and current "awesome fuck-up". John is also the proud papa of a newly minted PennSound page:

Friday, March 12, 2010

87 Years Of Salacious Banter!

Help us kick off our month-long celebration of all things Salacious Banter-y, and the 2010 reading season, and like, Spring with:

Rod Smith
Mel Nichols

Saturday, March 27
Green Gallery East
1500 Farwell Ave
Milwaukee WI 53202


Rod Smith is the author of Deed, Music or Honesty, In Memory of My Theories, and more. Here is a link to his page at Electronic Poetry Center.

Mel Nichols is the author of Catalytic Exteriorization Phenomenon, and Bicycle Day. Here is a link to a work that appeared in the Flarf and Conceptual Writing issue of Poetry.

And in the offing:

Dustin Williamson, John Coletti, Jess Mynes, Dana Ward -- April 8
Matvei Yankelevich, Lewis Freedman, Zack Pieper -- April 24

Brandon Downing & Macgregor Card--May 14th TBA

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday December 12th 8pm

Eric Unger
Michael Slosek
Luke Daly

900 S 5th St
5th & Walker
Enter on Walker. Door now marked LOBBY for yr convenience.
$5 (or as close to $5 as you can muster) goes to the readers.

Ok, ready? Eric, Michael and Luke all live in Chicago and, along with Barrett Gordon, make up the Chicago faction of House Press. Eric, Michael, Luke and Barrett edit the magazine String of Small Machines. Eric edits edited the magazine Spell. Michael and Luke publish the arrow as aarow chapbook series. All three will have new books out.

Eric Unger is here:

Michael Slosek is here:

Luke Daly is here:

Friday, October 23, 2009

Now less Halloweeny for yr convenience. The reading is on THURSDAY Oct. 29th! Please come on THURSDAY!

Salacious Banter

Chris Martin
Ted Mathys

Thursday October 29th, 8pm
900 S 5th St
5th & Walker
Enter on Walker. Door now marked LOBBY for yr convenience.

Chris Martin is a rapper, teacher, and editor of Puppy Flowers, an online magazine of the arts. He holds an MA in poetry, performance, and education from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. He lives in Brooklyn.

Ted Mathys is the author of The Spoils (Coffee House Press, 2009) and Forge (Coffee House Press, 2005). Originally from Ohio, he lives in Boston.

Please arrive by 8:00. Food & drinks are possible but feel free to BYO too!