The Burning Chair Readings
invite you to never be sad
Frank Sherlock & David Shapiro
(Philly Style meets New York School)
celebrating the recent release of David Shapiro’s New and Selected Poems (1965-2006)
& the debut of Frank Sherlock’s Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show
Friday, August 31st, 8PM
Jimmy’s No.43 Stage
43 East 7th Street
Between 2nd& 3rd
New York City
($5 donation suggested but not required)
David Shapiro’s New and Selected Poems (1965-2006) emerged from Overlook Press in 2007. In addition to his many books, Shapiro has published art criticism and poetry in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and Artforum. He has received a fellowship from the National endowment for the Arts, the Zabel Prize for Experimental Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a nomination for a National Book Award in 1971. He has edited volumes of aesthetics, translated Alberti’s poems about Picasso, collaborated with Rudy Burckhardt on three films, and had a play produced at the Kitchen, co-authored with Stephen Paul Miller, called “Harrisburg Mon Amour or Two Boys on a Bus.” A professional violinist in his youth, he now writes in Riverdale, New York, where he lives with his wife Lindsay.
Frank Sherlock is the author of Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show (Night Flag Press), Spring Diet of Flowers at Night (Mooncalf Press), ISO (furniture press) and 13 (Ixnay Press). Past collaborations include work with CAConrad, Jennifer Coleman, and sound artist Alex Welsh. Publication of his most recent collaborative poem with Brett Evans, entitled Ready-to-Eat Individual is forthcoming in the near future.