It’s no secret that something is happening at Live at 851. Emji Spero, with help from friends Otis Pig & Charlie, made a video poem informed by stuff Emji overheard while Lorian Long read from a string of sex-chat emails during 851’s book launch for Jarett Kobek and M Kitchell. Give time to watch Instructions for How To Waste A Pack Of Cigarettes by Emji Spero before or after your smoke break today—and if you don’t smoke, it’s still fun to watch, and listen to, things burn.
Jesse Prado & Janey Smith, Live at 851, September 13, 2012.
Live at 851. September 13, 2012. Book Launch: Jarett Kobek, M Kitchell, Dean Smith, Lorian Long, John Tottenham, Elly Jonez. Photos by Penny-Ante Editions.
“Janey Smith hosted another illicit-everyone-should-be-arrested night of reading at 851. It was sexy and funny and good. And there was sex. In the dark. During the reading. Above, Janey with the flashlight over Jarret Kobek reading from his brand new If You Won’t Read, Why Should I Write? That’s Lorian Long in the doorway. Mike Kitchell also read from his huge decomposing ocean architecture book.” Nick Sturm, We Who Are About To Die
Emji Spero & Ashley Brim. Live at 851. September 13, 2012. Photo by Amy Berkowitz.
Camera person & Jarett Kobek
M Kitchell & snowman
Live at 851. September 13, 2012.
Live at 851. July 18, 2012. Photo by Amy Berkowitz.
Live at 851. July 18, 2012. Photos by Opie Poi.
1. Liza St James & friend.
2. Steve Orth, Amy Berkowitz, Matthew Sherling, Ashley Brim, Daniel Ishofsky.
3. Emily Siegenthaler, Errol Davis, Giulia Bencivenga.
4. Diana Salier.
5. Tom Comitta, Brandon Drew Holmes.
6. Book table.
7. J——- K——, Tati Luboviski-Acosta, Mike Kitchell, Dean Smith.
Live at 851. July 18, 2012. Photo by Rose Tully.
Live at 851: Nick Sturm, Rachel Hyman, Diana Salier, Steve Orth, Tom Comitta, Amy Berkowitz, Rod Roland
The Squat is an abandoned apartment on Haight Street.
It’s an illegal space.
It’s where a new series of performances will take place.
It’s where we want you to be—with us.
Want to help out? The Squat is really a squat. It has no power. Bring candles!
ANNOUNCING OUR SIXTH GIG: Wednesday, July 18, 2012, 7:30PM:
Rachel Hyman lives in Chicago and edits the blog Banango Lit and the journal Banango Street. Her work has appeared at HOUSEFIRE and elsewhere. She went to poetry camp when she was 13.
Diana Salier is the author of LETTERS FROM ROBOTS (Night Bomb Press, 2012) and the chapbook WIKIPEDIA SAYS IT WILL PASS (Deadly Chaps Press, 2011). She is the poetry editor for NAP Magazine. Her work can be found in Housefire, Red Lightbulbs, Metazen, Everyday Genius, Ilk Journal, and others. She lives in a blue room in Portland, OR.
Steve Orth is awesome.
Tom Comitta is hardly the author of HOWL IN SIX VOICES (textsound.com, 2011) and barely the developer of soUNDtext WORD PROCESSOR (calmaplombprombombbalm.com, 2011). He sometimes blogs at notenoughdata.wordpress.com and occasionally publishes texts at calmaplombprombombbalm.com. He lives in San Francisco, where he’s cat-sitting in a friend’s pink cottage, perhaps.
Amy Berkowitz is the author of LISTEN TO HER HEART (forthcoming from Spooky Girlfriend) and LONELY TOAST (What To Us Press, 2010). She is the editor of Mondo Bummer Books. She lives in San Francisco, where she drinks Rolling Rock and listens to Tom Petty.
Rod Roland has a book forthcoming from Gas Meter Press out of San Francisco called The Playgroup.