Boog City: Poetry, Music, and Theatre Festival, Aug. 1-5



What: Boog City: Poetry, Music, and Theatre Festival

When: August 1-5

Where: Unnameable Books, Prospect Heights & Sidewalk Cafe, East Village.


Below from the FB invite:



This Fri., Aug. 1 through Tues. Aug. 5, we’ll be celebrating Boog’s 23rd anniversary by putting on the eighth annual Welcome to Boog City poetry, music, and theater festival. It will feature 66 poets, 16 musical acts, 9 poets theater plays, 2 poets in conversation with one another, 1 political talk, 1 d.a. levy lives visiting press, and 1 panel over the five days.

You can view the web-only color pdf version of Boog City’s Welcome to Boog City program issue here:

replete with:

*the full schedule illustrated with performer pics

*music editor J.J. Hayes on festival performers Charles Mansfield and Yeti

*Small press co-editor Chris McCreary interviews Lori Anderson Moseman, editor of d.a. levy lives visiting press, Ithaca, N.Y.’s Stockport Flats

*Michael Basinski asks Ed Sanders 10 Questions

*our poetry editor Buck Downs brings us new work from fest performers Joanna Fuhrman, Brendan Lorber, Travis Macdonald, Laura Spagnoli, and Nicole Steinberg.

Thanks to Jessy Randall for the festival’s logo. The music for the festival was booked by J.J. Hayes; the poetry by Buck Downs, J. Hope Stein, Kevin Varrone, and myself; the poets theater by Magus Magnus; and the panel by Carol Mirakove. Thank ye all.

Among the festival highlights are:

—A performance by Ed Sanders, a large figure in the counter-culture of the sixties to today, member of The Fugs, and an award-winning poet.

—Boog’s d.a. levy lives series kicks off its 12th season devoting an afternoon to Stockport Flats;

—Our 47th Classic Album Live is PJ Harvey’s Rid of Me, performed live by 7 local musical acts;

—Digital Poetry: What Can It Mean?, a panel curated and moderated by Carol Mirakove

—our Fifth Poets’ Theater night, featuring 9 short plays.

—and our Poetry Talk Talk will feature poets Brenda Iijima and Niina Pollari reading and in conversation

The full schedule for the event is below this note, followed by performer bios and websites.

If you need any additional information you can reach me at 212-842-BOOG (2664) or den

as ever,


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