Alex Smith’s super hush-hush poetry project BLOWN, which is the third installment in his absurdist series Prinny Matteeres, is now being made known: The manuscript is finished (some of it was published by FOOD I CORP and CATCHUP LOUISVILLE). It is to be published by Superchief Publishing in a few months. It will have a cover that looks something like this:
And it will be just a few sweet pages long, and free to download as an ebook. Alex’s following book is an untitled collection of stories for release in 2013. It is imminent but we know it will take Alex and Superchief a long time get it out, right–because Alex is working full-time on his doctorate right now.
Kindle singles is offering an essay on the life and times of Osama bin Laden by Christopher Hitchens for $1.99.
Joining the likes of Jonathan Ames, Jennifer Egan, and Michael Chabon, HBO is developing a comedy written by Sam Lipsyte.
I was also very happy to discover recently, that Chris Offutt co-produced and wrote S05 E08 of the Showtime series Weeds, below is the first paragraph of Offutt’s Wikipedia entry, in case you don’t know why I was so happy for him.
Christopher John “Chris” Offutt (born August 24, 1958, Lexington, Kentucky) is an American writer.
The son of author Andrew J. Offutt, Chris Offutt grew up in a small former mining community in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky. He quit high school to join the army, but failed the physical. He subsequently attended Morehead State University and graduated with a degree in theater and a minor in English. He then hitchhiked around the country, holding more than 50 jobs, all part-time.
Jeffrey Toobin has a really nice long form profile of Mets owner Fred Wilpon in the New Yorker, the piece focuses on Wilpon’s business dealings and his relationship with Bernie Madoff, but has generated a lot of controversy in the sports media because of Wilpon’s candid comments about current Mets players. Controversy aside, I think it’s worth a read, especially if you’re a similarly afflicted Mets fan.
Open Air Modern
Spring Design Events Series
All events are free to public at 7pm
at 489 Lorimer St. (btwn Grand & Powers)
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
The Universe of Keith Haring (2008)
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
To Inform and Delight (2008)
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
By It’s Cover: Modern American Book Cover Design
with presenting authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Francis Bacon (1985)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Public Discourse (2003)
with filmmaker Quenell Jones in dialogue
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