Friday, November 30, 2007

THE ENCLAVE X: FESTIVAL of FLORAL DISCOURSE


featuring...

WAYNE KOESTENBAUM
ROBERT POLITO
JESSE DORRIS

The Enclave proudly kicks off its 2008 program with a bang...Come for an afternoon/evening of excellent fiction, poetry, and general festivities...

Saturday
January 26, 2008
4 - 6 pm
Kenny's Castaways

157 Bleecker Street
Greenwich Village, New York

The Readers...

WAYNE KOESTENBAUM has published five books of poetry: Best-Selling Jewish Porn Films, Model Homes, The Milk of Inquiry, Rhapsodies of a Repeat Offender, and Ode to Anna Moffo and Other Poems. He has also published a novel, Moira Orfei in Aigues-Mortes, and five books of nonfiction: Andy Warhol, Cleavage, Jackie Under My Skin, The Queen's Throat (a National Book Critics Circle Award finalist), and Double Talk. His newest book, Hotel Theory, a hybrid of fiction and nonfiction, was published by Soft Skull Press in 2007. He a Distinguished Professor of English at the CUNY Graduate Center, and currently also a Visiting Professor in the painting department of the Yale School of Art.

ROBERT POLITO's forthcoming new book of poems is called Hollywood & God. His other books include Doubles and Savage Art:a Biography of Jom Thompson , which received the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography. He directs the Graduate Writing Program at the New School.

JESSE DORRIS' writing has appeared in Out, Black Book, The Brooklyn Rail, The Salt Silver Review, and the anthologies New York Sex Stories and Latin Lovers. He co-edited the anthology Besame Mucho with Jamie Manrique. He received an MFA from the New School, and is currently at work on a novel.

He believed in suggestion, in the technique of surprise and in victory being irrevocable if one succeeded in frightening the adversary with appearance; he deformed himslef with patches of falsies, he'd arise before the gaping opponents with two nose or with an elephant trunk, red like a pimento, hanging from his forehead like a spring. Want to know where this quote comes from? Join us at the next THE ENCLAVE: FESTIVAL of FLORAL DISCOURSE to find out...

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