Loading Events

« All Events

Profit | Prophet Book Release Reading (Virtual)

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Free
Join us on Friday, December 11th at 7pm EST for a virtual reading over Zoom to celebrate the launch of Patrick Blagrave’s debut poetry book, Profit | Prophet!
PLEASE REGISTER HERE:
tinyurl.com/profitprophetrelease
(Zoom link will be sent to all registrants the day before the event)
FEATURED READERS:
Patrick Blagrave
Gina Myers
Ryan Eckes
Warren Longmire
Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela
Organized by Philadelphia-based publisher Recenter Press.
ABOUT PROFIT | PROPHET:
An indictment of the apocalyptically limited capitalist imagination and a heartfelt plea for something better before it’s too late, Patrick Blagrave’s debut collection spans from the time of John the Baptist to any number of potential endings while remaining centered on the everyday realities of life, work, and payment under late-capitalism. In sonnet sequences and in sprawling visions, Profit | Prophet is a meditation on class and time and a rejection of the ways corporations, landlords, kings, and bosses of all kinds work to remove alternatives to the future they prescribe.
You can order Profit | Prophet here:
www.recenterpress.com/store/p11/profitprophet
ABOUT THE READERS:
Patrick Blagrave is a poet, editor, & debtor from Philadelphia. His work often explores capitalism’s cruelty and absurdity, and tries to imagine better futures without it. Some of his writing has been published in Peace, Land, and Bread, SORTES, Recenter Press Poetry Journal, Mad House Magazine, Apiary, and Bedfellows. Prolit Magazine, the literary journal he founded in 2019, publishes writing and art explicitly centered around money, work, and class. Patrick can also be found on Twitter @prosepoems or on Instagram @patrickblagrave.
Gina Myers’s newest book, Some of the Times, was published by Barrelhouse in October 2020. She is the author of two other full-length poetry collections, A Model Year (2009) and Hold It Down (2013), as well as several chapbooks. Originally from Saginaw, MI, she now lives in Philadelphia, PA, where she co-edits the tiny with Emma Brown Sanders.
Ryan Eckes is a poet from Philadelphia. His most recent books are Wet Money, Fine Nothing, and General Motors, which is about labor and the influence of public and private transportation on city life. Eckes has worked as an adjunct professor and labor organizer in education. He won a Pew Fellowship in 2016.
Warren Longmire is a writer, a software engineer, and an educator from the bad part of North Philadelphia. He is the co-founder of the Excelano Project Spoken Word Collective and the former Director of Poetry Events for Blue Stoop. He’s been published in journals including American Poetry Review, Serotonin Poetry, Graviton and The Painted Bride Quarterly.
Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela’s poetry, prose, and politics are rooted in her hybrid Latinx identity, her family’s assimilationist aspirations, NW dykecore, anarchist and abolitionist thinkers and doers, many months living in Zapatista territory, collective housing and organizing, years of work with some of the most fucked over people in Philadelphia, experience teaching in jails and prisons, union work, and her own negative net worth. She’s the founder of Thread Makes Blanket press and has a conceptual reggaeton album, No Otro Lado, which posits that the U.S. and Mexico are one country with a so called border that is used to justify a caste system.

Details

Date:
December 11
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/747791475812174

Organizer

Recenter Press
Email:
recenterpress@gmail.com
Website:
recenterpress.com

Venue

Zoom