Monday, October 06, 2008
DOUBLE RELEASE PARTY THIS SUNDAY!
SWITCHBACK BOOKS ANNOUNCES DUAL RELEASE PARTY:
POETRY, PUPPETS, ROCK 'N ROLL
CONTACT: Mairead Case, Publicity Coordinator
mairead[at]switchbackbooks[dot]com or 425.241.8881
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Switchback Books is pleased to announce the release party for Kathleen
Rooney's ONEIROMANCE (AN EPITHALAMION) and Brandi Homan's HARD REDS.
ONEIROMANCE is the winner of Switchback Books' 2008 Gatewood Prize,
chosen by Patty Seyburn. Brandi Homan is Editor-in-Chief of Switchback
The pair will be joined by Jill Summers and Susie Kirkwood,
award-winning puppeteers and audio zinesters, as well as Paper
Airplane Pilots, who've been called "bright and buoyant" despite their
song about Hitler's lover Eva Braun.
It all goes down on Sunday, October 12th at the Hideout (1354 W
Wabansia). 7pm sharp, $5 at the door.
Kathleen Rooney, author of READING WITH OPRAH (University of Arkansas)
and several collaborations with poet Elisa Gabbert, is a founding
editor of Rose Metal Press. ONEIROMANCE, which Sidney Wade called
"rare and wonderful," is her first single-author collection of poetry.
Along with Hanna Andrews and Becca Klaver, Brandi Homan founded
Switchback Books in 2006, and is the author of a chapbook, TWO KINDS
OF ARSON (dancing girl press). Simone Muench says HARD REDS is
"gunslinger-sure . . . like eating electricity in a red dress."
Switchback Books is a feminist press publishing poetry by women. Our
definition of "women" is broad and includes transsexual, transgender,
genderqueer, and female-identified individuals. Switchback Books
publishes two books a year, one of which is the winner of the Gatewood
Prize for a first book of poetry by a woman aged 18 through 39.
Previously published authors include Monica de la Torre, Peggy Munson,
and Caroline Noble Whitbeck. Jessica Bozek's THE BODYFEEL LEXICON is
forthcoming in February 2009.