I hope David doesn’t mind that I’m posting this to my blog. These are nice events in his backyard, and I don’t expect a torrent of interest from my very few blog readers!


Please welcome a good friend and fine poet from Ireland, Maurice Scully, who is visiting California for the first time this month.

Maurice Scully and Brian Kim Stefans will read in the back yard of my home in Silver Lake (address below) at 5.00 pm, Sunday, September 20, 2009. Light foods and drinks, alcoholic and not, will be served.

Maurice Scully was born in Dublin in 1952 and spent his childhood between Clare, the Irish-speaking Ring Gaeltacht and Dublin. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, after which he spent some restless decades between Ireland, Italy, Greece and Africa. In a writing career that began in the early ‘70s he has published over a dozen volumes of poetry and taken part in conferences and festivals in the UK & US where his readings are prized as key interpretations of his complex, engaging work. The selection in this volume, made by the poet himself, draws on the extensive ‘Things That Happen’ project (1981—2006), as well as three new books, Several Dances, Humming and Work. A sample of Maurice’s work is at Wild Honey Press: http://www.wildhoneypress.com/BOOKS/livelihood.htm and http://www.wildhoneypress.com/Audio/AUDIOLIST.html

Brian Kim Stefans has published several books of poetry including Free Space Comix (Roof Books, 1998), Gulf (Object Editions, 1998, downloadable at ubu.com) and Angry Penguins (Harry Tankoos, 2000), along with several chapbooks, most recently “What Does It Matter?” (Barque Press). Fashionable Noise: On Digital Poetics, a collection of essays, poetry and interviews, appeared in 2003 from Atelos. His newest books are What Is Said to the Poet Concerning Flowers (Factory School, 2006), collecting over six years of poetry, and Before Starting Over: Selected Writings and Interviews 1994-2005 (Salt, 2006). He is the editor of the /ubu (”slash ubu”) series of e-books at www.ubu.com/ubu and the creator of arras.net, devoted to new media poetry and poetics, where most of his work, including his own series of Arras e-books, can be found.

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