Monthly Archive for April, 2004

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Nikki Pill reads from Singing and Then

Apr ’04
12:00 am

Nikki Pill reads from her novel Singing and Then at Quimby?s
March 27th 7:00PM
A unique and experimental novel, Singing, and Then explores the realms of Earth, Heaven and Hell from the perspective of angels, mortal men and the Prince of Lies himself.
A new angel inexplicably appears in Heaven. At the same time all the souls in Heaven, Hell and Earth disappear. While Heaven searches for the lost souls, two damaged spirits wander the Earth. Angels, spirits and mortal men combine forces in a surprising chain of events. They uncover an ugly conspiracy: innocent angels imprisoned, a mysterious illness that devours those closest to God, and a plot to start a second war between Heaven and Hell.
Nikki M. Pill graduated from Lake Forest College with a bachelors’ degree in English and Philosophy. She names Jeanette Winterson, William Faulkner, Steven Brust, and Neil Gaiman as her biggest literary influences, and hopes that all the Sartre she read isn\’t counteracting them too much. Nikki is also widely known and admired as the Vipe Girl, creator of, a feminist web site that critiques our culture’s unrealistic beauty standards.
Singing and Then is her first published novel, and she is currently working on her second, as well as collaborating on a screenplay with the inimitable Bob Cappel.
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Join Matthew Zapruder, Matt Rohrer and Joshua Beckman for a night of poetry

Apr ’04
12:00 am

The Danny’s Reading Series welcomes
Poets Matthew Zapruder, Matt Rohrer and Joshua Beckman to Quimby’s for a night of poetry
Friday April 16th 8PM
Matthew Zapruder is the author of American Linden, winner of the 2001 Tupelo Press Editors’ Prize. Matt Rohrer is the author of Hummock in the Malookas (winner National Poetry Series, published by Norton), Satellite (Verse Press) and the forthcoming A Green Light (Verse Press); he is the poetry editor of Fence. Joshua Beckman is the author of Things Are Happening (winner of the APR Honickman Award, published by Copper Canyon), Something I Expected to be Different (Verse Press) and the forthcoming Your Time Has Come (Verse Press). Rohrer and Beckman are also the authors of a collaborative book of poems, Nice Hat: Thanks (Verse Press), as well as an accompanying compact disk, Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty (Verse Press).
This reading is part of the midwest tour to support the new books from Matt Roher and Joshua Beckman. They will also sign copies of their books.
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The Magical Breasts of Britney Spears & Monster Fashion

Apr ’04
12:00 am

Jarret Keene, poet, Monster FashionRyan G. Van Cleave, poet, The Magical Breasts of Britney SpearsSeth Flynn Barkan, poet, Blue Wizard Is About to Die!Friday March 26th 7:30PM
Jarret Keene & Ryan G. Van Cleave read from their new poetry collections
Pop-culture poets Jarret Keene (Monster Fashion) and Ryan G. Van Cleave return to Quimby’s to read from their latest poetry collections. Ryan G. Van Cleave’s, new collection is entitled The Magical Breasts of Britney Spears. This evening will also feature Seth Flynn Barkan author of the new book of videogame poetry, Blue Wizard
Is About to Die!
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