Monthly Archive for August, 2009

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Scott Inguito and Sandra Lim Read

Sep ’09
7:00 pm

Visiting from San Francisco, poet and artist Scott Inguito will read from two poetry chapbooks along with Sandra Lim, who will read from her first book, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press).

Scott Inguito is a graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His chapbook, Dear Jack, is out from Momotombo Press, and his latest chapbook, The Vernacular Sounds of Dog Noise, a collection of woofs, barks and yelps written in Mexico in January 2008, is something he is working on. His poems have appeared in Shampoo, Fence, and 1913: a journal of forms. His collage-play “Trying to Create Intimacy with a Narcissist” was performed at California College of Art, San Francisco, for Small Press Traffic, in December 2008. Scott lives in San Francisco. His paintings and pictures from his play can be seen at

Sandra Lim was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. She attended Stanford University, and holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Her poems have appeared in several literary journals including Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, American Letters & Commentary, Denver Quarterly, and ZYZZYVA. Her book of poems, Loveliest Grotesque (2006), won the Kore Press First Book Award. She lives in San Francisco. She is currently the Elma Stuckey Emerging Poet-in-Residence at Columbia College in Chicago.

Brett Eugene Ralph and Steve Albini Read

Sep ’09
3:00 pm

black sabbatical

Brett Eugene Ralph, whom Harmony Korine calls “a true beast of a man with insight and beauty to spare” and whose work has been described by Will Oldham as “an excuse for hope . . . sustaining, inspiring, even rescuing” will read at Quimby’s from his book Black Sabbatical. When asked about his influences, Brett Eugene Ralph points to three enduring sources: growing up Southern working class in the 1970s and 80s, playing in punk rock bands, and practicing Tibetan Buddhism. Not a likely combination for a poet, perhaps, but one that has brought forth Black Sabbatical, a debut collection that sings with gutbucket colloquialisms, hallucinatory interludes, and the storytelling tradition of Kentucky. Riled and immediate, the voice that booms from Black Sabbatical is of a seeker tearing the place apart, unafraid to see things for himself, to sing what he has seen, or to say what the long road that led here has cost him.

“[Brett Eugene Ralph is] a poet as honest and a debut collection as consistently strong as anything else currently out there.”
-Michael O. Mayberry, Alabama Writers’ Forum

Southern gothic meets alt-country twang, and rural hardship meets terse postpunk sophistication [as] Ralph’s troubled characters and dissonant outbursts evoke a self-destructive youth: “It’s like somebody choking on a car horn,” one poem ends, “or something metal being born.” Ralph’s rough free verse recalls the deep Ozark surrealism of Frank Stanford and the early poems of Denis Johnson, though neither precursor takes on quite the same blend of upper South present and past.” –Publishers Weekly

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Also joining the bill is Chicago producer and musician Steve Albini, who will read some short fiction. He’s been writing short fiction for years. Did you know that?

Top 10 Last Week

This is the Quimby’s Top 10 for the week of 8/16/09-8/22/09

1. Big Questions #12 A Young Crows Guide to Hunting by Anders Nilsen (D+Q) $5.95
2. Stop Smiling #38 $6.99
3. Everything Is Terrible DVD $20.00
4. Big Questions #6 Anoesia and the Matrideicidic Theophany by Anders Nilsen $6.00
5. Cabinet #34 Testing $12.00
6. Clothesdick vol 2 #3 $3.00
7. Sad Animals by Adam Meuse $4.00
8. Uptight #3 by Jordan Crane (Fantagraphics) $2.75
9. Mixed Reviews by Aaron Cometbus $3.00
10.  Jimmy Corrigan the Smartest Kid on Earth TPB by Chris Ware (Pantheon) $19.95

New Stuff This Week

Fifth Estate vol 44 #2 #381 Sum Fall 09 $4.00

Id Start a Revolution But I Dont Have Time $1.00

Smile Hon Youre in Baltimore #11 $3.00

Ellis Island vol #1 to vol 4 #12 by Robert Viscusi $15.00

Chris Ware Paper Musician by Edward Choy Moormin $1.00

Lesbian Cowboys Erotic Adventures by S. Green and R. Valencia (Cleis) $14.95

Rasskazy New Fiction From a New Russia edited by M. Lossel and J. Parker (TinHouse) $18.95

Scorch Atlas by Blake Butler (Featherproof) $14.95

Tiki Magazine Vol 5 #2 Sum 09 $4.99

Maximumrocknroll #316 $4.00

Geek Monthly #31 Sep 09 $5.99

Hip Hop History Flocabulary Study Guides by B. Harrison and A. Rappaport (Cider Mill) $18.95 – With CD!!

Joseph Cornell Box: Found Objects Magical Worlds (Cider Mill) $24.95

AD New Orleans After The Deluge by Josh Neufeld (Pantheon) $24.95

Housewives At Play TPB Working Moms by Rebecca (Eros) $9.95

Collected Essex County TPB by Jeff Lemire (Top Shelf) $29.95

Direct Action An Ethnography by D. Graeber (AK) $25.95

Rogue Economics by L. Napoleni (Seven Stories) $16.95

From CBGB To The Roundhouse: Music Venues Through The Years by T. Burrows (Marrion)

Living Revolution: Anarchism in the Kibbutz Movement by James Horrox (AK) $17.95

Whos To Say Whats Obscene by Paul Krassner (Citylights) $16.95

Out Of Exile: Abducted and Displaced People of Sudan by C. Walzer (McSweeneys) $16.00

Sex World by Dan Gleason $2.00 – All you want it to be and more from a local weirdo fave.

Graffiti World Updated Edition by N. Ganz (Abrams) $35.00

Indie Rock Coloring Book by the Yellow Bird Project (Chronicle) $9.95

Jeffrey Brown Cat Journal (Chronicle) $9.95 – For your own work, with some of his. See it to believe it.

Toon Treasury Of Classic Childrens Comics by Art Spiegelman and Francoise Mouly (Abrams) $40.00

Lotsa new moleskines!

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep #2 $3.99 – A comic of the original Philip K. Dick story that inspired Bladerunner. Now with extra material!

Noise Vs Subversive Computing: Computationally Infeasible Records 001 The Flash Drive Versus $20.00 – Ummmmm, a flash drive zine!

Monsters In Love #1 by Phil Forsyth $1.25 – Great mini comic!

How I Fell In Love With Punk Rock by Duncan Wilder Johnson $4.00

One Hit Wonder Collection $2.00 – the zine for you.

Reality Mom Vol 6 #3 Sum Fall 09 $3.00

Women In Hats by Richard C. Miller $25.00 – Some crazy photo work. For real? Guess you’ll have to see it!

Best Erotic Comics 2009 edited by greta Christina (Last Gasp) $19.95

History of German Porn: From the Gretchen Kraut Collection (Goliath) $29.95

Best Buy Comics by R. Crumb $2.50 – Unearthed and waiting to be taken home with you for sweet lovin’.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami (Vintage) $14.00 – Now in soft cover. A meditiation on running and creativity.

Inner Swine vol 15 #2 $2.

My Secret Cockupation #2: Private Journals Of A Prostitute by Lil Princess, Hugo and Robin Bougie – $4.00

Twitter Updates for 2009-08-19

  • Back in stock for a very limited time… The Believer Issue 64: The Music Issue (that would be the one with the CD). #

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