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Imogen Binnie, Daphne Gottlieb, Jezebel Delilah X, & Jacks McNamara celebrate the release of “Nevada”
Friday, March 29, 2013
Daphne Gottlieb, Jezebel Delilah X of Deviant Type Press, Jacks McNamara, and Imogen Binnie of Topside Press combine forces and their specific scents of genius in a reading which celebrates the work being put out via small presses by really smart queers.
FRIDAY MARCH 29th, 7pm
Modern Times Bookstore Collective
2919 24th St (btwn Harrison & Bryant)
Imogen Binnie, author, activist, and musician is releasing her first novel, Nevada, with Topside Press this Spring. She writes a monthly column for Maximum Rocknroll, as well as the zines The Fact That It’s Funny Doesn’t Make It A Joke and Stereotype Threat. Her work has appeared in Aorta magazine, The Skinny, PrettyQueer, and the Topside Press anthology The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard. She is emerging as a incisively intelligent and startlingly vital queer voice in today’s literary landscape.
Visit her at keepyourbridgesburning.com
Of “Nevada,” Binnie’s first novel, novelist Michelle Tea writes, “This book blew my mind. It’s everything – personal, political, funny, raw, hyper-brainy and down to earth. . . A really powerful new literary voice. I’m really excited about Imogen Binnie!”
Daphne Gottlieb, contemporary poet, writes,
“Nevada has jackhammered the men-only genre of the great American road novel into bits, and gives us instead truth like scraped knuckles, exhilaration, and the terror of possibility. Put the hammer down. Read this.”
San Francisco-based Performance Poet Daphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her tongue. She is the author and editor of nine books, most recently the poetry book 15 Ways to Stay Alive as well as co-editor (with Lisa Kester) of Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in her Own Words.? She is the editor of Fucking Daphne: Mostly True Stories and Fictions and Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader, as well as the author of the poetry books Kissing Dead Girls, Final Girl, Why Things Burn and Pelt, and as the graphic novel Jokes and the Unconscious with artist Diane DiMassa.
Jezebel Delilah X is a fierce fat femme Faerie Princess Mermaid, Hot English Instructor, and contemporary writer who uses literature, performance, storytelling, and flirting to advance her politics of radical love, socioeconomic justice, anti-racism, and community empowerment. JDX is the creator and co-host of Oakland’s monthly open-mic night, Culture Fuck, and is a founding member of the Deviant Type Press collective.
Jacks McNamara is a queer writer, artist, activist, educator, performer, and somatic healing practitioner living in Oakland, CA. Jacks is the co-founder of The Icarus Project, a radical mental health support network and media project by and for people living with the dangerous gifts that our society commonly labels as “mental illness.” Jacks is also the subject of the poetic documentary film Crooked Beauty, and the author of Deviant Type’s first, recently released book, Inbetweenland.