hi everyone!

thank you so much to all who came out for strike 2! the readers were amazing, the crowd overwhelming, and the downpour of rain o-so comforting. living room storytime, what?

i’ve taken some still frames from the footage and included a tidbit or two.

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Burn the rich, we’ll use them as kindling during the revolution! Man, it’s all so funny to you.”

“By dawn our throats thirst for tea steaming | from mint leaves that escape blackberry roots. | I slide from your curve, eyes round, ears alert.”

“When millions of dead seconds | mutate | into eternities of infinity | what is the color of time?”

“In the corner a man sits in a high back velvet chair, his eyes, his face occluded from the mellow gold light.”

“Someone had put a magazine clipping above the peephole in my hotel room. It read, “Look Good Naked.” So, I did.”

“You’re a forced poem | but look how you coo | saliva seeping | like pleasure weeping | from the corners | of your pouty | puffy mouth”

“She’s important | like the circumference | of the earth in one heart step, | she is.”


“Phantom pain is no joke; it feels like there are bugs on me—insects dancing, having a parade.”

“I have yet to find a tool that | could remove a complete strand | of hair. | I don’t clean these tools, | he does this before he leaves, | takes pride in it, I imagine.”

“Wait, is that what this is all about? Was I on Cops that one time?”

“This isn’t at all what i was trying to tell you stupid sons-of-bitches! I just wanted for everyone to have a constitutional right to oatmeal cookies!!”

“He is a maniac bouncing up and down on this night-time sidewalk, shouting for a man on a rowing machine that he doesn’t even know.”

“Please stop caring about the future. All you need to concentrate on is the sound of butterflies crashing into white walls and falling.”

Thanks again to our amazing readers, to everyone who came out in the rain on a monday night and stuck with us, and to everyone tryin’ to get some elbo room on march 1st. About that:

  • anyone interested in reading should submit here by wed, feb 10. that goes for both text and postcard art.
  • when you subscribe to this blog we will enter you into the monthly raffle for a ticket to the latest play at The American Conservatory Theater. winner this month to see The Caucasian Chalk Circle is Sherril Jaffee.
  • we are taking suggestions about everything. we wish to provide, not dominate! we do not host parties and then not listen to guests! where should we hang out? what else are you thinkin’ about? confide to evan or raja.

readers and other announcements!

Hi everyone!

We have an electrifying list of readers for our second strike on January 25th @ Gestalt:

Sona Avakian
Rajshree Chauhan
Sharon Coleman
Paul Corman-Roberts
Andrew O. Dugas
Robb Gardner
Melissa Hansen
Evan Karp
Mira Martin-Parker
MG Martin
Tess Patalano
Nicole Portaro
Skye Price
Reynard Seifert
Ian Tuttle

We’ll begin @ 7 and go until about 9 or so, so bring $1 to get in and some money for booze (Gestalt is beer + wine only). We also have a couple of announcements:

  • From now on, everyone subscribed to the mailing list will be entered into a monthly raffle. The winner gets 1 ticket to see the current play @ American Conservatory Theater, beginning with The Caucasian Chalk Circle. There is a catch, of course: you have to go with me, Evan! (I am sorry about this. I asked for an extra ticket so I could give two away, but hey; press only gets you so far. The good news is, ACT is amazing. If you haven’t been, check out the first review I did). I will draw on the day of this upcoming show, the 25th, and announce the winner  @ the end. Then we’ll coordinate the best time for both of us. Exciting, yes?
  • We are taking submissions of artwork for the fabulous postcards that accompany each event. They should be scaled to 4×6. Pretty much anything goes except erotica – unless its tasteful. We here @ QL are o so refined. Keep in mind that text will cover at least half of your image. We accept photos too, and proudly give credit where credit is due.
  • We are very pleased to announce that the next episode will take place Mar 1 @ the Elbo Room, so start on something special. We plan to imprint the event on all brains present, so have your say: send it our way!

with o-so-much love and excitement,

evan and raja