Friday, March 23, 2012

Small Arkansas publisher has poetry reading to open Rainbow Book Fair

Tonight, March 23, a small Arkansas publishing house called “Sibling Rivalry Press” (link),  hosted an LGBT poetry reading at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York near the Empire State Building in midtown Manhattan.  The company focuses on trade publication of experimental poetry, including LGBT and feminist poetry, as well as sci-fi and other genres.

The event was a kickoff for the Rainbow Book Fair (previous post). 

Sibling Rilvalry publishes an LGBT poetry print journal called Assaracus.

About twenty-five poets read selections.  Evan J. Peterson acted the role of a zombie, with makeup, as if in a stage play.
Later, Ian Young read a relative unknown early poem by Walt Whitman about male love, but the tone was platonic.
One writer, David-Glen Smith, talked about parenting a child in Texas.
A couple of the other poets had material that was “disturbing”. 

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