In our afternoon reading: revisiting a classic album from Patti Smith, an interview with Kate Zambreno, and much more.
Afternoon Bites: Blake Butler on Mike Young, Paula Bomer Fiction, Jacques Demy, Talking Julie Doucet, and More
Blake Butler on the poems of Mike Young, a look at the writings of Ray Johnson and the fiction of Thomas Berger, a story from Paula Bomer, a reissued LP from The Flesh Eaters, Julie Doucet’s comics, and more.
Almost Live at Mellow Pages: Mike Young
In Episode 10, we hang/rap/laugh/explore with poet/publisher/all-around good dude Mike Young. Mike runs Magic Helicopter Press and has been an integral part of moving indie publishing/writing from ones and zeros into paper and hands. Mike was in town for a thing and we were so stoked he came and spent an afternoon with us at Mellow Pages. Mike even took a request from Eric and sings us all a song. Mike’s newest book, Sprezzatura, is on the cusp of release from Publishing Genius.
Scenes from a Bay Area reading
HTMLGIANT posted the above video, along with some photos from a reading series in San Francisco. I like this guy Mike Young, he’s got style, and I think I’m going to get over my fear of using Paypal, and I think I’m gonna fork over the couple of bucks for his book, MC Oroville’s Answering Machine (Transmission Press) just because I’ve got money to blow, and this looks like as good an investment as any.