The Banquet Reading Series is right in time for the holidays. People tend to get their fill during the holiday season. Keeping up with that lovely tradition are the wonderful intrepid trio of Joshua Kleinberg, Alexis Pope, and Dana Jaye. By merging their literary prowess together they become a literary Voltron. Some might have thought that a ‘Three Musketeers’ reference would have been more apt, perhaps more timeless, but Beach Sloth is really into the early Transformers, before they sold their souls to Michael Bay, assuming anthropomorphic robots possessed souls in the first place.
Fortunately none of that matters for the reading. On December 7th at 7:30 PM at the Pine Box Rock Shop, a wonderful place to buy petrified Pine Rock, the following readers shall be performing. Will faces be rocked off? Will attendees be able to successfully navigate the L train to the Morgan L stop? Will the L train even be running or will it finally give up and tell passengers to ‘fuck off’ and take the dreaded bus?
Mike Bushnell is the man with the plan. He works hard at working hard. Anybody who has witnessed him firsthand has been in awe of his tremendous levels of energy. Fortunately his energy translates well into his books. 2014 will be a big year for him with a new collection ‘OHSO’ out on Scrambler Books, in time for Valentine’s Day.
Natalie Eilbert has appeared in drunken boats. Obviously she is quite familiar with the ancient New York rite of passage ‘The Booze Cruise’. Besides rocking out with some of the hottest journals of the 80s, 90s, and the vacant space known as today, she has a chapbook coming out also in 2014. Indeed 2014 will be quite the year.
Amy King expresses the jagged life. Unfortunately she has not heard of the sandpaper life, which can help smooth out the jagged edges of modern life. The ancient life was far easier. Sadly there is no such thing as time travel yet, hence the need for people to try to keep up with their busy lives. Various animals rebel against this busyness, most notably the sloth that is against every form of fast moment.
Rob Ostrom knows quite a bit about the youngest butcher in Illinois. His biography of the youngest butcher in Illinois was considered ill-timed, considering the fact that the youngest butcher was only 12 years old and had become a strict vegan. Since then Rob Ostrom relocated to Queens where he is looking for someone considerably older to profile.
Christie Ann Reynolds will dominate everyone’s face. She teaches science to younger generations. In her spare time she wins awards for her poetry. Overall highly successful she apparently has quite a bit of patience. Teaching students in Middle School anything is a mean feat since those middle school students are downright vicious. Beach Sloth knows. Beach Sloth used to be one of those Middle School brats.
Thus the evening is set. Does this make Bushwick more relevant than it already was? Probably does. Hopefully this is simply the beginning in what is bound to be an ongoing brilliant series.