Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
CAConrad will give a reading at Malaprop’s Bookstore in downtown Asheville, NC on Thursday, March 17th, at 7pm. Malaprop’s is located at 55 Haywood Street. The direct phone number is 1-800-441-9829.
Details for the event and other links can also be found on the author’s event page: http://CAConradevents.blogspot.com.
In The Huffington Post poet and novelist Eileen Myles cites CAConrad as one of the most influential contemporary poets. Eileen Myles also wrote the Afterword of his latest title, The Book of Frank (WAVE Books, 2010). This book is the recipient of The Gil Ott Book Award for Chax, as chosen by Nathaniel Mackey and Myung Mi Kim. In the Afterword Myles writes, “In piecing together, configuring and releasing his extreme miniatures – agonized fables, poems about America, CAConrad includes us all in the enormous outside of his heart. Which is the world in all its possibility.” For more details on The Book of Frank, visit http://BookofFrank.blogspot.com/
Other titles by CAConrad include Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled The City Real & Imagined (Factory School Press, 2010), and a forthcoming book of (Soma)tic poetry in Fall of 2011 with WAVE Books.
CAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He lives and writes in Philadelphia with the PhillySound poets. He is the editor of JUPITER 88: a video journal of contemporary poetry. He is also the poetry editor of Bardic Sephulchral, an imprint of Fairies in America, published out of Asheville, NC by publisher Elizabeth Kirwin. Visit JUPITER 88 and Bardic Sepulchral can be found at http://CAConrad.blogspot.com
CAConrad is also the author of (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), which was the first of many (Soma)tic Poetry Exercises and their resulting poems. In (Soma)tic Midge he ate a single color of food for a day for seven days, resulting in poems for red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and white. Since (Soma)tic Midge he has been creating (Soma)tic Poetry Exercises, which he posts monthly for FREE on his website http://somaticpoetryexercises.blogspot.com/. He has taught (Soma)tic Poetry Workshops at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, at City University of New York, the University of Pennsylvania, as well as at St. Mark’s Poetry Project, NYC.
Contact CAConrad for interviews, workshops, readings, or other engagements by emailing CAConrad13@aol.com or calling 215-563-3075.