ECLIPSE BABEL – Brian Lucas / Jason Morris – TAKES
Tuesday, September 15th, 7 pm – Bird & Beckett Books
Come celebrate the publication of Eclipse Babel, text and drawings by Brian Lucas. We’ll be marking the occasion not only with a reading from the text, but also with an exhibition of the drawings at Gallery Ex Libris, in the bookshop’s back room (running through October). Joining us for the opening and release will be Jason Morris, reading from his brand new chapbook, Takes, published by Bootstrap Press. Eclipse Babel is co-published by Bird & Beckett and Bootstrap as the first Ensemble Edition, a new collaborative publishing project. Please help spread the word, and come on down.
Tuesday, September 15th at 7 pm
Bird & Beckett / Gallery Ex Libris
653 Chenery Street, San Francisco
2 blocks from Glen Park BART Station
MUNI lines J, 23, 35, 36, 44 & 52
and ramps for Interstate 280
Brian Lucas is a self-taught artist, musician, and poet living in Oakland, CA. His books and chapbooks include: Circles Matter (2012, BlazeVox), Telepathic Bones (2010, Berkeley Neo-Baroque), Light House (2006, Meeting Eyes Bindery). and Force Fields (2010, Hooke Press), a poetry/art collaboration with Andrew Joron. He plays electric bass/tapes/electronics in CLOUD SHEPHERD and electric bass in DIRE WOLVES. Some of his artwork can be seen at: brianlucas.tumblr.com. A recent interview is up here.
Jason Morris was raised in Vermont and has lived in San Francisco for many years, where he edited the magazine Big Bell and continues to publish small books under the PUSH imprint. His poems and essays have appeared in Vlak, The Can, Greetings, TRY!, Where Eagles Dare, Big Bell, The Tsatsawassans, Amerarcana, and elsewhere. Previous chapbooks include Local News (Bird & Beckett), From the Golden West Notebooks (Allone Co./Publication Studios), and Spirits & Anchors (Auguste Press).