Saturday, December 8th, 2012
New York, NY: Branded Saloon

Spotlight Poetry Reading!

Julian Talamantez Brolaski with Micah Ballard

celebrating the release of

Advice For Lovers

by Julian Talamantez Brolaski

published by City Lights Books

California-born, Brooklyn-based poet Julian Talamantez Brolaski is the author of gowanus atropolis (Ugly Duckling Presse 2011) and an editor at the journal Aufgabe and at Litmus Press. Julian has studied with Nathaniel Mackey, Elizabeth Willis, Lyn Hejinian, and Robert Hass, received an MFA from Mills College, and is a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley. His dissertation is on rhyme and he currently teaches writing at the New School. He also curates vaudeville shows and is the lead singer and rhythm guitar player in the country band Juan & the Pines. New work can be found on Julian's blog hermofwarsaw (

Born in Baton Rouge, Micah Ballard studied at New College of California, working with David Meltzer, Joanne Kyger, and Tom Clark. He currently co-directs the MFA in Writing program at the University of San Francisco and co-edits Auguste Press and Lew Gallery Editions.

The Branded Saloon is located at 603 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238.

Books related to this event:

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Advice for Lovers
City Lights Spotlight No. 7
Julian Talamantez Brolaski
2012 Edition
Inspired by Ovid and renaissance sonnet cycles, Advice for Lovers is a queer re-imaginging of the art of courtly love.

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Waifs and Strays
City Lights Spotlight No. 6
Micah Ballard
2011 Edition
From the bayous of Louisiana to the pavements of San Francisco, Micah Ballard rounds up his haunting waifs and strays.