Whaling City Review LIVE Poetry Series and Baker Books present: Billy Finnegan’s ROBOT SUSHI Release Reading

On Saturday, May 22nd, Whaling City Review LIVE and Baker Books celebrate the release of Billy Finnegan’s latest poetry collection, ROBOT SUSHI. The reading will take place at 7:00 PM in Baker Books’ Bean and Leaf Café, and will be followed by an open mic.

Billy Finnegan, the self proclaimed “Pirate Poet” of New Bedford, is the founder and co-editor of … like this, a poetry magazine circulating in Southeastern Massachusetts. His poetry has been published in … like this, Elephant, Rootdrinker, Temper, Siren, Flying Fish, and Fell Swoop, as well as various broadsides through Benevolent Bird Press. He is a member of the New Bedford Poets, and his first collection of poems entitled ROBOT SUSHI, published by Jake St. John’s Wandering Head Press, will be released Summer 2010.

Jake St. John, publisher of ROBOT SUSHI, will also attend the reading. In addition to his work with Wandering Head, Jake is the Editor of Elephant and Co-Editor of Flying Fish.  His work has appeared in Burp, Fell Swoop 90: The New London School, Unarmed, Cokefishing in Alphabeat Soup, Chronogram, Elephant, and Flying Fish, among others.  His chapbooks include: OUTSIDE OF SLEEP, WHEN I WAS YOU, SCENES FROM THE VULTURE’S EYE and MOON DREAMS.  His latest chapbook, CHANGE OF ADDRESS, is forthcoming from Unarmed (Michael Mann/Minnesota).

Baker Books is an independent bookstore located at 69 State Rd. in North Dartmouth. For more information, visit http://www.bakerbooks.net or call (508) 997-6700.

One Response to “Whaling City Review LIVE Poetry Series and Baker Books present: Billy Finnegan’s ROBOT SUSHI Release Reading”

  1. John Landry Says:

    I’ll be there!

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