The Imaginary Press Reading Series

The press is imaginary. The poets are real.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Look Who's Reading on APRIL 20th!!

Julie Doxsee lives in Denver, Colorado, where she is pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing at the University of Denver. Her chapbook, The Knife-Grasses, was recently published by Octopus Books, a new press launched by the editors of Octopus Magazine. Other forthcoming publications include a chapbook, Fog Quartets (horse less press), and a book, Undersleep (also from Octopus Books, Winter 2007/2008).

Zachary Schomburg's first full-length book of poems, The Man Suit, is available through Black Ocean Press, and a chapbook, Abraham Lincoln's Death Scene is published by horse less press. He has poems from a new manuscript in, or forthcoming in Pilot, Absent, SameStorm, the Hat, Swink, Forklift Ohio, and Denver Quarterly. He lives inLincoln, NE, with A, M, S and G where he is a co-editor of OctopusMagazine and Octopus Books, a co-curator of the Clean Part ReadingSeries, and a PhD student.

Mathias Svalina lives in Lincoln, Nebraska where he co-curates The Clean Part Reading Series & co-edits Octopus Magazine & Books. His poems have appeared in jubilat, Fence, Typo, H_ngm_n & the DenverQuarterly. His first chapbook, Why I Am White, is available from Kitchen Press Books.

Joshua Marie Wilkinson is the author of four books: Suspension of a Secret in
Abandoned Rooms (Pinball, 05), Lug Your Careless Body out of the Careful Dusk (Iowa, 06),
Figures for a Darkroom Voice (with Noah Eli Gordon; Tarpaulin Sky, 07), and
The Book of Whispering in the Projection Booth (Tupelo, 08). New Michigan
Press and Octopus Books have recently released two chapbooks, and new
poems are forthcoming in New American Writing, Colorado Review, Seattle Review,
Court Green, and the Modern Review. His first film, Made a Machine by Describing
the Landscape, a tour documentary about the band Califone, is due out later
this year. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Here is what March 16th looked like at Opposable Thumbs

Chris and Amanda read their fascinating collaboration.
There were handouts.
Here are photos of some of the crowd. I wish I would have caught everybody on film.
We had fun!

Amanda brought a bowl of chocolates.
It was a wonderful kick-off for Imaginary Press Reading Series. Thanks so much to Chris and Amanda, Ed and Gerry (above), everybody who attended, and me mum and dad for the gift of the camera!

Thursday, March 15, 2007


When I was forcibly switched to the new Blogger, it changed the "About Me" section from good, pertinent Imaginary Press info to the bio from my personal weblog! I don't know how to solve this yet (suggestions are welcome and appreciated!), so please disregard it for now, and here are the details you need!

Where: Opposable Thumbs Books and Vinyl
2833 Johnson St NE.
Phone: (612) 706-2020
When: 7:30 PM, monthly, spring and winter Fridays, as a general rule