June 21, 2011

for [Red Missed Aches] on Switchback's Facebook page.

And here are some videos!

First, JT reads, accompanied by a recording of JT reading:

Then, the HOOD DANCE!!!:

JT ends the reading by thanking her co-conspirator, Sean:

June 16, 2011

Carina has an amazing fashion-centric write-up of JT's launch party for [Red Missed Aches] up at her blog.

Photos and videos from the event coming soon!



June 15, 2011

Check out three poems by Switchback author Jessica Bozek in the last issue of Sawbuck for a while or maybe ever.

June 2, 2011


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

8 pm
The Poetry Project

131 E. 10th St. New York
Free Admission

From Belladonna*:

Please join us as we create a space for people to read and perform Akilah Oliver's work and work inspired by her. The reading will be in the Parish Hall, a room where she read her work, carefully listened to the work of other poets and taught workshops. The event is an opportunity for us to express our deep gratitude and pay homage to her gifts and her greatness.

With Rachel Levitsky, Eileen Myles, Patricia Spears Jones, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, Tonya Foster, E. Tracy Grinnell, Tracie Morris, Charles Bernstein, Steven Taylor, Tyler Burba, Julian T. Brolaski, Rachel Zolf, Joyce LeeAnn Joseph, Laura Meyers, Stacy Szymaszek & Marcia Oliver.

Also a special tribute from a group of her former students: Stephen Motika, Lydia Cortes, Kate Jaeger, Jamila Wimberly & Mia Bruner.

June 2, 2011

Click to enlarge flyer, or see below for details!

Switchback Books


Cathy Park Hong & Jennifer Tamayo

Reading & Book Launch for Jennifer Tamayo's


Tuesday, June 14, 2011 | 6 p.m.

Pete's Candy Store | 709 Lorimer St. | Brooklyn, NY | Subway: Lorimer St. L

[Red Missed Aches] feels defiantly unfinished, adhering to a DIY feminist punk aesthetic so that it is more rough assemblage than bound book, a palimpsest that provocatively revises female sexuality and citizenship. Tamayo's debut collection is a daring and astonishing work that refuses borders.

--Cathy Park Hong, judge of Switchback Books' 2010 Gatewood Prize

A writer, artist, & performer, JENNIFER TAMAYO is slowly becoming a human being. Her manuscript, Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes, was selected by Cathy Park Hong as the 2010 winner of Switchback Books’ Gatewood Prize. [Woooo doggy!] JT’s art & writing have most recently appeared or are forth...

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