Poets Joel Dailey and Mark Statman will read from their new books at 7 p.m. this Thursday, September 5, at McKeown’s Books and Difficult Music (4737 Tchoupitoulas). Dailey, a New Orleans poet, and Statman, who will be visiting from New York, both have new titles out from local small press Lavender Ink.
Dailey, who might be best known for Fell Swoop!, a magazine he’s been putting out for decades and that he calls “a newsletter for the Insane or the Inane,” has published several books with Lavender Ink. His latest is Industrial Loop. In a long and engaging 2012 interview, Dailey talks to Camille Martin about the poetics of satire, Dailey’s poetry in Rolling Stone, small presses, poetic influences (such as Ted Berrigan and Anselm Hollo), and the magazine and its relationship to Hurricane Katrina, among other things.
Mark Statman is a poet, translator, and associate professor of writing at the New School in New York City. He co-translated, with Pablo Medina, Grove Press’ 2008 edition of Federico Garcia Lorca’s Poet in New York, and translated Black Tulips: The Selected Poems of José María Hinojosa, published by University of New Orleans Press. His new book of poems is A Map of the Winds.