Thursday, March 13, 2014

Event: Poetry: Brian Foley, Wendy Xu and Luke Bloomfield w/Special Guest Pattie McCarthy

Sunday, March 16th at 7pm
Brickbat Books:
Fact-Simile Editions Presents:
Brian Foley
Wendy Xu
Luke Bloomfield
Pattie McCarthy
A reading to celebrate the official release of Brian Foley's Fact-Simile chapbook, TOTEM as well as recent full-length collections from all three readers:

Brian Foley is the author of The Constitution (Black Ocean, April 2014). His poems have appeared in Boston Review, The Fanzine, Everyday Genius, Denver Quarterly, and The Volta. His chapbook, TOTEM, is made out of jeans and will be released by Fact-Simile editions in 2014. He is the editor of Brave Men Press and works in Western Massachusetts. (

Wendy Xu is the author of You Are Not Dead (Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2013) and two chapbooks, including I Was Not Even Born (Coconut Books), a collaboration with Nick Sturm. Recent poems have appeared in The Best American Poetry, Gulf Coast, Black Warrior Review, The Volta, and elsewhere. She co-edits and publishes iO: A Journal of New American Poetry / iO Books, and curates the jubilat / Jones Reading Series in Western Massachusetts. (

Luke Bloomfield is the author of Russian Novels (Factory Hollow Press, 2014) and the chapbook The Duffel Bag (FHP, 2011). He is an editor of the online journal Notnostrums. A graduate of the UMass MFA Program for Poets and Writers, Luke lives in Western MA where he teaches at Smith College and UMass. (

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