Event: Mule Salon Poetry Tour with Justin Boening, Sarah Blake, Steven Kleinman & Elizabeth Scanlon

Friday, September 23rd at 7pm
Brickbat Books:
Mule Salon Poetry Tour

Enthusiasts of Philadelphia!

Meet up with Justin Boening as he moseys across the country in his VW Van (aka the Mule), reading from his debut, 'Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last.'

In Philly, Boening joins raucous fellow thieves Sarah Blake, Steven Kleinman, and Elizabeth Scanlon, for a night of clarified confusion and wonderment!

Refreshments will be joining too!

Brickbat Books
709 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

SARAH BLAKE is the author of Mr. West, an unauthorized lyric biography of Kanye West, out with Wesleyan University Press. Named After Death, her first chapbook, is forthcoming from Banango Editions with an illustrated companion workbook. Her poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Threepenny Review, and many others. She was awarded an NEA Literature Fellowship for poetry in 2013. She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and son.

JUSTIN BOENING is the winner of the National Poetry Series for his debut collection, Not on the Last Day, but on the Very Last. He is also a recipient of a Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, a Bucknell University Stadler Fellowship, and a Poetry Society of America National Chapbook Fellowship for his chapbook, Self-Portrait as Missing Person. Boening’s poems have appeared in Boston Review, Copper Nickel, Kenyon Review Online, Los Angeles Review of Books Quarterly, and Narrative Magazine, among others. He’s a co-founding editor of Horsethief Books.

STEVEN KLEINMAN’s work has appeared in Devil’s Lake, The Collagist, Horsethief, and Hidden City Review. He lives in Philadelphia where he is a founding member of the Philadelphia Poetry Collaboration. He teaches at Drexel University and the Community College of Philadelphia and is the assistant editor at Saturnalia Books.

ELIZABETH SCANLON is the author of two chapbooks: The Brain Is Not the United States/The Brain Is the Ocean (The Head & The Hand Press, 2016) and Odd Regard (Ixnay Press, 2013). Her poems, for which she has received a Pushcart Prize, have appeared in many magazines including Boston Review, Ploughshares, Colorado Review, Crazyhorse, Poetry London, and others. She is the Editor of The American Poetry Review and lives in Philadelphia.