Spuyten Duyvil Book Party

85 East 4th Street NYC

July 10, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Tim Shaner

Chris Alexander

Thom Donovan

Kristen Gallagher



Tim Shaner is the author of Picture X (Airlie Press, 2014). He received a Ph.D. from SUNY-Buffalo’s Poetics Program in 2005. His work has appeared in The Poetic Labor Project, Plumwood Mountain: An Australian Journal of Ecopoetry and Ecopoetics, Colorado Review, The Claudius App, Jacket, P-Queue, Kiosk, Shampoo, Ambit, The Rialto and elsewhere. With Kristen Gallagher, he curated the Rust Talks series on poetics in Buffalo and edited Wig: A Journal of Poetry and Work, and he published, with Jonathan Skinner, the pamphlet Farming the Words: Talking with Robert Grenier (Field Books, 2009). Currently, he is a coordinator of the Windfall Reading Series at the Eugene Public Library. He teaches writing at Lane Community College.


Chris Alexander is the author of Panda (2011/2013), McNugget (2013), Cams (2016), and I Know What Love Is (forthcoming).


Thom Donovan is the author of numerous books including Withdrawn (Compline, 2017), The Hole (Displaced Press, 2012) and Withdrawn: a Discourse (Shifter, 2016). He co-edits and publishes ON Contemporary Practice. He is also the editor of Occupy Poetics (Essay Press, 2015); To Look At The Sea Is To Become What One Is: an Etel Adnan Reader (with Brandon Shimoda; Nightboat Books, 2014), Supple Science: a Robert Kocik Primer (with Michael Cross; ON Contemporary Practice, 2013), and Wild Horses Of Fire. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.


Kristen Gallagher's books include 85% True/Minor Ecologies (Skeleton Man, 2017), Grand Central (Troll Thread, 2016) and WE ARE HERE (Truck Books, 2011). Recent publications are "Dossier on the Site of a Shooting," a multiplatform digital work on Gauss PDF that explores the site of the Trayvon Martin murder; "Untitled Rosewood Trip," text with screenshots in Printed Web 3; Florida, a long chapbook from Well Greased Press; and selections from Florida in 6x6. She is a Professor of English at City University of New York-LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York.




Spuyten Duyvil Book Party

85 East 4th Street NYC

September 4, 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Instant Killer Wig

Dan Kaplan


The Paper Coast

Jefferson Navicky


the hauntRoad

Karen Garthe


Water Log

Hugo Clemente



Dan Kaplan is the author of Instant Killer Wig (Spuyten Duyvil, 2018), Bill’s Formal Complaint (The National Poetry Review Press, 2008), and the bilingual chapbook SKIN (Red Hydra Press, 2005). His work has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, VOLT, Denver Quarterly, Ninth Letter, Washington Square, the anthology Flash Fiction Forward (W.W. Norton & Co.), and elsewhere. He is managing editor and poetry co-editor of Burnside Review and Burnside Review Press. He lives in Portland, Oregon.


Jefferson Navicky was born in Chicago and grew up in Southeastern Ohio. He earned a B.A. from Denison University and an M.F.A. from Naropa University. He is the author of The Book of Transparencies (KERNPUNKT Press) and the chapbooks Uses of a Library (Ravenna Press) and Map of the Second Person (Black Lodge Press). His work has been published in Smokelong Quarterly, apt, Hobart, Tarpaulin Sky, and Fairy Tale Review. He is the archivist at the Maine Women Writers Collection and teaches English at Southern Maine Community College. Jefferson lives in Freeport, Maine.


Karen Garthe is author of frayed escort (winner of the 2005 Colorado Prize), The Banjo Clock (University of California Press, 2012) and a chapbook Café between wars (Red Glass Books, 2014). Her poetry and essays appear in numerous print and online journals. She lives in New York City.


Hugo Clemente was finalist at LuchaLibro (First Literary Improvisation Championship held in Spain, 2012) and has also participated in other collections of stories: PervertiDos (Editorial Traspiés, Granada, 2014), Ménades: an invitation to euphoria (La Piscina Editorial-Keroxen, Tenerife, 2015) and has scripted for theater and cinema. His last documentary, The Blinking Island (2016), has been selected in the official section in different festivals (Miradas.Doc, Canarias Surf Film Festival, Madrid Surf Film Festival, Portugues Surf Film Festival, Bombay Water Film Festival, Surf & Music & Friends Festival…), nominated at Concepción Independent Film Awards (Chile) and awarded with Best Script at MIMPI Fest (Brazil) 2017 and the Audience Award at Mequinenza International Film Festival 2017 (Spain).