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Sky Trail: Jamie Townsend, Ivy Johnson, and Terry Taplin

Come celebrate the release of Ivy Johnson's chapbook "Precious Moments" (Sky Trail, 2018) and Jamie Townsend's "Pyramid Song" (above/ground, 2018) with a reading at Wolfman. Joining Ivy and Jamie will be special guest Terry Taplin.

IVY JOHNSON is a poet and performance artist in Oakland, CA. Her book, As They Fall, is a collection of 110 notecards for aleatoric ritual and was published by Timeless, Infinite Light in 2013. She is co-founder of The Third Thing, an ecstatic feminist performance art duo. Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs published their self-titled chapbook, The Third Thing, in 2016. Her book Born Again came out with The Operating System in 2018. Sky Trail press just released her chapbook called Precious Moments, an excerpt from a full-length memoir she is currently working on.

TERRY TAPLIN is an MFA in Creative Writing Candidate at Saint Mary’s College of California where he serves as an assistant poetry editor at MARY: A Journal for New Writing and is the inaugural Lambda Literary Fellow. He holds a BA in Classical Languages: Greek and Latin. He is a former slam champion and the recipient of the Ina Coolbrith Prize for Undergraduate Poetry (academic year 2014-15). Terry lives in Berkeley, is an instructional assistant in the English Dept. at Berkeley City College, and is interning as a marketing assistant at Omnidawn Publishing. He is the author of fragmenta (Marigold 2016).

JAMIE TOWNSEND is a poet, publisher, and editor living in Oakland, California. They are half-responsible for Elderly, a publishing experiment and persistent hub of ebullience and disgust. They are the author of several chapbooks, most recently Pyramid Song (above/ground press; 2018) as well as the full-length collection SHADE (Elis Press; 2015). An essay on the history of the New Narrative magazine Soup was published in The Bigness of Things: New Narrative and Visual Culture (Wolfman Books; 2017) They are currently editing "Beautiful Aliens: A Steve Abbott Reader" forthcoming from Nightboat in 2019