Monday, March 2, 2009

Frank's Bruised Mandarin Tour

Frank's Bruised Mandarin Tour
comes to the Language Foundry
2335 West 11th St. #3, Cleveland Ohio
Wednesday March 11 -- 8:00pm

Though nine cities in twelve days, CAConrad, Aaron Kunin, and
Magdalena Zurawski are touring the Midwest for their respective books
The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009), The Bruise (Fiction Collective
Two, 2009) and The Mandarin (Fence, 2008). For full tour details see

CAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood
included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and
helping her shoplift. He escaped to Philadelphia where he lives and
writes with the PhillySound poets He is also the author of Deviant
Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), (Soma)tic Midge (FAUX Press,
2008), and two forthcoming books, advanced ELVIS course (Soft Skull
Press, 2009), and a collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled THE
CITY REAL & IMAGINED: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School Press, 2009).
Visit and .

Aaron Kunin is a poet, critic, and novelist. He is the author of a
collection of small poems about shame, Folding Ruler Star (Fence,
2005); a chapbook, Secret Architecture (Braincase, 2006); and a novel,
The Mandarin (Fence, 2008). Another collection, The Sore Throat and
Other Poems, is forthcoming. He is assistant professor of negative
anthropology at Pomona College and lives in Los Angeles. read a sample
of Aaron's poetry at .

Maggie Zurawski was born in Newark NJ and grew up in Edison NJ, but
Providence RI feels like home because that's where she started writing
and meeting writers and thinking of herself as a writer. Currently,
she lives in Durham, NC, where she is studying 19th-century American
literature at Duke. Her first book, The Bruise, out from Fiction
Collective Two, is the winner of the 2006 Ronald Sukenick prize for
innovative fiction. Read an interview and excerpt from The Bruise at

Other Text/Sound/Image Performers TBA

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