I’m just a wee bit tardy in seeing this story about indie publishers in the Weekly Literary Supplement in last week’s LA Weekly, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Vermin centurion Sean Carswell, editor-in-chief at Gorsky Press and author of Barney’s Crew, is one of the 18 publishers profiled, and that your humble host gets a flattering mention as well. I would like to add that I’ve been to a lot of Sean’s readings and have never once seen a bottle or chair used as a missile, although it sounds like a fine idea.
Verminoid Ben Ehrenreich will be reading Saturday night at Mark Allen's Machine Project Gallery at 8 o'clock. The gallery is located at 1200 North Alvarado just north of Sunset Boulevard. Also, reading are Jacob Forman and Tommy Tompkins, two fine young homo sapiens. Ben tells me that beer will be provided (!), but why not drop by Sav-On for an 18-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon on the way over. It’s only 8 American pesos (!!) and a sure-fire way to make friends.