SHOOK: Dharma from Dharma and Greg was at the last reading I gave in LA, fawning over the poets and snapping our photos. She asked me for my Twitter handle so she could @ at me. She looked pretty familiar, but I had no idea who she was until I saw her tweet later. What's her real name? I think she's an Elfman. She kept closing the doors to keep out the noise, and she live-tweeted the whole thing. Dharma definitely respects poetry more than I do.
DAVID SHOOK is a poet, translator, and essayist whose work appears in magazines like Ambit, PN Review, Poetry, and World Literature Today. Kilometer Zero, a poetry documentary he covertly filmed in Equatorial Guinea, is forthcoming in 2012, along with his translation of Mario Bellatin's Shiki Nagaoka: A Nose for Fiction and a selection of Isthmus Zapotec poet Víctor Terán's love poems.
Come see David Shook at Vermin on the Mount on Sunday, February 12 at 8pm at the Mountain Bar in L.A.'s Chinatown!