Friday, February 25, 2011

Post-Apollo : News & Upcoming Events

Exciting times for The Post-Apollo Press. See below for the newest-latest news and events.

N E W S :

Post-Apollo's most recent work of translation, Maribor, has been nominated for a Northern California Book Award in the category of poetry translation. Huzzah!

The award will be presented on behalf of On behalf of the Northern California Book Reviewers and the Center for the Art of Translation at The 30th Annual Northern California Book Awards. Here are the details:

When: Sunday, April 10, from 1:00–2:30 pm, with a book signing and reception immediately following in the Latino/Hispanic Community Room.

Where: in the Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin Street at Grove. The Awards Ceremony is held from 1:00–2:30 pm. The ceremony and reception are free and open to the public, so come on by to support John and Angelos Sakkis!

Good luck to John and Angelos! We will be rooting for you.


E V E N T S :

MARCH 12th

John Sakkis, co-translator of Maribor will be reading as part of 'Lectric Collective'sthird installment of Ekphrastic! Here are details:

Join us big time for our third installment of Ekphrastic! a multimedia reading series.

Poets reading are:
Steven Lance
John Sakkis
C.S. Giscombe

Exhibiting Artists:
Shannon May
Jae Lauren Payne
Jon Stich
Ben Belknap
Peter Schulte
Misako Inaoka
Sarah Ratchye

These artists have been asked to create original pieces in conversation with these poets. This night will act as a culmination of our project, joining the art with the writing that inspired it.

Additional hours for viewing artwork will be held Sunday afternoon, March 13.

Reading material will be for sale, there will be wine.

The 'Lectric Collective is:
Jillian Roberts
Sarah Rothberg
Kelsa Trom


MARCH 14th

Patrick James Dunagan, author of Post-Apollo’s “There Are People Who Say That Painters Shouldn’t Talk : A GUSTONBOOK” will introduce a special screening of a documentary honoring the life and work of painter Philip Guston:

Clark Coolidge + Bill Berkson, in dialogue

Monday March 14th, 7:00 pm
Balboa Theatre, 3630 Balboa Street, San Francisco

Poets Clark Coolidge and Bill Berkson will discuss the life, work and influence of one of the most intellectually adventurous and poetically gifted of modern painters, in light of the newly published Collected Writings, Lectures and Conversations of Philip Guston (UC Press). Over the course of his life, Guston’s wide reading in literature and philosophy ever deepened his commitment to his art — from his early Abstract Expressionist paintings to his later gritty, intense figurative works.

This event is presented by Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization housed at Bird & Beckett Books and Records in San Francisco.

$10 admission.

For more information, please call 415-586-3733, email, or check .

MARCH 23rd

Patrick James Dunagan reads at Moe’s Books in Berkeley:

Patrick Dunagan and Julien Poirer, Wednesday, March 23rd
Moe's Books
2476 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley CA 94704



Patrick James Dunagan reads at Bird & Beckett Books and Records in San Francisco:

POETS Patrick James Dunagan & Jason Morris, plus an open mic. Jerry Ferraz, MC

Date:Monday April 4, 2011
Time:7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bird & Beckett Books and Records | 653 Chenery St. San Francisco, CA 94131 | (415) 586-3733 | | Design and logo by Jack

Monday, February 21, 2011

Simone Fattal : Sculpture Show in Beirut


Opening : March 2nd 2011
From 6 to 9 pm
The exhibition will be on view until April 20th 2011

Opening hours : Mon to Fri from 1 to 7pm
Sat 12pm-5pm

Espace Kettaneh Kunigk (Tanit)
Clemenceau - Hamara area
Gefinor Center - Bloc E - GF
Phone : 961 1 738706
Email :

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Monday, February 7, 2011


So, as many of you know, Patrick James Dunagan's "There Are People Who Think That Painters Shouldn't Talk : A GUSTONBOOK" is now officially out in the world, and officially released as of last Friday's book release party at Lake Gallery in San Francisco. Simone Fattal our dear publisher wasn't able to join us this time as she is currently preparing for an exhibition of her sculptures in Beirut (more about that as the exhibition approaches), but she was there in spirit and in the intriguing figure of her line drawing featured on the cover of A GUSTONBOOK, and in the book's design. Many fine folks were in attendance. I especially appreciated the explicit and implicit interactions between literature and visual art made manifest in the event itself, truly in the spirit of Philip Guston himself. So, in this spirit and in the celebratory spirit of the book and of last Friday's event, I would like to use this blog to say, "Let's do this more often!"

The handsome fruits of our labors.

The handsome book and co.

The postcard for the Lake Gallery show we piggy-backed upon.
Big THANK YOU's to Dan Johnson, the curator of Lake Gallery, and to Corey French & Ryan Coffey for welcoming Post-Apollo and sharing their opening night reception with our book release party.

Sneaky photo of Patrick James Dunagan (fellow in glasses).

Sneaky photo of P.J.D. and Ava with party go-ers in foreground.

The gallery featuring artworks by Corey French & Ryan Coffey. Ryan was quoted by Patrick in A GUSTONBOOK saying, "Guston is a god". He commented that the book's cover design (by our dear publisher, Simone Fattal) reminded him of old Grey Wolf Press books--a nice compliment from an artist/bibliophile. Gobs of paint were still WET on Corey's paintings, looking good enough to EAT. And that's David Highsmith (with friends), writer and proprietor of Books & Bookshelves one of the best poetry bookstores in San Francisco with an exceptional collection of chapbooks. B&B carries Post-Apollo books, including A GUSTONBOOK.

Gorgeous Lake Gallery interior with PLANTS and evidence of a great turnout. Lake Gallery occupies the space above PlantIt Earth. There were flats of basil and other plants growing all around us under white and even purple grow lights. Super attractive.

Drew Cushing, writer and publisher of Bent Boy Books, perusing the merchandise.

John Sakkis, poet and translator of Post-Apollo's Maribor represents.

CODEX Book Fair: Etel Adnan's "Seasons", "The Spring Flowers Own" and "The Linden Trees Cycle"

This week artist books featuring the work of Etel Adnan will be showing at The CODEX Book Fair on the UC Berkeley Campus. February 6-9. (see below for details)

From Despalles Editions: Seasons with wood block prints by Johannes Strugalla. Click here to view pages from the book.

From Editions Al Manar: Printemps que les fleurs possèdent / Linden Trees, français / anglais, de Etel Adnan, rehaussé d'une aquarelle de l'auteur/peintre. (The Spring Flowers Own, and The linden Trees Cycle) with watercolors by the author.

The CODEX Book Fair, February 6-9

The third biennial CODEX International Book Fair will take place February 6-9, 2011 on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.

The bookfair will be held in the Pauley Ballroom located in the Martin Luther King Student Union, at the top of Telegraph Avenue.

The price of admission to the fair for the general public for Four days is $20. A single-day ticket is $10. A FOUR-day ticket for students (with I.D.) is $5.

The public hours are:
Feb. 6: 12:00 – 4:00
Feb. 7: 12:30 – 6:30
Feb. 8: 12:30 – 6:30
Feb. 9: 12:30 – 4:30

For further information, please visit: