The Muledeer In Abstentia Attend Anyway-Shaped Reading

We are pleased to present the alarmingly excellent work of Brandon Downing and MacGregor Card in the Muledeer In Abstentia Attend Anyway-Shaped Reading this Thursday, May 13th, at 7 p.m.

This one’ll be at the Mercury Lounge, just off the square at 117 E. Mifflin St.

These guys are magnificent. Don’t miss it!

MACGREGOR CARD is a poet, translator and bibliographer living in Jackson Heights, NYC. His first collection, Duties of an English Foreign Secretary, is just out from Fence (December 2009). A new chapbook, The Archers, is forthcoming from Song Cave. With Andrew Maxwell he was co-editor of The Germ: A Journal of Poetic Research, from 1997-2005. He teaches poetry at Pratt Institute and is an associate editor of the MLA International Bibliography.

BRANDON DOWNING is a photographer, collagist, filmmaker and poet. A longtime member of the Flarf Collective, his books include Lake Antiquity: Poems 1996-2008 (Fence, 2009), The Shirt Weapon (Germ Monographs, 2002), and Dark Brandon (Faux Press, 2005). A feature-length collection of his short films, Dark Brandon: Eternal Classics, was released on DVD in 2007, with a further installment expected in 2010. Photographic work can be seen at http://www.brandondowning.org, while recent video projects can often be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/bdown68. He lives in New York City.

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