Steve Dalachinsky is one of the featured writers that will be sharing some of his work at the final Typewritten Tales this Sunday, May 29. Typewritten Tales is a creative action organized by Sally Young and Anna Adler, inviting residents, visitors, passerbys, friends, family, to type up memories of the Lower East Side on a typewriter. An informal yet deeply reflective haven for the neighborhood’s ebbs and flows, you can have the opportunity to be included in the second LES Zine when you participate in Typewritten Tales of the LES!
Poet/collagist Steve Dalachinsky was born in Brooklyn after the last big war and has managed to survive lots of little wars. His book The Final Nite (Ugly Duckling Presse) won the PEN Oakland National Book Award. His most recent books are Fools Gold (2014 feral press), a superintendent’s eyes (revised and expanded 2013/14 – unbearable/autonomedia) and flying home, a collaboration with German visual artist Sig Bang Schmidt (Paris Lit Up Press 2015). His latest cds are The Fallout of Dreams with Dave Liebman and Richie Beirach (Roguart 2014) and ec(H)o-system with the French art-rock group, the Snobs (Bambalam 2015). He has received both the Kafka and Acker Awards and is a 2014 recipient of a Chevalier D’ le Ordre des Artes et Lettres. His poem “Particle Fever” was nominated for a 2015 Pushcart Prize. Forthcoming from Overpass Press “The Invisible Ray” with artwork by Shalom Neuman.
As part of Lower East Side History Month, Typewritten Tales has been in action every Sunday in May at 6th & Avenue B Garden. The final installment for this round is this May 29, 6-8pm, (May 1, 8, 15, 2-4pm; May 29 6-8pm). Guest writers who will share some of their work include Dalachinsky himself, Anton Yakovlev, Jeff Wright, Yuko Otomo, and Alicia Morgan.