Exactly one year ago today, I was in Switzerland on a visit. I stayed with my dear, dear friend Susana Gardner in her home in Wallisellen. We drank, we gossiped, we plotted world poetic domination. I love this lady immensely.
Susana is the curator / editrix / head beauty in charge of Dusie, a fantabulous multi-tiered organization that includes a press, a publishing collective, a journal, and (blessedly) a pillow for me to lay my head upon whenever I land in Kanton Zürich.
On Thursday, August 12, at 8 pm, Susana Gardner, Cara Benson, Mairéad Byrne, Caroline Crumpacker, Eileen Myles, and Kate Zambreno will be reading from their new works. The reading is at Book Thug Nation in Brooklyn, New York (100 N 3rd St. between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue). That's a rock-star line-up if ever there was one.
I want so badly to attend this reading but I can't quite swing the scratch to fly from Austin to NYC for just a night. So what I'm hoping is that anyone who CAN attend this reading WILL attend it. And that if you go, you'll sidle up to Susana and give her a hug and say simply "That's from Jill."