An Evening of Innovative New Writing!

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Infinity’s Kitchen will be celebrating the launch of their sixth issue next Thursday in Brooklyn. I’ve published a hypertext cento called “Don’t Blink” on their website as part of the new issue. I wrote the piece for an event that Justin Nobel held in Blissville, Queens on May 15, 2011. All of the 100 lines of the poem come from New York Times headlines and all of the lines have the word “bliss” in them.

Thu, June 13, 7:30 PM
232 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (Old American Can Factory)

Join us for an evening of innovative new writing! Infinity’s Kitchen magazine will host a release party in Brooklyn, New York at The Old American Can Factory. The party will celebrate the magazine’s sixth issue of experimental literature, on the evening of June 13, 2013.

Founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 2008, Infinity’s Kitchen is a graphic literary journal of experimental literature and conceptual writing. The publication is designed to explore new and innovative forms of literature, via print, performance and technology. The sixth and latest issue contains poetry, short fiction, essays on literary process and visual poems from 14 international contributors.

Contributors to the new issue will read and/or discuss their work during the event. These contributors include: Billy Cancel, whose poems are collages of found phrases and ideas; Greg Gathman, an experimental filmmaker whose video combines cellphone footage and music to accompany interlaced lines from different poems; Gary Heidt, author of an essay exploring the idea of the Word Square; Erica ESH Henry, who combines the use of musical notational symbols with written poetry; Katie Morales, a dancer and choreographer whose essay offers “erratic thoughts on an art form nobody cares about unless Natalie Portman is making out with a girl” and representatives from the Van Reipen Collective who will perform a poem written for multiple simultaneous voices by Scottish poet Ashby McGowan.

The Old American Can Factory is an arts and manufacturing community where more than 200 people are producing a myriad of ideas, experiences and products within the design, arts and culture industry. Curated tenants include a wide range of designers, visual, performing & literary artists and companies as well as manufacturing businesses. The complex, built between 1865-1901 with a courtyard and alleyways, has a quiet, vibrant artistic energy heightened throughout the year by uncommon performances, exhibitions and events presented in and around the buildings.

Date: June 13, 2013. Time: Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m. Location: The Old American Can Factory, Gowanus Canal Brooklyn, 232 Third Street corner Third Avenue in Gowanus, Brooklyn at the edge of the Gowanus Canal’s Fifth Street Basin centered between Carroll Gardens and Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Ticket Price: Free. RSVP by e-mail at or on Facebook at
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~ by Michael Leong on June 6, 2013.

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