David Tomaloff explodes, plus Michael Robbins, Alisa Heinzman, and me read in Chi tomorrow
So Racine, Wisconsin (where I live) has a bunch of good writers, but not many people know that because not too many of them are very active in publishing (which I understand isn’t everyone’s thing, but that bums me out, personally). A really important, recent notable exception to this, though, is David Tomaloff (who often goes by [dt]). Dave has been in the music industry for a long time and it shows. His music can, and should, be found here.
But, as that site evidences in the “live shows” section, Dave has taken some time off music. At first, I was really bummed about this. But then I found out that, with some of that extra time he’s had, he’s been writing and publishing poetry at a speed-demon rate. I’ve been reading the poems he’s been writing for a few years now and the growth that they’ve shown over the last few have been pretty amazing. It’s really interesting, subtle, complicated but playful stuff. And one of the best parts about it–he’s sharing it with the world like he’s on fire.
Here’s some of the pieces and places where Dave’s work has appeared recently:
OLIFAUNT– a free echap from Red Ceilings Press: http://issuu.com/theredceilings/docs/olifaunt
Thursday, July 21 · 6:00pm – 8:00pm
139 West Fulton Market,