See you in New York...

to kick off 2008 at the 34th annual St. Mark's Poetry Marathon. Good thing I'm a night person, as I'm reading on the late side.


Boston Reading Review

Jack Kimball reviews my reading in Boston w/ Alan Davies here.

Wounds Mini-review

Gina Myers wrote a mini-review of Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show. You can find it at DIY Poetics.


New release- Daybook of Perversities & Main Events

Cy Gist Press has just released my new chapbook Daybook of Perversities & Main Events. Check it out here. Dig the cover art by the excellent Kris Chau!


Reading w/ Alan Davies (Boston)

This Saturday...

Alan Davies & Frank Sherlock
Saturday December 8 @ 7pm
Pierre Menard Gallery/Lame Duck Books
12 Arrow Street (near Harvard Square)



Stacy Szymaszek, Abbi Dion & Frank Sherlock
Saturday December 1 @ 8pm
620 S. 9th Street Philly
Start December with Stacy, Abbi and me next Saturday at Chapterhouse Cafe. Come by & enjoy the poetry of Stacy Szymaszek and the fiction of Abbi Dion. I'll also be celebrating the release of Daybook of Perversities & Main Events (Cy Gist Press). See you there.

Rock Heals!: a Narrow House Weekly

Check out the Narrow House Recordings blog Rock Heals, featuring an excerpt from Daybook of Perversities & Main Events and the song of the week from Animal Collective. Get your Rock Heals here.


EOAGH Issue 4 Launch

5 PM at Unnameable Books

A Poetry Reading Celebrating the Launch of
EOAGH: A Journal of the Arts Issue 4

56 Bergen Street Brooklyn, NY FREE

Featuring:Gilbert Adair, Cara Benson, Joel Chace, James Cook, Alan Davies, Thom Donovan, Joanna Fuhrman, Rebecca Gopoian, Dan Hoy, Sara Marcus, Stephen Paul Miller, Nick Piombino, Tim Peterson, Evelyn Reilly, Edwin Rodriguez, Frank Sherlock, Christina Strong, Gregory Vincent St Thomasino, Shelly Taylor, Adam Tobin, Lynn Xu

EOAGH Issue 4
Edited by Tim Peterson

Check out the new issue here.

***The editors of Time Out New York have appointed Unnameable Books as one of NYC's 50 Essential Secrets.***

Action Aids Benefit


Action AIDS is an invaluable Philadelphia resource for those living with HIV. They need our help to keep their doors open, and CAConrad & Betsy Andrews have created a fantastic night of MUSIC, POETRY and PERFORMANCE.


BRING YOUR FRIENDS! Admission on a sliding scale of $5 to $20, but if you can afford more, PLEASE BE GENEROUS, this is an important night.

HOSTED BY AD Amarosi, CAConrad, and Betsy Andrews. MCs For the night will be Needles Jones & The Divine Ms. Jimmi

PERFORMERS INCLUDE: The Feverfew, The Absinthe Drinkers, My Invisible, Gemini Wolf, Ish Klein,Jason Zuzga, Frank Sherlock, There Are Birds, Ashraf Osman, Dorothea Lasky and Tara Murtha


Studio 111 Session

PENNSOUND has released the Studio 111 Session recorded a few weeks ago. You can check it out here. And if you're not familiar with PENNSOUND, please make yourself familiar & bounce around a while.


Night Flag Books Release Party News

It was great sharing the stage with David Shapiro Friday night. He was very generous and sweet and gave a great reading. I also received one of his wonderful collages by the end of the night.

Friday also served as a release party for Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show. Long-time comrade and poeterrorist co-conspirator CAConrad & I have launched Night Flag Books. For news on the debut publication and ordering information, visit here.
* photo by Julia Cohen


August 31 at Jimmy's No. 43 NYC

Friday August 31
Burning Chair presents
Frank Sherlock & David Shapiro
Jimmy's No. 43 Stage43 East 7th Street (2nd/3rd Avenues)

Next Friday (8/31) I’ll be reading as part of the Burning Chair Series with David Shapiro (see above). Join me for the release of Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show- the debut chap from Night Flag Books. It will also serve as a hospital hallucination Thank You card to the NY folks who helped get me this far into 2007. See you there. I’ll gladly give up your copy and a hug!


Coming Soon...

Wounds in an Imaginary Nature Show will be the debut publication of Night Flag Press. Look for it in the next few weeks.

* image by Amze Emmons


August 4- BOOG Anniversary Party NYC

152 Ludlow St., NY, NY
Saturday August 4

starting at 5pm
poets, in order of appearance:

Amy King, Nathaniel Siegel, Christina Strong, Ian Wilder, Frank Sherlock, CAConrad, Greg Fuchs, Kristin Prevallet, Eliot Katz, Rodrigo Toscano and his Collapsible Poetics Theater, followed by music from THE FUGS from I Feel Tractor.


St. Paul- Working Class Studies Conference June 14-16

I'm in the Twin Cities for the Working Class Studies Conference at Macalester College. If you're in town from June 14-16, let's get together between Counter-Culture Organizing workshops and the talk on neighborhood football clubs of Sao Paolo. Email me at the address in the last post...


Chicago Second Salon- June 8

This Friday I'll be reading in Chicago w/ Aaron Belz, Joel Felix & Nadya Pittenrigh. The place is Chris Glomski's Second Salon series. If you're interested, email me at for details.


Gil Ott Tribute June 3

Sunday June 3 @ 4pm


108 S. 13th St. Philly

Tim Peterson is the recipient of the 1st Annual GIL OTT BOOK AWARD for his book SINCE I MOVED IN (Chax Press, 2007)

We are also celebrating Gil Ott's work and life as told and read by a few of his many friends and admirers. It's going to be a poetry event to remember! Please join us!

Those participating:

Alicia Askenase,Julia Blumenreich, CAConrad, Linh Dinh, Ryan Eckes, Kristen Gallagher, Eli Goldblatt, Chris McCreary, Jenn McCreary, Bob Perelman, Joshua Schuster, Frank Sherlock &

Ron Silliman


NYC- Zinc Talk/Reading Series May 27

Ana Bozkivec-Bowling & Frank Sherlock
Sunday May 27 @ 7pm
90 West Houston between Laguardia & Thompson

Note: Tom Devaney was orginally scheduled to read, but will instead be appearing in the exciting world of the future.


MAY 12! The Poems are at MOLLY'S

Saturday May 12
7pm at Molly's Books
1010 S. 9th Street Philly

I'll read new work. Eric Baus gives you poems from his latest book. Chicago poet Bill Allegrezza blows through on his whirlwind East Coast tour. Adam Fieled reads from recent collaborations... ALL FOR YOU! If it's not your birthday, just pretend. We'll see you there.


Tong Bliss Telephone

You can hear a sampling of my hospital hallucinations in Joseph Massey's April 10 audio edition of Mr. Tong Bliss' Journal.

Sometimes phoning it in is enough. Thanks Joe!


Ready-to-Eat Individual

"Ready-to-Eat Individual" is a collaborative piece written with New Orleans poet Brett Evans. The work is part post-apocalyptic journal, part state-of-the-city in the Year 1 A.K. You can hear the poem in its entirety here, read at the Bowery Poetry Club on January 13. Scroll down to the date & click on the MP3 link. Brett's sections are read by John Coletti.


"The New New World & Other Geographies" is included in the new issue of Cannibal. Issue #2 also features Shafer Hall, Hadara Bar-Nadav, Stacy Szymaszek, Arlo Quint, John Coletti, Kate Greenstreet & more. Find it here.


...& it looks like I should stay that way for a while. Thanks so much for everyone's overwhelming support, food & company. You'll all hear from me personally once I get my steam back.

A special thanks to CAConrad who probably saved my life with his beans & rice & vegetable soup.

Love, Frank

photo by hassen

January 13 w/ Mark Lamoureux in NYC

Segue Reading Series presents
Frank Sherlock & Mark Lamoureux
Saturday January 13 @ 4pm

The Bowery Poetry Club NYC
308 Bowery @ Bleecker, right across from CBGB's
F train to Second Ave 6 train to Bleecker 212-614-0505

Frank Sherlock is the author of Spring Diet of Flowers at Night, ISO, and 13, and has engaged in collaborative projects with CA Conrad, Jennifer Coleman and sound artist/DJ Alex Welsh. He is a contributing editor for XConnect: Writers for the Information Age.

Mark Lamoureux's first full-length book of poems, Astrometry Organon, is due out from Spuyten Duyvil/Meeting Eyes Bindery in early 2007. He is the editor of Cy Gist Press, a micropress focusing on ekphrastic poetry, and teaches English at Kingsborough Community College.

curated by Brenda Iijima & Evelyn Reilly