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That Toddlin’ Town

May 23, 2012

People of Chicago: I’m reading Thursday night at Quimby’s.

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Bookforum review

May 23, 2012

It was a treat to read this erudite and approving review by John Domini in (on?) Bookforum.

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Two Readings in New York

May 18, 2012

So this Sunday night I’ll be reading at KGB Bar with the poet and novelist Ben Lerner, who recently and deservedly won a Believer Book Award for his novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, and the outstanding novelist, short-story writer, and essayist Brian Evenson. Then on Tuesday I’ll be reading and playing a few songs on a borrowed keyboard at WORD in Brooklyn with Thad Ziolkowski, who’ll read from and discuss his new novel, Wichita. I’ve heard very good things about Ziolkowski’s novel and look forward to picking it up on Tuesday. More info on the WORD reading. And here’s the WORD reading’s Facebook invite.

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That’s 6:30 p.m. tomorrow

May 16, 2012

The coolest thing about my joint reading tomorrow at the Northeast is that I get to hear Dobby Gibson read poems from his forthcoming collection.

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The Grey Album

May 16, 2012

Here’s my short review of Kevin Young’s new book.

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Minnesota Links

May 16, 2012

This eloquent review of Boarded Windows sums up quite precisely what I was trying for. It was also great to see this astute and funny review of my record in L’etoile, and on the same site, some kind words about my book and recent reading at the Loft. And an A-list from City Pages.

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Largehearted Boy

May 15, 2012

It was a treat to be interviewed by one of my favorite musicians, Matthew Friedberger, for Largehearted Boy. (If you’ve never gotten around to Matthew’s records on his own or with the Fiery Furnaces, correct that situation now!)I also put together a little playlist for Largehearted Boy’s longstanding Booknotes series. And the site is helping present my reading at Brooklyn’s WORD on Tuesday, May 22, with Thad Ziolkowski.

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What’s Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made a Loser Out of Me)

May 14, 2012

I’m reading and playing a couple songs tonight at Boswell Book Company.

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Reading on Thursday at Open Book, Music on Saturday at the Bryant-Lake Bowl

May 9, 2012

Here’s a Q&A with me from the Onion‘s A.V. Club. And an A-list in City Pages for my reading this Thursday at Open Book.

More info on the reading and the shows on Facebook. Also, one can buy eight-dollar advance tickets to one of the Bryant-Lake Bowl shows by calling 612.825-8949.

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Weird

May 7, 2012

I keep insisting that Bolling Greene is fictional, but the brilliant Jon Hunt just found this LP at an estate sale.

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