Despite what the name of the state suggests, Ohio is not the city of orgasms. But I am giving a reading at the really quite impressive and wonderful Visible Voice Books in the Tremont area of Cleveland Saturday at 7pm, and can't think of a way to invite people to come. It's a gorgeous bookstore, it has an outside area to drink wine and when we were there last John bought Wittgenstein on color and I bought Barthes' A Lovers Discourse. I will be reading with the also impressive and wonderful NY writer Rachel Levitsky of the Belladonna series (whose new Ugly Duckling book, Neighbor, is witty & ballsy & brave) as well as the Cleveland poet Michael Dumanis (My Soviet Union) who is wonderful to see read. We will all be alive with nervous tension.
So....ummm....if any readers of Frances Farmer is My Sister is actually in the Cleveland/NE Ohio area, please please please come. We will make you cum. We will make O-HI-O, for one night, the city of jouissance. But we will fulfill it. Or if you know anyone in Cleveland, please please invite them. Otherwise no one will come because I cannot figure out who to invite. Here's the link.