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Donato Mancini in America


The cover for LoitersackDona­to Manci­ni is tak­ing his sin­gu­lar brand of poet­ry, poet­ics, the­o­ry, the­o­ry the­ater, and laugh­ter par­ti­cles south of the bor­der at the end of this month. He’ll be read­ing from and dis­cussing his new book Loi­ter­sack, but in fact has an even new­er book out just this week: snow­line (eth press, 2015) col­lects 40 trans­la­tions of “Mais où sont les neiges d’antan?,” that (600-year-) old ches­nut from François Vil­lon, into a hand­some lit­tle book that includes orig­i­nal illus­tra­tions by Dona­to.

But back to Loi­ter­sack news. Catch Dona­to at the fol­low­ing engage­ments:

Feb. 27, Oak­land: La Com­mune Presents: Bri­an Ang, Dona­to Manci­ni, Anne Les­ley Sel­cer. A read­ing and release of ARMED CELL 8 (ed. Bri­an Ang), Loi­ter­sack by Dona­to Manci­ni, and Mul­ti­ple Bippes (CUE, 2014, ed. Dona­to Manci­ni). See the FB event page here.

March 1, Port­land: Dona­to Manci­ni and Paul Maziar read­ing for the Spare Room read­ing series at Moth­er Foucault’s Book­shop, 523 SE Mor­ri­son St., 7pm.

March 2, Olympia: Read­ing and poet­ics talk at Ever­green State Col­lege, TESC, Sem­i­nar II D1105, 5:30 — 7pm.

Dona­to has also con­firmed an event at St. Mark’s in NYC for ear­ly May — details TK