Organizing Isolation launched, on sale now from Linoleum Press

Last Friday night, the CEPA Studio Loft hosted the launch party for my debut poetry collection, Organizing Isolation: Half-Lives of Love at Long Distance.

Getting the #spot ready for tomorrow! Meet me @ 7pm right here.

A post shared by Aidan Ryan (@aidanlyaeus) on Apr 27, 2017 at 3:12pm PDT

The space was decorated with glossy prints of some of the poems from the book (as well as a taxidermied fox and a two-headed pigeon). My dear friends Noah Falck, Alana Kelley, and Gerry Crinnin read from their own work before I cracked open OI and read these poems to an audience for the first time.

About the Book

Organizing Isolation began with an initial act of theft. Emboldened, I embarked on a stealing spree that carried me from September 2016 through January 2017, a feat possible only, I think, because I was “lightly employed” as an adjunct professor at Canisius College during those months. Continue reading

Advertisements

Gerry Crinnin’s Haiku to the Chief Launches with Reading at Buffalo’s Founding Father’s Pub

Gerry Crinnin’s latest book of poems, Haiku to the Chief, has been doing quite well since publisher Ghost City Press released the sleek edition on the 4th of July.

Available online and at both Buffalo’s Talking Leaves locations, the book will launch officially with a night of reading and drinking at Founding Fathers Pub, Sunday 28 August at 7pm. Gerry Crinnin will be joined by myself and his son Max, our friends Justin Karcher and Ben Brindise, and other poets, who’ll read before he takes the mic, our hearts, and this nation’s flag in his hands.

The event is free and open to the public, and books will be on sale and available for signing there. You can get yours in advance, though, by ordering online. Click the link.

Haiku in the news:

JCC Professor Publishes Book

image