Unlikley Stories mourns the loss of poet Lori A. Williams.
On September 27, 2013, Unlikely Stories: Episode IV and Unlikely Books met at the Mercury Café in Denver, Colorado for an evening of literature, vocalizations, and visual effects. Performing were j/j hastain, Yuriy Tarnawsky, Frankie Metro, Lindsey Thomas, Jeffrey Spahr-Summers, and Tom Bradley, with Jonathan Penton as MC.
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j/j hastain and Marthe Reed perform from pleth
On September 28, 2013, Unlikely Books released pleth, a full-color call-and-response collection of ekphrastic poetry by j/j hastain and Marthe Reed. The authors performed from their book at the release party at Innisfree Poetry Books & Café in Boulder, Colorado.
Tom Bradley reads from We'll See Who Seduces Whom
On September 28, 2013, Unlikely Books released We'll See Who Seduces Whom, a full-color ekphrastic graphic longpoem with text by Tom Bradley based on images by David Aronson. Tom from their book at the release party at Innisfree Poetry Books & Café in Boulder, Colorado.
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"Love Has Been Liquidated, Volume 3"
"Love Has Been Liquidated: Volume 3" is a 66-section choose-your-own-adventure A Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, even role-playing prose poem, in which the author moves away from chain letters and Internet memes and towards the total, multiversal destruction of romance. With dinosaurs.
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Seven Images by Joe Davis
"This dream of the grand fusion of knowledge has resonated throughout all of history. It was the dream of the Apollonian cult of Pythagoras and the academies of Aristotle and Plato at Athens. It was the dream of the Ptolemaic gnostics in Alexandria and the establishment their great library. These same aspirations led to the beacon of learning in Al-Andalus at the Caliphate of Cordoba and later, in the foundations of the mystical sects of Islam."
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"A Case of Public Indecency (for Chelsea Manning)"
a one-act play by Stephenson Muret
"MISS THE RIGHT THING prompts and coaxes HONORABLE YOUNG MAN to do something illicit. She holds HONORABLE YOUNG MAN's hand and bats her eyelashes at him and kisses him on the cheek and tousles his hair. She whispers to HONORABLE YOUNG MAN. She begs with her expression. She pulls his arm. HONORABLE YOUNG MAN resists at first, looking around fearful that someone might see, that they might be caught. Finally he begins to relent."
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"LAPD Traps Anti-war Marchers, Two Arrested"
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'"There was a line of police officers who told us to turn around and go back onto the street, so we listened," said Jeremy Kauffman, a demonstrator who led much of the march. "As soon as we go back in the parking lot, they slammed the gates and locked us in."'
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