Thursday, September 26, 2013

Great Day at the Brooklyn Book Festival . . .

Carter Kaplan and Bienvenido Bones Banez

The artist Terrance Lindall sent the above photo of Kaplan and Banez in the WAH booth at the Brooklyn Book Festival, where they were displaying a copy of the third volume of the literary anthology Emanations, published by International Authors. Lindall added the following words:
Carter Kaplan and Bienvenido Bones Banez representing the WAH Center with Emanations: Third Eye (purchase on Amazon), the definitive contemporary surrealist edition . . . Surreal Armageddon!
Kaplan also sent a report:
As you know, last Sunday International Authors had a display at the Brooklyn Book Festival. I am happy to report that things went very well. should like to thank Kristine Shmenco and Bien Banez for their help staffing the table. Also, I wish to acknowledge the generosity of Yuko Nii and Terrance Lindall of the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, who made our presence at the Festival possible. Yuko and Terrance have been very kind to International Authors over the years, and I think I speak for all of us when I say that we are very grateful for having such good friends!
For more details and several photos, visit Kaplan's blog. Meanwhile, John Williams, writing "The Lit Set's Day in the Sun" (NYT, September 23, 2013), describes the general scene:
The festival is geared toward a low-tech, indie crowd. Many display booths feature smaller publishers, literary magazines and used-book dealers, and not many gadgets or corporate brands are in sight.
That explains the presence of International Authors. Incidentally, a number of my poems appear in this volume of Emanations, and readers with some connection to Korea will be interested to know that one of the poems concerns one man's fantasy about the Korean singer Insooni.

Amazon's "Look Inside" function is activated for a peek within the book . . .

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