FLATT SHARP

KFB FRIDAYS | THIS FRIDAY
TSphotoFlatt headshot

II.

We get home
referring to some shitty moldy apartment
we take off our clothes
referring to the clearance rack at Goodwill
we lay down in our bed
unsexed and sexless
the ritual of getting ready took
too long for both of us
and after working
our collective seven jobs
filling out applications
obsessively checking our
credit card statements
shuffling money from
savings to checking and
back again we give up
the notion of fucking
and just sleep for a while

TRAVIS SHARP “Part Five: Romance in late capitalism” from Sinister Queer Agenda (above/ground press, 2018)

The communication of experiences in which barriers are broken is one of poetry’s most crucial roles for me. MICHAEL FLATT

MICHAEL FLATT TRAVIS SHARP

FRIDAY DECEMBER 7TH

knife | fork | book
at The Dark Side Studio | 244 Augusta Avenue | 2nd Floor | Kensington Market | Toronto

Doors 6:30 Poetry 7
Access: We are a second floor walk-up with two all-gender washrooms. Please remove your shoes upon entrance.
MICHAEL FLATT is a PhD candidate in the SUNY Buffalo Poetics Program. He’s the author of Absent Receiver (Springgun, 2013) and with Derrick Mund, Chlorosis (The Operating System, 2018). He was named by J. Michael Martinez to the Poetry Society of America’s list of New American Poets in 2013, and he edits Low Frequency Press, which publishes book-like objects of marginal aesthetics. 
TRAVIS SHARP grew up in rural Alabama and now lives in Buffalo, NY. His first chapbook, Sinister Queer Agenda, came out in July 2018 with above/ground press. He’s a PhD student in the SUNY Buffalo Poetics Program and teaches youth writing workshops at the Just Buffalo Literary Center.
READ KHASHAYAR MOHAMMADI’S KFB REVIEW of MICHAEL FLATT & DERRICK MUND’s CHLOROSIS (The Operating System, 2018) HERE.

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