Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Fast Geek Press will be celebrating the release of a new poetry book called “Denver” by Ken Arkind and illustrated by Charly Fasano by holding two events in Denver, Colorado on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March, 30, 2013. 

“Denver” is a poem by Ken Arkind and collection of linocut print illustrations by Charly Fasano that tours a city cursed by its history. It is a bar by bar, neighborhood by neighborhood breakdown of the self destructive nature of a drunk and proud place where men and women are destined to lose

On Friday, March 29, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Fast Geek Press presents a multimedia art show of linocut block prints on stretched canvas, poetry and films by Charly Fasano at The Fast Geek Boutique (321 W. 11th Ave. Denver, CO). All the illustrations from “Denver” will be on display as well as series of linocut prints based on Lucha Libre Wrestling, drunken squirrel hunting and bowling at the Fireside Bowl in Chicago, Illinois. 

On Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 8:00 PM Fast Geek Press presents “Denver” by Ken Arkind Book Release Party at The Deer Pile (206 E. 13th Ave, Denver, CO). This event will feature poetry readings by Ken Arkind and Charly the city mouse Fasano, Denver Minor Disturbance featuring Jozer and music by Hindershot. Donations accepted.

Ken Arkind is an American National Poetry Slam Champion, Tedx Fellow, Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam Champion and published poet who has performed his work in 49 States, 6 countries and at over 150 colleges and universities.  He is the current Executive Director and head coach of Denver Minor Disturbance, an independent literary arts organization dedicated to helping Colorado youth find voice through the mediums of poetry and performance. 

Charly “the city mouse” Fasano is a poet, block printer, and filmmaker from Ithaca, NY, via Denver, Colorado. He is the founder of Fast Geek Press, Pretend You Can Reab audio zine, and As Well As Magazine. He has released a vinyl ep, a CD, two cassette tapes and four books of poems.  Fasano’s poems have appeared in Yellow Rake Zine, Lubricated Magazine, Growing Strange Magazine, This Ain’t No Cowtown Compilation: Number Two and's Compilation Vol. 1. His films and music videos have appeared at, and The Onion’s AV Club online.
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