November 17 reading

A reading with Upstairs at Duroc
corrupt press

Thursday, November 17
Berkeley Books of Paris
8 rue Casimir Delavigne
75006 Paris
Metro Odeon

The Paris literary journal Upstairs at Duroc and corrupt press invite you to a reading at Berkeley Books.
Come hear new poetry by: Rebecca Farivar, Dylan Harris, Nina Karacosta, and George Vance.

About the readers:
Rebecca Farivar is the author of Correct Animal (Octopus Books) and the chapbook American Lit (Dancing Girl Press). She holds an MFA from St. Mary’s College of California. Her poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, 6×6, Octopus Magazine, RealPoetik, and elsewhere. A California native, she currently lives in Bonn, Germany.

Dylan Harris is an English poet taking advantage of his EU passport to live and work in various EU countries. This sequence of culture changes has come to dominate his poetry. He is the author of the smoke (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press), antwerp and europe (both from wurm press, Dublin). His poetry and photographs can be found in nthposition and Upstairs at Duroc and on his website, He founded corrupt press, a Paris-based poetry press, in February 2011, and will be reading poems by corrupt press poets unable to launch in Paris, including Anamaria Crow-Serrano and Steve Dalachinsky.

Nina Karacosta has had work published in Pomegranate Seeds: An Anthology of Greek-American Poetry, Best of Stain Anthology, Surreal-zine, The Melancholy Dane, The Smoking book, Ditch, Upstairs at Duroc, issue.Zero, UpStart, Tears in the Fence, and Core. She is an actor and poet. Born in Athens, Greece she moved to London in 1993, to New York City in 1995 and to Paris in 2009, which she now considers home. She has degrees in Physics from the University of Patras, Greece, and in Theater from Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. She has studied poetry with Ann Waldman, Alice Notley, Marge Piercy and others at the Poetry Project and the Poets House in New York. Her chapbook Previous Vertigos is published by corrupt press.

George Vance, author of A Short Circuit (corrupt press), has lived in & out of Paris for the last 30 years. He has read at numerous Paris venues and his work has been published in Upstairs at Duroc, Pharos, the on-line magazines Ekleksographia, nthposition and Retort. A regular contributor to the poetry blog Rewords  he is also the creator of the video installation ‘Heights of Experience.’ Vance continues to work on text/image fusion and street art experiments, currently zeroing in on manhole covers.