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Ian Babylon and AWG are inviting you to a scheduled
Zoom Opening Reception and super fun Dance Party!

WHEN: Friday, November 13, from 7:30 p.m. to…??
WHAT: Artist Talk: 7:30 – 8:00 p.m.
WHAT: Dance Party: 8:00 – 9:30+ p.m.

Housekeeping: Upon joining make sure your video is ON, audio OFF, and ensure you’re set to MUTE, unless you’re an exhibiting artist, or you’ve “raised your hand”

Dance Partiers are limited to the first 100 folks joining, so if you can’t get immediately onto the Zoom channel at 7:30, check back in at 8 or 9 p.m. No Cover! BYOB. We want you to join in!

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Gather round Netizens and let me sing to you a tale of the trim-ankled artists of Babylon & Co. We’ll talk, toast, and offer insight for this exhibition at Atlantic Works Gallery. Dialogue to conclude at 8 with more toasting, fun times, exhibition images set to good rump shaking music, with obligatory silly Zoom faces for what will surely be a lovely time. Looks like there are reasons to dance again. Save a spot for me on your dance cards for when we can do this in person?
See you there Sailors. xoxo IB et al.

Yesterday evening’s poetry reading with Joel Sloman


Joel Sloman


The Atlantic Works Poetry Reading Series Continues on April 24th with a reading by poet Joel Sloman. A gallery party kicks off at 6:00pm, with the readings beginning at 7pm. Refreshments will be served.

Joel Sloman was born in Brooklyn in 1943 and grew up there.  In 1966, he became the assistant director of The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church In-the-Bowery, under its director, Joel Oppenheimer, and edited its journal, The World.  He is the author of Virgil’s Machines (1966), Bus Poems (1992), Stops (1997), and Cuban Journal (2000).   His most recent publication is a chapbook, Off the Beaten Trakl (2009).  Since 1969, he has lived near Boston, presently in Medford.

“Sloman can evoke sensory impressions with thrilling, hallucinatory precision; among them his anxious questions vanish and reappear like pilgrims wandering in an immense but enticing forest.” (from the preface to Stops (1997), Denise Levertov)

Kythe Heller’s poetry reading, scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2014 (7-9PM) has been cancelled.

Heller will be joining us again at Atlantic Works in March, date TBA. Stay tuned for updates.

The Atlantic Works Poetry Reading Series opens on September 19th with readings by poets Erica Anzalone and Andrew K. Peterson. The reading coincides with Atlantic Works’s exhibition, Through & Through. A gallery party kicks off at 6pm, with the readings beginning at 8pm.


Erica Anzalone holds an MFA from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she was awarded a Schaeffer fellowship. Her first book, Samsara, is the winner of the 2011 Noemi Press Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Denver Quarterly, Hotel Amerika, Pleiades, the Colorado Review, and many other journals. She is currently Book Review Editor of the literary magazine Interim.

Andrew K. Peterson‘s poetry books include some deer left the yard moving day (BlazeVox Books 2013), Karaoke Lipsync Opera (White Sky eBooks 2012), and Museum of Thrown Objects (BlazeVox 2010). His chapbook bonjour meriwether and the rabid maps was runner up in Fact-Simile Press’ Equinox Chapbook Contest and was published in 2011. He edits summer stock, an online literary journal.