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Taylor Pate's Book Release Party

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From the event page on Facebook:

come out to celebrate the release of taylor's first book, BECOMING THE VIRGIN, out from Action Books this spring.

readings by
Sam Sax
Ji Yoon Lee
Taylor Jacob Pate
+ music to follow

all three authors will have books for sale!
free beer + BYOB

8pm Wednesday 4.20
1301 E. 4th St.*

*hosted by Pedicab United, Texas Trike Pilots & Austin Peddicabers. big thanks to them for donating the space.

taylor jacob pate is a writer, painter & runner born in New Orleans & raised lots of other places. He received his MFA from The New Writer’s Project at UT Austin. Along with his partner Blake Lee Pate, he founded & edits smoking glue gun.

Ji Yoon Lee is a poet and translator whose most recent publication is a book of translation, Cheer Up, Femme Fatale (Action Books, 2015). She is the author of Foreigner’s Folly (Coconut Books, 2014), Funsize/Bitesize (Birds of Lace, 2013), and IMMA (Radioactive Moat, 2012). She is the winner of the Joanna Cargill prize (2014), and her manuscript was a finalist for the 1913 First Book Prize (2012). She was born in South Korea, and immigrated to the United States alone as a teen. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame. She currently lives in Texas, the state she first immigrated to, and thought escaped.

sam sax is a 2015 NEA Fellow and finalist for The Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation. He’s a poetry Fellow at The Michener Center for Writers where he serves as the Editor-in-chief of Bat City Review. He’s the two time Bay Area Grand Slam Champion & author of the chapbooks, A Guide to Undressing Your Monsters (Button Poetry, 2014) + sad boy / detective (Black Lawrence Press, 2015) + All The Rage (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2016). His poems are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Boston Review, Ploughshares, PEN Poetry Series, Poetry Magazine, + other journals