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Book Launch for Ben Fama’s Cool Memories

October 19, 2013 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Soak a sugar cube in bitters

And place it in a glass

Fill the glass with champagne

The decade happens

Join BGSQD and Spork Press in releasing Ben Fama‘s Cool Memories, featuring readers Corina Copp and Stephen Boyer.

Ben Fama is the author of Mall Witch (Wonder 2012) as well as several chapbooks, including Odalisque (Bloof Books 2014) and Cool Memories (Spork Books 2013). With Andrew Durbin, he edits Wonder, an open-source publishing and events platform for poetry, performance, and new media art. He lives in New York City.

Corina Copp is the author of The Green Ray (forthcoming, Ugly Duckling Presse 2014), and chapbooks Miracle Mare (Trafficker Press 2013) and Pro Magenta/Be Met (UDP 2011). Recent work can be found in ANCIENTS, Triple Canopy’s Corrected Slogans: Reading and Writing Conceptualism, The Claudius App, Hi Zero, and elsewhere; and critical writing in SFMOMA’s Open Space, BOMB, and Cambridge Literary Review. She is currently working on The Whole Tragedy of the Inability to Love, a three-part play inspired by the work of Marguerite Duras. Its first installment, SUSANSWERPHONE, was presented at the 2012 New York City Prelude Festival, and is in development. Copp is a curator at the Segue Foundation and a 2013-2014 Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace resident.

Stephen Boyer is the author of “Parasite,” (Publication Studio 2013), “Ghosts” (Bent Boy Books 2008), and he’s published in art gallery’s and various anthologies; they also actively compiled the OWS Poetry Anthology and worked as an OWS People’s Library librarian. Their blog is


October 19, 2013
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
83A Hester St.
New York, NY 10002 United States
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646 457 0859


646 457 0859