Bad Blood #8 is at a new venue. Come find us at ADX.

Witching hour at 7:00; reading at 8:00. This is your first chance to get your paws on Ben Lerner’s shiny new novel Leaving the Atocha Station (Coffee House Press), so bring some dollars for that, along with all the other great books that will be asking to come home with you. Put some dollars in the happy jar and grab a beer. This one’s going to be extra special. You’re extra special. Bad Blood thinks it’s a good match: please come.

Ben Lerner is the author of three books of poetry The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path. Lerner has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Northern California Book Award, a Fulbright Scholar in Spain, and the recipient of a 2010-2011 Howard Foundation Fellowship. In 2011 he became the first American to win the Preis der Stadt Münster für Internationale Poesie. He teaches in the writing program at Brooklyn College. Leaving the Atocha Station is his first novel.

Heather Christle is the author of What Is Amazing (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), THE TREES THE TREES (Octopus Books, 2011) and THE DIFFICULT FARM (Octopus Books, 2009), and a chapbook, The Seaside! (Minutes Books, 2010). Her poems have appeared widely in publications including The Believer, Boston Review, Gulf Coast, and The New Yorker. She has taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and at Emory University, where she was the 2009-2011 Creative Writing Fellow. She is the Web Editor for jubilat and frequently a writer in residence at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. A native of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, she lives in Western Massachusetts.

Ed Skoog was born in Topeka, Kansas in 1971, and is the author of Mister Skylight (2009) and the forthcoming Rough Day, as well as three chapbooks—Tool Kit (1996), L’Allegro and Il Penseroso (2000), and Field Recordings (2004)—and poems in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, American Poetry Review, Poetry, Threepenny Review, The New Republic and Narrative. He graduated from Kansas State University and holds an MFA from the University of Montana. He worked at New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, and Idyllwild Arts Academy. He lives in Seattle.

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