Tuesday, November 30, 2010

the hermit & other poems

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'the hermit & other poems' is written by & starring Edgar Oliver. It includes 'The Hermit', poems excerpted from 'a portrait of new york by a wanderer there' and 'mother was a hit run driver' from his play 'Motel Blue 19'.

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Original music composed for the film by Michal Szostalo & performed by Daniel Levin. Art by Aaron Howard.

Edgar Oliver started performing in New York at the Pyramid in the mid-1980's alongside artists including Hapi Phace, Kembra Pfahler, Samoa and playwright Kestutis Nakas.

As a playwright, many of Oliver's plays have been staged at La MaMa and other downtown NYC theatres, including The Seven Year Vacation, The Poetry Killer, Hands in Wartime, Motel Blue 19 and Mosquito Succulence.

As a stage actor, he has performed in countless plays including Edward II with Cliplight Theater, Marc Palmieri's Carl the Second, Lipsynka's Dial M for Model and numerous productions at Axis including Trinity 5:29, A Glance at New York (Edinburgh Festival Fringe & NYC), Julius Caesar, USS Frankenstein, the Hospital series, Seven in One Blow, or the Brave Little Kid and the one-man show East 10th Street: Self Portrait with Empty House (written by Edgar & directed by Randy Sharp - Edinburgh Festival Fringe & NYC).

Edgar is also one of the most beloved storytellers at The Moth.

His film roles include That's Beautiful Frank, Henry May Long (directed by Axis' Randy Sharp) and Gentlemen Broncos (directed by Jared Hess). His published works include A Portrait of New York by a Wanderer There and Summer (published by oilcan press - oilcanpress.org); and The Man Who Loved Plants (published by Panther Books and available at Goodie.org).

Thursday, November 11, 2010

ALWAYS/FAR party- a new book by David Francis from oilcan press

always/far cover


oilcan press presents
a limited edition of ALWAYS/FAR
a NEW book of lyrics from the first two albums illustrated with drawings by the author in glorious black and white followed by a jam session recitations for all-nighters

15 4th Street, Apt. 3 Brooklyn

Take the F or G train to Carroll St. stop exit at the front of the train (2nd Place) walk down Smith Street (against traffic) pass 2nd Place on your right 3rd Street on your left the next block is 4th Street

Thank you and hope to See you


Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

the records of a travel worn satchel

Settled in trap-pots,
Octopuses may be exulting
In their ecstasy of a single night
Under the moon of summer.

Basho 17c.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

monsters & flowers: collage by aaron howard. opening june 25!!

monsters & flowers: collage by aaron howard.

come see the wonders & horrors of flowers & monsters:

monsters & flowers traverse nineteenth century papers & more contemporary elements in the realm of books broken.

june 25, 2010 6-9:30pm

@ A Tree Grows In Brooklyn
479 Grand St & Union 11211 june 25-july 5


a tree grows in brooklyn is an antique store & upholsterer in williamsburg near the lorimer L stop & the hewes J stop. this is the first in a series of summer shows.

buy 'book of broken pages' 1

Thursday, May 13, 2010

oilcan press takes submissions for two zines:

oilcan press takes submissions for two zines: 

firstly:  EYE SOCKET
an epistolary zine.  if you have letterlike, lettery, ish, ical, tional letterage things to submit that'd be cool.  it'll be a ongoing publication. words or art if it works.

second zine:  'the book of broken pages'
it is about broken things.  brokennesses.
whether it's reassembly, assembly or disassembly.
mostly art.  a zine of few words. 
this will also be an ongoing experience.

both will be black and white photocopied projects. think abt contrast.

11 x 17 folded in half.  yr submissions shldnt be bigger than 8.5 X 11. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

edgar oliver reading & screening. april 27, 2010. gershwin hotel.

a reading by edgar oliver

a reading by edgar oliver

& a screening to celebrate the release of a new DVD.

the hermit & other poems

tuesday april 27, 2010

8 pm


the Gershwin Hotel
7 East 27th St.
btw. 5th & Madison Ave.



Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Friday, March 5, 2010

talking to you is like throwing stones in a well.

if reading is too hard for you, here's the audio from the basement of unnameable books with david francis and alex colwell: talking to you is like throwing stones in a well

talking to you is like throwing stones in a well.
wait on an echo to know how you are.

talking to you is like throwing stones in a well.
a measure of distance known
as stones echo shapes of things.

you can hear shapes if you listen
& sound wraps objects & motion.

talking to you is like throwing stones in a well.

i wish i could hover to see shapes in the water
made by each stone & the sound that rings out
as the stone sinks in dark water.
seeing with your ears leaves you in the dark
as the stone sinks in deep water
in an emotional key. i wish i could fly.
there's always water. sometimes it stays dark longer.

talking to you is like throwing stones in a well
listen for echo to know what shape you're in.

talking to you is like throwing stones in a well
each stone is a sound that fell in the earth's ear.