Wednesday, November 6, 2013

ColdCuts SALON: Friday Nov. 15th @7pm

Marc Vincenz

Born in Hong Kong during the height of the Cultural Revolution, Marc Vincenz has spent most of his life on the road. He has lived in England, Switzerland, Spain, Hong Kong, China, the United
States, and has traveled far and wide to such remote locations such as central Siberia, the Amazon Rainforest, Tibet, India’s Thar Desert, and China’s Kun Lun Mountains. After many years of business and travel in the Far East, he finally settled in Shanghai in the 90s.
His work has appeared in many journals both online and in print, including Washington Square Review, Fourteen Hills, The Canary, The Bitter Oleander, Superstition Review, Crab Creek Review, The Battersea Review, St. Petersburg Review, Tears in the Fence, Pirene’s Fountain, Exquisite Corpse, The Potomac, Poetry Salzburg Review, Spillway, Stirring, MiPOesias and Guernica. His work has been translated into German, Russian and Romanian. He has been awarded several grants from the Swiss Arts Council for his translations.

His recent books include The Propaganda Factory, or Speaking of Trees (2011); Gods of a Ransacked Century (Unlikely Books, 2013), Mao's Mole (Neopoiesis Press, 2013) and forthcoming, Beautiful Rush (Unlikely Books, 2014) and a meta-novel, Behind the Wall at the Sugar Works (Spuyten Duyvil, 2014). A new English-German bi-lingual collection, Additional Breathing Exercises is forthcoming from Wolfbach Verlag, Zurich (2014). He is also completing a spoken-word album to be released by Neuroshell Records, New York. He is Publisher and Executive Editor of MadHat (Mad Hatters’ Review) and MadHat Press and Coeditor-in-Chief of Fulcrum: an annual of poetry and aesthetics. He now divides his time between Reykjavik, Zurich, Berlin and New York City. 

 1998, Jonathan Penton founded the literary electronic
magazine Unlikely Stories. Since then, has grown into a contemporary multimedia journal of sociopolitical and cultural essays, reviews, interviews, criticism, poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction, movies, visual art, music, cross-media work, and first-hand tales of political and cultural activism, now known as Unlikely Stories: Episode IV. It has spawned a print and e-book subsidiary, Unlikely Books, which has published, among other things, the 418-page anthology (CD and DVD attached) Unlikely Stories of the Third Kind.
Jonathan has participated in, organized, and promoted literary and arts events throughout north America, in places like New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Denver, Atlanta, New Orleans, El Paso and Juarez, Mexico. His own poetry chapbooks are Last Chap (Vergin’ Books, 2004), Painting Rust and Blood and Salsa (bound together by Unlikely Books, 2006) and Prosthetic Gods (Winged City Chapbooks, 2008). He has worked as an editor and webmaster for a number of arts organizations. 

Jonathan currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Unlikely Stories: Episode IV and Unlikely Books, Managing Editor for both Fulcrum and MadHat Press, and a co-ordinator for Acadiana Wordlab, a weekly literary drafting workshop in Lafayette, Louisiana. He is starting a new imprint of translation, Coeur Publishing.