After shutting down his previous zine, The Yellow Rake, Polk wanted to work on a fresh collection of criticisms, fiction and think pieces — so he enlisted friends such as restaurant owner/local culture purveyor Dan Landes and poet Ken Arkind for Suspect Press. The resulting quarterly is free and filled with short stories, music-related interviews, regular columns, real-life reflections, and reviews of local and national albums and books.
Tonight’s program will celebrate the creation of Suspect Press with live readings from renowned slam poets, including Suzi Q. Smith and Arkind, as well as comedy from Kristin Rand and Jim Hickox, live music from Joe Sampson, deejaying by Polk and more. The party starts at 9 p.m. at the Deer Pile, 206 East 13th Avenue. As with all events at the Deer Pile, there will be a suggested donation, but no one will be turned away. For more information, visit facebook.com/suspectpress.
Sat., Dec. 21, 9 p.m., 2013