The So and So Series


An Impromptu So and So

Jim Behrle * Farrah Field * Katy Henricksen * Jared White

Saturday * April 26th * 8pm * The Distillery * 516 East Second Street * South Boston, MA 02127

Feel free to bring booze and snacks.

Jim Behrle is the author of She’s My Best Friend (Pressed Wafer), City Point (Pressed Wafer) and The (Purple) Notebook of the Lake (Braincase). He sleeps on a floor in Greenpoint.

Rising, Farrah Field's first book of poems will be published in early 2009 by Four Way Books. Other poems are forthcoming in Another Chicago Magazine, Fulcrum, Harp & Altar, and Typo. She lives in Brooklyn.

Katy Henriksen was born and raised in the Arkansas Ozarks. She is the design editor of the poetry journal Cannibal, which she creates with her husband Matt Henriksen in their tiny railroad apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. She also helps run the Burning Chair Readings. Her music and culture writing may be found in Venus Zine, The Brooklyn Rail, Paste, Publishers Weekly,, Rust Buckle, and elsewhere. Four of her poems are forthcoming in Tight.

Jared White grew up near Boston and is currently living in Brooklyn, New York. His poems have appeared in such journals as Barrow Street, Fugue, Harp and Altar, The Modern Review and Sawbuck; they are forthcoming in Fulcrum, Horse Less Review, LVNG and elsewhere. He's about to finish his MFA at Columbia University, where he received a prize from the Academy of American Poets in 2005. He blogs from time to time about poems and culture at


April's Broadside

The second series of Manila Broadsides has begun! This time around, they are going to be perforated triptychs. Sweet. This month features the poets Lily Brown, Betsy Wheeler, and Mark Yakich, and the artist Mike Dacey. Buy it here!


The Deuce

So and So's second birthday went swimmingly (it even got some floaties...we recently got an above-ground pool). Thank you to all who came (we hope you like your goody bags). And special thanks to Lily, Betsy, and Mark for the poems.

Lily Brown, reading from a book with many minds.

Betsy Wheeler, shushing us. BTW, she's from Shushville.

Mark Yakich, moving the earth with his equipment.


The Terrible Twos

So and So turns THIS many!!!

Lily Brown * Betsy Wheeler * Mark Yakich

Saturday * April 12th * 8pm * The Distillery * 516 East Second Street * South Boston, MA 02127

Feel free to bring booze and snacks.

Lily Brown was born and raised in Massachusetts and currently lives in San Francisco. She is the author of the chapbook The Renaissance Sheet, published by Octopus Books in 2007, and her second chapbook, Old with You, is forthcoming from Kitchen Press in 2008. Poems have appeared or will appear in Typo, Octopus, Handsome, Coconut, Fence, Pleiades and 26.

Originally from the Upper Mississippi River Valley, Betsy Wheeler studied poetry and the art of the book at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse where she was a Maple House Fellow for Sutton Hoo Press. She received her MFA in poetry from The Ohio State University in 2005, then lived, worked, and wrote as the Stadler Fellow at Bucknell University's Stadler Center for Poetry from 2005-2007. Her poems have recently appeared in The Journal, Bat City Review, MiPoesias, Pebble Lake Review, Forklift Ohio, Ping Pong, and Absent. Her chapbook, Start Here, is available from Small Anchor Press. Co-editor of Pilot and Pilot Books, she lives in Northampton, Massachusetts where she works for Wondertime magazine.

Mark Yakich's new poetry collection is The Importance of Peeling Potatoes in Ukraine (Penguin 2008). He lives in New Orleans. His website is