Hey! Come on out on Friday night to American Medium. I'm releasing a new book by my dear friend Kalliopi Mathios. Scope the press release below :-)
Kalliopi Mathios: circusheart Launch Party
Friday, August 17th | 7:00pm | American Medium | 515 W 20th, 3N, NYC
Readings from: Shireen Ahmed, Peter BD, Valerie Hsiung, Aida Riddle, and Kalliopi Mathios
Order a copy to pick up at the launch HERE
Social Malpractice Publishing presents circusheart, a new collection of short fiction and poems by New York writer Kalliopi Mathios. Released in a very limited first edition of 50 signed and numbered copies, circusheart steeps black comedy into the lamentable conditions of contemporary labor and love. Debt, death, and drugs pulse rhythmically in stories of—and eulogies for—grifters, it-girls, horsegirls, husbands, and questionable art enthusiasts. Scammer extraordinaire P.T. Barnum once asserted that "clowns are the pegs on which the circus is hung," a prescient metaphor for the present day New York City that Mathios documents herein. This is Kalliopi Mathios' first project with Social Malpractice Publishing.