Excerpt from our new book! Trace Ramsey’s Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying!

By some chance Kenny and I both ended up outside before dinner. Kenny’s chestnut eyes, half closed and cradled in blood-shot netting, spotted me on the small grassy hill behind the house.  With snot running down around the corners of his mouth and onto his chin, he sprinted towards me. He had his teeth bared and lips twisted into an impossibly gnarly contortion, his hands clenched so tightly the nails burst pink against the bright white cuticles. His feet thumped on the ground so hard you would have thought he weighed several thousand pounds.  He leapt for me from a few feet away. All I could do was brace myself, cross my arms in front of my head as if the sky were collapsing around me.

He landed hard on top of me, knocking me into the grass. We beat each other for a few short and intense minutes, the flailing arms of miniature boxers tangling and swirling into blurred strikes, the power of each of us diminishing as our shadow selves elongated into the coming dusk.  There were kicks and pulled hair and bloodied lips and reddened cheeks, each of us remarkably accurate for our first fight. We dropped to the ground and turned our faces towards the house, towards the waiting dinner tables of our respective sides of the duplex, the two of us on our knees, crying and spitting and panting into in the crisp air.

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Excerpt: from Trace Ramsey’s brand-new book Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying

At night, on a rainy night, streetlights reflect off the machines and roadways, providing the only beauty we can concede to those objects.  An overhead light beaming into a pool of oil-soiled water provides enough mystery, enough beckoning from some magical world below, that a concession of majesty is not much to ask.  However, deep in those reflections are all the kings and all the slaves, all the coal-burning trains and all the diesel smoke nightmares.  In those reflections we see the destruction we work so hard to avoid yet find so easy to create.

Loneliness can become insanity, even if you forsake both words in the name of science.

Trace Ramsey, from his new Pioneers Press book Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying
We donated some Pioneers Press stuff to the door prize giveaways! Head on down to this tomorrow if you’re in NYC!
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Books Through Bars Bingo                                                                         FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19
Hosted by Caitlin Steitzer and Brittain Ashford (formerly of the BCAT and CTOWN Variety Show), with DJ Anna Theodora.
Doors at 7:30; Games at 8:00
Including prizes from The IFC Center, Gristle Tattoo, SHAG sex shop, Babeland, Pioneers Press, Pok Pok Restaurant, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Book Thug Nation, The Feminist Press, Cinnamon Snail Food Truck, Interference Archive, Verso Books, Terri Restaurant, Third Root Community Center, NYC Trapeze School, Just Seeds Arts Collective, AMC (TV network), Criterion Films, New York Public Library, and more.
Free to enter; $2/card or $5 for 3)
Book Through Bars NYC is a non-profit community group and collective which sends free donated books to people in prison. We have been around for nearly twenty years and we are a project of the ABC No Rio activist center, although for the past few years we have been doing our packing work in Brooklyn at Freebird Birds. The Books Through Bars NYC comprises approximately twenty volunteers who work to provide reading material to people who value books tremendously but have extremely limited or—in the case of many people in isolation units or in facilities with no libraries—no access to books at all.
http://www.booksthroughbarsnyc.org/

We donated some Pioneers Press stuff to the door prize giveaways! Head on down to this tomorrow if you’re in NYC!

abcnorio:

Books Through Bars Bingo                                                                         FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 19

Hosted by Caitlin Steitzer and Brittain Ashford (formerly of the BCAT and CTOWN Variety Show), with DJ Anna Theodora.

Doors at 7:30; Games at 8:00

Including prizes from The IFC Center, Gristle Tattoo, SHAG sex shop, Babeland, Pioneers Press, Pok Pok Restaurant, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Book Thug Nation, The Feminist Press, Cinnamon Snail Food Truck, Interference Archive, Verso Books, Terri Restaurant, Third Root Community Center, NYC Trapeze School, Just Seeds Arts Collective, AMC (TV network), Criterion Films, New York Public Library, and more.

Free to enter; $2/card or $5 for 3)

Book Through Bars NYC is a non-profit community group and collective which sends free donated books to people in prison. We have been around for nearly twenty years and we are a project of the ABC No Rio activist center, although for the past few years we have been doing our packing work in Brooklyn at Freebird Birds. The Books Through Bars NYC comprises approximately twenty volunteers who work to provide reading material to people who value books tremendously but have extremely limited or—in the case of many people in isolation units or in facilities with no libraries—no access to books at all.

http://www.booksthroughbarsnyc.org/

Dear Coleen, thank you for the care package! Stuff like this keeps us in the fight. Can’t wait to make VEGAN S’MORES!

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