Saturday, May 16, 2020 7:00 PM
In the basement of the store.
2476 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley
Mark Terrill’s new book of poems, launching tonight, is Great Balls of Doubt, a collection of poems and prose poems with illustrations by Jon Langford, hailed by Anne Waldman as “a solid collection from a vigilant compañero of the real work, an ally of the Zen wing of the New American Poetry of observation & witness.” Born in Berkeley, Terrill has lived for many years in Germany, publishing numerous collections of poetry and prose, including Bread & Fish (The Figures, 2002) and Diamonds & Sapience (Dark Style, 2017). His work has appeared in over a thousand journals and anthologies, including City Lights Review, Bombay Gin, Empty Mirror, Jacket, Diagram, Rattle, RHINO, and Talisman, and been translated into French, German, and Portuguese.
Jon Langford is a musician and visual artist who first came to prominence with art/punk music collective the Mekons. He has also released many recordings as a solo artist and with other bands (the Three Johns, the Waco Brothers, Four Lost Souls, and more). Tonight he will accompany Terrill’s reading on guitar and also perform songs from his own extensive repertoire. Langford’s art has been collected in two books, Nashville Radio and Skull Orchard Revisited, and in 2015 he was artist in residence at the Country Music Hall of Fame, which commissioned him to paint a series of portraits for its exhibition “Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City.”