03 October, 2008

all hallows eve

earthworm reading series

friday, october 31 @ 7:30 pm

presenting . . .

Rodney Koeneke & Craig Santos Perez

AT: 899 oak street, apt 7, san francisco
* 415 412 4682(corner of oak and pierce--my apartment)

DATE: friday, october 31

TIME: 7:30 pm ...reading starts promptly at 8 pm

**party follows... byob!
vampire teeth will be abundant and available. weird costuming encouraged.

Rodney Koeneke is the author of Musee Mechanique (BlazeVOX, 2006) and Rouge State (Pavement Saw, 2003). A new collection, Rules for Drinking Forties, will appear as a Cy Press chapbook this fall. A recent collaboration with Jim Dine is forthcoming as part of Dine's "Hot Dream (52 Books)" project from Steidl in December. He lives in Portland, OR where he curates the Tangent Reading Series with Jules Boykoff and Kaia Sand.

Craig Santos Perez, a native Chamoru from the Pacific Island of Guahan (Guam), has lived in California since 1995. He received his MFA in Poetry from the University of San Francisco and is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Comparative Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley. He is co-founder of Achiote Press and author of several chapbooks. His first book, from Unincorporated Territory, is now available from Tinfish Press.

09 September, 2008

The Rust Life

i'm so happy to announce the publication of The Rust Life by Jack Crimmins, out now from earthworm press and projects!
$10, perfect bound, 57 pages.
available soon from SPD, or email me for a copy:
Jack Crimmins is the author of the poetry collections, Kit Fox Blues, published by Diane di Prima's press, and The Rust Life. earthworm press & projects has also published a chapbook of Jack's poem collages, Time has Razors'. Jack works as a licensed therapist with kids and families in community mental health in Sonoma County.

07 September, 2008

earthworm in september !!!

earthworm reading series
saturday, september 13 @ 7:30 pm

presenting . . .

Cynthia Sailers & Renee Evans & David Petrelli

AT: 899 oak street, apt 7, san francisco * 415 412 4682
(corner of oak and pierce--my apartment)

DATE: saturday, september 13

TIME: 7:30 pm ...reading starts promptly at 8 pm

**party follows... byob!

Cynthia Sailers is pursuing a doctorate in psychology and writing a dissertation on perversion in groups. Her book, Lake Systems, was published by Tougher Disguises in 2004, and Atticus/Finch published her chapbook Rose Lungs. Cynthia also serves on the board of Small Press Traffic and curated the New Brutalism series in Oakland from 2003–05.

Renee Evans just recently moved back to San Francisco. She received her MFA in fiction from Bard College in 2006 and is the author of the prose chapbook, How it Burned, and the comic book series, The Secret Life. She spends her spare time making books, checking the mail, cutting up instructional manuals and medical textbooks, and her indentured time as a line cook.

david petrelli is an artist with a background in painting, printmaking,writing, street art and macrobiotic cooking . for the last 3 years he has been collaborating with modern dance companies and underground sound systems in the bay area in the medium of video art and music : experimental music , hip hop, and jazz and field recordings are of interest as well as a passion for poetry, visual and sound collage.

SAVE THE DATE: october 31, a special halloween earthworm... presenting.... Rodney Koeneke & Craig Santos Perez

27 August, 2008


hi all,

the september and october earthworms are on the tip of my tongue!

in the meantime, how about a picture of your other, less amiable host, lucycat?

20 August, 2008

yes yes y'all

this is me, jason morris, and david brazil posing for dodie bellamy's camera at earthworm on august 8.

earthworm and try! magazine are on some blogs as of late...this makes me happy.

from dodie bellamy (this photo was pirated from her site...thanks dodie!):


from stan apps: http://nonprovocativeurl.blogspot.com/2008/08/try-magazine.html

the september earthworm is currently coming to fruition! i'll make an announcement shortly.

until then, much love comrades! xo, sara

25 July, 2008

earthworm reading series #4

earthworm reading series

august 9 @ 7:30 pm


Jason Morris & Erica Lewis

AT: 899 oak street, apt 7, san francisco * 415 412 4682

(corner of oak and pierce--i.e. my apartment)

DATE: august 9

TIME: 7:30 pm ...reading starts promptly at 8 pm

**a party follows... byob!

Jason Morris is a native Vermonter. His poems have appeared in Mirage #4 Periodical, Ping Pong, Salt Hill, Forklift, Ohio & elsewhere. His essay on the new sincerity was in Jacket. He edits BIG BELL & works as a bartender in the upper Haight.

erica lewis received her MFA from Mills College where she was awarded the 2008 Mary Merritt Henry Prize for poetry. her work has appeared or is forthcoming in P-Queue, Ur Vox, Cricket Online Review, Try!, and alice blue, among others. Chapbooks are forthcoming in early 2009 from Etherdome and Queue.

17 July, 2008

thanks to Alan Bernheimer for these images from the earthworm reading, july 5, presenting david brazil and cedar sigo. i was most pleased to host a full house audience, and apparently APPARITIONS!

david brazil at earthworm

Cedar Sigo by the light of the earthworm lamp

03 June, 2008

earthworm series #3

earthworm reading series

july 5 @ 7:30 pm


Cedar Sigo & David Brazil

AT: 899 oak street, apt 7, san francisco * 415 412 4682

(corner of oak and pierce--i.e. my apartment)

DATE: july 5

TIME: 7:30 pm ...reading starts promptly at 8 pm
**a party follows... byob!

Cedar Sigo is 30 years old. His books include Selected Writings, Stranger In Town and Expensive Magic. Poems have appeared in recent issues of Canteen, Currency & String of Small Machines

David Brazil lives in Oakland. Together with Sara M Larsen he edits TRY! magazine. Chapbooks of his writing are forthcoming from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs and TAXT.

01 May, 2008

earthworm series #2

earthworm reading series

may 23 @ 7:30 pm


Brandon Brown and Erika Staiti

AT: 899 oak street, apt 7, san francisco * 415 412 4682

(corner of oak and pierce--i.e. my apartment)

DATE: may 23

TIME: 7:30 pm ...reading starts promptly at 8 pm
**and of course a party follows... byob!

28 April, 2008

and yes,

the post below is repost from my blog saralarsen.tumblr.com

but that's okay.

earthworm highlights

for me to intelligently talk about the multifarious nature of the earthworm reading at my place this past friday is just too daunting at this precise moment, as i am in a much too-tired state this fine monday.

i will say, however, that this was like no other reading i’ve been to lately…it couldn’t have been a better beginning to this fledgling series!

to begin, we said “fuck intros” and rolled right into lauren shufran’s reading in my living room, which was quite simply astounding … after a short break suzanne stein invited us all to sprawl on my bed and in my bedroom (and i concurred) for a cozy yet heated discussion of poetics, labor and community ethics. really amazing. it was broadly noted afterward that this is a conversation that we do not have often enough.

following that, there was much dancing on the bed, whiskey/pbr drinking, greek translating, poetics debating, brisk discussing, and a bit of confusion over bus lines. some rooftop shenanigans were also noted.

overall, wondrous.

many thanks to all.

on may 23, brandon brown and erika staiti will kick out the jams for the earthworm series #2, same time, same place.


22 April, 2008

earthworm series #1

earthworm reading series

april 25 @ 7:30 pm

hi all, please join me for the very first ever earthworm reading series!


Suzanne Stein and Lauren Shufran

AT: 899 oak street, apt 7, san francisco

(corner of oak and pierce--i.e. my apartment)

DATE: april 25

TIME: 7:30 pm ...reading starts promptly at 8 pm

**party follows... byob!

Suzanne Stein is a poet. Her work has appeared in Bay Poetics, War & Peace 3, Mirage Periodical, Both Both, Commonweal, New Langton Arts, the San Francisco Exploratorium, Artists Television Access, and elsewhere. Two of several projects forthcoming this year: a chapbook, "Passenger Ship", from Ypolita press, and "Signs of Life" from O Books. Former co-director and film curator at four walls gallery, she works currently as community producer at the SFMOMA. Suzanne is editor and publisher of the small press TAXT, and she lives in Oakland. Please visit www.taxtpress.blogspot.com or www.i-caved.blogspot.com

THIS bio is the last Lauren will ever have to write in which she confesses that she's still working on her MFA at SFState. Instead she'll be dedicating time to her newly-discovered hobbies of crashing academic conferences and forging donor forms to have her sympathetic nervous system posthumously plastinated. Her current project is an abridged world history of all losers in war and love written in classical Arabic metrics.

Time Has Razors by Jack Crimmins

i'm so proud of earthworm's premier chapbook, Time Has Razors by Jack Crimmins!

all color collages w/ poems embedded. torn paper from Cambridge, Massachusetts construction sites & magazines.

letterpress dark blue cover with silver print. full color print inside.
first editon. 36 pp. fine in sewn wrappers.

limited edition of 76 copies, 26 of which are lettered and signed by the author.

for paypal, email me at sara.maria.larsen@gmail.com

or buy a copy online at abe books:


Jack Crimmins is the author of a book of poems, Kit Fox Blues,

with an introduction by Diane di Prima, published by di Prima’s press,

Eidolon Editions, (San Francisco 2006). He’s published seven chapbooks.

Recent poems appear in Ampersand and Paterson Literary Review. He lives

north of San Francisco and works as a licensed psychotherapist.