VLAK 1 will be launched in London at Birkbeck College, 32 Tavistock Square, on the 29th of October, from 6pm, featuring readings by Allen Fisher, Caroline Bergvall, Sean Bonney, Holly Pester, Carol Watts, Richard Tipping, Lawrence Upton, Benedict Taylor & Louis Armand.
Previous launch events took place in Prague and New York. In Prague at Shakespeare & Sons Bookstore, U Luzickeho seminare 10, on the 6th of October, 6pm, with readings by Thor Garcia, Catherine Hales, David Vichnar, Louis Armand, Stephan Delbos and Holly Tavel. And in New York at the St Marks Poetry Project, 131 E. 10th St., New York, on the 27th of September, 8pm. The launch featured readings by Abigail Child, Pierre Joris, Eileen Myles, Elizabeth Gross, Marjorie Welish, Vincent Katz, Stephanie Barber, Arlo Quint, Stacy Szymaszek, John Wilkinson, Jess Fiorini, Joshua Cohen, Stephanie Strickland and Christine Wertheim. For more details see http://poetryproject.org/program-calendar/vlak.html
Contributors to VLAK 1.1 include Abigail Child, Holly Tavel, Marjorie Perloff, Alexander Jorgensen, Joshua Cohen, Eileen Myles, Stephanie Barber, John Wilkinson, Matt Hall, Stephanie Strickland, Allen Fisher, Marjorie Welish, Catherine Hales, Mez, Karen Mac Cormack, Robert Sheppard, Bill Mousoulis, Ali Alizadeh, Ron Padget, Brandon Downing, Pam Brown, Thor Garcia, John Coletti, Jessica Fiorini, Bruce Andrews, Richard Tipping, Vincent Farnsworth, Mark Terrill, Elizabeth Gross, Douglas Piccinnini, Stephan Delbos, Arlo Quint, Vincent Katz, Veronique Vassiliou, Vadim Erent, Pierre Joris, Habib Tengour, Aaron Lowinger, Darren Tofts, Ian Haig, Louis Armand, John Kinsella, Steve McCaffery, Stacey Szymaszek, Mike Farrell, Andrea Brady, Edwin Torres, Alli Warren, Jess Mynes, Tim Gaze, Jen Hofer, Lina Ramona Vitkauskas, Ales Steger, Betsy Fagin, Amande In, Jena Osman, Henry Hills, Keith Jones, Octavio Armand, John Godfrey, Allyssa Wolf... and more!