Poetry, Music, Politics, Theater
Boog City is a small press now in its 29th year and East Village community newspaper of the same name. It has put out over 200 publications, including 35 volumes of poetry, various magazines, and a newspaper, featuring work by Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti among others, and theme issues on baseball, women’s writing, and Louisville, Ky. It hosts and curates two regular performance series—d.a. levy lives: celebrating renegade presses, featuring a non-NYC small press, its writers, and a musical act; and Classic Albums Live, where up to 13 local musical acts perform a classic album live. Past albums have included Elvis Costello, My Aim is True; Nirvana, Nevermind; Sleater-Kinney’s, Dig Me Out; and Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville. Each February and September Boog puts on the Welcome to Boog City Arts Festival of Poetry, Music, Theater, and Film, featuring up to 100 performers over five days.