Great Apes and Great Poems: 'Buddha vs. Bonobo' Book Launch Party

  • October 21, 2017
  • 7:00 - 9:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
    1350 East Sunrise Boulevard Espacio Gallery
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
  • 860-836-4418
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October 21st, 2017. 7:00pm-9:30pm. Spoken Word Poetry Performances featuring Annik Adey-Babinski (OKAY COOL NO SMOKING LOVE PONY, 2017), Cathleen Chambless (Nec(Romantic), 2016) & Brendan Walsh (Go, 2016) to celebrate the release of Brendan Walsh's third book of Poetry, Buddha vs. Bonobo (Sutra Press, 2017). Come enjoy three young South Florida poetic voices, grab a drink from the bar, and have some books signed to support local artists and the preservation of vital bonobo habitat. All humans and other great apes welcome--free and open to the public.Author Royalties from the sale of Buddha vs. Bonobo will be donated to Lola ya Bonobo and the Bonobo Conservation Initiative, two organizations that work to preserve natural bonobo habitat and reintegrate captive bonobos into the wild.

The Poets:

Brendan Walsh has lived and taught in South Korea, Laos, and South Florida. His work appears in Glass Poetry, Wisconsin Review, Mudfish, Lines + Stars, and other journals. He is the author of Make Anything Whole (Five Oaks) and Go (Aldrich). His chapbook, Buddha vs. Bonobo, is forthcoming from Sutra Press. He’s online at

Cathleen Chambless is from Miami, Florida. She graduated with her MFA in poetry from FIU. She is also a visual artist and activist. She facilitates popular education based anti- oppression workshops with Miami's grassroots organization Seed 305. Her work has appeared in MPC's 10 Cent Journal , the anthology A Touch of Saccharine, Storm Cycle 2014 & 2015, The Electronic Encyclopedia of Experimental Literature, Jai-Alai, The Mind[Less] Muse, Fjords Review, Grief Diaries, Wussy Mag, and she was a poetry finalist for the Bellingham Review's 2014 Parallel Award for poetry. She co-authors a queer/feminist zine called Phallacies.

Annik Adey-Babinski grew up in Ottawa, Canada. She has received fellowships from the Banff Center and The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Her poetry has appeared in Forklift, Ohio, Prelude, and The Best New Poets Series . Her poems were published in the Jai-Alai Books anthology Eight Miami Poets . She is a technical writer in Miami, Florida.



1350 E Sunrise Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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