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NOV 24, 2012


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Nico Vassilakis

Why: For years, Nico Vassilakis has been livening up readings with his experimental performances. (One time, he silently, methodically ripped a poem to pieces and then sat down.) But now, Vassilakis and his lovely new bride are moving away, and this reading for his exciting new book, The Last Vispo Anthology: Visual Poetry 1998–2008, will double as a going-away bash. Vispo isn’t your typical stodgy poetry anthology. Instead, it’s a conceptual comic book that investigates words as carriers of meaning until they become abstract symbols that can be played with in entirely new ways. (Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery, 1201 S Vale St, www.fantagraphics.com, 6 pm, free)

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