Poetry. A book of parties, monsters, paranoia, UFOs, friends and the Bay Area. Set in the 90s and beyond, John Sakkis's RAVE ON! finds beauty in the "trainwreck," that liminal space where dissonant sounds and kinetic energies commingle, forming a new kind of static, where the party begins after the music stops.
JOHN SAKKIS is the author of RAVE ON! (BOTH BOTH Books, 2016), THE ISLANDS (Nightboat Books, 2014) and RUDE GIRL (BlazeVOX Books, 2009) as well as numerous chapbooks and ephemera. From 2005-2015 he edited BOTH BOTH, a little magazine of poetry and art. With Angelos Sakkis he has translated 4 books by Athenian poet Demosthenes Agrafiotis: Y'es and Diaeresis (Dusie Press), "NOW, 1/3" AND THEPOEM (BlazeVOX Books, 2012), CHINESE NOTEBOOK (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010) and MARIBOR (The Post-Apollo Press, 2010) which was awarded the 2011 Northern California Book Award for Poetry in Translation. He lives in Oakland.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA