Black Ocean on tour this weekend!

11/6 Friday: Janaka Stucky & Johannes Goransson at the EARSHOT Reading Series in Brooklyn.

11/7 Saturday: Janaka Stucky & Chris Tonelli at the Yes, Reading! series in Albany.

11/8 Sunday: Janaka Stucky & Chris Tonelli at Paige Ackerson-Kiely's house in Vermont. Don't you wish you were invited?

11/9 Monday: Janaka Stucky & Chris Tonelli at the Slope Editions Reading Series in Turner Falls, MA.


Janaka Stucky is practicing the perfection of effort while working on silent relationships with knives, whiskey and pugilism. He is also the Publisher of Black Ocean and its literary magazine, Handsome. Some of his poems have appeared in Cannibal, Denver Quarterly, Fence, Free Verse, No Tell Motel, North American Review, Redivider and VOLT. His chapbook, “Your Name Is The Only Freedom,” is available from Brave Men Press.

Johannes Göransson was born in Sweden, but has lived around the US for several years. He is the author of: Dear Ra (Starcherone, 2008), Pilot (Fairy Tale Review Press, 2008) and A New Quarantine Will Take My Place (Apostrophe Books, 2007)—and the chapbook Majakovskij en tragedy (Dos Press, 2008). He is also the translator of: Collobert Orbital by Johan Jonsson, Gingerbread Monuments by Victor Johansson & Klara Kallstrom, Remainland: Selected Poems by Aase Berg and Ideals Clearance by Henry Parland. He is the co-editor of Action Books and the online journal Action, Yes.


Chris Tonelli is the author of four chapbooks, and his first full-length collection, The Trees Around, is forthcoming from Birds, LLC. Chris co-curates The So and So Series and teaches at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he lives with his wife Allison.