This audio was recorded at Dia:Chelsea on May 24, 2012 as part of Dia's Readings in Contemporary Poetry series.
Jerome Sala was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois, in 1951 and has a PhD in American Studies from New York University. He is the author of many cult classics, including Look Slimmer Instantly (2005), Raw Deal (1994), I Am Not a Juvenile Delinquent (1985), Spaz Attack (1980), and most recently Prom Night (2011), a collaboration with artist Tamara Gonzales, featuring a sequence of his goth/horror poems. His writing has appeared widely in publications such as The Best American Poetry, the Nation, Rolling Stone, Pleiades, Ploughshares, Boundary 2, the Brooklyn Rail, the World , and many others. Sala maintains the blog espresso bongo on “poetry, pop culture, and everyday life” at espressobongo.typepad.com, and lives and works in New York City
Jerome Sala and Elaine Equi read that evening.
To hear Vincent Katz's introduction to Jerome Sala, please click here.