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Join Hearts Desire Reading Series and Dirty Swan Projects in celebrating the launch of Nico Peck’s first full-length book, THE PYRRHIAD (Dirty Swan Projects), a queering of the story of Achilles, and also Sara Larsen’s first full-length book, ALL REVOLUTIONS WILL BE FABULOUS (Printing Press).

Peck and Larsen will be joined by Monica Mody, the author of Kala Pani (1913 Press).


Nico Peck’s work has been published in the anthologies Herstory Inventory (ed. Ulrike Muller), It’s Night in San Francisco, but It’s Sunny in Oakland (Timeless Infinite Light, 2014), and Troubling the Line (Nightboat, 2012); the chapbooks The Pyrrhiad (Trafficker, 2012), I Love the Dark, the Lord of the Night (Mondo Bummer, 2013), Welter (Queer City, 2012), Bug (Paper Waster Press, 2006), and While You Were Watching (DPress, 2004); as well as the magazines EOAGH, Try, With+Stand, Dusie, Fact-Simile, Pressed Wafer, First Intensity, OMG, The Walrus, and Five Fingers Review. Peck’s visual art has shown at Frameline, ATA, SOMArts, Krowswork Gallery, The Tornado, The One, Southern Exposure, and The Brooklyn Museum. They live in San Francisco.

Sara Larsen is a poet living in Oakland. She is a member of the organizing collective of the Bay Area Public School, an autonomous free school at the Omni Commons in Oakland. Chapbooks include NOVUS, A,a,a,a,a, The Hallucinated, Merry Hell and most recently, After Sappho. You can find readings, links, updates on her work, and multifarious attentions on her blog at:

Monica Mody is the author of Kala Pani (1913 Press). Her poems and genre-experiments also appear in three chapbooks, and anthologies and journals including &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, The Harper Collins Book of English Poetry, Boston Review, Eleven Eleven, PIX: A Photography Quarterly, Dusie, Postcolonial Text, Four Quarters Magazine, and Vayavya. She has been a recipient of the Sparks Prize Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame–where she completed an MFA in Creative Writing, the Zora Neale Hurston Scholarship at Naropa’s Summer Writing Program, and the Toto Funds the Arts Award for Creative Writing.

Hearts Desire and Dirty Swan Projects Presents: Nico Peck, Sara Larsen and Monica Mody

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