Mar 24, 2009

Swift Winds

(From Portland Indymedia)

Reading Frenzy Hosts Book Release for Anarcho-surrealist Author Ron Sakolsky

At 7pm on Wednesday, March 25, Reading Frenzy will host a book release event for anarcho-surrealist author Ron Sakolsky's new book Swift Winds, published by Eberhardt Press of Portland.

Sakolsky's new book is a backpocket compendium of subversive texts, marvelous manifestos, mutinous rants, outrageous ideas, utopian dreams, impossible demands and incendiary broadsides strategically aimed at countering the pathos of miserablism with the uncontrollable laughter of the insurgent imagination.

Sakolsky will be at the event to read selections from Swift Winds and will sign copies of the book, his second anthology of essays and poetry.

Sakolsky is a widely-published author whose essays have appeared in an array of dissident publications such as Alternative Press Review, Anarchy: A Journal of Desire Armed, Fifth Estate, Green Anarchy, Black Sun, The Oystercatcher, and many others. Swift Winds is Sakolsky's sixth book. His previous books include Creating Anarchy (2005); Surrealist Subversions, which he edited for Autonomedia (2002); Sounding Off: Music as Subversion/Resistance/Revolution, edited with Fred Wei-Han Ho (Autonomedia, 1996); and Gone to Croatan: Origins of North American Drop-Out Culture, edited with James Koehline (AK Press, 1993). An active proponent of underground radio broadcasting, Sakolsky also edited Seizing the Airwaves: A Free Radio Handbook with Stephen Dunifer (AK Press, 1998).

Swift Winds features etched illustrations by artist Anais LaRue. The book is being offset printed and bound at the Eberhardt Press print studio in Portland.

Reading Frenzy is located at 921 SW Oak Street. For more information on the event, call 503-347-1048, email, or see