When: Sun., June 21, 4 p.m. 2015
E.M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore (410 13th St., Oakland) frequently hosts events that highlight underground authors and small-press publications. Now, it has published a book of its own. The new release is a volume of Oakland-based poet Jacob Kahn’s latest writings titled, A Circuit of Yields. Featuring illustrations by Jack Metcalf, A Circuit of Yields is described as “conventional wisdom for giants.” If that sounds slightly nonsensical, it should: Kahn’s poetry is visceral and surreal, with plenty of oxymorons and non sequiturs throughout. To celebrate the book’s release, E.M. Wolfman is hosting two events. The first is the Solstice Potluck Picnic and Performance at Lake Anza in Berkeley on June 21 at 4 p.m. Kahn will perform at the gathering. Local experimental musicians Gossimer and Select All will play and Ava Rosen will do a dance performance. For those who can’t attend the picnic, there will be a more conventional launch party with a reading at E.M. Wolfman (410 13th Street, Oakland) on June 26 at 7 p.m.