Literature Program

Thursday, September 18, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.

Just Buffalo Literary Center Small Press Poetry Series presents:

Frank Sherlock & Logan Ryan Smith

The season's first installment of Just Buffalo's Small Press Poetry reading series features Frank Sherlock and Logan Ryan Smith.

Sherlock is the co-author (with Brett Evans) of Ready-To-Eat Individual, an unofficial State-of-the-City of New Orleans in the Year 1 A.K. (After Katrina). His debut solo joint, entitled Over Here, is forthcoming from Factory School in January 2009.

Ryan Smith has lived in San Francisco since 1997. He publishes Transmission Press chapbooks and the poetry magazine small town. His first book, The Singers, was published by Dusie Press Books in the summer of 2007. In the fall of '07 he released Stupid Birds—a collection of chapbooks and poems written between 2004 and 2006—under the Transmission Books imprint. Other poetry has appeared in New American Writing, Bombay Gin, Spell, string of small machines, Hot Whiskey Magazine, the tiny, Mirage #4, Period(ical), Drill, and elsewhere, as well as in the anthologies Bay Poetics (Faux Press) and The Meat Book (Hot Whiskey). A few online chapbooks can be found at and

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Laylah Ali
Paintings and Drawings

Laylah Ali's work explores power dynamics and interpersonal conflict through compositions that position culturally, racially and sexually ambiguous figures in precarious, loaded, and unexpectedly humorous situations. Ali uses concise—even minimal—imagery that is specific in rendering and intent. While there are narratives in Ali's work, they are stories whose open spaces often give them the atmosphere of fables.