desire & the sea: edgar oliver at coney island

Posted in Uncategorized on April 12, 2014 by oilcanpress

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coney island usa presents:

as part of the congress of curious peoples:

DESIRE AND THE SEA
a selection of poems, songs and monologues from Edgar Oliver’s work spanning the past twenty-five years – from some of his earliest plays first staged at LaMama to his most recent work – all having to do with the sea and with longing.

Much of the evening will be musical. Mr. Oliver will be accompanied by his friends – the bandmates of The Octave Doktors – in songs and chanties of the sea.

april 28, 2014
9pm

sideshows by the seashore
1208 surf ave
coney island 11224

http://www.coneyisland.com/event/oliver

http://www.coneyisland.com/programs/congress-curious-peoples

‘helen & edgar’ at the public

Posted in Uncategorized on January 1, 2014 by oilcanpress
helen & edgar at the public

WEDNESDAY 1/8, 7PM
THURSDAY 1/9, 7PM
SATURDAY 1/11, 3:30PM* (Featuring a talkback)
SUNDAY 1/12, 6:30PM
MONDAY 1/13, 7PM
THURSDAY 1/16, 7PM
FRIDAY 1/17, 10PM
SATURDAY 1/18, 9:30PM

as part of the under the radar festival ‘helen & edgar’ is running at the public:

WEDNESDAY 1/8, 7PM
THURSDAY 1/9, 7PM
SATURDAY 1/11, 3:30PM* (Featuring a talkback)
SUNDAY 1/12, 6:30PM
MONDAY 1/13, 7PM
THURSDAY 1/16, 7PM
FRIDAY 1/17, 10PM
SATURDAY 1/18, 9:30PM

The Road

Posted in Uncategorized on February 23, 2013 by oilcanpress
edgar oliver by ludovic fremaux

edgar oliver by ludovic fremaux (c) 2010

The Road

There is a road in Prospect Park that I love.  It leads from the concert grove to the bridge over the lagoon.  It leads uphill from the concert grove, curving slightly – and then it reaches a stretch that I consider to be a lost place – a place along a road that leads nowhere.  If you go forward you will reach nowhere.  If you turn and go the other way – you will reach nowhere.  Either way along the road you will reach nowhere.  This is the lost place.  The road crosses it – leading either way towards no place that can be known.  There is no turning back.  This is the lost place.  Here my heart is at ease.  Here I am content.  Here I wander.  This is the road that crosses the lost place.

Sometimes in the summer I sit down in the grass beside the road, stunned by the sun in the grass, stunned into stillness by the sun lying gold in the grass.  I lie down in the grass and feel the hot gold beneath me.  I cover my face with my straw hat – and feel the hot gold lying on top of me.  I lift my hat and look up at the branches above me – at the green of the leaves gone gold in the light.  I am content to lie there in the green-gold grass.  It is a summer afternoon along the road to nowhere.

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10, 2013 by oilcanpress
the poetry killer

the poetry killer

 

https://www.etsy.com/listing/117442232/the-poetry-killer-by-edgar-oliver

new book: ‘the poetry killer’ from oilcan press

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10, 2013 by oilcanpress
the poetry killer

the poetry killer from oilcan press

‘the poetry killer & other stories’ by edgar oliver is a small handmade book of stories. approx. 6in by 9in. 44pps. linoleum block printed coverstock of varying colors sewn with grace pages of painted nineteenth century paper.  it’s the most words in an oilcan press production yet. each book is a unique work of art.

art by:  sarah moskowitz, helen oliver adelson, aaron howard & edgar oliver

 

 

 

Helen & Edgar: tickets on sale now!

Posted in Uncategorized on September 6, 2012 by oilcanpress

“Edgar Oliver’s stories of Savannah family witchery and madness give a new meaning to Southern Gothic. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to hear Edgar’s unique voice and tales in The Moth have some idea what to expect, and know that we are in for a treat.”
- Neil Gaiman

https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/917325

mother was a hit-run driver

Posted in Uncategorized on May 10, 2012 by oilcanpress

 

 

 

 

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