Love Is a Bag of Nails

John Wesley Coleman reads, bleeds

John Wesley Coleman (in dress) and the Monofonus crew
John Wesley Coleman (in dress) and the Monofonus crew (by Sandy Carson)

John Wesley Coleman is the guitarist for them rowdy Golden Boys, but did you know he's also a poet, and (sorta) knows it? The wonderful folks over at Monofonus Press are putting out "American Trashcan," a collection of JWC's musings, written in 2005 during what he calls "January Bad Writing Month," with illustrations by Colleen Matzke. As self-deprecating and self-aware as Wes can be throughout his prose, "Trashcan" is also funny and revelatory in that 4am-can't-sleep-what-am-I-doing-with-my-life? kind of way. The book also comes with a CD of the same name.

To celebrate, Wes reads from his book Saturday at the newly opened Domy Books, and plays with a mariachi band. Painter Michelle Devereux and video artist Max Juren will also have exhibits on display. 7pm.

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