Sparkle Street Press

San Francisco, Writers with Drinks @ Make-Out Room: Saturday, November 13, 7:00 p.m.


Writers With Drinks

photo copyright June Hony; meme by Shay Maunz

Mike DeCapite will join Adele Bertei, Nazelah Jamison, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, and Lucy Sante in Writers with Drinks, hosted by Charlie Jane Anders, at the Make-Out Room (3225 22nd Street) on Saturday, November 13, at 7:00 p.m. Door: $5–$20 sliding scale

Skylight Books, Los Angeles: Thursday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.

Mike DeCapite Howl signing

photo copyright Bob Krasner

Mike DeCapite, Lucy Sante, and Adele Bertei will read their work and sign books at Skylight (1818 North Vermont Ave., Los Angeles) on Thursday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m.

Mike DeCapite at Largehearted Boy


Mike has written about some of the songs on Spotify’s Jacket Weather playlist for the site Largehearted Boy.

Sunday, October 24, 3 p.m. @ Howl! Happening: DeCapite, Bertei, Sante


Reading at Howl! Mike DeCapite, Bertei, Sante

Photo by June Hony

Mike DeCapite, Adele Bertei, and Lucy Sante will read their work and sign books at Howl! Happening (6 East 1st St. between Second Ave. and Bowery) on Sunday, October 24, at 3 p.m. Books by all three writers will be for sale.

Jacket Weather NYC Book Launch: Sunday, Oct. 10


Jacket Weather Reading and Book Launch Sunday, October 10, 3 p.m. Howl! Happening Gallery


Jacket Weather Readings


Jacket Weather by Mike DeCapite

Mike DeCapite will be reading from his new novel, Jacket Weather, and signing books on the following dates.

NYC: Sunday, October 10, 3 p.m., Book Party w/ Reading
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st

Cleveland: Friday, October 15, 8 p.m., with Adele Bertei and Lucy Sante
Beachland Tavern, 15711 Waterloo Rd.

Detroit: Saturday, October 16, 6 p.m., with Adele Bertei and Lucy Sante
Third Man Records, 441 West Canfield St.

NYC: Sunday, October 24, 3 p.m., with Adele Bertei and Lucy Sante
Howl! Happening, 6 East 1st

Hudson, NY: Wednesday, October 27, time TBA, with Adele Bertei and Lucy Sante
The Spotty Dog, 440 Warren St.

Woodstock: Saturday, October 30, 2 p.m., with Adele Bertei and Lucy Sante
Bearsville Center (hosted by the Golden Notebook) 297 Tinker St.

Los Angeles: Thursday, November 11, 7:30 p.m., with Adele Bertei and Lucy Sante
Skylight Books, 1818 North Vermont Ave.

San Francisco: Saturday, November 13, 6:30 p.m., with Adele Bertei and Lucy Sante
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St.

Jacket Weather Now Available For Pre-Order


Jacket Weather by Mike DeCapite cover review copy

Jacket Weather Advance Review Copy

Mike DeCapite’s new novel, Jacket Weather (publication date: October 12, 2021), is now available for pre-order at Mac’s Backs, IndieBound,, and Amazon.

Merry Christmas!


Lee Ufan, Winds, 1982

Mike DeCapite’s novel Jacket Weather will be published by Soft Skull in October 2021.

For now, here’s Mike’s piece “Christmas Eve,” which appeared in 2017 at the Howl! Happening website.

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Mike DeCapite on Poets Pandemic Podcast


the old gipsy's dream book and fortune teller

Mike DeCapite reads outtakes from Jacket Weather on Maggie Dubris’s totally charming Poets Pandemic Podcast here. With Klezmatic Lisa Gutkin playing songs as fresh as spring.

We also highly recommend the episodes with Elinor Nauen, Sanjay Agnihotri, Mimi Lipson, and Max Blagg, though any episode will provide you with a welcome break from the computer screen or TV and transport you as completely as listening to a radio on a porch.

Maggie recorded Mike DeCapite reading other excerpts from Jacket Weather on February 16, 2020.

Coming in Fall 2021: Jacket Weather


Soft Skull Press made the following announcement in Publishersmarketplace on March 25, 2020:

Author of THROUGH THE WINDSHIELD and RADIANT FOG Mike DeCapite’s JACKET WEATHER, about a couple who meet in New York City’s downtown music scene in the ’80s and then reunite in the present day in their fifties and fall in love, which contemplates art, community, mortality, and the textures and patterns of time, to Yuka Igarashi at Soft Skull, for publication in fall 2021 (world). Rights: