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Lucy Sante Places Jacket Weather among 10 Best Books of Century for NY Times



Lucy Sante has chosen Jacket Weather as one of her picks f0r the New York Times article “10 Best Books of the 21st Century.”

Mike DeCapite and Gail Scott @ The Poetry Project 11/8/23


Mike DeCapite will read with Gail Scott at the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church (131 East 10th St., New York, NY 10003) on November 8, 2023. Tickets are available here.

Gail Scott’s newest work, a memoir about downtown New York poets around the Poetry Project in the early Obama years, is just out from Wave. Her 2021 poetics, Permanent (upside down) Revolution, engaging with radical prose across the continent, was short-listed for Le Grand Prix du livre de Montréal. City novels include the Obituary, a fractalled tale of suppressed diversity in post-millennial Québec, Heroine, about radical art and politics in turbulent 1980s Montréal; and My Paris, about a sad diarist looking for a lost avant-garde in 90s Paris. Her translation of Michael Delisle’s Le désarroi du matelot was a Governor General finalist. Scott lives in Montréal.

photo of Mike by Ted Barron

Chapbook: Catskill Morning/Christmas Eve


Catskill Morning/Christmas Eve, a chapbook containing two stories by Mike DeCapite, is available now from Weed Mines Press. It’s part of Weed Mines’ Series Twenty-Three, which also features chapbooks by Max Blagg, Maggie Dubris, and Lucy Sante. If you want a copy of Catskill Morning/Christmas Eve, write to

Mike DeCapite on Dan Buskirk’s Fun 2 Know Podcast


photo by Nataki Hewling


Mike DeCapite is featured on episode 51 of Dan Buskirk’s Fun 2 Know podcast, recorded on April 1, 2023, in Philadelphia.


Mike DeCapite interview by Nicholas Clemente


Nicholas Clemente, author of the novel Martin & Hannah, interviews Mike DeCapite here.

Ben Tanzer’s This Podcast Will Change Your Life, with Mike DeCapite


Mike DeCapite had a great time talking with Ben Tanzer on Ben’s This Podcast Will Change Your Life.

St. Mark’s Church New Year’s Day Marathon 2023


Sundown Bar: Friday, September 23, 8 p.m., with Reid Paley and CC Carana


Mike DeCapite will read from the September section of Jacket Weather at Sundown Bar (68-38 Forest Ave., Ridgewood, Queens), on a bill with CC Carana and the Reid Paley Trio, at a record-release party celebrating the vinyl reissue of Paley’s Lucky’s Tune.

Queens Public Library Zoom Reading & Discussion


Mike DeCapite will read from Jacket Weather and discuss the book with hosts Jacper Karecki and Matthew Allison on Thursday, April 28, at 4:00 ET.