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Holland Tunnel Gallery Newburgh presents Apathy Press Poets Book Launch

2 – 5 PM.  Readings begin at 3pm with breaks in between.

Gallery Opens at 1 PM

Join Apathy Press Books Poets for readings and book launch event featuring Carl Watson, Jennifer Blowdryer, Shiv Mirabito, Sparrow and Tom Diventi,  publisher of Apathy Press Books.  All authors have new books published by Apathy Press.


Tom Diventi, the founder of Apathy Press, says his “literary ancestors are Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, and other significant beat generation poets, that whole group bonded together by their alienation from the status quo. The On the Road idea.” He was in the now-defunct Sherman’s Bookstore on Mulberry Street and Park Avenue in downtown Baltimore when he saw a button that read “Apathy.” He said this started him thinking about apathy as a concept. Tom says that “it’s a catalyst for action. You can’t have sloth without work. Apathy is a great motivator.”

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