Tour with Ray Raposa (Castanets)

Essayist Amy Long and musician Raymond Raposa today announced a joint tour in support of Long’s debut essay collection Codependence, out September 10 via Cleveland State University Poetry Center. The pair will celebrate the book’s release at Pete’s Candy Store in Brooklyn on September 14 and end their tour on October 1 in Portland, Oregon. Most shows will feature both a reading by Long and a solo performance by Raposa, who last toured the U.S. on the back of his 2012 release Little Death Shaker (Asthmatic Kitty). Full dates are posted below.

Long’s book, Codependence: Essays was selected by Brian Blanchfield as the winner of CSUPC’s 2018 Essay Collection Competition and has been deemed “an essential book for the opioid era.” The essays juxtapose Long’s past recreational opioid use against her current medicinal use to treat chronic pain. “I wanted to do the tour with Ray because our work addresses similar themes—despair, death, love, pain—in wildly different ways, and touring with a band just seems more fun and gives audiences a more immersive experience than a traditional reading,” Long said Friday. She and Raposa will do solo events in some cities, adding other bands and writers into the mix as well. 


Sept. 14, 2019 — Brooklyn, NY 

Pete’s Candy Store @ 6PM

  • with Amy Shearn

September 16 — Blacksburg, VA +

Virginia Tech, Shanks Hall @ 8pm

September 17 — Durham, NC 

Okay All Right (Mettlesome) @ 7pm

  • with Brice Randall Bickford

September 18 — Athens, GA 

The World Famous @ 8pm

  • with Brice Randall Bickford

September 21 — Austin, TX

Bookpeople @ 2pm +

  • in conversation with Amy Gentry 

Hotel Vegas @ 7:00 *

  • with Little Mazarn

September 24 — Phoenix, AZ *

Chopper John’s @ 8pm

  • with Some Dark Hollow

September 25 — San Diego, CA

VENUE @ 8pm

September 27 — San Francisco, CA +

Green Apple Books @ 7PM

  • with Anna Hamilton

September 28 — San Francisco, CA*

Hotel Utah @ 9pm

September 30 — Portland, OR*

Polaris Hall @ 8pm 

October 1 — Portland, OR +

Valentine’s @ 6pm

  • with Sophia Shalmiyev 

+ Long Solo

* Raposa Solo


Codependence: Essays

Castanets Bandcamp

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