Sunday, October 31, 2010

Marthe Reed at Series A and Red Rover

Traveling to Chicago this week for two readings -- if you live or will be in Chicago, come see me!

Wednesday Nov 3 at Series A -- The Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Avenue -- reading with Lina ramona Vitkauskas and Joseph Wood.

Friday Nov 5 at Red Rover -- Outer Space Studio1474 N. Milwaukee Ave., suggested donation $4 -- reading with Joel Lewis and Adrian Moens.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Reading at Red Rover in Chicago

Red Rover Series
{readings that play with reading}

Experiment #41:
Approaches to What?

7pm / doors lock 7:30

Joel Lewis
Adrian Moens
Marthe Reed

at Outer Space Studio
1474 N. Milwaukee Ave
suggested donation $4

logistics --
near CTA Damen blue line
third floor walk up
not wheelchair accessible

JOEL LEWIS' most recent book is "Learning From New Jersey". He edited the selected talks of Ted Berrigan, the selected poems of lefty poet/anthologist Walter Lowenfels and an anthology of contemporary NJ poets. In addition to hundreds of reviews, essays and polemics, he dreamed up the now abolished NJ Poet Laureate position that was such a headache for Amiri Baraka. He is at work on a memoir about being a child of a Holocaust Survivor. He lives in Hoboken with his wife, film theorist Sandy Flitterman-Lewis.

ADRIAN MOENS is a multi-media artist and writer currently living in Chicago. Adrian has exhibited and performed work in the United States, most recently for the Electronic Literature Organization Conference at Brown University. The primary focus in much of his work is the extraction and transmutation of language from various linguistic
and non linguistic sources.

MARTHE REED has published two books, Tender Box, A Wunderkammer (Lavender Ink) and Gaze (Black Radish Books), as well as two chapbooks, (em)bodied bliss and zaum alliterations, both part of the Dusie Kollektiv Series. Her poetry has appeared in New American Writing, Golden Handcuffs Review, New Orleans Review, HOW2, MiPoesias, and Exquisite Corpse, among others, and is forthcoming from Ekleksographia and Fairy Tale Review. Her manuscript, an earth of sweetness dances in the vein, was a finalist in Ahsahta Press’ 2006 Sawtooth Poetry Contest. She edits Nous-zot Press, and directs the Creative Writing Program at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette.

RED ROVER SERIES is curated by Laura Goldstein and Jennifer Karmin. Each event is designed as a reading experiment with participation by local, national, and international writers, artists, and performers. The series was founded in 2005 by Amina Cain and Jennifer Karmin.

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Kate Bernheimer on PBS' "Weekend Edition"

Kate Bernheimer, Writer-in-Residence at UL Lafayette, will be interviewed along with playwright, film director, and fiction writer Neil LaBute on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, November 7. They will discuss fairy tales and short stories and Kate’s new anthology with Penguin, My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Reading: Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Abraham Smith, and Solan Jenson

Poets Joshua Marie Wilkinson and Abraham Smith with banjoist Solan Jenson stopped in Lafayette last night to read and perform at The Blue Moon Saloon, as part of the 2010-11 Deep South Reading Series at UL Lafayette. Smith read, rhythmically, intensely, powerfully--steeped in the pathos of Hank Williams' life, channeling the songwriter's fever/furor. His new collection Hank is published by Action Books. Next Joshua Marie Wilkerson stepped up, accompanied by the strange, sweet lyricism of Solan Jenson's banjo improvisations, performing haunting renditions from Wilkinson's new Selenography. A gorgeous, poignant experience -- well worth catching if you can. You can find a list of all the stops on his reading tour here.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Review of Mark Lamoureux's Spectre

"Jenny Haniver / Jenny Hanniver: After Mark Lamoureaux's Spectre" -- Rhonda dean Robison has written a fun and fabulous review of Mark Lamoureux's Spectre -- now up at Black Radish Blog:

Check it out!