Monday, March 31, 2008

This SATURDAY at SPT: Juliana Spahr & Kristin Palm

Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring an after-reading interview with the readers, conducted by David Buuck, on the topic of documentary poetics...

Kristin Palm joins us in celebration of her first book, The Straits (Palm Press, 2007). Her writing has appeared in LVNG, Bird Dog, Boog City, Chain, There, Dusie and the anthology Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), as well as numerous magazines and newspapers, including Metropolis, the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine and the Detroit Metro Times. She has taught poetry to high school students in Detroit and is currently a writer-in-residence at John Muir Middle School in San Leandro, CA.

Current East Bay resident Juliana Spahr has lived in many other places, including Chillicothe, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Honolulu, Hawai‘i; and Brooklyn, New York. She has absorbed, participated in, and been transformed by the politics and ecologies of each. Her most recent book, The Transformation (Atelos, 2007) is about that process. Among her previous works are This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (U of California, 2005), a collection of poems that she wrote from November 30, 2002 to March 30, 2003 that chronicled the buildup to the latest US invasion of Iraq. She has edited the journal Chain with Jena Osman for the last twelve years and with nineteen other poets she has been an editor of the collectively run and collectively funded Subpress.

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