Monday, October 20, 2008

Edwin Torres and Albert Flynn DeSilver: this Friday 10/24

Small Press Traffic is thrilled to present:

Edwin Torres and Albert Flynn DeSilver

Friday, October 24, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall
Refreshments will be served

EDWIN TORRES has collaborated with a wide range of artists, creating performances that intermingle poetry with vocal & physical improvisation, sound-elements and visual theater. He has received poetry fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Foundation For Contemporary Performance Art, The Poets Fund and The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He has taught workshops at Naropa University, St. Marks Poetry Project, Bard College, Mills College and Miami University among others. His work has been published in many anthologies, and his CD, Holy Kid (Kill Rock Stars Records), is in the sound archives of The Whitney Museum for American Art. He is co-editor of the poetry journal/DVD Rattapallax. His books include The PoPedology Of An Ambient Language (Atelos Books), Fractured Humorous (Subpress), The All-Union Day Of The Shock Worker (Roof Books) and I Hear Things People Haven't Really Said. His recent project is a collaboration with Spanic Attack ( called NORICUA, a noh-boricua inspired non-movement gaining worldwide momentum, whose non-ideologies have been performed in the Bronx, Berlin, Loisaida and Puerto Rico.

ALBERT FLYNN DESILVER has recently begun his tenure as Marin County's very first poet laureate. He is the author, most recently of Letters to Early Street (La Alameda Press, 2007), and Walking Tooth & Cloud (French Connection Press, 2007). Andrei Codrescu has said about Letters to Early Street: "This is one of our poets and we stand behind him (or to his side) in any fight, physical or literary, he might be involved in. Except maybe the situation he describes thus: 'A stuffed moose has just capsized in my bed.'" Albert has published more than one hundred poems in literary journals worldwide including Zyzzyva, New American Writing, Jubilat, Jacket (Australia), Poetry Kanto (Japan), Van Gogh's Ear (France), Hanging Loose, Exquisite Corpse, and many others. Some of his letters in correspondence with the poet Paul Hoover will be featured in the new book Letters to Poets: Conversations about Poetics, Politics, and Community (Saturnalia Books, 2008).

Unless otherwise noted, events are $5-10, sliding scale, free to current SPT members and CCA faculty, staff, and students.
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Unless otherwise noted, our events are presented in Timken Lecture Hall
California College of the Arts 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco

Monday, October 6, 2008

This Friday 10/10: Kate Colby & Matvei Yankelevich (OAKLAND campus)

Small Press Traffic is thrilled to present:
Friday, October 10, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
at the CCA Oakland Campus, Nahl Hall 5212 Broadway in Oakland

Kate Colby is the author of Unbecoming Behavior (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2008) and Fruitlands (Litmus Press, 2006), which received a Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. Recent writing has appeared in Aufgabe, New American Writing and NO: a journal of the arts. She lives in Providence, RI, where she works as a copywriter and editor.

Matvei Yankelevich is the author of a long poem, THE PRESENT WORK (Palm Press, 2006). His translations of Russian poetry & prose have been published in several anthologies and in periodicals including Harpers, New American Writing, and The New Yorker. He is the translator of TODAY I WROTE NOTHING: THE SELECTED WRITINGS OF DANIIL KHARMS (Overlook, 2007) and a co-translator of OBERIU: AN ANTHOLOGY OF RUSSIAN ABSURDISM (Northwestern, 2006). His translation of Vladimir Mayakovsky's poem "A Cloud in Pants" is included in NIGHT WRAPS THE SKY: WRITINGS BY AND ABOUT MAYAKOVSKY (FSG, 2008). His writing has appeared in Boston Review, Damn the Caesars, Fence, Octopus, Open City, Typo, and various other literary journals. He teaches Russian Literature at Hunter College in NYC and volunteers as en editor in the collective of Ugly Duckling Presse. He lives in Brooklyn.

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CCA's Oakland campus — Nahl Hall.
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