Monday, December 22, 2008

Spring 09 Season - Save the dates!


JANUARY 16, 2009 Poets' Theater: plays by Bhanu Kapil, Stan Apps, Daniil Kharms, Wendy Kramer, Tetra Balestri & more!

JANUARY 23, 2009 Poets' Theater: longer plays by Leslie Scalapino, Vanessa Place, Raymond Pettibon, & more

JANUARY 30, 2009 Poets' Theater: Inter-media work & videos by Linh Dinh, Heriberto Yépez, Konrad Steiner, Henry Hills, Paolo Javier & Dennis Somera, Ariana Reines, Dillon Westbrook, Karla Milosevich, Cassie Riger & Amanda Davidson, Bill Luoma, Claudia Rankine, & more!

FEBRUARY 6, 2009 Kaia Sand & Yedda Morrison & Kim Rosenfield

FEBRUARY 20, 2009 Christian Bök & Rachel Zolf

MARCH 6, 2009 Rae Armantrout & Laura Sims

MARCH 13, 2009 Stacy Szymaszek & Craig Santos Perez

MARCH 27, 2009 SPT Presents: Bay Area Student Writers (CCA Oakland Nahl Hall)

APRIL 10, 2009 Donna de la Perriere & Claire Chafee

APRIL 18, 2009 Tan Lin & Chet Weiner (21 Grand 416 25th Street, Oakland 6:30 pm)

APRIL 25, 2009 Julie Patton & Kit Robinson

MAY 1, 2009 Stephen Vincent & David Lau

MAY 8. 2009 Eleni Stecopoulos & Maggie Zurawski

MAY 15, 2009 Susana Gardner & Elizabeth Treadwell


Small Press Traffic is pleased to announce Samantha Giles as the organization's new Executive Director.

Samantha Giles was born in Oakland and raised in Santa Monica, California. She returned to the Bay Area in 1996, to complete her Bachelors of Social Work at San Francisco State University. From 1999 to 2004, she was the Community Arts Program Director for Central City Hospitality House, providing artistic access for homeless people in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. Her extensive administrative, programmatic and curatorial work during her tenure there helped stabilize and grow a program of disparate, often unheard voices. In 2008, she received her MFA from Mills College, where she also served as Managing Editor for 580 Split. Her work appears in numerous journals and webzines.

Samantha will serve as the Director beginning January 1, 2009.

We look forward to working with Samantha and to seeing you all in the year ahead!

The Small Press Traffic Board of Directors
David Buuck, Jessica Wickens, Lauren Shufran, Chris Chen, Gloria Frym, Scott Inguito, Barbara Jane Reyes, and Cynthia Sailers

"Locals" MLA Reading 12/30 @ Hotel Utah

For those of you San Francisco for the MLA, please come join us for this companion reading to the big MLA reading on the 28th, this one featuring over 30 Bay Area poets. The reading will start promptly at 7pm, at the nearby club Hotel Utah. Featuring: Melissa Benham, Alan Bernheimer, Brandon Brown, Xochi Candelaria, Norma Cole, Sarah Anne Cox, Del Ray Cross, Brent Cunningham, Donna de la Perriere, Steve Dickison, Stacy Doris, Steve Farmer, Gloria Frym, Susan Gevirtz, Rob Halpern, Javier Huerta, Scott Ignuito, Andrew Joron, David Lau, Joseph Lease, Dana Teen Lomax, Bill Luoma, Laura Moriarty, Stephen Ratcliffe, Barbara Jane Reyes, Cynthia Sailers, Leslie Scalapino, Lauren Shufran, giovanni singleton, Suzanne Stein, Chris Stroffolino, Elizabeth Treadwell, Stephen Vincent, Alli Warren, Chet Weiner, Rob Wilson & more!
hosted by David Buuck & Small Press Traffic.

Tues Dec 30, 7pm, $2
Hotel Utah
500 4th St. @ Bryant, SF

see you there!
David Buuck
Small Press Traffic

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

This Saturday 12/13: Bev Dahlen Reading & Tribute!

Small Press Traffic is pleased to present:

A Beverly Dahlen Reading & Tribute
Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 3 pm
Timken Hall, CCA
Refreshments will be served

Please join Small Press Traffic in recognizing the work of Beverly Dahlen. This community event includes statements about Beverly's writing from:

Ron Silliman
Stephen Vincent
Lauren Shufran
Charles Alexander
Jocelyn Saidenberg
Bruce Boone
Elizabeth Robinson
Rob Halpern
Kathleen Fraser

Beverly Dahlen will read a selection of her work, along with pieces that haven't been made public previously. This retrospective/fete honors one of the Bay Area's foremost writers. Please join us!

A native of Portland, Oregon, Beverly Dahlen has lived in San Francisco for many years. Her first book, Out of the Third, was published by Momo's Press in 1974. Two chapbooks, A Letter at Easter (Effie's Press, 1976) and The Egyptian Poems (Hipparchia Press, 1983) were followed by the publication of the first volume of A Reading in 1985 (A Reading 1—7, Momo's Press). Since then, three more volumes of A Reading have appeared. Chax Press published A Reading 8—10 (1992); Potes and Poets Press: A Reading 11—17 (1989); Instance Press: A Reading 18—20 (2006). Chax Press also published the chapbook A-reading Spicer & Eighteen Sonnets in 2004. Ms. Dahlen has also published work in numerous periodicals and anthologies. A forthcoming issue of Crayon will publish poetry and her essay on beauty.

Unless otherwise noted, events are $5-10, sliding scale, free to
current SPT members and CCA faculty, staff, and students.
There's no better time to join SPT!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

This Friday 12/5: Scott Inguito & The Sonneteers (Ben & Sandra Doller)


Friday, December 5, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall
Refreshments will be served

Scott Inguito lives in San Francisco, teaches in San Jose, and paints in his garage. His most recent project is called PANDAFUCK, a suite of poems inspired by the pointless, the ill-tuned yet well-intentioned, the black and white of it all. Dear Jack (2008), a book of poems, is out on Momotombo Press. You can find his paintings at

Sandra Doller (née Miller) has a new name. Her first book Oriflamme was published by Ahsahta Press in 2005, and her second collection Chora is forthcoming from Ahsahta in 2010. Sandra Doller is the founder & editrice of a fancy magazine & press, the curiously named 1913. She teaches at Cal State San Marcos and lives way out west with her man, Ben Doller (né Doyle) and their pup Ronald Johnson.

Ben Doller (né Doyle)'s first book of poems, Radio, Radio, was selected by Susan Howe as winner of the 2000 Walt Whitman Award. His second book, FAQ:, will be published by Ahsahta Press in 2009, and his third book, Dead Ahead, is forthcoming from Fence Books. He co-edits the Kuhl House Contemporary Poets series and teaches in Antioch's Low-Res MFA program. Wherever he lives, he lives with his lady, Sandra Doller (née Miller) and their boxador, Ronald Johnson.

Unless otherwise noted, events are $5-10, sliding scale, free to
current SPT members and CCA faculty, staff, and students.
There's no better time to join SPT!
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