Monday, August 31, 2009


We are bursting at the seams with giddiness to open our Fall 2009 season with this incredible pair!

READING:CAConrad and Frank Sherlock on Class/Warfare

September 11, 2009: Doors open 7:30pm/Reading begins at 8:00

Timken Hall at CCA San Francisco/1111 8th Street/San Francisco

$8 admission

CAConrad is the recipient of THE GIL OTT BOOK AWARD for The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009). He is also the author of Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009), (Soma)tic Midge (Faux Press, 2008), Deviant Propulsion (Soft Skull Press, 2006), and a forthcoming collaboration with poet Frank Sherlock titled THE CITY REAL & IMAGINED: Philadelphia Poems (Factory School Books, 2010). CAConrad is the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift. He invites you to visit him online at and also with his friends at
Also, find him online
here and here and here

Frank Sherlock

Frank Sherlock is the author of Over Here (Factory School 2009) and the co-author of Ready-To-Eat Individual (Lavender Ink 2008) with Brett Evans. A collaboration with CAConrad entitled The City Real & Imagined: Philadelphia Poems is forthcoming from Factory School later in January 2010. He currently works with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program on Journeys South, a public art project that documents immigrant/migrant experiences in South Philly.

check him out:
here and here and here and here
THEN, join us for a Dialogues writing lab, co-sponsored by Nonsite collective, where Frank Sherlock and CAConrad discuss poetic interventions into the present, past and future life of the city.
Saturday September 12, 2009
at 935 Natoma Street in San Francisco
(btwn. 10th and 11th and btwn. Mission and Howard)
Close to Van Ness and Market (Muni) or Civic Center (BART)
admission $25/$20 for SPT members and students
This from the leaders:
The City Real & Imagined project is a collaborative documentary of both concrete and psychic place, exercising imaginations that are shared in the commons. It is at heart a working of public space in a time of post-9/11 hegemonic decline. Preparations for the death of Baghdad's children had begun, and the displacement of the working poor in Philadelphia was already underway. Two poets with very different experiences within the same city they share wandered together to let the streets shape the form of the poem with its histories and possibilities. CAConrad and Frank Sherlock will discuss their influences and approaches to the project, the collaborative process, and the mutual impact on their re-imaginings of the Philadelphia they live in.

For further investigation, visit the Nonsite Collective website for this:
Spaces are limited for this Dialogues event, so please reserve your seat by emailing