READING:CAConrad and Frank Sherlock on Class/Warfare
Timken Hall at CCA San Francisco/1111 8th Street/San Francisco
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 http://caconrad.blogspot.com/ and also with his friends at http://phillysound.blogspot.com/
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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.