Monday, February 15, 2010

This Friday: Ulmer, Hofer and Hunt on Empires

Please join us for a reading with Spring Ulmer, Jen Hofer and Erica Hunt on Empires.

Friday February 19, 2010
Nahl Hall, CCA Oakland Campus
5212 Broadway Avenue, Oakland, CA
$8-15 entrance/members and students FREE

For over 35 years SPT has been at the heart of where experimentation and community intersect. This season we continue to present a multi-pronged conversation that highlights some of the concerns of our readers’ work. These conversations include: bodies, communities and empires. Dialogues are intended to engender discussions around the themes of bodies, communities, and empires, putting each reader's writing into broader contexts and ongoing debates around poetics, politics, and practice.


Spring Ulmer grew up off the grid in the backwoods of Vermont. The author of Benjamin's Spectacles and The Age of Virtual Reproduction, she currently teaches at John Jay College and Fordham University. Find reviews and samples of her work here, here and here.

Jen Hofer’s most recent publications include a series of anti-war-manifesto-poems titled one (Palm Press, 2009); The Route, an epistolary and poetic collaboration with Patrick Durgin (Atelos, 2008); and a translation of books two and three of Dolores Dorantes by Dolores Dorantes (Counterpath Press and Kenning Editions, 2008); She lives in Los Angeles, where she teaches and works as a Spanish-language interpreter, and writes letters for people in public spaces at her Escritorio P├║blico. Find reviews and samples of her work here, here and here.

Erica Hunt works at the forefront of experimental poetry and poetics, critical race theory, and feminist aesthetics. Her books include: Arcade, with artist Alison Saar, Piece Logic, and Local History. She is currently president of The Twenty-First Century Foundation which supports organizations addressing root causes of social injustice impacting the Black community. Find reviews and examples of her work here, here and here.

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