Wednesday, February 27, 2008

This Friday at SPT: Erín Moure & Erica Kaufman

Friday, February 29, 7:30 p.m.
7:30 PM in Timken Hall,
at the California College of the Arts,
1111 8th Street, San Francisco

Erica Kaufman is the author of several chapbooks, most recently civilization day (Open24Hours, Winter 2007) and censory impulse (an excerpt of her long poem of the same title — Big Game Books, Fall 2007). kaufman holds a MFA from the New School and was the winner of the 2003 New School University Chapbook Contest. her poems can be found in Puppyflowers, Painted Bride Quarterly, Bombay Gin, The Mississippi Review, Unpleasant Event Schedule, the tiny, Turntable + Blue Light, 26, Aufgabe, LIT, among other places. essays and reviews can be found in The Poetry Project Newsletter, CutBank, Rain Taxi, Verse, and elsewhere. kaufman is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center and the co-curator/co-editor of Belladonna* and Belladonna Books. She lives in Brooklyn.

Erín Moure is a Canadian poet who lives in Montreal in French, writes in English, and translates poetry from Galician, Portuguese, French, and Spanish into English. O Cadoiro, her most recent book (Anansi, 2007) plays with notions of lyric, fed by the medieval Galician-Portuguese repertoire of cantigas. Her Little Theatres, a book in English and Galician co-written by Elisa Sampedrín, was shortlisted for the Griffin Prize, Pat Lowther Memorial Award, Governor General’s Award, won the AJM Klein Prize, and was on the Globe 100 list for 2005. It appeared in late 2007 in Galician from Editorial Galaxia, as Teatriños. Other recent books: O Cidadán (2002), and Sheep’s Vigil by a Fervent Person (2001), a transelation from the Portuguese of Alberto Caeiro/Fernando Pessoa. Moure has also translated numerous other works, is currently translating Chus Pato’s Hordas de Escritura, has just completed a new book of poetry, O Resplandor, with Elisa Sampedrín, and is working on a long collaborative work with Oana Avasilichioaei, one segment of which is at Jacket.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

This Friday at SPT: Dodie Bellamy & Bhanu Kapil

Bhanu Kapil & Dodie Bellamy

Friday, February 15, 7:30 p.m.

Bhanu Kapil writes at the intersection of poetry, prose, non-fiction and a kind of irreversible yet mutable “document.” Her works include The Vertical Interrogation of Strangers (Kelsey Street Press, 2001), Incubation: a space for monsters (Leon Works, 2006), and Humanimal, a project for future children (forthcoming from Kelsey Street Press). Nationally, she has given readings of her work and presented lectures/panel talks on monsters, cyborgs, architecture, and hybridity; most recently as part of a CalArts conference on experimental writing at the LAMoca. She teaches at Naropa University.

Dodie Bellamy's collection, Academonia, was published by Krupskaya in 2006. Other books include Pink Steam and The Letters of Mina Harker. Her book Cunt-Ups won the 2002 Firecracker Alternative Book Award for poetry. In January, 2006, she curated an installation of Kathy Acker's clothing for White Columns, New York's oldest alternative art space.

Unless otherwise noted, events are $5-10 sliding scale
and begin at 7:30 PM in Timken Lecture Hall,
at the California College of the Arts,
1111--8th Street, San Francisco.