Monday, March 31, 2008

This SATURDAY at SPT: Juliana Spahr & Kristin Palm

Saturday, April 5, 7:30 p.m.

Featuring an after-reading interview with the readers, conducted by David Buuck, on the topic of documentary poetics...

Kristin Palm joins us in celebration of her first book, The Straits (Palm Press, 2007). Her writing has appeared in LVNG, Bird Dog, Boog City, Chain, There, Dusie and the anthology Bay Poetics (Faux Press, 2006), as well as numerous magazines and newspapers, including Metropolis, the San Francisco Chronicle Magazine and the Detroit Metro Times. She has taught poetry to high school students in Detroit and is currently a writer-in-residence at John Muir Middle School in San Leandro, CA.

Current East Bay resident Juliana Spahr has lived in many other places, including Chillicothe, Ohio; Buffalo, New York; Honolulu, Hawai‘i; and Brooklyn, New York. She has absorbed, participated in, and been transformed by the politics and ecologies of each. Her most recent book, The Transformation (Atelos, 2007) is about that process. Among her previous works are This Connection of Everyone with Lungs (U of California, 2005), a collection of poems that she wrote from November 30, 2002 to March 30, 2003 that chronicled the buildup to the latest US invasion of Iraq. She has edited the journal Chain with Jena Osman for the last twelve years and with nineteen other poets she has been an editor of the collectively run and collectively funded Subpress.

Please note special day for above event!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

This Friday at SPT: Bill Luoma & Laura Moriarty

Bill Luoma & Laura Moriarty

Friday, March 14, 7:30 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall,
at the California College of the Arts,
1111--8th Street, San Francisco.

Bill Luoma is author of Works and Days, and the chapbooks Dear Dad, Swoonrocket, and Western Love. Recently work has appeared in Abraham Lincoln. He is a member of subpress, which gave him the opportunity to publish Jennifer Moxley’s autobiography, The Middle Room. He lives in Berkeley with Charles, Juliana, and Sasha Berkman Tupac Spahr.

Join us in celebrating Laura Moriarty’s A Semblance, Selected and New Poems 1975-2007 just out from Omnidawn. She has published eleven books of poetry, a short novel, Cunning (Sputyen Duyvil 2000), and a novel of science fiction, Ultravioleta (Atelos 2006). Moriarty has been a very active member of the Bay Area community for 25 years, has traveled extensively to do readings and workshops, has had her work translated into half a dozen languages, has taught at Mills College, Naropa University and Otis Art Institute, and has been a nonprofit literary organization director for 20 of those years. Moriarty currently works as Deputy Director of Small Press Distribution in Berkeley.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Friday, March 7, 7:30 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall,
at the California College of the Arts,
1111--8th Street, San Francisco.

Andrew Choate was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina and educated at Northwestern University and CalArts. His latest book, Langquage Makes Plastic of the Body, was published by Palm Press in 2006. It includes a CD of his singing and reading. Pigs in Blankets, a radio play from 2004, and Spir-ahchoo!-ality, a sneeze-based recording from 2005, have been audially exhibited in London, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Rome and Yerevan. His writings on music and art have been published in d’Art International, Coda, Facsimile Magazine, Signal to Noise, Urb and the Wire since 1998. As “The Unwrinkled Ear,” he has hosted a weekly radio show since 1994; the current incarnation can be heard on from 21:00-22:30 PST, Thursdays. He is a member of The Little Fakers, an urban marionette collective.

Kenneth Goldsmith’s writing has been called some of the most “exhaustive and beautiful collage work yet produced in poetry” by Publishers Weekly. Goldsmith is the author of nine books of poetry, founding editor of the online archive UbuWeb (, and the editor of I’ll Be Your Mirror: The Selected Andy Warhol Interviews, which is the basis for an opera, Trans-Warhol, premiered in Geneva in March of 2007. An hour-long documentary on his work, sucking on words: Kenneth Goldsmith premiered at the British Library in 2007. Kenneth Goldsmith is the host of a weekly radio show on New York City’s WFMU. He teaches writing at The University of Pennsylvania, where he is a senior editor of PennSound, a online poetry archive. More about Goldsmith can be found on his author’s page at the University of Buffalo’s Electronic Poetry Center: