Sunday, May 25, 2008

This weekend: Aggrrrression Conference!

Aggression: a conference on contemporary poetics & political antagonism
Coming up on May 30 & 31

for conference schedule, panel descriptions and advance readings & materials, please see the conference site. please note that Saturday's events will take place on the Oakland campus of CCA.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Friday May 23: Jennifer Firestone & Matthew Shenoda

Friday, May 23, 7:30 p.m.

Jennifer Firestone, a SF poet currently living in Brooklyn, is the author of the book Holiday (Shearsman Books, 2008), and the chapbooks Waves (Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs, 2007), from Flashes (Sona Books, 2006), and snapshot (Sona Books, 2004). Jennifer’s work has appeared in numerous journals, including How2, 14 Hills, 580 Split, Boog City, MIPOesias, Can We Have Our Ball Back, Dusie and Moria. She is the co-editor of the anthology Letters To Poets: Conversations About Poetics, Politics and Community, forthcoming from Saturnalia Books, and she is Poet in Residence at Eugene Lang College at the New School University.

Matthew Shenoda is a faculty member in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University. Author of Somewhere Else, winner of the 2007 Hala Maksoud Award for Emerging Voice, and a 2006 American Book Award, his latest collection, Seasons of Lotus, Seasons of Bone, will be published in 2009 from BOA Editions.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Donate to Community Thrift & SPT wins

SPT is on the verge of losing its connection to Community Thrift, which raises about $500 for SPT annually. We need to sell at least $200 in donated goods by June 1st or they will cut off our ties. Please donate all you can and pass this info far and wide. It is important that you earmark the revenues for SPT at the time of donation. Please spring clean for SPT!

Monday, May 5, 2008

This Friday at SPT: Miranda Mellis & Dawn Lundy Martin

Friday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Timken Lecture Hall 7:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be served

Miranda Mellis is the author of The Revisionist (Calamari Press) and a founding editor at The Encyclopedia Project. Her work has appeared in Harper's, Tin House, Post Road, Fence, McSweeney's, and elsewhere. She is a recipient of the John Hawkes Prize in Fiction and an NEH grant. In her former life as an aerialist in the tiniest circus in the world, she toured with Sister Spit in 1998. She teaches at the California College of the Arts.

A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering, Dawn Lundy Martin's new poetry collection, published by the University of Georgia Press, won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize in 2006. Dawn is completing
her Ph.D. in English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and is an assistant professor in the English Department, University of Pittsburgh. She is the co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation, a national organization for young feminists.

Unless otherwise noted, events are $5-10, sliding scale, free to current SPT members and CCA faculty, staff, and students.
There's no better time to join SPT!

Unless otherwise noted, our events are presented in Timken Lecture Hall
California College of the Arts 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco
(just off the intersection of 16th & Wisconsin).
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