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Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 26

Book Talk: Ed Pavlić, Who Can Afford to Improvise?

readings & workshops
April 29

Poet Reading with Mark Doty

readings & workshops
April 29

Iroquios Raised Beading Workshop with James Kelly

exhibitions
May 4 -4

Exhibition: News from the Homefront, Recent Works by Jeff Morin

readings & workshops
May 10

Poetry Reading: Lindsay Daigle

readings & workshops
May 16

Poetry Reading: Mai Der Vang, author or Afterland

readings & workshops
June 6 -9

Intersite: Geopoetics of the Urban Garden and Beyond 

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 23 Saturday, April 23
1:00pm, $200 | $185 for members of either WPBC or Lynden Sculpture Garden

A poetry reading with Bernadette Mayer, Jennifer Karmin, and Philip Good.

Join us to celebrate the publication of Bernadette Mayer & Jennifer Karmin's collaborative chapbook, The Sexual Organs of the IRS & Other Poems (Convulsive Editions). 

 

Bernadette Mayer is the author of over 27 collections, including Ethics of Sleep (2011), The Helens of Troy, New York (2013), Eating The Colors Of A Lineup Of Words: The Early Books of Bernadette Mayer (2015). She has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and was the recipient of the 2014 Shelley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America. From 1980-1984, she served as director of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project. She founded and edited 0 to 9 journal, in addition to United Artists books and magazines. She has taught at the New School for Social Research, Naropa University, Long Island University, and Miami University.

 

Jennifer Karmin’s multidisciplinary projects have transpired across the U.S., Cuba, Japan, Kenya, and Europe. Venues for these pieces include: the Poetry Project (NY), the Walker Art Center (MN), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (CA), and Woodland Pattern Book Center (WI). A founding curator of the Red Rover Series, she teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and is the author of the text-sound epic Aaaaaaaaaaalice. Her poetry is widely published and featured in I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women, The &NOW Awards: The Best Innovative Writing, and the Iraq War chronicle 4000 Words 4000 Dead + Revolutionary Optimism: An American Elegy. This spring Convulsive Editions will release The Sexual Organs of the IRS & Other Poems, a collaborative chapbook with Bernadette Mayer.

 

Philip Good recently completed Poem A Month, 12 poems for each month with corresponding artwork. He is included in Infiltration, An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson River Valley and Helix Syntax, the 41st Summer Writing Program Magazine, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics, Naropa University. His work can also be found online at BigBridge, Exquisite Corpse, Tool and The Volta. He is the author of UNTITLED WRITINGS FROM A MEMBER OF THE BLANK GENERATION.