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Event Calendar
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exhibitions
November 28 - Jan 31

Vanessa German: Defiant Show of Unity

performances
December 13

Performance & Opening Reception: Vanessa German

film & video
December 14

Film Screening: Riverwest Film & Video by Emir Cakaroz

performances
December 20

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
December 22

Community Reading: Midwinter Day

readings & workshops
January 6

Workshop: Verbs as Images/Images as Verbs

special events
January 26 -27

25th Annual Poetry Marathon & Benefit

Archived readings & workshops
Apr 23 Saturday, April 23
10:00am, $10 | FREE for those who pledge a reader for $35 or more

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.