March 3, 2013
at Timken Hall, California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street, San Francisco, CA
event begins at 5pm
reading starts at 5:30pm
In the wake of a previous collaboration, Art Colony Survivor, poets Norma Cole and Kevin Killian reunite for a second production for San Francisco Poets Theater and Small Press Traffic.
Time, the present. On earth things are in a foul way, and the Pulitzer Prize office in New York is in a terrible state, hellbent on giving a third Pulitzer for poetry to an author who didn’t deserve the two she already has! In the afterlife, poet Barbara Guest, still slightly miffed at the whole Ron Padgett-David Shapiro “New York School Poets” anthology of 1970 that omitted her entirely, decides to try to rewrite injustice and rounds up her Bosley and her “Angels” (the poets Leslie Scalapino, kari edwards, and Stacy Doris) to infiltrate the inner workings of the poetry infrastructure and award the prize to a candidate more worthy. Afterglow is a light comedy with bittersweet edges, a hilarious piece about the things that make you cry. With a topnotch cast that includes Lindsey Boldt, Brent Cunningham, Ryan Funk, Brett Goodroad, Clifford Hengst, Tanya Hollis, Karla Milosevich, Christian Nagler, Stephen Novotny, Laurie Reid, Annie Rovzar, Jocelyn Saidenberg, Wayne Smith, Erika Staiti, Suzanne Stein and Sara Wintz. Directed by the authors, with dance direction by Mr. Nagler and designs by Matthew Gordon.