an evening with Claudia Rankine and Karen Green

Please join us for a magical night.

at California College of the Arts, Timken Hall
1111 8th Street SF 94107

Doors open at 5pm/reading starts at 5:30pm

admission: $10-25 sliding scale
SPT Members and CCA students FREE


ABOUT CLAUDIA RANKINE
Claudia Rankine is the author of Citizen: An American Lyric; Don’t Let Me Be Lonely; Plot; The End of the Alphabet; and Nothing in Nature is Private. She won the PEN Open Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry—for Citizen, the first book ever to be named a finalist in both the poetry and criticism categories. In 2014 she was a National Book Award Finalist, and received Poets & Writers’ Jackson Poetry Prize. Citizen also holds the distinction of being the only poetry book to be a NY Times bestseller in the nonfiction category. Rankine co-edited the anthologies The Racial Imaginary: Writers on Race in the Life of the Mind and American Women Poets in the 21st Century: Where Lyric Meets Language, and her work is included in several anthologies, including Great American Prose Poems: From Poe to the Present, Best American Poetry 2001, Giant Step: African American Writing at the Crossroads of the Century, and The Garden Thrives: Twentieth Century African-American Poetry.


ABOUT KAREN GREEN
Karen Green is an artist and writer living and working in Northern California. She is the author of Bough Down. You can find her work atbeautifulcrap.com.

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Obsessions: a talk with Elaine Kahn

the Obsessions talk series is about one writer’s obsession and the ways in which it informs their practice.

admission $6-10 sliding scale/ members free. No one turned away for lack of funds.

November 22, 2015: doors open at 5pm; event begins at 5:30pm

ABOUT ELAINE KAHN
Elaine Kahn is an artist born in Evanston, Illinois and currently based in Oakland, California. She received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a BFA from California College of the Arts. Elaine’s music project, Horsebladder, has releases on Ecstatic Peace, Night People, and Hot Releases. She is the author of several chapbooks, most recently A Voluptuous Dream During an Eclipse (Poor Claudia, 2012). Elaine is a founding member of the P.Splash Puppet Collective and managing editor of the small press Flowers & Cream. A full length collection of her poetry, Women in Public was published by City Lights Books in 2015.

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Monica McClure & Trisha Low

Please join us for this stellar line up at Artist Television Access on November 15, 2015

doors open at 5pm/event begins at 5:30pm

Admission $6-10 sliding scale/members free


Monica McClure is a writer and performer based in New York. She is the author of Tender Data (Birds LLC, 2015); and chapbooks Mala (Poor Claudia, 2014); Mood Swing (Snacks Press, 2013).

Trisha Low is the a poet and performer. She is the author of The Compleat Purge (Kenning Editions, 2013). She lives in Oakland and is currently working on a book entitled Socialist Realism.

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a reading and conversation with Monica McClure and Trisha Low

Please join us for this stellar line up.

 

at Artist Television Access November 15th : Doors open at 5:00pm/reading at 5:30pm
Admission $6-10 sliding scale/members free

Monica McClure is a writer and performer based in New York. She is the author of Tender Data (Birds LLC, 2015); and chapbooks Mala (Poor Claudia, 2014); Mood Swing (Snacks Press, 2013).

Trisha Low is the a poet and performer. She is the author of The Compleat Purge (Kenning Editions, 2013). She lives in Oakland and is currently working on a book entitled Socialist Realism.

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a reading and conversation with Janice Lee and Magdalena Zurawski

admission $6-10 sliding scale/ members free. No one turned away for lack of funds.

ABOUT JANICE LEE
Janice Lee is a writer, artist, editor, designer, and instructor. She is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), Daughter (Jaded Ibis, 2011), Damnation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2013) a book-length meditation on the films of Béla Tarr, Reconsolidation (Penny-Ante Editions, 2015), and The Sky Isn’t Blue (Civil Coping Mechanisms, Forthcoming 2016). She also has several chapbooks Red Trees, Fried Chicken Dinner (Parrot/Insert Press), The Other Worlds (Eohippus Labs), and The Transparent As Witness (Solar Luxuriance), a collaboration with Will Alexander. She currently lives in Los Angeles where she is Editor of the #RECURRENTNovel Series for Jaded Ibis Press, Assistant Editor at Fanzine, Executive Editor of Entropy, and CEO/Founder of POTG Design. She currently teaches web development to low-income women at Codetalk and Critical Studies at CalArts. She can be found online at http://janicel.com/

ABOUT MAGDALENA ZURAWSKI
Magdalena Zurawski’s poetry collection, Companion Animal, was published in 2015 by Litmus Press. Her novel, The Bruise (FC2 2008) won both the Ronald Sukenick Prize for innovative fiction and the LAMBDA Award for Lesbian Debut Fiction. Her online column on teaching aesthetics after Ferguson can be viewed at Jacket2. Zurawski teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Georgia.

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Obsessions: a conversation with Eileen Myles

the Obsessions talk series is about one writer’s obsession and the ways in which it informs their practice. In this iteration Eileen Myles will lead an an improvisational q & a.

Audience members are required to come with questions for Myles: the sky is the limit. About her work. About life. About politics. About sex and love. About obsessions. Theirs, hers.

admission $6-10 sliding scale/ members free. No one turned away for lack of funds.

ABOUT EILEEN MYLES
(photo by Libby Lewis)

Eileen Myles was born in Boston (1949) and moved to New York in 1974 to be a poet. Snowflake/different streets (poems, 2012) is the latest of her 18 books. Inferno (a poet’s novel) came out in 2010. For The Importance of Being Iceland/travel essays in art she received a Warhol/Creative Capital grant. In 2010 the Poetry Society of America awarded Eileen the Shelley Prize. She is a Prof. Emeritus of Writing at UC San Diego. She’s a 2012 Guggenheim fellow. She lives in New York.

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10.6.15: Spahr, Walton & Lo

Small Press Traffic, in collaboration with Intersection for the Arts presents this special 50/50 reading paying tribute to reviving the spirit of Intersection’s Tuesday night poetry jams.

For decades, the Tuesday Night Poetry Series by Intersection for the Arts gathered poets, “to share their newest writings in an informal, welcoming, and at times, raucous setting.”

The new Tenderloin Museum will host four Tuesday nights, featuring legacy poets and writers, community organizations, and emerging young artists pioneering poetry, experimentation, and praxis in dynamic new ways. 50/50 Poetry Nights seeks to celebrate Intersection’s 50 years of programming which continues to serve artists in exploring diverse art forms and experimentation.

TUESDAY OCTOBER 6TH
Tenderloin Museum
398 Eddy Street San Francisco
event begins at 7:30pm

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Juliana Spahr is a poet, critic, and editor. She is the recipient of the 2009 Hardison Poetry Prize awarded by the Folger Shakespeare Library to honor a U.S. poet whose art and teaching demonstrate great imagination and daring. Spahr received the National Poetry Series Award for her first collection of poetry, Response. Her most recent book is the novel An Army of Lovers written with David Buuck and published by City Lights. Her many titles include, Well Then There Now, The Transformation, This Connection of Everyone with Lungs, Fuck You-Aloha-I Love You, and Everybody’s Autonomy: Connective Reading and Collective Identity. Wiith Jena Osman, Spahr edits the book series Chain Links,and with nineteen other poets she edits the collectively funded Subpress. The editor of numerous critical anthologies, she teaches at Mills College.

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At 13 years old, Justin Walton has a love for the literary arts that keeps him writing and rhyming daily. He is guided not only by this love, but his strong sense of social justice. His pieces address disparities between race, gender and economics. He is passionate about his African American culture and strives to learn as much as he can about his history. As a native of Oakland and a member of Young, Gifted and Black, he is 100 percent committed to his community and making sure he spreads his vision of social justice with everyone.

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Cheena Marie Lo co-founded the Manifest Reading and Workshop Series. They are the author of chapbooks NO FILTER (Aggregate Space 2014), Ephemera & Atmospheres (Belladonna* 2014). Their first book, A Series of Un/Natural/Disasters, is forthcoming from Commune Editions in 2016.

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SAVE THE DATES FOR FALL 2015

We are very excited to announce this season before us, bringing some of experimental writings most dynamic thinkers to you! Along with our monthly readings and seasonal workshop, we’re launching two new initiatives:

1)Obsessions: an informal talk about one writer’s obsession and how it informs their practice; and

2)Dinner Talks: a creative conversation about issues impacting the writing community, based on the work of Lois Weaver

We hope you can join us for everything!

SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
a reading & conversation with HUGO GARCIA-MANRIQUEZ & DOLORES DORANTES

SEPTEMBER 27, 2015
OBSESSIONS: a talk by CA CONRAD
OCTOBER 6TH, 2015
In partnership with Intersection for the Arts 50/50 programming at the Tenderloin Museum a reading and conversation with
JULIANA SPAHR, CHEENA MARIE LO & JUSTIN WALTON

OCTOBER 15, 2015
OBSESSIONS: a talk by Eileen Myles

OCTOBER 18, 2015
a reading & conversation with JANICE LEE & MAGDALENA ZURAWSKI

NOVEMBER DATES TBA
an online workshop with BHANU KAPIL

NOVEMBER 15, 2015
a reading & conversation with MONICA MCCLURE & TRISHA LOW

NOVEMBER 22, 2015
OBSESSIONS: a talk by ELAINE KAHN

DECEMBER 6, 2015
a reading & conversation with CLAUDIA RANKINE & KAREN GREEN

DECEMBER 13, 2015
DINNER TALKS: a conversation about race in the the experimental writing community guided by MG ROBERTS & WENDY TREVINO

 

All events, unless otherwise noted, are at:
Artists’ Television Access
992 Valencia St (at 21st) SF

Doors open at 5pm, readings begin 5:30.

Please consider becoming a member of SPT. Members get into all readings free! Non-member admission is $6-10. No one turned away for lack of funds.

 

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Leslie Scalapino Lecture in 21st Century Poetics with Ronaldo Wilson

June 7th, 2015
@Grad Writing Studio, CCA 195 de Haro SF
Door opens at 5:00pm/event begins @5:30pm

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The Leslie Scalapino Memorial Lecture in 21st Century Poetics is an annual lecture series hosted by Small Press Traffic with a focus on critical analysis of innovative poetry, essays, plays and cross-genre work primarily by women poets. The series invites contemporary writers to present their work in the spirit exemplified by Scalapino’s own critical writing and editorial vision as publisher of O Books.

We are thrilled to feature innovative thinker and dynamic performer Ronaldo Wilson for this year’s lecture.

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Ronaldo V. Wilson is the author of Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man and Poems of the Black Object. His latest book Farther Traveler: Poetry, Prose, Other is forthcoming. He is an assistant professor of Literature and Creative Writing at U.C. Santa Cruz.

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SAVE THE DATE!

Save the date for the best garden party reading marathon of the summer. Saturday June 27th: 12pm-12am.

 

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