The Social Mark (I): Poetry Readings
Rodrigo Toscano, Jeff Derksen, Louis Cabri, David Buuck, Mark Nowak, Alan Gilbert, Kristin Prevallet, Laura Elrick, Joshua Schuster, Carol Mirakove, Jules Boykoff, Kaia Sand
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Friday, February 28, 2003
"[T]here cannot be a situation where the writer creates something that does not carry its social mark."—Osip Brik
Rodrigo Toscano’s three books include: The Disparities (Green Integer) and Partisans (O Books) and Platform (Atelos). Recent poetry can be found in Open Letter, Cross Cultural Poetics, the upcoming Anthology of Brazilian and American Poetry, Cities of Chance (Rattapallax), and an Audio CD compilation by Kenning Audio Editions. His work has been translated into German, Portuguese and Spanish. Toscano is originally from California (San Diego & San Francisco). He has been living in NYC for four years where he works at the Labor Institute.
Jeff Derksen is author of the forthcoming Transnational Muscle Cars and of But Could I Make a Living From It (hole, 2000). He is the author of Dwell (Talonbooks, 1993) and Down Time (Talonbooks, 1990), a past editor of Writing magazine, and a founding member of the Kootenay School of Writing. He is currently a Fulbright scholar living in Brooklyn.
Louis Cabri is author of The Mood Embosser (Toronto: Coach House Books, 2001), a selection of poems written during the 'nineties. He curated the poets' dialogue series PhillyTalks (http://phillytalks.org) and recently co-edited two special issues of Open Letter magazine of letters to/from poets (available online, http://www.arts.uwo.ca/openlet/11.3/). He currently teaches at the Alberta College of Art and Design, and is completing a Ph.D. in English at the University of Pennsylvania.
David Buuck lives in Oakland, where he co-edits Tripwire, a journal of poetics, with Yedda Morrison.
Mark Nowak is author of -revenants- (coffee house press) and editor of
-XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics- . Recent poetry appears in -hambone-, -tripwire-, & -west coast line-. His essay, "'to commit suicide in buffalo is redundant': music and death in zero city, 1982-82," is forthcoming in -goth: undead subculture- (Duke UP).
Alan Gilbert’s writings on poetry, art, and politics have appeared in a number of publications, including Afterimage, Boston Review, and Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics. Recent poems have appeared in The Baffler, The Germ, and First Intensity. He lives in New York City, where he edits FYI, a quarterly arts magazine published by the New York Foundation for the Arts.
Kristin Prevallet is the author of Scratch Sides: Poetry, Documentation, and Image-Text Projects (Skanky Possum, 2002). She is also the author of The Parasite Poems (Barque Press Chapbook, 1999) and Perturbation, My Sister (First Intensity Press, 1997). She is working on several writing projects with visual artists, most recently with Annemie Maes's People's Database. Her essays and poetry have appeared in several magazines including Jacket, Chain, Poetry New York, and The Chicago Review. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Laura Elrick's poetry and essays have appeared in numerous places, including Tripwire, Combo, The Tangent, Crayon, Torquere (Canada), and Quid (UK). She lives in New York City where she is a co-curator for the Segue on the Bowery reading series. Her first book sKincerity is forthcoming from Krupskaya in June 2003.
Joshua Schuster is currently a graduate student in English at University of
Pennsylvania. He recently contributed "the word 'you'," addressed to Benjamin Hollander, for Open Letter (Eleventh Series, No. 3, Fall 2001).
Carol Mirakove is the author of temporary tattoos (BabySelf Press, 2002) and WALL (ixnay press, 1999). She is a founding member of the subpress collective, with whom she published Fractured Humorous by Edwin Torres. Poems from her series Fuck the Polis (Los Angeles, California: 1999-2001) are forthcoming in xconnect and Tool: A Magazine. She works in technology and lives in Brooklyn.
Jules Boykoff lives in the Washington, DC area where he co-edits THE TANGENT, a zine of politics and the arts, co-curates the In Your Ear poetry reading series at the DC Arts Center, and co-hosts the weekly DC radio program "Roots & Culture." Poems have appeared recently or are forthcoming in ANTENNAE, COMBO, KENNING, LIPSTICK ELEVEN, & POM2.
Kaia Sand co-edits the Tangent, a zine of politics and the arts; co-curates the _In Your Ear_ poetry series in Washington DC; and
teaches at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Most recently, poems appear in Bivouac, Kenning, Lipstick 11, Antennae, and Anomaly. A book of poems _Interval_ is forthcoming with Edge Books.
Aaron Levy, Louis Cabri
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