SEGUE READING SERIES
@ BOWERY POETRY CLUB
Saturdays: 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
308 BOWERY, NYC, just north of Houston
****$6 admission goes to support the readers****
Fall / Winter 2008-2009
The Segue Reading Series is made possible by the support of The Segue Foundation. For more information, please visit bowerypoetry.com, or call (212) 614-0505. Curators: Oct.-Nov., Christina Strong & Alan Davies, Dec.-Jan., Evelyn Reilly & Thom Donovan.
OCTOBER 4 E. TRACY GRINELL & HEATHER FULLER
E. Tracy Grinnell is the author of Some Clear Souvenir and Music or Forgetting, as well as the limited edition chapbooks Leukadia (forthcoming), Quadriga, a collaboration with Paul Foster Johnson, Of the Frame, and Harmonics. She lives in Brooklyn where she teaches writing and edits Litmus Press and Aufgabe, an annual journal of poetry and translations. Heather Fuller's works include perhaps this is a rescue fantasy, Dovecote, and Startle Response. She is one of five poets featured on the narrow house recordings CD Women in the Avant Garde. She lives in Baltimore.
OCTOBER 11 MICHAEL GOTTLIEB & MITCH HIGHFILL
Michael Gottlieb is the author of thirteen books of poetry, most recently: The Likes Of Us. His essays on Jackson Mac Low and Proust are available at www.chax.com/eoagh.com. His long essay, "Jobs Of The Poets," is available at jacketmagazine.com. Later this year Faux/Other will publish his memoir, excerpts of which are now available at the online magazine mark(s). Mitch Highfill is the author of Moth Light and Rebis. He recently performed parts of Moth Light accompanied by Natalia Paruz, also known as The Saw Lady. Recent work has appeared in OCHO and Critiphoria.
OCTOBER 18 TED PEARSON & DREW GARDNER
Ted Pearson is the author of sixteen books of poetry, including Evidence: 1975-1989, Planetary Gear, Songs Aside: 1992â€“2002, and Encryptions. He also co-edits markszine.com and is a co-author of The Grand Piano. He lives in Redlands, California. Drew Gardner's books are Petroleum Hat and Sugar Pill. He lives in Harlem. He does musical collaborations with poets and conducts the Poetics Orchestra.
OCTOBER 25 PETER CULLEY & CARLA HARRYMAN
Peter Culley lives in South Wellington, British Columbia. His books include The Climax Forest, Hammertown, and The Age of Briggs & Stratton. Carla Harryman's Adorno's Noise will be released from Essay Press this fall. Recent publications include the book length poem Open Box, the novel Gardener of Stars, Baby, and the special edition Toujours l'Ã©pine es sous la rose. Harryman is co-editor of Lust for Life: On the Writings of Kathy Acker and a co-author of The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography, San Francisco, 1975â€“1980.
NOVEMBER 1 tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE & DARREN WERSHLER
tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE is sitting next to you right now. Depending. Darren Wershler lives in Toronto and teaches new media and media history at Wilfrid Laurier University. His most recent books are The Iron Whim: A Fragmented History Of Typewriting, and Apostrophe (with Bill Kennedy).
NOVEMBER 8 KATHLEEN FRAZER & ALLISON COBB
Kathleen Fraser teaches at CCA/SF and annually migrates to Rome where she and NYC painter Hermine Ford recently showed wall texts from their on-going collaboration ii ss at Pratt Architecture Institute. (Pieces from this show currently up at Melville House, Dumbo/Brooklyn). Recent books: 20th Century, hi dde violeth i dde violet, Discrete Categories Forced Into Coupling, and W I T N E S S (artist book with Nancy Tokar Miller.) Allison Cobb is the author of Born2 and is at work on a long piece about the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. She was born in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and now lives in Brooklyn.
NOVEMBER 15 STEVE MCCAFFREY & KAREN MAC CORMAC
Steve McCaffery is the author of more than 21 volumes of poetry and four books of theory and criticism. His most recent title is Slightly Left of Thinking: Poems, Texts and Postcognitions. He lives in Buffalo where he is the David Gray Professor of Poetry and Letters at the University at Buffalo. Karen Mac Cormack is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry. Her most recent publication *Implexures* (the Complete Edition) was published in 2008 by Chax Press/West House Books.
NOVEMBER 22 KIT ROBINSON & BERNADETTE MAYER
Kit Robinson is a co-author of The Grand Piano: An Experiment in Collective Autobiography, San Francisco, 1975-1980. His books include The Messianic Trees: Selected Poems (forthcoming), 9:45, The Crave, and Democracy Boulevard. Kit lives in Berkeley. Bernadette Mayer is the author of Memory, Studying Hunger, A Bernadette Mayer Reader, Midwinter Day, and many other works. Forthcoming in 2008: Poetry State Forest, The Cave with Clark Coolidge, and Ethics Of Sleep.
NOVEMBER 29 NO READINGSâ€”Happy holiday!
DECEMBER 6 LESLIE SCALAPINO & ARNOLD J. KEMP
Leslie Scalapino is the author of thirty books of poetry, inter-genre fiction, and criticism. Among recent works are Day Ocean State of Starsâ€™ Night and Itâ€™s go in horizontal/Selected Poems 1974-2006. Arnold J. Kemp is a visual artist and writer. His writing has appeared in Callaloo, Three Rivers Poetry Journal, Agni Review, Mirage #4 Period(ical), River Styx, Nocturnes, and Art Journal. In 2005 and 2007, Small Press Traffic commissioned two of his plays/performances for the San Francisco Poets Theater.
DECEMBER 13 STACY DORIS & DAWN LUNDY MARTIN
Stacy Doris' books include Cheerleader's Guide to the World: Council Book, Knot, Conference, Paramour, and Kildare. She also writes books in French and co-edited collections of new French poetry in translation. With Lisa Robertson, she is currently in the process of making audio recordings of 18th-century perfumes. Dawn Lundy Martin was awarded the 2006 Cave Canem Poetry Prize for A Gathering of Matter/A Matter of Gathering. She is also the author of The Morning Hour, selected in 2003 for the Poetry Society of Americaâ€™s National Chapbook Fellowship.
DECEMBER 20 LARRY FAGIN & KYLE SCHLESINGER
Larry Fagin's most recent publication is Dig & Delve, a collaboration with the artist Trevor Winkfield. He is the co-publisher of Adventures in Poetry books and the founder of Danspace, the dance program at St. Mark's Church In-the-Bowery. Kyle Schlesingerâ€™s books include The Pink, Hello Helicopter and Schablone Berlin with Caroline Koebel. With Thom Donovan and Michael Cross, he edits ON, a poetics journal that focuses on contemporaries.
DECEMBER 27 & JANUARY 3 NO READINGS-Happy holidays!