Friday, September 17, 2010

Zolf, Wolach & Shaw for Tangent, Oct 16

I'll be reading in Portland for the really wonderfulTangent reading series, curated by Jules Boykoff, Kaia Sand, & Rodney Koeneke. I'm honored to be reading alonside Rachel Zolf & B.T. Shaw, two fantastic poets who will give me good cover. October 16. Hold the date. Please join us!

The email announcement, from Tangent:

Tangent is pleased to host an investigative poetry extravaganza on SATURDAY, 16 October at 7 PM. All three writers use poetry as a way of investigating on-the-ground political history. New York-based poet and performer RACHEL ZOLF will be joined by Olympia writer and teacher DAVID WOLACH and local poet, editor, and teacher B.T. SHAW. The event will take place at our usual spot, the Clinton Corner Cafe. Admission is free.  

Clinton Corner Cafe, 2633 SE 21st Ave. (@ Clinton), Portland 
Admission is free. 

B.T. SHAW lives in Portland, where she edits the Poetry column for The Oregonian. Her first collection, This Dirty Little Heart (Eastern Washington University Press, 2008), won the 2007 Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry. She teaches atPortland State University and the Independent Publishing Resource Center (despite her wariness of staplers). 

DAVID WOLACH is editor of Wheelhouse Magazine & Press and an active participant in Nonsite Collective. His most recent books are Occultations (Black Radish Books, 2010), the multi-media transliteration plus chapbook, Prefab EulogiesVolume 1: Nothings Houses (BlazeVox [books], 2010), the full-length Hospitalogy (chapbook forth. from Scantily Clad Press, 2010), and book alter(ed) (Ungovernable Press, 2009). A former union organizer and performing artist, Wolach’s work often begins as site-specific and interactive performance and ends up as shaped, written language. Wolach is professor of text arts, poetics, and aesthetics at The Evergreen State College, and visiting professor in Bard College’s Workshop In Language & Thinking. 

RACHEL ZOLF’s poetic practice explores interrelated materialist questions concerning memory, history, knowledge, subjectivity and the conceptual limits of language and meaning. She is particularly interested in how ethics founders on the shoals of the political. Her fourth full-length book, Neighbour Procedure, was released by Coach House Books in 2010. Previous collections include Human Resources (Coach House), which won the 2008 Trillium Book Award for Poetry, Masque (The Mercury Press), Shoot & Weep (Nomados), from Human Resources (Belladonna books) and Her absence, this wanderer (BuschekBooks). Born in Toronto, Canada, she lives in Brooklyn.

Plus, from the ever-colorful blog of Rodney's, "Modern Americans," here's the lineup (I had to include this despite duplication, if simply for the sheer color of it all...):

Sunday, October 3 ROBERT MITTENTHAL & STANDARD SCHAEFER 7:30 PM, Spare Room, Concordia Coffee House, 2909 NE Alberta St.
Saturday,October 16 RACHEL ZOLF & DAVID WOLACH 7 PM,Tangent, Clinton Corner Cafe, SE 21st Ave. & ClintonStreet

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