Innisfree This Week (Whoa whatt an upcoming week!)
Tuesday September 24th at 7PM - Weekly open Poetry Reading Hosted by Troy Suben.
Wednesday September 25th at 7PM - Peter Grandbois
Peter Grandbois is the author of The Gravedigger (Chronicle Books Read more ...
, 2006), THE ARSENIC LOBSTER: A HYBRID MEMOIR (Spuyten Duyvil, 2009), NAHOONKARA (Etruscan Press, 2011), and DOMESTIC DISTURBANCES (Subito Press, 2013). His essays and short stories have appeared in numerous journals and been shortlisted for both the Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays. In addition, his translation of San Juan: Memoir of a City (University of Wisconsin Press, 2007) was nominated for a PEN Translation award. He has served as a professor of creative writing and contemporary literature at California State University, and currently teaches at Denison University in Ohio.
Thursday September 26th at 7PM - Georgia Van Gunten and Ella Longpre
Georgia Van Gunten is a visual artist, poet, cyclist and animal lover. It has lived in Toledo Ohio, Ida Michigan, Austin Texas, Taos New Mexico and now Boulder Colorado. It has self published its own books of poetry and has written and performed its work since it was 7 years old. It thinks it'd be amazing at monster trucking; whatever that involves. It may be a creature that has yet to be defined, or it may not exist at all. Its current project is dedicated to the life and memory of Angie Zapata.
Ella Longpre is a writer and musician from Michigan, California, and Massachusetts. Her chapbook, The Odor of the Hoax Was Gone, was published by Monkey Puzzle Press this year. She can be found on Google. She can also be found in the woods.
Thursday September 26th at 8PM - &NOW Social Gathering
&NOW is a biennial traveling festival/conference that celebrates writing as a contemporary art form: literary art as it is practiced today by authors who consciously treat their work as a process that is aware of its own literary and extra-literary history, that is as much about its form and materials, language, communities, and practice as it is about its subject matter.
Friday September 27th at 4PM - &Now - Divinatory Poetics: Text, Ritual, Performance
Selah Saterstrom - Moderator
Selah Saterstrom is the author of The Pink Institution, a debut novel praised across the country for "letting gusts of fresh, tart air blow into the old halls of Southern Gothic" (Believer) and The Meat and Spirit Plan. A Mississippi native, she is currently on the faculty of The University of Denver's Creative Writing Program.
Julia Cohen is the author of Triggermoon Triggermoon (Black Lawrence Press, 2011) and Collateral Light, releasing this October from Brooklyn Arts Press. Her poems and lyric essays appear in journals like Kenyon review Online, DIAGRAM, Colorado Review, and Black Warrior Review.
Sommer Browning is the author of Either Way I'm Celebrating (Birds, LLC; 2011), a collection of poems and comics, The Presidents (And Other Jokes) (Future Tense Books, 2013), and various chapbooks. She runs the Bad Shadow Affair, a reading series in Denver, and with Tony Mancus she founded Flying Guillotine Press, a small poetry chapbook press.
JENNIFER DENROW is the author of two chapbooks. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Denver. She is the poetry editor at fireHabit Press and has stories forthcoming in The Iguana Review.
Friday September 27th at 6PM - &Now 2013 - A Whitman Sampler: New Poetry - An electric ecletic sampler of poetic multiplicity
Moderator: Martin Nakell
Martin Nakell’s writing cuts across genres, from fiction and poetry to prose poetry. His books include The Myth of Creation (1993), The Library of Thomas Rivka (1997), Two Fields that Face and Mirror Each Other (2001), Form (2005), and Settlement (2007). Awards include an NEA Interarts Grant and the Gertrude Stein Award in Poetry for 1996-1997; he was also a finalist in the New American Poetry Series for 1999. He teaches creative writing courses at Chapman, but is known as well for his courses on James Joyce and twentieth-century poetry. He leads an annual summer course to Italy. Nakell received a BA from Cal State Northridge, an MA from San Francisco State University, and a DA (Doctor of Arts) from SUNY Albany.
Born in New York City, MARGO BERDESHEVSKY has traveled the world. She currently is writing in Paris, where she is considering conversations with Madame de Sevigne’s ghost who lurks, maybe, in the courtyard. Her newest collection of poetry is “BETWEEN SOUL & STONE” (Sheep Meadow Press/2011.) Her book of illustrated stories, “BEAUTIFUL SOON ENOUGH” (University of Alabama Press/ 2009) received the American Book Review/Ronald Sukenick Award for Innovative Fiction. Her poetry collection, “BUT A PASSAGE IN WILDERNESS,” was published by Sheep Meadow Press in 2007.
Joshua Corey will publish two new books in 2014: BEAUTIFUL SOUL (Spuyten Duyvil), a novel, and his fourth poetry collection, THE BARONS AND OTHER POEMS (Omnidawn Publishing). His other poetry collections are SEVERANCE SONGS (Tupelo Press, 2011), FOURIER SERIES (Spineless Books, 2005), and SELAH (Barrow Street Press, 2003). He lives in Evanston, Illinois with his family and teaches English at Lake Forest College.
Mark DuCharme is the author of four previous books of poetry: Answer (BlazeVOX, 2011), The Sensory Cabinet (BlazeVOX, 2007), Infinity Subsections (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2004), and Cosmopolitan Tremble (Pavement Saw, 2002), as well as numerous chapbooks. The Found Titles Project was published electronically in 2009 by Ahadada Books. His poetry and essays on poetics have appeared widely. DuCharme, who has taught in the Summer Writing Program of the Jack Kerouac School at Naropa University, lives, writes, works and teaches along Colorado’s Front Range. He has also recently launched a Web site: http://mark-ducharme.com.Poet / Adjunct Faculty / Consultant, Front Range Community College
Deborah Meadows teaches as an Emerita faculty member in the Liberal Studies department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She lives with her husband Howard Stover in Los Angeles’ Arts District/Little Tokyo. Her recent collections of poetry are Translation, the bass accompaniment – Selected Poems (Shearsman Press, 2013), Saccade Patterns (BlazeVOX books, 2011), How, the means (Mindmade Books, 2010), Depleted Burden Down (Factory School, 2009), Goodbye Tissues (Shearsman Press, 2009). Other works of poetry include: involutia (Shearsman Press, UK, 2007), The Draped Universe (Belladonna Books, 2007), Thin Gloves (Green Integer, 2006), Representing Absence (Green Integer, 2004), Itinerant Men (Krupskaya, 2004), and two chapbooks, Growing Still (Tinfish Press, 2005) and “The 60′s and 70′s: from The Theory of Subjectivity in Moby-Dick” (Tinfish Press, 2003). Her Electronic Poetry Center author page is located: http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/meadows/
Emerita faculty, California State Polytechnic Univ., Pomona
Mark Spitzer is assistant professor of writing at the University of Central Arkansas, managing editor of the Exquisite Corpse Annual, and a lifelong, passionate fisherman. He’s the author of a number of novels, story
collections, poetry, and translations, and a past resident of Paris’s famous Shakespeare and Company bookstore. He was a recent guest and gar guide on a television episode of Animal Planet’s River Monsters.
Tony Trigilio is a member of the Core Poetry Faculty and co-edits the poetry journal Court Green. He holds a Ph.D. in English from Northeastern University in Boston. He is the author of the book-length poem White Noise (forthcoming, Apostrophe Books, 2013); the poetry collections Historic Diary (BlazeVOX Books, 2011) and The Lama’s English Lessons (Three Candles Press, 2006); the chapbooks With the Memory, Which is Enormous (Main Street Rag Press, 2009) and Make a Joke and I Will Sigh and You Will Laugh and I Will Cry (e-chap, Scantily Clad Press, 2008); and two books of criticism, Allen Ginsberg’s Buddhist Poetics (new version released in paperback by Southern Illinois University press in 2012) and “Strange Prophecies Anew”: Rereading Apocalypse in Blake, H.D., and Ginsberg (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2000). With Tim Prchal, he co-edited the anthology Visions and Divisions: American Immigration Literature, 1870-1930 (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Tony’s poems have been anthologized widely, including most recently in The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press, 2012), A Face to Meet the Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry (University of Akron Press, 2012), City of the Big Shoulders: An Anthology of Chicago Poetry (University of Iowa Press, 2012), Villanelles (Knopf/Everyman’s Library, 2012), Starting Today: 100 Poems for Obama’s First 100 Days (University of Iowa Press, 2010), and The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century (Cracked Slab Books, 2006).
Tony’s research interests are in modern and postmodern U.S. poetry, cultural studies, romanticism, immigration literature, and Beat Generation literature. He has published critical essays in the collections Reconstructing the Beats (ed. Jennie Skerl; Palgrave/MacMillan, 2004) and Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation (Rutgers University Press, 2002). His articles and book reviews have appeared in journals such as American Literature, Boston Review, Modern Language Studies, Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, The William Carlos Williams Review, and others.
He recorded and toured as a member of Drumming On Glass. Recent compositions are at: http://www.starve.org/tony-music.html.
Tony received a 2009 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry, and is a past recipient of Faculty Development Grants, a Technology Fellows Grant, and a Curriculum Diversity Grant from Columbia College Chicago. He was Columbia College Distinguished Scholar from 2009-2011.
Saturday September 28th at 1PM – Boulder Open Poetry Reading in Conjunction with the International 100,000 Poets for Change Events
Boulder Open Poetry Reading in Conjunction with the International 100,000 Poets for Change Events at Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & Cafe Store & Cafe at 1203 13th St.
in Boulder, CO 80302
Hosted by M. D. Friedman with the Poets’ Co-op and Elyse Brownell with the Bouldering Poets.
Saturday September 28th at 5PM - &Now Unlikely Books
Unlikely Books, the print arm of www.UnlikleyStories.org, will celebrate the release of its two Fall 2013 titles: pleth, a textual-visual poetic call-and-response collaboration between j/j hastain and Marthe Reed, and We’ll See Who Seduces Whom, a graphic longpoem illustrated by David Aronson and written by Tom Bradley.